Get ready for hayrides, sweet treats, and all the pumpkins you can haul.
If your Google search history is full of things like "pumpkin recipes," "best pumpkin decorating ideas," and "best pumpkin farms near me," that can mean one thing and one thing only: It's fall! Here, we're hoping to help you out with at least one of those queries by sharing our favorite pumpkin patches from all over the country.
Our list has everything you need to enjoy the perfect family outing this fall. At each of these destinations, you'll find tons of pumpkins ready to be picked, baked into the best pumpkin cookies, carved (or painted!) for Halloween, or displayed proudly on your front porch. But that's just half of the experience at most of our top picks. Included in your pumpkin-filled excursion are autumn treats, intricate corn mazes, and numerous other festive activities in which to partake. There are even a few tug-of-war competitions to be had out there. (No matter where you go or what you do, keep in mind that some farms are modifying their events for health and safety reasons during COVID-19.)
Not interested in taking any pumpkins home with you? There are still plenty of reasons to add a pumpkin patch visit to your autumn bucket list this year—and sometimes, the drive alone is worth the trip. You'll also find fun kids' fairs, best Halloween festivals, cider tastings, and other wonderful attractions at these farms and orchards that'll delight your children and you.
But personally, it's the scenery that always has us coming back for more. If you go for the eye candy alone, you won't be disappointed—just be sure to pack a camera.