October is here, and that doesn’t just mean Halloween is on the way, it means it’s fall and time to pay a visit to the local pumpkin patches. Not only are you going to find gorgeous fields of giant pumpkins at these local farms around North Carolina, but you’re bound to have loads of family fun along the way. With many offering a range of activities from corn mazes to bounce houses, you’re sure to create family memories that will last a lifetime.
Take a look at these three great pumpkin patches in the North Carolina area:
With 78 acres, this family-owned farm has a pumpkin patch you can visit from September 29 until November 3 to pick out the pumpkin that’s perfect for you. But there’s so much more than pumpkins at this pumpkin patch – there are countless activities for the whole family. From petting calves, pigs, goats, and donkeys to exploring the 3-acre corn maze and participating in a plastic duck race, this place is guaranteed fun and entertainment for hours.
Location: 5163 Precious Memories Lane, Granite Falls, NC
This farm in Maiden, NC spreads 123-acres, which include beautiful hills, a forest, and even a large pond. While you can browse through their large field of pumpkins, you and the family also have the opportunity to go on a mile-long hayride, find your way through a professionally-designed corn maze, test your skills on an obstacle course, or visit the animals on the farm. With so much to do at Red Wolf Farm, this place should definitely earn a spot on your must-see list this October.
Location: 1900 HW Farm Road, Maiden, NC
Pick your favorite pumpkin, get lost in a corn maze, take a hayride, or play some old-fashioned checkers. Your options for some kid-friendly fun are just about endless when you visit the Shelby Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. Opening September 22 for the fall season, you’ll find loads of family entertainment and outdoor fun. Plus, this year they even have a giant “jumping pillow” where you can kick off your shoes and have a blast jumping around. But before you go, you should know that every Friday and Saturday in October, spooky things begin to happen in the corn maze after dark, but if you think you can handle it, we can assure you, it’s going to be a night of fun!
Location: 120 Broadway Dr, Shelby, NC
Don’t let the season pass you by without venturing out to these great pumpkin patches around North Carolina! One visit, and we know this will immediately become your new favorite family tradition.