2020 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 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. Some annual fall events are scaled back or canceled, but there are still plenty of pumpkin patches to enjoy. Read on to find the best 2020 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.
2020 Pumpkin Patches in Northern VA with Paid Admission
Blue Ridge Mountain Maze, Charlottesville, Sep 26 – Nov 8
The popular Corn Maze in the Plains has moved and renamed and is now the Blue Ridge Mountain Maze in Charlottesville. Treat your gang to a 5-acre corn maze and plenty of family-friendly pumpkin patch fun. Roll yourself or your kids in the roll tubes, slingshot 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 an extra challenge? Come after 6:00 pm and tackle the Night Maze. Day maze open 10:00 – 6:00, Friday through Sunday. Night maze is open Thursday + Friday 1:00 – 6:00, Saturday 10:00 – 10:00, Sunday 10:00 – 6:00. Admission is $12 for age 12 and up; $10 age 4 – 11 and tickets are available online or at the door. Follow the link for more details.
Cox Farms Hay Ride and Market, Cox Farms, Centreville, Sep 25 – Nov 2
The usual Cox Farms Fall Festival is canceled in 2020, but this year you can enjoy a hayride through the cornfield from the comfort of your own car on fall weekends. The self-driven hayride involves operating your personal vehicle on unpaved farm roads; follow the link for safety info and vehicle restrictions. Tickets go on sale in September and the drive is open Friday + Monday 2:00 – 6:00; Saturday + Sunday 10:00 – 6:00.
Cox Farms will also operate a drive-through market. Order online and pick up your goodies from the comfort of your car daily, 10:00 – 6:00.
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Fall Farm Days, Sky Meadows State Park, October 3 – 25 weekends
Fall Farm Days in the Sky Meadows Historic Area offer family-friendly activities, live music, a children’s play area, historic tours, 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 the 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 28 – Oct 31
The annual Fall Harvest Festival offers a month of family-friendly fun. Pick pumpkins, get lost in the corn maze, explore the 5-acre play area and more. On weekends, roast marshmallows, fire the pumpkin cannons, and enjoy live entertainment. In 2020, the corn maze celebrates the new Henway Cider, which you can enjoy during your visit. The maze takes an average of 30 minutes so you can conquer the maze and still enjoy all the other farm fun.
Capacity is limited and you can purchase tickets in advance online. Open daily 9:00 – 5:00, until 6:00 Saturday and Sunday. Weekend admission is $14/$16 child/adult; $10/$12 on weekdays. Pick your own pumpkins are $.59 per pound and some activities have extra fees.
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Pumpkin Village, Leesburg Animal Park, Leesburg, Sep 19 – Nov 3
Family-friendly activities include giant hill slides, kid’s maze, rope swings, pedal carts, moon bounces, a petting zoo, and more festival fun. Visit the Leesburg Animal Park to pet and feed friendly, exotic, and domestic animals. Visit on the weekend for camel rides, festival food, and live entertainment. Open Tuesday – Friday 9:30 – 5:00; Saturday and Sunday 9:30 – 1:00 or 2:00 – 6:00. $13.00 to $18.00 depending on age and time of visit.
Reston Farm Market, Reston, Sep 25 – Nov 1
An expanded and fun-filled Reston Farm Market returns for the season with moon bounces and bouncy slides, an inflatable corn maze, train rides, and farm animals. Adding to the fun are a balloon artist, face painter, caricature portrait artist, and food truck. Purchase pumpkins, flowers, Halloween decorations, jams and treats, and all your seasonal favorites. Tickets are $20 per child; $5 for accompanying adult and must be purchased online in advance. Timed entries are available Friday through Sunday 9:00 – 5:00 and each entry allows 90 minutes of play.
Temple Hall Fall Pumpkin Patch, Leesburg, Oct 1 – 31
Celebrate the season with a visit to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Kids can visit the playground full of fun jumping pillows and slides. $10 entry fee per person includes a pumpkin. Open 9:00 – 5:00 daily.
Wegmeyer Farms, Hamilton
Reserve your time online to visit the you-pick pumpkin field at Wegmeyer Farms. Tickets are $25 and the price includes your first $25 worth of pumpkins. Open Thursday through Monday, 10:00 – 5:00.
Whitehall Farm Fall Fun Days, Clifton, Oct 3 – Oct 31
There is no corn maze in 2020 but you can still have fun on the farm. The pumpkin patch is a pick-your–own style, with sustainably grown, non-certified organic pumpkins. Take a wagon ride, visit the farm animals, walk on the nature trails, enjoy a picnic, and more. The farm is open from 10:00 to 4:00 on Saturday and Sunday; admission is $10.
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Free Pumpkin Patches in Northern Virginia
These fall markets don’t charge a general admission fee, but there are often fees for activities such as hay rides. You’ll also pay for your pumpkins and any other market purchases.
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 where seasonal and Halloween displays are a perfect backdrop for Fall photos. Shop a great collection of fall plants, pumpkins, cider, and Halloween decorations. 9:00 – 7:00 daily, to 6:00 Sundays.
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.
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.
The Pumpkin Patch at Hill High Farm, Winchester, Sep 25 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. In 2020, opening weekend is September 25 -26; 10:00 – 5:00. Admission is free; the hayride and maze are $6 each. At night, the Haunted Nightmares Haunted House ratchets up the scares.
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 hayride to the pumpkin patch.
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.
Marker-Miller Orchards, Winchester, Sep + Oct Weekends
Find the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin field 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. Saturday 9:00 – 5:00, opens at noon on Sundays.
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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 usually 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.
Yankey Farms Pumpkin Patch, Nokesville, Sep 26 – Oct 31
Pick the perfect pumpkin right from the vine in the giant pumpkin field. Then, get lost in the corn maze and visit the farm animals. There is no admission fee but you must have a reservation; reserve your spot online. Saturday 10:00 – 6:00, Sunday and Monday noon – 6:00.
Fall Festivals Closed in 2020
These annual fall festivals are closed in 2020. We look forward to their return in 2021.
Burnside Farms, Nokesville, CLOSED in 2020
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 updates on closing dates. In 2019, the sunflower maze closed in mid-October, cut short by hot days and little rain.
Cox Farms Fields of Fear, Centreville, CLOSED in 2020
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 Halloween in Northern Virginia.
Ticonderoga Farms Fall Festival, Chantilly, CLOSED in 2020
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.
2020 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.
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This article was published in 2019 and updated in 2020.