2019 pumpkin patches in Northern Virginia deliver family-friendly Autumn fun with slides, tunnels, swings, corn mazes, and fall festivals guaranteeing happy times for all. From the multi-acre, happy mayhem of Cox Farms, to the laid-back pumpkin displays at local garden centers, there are fun pumpkin patches for every budget.
Many garden centers offer a scaled down, more accessible version of pumpkin fun, usually open daily, and free or low-cost. Others build out huge playgrounds and charge admission. Read on to find the best 2019 pumpkin patches in Northern Virginia, plus corn maze destinations and more fall fun.
Our list of pumpkin patches and Fall Festivals in Northern Virginia are grouped by paid admission and free entry, then listed alphabetically. Follow the links for additional details.
2019 Pumpkin Patches in Northern VA with Paid Admission
Burnside Farms, Nokesville
Burnside Farms in Nokesville is home to a beautiful sunflower field, and a unique fall sunflower maze. Stop by the Burnside barnyard to meet furry and feathered residents of the farm. Admission to the sunflower maze and other activities is $8, but be sure to check the website for updated on closing dates In 2019, the sunflower maze closed in mid-October, cut short by hot days and little rain.
Burke Nursery Pumpkin Playground, Burke, Oct 1 – 31
The 25th annual Burke Nursery Pumpkin Playground includes a variety of slides, tunnels, swings and play areas, and a spooky wheelchair accessible wagon ride. On the weekend, enjoy additional activities, food, and live entertainment. Weekday/weekend entry is $10/$15 with additional fees for some activities, like pony rides and a moon bounce. Stop in the large garden center for fall plants, pumpkins, cider, and Halloween decorations. 9:00 – 8:00 daily, until 9:00 Friday and Saturday.
Corn Maze in the Plains, The Plains, Sep 28 – Nov 3
The Corn Maze in the Plains and Fall Festival features a 5-acre corn maze and plenty of family-friendly pumpkin patch fun. Roll yourself or your kids in the roll tubes, sling shot a pumpkin across the hillside, play corn hole, and try the obstacle course. Also enjoy a hayride through the beautiful countryside with fall colors. When you’re ready to tackle the maze, practice navigating in one of the mini mazes.
Want extra challenge? Come after 6:00 pm and tackle the maze at night. Day maze open 10:00 – 6:00, Friday through Sunday. Night maze open 6:00 – 10:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning in October. $12 for age 12 and up; $10 age 4 – 11. Follow the link for Friday discounts, season passes, and more details.
Cox Farms Fall Festival, Cox Farms, Centreville, Sep 14 – 15, 21 – Nov 5
Cox Farms may be the most popular pumpkin patch in Northern Virginia, an extravaganza of fall fun. The 2019 Cox Farms Fall Festival hosts a preview weekend in mid-September. The festival opens daily beginning September 21st. This is the largest of the pumpkin patches near us, and they expand and update frequently. Activities appeal to a wide age range and offer a whole day’s worth of fun.
Admission to the Fall Festival varies depending on when you visit, and tickets are available online or at the gate. Cox Farms tickets range from $7 on discount weekdays to $20 on prime weekends. Admission gives you access to all of the festival activities. There is a long and fun hay ride through the corn field, many slides, rope swings, a goat petting area, hay tunnels, a visit to Foamhenge, and more. We love the big Dino Slide, and the Jack and the Beanstalk slide that starts in the barn. If you plan to visit on peak days, buy your ticket online. Ticket purchase lines can get very long on busy days.
Cox packs a lot of fun into their ticket price, and there is plenty of space, even on busy weekends. We’ve enjoyed the shortest lines on weekday afternoons and Sunday mornings, when crowds are light.
Cox Farms Fields of Fear, Centreville, Sep 20 – Nov 2
Older kids and teens head to Cox Farms at night for the Fields of Fear, featuring scares in the corn maze, forest trail, and wagon rides. After the frights, hang out by the bonfire with music, games, and food. In 2019, the scares open on September 20.
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Fall Farm Days, Sky Meadows State Park, October 5 – 27 weekends
Fall Farm Days in the Sky Meadows Historic Area offer festive food, live music, pick-your-own pumpkins, a corn maze, historic tours, blacksmith demonstrations, a children’s play area, and more. The October weekend events have weekly themes like “Life on the Farm.” Activities are included with the regular $5 park admission. When you visit, enjoy fall foliage and crisp Autumn air on a wonderful Sky Meadows loop hike to a view. Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 – 5:00.
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Fall Harvest Festival, Great Country Farms, Bluemont, Sep 30 – Oct 31
The annual Fall Harvest Festival offers a month of family-friendly fun. P pumpkins, get lost in the corn maze, explore the 5 acre play area, and more. On weekends, cheer on the fastest piggie, do some pumpkin munchin’ with P-Rex, roast marshmallows, and enjoy live entertainment. In 2019, the corn maze celebrates 50 years, from Woodstock to the Moon Landing. The maze takes an average of 30 minutes so you can conquer the maze and still enjoy all the other farm fun. Open daily 9:00 – 5:00. Weekend admission is $10/$12 child/adult; $8/$10 on weekdays. Pick your own pumpkins are $.59 per pound.
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The Glow, Reston, Oct 3 – 27
Stroll through an enchanting wonderland of more than 5,000 hand carved, illuminated pumpkins transformed into beautiful landscapes, iconic figures and larger-than-life structures. This 1/3-mile, walk-through display is not scary so it’s fun for all ages. Timed tickets from $10.99 to $29.99 depending on age, date, and time. Follow the link to purchase tickets.
The Pumpkin Patch at Hill High Farm, Winchester, Late Sep thru Oct
The Pumpkin Patch offers fun family activities including the largest corn maze in the area, hay rides (daytime and moonlit), and free children’s activities including a petting zoo, straw maze and play area. Weekends from late September through November 1; 10:00 – 5:00. Admission is free; hayride and maze are $6 each. At night, the Haunted Nightmares Haunted House ratchets up the scares.
Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival, Alexandria, Sep 21 – Oct 27
Pick up a pumpkin then head out to play on hay rides, jumping pillow, tire tower, corn maze, underground slide, and much more. 10:30 – 5:00; $13.
Lake Ridge Nursery Pumpkin Patch, Woodbridge, Sep 20 – Oct 31
The Pumpkin Patch has many play activities for kids. Moon bounces, rope swing, zip line, slides, wooden jungle gyms: castle, pirate ship, airplane, tee pee, ball crawl inflatable, 40′ foot batman inflatable. New in 2019 is a 40′ inflatable obstacle course. Monday – Friday noon – 7:00, Saturday 9:00 – 7:00, Sunday 9:00 – 6:00. $12/$15 weekday/weekend admission.
Marker-Miller Orchards, Winchester, Sep + Oct Weekends
Take a 25-minute long hayride through the fields and orchards and enjoy the mountain scenery. Ride the cow train, enjoy the large playground, and sample pumpkin treats and apple cider donuts from the bakery. Hayride is $2.00, admission is free. Saturday 9:00 – 5:00, opens at noon on Sundays.
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Pumpkinville Fall Festival, Leesburg Animal Park, Leesburg, Sep 21 – Nov 5
Family-friendly activities include giant hill slides, kid’s maze, rope swings, pedal carts, moon bounces, a petting zoo, and more festival fun. Take unlimited hayrides and visit the Leesburg Animal Park to pet and feed friendly, exotic, and domestic animals. Enjoy free apple cider and a free small pumpkin to take home. Visit on the weekend for camel rides, face painting, mini tractor rides, festival food, and live entertainment. Open Monday – Thursday 9:30 – 5:00; to 6:00 on weekends. $11.95 to $18.95 depending on age and time of visit.
Temple Hall Fall Festival and Corn Maize, Leesburg, Sep 28 – Nov 5
This weekends-only festival features the only 20-acre corn maize on the East Coast that each year has a new theme. You can launch a pumpkin 100 yards through the air with Pumpkin Blasters, cheer on your favorite at the pig races, play on the jumping pillows, take a hayride, enjoy festival food, and more. Tickets are $8 – $15 depending on age and time of visit. Open 10:00 – 10:00 Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00 Sunday and select Mondays.
Ticonderoga Farms 2019 Fall Festival, Chantilly, Sep 22 – Nov 4
With a great selection of activities for younger kids, Ticonderoga is another fun spot to put on your pumpkin patch list. It’s also a great alternative when lines are long at Cox Farms. There are slides, farm animals, themed play areas and a hayride, plus a swinging bridge and a bounce pillow. Open weekdays 10:00 to 5:00; until 6:00 on weekends. Admission is $10.95/$16.95 weekdays/weekends and holidays.
Whitehall Farm Fall Fun Days, Clifton, Sep 28 – Oct 27
The weekend-only festival features a 3-acre corn maze in the charming town of Clifton. The pumpkin patch is a pick-your–own style, with sustainably grown, non-certified organic pumpkins. The 2017 pumpkin patch will include multiple pumpkin slingshots, so you can try your luck hitting the target. Visit the farm animals, play in the inflatable bounce houses, take a hay ride, get your face painted, and more. Fall Fun Days are open from 10:00 to 4:00 on Saturday and Sunday; admission is $12.
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Yankey Farms Pumpkin Patch, Nokesville, Sep 28 – Oct 30
Pick the perfect pumpkin, get lost in the corn maze, and play in the farmyard activity area. On weekends,take a ride around the farm on the cow train. Farmyard activities include farm animals, corn boxes, hay piles, slides, Farm Hoppers, and pedal tractors. Sunday to Friday noon – 6:00; open at 10:00 on Saturdays. Activity area admission $5/$6 weekdays/weekends.
Free Pumpkin Patches in Northern Virginia
Burnside Farms, Haymarket
Burnside Farms offers one of the area’s largest selections of pumpkins and gourds, beautiful mums and other fall products at their Fall Market in Haymarket. The Fall Market is open mid-September through Halloween and admission is free.
Evergreen Acres, Nokesville
Take a two-county hayride to the pumpkin patch for pick-your-own fun. This is a real pumpkin patch so it might be muddy after rain. Admission is free; pumpkins are $.50 per pound. Open weekends, 10:00 – 5:00.
Heather Hill Gardens, Burke
Heather Hill Gardens no longer offers a pumpkin patch play area for kids, but it’s still a lovely nursery, and a good place to let the kids pick out a Halloween pumpkin.
Krop’s Crops, Great Falls, October Weekends
Krop’s Crops hosts fall fun on October weekends. Play in the corn crib, visit the animals, and take a hayride to the patch to find the perfect pumpkin. 11:00 to 4:00; $3 for hayride to the pumpkin patch.
Meadows Farms Garden Nursery, Great Falls
Meadows Farms has multiple locations in Northern Virginia and our children enjoyed visiting the Great Falls location when they were young. The small kids area includes a “haunted” bus, moon bounce, slide, and plenty of pumpkins for the perfect jack-o-lantern.
Nalls Produce, Franconia
The great pumpkin tunnel returns in October. During your visit to Nalls, kids can play in the tunnel, visit with the chickens, say hi to the teacup pig, and locate the perfect pumpkin. Adults will enjoy shopping for fresh produce, apple cider, and specialty products.
Pop-up Pumpkins, Various Locations
Several churches, shopping areas, and normally vacant lots open pop-up pumpkin shops during the season. Some of these short-term markets also include moon bounces, hay tunnels, and other activities for kids.
Reston Farm Market, Reston, Sep 12 – Nov 24
An expanded and fun-filled Reston Farm Market returns for the season with pumpkins, flowers, Halloween decorations, jams and treats, and more. Best of all there are several ways for kids to have fun at the market. Three moon bounces and a slide, a small petting area with goats and puppies, and a miniature train all offer fun for the little ones. Entry is free but there are fees for the kids activities (group rates available). 9:00 – 7:00 daily.
Wegmeyer Farms, Hamilton and Gilbert’s Corner
Check in at the old stone barn, built in the 1700s, then head to the u-pick pumpkin field. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00.
2019 pumpkin patches in Northern Virginia are full of fall festivals, corn mazes, hayrides, and other family fun. Our list offers plenty of choices, whether you want a full day of activities for kids, or a quiet spot to choose your autumn decorations.
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