Whether it’s the crisp autumn air, vibrantly colored leaves, or pumpkin spice galore, #FallinPA is a favorite to many. Pennsylvania has no shortage of charming family farms. Now is the optimal time to explore these 32 picture-perfect pumpkin patches from across the commonwealth!
1. Shady Brook Farm
The family behind Shady Brook Farm knows there's nothing like taking a wagon ride down to the patch to find the perfect pumpkin. Bring the entire family out to enjoy some good old-fashioned fun at FallFest 2022, including a sunflower stroll, apple picking, and wagon rides. Stock up on seasonal décor favorites including cornstalks and mums, too!
2. Fair Haven Farms
Challenge yourself to maneuver the corn maze or relax picking the perfect pumpkin for your doorstep at Fair Haven Farms. Try your skills at “Punkin Chunkin” to see how far you can launch pumpkins towards fun targets; visit the many seasonal attractions; and introduce yourself to friendly farm animals.
3. Raub's Farm Market
Stock up on farm-fresh fall produce at Raub’s Farm Market with its wide variety of pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, and mums. Then put your problem-solving skills to work in their 14-acre corn maze featuring nearly seven miles of winding trails and three mazes to test your ability: (1) F.S.I.: Farm Scene Investigation to figure out which animals kidnapped the farmer, (2) Farm Scene Tracks search for animal tracks – perfect for 2-8 year olds, and (3) Farm Scene Monster Mystery.
4. Grim's Orchard & Family Farms
Enjoy the Fall Festival at Grim's Orchard & Family Farms all season long. Climb aboard the hayride tour to the pumpkin patch where more than 10,000 pumpkins are just waiting for you to pick your favorite. Venture through the groomed trails of the corn maze located in an eight-acre field, and be sure to visit the orchard where you can pick your own from 20 delicious varieties of apples.
5. Linvilla Orchards
Stop by Linvilla Orchards for your fix of fall activities. There are a selection of family-friendly hayrides taking you through the fields, or to the kind and friendly Witch’s House, or on a beautiful evening autumn moon hayride that ends with a campfire, roasting marshmallows. and delicious apple cider. There are also cornfield mazes and plenty photo ops with larger-than-life fall figures and scarecrows at the annual Pumpkinland Festival. A visit wouldn’t be complete without visiting the orchards for some pick-your-own apple fun.
6. Bear Rock Junction
Bear Rock Junction offers some traditional fall fun with a pick-own-pumpkin patch and two-acre corn maze featuring an interactive scavenger hunt and trivia questions. They kick the fun up a notch guaranteed to get you into the Halloween spirit with their next-level Fall Glow miniature golf course on Friday-Sunday evenings where the golf balls do glow in the dark. Afterwards, kick back and enjoy some pumpkin ice cream by the campfire or take a ride on the Halloween Train.
7. Pumpkin Alley at Corn Cob Acres
Perfect for young ones and the young at heart, stop in Pumpkin Alley at Corn Cob Acres to enjoy more than 50 fun-filled seasonal activities and adventures throughout the day including Corn Cannon Blasters, the Cow Belly Bounce house, Animal Barrel Train ride, Creepy House Adventure, and the “Little Screamers” Hayride. After the little ones depart, brave visitors stick around after the sun goes down to journey through the Field of Screams, rated one of the nation’s top 10 haunted experiences.
8. Bilgers Pumpkins
Look no further than Bilgers Pumpkins for a one-stop shop for fall decorating. With 13 acres of patches, there is an endless supply of perfect pumpkins waiting to be picked. Take a walk through the corn field or check out their offerings of bright colored mums to bring home.
9. Styer Orchards
Known for farm fresh produce year-round, Styer Orchard offers visitors a wide variety of pumpkins to pick, along with a market stocked with pre-picked produce or take a hayride out to the orchard to pick your own apples, as available. Make sure to check out their key lime pie, strawberry pie, and banana cake before you leave!
10. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Voted a Top 10 Corn Maze in America by USA Today in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm offers an abundance of opportunities for fall fun – more than 60, in fact – from the baby chick hatchery to farm tour wagon rides to a tractor display. Visit the Maze Master and wander the interactive five-acre maze that’s all the craze during the day or, for an added challenge, take on the Fall Flashlight Maze in the evening.
11. Sissons’ Pumpkin Patch
Keeping the kiddos busy is easy at Sissons’ Pumpkin Patch where you will find boatloads of activities for a full day of fun, including hayrides, a corn maze, straw fort, pedal karts, and pumpkin slingshots and pumpkin smash! Fire pit rentals are available for those who want to indulge in some s’mores as the sun goes down.
12. Vale Wood Farms
Known for their exceptional dairy products, Vale Wood Farms also operates its seasonal Pumpkin Patch. Fall photo ops are abundant with field games, a giant corn box, and hayride farm tour with food trucks, face painting fun, balloons, and demonstrations on weekends throughout October. Work up an appetite and don’t forget to try their delicious pumpkin pie and apple pie ice creams and quench your thirst with some of their allergy-free Chocolate Peanut Butter Milk!
13. Mast Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
The fun never stops at Mast Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch with more than 20 fun activities just waiting for you to enjoy. There are zip lines, hayrides, pedal carts, an animal exhibit, and two corn mazes covering 12 acres where getting lost is part of the fun! Maze challenged? No worries. They also offer a straw bale maze that’s not quite so intimidating and perfect for smaller children. Bring along your strongest friend because this patch offers an “All You Can Carry Pumpkin” deal!
14. Wasson Farm Market
Catch a hayride to the pumpkin patch, brave the corn maze, and enjoy a barrel train ride during Wasson Farm Market's Fall Fest, Oct. 8-9 and 15-16. Be sure to arrive hungry because you’ll want to shop their delicious selection of homemade soups, apple butter, and baked goods to take home after picking your pumpkin.
15. Seiple Farms
Pumpkins, gourds, squash, corn stalks, straw bales, mums, and other seasonal items, Seiple Farms has it all! Their 30-acre pumpkin patch is bound to have the plumpest produce around. On weekends during October, get lost in one of two corn mazes or enjoy pony rides, hayrides, and a gift shop. Plus, you can Corn Maze for a Cause during their Friday Nights Flashlight Fundraiser taking place on participating Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m.
16. Harvest Valley Farm
For four generations, Harvest Valley Farms has focused on creating the freshest produce in the most responsible way. The annual Fall Festival welcomes families to snatch the perfect pumpkins, relax on the hayrides, navigate the cornstalk maze or little ones can wend their way through the kids straw tunnel. Dance the afternoon away to featured live entertainment and enjoy some craft beer from Conny Creek Brewing.
17. Irons Mill Farmstead & Fall Fun
With more than 40 kid-friendly attractions, Irons Mill Farmstead is an all-day family affair! Visit the pumpkin patch, explore the corn maze, test your aim with Apple Blasters, and cheer on your favorite piglet at the Pig Races. Eight on-site eateries serve everything from cheeseburgers and fresh cut fries to funnel cakes and caramel apples.
18. Trax Farms
Trax Farms’ annual Fall Festival taking place every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 23 is the perfect way to enjoy the crisp autumn air and the beautiful landscapes of Pittsburgh’s countryside. Enjoy the pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn mazes, and farm animals. Great Eats on the Allegheny Overlook features a rotating cast of food trucks, and there are live bands to enjoy throughout the afternoon. Make sure you try the apple cider and cider slushies, too!
19. Rohrbach's Farm Market, Bakery & Barn Loft
Rohrbach's is the perfect place to take the kids to create fall traditions. A visit to the pumpkin patch to pick out your favorite pumpkin is a must, and then find your way through the mind-bending corn maze. After experiencing some fall activities, stop inside the store for fresh-picked produce, homemade baked goods, and other seasonal treats and to purchase your own copy of the farm’s own “Penelope Pumpkin” to learn about Penelope through the seasons.
20. Sugartown Strawberries
Sugartown Strawberries‘ country store is well known throughout the region for their farm fresh vegetables, sweet corn, and melons. Starting on weekends in late September, visitors can take a tractor-drawn hayride through acres of patches to choose their prized pumpkin for decorating or carving. After picking a pumpkin, visitors can warm up near a bonfire.
21. Fields of Adventure
The family-run Fields of Adventure farm boasts multiple interactive attractions each year as part of their annual Fall Harvest Festival. Ride down a zipline, pick a pumpkin at the U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, or navigate through their epic corn maze. If you’re brave enough, go to the farm on a Friday for Flashlight Friday Nights where you can conquer the corn maze with friends in the dark.
22. Hellerick’s Family Farm
Appreciate all of autumn’s finest colors and activities by making a reservation to visit Hellerick’s Family Farm. General admission to their Fall Festival includes entry to an 18-acre adventure area with more than 40 activities for children and adults. Visitors can hop onto a hayride, navigate through two different corn mazes, observe farm animals, or hang out on the tractor tire playground.
23. Creekside Farm & Market
Creekside Farm & Market is well-known for their spectacular pick-your-own sunflower offerings featuring traditional yellows to an array of orange, pink, red, burgundy and anything in between. This fifth-generation family farm also boasts a bunch of fun fall activities, including a pick your own pumpkin patch, corn maze, close to a dozen free games and activities, and hayrides!
24. Ard's Farm
Fall weekends are more fun at Ard’s Farm. Catch hayrides to the pumpkin patch, feed the farm animals, or wander their way through the Alice in Wonderland-themed corn maze! Make sure to shop the farm’s market to pick up some central Pennsylvania goodies-to-go before getting back on the road.
25. Kohls Stony Hill Tree Farm
The name Kohls Stony Hill Tree Farm might conjure visions of Christmas, but the farm offers plenty of fall fun as well. After finding the prettiest pumpkin in the patch, shoot ears of corn from the Corn Cannon or try the Pumpkin Chunkin Slingshot. If you’re up for even more autumnal activities, play one of the 50 giant-sized lawn games like Jenga or Kurplunk that are set up for guests; enjoy a 30-minute hayride that includes a trip over a historic covered bridge; and try to find your way through their seven-acre corn maze.
26. Gray's Apple Ridge
Gray's Apple Ridge is a family-run apple orchard that not only offers apple picking, but also has a picturesque pumpkin patch. On arrival, employees will give visitors a pruner to cut their very own pumpkin right off the vine. Don’t leave without checking out their jack-o’-lanterns and trying their delicious apple cider and homemade jam.
27. Risser-Marvel Farm Market
The family-owned Risser-Marvel Farm Market has fun fall activities for people of all ages. Put your decision-making skills to the test by venturing into the corn maze or hop on a hayride to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Afterwards, browse through a wide selection of fresh produce and baked goods, locally sourced eggs and dairy products, and fall décor.
28. Duda's Farm
Started as a wagon on the roadside selling ears of corn, Duda’s Farm has transformed over the past 35 years and now supplies southwestern PA with fresh produce. During the fall, Duda’s turns into an autumn wonderland where you can take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, pick you own gourd, and get lost in a corn maze. At the end of a long day, relax and unwind next to their bonfires.
29. Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market
The start of the fall season marks the return of Flinchbaugh’s Orchards & Farm Market’s Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch. Grab a wagon and take a short stroll to the patch where you’ll be greeted by a plethora of pumpkin varieties ready to be picked from the vine. After making your selection, try to navigate the five-acre corn maze or have a blast playing on the straw bale jungle gym.
30. Mt. Airy Orchards
Pick up a jack-o’-lantern-worthy pumpkin at Mt. Airy Orchards throughout the month of October. Their Fall Fun Adventure Area has more than 20 attractions and activities to help you get into the spirit of the season and embrace all the autumnal vibes. From rubber duck races to pedal karts, there’s plenty of fall fun at this orchard!
31. Central Market
Central Market in downtown York is holding its 11th Annual Pumpkinfest on Oct. 22 complete with family-friendly offerings and activities including free pumpkins and decorating supplies, as well as a wide variety of pumpkin-themed food specials and menu items. Plus, market stands and other local downtown businesses will be hosting trick-or-treating for the kids so they can practice their very best “boo!”-ing ahead of Halloween.
32. Reeger’s Farm
Bring the family to Reeger’s Farm this year for their annual Pumpkin Festival taking place the first four weekends in October. Pick your pumpkin and take a leisurely walk through the corn maze before going to the barn to spend time visiting with the animals. In addition to local food trucks, goodies will be available for purchase at the market.
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