This page provides a detailed list of Worcester County'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 Worcester County Worcester County, Massachusetts 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!
We have loads of related resources here, too.
- What is the history of Halloween?
- Halloween around the world
- How to choose a pumpkin
- How to EASILY carve a beautiful Jack-O-Lantern, fully illustrated!
- How to make a pumpkin pie from an actual pumpkin (it's easy!)
- Other pumpkin recipes (pie, soup, bread, roasted seeds)
- History of the Jack-o-Lantern
- Tips for a safe and fun Halloween
- Halloween clip art
- Pumpkin Facts and What to do with the pumpkin after Halloween.
- Halloween links to Halloween web sites
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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- B & B Farms - strawberries, blueberries, and pumpkins
Box 105 or Route 67, New Braintree, MA. Phone: 978-365-4027. On Route 67, at corner of Old Turnpike Road. Second location: 20 Greenland Road, Sterling, MA. Off Route 12. Open all day and on weekends for strawberries, blueberries, and pumpkins. We have pesticide free produce in season.
Families and groups welcome.
Berlin Orchards - Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-
already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides,
restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals,
birthday parties, school tours
Rt. 62 & Lower Sawyer Hill Road, Berlin, MA 01503. Phone: (978 838-2400. Fax: (978) 897-1871. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Open: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5:30 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
- Bolton Spring Farm - pumpkins
149 Main Street - Route 117, Bolton, MA. Phone: 978-779-2898. 2 miles East of Exit 27 off Route 495 on Route 117 near the Stow/Bolton line.
Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm, starts Labor Day for apples, 3 weeks later for pumpkins. Containers provided, children welcome, groups by appointment on weekdays. Picnic tables provided, country farm stand with homemade hot dumplings, pies, and donuts. (UPDATED: September 10, 2009)
- Breezy Gardens - pumpkins,
1872 West Main Street, Leicester, MA. Phone: 508-892-9201. Mass Pike to Route 20 East, to Route 49 North, to Route 9 East. Farm is 5 miles on left. Farm is located on Route 9, at the Leicester/Spencer line. Open daily, 10 am to 6 pm. Farm stand open daily, farm animals. Hay rides September and October.
Orchards - pumpkins, apples
115 Oak Hill Road, Box 359, Harvard, MA. Phone: 978-456-3916. Route 2 West to the Ayer/Groton Exit 38B onto Route 110N, one quarter mile take ist right-Poor Farm Road, follow signs, 2.5 miles. From Route 495 take exit 28 to Route 111 towards Harvard. one quarter mile, follow signs. Apple PYO hours are 10 am-5 pm, 7 days a week. Peach and Nectarines: Call, Mid-July on, 10-5 pm.
We supply containers. Cider mill.
Carter and Stevens Farm -
Follows organic practices, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides,
haunted rides, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs
500 West St, Barre, MA 01005. Phone: 978-355-4940. Email: email@example.com. Open: May through October, seven days a week 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We follow organic practices, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, only. Homemade Ice cream, fresh baked bread and snacks, observation bee hive, and so much more! (UPDATED: November 24, 2009)
Orchards - pumpkins
44 Old Worcester Road, Box 339, Charlton, MA. Phone: 508-248-7820. Route 20 West 6 miles from Route 395 and Route 290, look for signs. Route 20 East, 4 miles from Mass. Pike, Sturbridge exit and Route 84. Follow signs. PYO starts June. Offer picnic tables, wagon rides during apple season. Peach Festival in August. Harvest Festival in October and Christmas at Charlton Orchards - first week in December. Strawberry Festival in June, Blueberry Festival in July.
- Clearview Farm - pumpkins
4 Kendall Hill Road, Sterling, MA. Phone: 978-422-6442. Take Route 12, Route 62, or Route 190 to Sterling Center, go one half mile up Maple Street, take right onto Kendall Hill Road, farm 1st on left. Open 10 am to 6pm weekends w/hayrides. 11-5pm weekdays. Groups by appointment.
Farmland and Mega Maze
- corn maze, PYO apples and pumpkins, children's playground and sprayground,
145 Redstone Hill, Sterling, Massachusetts 01564. Phone: 978-422 8888. Alternate phone: 978-422-6666. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open 1st August - 31st October
. Huge corn maze with bridges, very child-friendly with lots of
activities. (UPDATED: September 01, 2011, from their website)
- Douglas Orchard - pumpkins
36 Locust Street, E. Douglas, MA. Phone: 508-476-2198. Follow signs from the corner of Main Street and Depot Street, 3 miles to farm. Open daily 10am to 5pm. Children are welcome with adult supervision, containers provided.
Fay Mountain Farm -
12 Cemetery Road, Charlton, MA. Phone: 508-248-6916.
George Hill Orchards, Inc -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use,
pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
Fall festival, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides,
wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms,
picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals,
birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events
at your location (call for info)
582 George Hill Road, South Lancaster, MA 01561. Phone: 978-365-4331. Alternate Phone: 1-800-699-4331. Open: Check our website for PYO harvest conditions and hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Route 495, take exit 27 (Bolton/ Stowe). Take Route 117 (west) and drive 5.5 miles. Turn left onto Langen Road and drive 1.7 miles. Turn right onto George Hill Road. George Hill Orchards is up the hill on the left side. Click here for a map and directions. Check out our website for upcoming festivals, activities and harvest dates. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: August 16, 2010)
- Great Oak Farm - pumpkins
227 Highland Street, Berlin, MA. Phone: 978-838-2097. Exit 26 off Route 495, head west on Route 62 for 1.5 miles to center. Take right onto Carter Street to Highland Street. Farm is 1.7 miles from Route 62. Mid June to October Open Tuesday-Saturday: 8 am-noon and 3-7 pm. Sundays, 10 am to 6pm.
Harvey's Farm- pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
120 South Street (route 135), Westborough, MA 01581. Phone: 508-366-1545. Fax: 508-366-1477. Email: email@example.com. Directions: -Route 90 East (From Points West) or West (From Points East) to Route 495 North. Route 9 West towards Worcester. Route 135 towards WESTBORO. Two Miles on Route 135 takes you to the rotary. As you approach the rotary, a Getty Gas Station and Dairy Queen will be located on your right. Once you’re in the rotary (at the intersection of Routes 135 and 30), continue on Route 135 East towards Hopkinton. Route 135 East for a half mile. Left onto Maple Avenue Right into driveway. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: 7 Days a week, April 1st through October 31st, 10am to 6pm; Open 7 Days a week, November 1st through December 3o Thursday, 10am to 5pm; Closed December 31st through March 31st. Blueberries: July 1 through August, Raspberries: Late August through September; Christmas Trees: After Thanksgiving through Christmas. We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: August 05, 2008)
Orchard, & Brewery - pumpkins
199 Arnold Road, Sturbridge, MA. Phone: 508-347-7500. Off Route 20, just west of Old Sturbridge Village, take Arnold Road. and follow 2 miles.
September 2 - October 29, Saturday & Sunday, 9am-Dusk. Offer tours of micro-brewery, farm bakery and ice cream. Animal attraction. Free admission.
Orchards - pumpkins
9 McClellan Road, Sutton, MA. Phone: 508-865-6706. From Providence: Route 146 N to Central Turnpike exit. Follow signs towards Northbridge, take 2nd left at Dodge Hill Road, to 1st right onto McClellan Road. Or: Mass Pike to exit 10A (Rt.146) South to Central Turnpike exit, follow signs.
Call for hours of operation and picking conditions. Also visit our farm stand open daily.
Marshall Farm - Apples, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in
the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train
rides, corn maze, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze,
prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay
rides, wagon rides, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo
340 Marshall Farm, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Phone: 978-342-4100. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Rt 2 And for a map to our farm, Click here. Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in September, October, November. Open: Saturday and Sunday - Animal Fun Park and Corn Maze Farm Market and Upick - Open Daily We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only.
A visitor writes on September 22, 2009: "I was just at the farm with my daughter and 2 friends. I took them for the corn maze as they had a half day from school. at 10 y/o, they didn't need the petting zoo/farm animals at all. Their web site is unclear/misleading as to pricing. The list the price of the corn maze as $3 per person, and list all activities at Marshall as 'a la carte'. On arrival. they charged us and additional $5 per person as you entered the corn maze from the petting zoo area. so my $12 trip turned into $32. Customers should know exactly what they are being charged from the web site but it is not clear at all."
Meadowbrook Orchards - blackberries, blueberries,
pumpkins, raspberries, tomatoes, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce,
gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
209 Chace Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564. Phone: 9783657617. Fax: 9783657618. Email us at: email@example.com. Directions: from rt 190 take exit 6 and follow signs to Meadowbrook. From rt 495 take exit 26 and follow rt 62 north 8.7 miles, take a left onto Chace Hill Rd, we are 3/4 of a mile up on the left. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Open: 7 days a week, 7am to 6pm, all year round Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We have a great bakery with all products made onsite. Plus we have a great lunch consisting of soups and sandwiches.
3 Bemis Road, Hubbardston, MA. Phone: 978-928-4489. Route 2A west into Westminster; take left onto South Street, follow for 6 miles and follow signs. Or, Route 68 west towards Gardner at Hubbardston center take a right onto Brigham Street and follow for 2.5 miles and then follow signs to farm stand. Open 7 days a week 6am-6pm. Grand opening April 24th. Bakery on site with homemade bread & pastries. Also offer jams, soap, and candles.
70 Nourse Street, Westboro, MA. Phone: 508-366-2644. 2.5 miles west on Route 30 from Westboro center. Follow the strawberry to the field. Map on website. Open June 10 to September 30, please call for hours. Offer 8 of the sweetest varieties of strawberries and 3 varieties of raspberries.
- Pineo Forest Products -
ORGANIC, Christmas wreaths and
boughs, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked
41 Tuttle Road, Sterling, MA 01564. Phone: 978-422-7350. Fax: 978-422-7257. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: from Sterling Center take Meetinghouse Hill Road - north to Rowley Hill Road - west 1/4 mile @ highway I190 overpass take next right Tuttle road -north 1/4 mile located on right And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October, November. Open: 7 days 9-5 We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check.
Red Apple Farm
455 Highland Ave., Phillipston, MA. 800-628-4851. Route 2 (exit 19), follow signs (2 miles) to farm. Open daily, 9am to 6pm. Nov. and December from 9am-5pm. Containers provided, children welcome, farm animals, forest trails and hayrides, school tours, 48 apple varieties with one tree with 108 varieties grafted on it! Host Birthday parties, and company outings.
Schartner Farms - Apples, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in
the field, prepicked produce, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides
211 West Berlin Road, Bolton, MA 01740. Phone: 978-779-0212. Email us at: email@example.com. Directions: 495 to Exit 27, go West on Route 117 to the yellow Blinking light. Make a left on Wattaquodock Hill Road and go up the hill about a mile. Turn left onto West Berlin Road. One mile to our farm. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October, November. Open: Weekends and Columbus Day 11am-5pm. Check our website, for specific dates. Open Labor Day weekend through Halloween. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Looking for a natural, non commercialized setting? Bring a picnic and come enjoy the beauty of our farm.
- apples, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, tractor-pulled
hay rides, Pick-your-own apples, Honey from hives on the farm,
raspberries, picnic area, school tours
1125 Pleasant Street, Leominster, MA. Phone: 978-840-3276. Fax: 978-534-0363. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Rte 2 to Rte 12 S (North Main Street); Stay on Rte 12 to center of town (past Post Office on right through lights). Take Pleasant Street (straight ahead); 3 miles from the center of Leominster. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: DAILY, 10am to 6pm. Payment: Cash, only. Offer entertainment, hayrides and group tours. We are located on 169 acres overlooking Northern Worcester County.
- Stillman Farm - pumpkins
1399 Lancaster Ave., Lunenburg, MA. Phone: 978-537-3342. From Route 2: take the Lunenburg/Lancaster exit, turn left onto Leominster/Shirley Road, bear right onto Lancaster Ave. toward, Lunenburg. Open daily 9am to 7pm.
Stowe Farm - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, corn cannon, wagon rides, restrooms, picnic
area, face painting, birthday parties
15 Stowe Rd, Millbury, MA 01527. Phone: 508-865-9860. Email: email@example.com. Open: see website for current hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: March 03, 2010)
Tougas Family Farm
- Apples, pumpkins, raspberries, winter squash, 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, wagon rides, face painting, petting zoo
246 Ball Street, Northboro, MA 01532. Phone: 508-393-6406. Fax: 508 393 1834. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: From I290 take exit #24 (Church St), turn towards Bolyston, follow signs up Ball St 1.5 miles And for a map to our farm, Click here. Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October, November. Open: Hours vary by season. Always call 508 393 6406 or check picking conditions on our web site. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We have been declared a "Family Friendly" business, in addition to fruit to pick we operate a farm kitchen which features fresh fruit desserts, ice cream, baked goods and light lunch. Barnyard animals and a "Farmyard" playground keep the kids happy.
Note: visitors (September 22, 2008) report that there are purchase requirements in order to enter the orchards. Be sure to check their website (see this page) for the costs and current picking conditions. For photos and a blog from one visitor to the farm, see this page.
A visitor writes on October 11, 2010: "Yes, this farm is well run and has everything--animals, hay/wagon rides, food, and good PYO fruit, however, it will be a long time before I go back, especially for apples. It is SO crowded, the lines are ridiculously long, and the prices are sky-high. If you want to take your kids, they each have to get a tote or tray (applies or strawberries) for a flat rate; you could easily drop 50 bucks, and you feel like you're at a theme park, not the country. Choose one of the smaller, less popular farms if you want a lovely, reasonably priced PYO experience."
Orchards Farm - pumpkins
Mass Ave. Route 111, Harvard, MA. Phone: 978-456-8363. one quarter mile West of Route 495 on Route 111. Visit our second location located across from the Fruitlands Museums on Prospect Hill Road. Open weekends only from 10am to 4pm in season. Call for more information. Open daily 10am to 6pm. For PYO apples open 10am to 4pm. Closed Tuesdays. We supply containers. No pets. Also visit our retail farm store.
Wojcik's Farm - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the
farm, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms,
picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
65 Milk Street, Blackstone, MA 01504. Phone: 508-883-9220. Fax: 508-883-9506. Email: email@example.com. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: Fridays 5 pm to 9 pm; Saturdays and Sundays 10 am - 9 pm. We are open mid-August thru late October; Our hours are Fridays 5 pm to 9 pm; Saturday and Sundays 10 am to 9 pm. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Hayrides are offered to the apple orchard, pumpkin patch and the 6 acre corn maze. Visit our farm store with our own produce, farm-fresh honey and home made cookies, pies and apple crisp. Also, we have a concession stand serving hot/cold cider, pretzels, hot dogs, pizza and ice cream.
(ADDED: September 16, 2008)
- Woody's Fall Farmstand - pumpkins
76 Brown Ave., Leominster, MA. Phone: 978-537-9424. From Rt.2, take Route 13 north (exit 32) for one quarter mile, then right on Prospect Street for 1.5 miles to Brown Ave. Open Labor Day thru Halloween, daily and weekends, 9-6pm.
All fall décor, our own mums, hay, straw, cornstalks, and Indian corn. Feed farm animals, see giant pumpkins, and scenic hill walk.
A visitor writes on October 05, 2009: "I had an awesome time! The apples I picked were courtland (I love them!!) but they also had 2 other types. They are open Thu-Sunday until Oct 18th then just weekends until Nov 1st.. Farmland is a petting zoo also, but you must have a child 12 or younger. The corn maze is across the street and all ages are allowed. " (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 05, 2009)
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