Fall is in the air, and we have some great suggestions on where to celebrate the season. If you are looking for exciting and fun pumpkin patches in the area here are farms and farm stands worth checking out in Northern Virginia. Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from along with fun activities for the kids, like corn mazes, spook houses, hayrides, and jumping pillows.
Burke Nursery and Garden Center
Fall Market and Pumpkin Patch, located at 9401 Burke Road, Burke, Virginia. (703) 323-1188. Open 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Sundays. Check out their website for details on the annual Pumpkin Patch Photo Contest which begins October 1, 2022! www.burkenursery.com/home/third-annual-fall-festival-and-pumpkin-playground-photo-contest
Located at 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA. (703) 830-4121. Fall Festival begins September 17, 2022. Fall Festival offers cider, pumpkins, donuts and more! The market will be open Thursday through Mondays from September 24 through November 7 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For more details on the Fall Festival and “Fields of Fear” attractions–held on Friday and Saturday nights beginning September 23, and Sundays beginning October 9. Email: email@example.com, or check out their website: www.coxfarms.com
Krop’s is located at 11110 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, Virginia. Open daily 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Fall festivities begin in September and run through November. Enjoy hayrides, pumpkin picking, beautiful mums and fall decorations, as well as Winchester apples, and fresh-pressed apple cider! Reserve your hayrides for all private groups. Email: Lkrop@hotmail.com or check their website for additional information: www.kropscrops.com/Fall-Festivities
Located at 43054 John Mosby Highway, Chantilly, Virginia. (703) 542-2300. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturday 8:00AM – 7:00 PM, and Sunday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Fall festivities begin September and run through October. There will be plenty of activities, spooky areas, and lots of pumpkins. Be on the lookout for the giant Scarecrow at the entrance. There is a wide selection of fall-blooming annuals and perennials arriving weekly. Browse their website for more details: www.meadowsfarms.com/hours-locations/chantilly-south-riding
Air and Scare @ Udvar-Hazy (Air & Space Museum)
The date for the 2022 October annual “Air and Scare” family friendly event has not been announced. The event includes indoor trick-or-treating, creepy crafts, and spooky science experiments. Check their website for the most up-to-date information: www.airandspace.si.edu
Crooked Run Orchard
Located at 37883 East Main Street, Purcellville, Virginia. Seasonal fruit and vegetable stand open Friday through Sundays 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Pick-your-own (PYO) is for weekends only beginning at 9:00 AM. Call before visiting the farm for PYO information. Hayrides for schools or groups are by appointment only during September and October. No credit cards accepted. Phone: (540) 338-6642
Farmer John’s Wayside Stand
15520 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg, Virginia. Open daily 8:00 AM to sunset mid-June through mid-November. Open market with variety of delicious seasonal produce, with fifteen types of apples in the fall, pumpkins, squash, gourds. Call for more information (703) 777-2100
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, Virginia. Open weekdays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, weekends 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. At Great Country Farms it is so much more than pick-your-own fields and the Farm Market. There is something for kids of all ages. Ride the cow train, solve the giant mazes, Cow Pie Putt Putt, farm play area, fishing pond, farm animals, the Pumpkin Jumping Pillow, hayrides and more! There are many fun festivals you will need to check out from September through November. You can find all the details about group reservations and admission costs on their website: www.greatcountryfarms.com, or Email: AsktheFarmer@greatcountryfarms.com, or you can call @ (540) 554-2073.
Temple Hall Farm Regional Park
15855 Limestone School Road, Leesburg, Virginia. Fall Festival and Farm Pumpkin Patch held 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily October 1-31. Pick your own pumpkin, snap photos in the sunflower fields, take a wagon ride around the farm, bounce on inflatable pillows, slide down the hill slides and more. For additional information on admission fees and other daily events during September, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out their website: www.novaparks.com/parks/temple-hall-farm-regional-park
Leesburg Animal Park-Pumpkinville Fall Festival
19246 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg, Virginia. (703) 433-0002. Open weekdays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (closed Tuesdays), and weekends and holidays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Fall festival and Pumpkin Village activities begin September 17 through November 6. Enjoy Pumpkinville hill slides, pony rides, hay mazes, moon bounce, wagon rides, pedal carts daily. Weekends include Pumpkin Pillow Bounce, Live Entertainment, Face Painting, and Zip lining. There is a Halloween Costume Contest on October 30. Group visits and special parties need to be booked in advance. For more details and admission costs, please visit their website: www.leesburganimalpark.com
CLARK, FREDERICK, AND PRINCE WILLIAM LOCATIONS
Feel like a taking a scenic country drive on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon? Check out these popular locations just a short drive from Fairfax and Loudoun—all within 30-60 minutes, and well worth the trip!
Hill High Farms – The Pumpkin Patch
933 Barley Lane, Winchester, Virginia. A 100-year-old working farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. The pumpkin patch is open each Saturday and Sunday beginning September 24 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM through October 30. Nighttime events are held during the month of October every Friday and Saturday night from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. The Pumpkin Patch can accommodate small groups as well as private tours. Activities include large corn maze, hayrides (daytime and nighttime), the best haunted house in the valley, a petting zoo, straw maze, and play area. Be sure to stop at the Packing Shed for pumpkins, mums, corn stocks, delicious baked goods, and fresh cider. Call ahead to schedule tours, or to obtain additional information @ (540) 667-7377. Please leave a message and they will return your call. You can also check their website for latest updates: www.thepumpkin-patch.net
Mark-Miller Orchards Farm Market & Bakery
3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, Virginia. Open daily Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Apple Harvest Festival— “Everything Apples” takes place Saturday and Sunday (October 8-9) with pick-your-own apples in multiple varieties. Enjoy apple cobbler, fresh apple cider, apple pies, apple turnovers, apple ice cream…and of course, the ever-popular apple cider donuts!! The Pumpkin Festival will be held Saturday October 22. Come pick your own or choose from ones already picked. Enjoy pumpkin pie, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin bars, and pumpkin donuts from the bakery. There will be a variety of crafters and vendors in front of the farm and the kids can ride the cow train or take a wagon ride around the farm. Visit their website: www.markermillerorchards.com, or Email: email@example.com, or call (540) 662-1391
11587 Poverty Hollow Lane, Markham, Virginia. Fall hours begin Wednesday September 7. They are closed Monday and Tuesday, but open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Stribling Family is the sixth generation to farm the land. They invite you to come and enjoy a day in the country. Relax, bring a picnic, enjoy breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and visit historic buildings on the farm. Stop by the Harvest House to pick up fresh baked goods, cider, honey, jams, jellies, salsas, hot sauces, local cheese, and eggs. And don’t forget to pick up a pumpkin—they have all shapes and sizes! For the first time ever, they are selling grass fed beef directly to the public! Every beef sold is raised from birth by the Stribling family in nearby pastures. For additional information, please visit their website: www.striblingorchard.com, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Call: (540) 364-2894.
Wayside Farm is located at 5273 Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7), Berryville, Virginia. Opening day for the 2022 Fall Festival is September 24, Thursdays through Sunday. They provide a family-friendly space for kids and kids at heart to explore all the excitement of the real working farm. You will find your perfect pumpkin or walk through the 10-acre corn maze (map provided), bounce on the jumping pillow, take a hayride, or climb the hay mountain. Visit the calves, goats, and lamas, and even watch pig races. More details and ticket information can be found on their website: www.waysidefarmfun.com
11812 Bristow Road, Bristow, Virginia is the location of the Pumpkin Patch and all fall activities. Opens October 1 through October 30. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and Sundays and Columbus Day from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Fall activities include Corn Maze, Hayrides, Cow Train, Animal exhibits and Kids Play Area at the cost of $6 per person. For additional details on the farm stands, please view their website: www.yankeyfarms.com