Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Eastern Connecticut?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Eastern Connecticut, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands.  Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!   If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page!

Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and their trips and activities, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), chocolate, coffee, k-cups or to donate to both the Scouts and U.S. military troops, click here and help the Boy Scouts!

Updates for December 2017

Most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! You may also like a local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!. The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.

After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt.  If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

New London County 

  • Clyde's Cider Mill - Real apple cider made on-site!
    129 North Stonington Road, Old Mystic, CT 06355. Phone: 860-536-3354. Email us at: [email protected] . Family-run since 1881, this is the last steam-powered cider mill in New England. Clyde's recently received a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark Award. Fresh cider is made daily during the Fall. Clyde's is also a bonded winery, producing hard ciders and apple wines. Open seasonally, seven days a week. Handicapped accessible. Historic site. Fun for children. Hours of operation: Seasonal starting Aug., open daily. 9-5 Directions: I-95 exit 90, follow Rte 27 to Old Mystic thru town, bear right at fork. Cider Mill on left. 
  • Country Corners Farm - ORGANIC, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, beans, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, grapes, pumpkins, raspberries, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, prepicked produce, picnic area
    288 Brewster Road, Griswold, CT 06351. Phone: (860)376-2259. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: From the South I-395 to exit 85, turn right on to Rt 164; go until you see River Edge Golf Course on the right, then take the next left, which is Brewster Road; follow it until it ends; you are here! From the North, take I-395 south to exit 85; go straight through the first light and turn left at the next light onto Rt 164, then follow the directions above to River Ridge Golf Course. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November. Open: Monday to Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-7, Sunday 12-6.  Apples starting in July Thru October note: no PYO on the apples or pears due to the large size of the Trees, Retail only, Pumpkins late September thru October, Other summer Veggies as they come in. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, only. We are USDA Certified Organic and Certified Naturally Grown.
  • Grant's -  corn maze, pumpkin patch
    188 Mell Road, Lisbon, CT, 06351. Phone: 860-376-5625. Open: call for hours. Payment: cash or check. Grant's Berry Patch is a family farm located in Lisbon, Connecticut that specializes in Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, Blueberries, and Raspberries, along with tomatoes and other seasonable vegetables and what our customers refer to as "the best sweet corn there is".   
  • Holmberg Orchards - pumpkins, fruit, vegetables, flowers
    12 Orchard Drive, Rte. 12, Gales Ferry, CT 06335. Phone: 860-464-7107. Email: [email protected]. PYO apples, pears, raspberries, pumpkins, cut flowers.  Call for seasonal hours.  Farm Market open daily 9 am to 6 pm year-round, featuring our native fruits, vegetables, cider, pies, flowers, plants & seasonal items. 
  • Maple Lane Farm and Market - pumpkins, fruit
    57 N.W. Corner Road, Preston, CT 06365. Phone: (860) 887-8855. Fax: (860) 887-3087. Maple Lane Farms offers PYO raspberries, currants, apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees. Our Farm Market is open 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days,  April - December. 
  • R-Farm,LLC - UPDATE: October 07, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    353 Tobacco Street, Lebanon, CT 06249.   
  • Savitsky Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, Fresh eggs
    195 Cato Corner Rd, Colchester, CT 06416. Phone: 860-537-5815. Email: [email protected]. Open: September 1st - October 31st, call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Scott's Yankee Farmer - pumpkin patch, tractor-pulled hay rides, corn maze, farm market, porta-potties, restrooms, school tours
    436 Boston Post Road Route 1, East Lyme, CT 06333. Phone: 860-739-5209. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Interstate 95 going North, take exit 71, Four Mile River Road. At the end of ramp, go right. Follow Four Mile River Road to the end. Take a right onto Boston Post Road. We are located 1 1/2 miles on the right. From Interstate 95 going South, take exit 75, Route 1. Continue straight off the exit to the first traffic light. Continue straight through the traffic light and go 2 1/2 miles. We are located on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Farm stand open April to December 31st 7 days a week 9am-5:30pm. Donuts on weekends June to November No pets allowed in Pick Your Own area Farm grown fruits and vegetables, jams, honey, apple cider, Indian corn, gourds, mums Corn Maze open August 30 to November 2, 2014. Pumpkins, jams, honey, pies, apple cider. Apples in September and October.  Pumpkins in October. Homemade donuts weekends in the Fall.   

Windham County

  • Buell's Orchard - pumpkins, apples, vegetables, flowers
    108 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford, CT 06242. Phone: (860) 974-1150  Fax: (860) 974-2305. PYO apples, pumpkins.  Annual Fall Festival – Columbus Day weekend.  New Peach Festival --3rd Saturday of August!  
  • Creamery Brook Bison - PYO pumpkins, hayrides, bison meat
    19 Purvis Road, Brooklyn, CT  06234. Phone: (860) 779-0837. Email: [email protected]. Open: weekdays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 10 am to 4pm. October group hayrides by reservation. School groups welcomed! Bison meat and pork available all year.
  • Devon Point Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), farm market, concessions / refreshment stand
    54 Joy Road, Woodstock, CT 06281. Phone: 860-974-9004. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily: Monday - Friday 9 am to 5; Saturday - Sunday 9 am to 6. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 54 Joy Road, just off Route 169 and Route 171 in Woodstock CT. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Fall Apple Cider Mill and Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch opens every year around late September - please visit our website for exact dates.  Raw Apple Cider made from Unsprayed 'Beyond Organic' Apples - Apple Cider Donuts - Unsprayed 'Beyond Organic' Apples for sale by the bag - Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins - Demonstrations of our newly restored Antique 1898 Cider Press - Hayrides, fun activities for kids and more! Celebrate Fall with healthy apples and apple cider WITHOUT pesticides, and no sprays whatsoever.it's good, clean fun at Devon Point Farm every weekend this Fall. But hurry, our supply of unsprayed apples is limited! You can visit the farm now and stock up on our unsprayed apple cider, and simply freeze it right in the jug for year-round use! We've created a suite of pages on our website that explain in detail all about our RAW Apple Cider, the story of the restoration of the apple cider press and what we'll have to offer for Fall Family Fun! We will be open weekdays from 9 am - 6 pm for apple, apple cider, and pick your own pumpkins, though weekends will include the antique apple cider press demonstrations, apple cider donuts, and hayrides.(UPDATED: October 07, 2016) (UPDATED: September 21, 2015)  
  • Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, farm animals, school tours
    227 Ekonk Hill Road, Sterling, CT 06354. Phone: 860-564-0248. Open: Please call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.  
  • Horse Listeners Orchard - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fresh eggs
    317 Bebbington Rd, Ashford, CT 06278. Phone: 869-429-5336. Email: [email protected]. Open: during sotre hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards.
  • Lapsley Orchard - pumpkins, fruit, vegetables
    403 Orchard Hill Road, Rte 169, Pomfret Center, CT 06259. Phone: 860-928-9186. Retail stand set on a 200-acre farm. Our orchards grow 50 kinds of apples, and pears. Our own cider available. Our gardens grow everything possible for the area. We offer a fall festival every Columbus Day weekend. This year (2010) it is October 9, 10 and 11th from 10 til 6 all three days. We also have PYO starting August 1, PYO apples starting September 1st and PYO pumpkins starting October 1.
  • Palazzi Orchard - pumpkins, apples, Peaches, vegetables, flowers, raspberries and grapes, hayrides
    1393 North Road, East Killingly, CT 06243. Phone: (860) 774-4363. Bring your family to one of Connecticut's highest hills. Spectacular four state view. 20 varieties of PYO apples. Open: 7 days all Fall, daily 9:30am to 5:30pm.   Free weekend hayrides. Peaches in Aug.
  • Shashok's Orchard - Pumpkins, apples, peaches
    Route 6, Chaplin, CT 06235. Phone: 860-455-0297. PYO apples, pumpkins.  Free hayrides September - October.  Farm store open daily.  Fruit, vegetables, cider, cut and dried flowers, floral arrangements. 
  • Quintessential Gardens At Fort Hill Farms - follows organic practices, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    260 Quaddick Rd POB 447, Thompson, CT 06277. Phone: 860-923-3439. Email: [email protected]. Directions: I-395, exit 99, go East exactly 2 miles Farm on left can't be missed! From RI, take 44W to Pulaski Rd, straight thru stop sign, go 1 1/2 miles Farm on right. Open: Daily 8 to 6; call if inclement weather; cornmaze 8/16 to 11/4: Sunday to Thursday 9 to 5; Fri/Saturday from 9am to 10pm w/Flashlight Nights! BYO Flashlight! Also call about Full - Moon Flashlight Nights.
    blueberries 7/1 pm to 9/1; Lavender 7/1 pm to 10/1; Corn maze 8/16 to 11/4. Click here for picking updates. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
  • Woodstock Orchards LLC - pumpkins, apples, vegetables
    494 Rte. 169, P.O. Box 113, Woodstock, CT 06281-0113. Phone: 860-928-2225. Email: [email protected] PYO blueberries July 15 to September 1.  PYO apples September 2 thru October 19.  Retail Farm Stand open Aug. 1 thru May, 9 am to 6 pm every day with our own apples, vegetables, pumpkins and our fresh sweet apple cider along with honey, maple syrup, jams, jellies and Vermont cheese.
  • Wright's Mill Farm - pumpkins
    Canterbury, CT. Hayrides weekends in October. See the website for more information!

 

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