Quick guide to 10 must-visit pumpkin patches near Charlotte

Quick guide to 10 must-visit pumpkin patches near Charlotte

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It’s time to start visiting pumpkin patches around the Charlotte area to pick the perfect jack-o-lantern.

Hours change based on weather and day of the week at some of these, so check before heading out. Many also offer hours and prices for schools and other groups during the week.

Truist Field Pumpkin Patch: On Saturday, Oct. 2, Truist Field in Uptown is turning into a patch with pumpkins for sale between $10-$20. The event runs from noon to 8pm. Reserve your spot here.

Aw Shucks! Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

This farm is great for parents looking to keep their kiddos of any age occupied for a few hours. There’s a corn maze that changes its design every year, a play area, bonfires and an animal barn with goats, pigs, turkeys and other farm animals you can pet and feed.


Location: 3718 Plyler Mill Rd., Monroe

Open: Sept. 24 to Nov. 14

Reservations: Not required

Admission: $9 for kids, $11 for adults

Pumpkins: Available for purchase at the Pumpkin Market

Aw Shucks Pumpkin Farm

Photo courtesy of Aw Shucks Farm

Bush-N-Vine Farm

Located about 50-minutes from the city, Bush-N-Vine Farm has all the fall fun you can think of, including live music, boiled peanuts, seasonal donuts and fun for the whole family. There are even picnic tables available so you can bring a picnic lunch.

Location: 1650 Filbert Highway, York

Open: Sept. 25 to Oct. 31; Monday through Saturday from 8am to 5pm. Details.

Reservations: Not required

Admission: Free

Pumpkins: Pumpkins under five pounds go for $0.95/lb and those that are five pounds and over go for $0.59/lb

Bush-N-Vine Farm Pumpkin

Photo courtesy of Bush-N-Vine Farm

Carrigan Farms

Whether you prefer sweet or spooky fall activities, you’re in luck at Carrigan Farms. During the day, a shuttle will take you to the patch so you can hunt for your perfect pumpkin, or head to the farm during nightfall to walk the “Scarrigan Farms” haunted trail (not for kids).

Location: 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville

Open: Oct. 1-23; times vary.

Reservations: Required. Make yours here.

Admission: $12 per person, free for kiddos ages 2 and under ($2 deposit required to book a time slot, remaining $10 due at the door)

Pumpkins: Ranging from 2-20 pounds

Carrigan Farms Pumpkin Patch

Courtesy of Carrigan Farms

Cherry Place Farm

Cherry Place Farm’s October festival allows visitors to go on self-guided tours of the farm which has a 2-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, farm animals, kids’ activities and free popcorn.

Location: 1922 Oakdale Rd., Rock Hill, South Carolina

Open: Saturdays and Sundays beginning Oct. 2

Reservations: Not required

Admission: $9 per person

Pumpkins: Carving-sized pumpkins are $8 apiece

cherry place farm

Photo courtesy of cherry place farm

Millstone Creek Orchards

Go on a pumpkin pickin’ adventure complete with access to the patch, a 4-ounce apple cider slushie, a pumpkin seed tasting, an apple cider demonstration and a hayride through the orchard.

Location: 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd., Ramseur

Open: Weekends in October; Saturday: 9am to 3pm, and Sunday: 1-3pm.

Reservations: Required

Admission: $15.95 per person; free for kids 2 and under

Pumpkins: Pumpkins come in all shapes, sizes and colors

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millstone creek orchard

Photo courtesy of Millstone Creek Orchard

Patterson Farm

In addition to pick-your-own pumpkins, Patterson Farm has a corn maze, weekend cow barrel train rides, a playground and a spooky puppet show (on weekday mornings).

Location: 10390 Caldwell Rd., Mount Ulla

Open: Sept. 25 through Nov. 6; weekdays from 10am to 6pm, Saturdays from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday from noon to 6pm.

Reservations: Recommended, but not required

Admission: Weekdays: $11 per person for a morning time slot, $13 per person for an afternoon slot; Weekends: $15 per person

Pumpkins: Pick-your-own or opt for ones ready for purchase

Potter’s Pumpkin Patch

Not exactly a pumpkin patch in the traditional sense, Potter’s Pumpkin Patch is an annual, pumpkin-themed gallery crawl featuring potters from the Seagrove area. Wares will include ceramic pumpkins and gourds, autumn leaf pottery and nature scene pottery.

Location: 129 East Main St., Seagrove

Open: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; Times vary by vendor

Reservations: Not required

Admission: Free

Pumpkins: Pottery and porcelain pumpkin patch (say that three times fast).

Shelby Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Admission to the farm includes pumpkin picking, an 8-acre corn maze and more than 40 (!) other attractions.

Location: 120 Broadway Dr., Shelby

Open: Now through Pct. 31; Fridays 4-10pm, Saturdays 10am to 10pm, Sundays 2-8pm (Pumpkin Patch closes at 7pm on Friday & Saturdays in October).

Reservations: Not required on weekends. Open weekdays to large groups by reservation only

Admission: $12

Pumpkins: Priced by size

Wise Acres

What could be better than eating pizza and picking a pumpkin on a sunny fall day? Wise Acres also has a corn pit, wagon rides, a corn maze, zip lines, playgrounds and a barrel train.

Location: 4701 Hartis Rd., Indian Trail

Open: Now through Oct. 31; Thursday through Sunday, times vary

Reservations: Required

Admission: $3 per person w/o pizza; $25 for two Wise Pie Pizzas in addition to $3 per person admission.

Pumpkins: $0.69 per pound

[Related story: Wise Acres organic farm is open for the fall season with pumpkins and pizza]

Hall Family Farm

Enjoy fall fun at Hall Family Farm by roaming through the 7-acre corn maze, going pumpkin picking and hopping on the musical hayride.

Location: 445 West Rebound Rd., Lancaster

Open: Now! Hours are from 9am to 10pm.

Reservations: Not required

Admission: Free

Pumpkins: Price varies by size – $0.64/lb

[Related story: Hall Family Farm sold for $21 million, property to become Novant hospital]

This article has been updated to reflect the 2021 season.

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