Back by popular demand….pumpkins, haunted trails and mazes…oh my! Thanks to your continued inquiries and input we’ve done a little digging and updated our Smarty listing of area pumpkin farms and all they have to offer. Many offer a great Fall family outing with pick-your-own pumpkin patches, hay rides, haunted trails, farm animals, nightly bonfires and more. Call ahead or visit their websites for more information, be sure to tell them you found them here!
3718 Plyler Mill Rd
Monroe, NC 28112
Aw Shucks, yall, this farm seems to have it all…pumpkin patch, animal barn, corn maze, haunted trail, bonfires, etc. 1800s wooden train car, food, pony rides, nature trails, jumping hay mountain and much more! Cash & credit accepted.
Black’s Peaches and Bakery
1800 Black Hwy
York, SC 29745
Black’s Autumn Fall Festival takes place during the month of October. Take the family and enjoy live animals, hay rides, games, mazes, pumpkins and more.
1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy
Mooresville, NC 28115
A sentimental favorite of our family and many of you, a visit to Carrigan farms is a must-do for Fall. Kelly & Doug Carrigan are a delight! Offers pumpkins galore (both pick-your-own and pre-picked), wagon rides, haunted house & haunted trail, fresh apple cider and night hay rides with bonfire. Cash only.
Country Time Farm
526 Walking Horse Farm
Mt Holly, NC 28120
Thanks to a Smarty reader for the tip on this farm located near Mint Hill, Country Time Farm is known for their big corn maze and pumpkin patch this time of year but also offer hay rides, haunted hay rides, pony rides, cow train, country store, corn cannon, corn box, campfires and farm animals!
The Farm at Hodge’s Dairy
3900 Rocky River Rd
Charlotte, NC 28215
This gem offers 10 acres of pumpkins (pre-picked or pick-your-own), mazes, hay rides, pony rides, farm animals, picnic area and more! They also grow sunflowers during the month of October and are supposed to be beautiful. Cash, check and credit accepted.
Harris Farms- Scary Dairy Haunted Hayrides
1643 Pembrook Rd
Harrisburg, NC 28075
Offering tractor-pulled hay rides, “Scary Dairy Haunted Hayrides”, haunted trail, snacks and refreshments. Open 8p-12a during month of October. Cash only.
13624 Providence Rd
Weddington, NC 28104
12-14 acres of pumpkins October-November. Hay rides, petting zoo, pumpkin pickin’. Restroom, picnic area and cold drinks available on-site.
Lineberger’s Maple Springs Farm
906 Dallas-Stanley Hwy (#275E)
Dallas, NC 28034
Located in Gaston County near Gastonia, this family operated farm offers pumpkins, gourds, a small corn maze for kids, hayrides and children’s playland and nature trails. Thanks to another great Smarty reader for this tip!
10390 Caldwell Rd
Mount Ulla, NC 28125
30 miles north of Charlotte (near China Grove/Mooresville), this farm boasts 40 acres of pumkins and hold their annual Pumpkin Patch Weekend Festivals on Saturdays 10a-6p and Sunday 1p-6p during the month of October. Offered are hayrides, corn pit, duck races, new for 2010 are pig races, face painting, cow milking area, petting farm, kiddie corn maze, trike track and tire playground. Pony rides are available as well and of course loads of pumpkins! Bring a canned food item and receive $1 off admission.
12150 McManus Rd
Midland, NC 28107
A favorite of a few of you Smarties out there and rightfully so, there’s lots to do at Riverbend! October brings 22 acres of pumpkins from which to find the perfect one to take home. Also, wagon rides, farm-themed playground, picnic area, old-fashioned ice cream parlor and bakery on-site, pumpkin sling shot and a 10’ Holstein cow statue.
Rural Hill – corn maze only
4431 Neck Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078
The Amazing Maize Maze is going on now through November 1, at Rural Hill. Day Mazes open every Friday (10a-5p) , Saturday & Sunday (10a-6:30p). Flashlight Mazes open every Friday in October and November 5th (bring your own flashlight and enter between 6:30p-8p).
If we’ve missed a fabulous pumpkin farm in your area please comment and let us know, we’d like to continue to update and offer this as a comprehensive listing of great Fall farms each year!