Where to Pick Pumpkins This Fall

Friday, September 9, 2016 at 12:00 AM | Posted By: Mira Roberts
Where to Pick Pumpkins This Fall

Pumpkin picking is about to kick into high gear in coastal Virginia, and with a slew of local farms and family-friendly activities nearby, you won't want to miss a minute. There's no better way to welcome another beautiful fall season than by visiting your local pumpkin patch for pumpkins, gourds and more.

When you want to spend a day with family exploring the farms, play areas and markets in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton and Williamsburg, you'll have a list of beautiful places to visit. From traditional u-pick patches and farm stands to sprawling farms with winding hayrides and peaceful picnic areas, we've found the perfect pumpkin-picking spots for you.

Here are some of our favorite places to pick pumpkins and kick off fall. We hope you enjoy getting into this cozy and colorful new season at each and every one of them! 

Bush Neck Farm (Williamsburg)
Bush Neck Farm has both apples and pumpkins ripe for picking beginning this October, and visitors can plan to pick and use their open picnic area. Located in Williamsburg, VA, this friendly farm features fruit for picking almost all year long, including berries and peaches during the spring and summer months.

Woods Orchards Farm Market (Hampton)
Pick gorgeous orange and white pumpkins, hop on a hayride (weekends only) or visit the robust farm market for fresh, local produce and goods during your time at Woods Orchards Farm Market in Hampton. Family owned and operated since 1943, this farm and farmer's market is one of Hampton's local treasures and will be a delight for your entire family.

Pumpkinville (Toano)
The name says it all at Pumpkinville in beautiful Toano, but you'll find more than big pumpkins for picking once you get there. Plan for hayrides, a corn maze, inflatables and more, and after you've picked your pumpkins and gourds, pick up fresh flowers, arts and crafts, wooden cutouts and other fall decorations for your home.

Hunt Club Farm (Virginia Beach)
Hunt Club Farm is far more than a traditional pumpkin patch, and every member of your family will be entertained by their petting farm, hayrides, carnival rides, inflatable attractions and pony rides. After you pick your pumpkin, plan to stay and play for hours of fun and activities.

Cullipher Berry & Pumpkin Patch (Virginia Beach)
The long drive it will take to get out to Pungo in Virginia Beach to visit Cullipher Farm will be well worth it once you arrive and see the vast array of pumpkins and gourds for picking, as well as activities like hayrides, a sunflower maze and a large kids' play area. Plan for an entire morning or afternoon for this fun-filled visit. 

The Chubby Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Market (Chesapeake)
Chubby's features a wide array of large and jumbo-sized pumpkins for picking, as well as cornstalk bundles, straw bales, harvest decorations, moonwalk bounces and slides for all ages. Bring your entire family, including the kiddos to Chubby's for hilarious fun and good, old fashioned pumpkin picking!

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About the Author

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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