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Written by:  Cristi Driver
Date: September 21, 2011

Kids will love picking out their own pumpkin to carve for a Jack o'Lantern! Plan a family trip to a pumpkin patch and you'll find much more, including corn mazes to find your way through, hay rides and even cow trains.

Carrigan Farms,
1261 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville, NC
Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pumpkins and hayrides to the patch from Oct. 1-Nov. 1, 2011; fall harvest tours. Scarrigan Farms haunted walking trail in the evenings for ages 12 and up.

Ganyard Hill Farm
319 Sherron Road, Durham, NC
919-596-8728 or 919-812-7370
Open daily beginning Sept. 30, 2011: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Pumpkin patch, hayrides, barnyard animals, giant haystack, short cornfield maze, tall cornfield maze, hay maze, farm store, picnics and parties. Pick pumpkins straight from the patch or select from those already picked and stacked.

Gross Farms
1606 Pickett Road, Sanford, NC
Sept. 17-Nov. 5, 2011
Wednesday-Friday by appointment only; Friday 7-10 p.m. (Oct. only); Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 1-6 p.m.
Pumpkin patch, 15-acre corn maze, hayrides, John Deere tricycle track and picnic areas.

Hill Ridge Farms
703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, NC
919-556-1771, 800-358-4170
Sept. 17-Nov. 13, 2011
Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pumpkin patch, covered wagon hayrides, train rides, corn maze, gemstone panning, fish feeding dock, kids' playland, 80' giant slide, fish feeding dock and pony rides. Nighttime hayrides Oct. 15, 22, 29 and 30.

Historic Rural Hill Farm
4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC
Sept. 3-25, 2011, Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sept. 30-Nov. 6, 2011, Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Flashlight Maze every Friday Oct. 6:30 p.m.; bring your own flashlight. The Amazing Maize Maze offers all ages seven acres of challenging fun.

Iseley Farms
2960 Burch Bridge Road, Burlington, NC
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Pumpkins, apples, gourds, corn, vegetables and mums. Call to schedule group hayrides during the week. Group hayrides are available without reservation every Saturday and Sunday during Oct. at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

J. Razz & Tazz Farm
466 Peeden Drive, Gibsonville, NC
336-697-2473, 336-698-0519
Corn Maze opens Sept.16, 2011
Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 1-7 p.m.
Pumpkin patch – pick in the field or gathered, cow train rides, corn maze, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, and school tours. Haunted forest Friday and Saturday nights beginning Sept. 30.

Lazy O Farm
3583 Packing Plant Road, Smithfield, NC
Daytime hours, by appointment only.
Maze Dayz Adventure, hayrides, pumpkin patch, cow milking simulation, picnic area, educational farm tours and live animals.

Maize Adventure
1615 Kersey Valley Road, High Point, NC
336- 431-1700
Friday and Saturday, 1-10 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
10 acre amazing corn maze, Gem Dig, Fossil Dig, The Rock Shop and Pumpkin Patch. New for 2008, giant jumping pillow.

These farms are located throughout central North Carolina and are listed in alphabetical order. This list is by no means comprehensive and does not include fees for pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other attractions. In addition, farm hours, tour times and tour rules are subject to change, so always call before visiting.


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