You Could Spend Hours In The Giant Pumpkin Patch At Carrigan Farms In North Carolina

Visiting a pumpkin patch when you’re a small child is practically a rite of passage anywhere you live – even in the city. Further still, making the trek to a local farm with your kids is at least as fun for mom and dad as it is for the kiddos. While some people prefer to find a roadside stand and choose from a variety of pumpkins already plucked from the fields, others want that quintessential fall experience of perusing the crop and finding the perfect gourd all on their own.

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Carrigan Farms Pumpkin Patch Hayrides begin October 1 and run through the end of October. The public hayrides are available Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and depart every 15 minutes, and Tuesday through Thursday at 2 p.m., 3 p .m. and 4 p.m. The rides and pumpkin patch time last 45 minutes to an hour. Be sure to bring cash or check, no credit cards are accepted! Learn more from this link on the official website for Carrigan Farms.

Address: 1261 Oakridge Farm Highway, Mooresville, NC, 28115

For more fun, family-oriented fall activities in the Tar Heel State, check out this list of seven of the best corn mazes in North Carolina!