Best Pumpkin Patches in Northern Virginia and Fall Festivals

2022 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 multi-acre corn mazes to laid-back pumpkin displays at local garden centers, there are fun Northern Virginia pumpkin patches for every budget.

Many garden centers offer scaled-down, more accessible pumpkin patches, usually open daily, and free or low-cost. Others build out huge playgrounds and charge admission. Some annual fall festivals may be scaled back or canceled this year, but there are still plenty of pumpkin patches to enjoy. Read on to find the best 2022 pumpkin patches in Northern Virginia, plus corn maze destinations and more fall festivals.

Pile of pumpkins in Northern VA'
Pumpkin patches in Northern VA.

Our list of pumpkin patches and fall festivals in Northern Virginia are grouped by paid admission and free entry, then listed alphabetically by town. Follow the links for additional details.

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2022 Pumpkin Patches in Northern VA with Paid Admission

These pumpkin patches in the Northern Virginia area pack a lot of special activities and fun into their admission price. Some farms sell tickets online and weekends may sell out so get your tickets early.

Fall Festival at Messick's Farm, Bealeton, October Weekends

Enjoy hours of kid-friendly fun at Messick's Farm Fall Festival, open on October weekends and October 10th. Get lost in the corn maze, try the giant slides and the bounce pillow, take a ride on the haywagon or barrel train, and more. In 2022, the u-pick sunflower field is also in bloom. $15 admission, 3 and under free. 10:00 – 5:00.

Corn Maze at Messick's Farm Fall Festival in Northern Virginia
Messcik's Farm Corn Maze

Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival, Great Country Farms, Bluemont, Oct 1 – 31

The annual Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Great Country Farms delivers a whole month of kid-friendly fun. Pick your favorite from the pumpkin patch, get lost in the corn maze, explore the 5-acre play area, and more. On weekends, roast marshmallows, fire pumpkin cannons, and enjoy live entertainment. In 2022, the corn maze honors apples and cider.

Purchase tickets online (recommended for weekends) or at the door. Open daily 9:00 – 5:00, until 6:00 on weekends. Weekend admission is $14/$16 child/adult; $10/$12 on weekdays. Pick your own pumpkins and some activities have extra fees.

Plan your visit: Fantastic Fun Things to Do in Bluemont Virginia. Getting there is part of the fun on this Scenic Drive in Loudoun County Virginia.

Cox Farms photo credit Charlotte Geary
Cox Farms, photo credit: Charlotte Geary

Cox Farms Fall Festival, Cox Farms, Centreville, Sep 17-18, 24 – Nov 8

The happy mayhem of Cox Farms Fall Festival is back! One of the biggest and best fall festivals of the season, Cox is packed with slides, rope swings, farm animals, hayrides, a corn maze, and more. If you love a pumpkin patch with extra activities, Cox Farms is the place for you.

Tickets start at $10 and go up to $25 for peak days; purchase online or at the door. The fall festival is open 10:00 – 6:00; to 5:00 in November.

Find more fall festivals in our guide, Fantastic Ways to Celebrate Fall in Northern Virginia.

Cox Farms Fields of Fear, Centreville, Sep 23 – Nov 5

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. Find more scary and not-so-scary fun in our guide to Halloween in Northern Virginia.

Cox Farms Fields of Fear
Photo credit: Cox Farms Fields of Fear

Blue Ridge Mountain Maze, Charlottesville, Sep 24 – Nov 6

The Blue Ridge Mountain Maze in Charlottesville (formerly Corn Maze in the Plains) features a 5-acre corn maze and more pumpkin patch fun. Take a spin in the roll tubes, slingshot a pumpkin, play corn hole, tackle the obstacle course, and enjoy a hayride through the countryside.

When you're ready to tackle the corn maze, practice navigating in one of the mini mazes. Want an extra challenge? Come after 5:00 pm and try the Night Maze.

Day corn maze opens at 10:00 Friday through Sunday. The Night Maze, held Fridays and Saturdays, opens at dark but you can enter anytime after 5:00. Admission is $12 for ages 12 and up, $11 for ages 4 – 11, and tickets are available online or at the door.

Wegmeyer Farms, Hamilton, Sep 24 – ?

Reserve your time online to visit the u-pick pumpkin field at Wegmeyer Farms. The farm grows 50 varieties of pumpkins! Wegmeyer is a great option for folks who like more traditional pumpkin patches. Tickets are $30 and the price includes your first $30 worth of pumpkins. Open Thursday through Monday, 10:00 – 5:00.

Pumpkin Village, Leesburg Animal Park, Leesburg, Sep 17 – Nov 6

Another of the local pumpkin patches with extra fun takes over Leesburg Animal Park every fall. Family-friendly activities include giant hill slides, a kid's maze, rope swings, pedal carts, moon bounces, a petting zoo, and more fall festival fun.

Visit the Leesburg Animal Park to pet and feed friendly, exotic, and domestic animals. Extra activities on the weekend include bounce pillows, a zip line, and live entertainment.

Open daily at 9:30 except closed Tuesday. $14.95 to $20.95 depending on age and date of visit.

Fall Farm Days, Sky Meadows State Park, Paris, October Weekends

The Sky Meadows Historic Area will host Fall Farm Days with more independent, family-friendly activities. October weekend events have weekly themes like “Life on the Farm,” and they include live music and a children's play area. Activities are included with the regular $10 park admission.

When you visit, enjoy the fall foliage and crisp Autumn air on a wonderful Sky Meadows loop hike to a view. October Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 – 4:00.

Fall foliage colors the view at the Sky Meadows Historic Area
Sky Meadows Historic Area

Find more Autumn adventures with these 16 Favorite Fall Hikes in Northern Virginia.

Reston Farm Market, Reston, Sep 24 – Oct 30

The fun-filled Reston Farm Market Fall Festival returns with moon bounces, bouncy slides, an inflatable corn maze, train rides, and farm animals. A balloon artist, face painter, caricature artist, and food truck are on hand (extra fee). Purchase pumpkins, flowers, Halloween decorations, jams and treats, and all your seasonal favorites.

Tickets are $28 per child; $7 for an accompanying adult. Purchase timed entry tickets online for 90 minutes of play, Friday through Sunday, 9:00 – 5:00.

Reston Farm Market pumpkin patch
Reston Farm Market pumpkin patch

Temple Hall Fall Pumpkin Patch, Leesburg, Oct 1 – 31

Celebrate the season with a visit to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch and sunflower field. Kids can visit the playground full of fun jumping pillows and slides. And everyone will enjoy a wagon ride and a visit with the farm animals. Admission is $15 per person, $12 on weekdays, and includes a pumpkin and sunflowers. Open 9:00 – 5:00 daily.

Free Pumpkin Patches in Northern Virginia

These fall markets don't charge an admission fee, but there are often fees for activities such as hayrides. You'll also pay for your pumpkins and any other market purchases.

Find a perfect pumpkin at a Northern Virginia pumpkin patch.
Pumpkin Patches in Northern Virginia

Marker-Miller Orchards, Winchester, Sep + Oct Weekends

Find the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch and take a hayride while you enjoy the mountain scenery. Kids can ride the cow train, enjoy the large playground, and sample pumpkin treats and apple cider donuts from the bakery. Admission is free; hayride is $2. Saturday 9:00 – 5:00, opens at noon on Sundays.

On October 22, Marker-Miller hosts a Pumpkin Festival with food trucks, craft vendors, and lots of pumpkin treats.

Marker-Miller Orchards is on our list of the best places to visit in Winchester and is also one of the best spots for apple picking in Virginia.

Marker-Miller Orchard rockers and children's play area
Marker-Miller Orchard

Read our complete guide for more Fun Things to Do in Winchester Virginia.

The Pumpkin Patch at Hill High Farm, Winchester, Sep 23 – Oct 28

The Pumpkin Patch offers fun family activities including the largest corn maze in the area plus daytime and moonlit hayrides. Free children's activities include a petting zoo, straw maze, and play area. Daytime activities are open weekends, 10:00 – 5:00. Admission is free; the hayride and maze are $8 each.

Night activities, including a moonlit hayride (not haunted) and night maze, are open Friday and Saturday nights, October 1 – 28 from 7:00 – 10:00.

For a separate admission, visit the Haunted Nightmares Haunted House and ratchet up the scares. The haunted house is open Friday through Sunday nights October 1 – 31.

Hartland Farms, Markham, mid-Sep – Oct

Take a scenic drive to the pretty small town of Markham for pumpkin patch festivities. The farm hosts a fall festival with play spaces, hayrides, a corn maze, and other activities. Then, pick your own pumpkin in the u-pick field. The farm stand also sells pre-picked fruit, produce, and cider. Open 9:00 – 5:00 (check for days).

Hartland Orchard in Virginia is a Beautiful Place for Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches, and Great Views.
Hartland Orchard

Yankey Farms Pumpkin Patch, Bristow, Oct 1 – 30 Weekends

The kid's activities and hayrides are back in 2022! Pick the perfect pumpkin right from the vine in the giant pumpkin field. Pumpkin patch visitors can also try the corn maze, visit the petting farm, take a hayride or ride the cow train, and have fun in the kid's play area.

Admission to the play area and activities is $6 but you only pay for your pumpkins if you just want to head to the u-pick pumpkin field. Friday 4:00 – 6:00, Saturday 10:00 – 6:00, Sunday noon – 6:00.

Valley View Farm, Delaplane, October

The pick-your-own pumpkin field at Valley View Farm is open throughout October. This is also one of the best places for apple picking in Northern VA. Adults get special activities too, including tastings at the farm winery and cidery. Open Friday through Sunday at noon.

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. Weekends 11:00 to 4:00; $4 for a hayride to the pumpkin patch.

Krops Crops in Great Falls Virginia offers hay rides to the pumpkin patch on October weekends
Krops Crops in Great Falls Virginia

Burke Nursery Pumpkin Playground, Burke, Oct 1 – 31

The annual Burke Nursery Pumpkin Patch is open with scaled-back offerings. Families can visit the pumpkin patch to capture fall photos with a perfect seasonal and Halloween backdrop. Shop a great collection of fall plants, pumpkins, cider, and Halloween decorations. 9:00 – 7:00 daily, to 6:00 Sundays.

Heather Hill Gardens, Burke

Heather Hill Gardens no longer offers a pumpkin patch play area for kids, but it's still a lovely nursery. The selection is manageable so this is a good place to let the kids pick out a Halloween pumpkin. There are several spots to take a fun Halloween or fall-themed family photo.

There is a small pumpkin patch at Heather Hill Farm in Burke VA
Heather Hill Farm pumpkins

Lake Ridge Nursery Pumpkin Patch, Woodbridge

The usual Pumpkin Patch kid's activities are closed, but you can still take fall photos and shop for seasonal plants at the market.

Meadows Farms Fall Festivals, Multiple Locations

Meadows Farms has multiple locations in Northern Virginia that add extra activities during the Fall Festival. Our children enjoyed visiting the Great Falls location when they were young which included a “haunted” bus.

Nalls Produce, Franconia

The popular Pumpkin Hill returns on the last weekend in September. 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.

2018 Pumpkin Patches in Northern Virginia are fun for all ages.
Pumpkin Patches in Northern Virginia are fun for all ages.

Fall Festivals Closed in 2022

These annual fall festivals are closed in 2022.

2022 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.

Whichever fall festival and pumpkin patch you choose, we wish you a happy time at fall festivals in Northern VA! Looking for more Autumn beauty? Our Northern Virginia Fall Foliage Finder has lots of great places for a perfect pic of fall colors.

Find more Autumn fun in our complete guide: Where to Go Apple Picking in Virginia

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Pumpkin patches in Northern VA and fall festivals bring family fun to the Washington DC area.
Best Pumpkin Patches in Northern Virginia

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