Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Western Connecticut?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Western 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

Fairfield County

  • Blue Jay Orchards - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel, CT 06801. Phone: 203-748-0119 And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Open: August to Thanksgiving 7 days a week from 10 am to 5:30 pm Pick Your Own Hours are 7 days a week from 10am to 5:00 pm After Thanksgiving thru December 24th open Thursday thru Sunday 10 to 5:30 Pick your own apples is from late August to early November (based on picking conditions) Pumpkins start the last weekend of September and run through the month of October. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch are weekends only Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. 
  • Castle Hill Farm - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, Fresh eggs, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    25 Sugar Lane, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 2034265487. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday through Friday, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, September 21 to November 2; Nigh Maze opening October 24th - November 2, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open for Christmas trees the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas eve!!. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Also called Paproski's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze.   
  • Jones Family Farms (Pumpkinseed Hill Farm) - pumpkins, pumpkin patch (pick in the field) and Christmas trees.
    120 Beardsley Road, Shelton, CT 06484. Phone: (203) 929-8425.Open: September 26 through October 31 from 10 am to 5:30 pm; Call Farmer Jones for the latest Crop Report. Pumpkin season is here! Come see our many varieties of pumpkins and squashes, all grown here at our farm. Enjoy this year's circus theme along with the hayrides and farm animals. Fall is a festive time where we celebrate the harvest season at our beautiful Pumpkinseed Hill Farm. Bright orange pumpkins lie nestled amongst hay and green vines, ready to be harvested and carried home. Our Market Yard features farm animals, hayrides, corn maze, fall flowers, fresh apples and piles of autumn squash. Our special annual UNICEF Family Festivall during the last weekend before Halloween features games and children's activities all benefiting a worthy cause. Come enjoy classic New England scenery and beautiful fall foliage at Jones Family Farms this October.  (UPDATED: December 13, 2016, JBS)    
  • Larson's A-maiz-ing Maze - corn maze, pumpkins
    401 Federal Road (Rte 7) Brookfield, CT, Phone: 203 -740-2790. Email: [email protected] Be SURE to call before you go - their website has not been updated since 2012, and most of the infor dates back to 2007.
  • McLaughlin Vineyards - UPDATE 2017 - They appear to be permanently CLOSED pumpkins
    14 Albert's Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. Phone: 203-426-1533. Fax: 203-270-8722. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: I-84 to Exit 10. Churchill Road to Walnut Tree Hill Road. Walnut Tree Hill Road to Albert's Hill Road. Entrance is 100 yards on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. We are open October. Our hours are: Daily 11 am to 5 pm We are a multi-seasonal operation that offers year-round wine tastings, winery tours, wine education seminars, hiking trails, gift shop, maple syrup production tours, pumpkin picking, hayrides, and bald eagle viewing.
  • Plaskos Farm - corn maze (aka "Crazy Cows Corn Maze")
    670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT 06611.Phone: 203-268-2716.  Directions: Directions from NY: Merritt Pkwy to exit 49 (Rte.25 N). Take 1st exit off of 25N (#9-Daniels Farm Rd). Follow signs at exit for about 1 mile. (Pass red barn on the right) Proceed 1/8 mile to smiling corn cob signs on the right. Open: September and October; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 10 AM to dusk and Fridays 3PM to dusk. 2005 admission prices: Admission is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for children of 10 years old and under, and free for children under 3.
  • St. John's Lutheran Church - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, birthday parties
    884 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-322-0066. Email: [email protected]. Open: from October 12 through October 31 on Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Saturday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. The front lawn at St. John's Lutheran Church will be transformed into a pumpkin patch! We will have pumpkins of sizes, along with gourds, scarecrows, hay, and more. Recent news reports indicate a shortage of pumpkins in New England this year. Our pumpkins are coming from New Mexico, which has had a very good growing season with the pumpkins being larger than normal. Tell your friends, family, and neighbors to stop by St. John's for the best selection of pumpkins. Other October events at St. John's: Trunk or Treat - October 19, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 - You have heard of going trick or treating door to door; why not consider going trunk to trunk? Bring your decorated trunk and candy to St. John's Lutheran Church 9th Annual Trunk or Treat. Look for more details on the Stamford Patch or contact the church.  
  • Silverman's Farm  - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, Pick-your-own apples, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    451 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612. Phone: 203-261-3306 And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Seven Days a Week Weather Permitting. See Website. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Seasonal cider and hayrides - see their websites for more information. Beautiful greenhouse and florist.  Located in the easy to find in the southern Connecticut town of Easton, about 2 one half miles north of the Merrit Parkway (exit 46). We're at 451 Sport Hill Road (Route 59), just past the intersection with Center Road.
  • Warrup's Farm - Vegetables, salad greens, garlic, herbs, flowers, pumpkins.
    51 John Read Road, West Redding, CT 06896. Phone: (203) 938-9403. Email: [email protected]. Open: weekends in October and Columbus Day Monday, 10-5 pm; Farm stand open Tuesday - Sunday 10 am to 5 pm, July - October Our family farm is protected by a conservation easement guaranteeing this farmland will never be developed.    
  • Wells Hollow Farm and Creamery - corn maze, flashlight maze, haunted maze, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    656 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484. Phone: 203-558-7839. Alternate Phone: 203-926-0101. Email: [email protected]. Open: From late September through October there will be a fun filled corn maze at Wells Hollow Creamery. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From New York/Stamford area 95 South to Route 8 South, exit 12 (look for the brown farm agriculture directional signs off exit)take left at light take right onto Bridgeport Avenue. Farm stand will be on the right and the creamery and maze will be behind the red barns. Take right at light (Beard Sawmill Road)to park for Maze and Creamery and extra parking. From New Haven 95 South to Route 8 South exit 12. Right off exit. Same as above. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Corn Maze in Fall opens in September to October Sells up to 50 different flavors of Hard and Soft Ice Cream, Italian Ice, Yogurt and Sorbets. Sundaes and Milkshakes too!.

Litchfield County

  • Action Wildlife Foundation - This is NOT a pick-your-own pumpkin patch; tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Rt. 4, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-482-4465. Open: Weekend Hayrides to Pumpkin Patch; Please call to make sure hayrides will be available that day 860-491-9191; Family Day: Saturday, October 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm; Haunted Hayride: Saturday, October 23: 6:30 to 10 pm; Friday, October 29: 7 to 10 pm; Saturday, October 30: 6:30 to 10 pm; Weekend Hayrides in October 2nd Annual Chicken BBQ and Hoe Down: July 23, 2011. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Torrington area: Follow Route 4 West into Goshen approximately 4 miles from Torrington Center. Action Wildlife Main Entrance will be on your right hand side. Look for stone walls and iron gate. Open sign should be flying. Click here for a map and directions.
    Weekend hayrides: Hayrides are weather permitting and are $3 per person; Please note: The pumpkin patch only holds small sugar pumpkins and the children on the hayride receive a free pumpkin.
    Family Day: is $20 per carload (up to 8 people); hayrides for the day reduced to $2 per person with kids (only) receiving a small pumpkin.
    The Haunted Hayride: Join us for spooktacular fun! Not too scary, but not for the faint of heart either our hayride falls somewhere in the middle; Jump on the wagon to see our Alien Invasion, Scarecrow Row, Gallows and more! Museum is open and decorated for the season; Indoor scavenger hunt and games for smaller children; Bake sale and food for sale; $10 per person for hayride; All dates for hayrides are weather permitting; For more information call. Hayrides to Pumpkin Patch: Weekends in October; Hayrides in October include a ride through the facility with a tour guide who tells you about the animals and a stop at the Pumpkin Patch where the kids receive a small pumpkin for free. All pumpkins are small sugar pumpkins; Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.  
  • Angevine Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    40 Angevine Road, Warren, CT 06754. Phone: 860-868-7226. Alternate Phone: 860-601-5906. Fax: 860-868-9754. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5pm, September 27th - October 31st. Directions: Located on Angevine Road, off Route 341 in Warren, Connecticut. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Unique varieties of squash and gourds. Many exotic pumpkin varieties grown on the farm. Shop for local honey, maple syrup, Goat Boy Soaps, Stosh's Kettle Corn, local artwork and more in the Harvest Barn. Christmas Tree tagging allowed in during the harvest season. Christmas Barn may be open, call for hours.       
  • Averill Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area
    250 Calhoun St, Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-2777. Email: [email protected]. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Orchard stand opens August 20, 2010 this year; Donuts will be available every day until Wednesday, November 24, 2010. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.  
  • Barden Farm - pumpkins, Turkeys, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, pony rides
    45 Burgoyne Heights, New Hartford, CT 06057. Phone: 860-379-8803. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: from rt.44 take 219 south 4th left onto West Hill Rd. 1st right And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Open: Daily 9am to 8pm Payment: Cash, Check. ice cream shop and farm animals to see. 
  • Bunnell farm - Pumpkins
    524 Maple Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (860) 567-9576. PYO pumpkins, horse and tractor drawn hayrides, visit the farm animals and the corn maze. 
  • Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    461 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-0025. Fax: 860-364-0099. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sunday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm, September 25 to October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: We are located on Route 4 in Sharon, Connecticut. Take Route 4 West for 3 miles from the Cornwall Bridge (junctions of routes 4 and 7) or Take Route 4 east approximately 5 miles from the Sharon Memorial Clock Tower (junction of Routes 343, 41, and 4). Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkins/Gourds: September 25 to October 31, Corn Maze: September 1 to November 14, Hayrides: September 13 to November 10, Vintage Interactive Train Display for children and adult entertainment: September 13 to December 23 (Weekends Only) Bluegrass Country Music: October 11 to October 12. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Mother Nature's Candy Store with fresh cut pumpkins and gourds from the fields, picked apples, fresh pressed apple cider made on the premises, cider donuts, pies, muffins, raw apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, honey, crisp mix, fresh made peanut butter with no salt or preservatives made in front of you. Come see how our cider is made from picking to pressing in our store.      
  • Freund's Farm Market- pumpkins, flowers
    324 Norfolk Road, East Canaan, CT 06024. Phone: (860) 824-0650. Fax: (860) 824-0650. Contact form on their website. Or direct Email: [email protected].   Farm Market and Garden Center featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally produced eggs, maple syrup & honey. Bakery & Ice Cream Scoop Shop on premises, plus 1,000's of plants and composted manure.  PYO raspberries & flowers. Scheduled school tours for PYO pumpkins & popcorn.  
  • Harris Hill Farm - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals
    106 Ridge Road, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-354-5856. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm during October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, credit cards. Family operated farm in the beautiful Litchfield Hills. We offer other fall items including hay, cornstalks, gourds, winter squash and mums. On weekends during the month of October, we open our farm to the community and offer a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. We also invite our guests to enjoy corn trivia, a ride on our hay wagon and to meet the farm animals in our barns. We specialize in large, high quality, jack-o-latern style pumpkins but also offer a variety of other fall crops, such as winter squash, including butternut and spaghetti squash, gourds of all sizes, mini pumpkins, specialty pumpkins, including white and pink indian corn and much, much more! Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 05, 2017)   
  • Logue Farms, Inc. - PYO pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze
    59 Artillery Road , Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: (203) 263-5969. Email: [email protected]. We are a centennial family farm operated by 3rd and 4th generation. We offer PYO pumpkins on weekends in October with free hayrides to the field. We also offer a corn maze & other fall items including straw, cornstalks, cider & apples.
  • March Farm - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: (203) 266-7721. Fax: (203) 266-6076. Email: [email protected]. Open: The Corn Maze is now open weekends from 11am to 5pm through October via the hayride shuttle. See our website for hours in November and December. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Please visit the PYO Apples page for bag prices & variety availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Hayloft Playscape, Animal Yard: May 25 to October 31; Corn Maze and Hayrides: September 4 to October 31; Pick Your Own Strawberries: Mid June to September; Pick Your Own Blueberries: July to September; Pick Your Own Peaches: Mid July to October; Pick Your Own Apples: September to November; Pick Your Own Pumpkins: October. Payment: Cash, WIC Vouchers.   (UPDATED: September 29, 2011, JBS)
    A visitor writes on September 18, 2008: "Just wanted to write to tell you how much our family loves this farm!The family that runs it is wonderful! They also have a great play area for the children complete with giant pumpkins (great Fall photo opportunity), playhouse and pedal tractors/trikes and a track to ride on. Our kids love to come here and pick all of their wonderful produce and then take some time to play. Last year they had a informative corn maze as well. As you went through you learned about their family run farm. Great stuff!!!!"
  • Ruwet Farm - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, kiddie (mini) corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    East Pearl Road, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-866-6338. Email: [email protected]. Open: Pumpkinville opening Friday, September 26th on Fridays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Open the last weekend in September & every weekend in October, including Columbus Day. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. FREE hayrides, haunted house, corn maze, games & the BEST pumpkins. Market includes squash, corn stalks, Indian corn, broom corn, apples and other fall decorations. Tractor rides are free with purchase of a pumpkin. Ruwet Farm is a family owned farm market that has been in business for over 35 years. We take pride in growing & harvesting all of our vegetables & fruits to bring you the freshest produce. vegetables & the BEST sweet corn around. Call for group rates.
  • South Farms - Fall festival, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    21 Higbie Road, Morris, CT 06763. Phone: 860-567-9847. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sundays 11am to 2pm from June through November. Directions: 21 Higbie Road, Morris, CT 06763. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Stuart's Greenhouse & Floral Station - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted rides, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    160 Baker Road, Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: 860-355-1324. Fax: 860-355-2998. Email: [email protected]. Open: October 7th and 8 Thursday, October 14th and 15 Thursday, October 21st and 22nd, October 28th and 29th; Friday and Saturday 7pm to 10pm. Directions: From Bridgewater Mobil Station. Follow route 67 towards Southbury, Pass Wellers Bridge, Stuart's Greenhouse & Floral Station will be on your left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We also have a full service greenhouse (seasonal), and we always have seasonal items, Christmas trees/wreaths, pumpkins/mums etc!

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