As the leaves begin to change to vibrant hues of red, gold, and orange, a subtle chill graces the air and there’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of fall in Virginia than by visiting a pumpkin patch. A trip to a pumpkin patch promises an adventure brimming with joy, nostalgia, and the simple pleasures of the season. These pumpkin patches offer not only abundant pumpkins but also a wealth of family-friendly activities and a taste of authentic Virginia culture. Virginia is home to a diverse collection of farms offering delightful pumpkin patch experiences for everyone. Below is a small selection of some of our favorite pumpkin patches near Charlottesville:
- Carter Mountain Orchard
- Chile’s Peach Orchard
- Blue Ridge Mountain Maze
- Sarah’s Pumpkin Patch
- Graves Mountain Farm
- Critzer Family Farm
Carter Mountain Orchard orchard brims with pumpkins, gourds, and harvest décor to help you give you home the warmth and comfort of fall. Top off the day with a hayride around the orchard for a perfect day in the beautiful Virginia countryside.
Celebrate the opening of the pumpkin patch and pick-your-own apple orchards with plenty of festive, fall-themed entertainment, including apple butter making with Mount Moriah Church, Posh Fairy Floss cotton candy, Mountain Culture Kombucha tastings, live music, petting animals, and much more!
Conveniently located 40 minutes from Charlottesville along a beautiful and scenic Nelson County drive at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains & Wintergreen Resort lies the amazing Blue Ridge Mountain Maze. This #1 ranked Corn Maze Festival includes a 5 acre corn maze, giant slides, farm animals, loads of pumpkins, a night maze, private campfires for adults & teens, Apple Sling Shot Country Store Hot cider, kettle corn, apple cider donuts, pony rides, movie nights and so much more!
Sarah’s Pumpkin Patch in southeastern Madison County is located on a working family farm and includes 4 acres of pumpkins for you to choose from! Bring the family to learn about farming, pick the perfect Jack-o-Lantern, try out the corn maze, and take a hayride!
The Apple Harvest Festival at Graves Mountain Farm celebrates Blue Ridge farmers and their harvest offerings with apples from our Graves Mountain Farm Orchard and other local orchards. Enjoy pick-your-own apples, an animal farmyard, hayrides, a hay maze and hay mountain, pumpkins and gourds, fresh Graves Mountain farm apple cider and hard cider, Apple Butter Donuts, live music, and much, much more. A fall favorite and a must for every family!
Critzer Family Farm provides a friendly, down-home setting perfect for you and your family to enjoy time together. An environmentally friendly focus and a 5-generation commitment to the land and community are visible in everything they do. Pick a pumpkin with your family and learn how to give back to the land.
A trip to a pumpkin patch in Charlottesville is a wonderful experience that captures the essence of autumn. It’s a celebration of the season’s beauty, a way to bond with family, a feast for the senses, and an opportunity to support local farmers. Whether you’re seeking an adventure in a corn maze, a relaxing day in the countryside, or simply want to find that perfect pumpkin for carving, a pumpkin patch has something for you. As the leaves fall and the air turns crisp, make your way to a pumpkin patch near you and savor the treasures of this timeless fall tradition.