It’s cool and crisp outside. The sun is rising a little later and setting a little earlier. The Crockpot has found its way to the countertop. This means one thing – fall is here! With fall comes some really great outdoor activities to do with the kiddos. A necessity of the season is getting a pumpkin. Whether you choose to decorate it, use it for home decor, eat it, or all of the above, this is your Smarty Guide to the are Pumpkin Patches.
Hall Family Farm
Family owned and operated for decades on end, this family farm in the Ballantyne area is dry of strawberries from their summer crop and is ready for your family to pick the perfect pumpkin. Beyond the fields of orange, there are other activities to participate in, including a corn make, musical hay ride. Admission to the farm is free, pumpkins and activities extra.
Hours through November 8:
10713 Providence Road West
Charlotte, NC 28277
For more than a century, this family farm has been a hub of the great pumpkin. There are plenty of pumpkins for the picking with 10 acres to choose from. Other family activities include hayrides every hour, hay mountain, farm animals and pony rides on the weekends. Admission to the farm is free, pumpkins and activities extra.
Hours in October:
Open seven days a week: 9am until dark
3900 Rocky River Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
This Mooresville gem has tractor-drawn pumpkin patch hayrides to help you choose the pumpkin that will come home with you. Beyond the pumpkins, their farm market offers a good harvest of fall favorites including apples and cider, gourds, greens, mums and more. Hayride tickets are $10 for ages 2+, free under 23 months; however, they can’t take a pumpkin home). Furthermore, on select nights in October, the 130 acre farm is turned into Scarrigan Farms – a haunted trail that makes you scream. Note that Sacrrigan Farms is not for the wee ones, so get a babysitter and come on out! Tickets are $20 per scaredy cat.
Saturdays and Sundays in October: 9am-4pm
1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy
Mooresville, NC 28115
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