2021 Pumpkin Patches in Northern Virginia and Fall Festivals

2021 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 2021 pumpkin patches in Northern Virginia, plus corn maze destinations and more fall festivals.

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.

2021 Pumpkin Patches in Northern VA with Paid Admission

Pile of pumpkins in Northern VA'
Pumpkin patches in Northern VA.
Cox Farms photo credit Charlotte Geary
Cox Farms, photo credit: Charlotte Geary

Cox Farms Fall Festival, Cox Farms, Centreville, Sep 18-19, 25 – Nov 7

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 $7 and go up to $20 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.

Pumpkin Village, Leesburg Animal Park, Leesburg, Sep 18 – Nov 2

Another of the local pumpkin patches with extra fun takes over Leesburg Animal Park every fall. Family-friendly activities include giant hill slides, 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. Visit on the weekend for camel rides, festival food, and live entertainment.

Open daily at 9:30 except closed Tuesday. $13.95 to $19.95 depending on age and date of visit.

Wegmeyer Farms, Hamilton, Sep 19 – ?

Reserve your time online to visit the you-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 $25 and the price includes your first $25 worth of pumpkins. Open Thursday through Monday, 10:00 – 5:00.

Cox Farms Fields of Fear, Centreville, Sep 24 – Nov 6

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.

Reston Farm Market, Reston, Sep 25 – Oct 31

The fun-filled Reston Farm Market Fall Festival is back with moon bounces, bouncy slides, an inflatable corn maze, train rides, and farm animals. This year kids can try a new Spooky the Square Pumpkin maze. 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; $6 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.

Reston Farm Market pumpkin patch
Reston Farm Market pumpkin patch

Blue Ridge Mountain Maze, Charlottesville, Sep 25 – Nov 7

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. Enter anytime after 5:00 for Night Maze, Friday and Saturday (maze opens at dark). Admission is $12 for age 12 and up; $11 age 4 – 11 and tickets are available online or at the door.

Fall Farm Days, Sky Meadows State Park, Updated in 2021

The Sky Meadows Historic Area will host Fall Farm Days in 2021, but 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 $5 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 – 5:00.

Sky Meadows State Park pumpkin field
Sky Meadows State Park pumpkin field

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

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

The annual Fall 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 2021, the corn maze honors Regenerative Agriculture.

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.

Whitehall Farm Fall Fun Days, Clifton, Oct 2 – Oct 31

The corn maze is back in 2021! 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 and admission is $12.

Plan your visit with our complete guide to a Clifton Virginia Day Trip.

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.

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 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.

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 25 – Nov 1

The Pumpkin Patch offers fun family activities including the largest corn maze in the area, hayrides (daytime and moonlit), and free children's activities including a petting zoo, straw maze, and play area. In 2021, 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 – 31 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 you-pick field. The farm stand also sells pre-picked fruit, produce, and cider. Open 9:00 – 5:00 (check for days).

Yankey Farms Pumpkin Patch, Nokesville, Sep 26 – Oct 31

The usual kid's activities and hayrides are closed in 2021. But you can still pick the perfect pumpkin right from the vine in the giant pumpkin field. Pumpkin patch visitors can also try the corn maze and check out the small petting farm. There is no admission fee but you must have a reservation; reserve your spot online. Saturday 10:00 – 6:00, Sunday through Friday noon – 6:00.

Valley View Farm, Delaplane, Sep – Oct

In late August, Valley View Farm opened a corn maze scavenger hunt where kids search for a hand-painted treasure chest with stickers inside. The farm does not have a pumpkin patch but they sell pumpkins from a nearby farm. 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 Garden Nursery, Multiple Locations

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

Pumpkin Hill returns in late 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 2021

These annual fall festivals are closed in 2021. We hope they return in 2022.

Burnside Farms, Haymarket and Nokesville

Burnside Farms will not have pumpkins or a maze in 2021. Usually, they offer one of the area's largest selections of pumpkins and gourds, mums, and other fall products at their Fall Market in Haymarket. The Nokesville farm is home to a beautiful sunflower field which sometimes becomes a unique fall sunflower maze. Sadly, there is no Sunflower Maze at the Nokesville farm in 2021.

Ticonderoga Farms Fall Festival, Chantilly, CLOSED

The Ticonderoga Fall Festival is closed in 2021 and the farm is only open for private events.

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.

2021 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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