This page provides a detailed list of Western Massachusetts: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties's pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides and other Halloween farm stuff!! Click here to see the listings of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and farms in Western Massachusetts: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties Western Massachusetts: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties or just scroll down the page! 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. All should 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 all information, they don't always report changes to me!
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On our Pick-your-own website, we also have pages with our own simple instructions on canning, freezing and drying many other fruits and vegetables, such as how to make jam, apple butter, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, ketchup or freezing corn (these links open new pages, just close them to return here). Be sure to come back at Christmas if you are looking for a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm! Look at the bottom of the page for links to resources on home canning, picking tips, recipes, etc..
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Western Massachusetts: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties's Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hay Rides and More, by CountyRemember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!
Green River Farms - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples,
pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered
from the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay
rides, wagon rides, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the
premises), prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm
animals, birthday parties, school tours
2480 Green River Road, Williamstown, MA 01267. Phone: 413-458-2470. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: In 2013, their website says: Green River Farms is closed for renovations and reorganization. Directions: From Route 43 South: Take Route 43N – Come to the intersection of Route 7 & 43. Go straight through intersection – Farm on right. From Route 7 South: Take Route 7N – Come to the intersection of Route 7 & 43. Take right at intersection – Farm on right. From Route 7 North: Take Route 7S – Come to the intersection of Route 7 & 43. Take left at intersection – Farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. . We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: October 30, 2008) (UPDATED: October 01, 2013, from their website)
Orchard / Furnace Brook Winery - Pumpkins,
Route 295 - Canaan Road, Richmond, MA. Phone: 800-833-6274. Mass Pike to Exit 1, to Route 41 North to Route 295 West, farm three quarters mile on the right.
Open Wed to Sunday, 9am to 5pm Labor Day until Columbus Day for PYO. Stand open 9-5pm. Containers provided, children welcome, picnicking and free hayrides on weekends. View cider mill and offer hard cider. Year round stand and bakery. Furnace Brook winery tours & tastings.
- Ioka Valley Farm - Pumpkins, hayrides, strawberries
3475 Route 43, Hancock, MA. Phone: 413-738-5915. 8 miles west from the intersections of Route 7 & 43. 4 miles east from the intersection of NY Route 22 & 43. Open weekends only. Mid September thru October for Pumpkins. 10 am to 5:30 pm. Everyday during Strawberry season. 8-noon, 4:30-7:30 pm weekdays, weekends, 8-4:30 pm. Free hayrides provided to PYO pumpkin patch or Christmas tree plantation. Pure maple syrup year round. Visit farmstand and petting area. (UPDATED: October 01, 2013, from their website)
- Lowland Farm - Pumpkins,
129 New Marlboro Road, Monterey, MA. Phone: 413-528-0728. Directions: Route 23, 1 mile on New Marlboro Road. Open 7 days when in season.
Mountain View Farm
Old Cheshire Road, Lanesboro, MA. Phone: 413-445-7642. From Allendale shopping center to Crane Ave., pass Jody Seasonal, right onto Oak Hill, which becomes Partridge Road. Turn left at end of Partridge Road, and then turn right on Old Cheshire Road. Farm is next right. Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm for strawberries. Saturday and Sunday, 8-5pm.In season, 12-5pm for tomatoes. You may bring your own containers. (UPDATED: October 01, 2013, from their website)
Riiska Brook Orchard - Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for
sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from
the field, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
101 New Hartford Road, Sandisfield, MA 01255. Phone: 413-258-4761. Alternate Phone: 413-822-7811. Email: email@example.com. Open: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 101 New Hartford Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 21, 2011)
Route 183 & Division Street, Great Barrington, MA. Phone: 413-528-1515. Take Route 7 South from Stockbridge and follow signs to Route 183. three quarters mile from Route 7 on Route 183. Call ahead for conditions and hours. Containers available or bring your own. Strawberries grown without pesticides.
Hicks Family Farm - corn maze, pumpkins (brought
in from the field), concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food),
Route 2 at Burrington Road, Charlemont, MA 01339. Phone: 413-625-2623. Open: Weekends 10 am to 5 PM, Labor day through October 30. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only.. The Hicks Family Farm has grown beautiful pumpkins for years. This is their first year to have a corn maze. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 05, 2011)
A visitor writes on September 05, 2011: "The maze and farm are in a beautiful location, between forested hills to the north and the Deerfield River to the south. Across the river are more hills. This is a very scenic location at foliage time! The corn for this maze was deliberately planted late, so as of early September the stalks are still green and very tall and robust. There is also a small cemetery on the farm next to the maze, to add a little atmosphere. Not many people know about this maze yet, so it is nicely uncrowded. The operators are very friendly and eager for visitors to have a good time."
Mike's Maze - corn maze.
25 South Maine Street, Sunderland, MA, 01375. Phone: 413-665-8331. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A visitor writes: "This is a great corn maze! There is always a game involved when in the maze, fun for the whole family. Pumpkins are given as a prize for completing the game and can also be purchased. There is also a potato gun that can be shot and a small snack bar.. " (UPDATED: October 01, 2013, from their website)
- Kosinski Farm - pumpkins
336 Russellville Road, Westfield, MA. Phone: 413-572-4344. Route 10 & 202 north from Westfield center. 5 miles left onto North Road. Open September and October, open 7 days, 7am to noon, except closed on Friday. (UPDATED: October 01, 2013, from their website)
Mikey's Corn Maze - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the
shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch-
already gathered from the field, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze,
child-sized haybale maze, U-pick and already picked, picnic area,
petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077. Phone: 413-427-0475. Alternate Phone: 413-569-6417. Email: email@example.com. Open: Friday to Sunday, from 12 pm to 6 pm, September 1 to October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Mass Pike take exit 3 "Westfield" from there take 202 to Southwick, take left on route 57 go 1/2 mile on left. From Interstate 91 take take exit 3, follow Route 57 to Southwick go 5 miles on right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: October 04, 2013) (UPDATED: September 18, 2011) (ADDED: October 12, 2010)
Brown's Provin Mt Farm - pumpkins
443 North West Street, Feeding Hills, MA. Phone: 413-786-0495. Exit 3 off I-91 in Springfield, take Route 57 west. 1 mile beyond Feeding Hills Center, turn right at light onto N. West Street Call for hours. (UPDATED: October 01, 2013, from their website)
- Pumpkin Valley Farm - pumpkins, hayrides
384 College Highway, Southwick, MA. Phone: 413-569-6915. From Springfield take Route 57 west. At intersection of Rts. 10, 202 and 57, take 10 & 202 south. Farm is 1.5 miles on left. Open 9am to dusk daily, free hayrides on weekends and holidays. Be sure to call before you go - I haven't had an update from this farm in years!
Robert's Hillside Orchard
275 South Lane, Granville, MA. Phone: 413-357-6690. Call for directions and hours. (UPDATED: October 01, 2013, from their website)
Westview Farms - 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, concessions /
refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, school tours
111 East Hill Rd, Monson, MA 01057. Phone: 413-267-5355. Email: Westviewfarmscreamery@aol.com. Open: Pumpkin Patch opens for the season on Saturday, September 21st; Pumpkin Patch open everyday 10am to 4:45pm (weather permitting); We have pumpkins and all other fall decorations!. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Restaurant and Homemade Ice Cream Stand open everyday 11am to 6pm. For information on field trip please give us a call at the phone number listed above. We also have firewood, please call 413-267-9631 for more information. (UPDATED: September 06, 2013)
Austin Brothers Valley Farm - pumpkins for sale in the
shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch-
already gathered from the field, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay
270 West Street, Belchertown, MA 01007. Phone: 413-668-6843. Alternate Phone: 413-668-5992. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: check our website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Oxen and working steers for sale. (ADDED: June 18, 2011) (UPDATED: October 01, 2013, from their website)
Fletcher Family Farm - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in
the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
tractor-pulled hay rides, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals,
22 Gunn Road, Southampton, MA 01073. Phone: 413-527-6888. Email: email@example.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. All fall items grown by local Mass farmers from mums, indian corn, gourds, straw & hay bales and corn stalks. School and youth groups are welcomed by reservation only beginning September 27, 2010 through Halloween. Please see teacher's letter on web-site and/or complete reservation form on-line. The winner of NECN (New England Cable News "Baby You're the Best Contest" for Best Pumpkin Patch in New England by New England Cable News (NECN) as voted by the public in October 2010! Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 11, 2010) (UPDATED: September 19, 2011)
- pumpkins, hayrides
55 Alvord Street, South Hadley, MA. Phone: 413-533-3714. 1st left off Route 47 from center of South Hadley. Farm is 2 miles on right. Open daily, call for times and picking conditions. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch. Homemade ice cream, cornstalks, hay bales.
A visitor writes on September 09, 2010: "McCray's Farm has a very popular Haunted Hayride that runs late September through Halloween. It is very scary and tons of fun! It should be listed as an attraction for McCray's Farm since it is such a "must see" event in Hampshire County for the fall. It is well known and very popular! It begins at 7 each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and there is a certain time for children who prefer a more mild hayride without the ghouls and ghosts that are on the nighttime. " ride. (UPDATED: September 09, 2010)
Red Fire Farm - melons, pumpkins, raspberries,
strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, prepicked produce, picnic area
7 Carver St., Granby, MA 01033. Phone: 413-467-7645. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: See our website And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Open: Farm Stand open daily May 1 - October 31 We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check.
Crew - Theater / entertainment / haunted house
At The Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, One Atwood Drive, Northampton, MA 01060. Phone: 413-586-1211. Directions: see the hotel's website or : From the Mass Pike (I-90)/East or West: Take exit 4 to connect to I-91 North to exit 18. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right. Turn right onto Atwood Drive . The Clarion Hotel & Conference Center is located on your right. And for a Google Map, click here. Open: Held every weekend in October, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights: 7 pm to 11:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday Matinees: 12 pm to 4:30 pm. Shows start every 15 minutes and last about 30 minutes. Discover Halloween as you've never done before. Experience an innovative attraction with 11 fully automated sets, hand crafted props, unique character animatronics, and two different endings to choose from. Because you’re not just watching the show-- You're in it. Skeleton Crew Theater, the “intelligent” haunted house, plays out as part scavenger hunt and part theater. Unlike other Halloween attractions, SCT fabricates all works by hand--nothing is store bought. All props, puppets, costumes, score, sets and stories are original. The show has no recognizable Hollywood characters, maintains a general absence of clichéd gore, and tailors each show to the philosophy of “The Hero’s Journey,” the classic mythical story structure that has aided George Lucas’s Star Wars Trilogy & J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series. Small groups, accompanied by a masked, silent guide, are lead through several interconnecting sets. Along the way, SCT participants interact with elaborate puppet characters, collect clues & ultimately decide their own final.
South Hadley Farm - Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for
sale in the shop or farmstand, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple
Syrup from trees on the farm
10 Pearle Lane, South Hadley, MA 01075. Phone: 413-313-2586. Alternate Phone: 413-533-4197. Email: email@example.com. Open: Sunday to Monday, from 8 am to dusk. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: September 15, 2013) (ADDED: July 09, 2013)
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