Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides and Family Fun
Date: October 1, 2014
Make a day trip out of picking this year’s jack-o’-lantern. Here are a few local farms and attractions that have pumpkin patches, hayrides and more family-friendly fall fun.
1261 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville
Hayrides (Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.), pumpkin patch, beehives, farm animals and apple cider. Night hayrides offered by reservation with bonfire for roasting marshmallows. Farm market only open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Scarrigan Farms haunted walking trail in the evenings for ages 13 and up.
2960 Burch Bridge Road, Burlington
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pumpkins, apples, gourds, Indian corn, vegetables, straw bales and mums. Hayrides are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday. Call for a reservation.
466 Peeden Drive, Gibsonville
Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 1-7 p.m.
Pumpkin patch, cow train rides, corn maze, haunted corn maze, hayrides, train, corn bin play area, kiddie corn mazes, huge haystacks and tractor for climbing, night bonfires, antique farm equipment, picnic area, and school tours during the week. Haunted Forest Hayride — Friday and Saturday from dusk to around 10 p.m.
3583 Packing Plant Road, Smithfield
Monday-Friday by appointment. Open to the public Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pumpkins, hayrides, farm animals, maze, fossil and gemstone mining (by appointment), and picnic area.
1615 Kersey Valley Road, High Point
Saturday noon-6 p.m.; Sunday 1-6 p.m. (last ticket sold at 5 p.m.)
Pet-friendly corn maze and doggy bar. More than just a maze — “Farm Scene Investigation.” Solve the mystery of the corn maze and who attacked farmer Joe. You can also download an accompanying app. Giant jumping pillows, hop-a-long rodeo with giant blow-up horses (fantastic photo op), snacks for sale including caramel kettle corn, cotton candy and kettle fresh fudge, gem and fossil dig, tram ride, cow train, dinosaur discovery, rock shop, duck races, and pumpkin patch. Laser tag, zip line and spooky woods also available.
Millstone Creek Orchards
506 Parks Crossroad Church Road, Ramseur
Hayrides (Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1:30-4:30 p.m.).
347 Bell Farm Road, Statesville
Friday 6-10 p.m.; Saturday noon-10 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Corn maze, cow train, corn cannon, giant sling shot, pumpkins, corn box, marshmallow roasting, games, “Lasso-a-Bull” and the “Regal Rodeo.”
4201 Manor House Circle, Clemmons
Take a 45-minute ride through the rolling hills of beautiful Tanglewood Park to the pumpkin patch. Pick your own pumpkin, included in the price of the hayride.