The time has come to pick some pumpkins! Carve jack-o-lanterns, cook pumpkin seeds and make pumpkin pie are some of the many useful ways to use a pumpkin. Each state contains various pumpkin patches, but below are some of the best in the country. Bring lots of cash as these places feature more than pumpkins – namely pastries, gifts, treats, games and apples.
Plumper Pumpkins | Portland, Oregon
This pumpkin patch and Christmas tree farm is located on 65 acres of dairy farm pastures. Besides ginormous pumpkins, the farm features amazing views of the Willamette Valley. Visitors can choose their own pumpkin from the field or bin, pet the animals, take a tractor ride, or fling a pumpkin from the trebuchet.
Craven Farms | Snohomish, Washington
Pluck from the best of 20 pumpkin species at Craven Farms. The farm also features an array of squash, apples and corn to boost fall meals. Take a run through the corn maze, meander through the gift shop or sip on some fresh apple cider. Donut lovers, beware of the pumpkin donuts with cream cheese, one bite may lead to a sugar binge.
Anderson Farms | Erie, Colorado
Home to the largest pumpkin patch and corn maze in Colorado, visitors choose from thousands of pumpkins from all shapes and sizes. For a quick scare, take a run through the Terror in the Corn or partake in the weekend pumpkin carving demonstration. This is one farm not to miss in Colorado.
Honey Haven Farms | Ashland, Ohio
This market, U-pick pumpkin patch, corn maze, greenhouse and gift shop farm is full of festivities in the fall. Take a shot at shooting corn from the corn cannon as you take a wagon ride out to pick your pumpkin from the patch. Enjoy local, fall produce. pumpkin donuts, apple dumplings, pumpkin ice cream, and fresh apple cider. Pick up some local honey or maple syrup to complete your cabinet filled with fall sweeteners.
Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch | Middleton, Maryland
This 131-acre farm boasts an array of pumpkin patches and corn mazes. Established since 1870, this farm has grown with seven generations of the Huffer family. Enjoy a wagon ride to the 15-acre pumpkin patch or take a hayride to the corn maze, gift shop or petting zoo.
Treworgy Orchards | Levant, Maine
Apples, pumpkins, corn maze, squash, gourds, hayrides, and a corn maze are some of the wonderful features at Treworgy. Visitors choose from more than 30 varieties of pumpkins of all shapes, colors, and sizes. The family-farm is proud to plant more than 14,000 pumpkin seeds in two days each season. For the best baking pumpkin, try their Cinderella pumpkin for tasty treats.