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United States's Pumpkin Festivals, Weigh-offs and Pumpkin Funfests
Where you can find a pumpkin patch, corn maze, safe trick-or-treating, hayrides and other Fall and Halloween fun near you! Many corn mazes and hayrides are still open in November! Be sure to scroll down the page, some are big! ! Click here to see what a trip to a pumpkin patch or corn maze is like!  And the latest craze: Zombie Paintball! Want to make the worlds best pumpkin pie, from a fresh pumpkin? What is the typical price for pumpkins in October 2013?  National average is around 50 cents per pound, or $5 for a basketball-sized pumpkin.
 How to make your carved pumpkin last longer! - A few farms still have pumpkins in bulk for sale - click here for info.
Farmers: Write me if you will have bulk pumpkins in 2013 to sell locally or to ship!

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This page provides a detailed list of pumpkin festivals and various state-wide and county pumpkin fairs and events.  Click here to see the listings of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and farms in United States or just scroll down the page!  ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me! The dates provided give an approximate - but click on the link to the event's website (or call) to find out this year's exact dates!

For pumpkin weigh-offs, see this page! You can find the largest pumpkin details here along with where the pumpkin weigh-offs are held. And for Pumpkin Chunkin Festivals, see this page!

Also see your state's page for pumpkin festivals held by individual farms.

We have loads of related resources here, too.

2014 Pumpkin Festivals

Check the dates next to the listing.  If it is a date before 2014, call to verify this year's date (I have a hard time tracking these guys down, and they rarely provide any information online BEFORE the events...)

Alabama

Alaska

Arkansas

  • Carnage At The Crater Haunted Hayride And Walking Tour - pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, parking provide free - This one seems to have been discontinued!
    600 School Street (high School), Norphlet, AR 71759. Phone: 870-546-2781. Email: jwhite@norphlet.k12.ar.us. Directions: Take the Norphlet exit from highway (scenic 7), follow exit to the Norphlet High School (Hwy 335), parking by the old gym. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Saturday, October 25th 5:00 pm until 11:30 pm Monday, October 27th 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm Tuesday, October 28th 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: October 12, 2008)

California

For many more in California, click here!

  • Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) Festival - Certified Organic, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides,
    1700 Old Stage Road, Salinas, CA 93908. Phone: 831 - 758-1469. Open: One day only: October 16, 2010 Saturday 11 am to 4 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Exit Potter Road on Highway 101 to 1700 Old Stage Road. We are located 7 miles south of downtown Salinas, California. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) is an organic farm business training center for aspiring limited-resource farmers. Beginning farmers will offer for sale organically-grown produce and pumpkins. Fall Harvest Celebration activities include pumpkin decorating, hay rides and prepared food with the opportunity to meet and support the farmers! Remember to bring cash and your own bag. Monterey County
  • Eastvale’s Annual Fall Festival held at Mid Hill Dairy - Saturday in mid October - see their website for this year's date,
    The event will start at 1:00 PM and last until 9:00 PM. (Hours may change.) Some of the activities for the event will be the ever popular corn bin, cotton seed pile, mini hay maze, cotton seed tunnel, corn cannons, hay ride and a new ride - the cow train while our local schools will host food stands and other fundraising activities. Also, a Scarecrow Alley and a Pet Costume Contest!! A Pumpkin Carving Contest will also have different division and prizes for each division. This year we are asking you to bring your pumpkin to the event already decorated. See the website for more information
  • The Great Elk Grove Community Harvest and Pumpkin Festival (GPC) - a weekend in early October- see their website for this year's date,
    9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA. Directions: Held in Elk Grove Regional Park. FREE Admission, $5 Parking.
  • Fall Pumpkin Festival - I haven't received an update for 2011- they may not be having it! - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals
    3064 1/2 Ridgeview Drive, Altadena, CA 91001. Phone: (626) 797-3276. Email: dannysfarm@yahoo.com. Directions: Exit the 210 Freeway at Windsor/Arroyo in Pasadena and go North on Windsor. Go right on Ventura, left on Casitas, left on Altadena Drive and left on Ridgeview. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Fall Pumpkin Festival is 10/29 to 10/30 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Our petting farm is wheelchair accessible and our staff is fluent in American Sign Language. We welcome ALL children, with or without disabilities. (ADDED: September 14, 2008)
  • Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival - Monday, in mid October (9 AM to 5 PM) - see their website for other year's datse,  9 AM to 5 PM
    IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA. Phone: 650-726-9652. Email: tbeeman@miramarevents.com.  This is THE big pumpkin festival! Halloween arts and crafts, specialty foods, blockbuster entertainment, a Great Pumpkin Parade, a haunted house, the giant weigh-off of champion pumpkins, and contests for pie-eating, carving and costume. Admission is free. Presented by the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee.
  • Highland Hall Waldorf School Pumpkin Patch Harvest Festival - Saturday in mid or late October - see their website for this year's date, from 11:00pm-4:00pm.
    Highland Hall Free community event Garden full of organic pumpkins Harvest Crafts Build a "Scarecrow" Live Fiddle Music Square Dancers Pumpkin Patch Pantry Old Fashioned Games & much more!
    17100 Superior St., Northridge, CA, 91325. Phone: 818-349-1394. Email us at: mturner@highlandhall.org. (UPDATED: October 09, 2009)
  • Pumpkin Fest 2011 at Mountain House - ONE day ONLY pumpkin festival: Saturday, October 22, 2011 with pumpkins, asparagus, parking provide free, gift shop, musical entertainment, cooking or fruit/veg judging, restrooms, petting zoo, petting zoo, FREE admission,
    605 W Esplanade Drive, Mountain House, CA 95391. Phone: 714-556-4365. Open: Saturday, October 22, 2011, noon to 5:30 pm; Illuminated Pumpkin Walk from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Click here for our Facebook page. A great time is brewing at Mountain House on Saturday, October 22 starting at noon, so bring the family—and a carved pumpkin to display in the Pumpkin Walk! Sample local arts, crafts and refreshments as you stroll Questa Park! Enjoy DIY Demos and enter to win opportunities at our new model homes + Kids’ Zone, prizes and evening Pumpkin Walk! Free admission! Proceeds of sale items benefit HomeAid Northern California. Sponsors are Shea Homes, Meritage Homes, Standard Pacific Homes and Questa Mountain House. For directions and updates, vendor and sponsor info and more, see our wqebsite! (ADDED: October 04, 2011)
  • Pumpkin Patch Harvest Festival - pumpkins, Harvest Festival, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, produce for sale, parking provide free, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, musical entertainment, restrooms, farm animals
    The Flower Farm Nursery 9280 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, CA 95650. Phone: 916-652-5650. Fax: 916-652-5650. Email: theflowerfarmnursery@yahoo.com. Directions: Going east toward Reno from Sacramento on highway 80, take Horseshoe Bar Road exit & go left. Take left at the T. We are approximately 4 miles at corner of Horseshoe Bar Road & Auburn-Folsom Road Going west on highway 80 from Reno to Sacramento, take Horseshoe Bar Road exit & go right. Take left at the T. We are approximately 4 miles at corner of Horseshoe Bar Road , & Auburn-Folsom Road. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in October, December. Open: Saturdays and Sundays in October 10 am to 3 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. The Flower Farm is a relaxing, working farm with a u-pick flower field; a coffee house cafe with farm-fresh offerings, homemade pies & cakes, as well as coffee drinks, Italian sodas & smoothies; a full nursery with plants, organic soil amendments and fertilizers, and a gift shop with work from local artists and more.  (UPDATED: September 01, 2008)
  • Uesugi Farms -  mid October - see their website for this year's date,
    14485 Monterey Hwy., San Martin-Morgan Hill, CA. Phone: 408-778-7225. Email: dianez@uesugifarms.com. Includes a 24" train ride, even with a tunnel. Directions: Click here for a map. From the North: South on US 101 toward Morgan Hill Exit Tennant Avenue right Left on Monterey Hwy. 2 miles down on right Turn right into the pumpkin patch; From the South: North on US 101 toward Morgan Hill Exit Tennant Avenue left Left on Monterey Highway 2 miles down on right Turn right into the pumpkin patch. We have two Caltrain stations within 2 miles of our Pumpkin Park: see the Caltrain web site for scheduling details http://www.caltrain.org.  Open: 9 am to 6 pm; click here for the current calendar of events. 
  • Sonoma County Harvest Fair - Date: October - see their website for this year's date,  Time: Fri: 10am – 8pm, Sat/Sun: 10am – 7pm. The three-day event, “FALL SENSATIONS” will be held at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds and will feature more than 500 taste-tempting wines; a bounty of crisp, fresh produce, and aromatic cuisine prepared by some of California’s most talented chefs. The Harvest Fair offers entertainment and activities for all ages. Live jazz, pumpkin carving contests, hayrides, art, photography, magic shows, llama and potbellied pigs promise to showcase the talents and lifestyle that is uniquely Sonoma County. Wine Tasting Hours: Friday: 3:00-7:00PM, Saturday & Sunday: 12:30-5:00PM. Taste & Purchase over 550 Award-Winning Wines
  • Ukiah Country PumpkinFest & Giant Pumpkin Weighoff - mid October - see their website for this year's date,  Parade starts at 10am
    Ukiah Safeway parking lot, Ukiah, CA. Pumpkinfest Parade:
    Starting at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds. The Pumpkin weighoff will be in the Ukiah Safeway parking lot from 10am – 1pm.  Phone: 707-463-6712. Other activities:
    • 3-on-3 Hoop Tourney
    • Haunted House
    • Beer & Wine Tasting
    • Scout-O’-Rama
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Free Children’s Activities
    • Fiddle Contest
    • Pumpkin Pie Bake Off
    • Pet Costume Contest
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Colorado

  • Jareds Pumpkin Festival - Mid October - see their website for this year's date and times
    10500 W Bowles Avenue, Littleton, CO 80127. Phone: 303-979-6022. Jared's is proud to host this great community event where families can view pumpkins that range from 50lbs up to 1200 pounds or larger. The event is free for most activities including a straw maze, an obstacle course, Jared's Galleria of Ghouls, a storyteller, 1st annual dog costume contest, a fall theme baking competition and the viewing of the largest pumpkins in the state. We have been privileged to set a state record for the past three years for the largest pumpkin weighed and are looking forward to setting a record for the 4th consecutive year. There will be food vendors including ice cream, hot dogs, bbq and fresh roasted hatch chili peppers. A bouncy castle and face painting will be available for a small fee. The event starts at 10 am on Saturday September 25th with the Junior division (under 16) weigh-off, and the Senior division (over 16) will start at approximately 11am. Those interested in entering a pumpkin in the competition can do so for $15. In addition to Giant Pumpkins, you can enter long gourds, giant squash and tomatoes at no charge. Please contact Loren Bauman if you have any questions or visit our website. (UPDATED: August 13, 2009)
  • St Michael's Preschool Craft Fair and Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, parking provide free, snacks and refreshment stand
    St Michael's Preschool 19099 E Floyd Ave , Aurora , CO 80013. Phone: (303) 690-6523. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Saturday, October 25th 9am to 7pm and Sunday, October 26th 8am to 4pm. Payment: Cash, Check. Craft Fair includes more than 40 vendors selling Jewelry, Woodcrafts, Ceramics, Holiday Decorations, and much more.
    (ADDED: October 22, 2008)

Chaffee County

  • Guidestone - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    8913 West Highway 50, Salida, CO 81201. Phone: 719-239-0955. Alternate Phone: 208-290-8757. Email: gunnar@guidestonecolorado.org. Open: October 12-13, 2013, Saturday and Sunday open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm; Special School Groups Friday October 11, 2013 from 10 am to 3 pm; Friday Gala Dinner and Live Auction from 5:30 to 10 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Guidestone's 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival will be held at the beautiful Hutchinson Ranch, halfway between Salida and Poncha Springs on Highway 50. From Salida - Travel West on highway 50 for 1 mile past the stoplight at Walmart. Turn LEFT into the driveway and parking area. If you pass the Mountain Shadows Animal Hospital, you've gone too far!. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 16, 2013)

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Delaware

Florida

  • Big Shoals Public Lands - Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    South East 94th Street/Godwin Bridge Road, White Springs, FL 32096. Phone: 386-867-1639. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Interstate 75 take exit 439 and turn left onto Highway 136 East. Drive three miles to US 41. Turn right on US 41 and go one mile to blinking light then turn left onto Highway 135. Follow Highway 135 for 3.7 miles to Southeast 94th Street, also called Godwin Bridge Road. Turn right onto Godwin Bridge Road and drive 1.5 miles to the Big Shoals entrance. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The 2nd Annual Family Pumpkin Festival at Big Shoals State Park in White Springs, Florida. Kids pumpkin decorating contest Costume contest for everyone Fun for all... refreshments Crafts: exhibitors from Stephen Foster State Park Watch the bats fly at night with the Big Shoals Park Rangers!!. (ADDED: September 08, 2010)
  • Hydro Harvest Farms "harvest Boo Fest" And Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, Harvest Festival, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, produce for sale, parking provide free, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting
    1101 Shell Point Road E, Ruskin, FL 33570. Phone: 813-645-6574. Email: john@hydroharvestfarms.com. Directions: From Tampa- take I-75S to Exit 240b towards Ruskin(west), at second light (21st St) turn right, go 1/2 mile turn left (Shell Point Road E), farm is 1/2 mile on left. From Sarasota-take I-75N to exit 240 and follow above directions. From Street Pete-take I-275S over Skyway, merge on I 75N to exit 240 and follow above directions. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in All year. Open: Pumpkin Patch open everyday Monday - Saturday 10:00 to 6:00 Sunday 10:00 to 5:00; Harvest BOO Fest is on October 25, 2008 from 12:00 to 3:00; Christmas Tree Farm starting November 22,2008; Santa at the farm December 20 and 21,2008;U - Pick all year long. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Payment: Cash, Check. Hydro Harvest Farms is a family owned farm. We grow all of our seasonal vegetables hydroponically. We use no dirt, no chemical pesticides and you don't have to bend to pick! We have year round events for the family. We have a large produce stand with already picked goodies. Visit our concession stand for fresh fruit smoothies, shakes and icees! Sign up for our weekly email newsletter for events and what's growing, on our website.
    (UPDATED: August 16, 2008)
  • Health & Harvest Festival - pumpkins, Harvest Festival, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, parking provide free, snacks and refreshment stand, musical entertainment, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, events at your location (call for info)
    750 Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33771. Phone: 727-586-0108. Fax: 727-586-6378. Email: admin.lar@smacommunity.net. Directions: On Starkey Road between Ulmerton and East Bay. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Event is October 18th only from 10am to 3pm; Proceeds benefit "Woodlawn Community Academy" which is a not for profit organization that specializes in educating children with learning disabilities. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 03, 2008)
  • Sarasota Pumpkin Festival - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, Fall festival, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Trick-or-treating event, concessions / refreshment stand, inflatables/bounce house, carnival rides, pony rides, petting zoo
    2050 Adams Lane Payne Park, Sarasota, FL 34236. Phone: 941-706-7605. Email: Lazarus@SarasotaPumpkinFestival.com. Open: Friday October 24th from 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday October 25h from 12:00pm – 10:00pm and Sunday October 26th from 12:00pm – 8:00pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. 6th annual festival. This year's grand event will be bigger and better than ever. With a location more welcoming, accommodating and inviting to all and a layout that will surpass all previous years, the dynamic combination of all things pumpkin, over 100 free live shows, live entertainment, food and craft vendors, pumpkin patch, pumpkin maze, an interactive family fun kids zone complete with amusement rides, carnival games and an inflatable zone, safe trick or treating, hay rides and everything else Pumpkin will put the community of Sarasota in awe. Bringing together world-class entertainment and exciting newcomers to the main stage, l. (UPDATED: June 13, 2014) (ADDED: August 23, 2010) (UPDATED: July 12, 2012)(UPDATED: April 28, 2013)
    A visitor writes on April 28, 2013: "2013's 5th Annual Event benefitting The Lazarus Foundation Kids Force. Working together with the community to raise money for a great cause. Affordable family fun for everyone!"

Idaho

  • Annual Eastern Idaho Pumpkin Pickin Party - late September  - see their website for this year's date,  Check-in 2 pm, Weigh-off 3 pm
    3424 West, 6800 South, Rexburg, Idaho. Sanctioned by WPGPA (Western Pumpkin growers and Partiers Association*)

Illinois

  • Auburn United Methodist Church- pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, face painting, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    14100 State Route 4, Auburn, IL 62615. Phone: 217-438-3126. Email: AuburnCornMaze@yahoo.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September. Open: September 13th - October 13th only: Saturdays 10 to 6, Sundays 12 pm to 6 and Monday, October 13th only 10 to 2. Corn maze is open only on Saturdays and Sundays from September 13th - October 13th (Monday Columbus Day) Corn Festival Dates: September 20th-21st and 27th-28th Hours: Saturdays 10 to 6 and Sundays 12 pm to 6. Payment: Cash, Check. 3rd annual A-MAZE-ing Corn Festival Dates: September 20-21 and 27-28 with this year's theme "Down on the Farm". (ADDED: July 31, 2008)
  • Saint Charles Scarecrow Festival October  - Festival
    Phone:(630) 377-6161 or (800) 777-4373.  Email: info@scarecrowfest.com. If you would like more information regarding the event, please contact the Saint Charles Visitors Bureau at 630-377-6161. Saint Charles. They have a Scarecrow Contest, live entertainment, children’s events and the Autumn on the Fox Art & Craft Show.  The festival showcases more than 100 handmade scarecrows, which can be entered in five categories – traditional, whimsical, mechanical, children’s and local businesses – for visitor voting. Enjoy free live entertainment, great food, numerous free and interactive children's events, the famous Autumn on the Fox Art & Craft Show and so much more at this NON-alcohol, family fun festival!

Indiana

  • Crown Point Pumpkin Festival - community pumpkin festival
    Crown Point, IN. Open: October 23, 2010 from 3-8 PM. It is the second year for this event. (ADDED: September 07, 2010, suggested by a visitor)
  • Lobenstein Farm - Pumpkin festival at the farm, pick their own pumpkins, hayrides, craft booths and petting zoo
    29703 Post Road, Saint Leon, IN. Phone: 812-576-3177. Open: first 3 weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) in October; Call for hours they're open, as it varies. Said to be one of the region's largest pumpkin festivals, drawing 30,000 annually. It is open the first three weekends in October. Pick their own pumpkins in the field. Admission is free.

Iowa

  • Anamosa Pumpkin Fest and MidWest Pumpkin Growers Association (GPC) - early October - See their website for this year's date
    Lawrence Community Center, Anamosa, IA.  Phone: 319-462-4879. Email:
    pumpkinfest@anamosachamber.org The Pumpkin Capital of Iowa (named by the Iowa legislature in 1993) for great family fun at the annual Pumpkinfest and Weigh-off! The event is scheduled for 1st Saturday of October with events scheduled throughout the day including the Ryan Norlin Pumpkin Weigh-off, Pumpkinfest Parade, pumpkin carving exhibits, food and craft booths, pumpkin recipe contest, games, tractor pull and much more!

Dubuque County

  • Fall Harvest Days & Pumpkin Festival - pumpkins, Harvest Festival, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, produce for sale, parking provide free, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, events at your location (call for info)
    13978 Hammerand Road, Sherrill, IA 52073. Phone: 563-513-7107. Email: oldagiron@yousq.net. Open: October 6-7, 2012 from 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: Take highway 52 North to Sageville. Turn onto Sherrill Road Follow for approximately 5 miles. Watch for Signs!.
    Crops are usually available in October. Payment: Cash, only. Threshing, tractors, gas engines, potato digging, gourds, straw bales, miniature bales, home made ice cream, many activities for the kids. (ADDED: September 10, 2008) (UPDATED: June 04, 2012)

Kansas

Kentucky

  • Bear Wallow Farms - 1st Atlantic Giant Pumpkin weigh-off, outside of the State Fair
    1225 Piney Grove Rd, Nancy, KY, 42544. Phone: 606-871-7745. Corn maze, petting zoo, hay rides, gem stone mining, buffalo.This will be a GPC sanctioned event to be held on Sat, the 29th of September. Bear Wallow Farms is a very, family oriented site, and we will have some monster pkns at the weigh-off. There are commitments from several Ky. growers, plus giants coming from WV, GA, and maybe a couple other states. We hope to set a new KY. state record at this event. Come see a 1100 lb pumpkin!

Daviess County, KY

  • Owensboro PumpkinFestPumpkin Festival - hayrides, pumpkins and more
    SportsCenter Area, Owensboro, KY. Phone 270-686-8401.
    Open: September 24, 25 and 26th, 2010. Children's Games: Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss, Fish Pond, Jack-O-Lantern Bean Bag Toss, & Duck Pond, Hay Ride, Create and Eat Sandy Candy, Moon Bounce, Antique Car Show, Entertainment with local bands performing on stage, Pumpkin Relay Races (teams of 4, ages 4-5, 6-7, and 8-9), Pumpkin Painting, Pumpkin Hackey Sak Contest (teams of 4, ages 10, 11, 12), Sisters' Booths (Crafts & Children's Flea Market), Food Vendors, Pumpkin Sales by the Glenmary Guild, Twisted Raffle, Scavenger Hunt, Scrapheap Challenge, Face Painting and Tattoos by the Girl Scouts, Cake Walk, Greyhound Pets of America Tri-State Chapter. Fun for the Whole Family!  (ADDED: August 03, 2010)

Louisiana

  • Wanetiri Lakes Annual Central City Octoberfest -
    East Baton Rouge Parish. Open: October 12, 13, 26 & 27 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Haunted Hayrides, Haunted House, NEW Kiddie Village in our Lighted Rodeo Arena with games, Pony Rides, Live Bands each Night on the Lake, Food, Fun and Family Friendly entertainment.  Pay One Price for all activities: $10 Ages 12 and older; Ages 5-11 $5, Little Ones ages 2-4 $1. Contact Betsy Barnes or Donna Hebert for information (225)261-4430. Email: wanetirilakes@yahoo.com.

Maine

  • Windsor Fair - August see their website for the exact date; 9AM
    Windsor, ME.
  • Punkinfiddle, A National Estuaries Day Celebration - late September, see their website for the exact date
    Family fun and learning, traditional crafts, pumpkin carving, great live music, animals, games, and more. Times: 10:00. a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fees: $10 a carload. Location: Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells.
  • Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest -  late October - see their website for the exact date
    Entries are available for all age groups with great prizes! Learn about the origins of Halloween and where pumpkin carving came from. Fees: $3 per pumpkin. Times: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Location: 363 Durgintown Rd, Hiram.
  • Annual Ogunquit Fest - October see their website for the exact date
    A weekend long festival including a scarecrow contest, pumpkin decorating, scavenger hunt, ghost stories, marketplace and much more. Fees: Fees vary by event; some free. Contact: Frances Reed, Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce..

Maryland

Prince George's County

  • Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival - Bring a pumpkin and carving tools or use ours! Wear good shoes and bring a flashlight to the trail walk!
    Roosevelt Center (Gardenway & Crescent Road), Greenbelt, MD 20770. Phone: 301 405-6048. Email: PumpkinWalk@gmail.com. Open: This festival is held every year the weekend BEFORE Halloween. The 2011 Pumpkin Festival will take place on October 28th & 29th from 4-8 pm at Roosevelt Center in Old Town Greenbelt Saturday is Pumpkin Trail Walk from 6-9 pm at Northway Fields (Northway & Ridge Rd) . A FREE, non-scary, family friendly festival that goes back 20 years in Greenbelt! Come out to carve and then come out to the woods the next night and see the town's masterpieces! Click here for our Facebook page.  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 22, 2009) (UPDATED: October 19, 2011)

Montgomery County

  • Montgomery County Department of Parks for the 20th annual Harvest Festival - first weekend in October - see their website for this year's date,  from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
    Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, Maryland - Old-time crafts, live music, food and tons of down-home on the farm fun. Families will enjoy potato digging, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making and gardening talks and demonstrations. Potato scramble, hay maze, gardening talks/demos, archaeological dig, pumpkin painting. See live farm animals, such as pigs, goats and working sheepdogs, enjoy storytellers and explore antique farm equipment. Admission is $10 per car. For more information on Harvest Festival call (301) 924-4141 or 301-721-0312 during event days.

Massachusetts

Michigan

  • Pond Hill Farm Fall Harvest Festival - pumpkins, Harvest Festival, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, produce for sale, parking provide free, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals
    5581 S Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. Phone: 231-526-3276. Email: farm@pondhill.com. Directions: We are located 5 miles North of downtown Harbor Springs on M119. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September. Open: the first Saturday in October from 10 to 4. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: September 14, 2008)
  • Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival - festival
    Tuscola County fairgrounds, Caro, MI. Phone: (989) 673-2511. Email: info@tuscolapumpkinfest.com. Directions: I-75 to M-81 exit; 1/2 hour East of Saginaw. Admission and parking is free. Open: see the website for this year's dates ( October 1 - 5, 2008) . Attracts nearly 50,000 visitors each year to the 4-day event, which takes place annually on the first weekend in October starting on a Thursday. Events include the Grande Parade, 5k road race, pie eating contest, pumpkin seed spitting contest, free matinee movie, a haunted house, millionaire's party, battle of the bands and inflatable playground with the Grande Parade held on Sunday afternoon. See the event schedule. Pumpkin Festival Haunted House (UPDATED: August 13, 2008)

Minnesota

Missouri

  • Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival - Mid October
    Main Street and Second Street, Hartsburg, MO 65039. Their website is difficult to find any information, but the festival is popular!
    A visitor writes on October 04, 2009: "I just wanted to let you know that there is a pumpkin festival that can be added to your list! The Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival in Hartsburg, MO is next weekend- Oct 10th and 11th. This is the first time I'll be going, but I've heard from friends that it's a lot of fun. On another note, I'll be making a pumpkin pie with your recipe today! My first homemade pumpkin pie ever! =)

Montana

Nebraska

  • Santa's Woods Harvest Moon Festival - pumpkins, Harvest Festival, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wine, produce for sale, parking provide free, snacks and refreshment stand, musical entertainment, cooking or fruit/veg judging, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals
    Santa's Woods, 3764 highway 133, Blair, NE 68008. Phone: 402-468-5598. Email: WILDFLOWER@huntel.net. Directions: from Omaha take 680 north to Irvington exit. Take Hiway 133 (also called Blair High Road) north towards Blair - Santa's Woods is on the east side of the Hiway. It is well marked and approximately 7- miles from the Irvington exit.. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September. Open: Educational event showcasing alternative agricultural products; Wine tasting and culinary demos; vendor sites available; Admission is free! Will be held September 20, 2008 from 9am to 4pm. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 01, 2008)

Nevada

  • Calvary Chapel of Spring Valley's Annual Harvest Festival -
    7175 West Oquendo Road - Las Vegas, Nevada, 89113. Phone: 702-362-9000. Open: from 5pm to 9pm on Friday, October 31st.  >It is a Harvest Festival with carnival rides, game booths, lots of candies and food.  All ages welcomed. The admission is free as are the game booths.  Wristbands are available for purchase for unlimited rides.  There are rides for older kids/adults and rides for the younger kids.  All supervised for safety.  Food is available for purchase. Free candy is handed out at all the game booths just for playing the games.  Face painting too!  There will be security guards as well as Metro police helping to keep things safe for the kids.  Shuttles and parking are provided. Last year over 7,000 people showed up, and they're expecting 10,000 this year. Great fun! You can wear costumes but no scary/gory type of costumes, please. (ADDED: October 24, 2008)

Washoe County

  • Junior League of Reno Pumpkin Festival - pumpkin patch, bounce house, games
    606 W. Plumb , Reno, NV 89509. Phone: 775-826-0445. Email: fundraising@jlreno.org. Open: One day only - October 16, 2010 from 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: . Family Fun for kids of all ages!!! Admission is Free! Join us on this spectacular day with the Junior League of Reno at the Arlington Gardens Mall.... children's activities, contests, Pumpkin Patch, Trick or Treating at Arlington Gardens, shopping with local Vendors, and Great Food prepared by the Country Garden Restaurant. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 30, 2010)

New Hampshire

  • Hillsboro County Fair - September, Friday 6pm
    Rt. 13, Boston, NH.  Does anyone have contact information for this event?  If so, please write me!
  • Hopkinton State Fair - August, Wednesday 12pm to 6pm
    Hopkinton Fair Ground, Contoocook, NH. Does anyone have contact information for this event?  If so, please write me!
  • The Keene Pumpkin Festival - Saturday, late October 10:00am to 10:00PM. Saturday, see website for this year's date
    Downtown at Main Street, Keene, NH. Phone: 603-358-5344. Email: centerstage@nh.acadia.net. Open: Each fall, the city of Keene, New Hampshire, comes alive with the sights and sounds of this annual celebration of community. Thousands contribute to the spectacle by bringing their own hand-carved pumpkins. The sight of more than 25,000 brightly lit jack-o-lanterns lining Keene’s Main Street and towering over the square is an unforgettable experience. the Festival has become famous for its status as the holder of the world record for most jack-o-lanterns lit at the same time in one place. But the Keene Pumpkin Festival isn’t just about setting records…it’s about bringing people together in a spirit of community and participation. Admission is free. Off-site parking with shuttle bus service is available and is strongly recommended.
  • Milford Pumpkin Festival - early October, see website for this year's date7
    Milford Oval, Milford, NH. Phone: 603-672-4567. Email: milfordmainstreet@verizon.net. Directions: The Great Pumpkin Festival is held annually in Milford, New Hampshire. Milford is located about 15 minutes northwest of Nashua NH and is accessible via NH Routes 101A, Rte 13 and Rte 101. The activities all take place on or around the Milford Oval at the junction of Routes 101A and 13.

New Jersey

  • Blackwood Pumpkin Festival - early October - call for this year's date, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Rain date 10/8.
    Black Horse Pike, between Church St & West Lake Rd, Blackwood, NJ. Phone: 609-405-0306. Food, craft & specialty vendors, kids activities, entertainment.
  • Burjan's Pumpkin Festival - weekends only starting the last weekend in September and through October.
    524 Old York Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822. Phone: 908-782-7654. Fax: 908-782-9502. Email us at: burjansfarm@yahoo.com. Directions: Located on Old York Rd. behind the Hess Gas Station in Three Bridges NJ. And for a map to our farm, click here. pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, face painting We open at 10:00 AM and hayrides begin between 11:00 AM and 12 PM. The last hayride goes out around 5:30 pm. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Halloween Festival - Friday  October 31, from 2:00 to 08:00 Saturday November from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
    3061 Cedarville Rd, Millville, NJ 08332. Phone: 856-305-7476. Email: ytbdig@aol.com. Directions: 2 miles east of the New Jersey Motorsports Park. Click here for a map and directions.  Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: September 24, 2008) There are pumpkins, Harvest Festival, 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, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, apple cider, produce for sale, parking provide free, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, musical entertainment, carnival rides, cooking or fruit/veg judging, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, events at your location (call for info)
  • South Jersey Pumpkin Show - Fall festival,
    Salem County Fairgrounds 735 Harding Highway, Woodstown, NJ 08332. Phone: 856-765-0118. Alternate Phone: 856-265-6181. Fax: 856-765-9050. Email: sjpumpkinshow@aol.com. Open: October 10 am to 12, 2014 Friday, 5pm to 10pm Saturday, 10am to 8pm Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Woodstown, New Jersey, The 11th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show is gearing up for its biggest celebration of the fall harvest this October 10 to 12, 2014, hosted at the Salem County Fairgrounds; South Jersey Pumpkin Show was created out of the love of pumpkins and the fall harvest from Millville residents Kathryn and Leslie (Beau) Wright, The event’s theme for 2014 is “Enjoy all things Pumpkin” and the festival will showcase a giant pumpkin pyramid, Big Pumpkin Weigh-Of Friday, pumpkin wine sampling, pumpkin foods, dessert contest, pumpkin themed pageant, pumpkin contests and so much more; Thousands of families from many states show up year after year in support of the South Jersey Pumpkin Show; The 2014 show will feature the reading of Sleepy Hollow legend and the arrival of the Headless Horsemen on Friday and Saturday evenings; The giant pumpkin pyramid will be showcased as the center piece of the festival and kids under ten will enjoy a free, friendly boo barn, pumpkins, craft making and free pumpkins; Families visiting the festival can enjoy wine sampling, pumpkin desserts, rows and rows of craftsmen, Fall Home and Living Expo, fun contests, scarecrows, amusement rides, give-a-ways, Adult only pumpkin toss, live bands, festival food court, camping, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, colorful pumpkins, pumpkins and so much more! The South Jersey Pumpkin Show is a completely self-supporting festival made possible by the sponsors, exhibitors and $6;00 parking fee! South Jersey Pumpkin Show will always be dedicated to Kathy's October son, Scott R;W; Bailey, who succumbed to ATV injuries on May 13, 2010; Kathy's son was a huge part of the festival from the beginning and will always be remembered by his friends and family; Admissions is free, parking $6;00 a carload and free shopping bags for visitors; Home and Garden vendors, sponsors, craftsmen and farm markets are being sought for 2014; Visit our website for details; Call 856 to 765 pm to 0118. Payment: Cash, only. Gaint Pumpkin Weigh Off returns to the South Jersey Pumpkin Show on Sunday, Oct. 12th starting at 10am. Giant pumpkins will weigh in for cash, trophy and bragging rights. Pumpkins will be on display from 10am to 5pm. Pumpkin growers and backyard pumpkin growers are invited to participate. (UPDATED: March 03, 2014) (UPDATED: August 01, 2013) (UPDATED: July 21, 2011)
  • "Haunted Seaport" - Friday & Saturday, late October
    Tuckerton Seaport, 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton NJ. Phone: 609-296-8868. Pirates and sea captains long lost at sea wander the boardwalk for a night of screams! Hayrides, refreshments, story telling and a non-scary pumpkin patch for the little ones. Admission charged to non-members.
  • Fall Forestry Festival - one Saturday in October, 10 am to 3 pm, rain or shine
    370 East Veterans Highway, Jackson, NJ 08527. Email: forestrycenter@gmail.com. Directions: our directions - Mapquest directions. Meet Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl, and Treeture the squirrel. Other activities offered include pumpkin painting, hikes through the pinelands forest, birdhouse building, crafts, forest products, sawmill, autumn hayrides, and many other activities. We hope to see you at Fall Forestry Festival! For Families, groups, and scouts. Over 40 Nature-themed Exhibits, Demonstrations, and Tours. Free Parking and Admission! Girl Scout & Boy Scout Programs Scouts may attend Fall Forestry Festival to help fulfill badge requirements. Please see this page for more information on badge requirements covered. To be added to the scout mailing list, email the FREC with “scout mailing list” in the subject area. There are no reservations for scout programs.

New York

Dutchess County

  • Beacon Sloop Club's Pumpkin Festival - Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 12 noon—5pm
    Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY.  There will be live music throughout and many educational and environmental booths. And of course the Woody, a wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River ferry sloop, will be on hand for free sails on the Hudson during the festival. (ADDED: June 13, 2013, from their website)

Monroe County

Ontario County

  • Boy Scout Troop 59 - Pumpkin Fest - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, snacks and refreshment stand
    2403 Route 21 North, Canandaigua, NY 14432. Phone: (585) 330-9237. Open: Pumpkins are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week via the honor system, but special events on Saturday's October 16th and 23rd from 9 am to 4 pm; PUMPKIN FEST will have Pumpkins for sale, Yard Sale, Food Booth along with free activities: PUMPKIN CHUNKIN - a trebuchet (medeviel catapult), Hay Maze and Marshmallow Shotting Range. Directions: Located in Chapin on Route 21 between Canandaigua and Shortsville near the 488 intersection. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: October 03, 2010)

Otsego County

  • Cooperstown PumpkinFest - pumpkins, produce for sale, parking provide free, gift shop, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, musical entertainment, cooking or fruit/veg judging, restrooms, farm animals, FREE admission,
    Doubleday Field Lot And Lake Front Park, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Phone: 607-547-9983. Fax: 607-547-6006. Email: info1@cooperstownchamber.org. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Join us at the height of fall foliage for two days of food, family activities and a chance to watch giant pumpkins compete for prize money and brave racers paddle giant pumpkins on Otsego Lake. PumpkinFest 2010 Schedule of Events Saturday September 25 Doubleday Field Parking Lot Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Registrations 7:30am-9:30am Weighoff Begins at 10am Ends when completed Craft and Food Vendors 9am-3pm Pumpkin Painting with Cooperstown PTO 9am-3pm Food Contest - Awards following weighoff Musical Performance (to be announced) Sunday September 26 Lake Front Park Pumpkin Regatta preparations 7:30am-10am Races scheduled to begin at 11am Craft and Food Vendors 9:30am-2pm Childrens Activites 9:30am-1:30pm Skip Endress - Farm & Field (Laurens)Corn Husk Doll Making Paddle a Pumpkin - Community Races (ages 16 and up, pre-registration required) Picture in a Pumpkin - Cooperstown Chamber Pumpkin Putt Golf - Barnyard Swing Gem Mining - Barnyard Swing Spin Art - Barnyard Swing Sack Races - Barnyard Swing Scarecrow Building - Farmers’ Museum Live animals - Farmers’ Museum Birdfeeder Building from Recycled Materials - Paper Kite Creative And More! Musical performances by Slick City (a rockabilly, 50’s rock band) presented by Cooperstown Concert Series. (ADDED: August 26, 2010)

Queens County

Elsewhere

  • Springdale Farm Harvest Festival - Festival: September 22: 10am – 3:00pm. Pumpkin patch event: October 8, 1pm to 3pm.
    Springdale Farm, 700 Colby Street, Spencerport, NY 14559. Tel: (585) 349-2090.   with scarecrow displays, a hay castle, petting zoo, fishing, crafts, live bluegrass music, horse-driven carriage rides, etc. 10 am to 4pm (Colby St, Ogden). They have many other activities, animals, robotic milking parlor, bakery.   Highlights include autumn adventures such as scarecrow displays, pumpkin sales, pedal tractors, corn husk teepee, petting zoo and wagon rides! The farm will be selling concessions, including hotdogs, hamburgers, salt potatoes, beverages, homemade pies, apples, cider and donuts.

North Carolina

  • Fall Festival And Trunk Or Treat - Sunday, October 26 from 5 pm to 7 pm.
    1446 North Graham Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC 27215. Phone: 336-226-8777. Email: staleymemorialba@bellsouth.net. Directions: Take Graham Hopedale Road through the intersection with Church Street. Go approximately 2 miles. Church is on the left in the curve. And for a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. Also included: moonwalk, animal balloons, and trunk or treating. All activities are free of charge; parking provide free, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, pony rides(ADDED: September 24, 2008)
  • Grays Creek FFA 5th Annual Hayride - tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, farm animals
    5301 Celebration dr., Hope mills, NC 28348. Phone: (910)424-8589. Directions: In Cumberland County; Take exit 41 Off of Interstate 95 and head away from Hope Mills. Go about 1.5 to 2 miles and take a left onto Celebration drive, event is on the right. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Saturday, October 13th, From 6:30pm to 10:00pm On Saturday, October 13th, the Grays Creek FFA Chapter will hold it's 5th Annual hayride. There will be a tractor-driven hayride, Pumpkin Painting, Face Painting, and many more family-oriented events. The time is from 6:30pm to 10:00pm, and everyone is invited! For more Information and directions, call (910)-424-8589 ext. 311 Payment: Cash, only.
  • Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival - September - see their website for the exact date -  9:00am – 11am
    Elkin Municipal Park Hwy 268 West, Elkin, NC. Directions: I-77, exit 82, West on 67, left on Elm, right on Bridge & left on Standard Street. Will be located in the Smith Phillip parking lot.

Ohio

  • Barnesville Pumpkin Festival - Late September
    300 East Church Street, Barnesville, OH. The Barnesville, OH Pumpkin festival is held each year in the town square in Barnesville, OH. The pumpkins are brought there by individual farmers.  Weigh-off: September 26th, 6pm to 9pm
    Festival: September 26th – 30th.
  • Providence Farm Pumpkin Festival - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, parking provide free, snacks and refreshment stand, musical entertainment, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals
    6494 Martinsburg Road, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050. Phone: 740-392-6494. Email: providencefarm_ohio@yahoo.com. Directions: St. Route 586 (Martinsburg Road ) 5 miles south of Mt. Vernon. 4 miles north of Martinsburg. From the south- Route 62 north to Route 586 in Martinsburg. From the north- Route 13 south to Mt. Vernon, 586. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Saturday and Sunday , October 4th and 5th; noon - 6:00pm Festival is one weekend only. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Payment: Cash, only. Family fun on an old landmark farm. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch. Farm animals/petting zoo. Kids activities. Shop with local arts and crafts vendors! Grab some lunch or dinner and tap your toes to some live bluegrass/country music. Sunday's bluegrass features McCoy Grass! rain or shine. free admission. Prices in 2008: $1- $5 for some activities. (ADDED: September 02, 2008)
  • Circleville Pumpkin Show- Wednesday in mid October (see the website) at 9am
    159 East Franklin Street, Circleville, Ohio 43113. In the town center, at the intersection of Court St. & Main St, Circleville, OH. The Circleville Pumpkin Show.
  • The Giant Pumpkin Festival - September - see their website for the exact date, Time: 10:00 AM
    1800 St. Route 7 NE, Yankee Lake, OH.
  • Ramseyer Farms Pumpkin Festival -Every weekend in October
    Saturdays: 11:00am – 7:00pm, Sundays: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
    3488 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691. Phone: 330-264-0264. Email us at: dkramseyer@earthlink.net. Directions: State Route 585, 2 miles south of Smithville, OH And for a map to our farm, click here. Mazes, Home made French fries, farm animals, scenic hayrides, acres of pumpkins, Make your own life-sized scarecrows. Fall festivals starting the last weekend in September through the last weekend of October.  (UPDATED: February 25, 2013)

Cuyahoga County

  • Pumpkin Festival at Hiram House Camp - 42nd annual - Oct.13 - , concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals
    33775 Hiram Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. Phone: 216-831-5045. Email: info@hiramhousecamp.org. Directions: FREE Parking & FREE Shuttle Buses to Camp, at Orange Schools, 32000 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike, 44124, right around the corner from Hiram House Camp. Hiram House Camp, 33775 Hiram Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 www.hiramhousecamp.org for Map & Directions info@hiramhousecamp.org or Call 216-831-5045 for Information. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Sunday, October 13, 2013 – 10am to 5pm SPOOK-tacular Haunted Hay Maze, BOO-tiful Pumpkin Patch, delicious Festival Food & Refreshments (Pancake Breakfast, Apples, Cider & more), Petting Farm Animals, Games, HayWagon & Pony Rides, Music, Entertainment, Autumn Colors, Pumpkins, Mums & more! Family Fun for All Ages, on 172 wooded acres! Rain or Shine, Great Outdoor & Indoor Attractions! NEW! Kids – Make Your Own AWE-some SLIME!!! Admission: FREE Children 12 & under, Adults $5, All Day Wristband $20. FREE Parking. Benefits Campership Fund for Kids. (UPDATED: September 19, 2013) (UPDATED: September 22, 2012)

Franklin County

  • Fall Harvest Days - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, kiddie (mini) corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1570 Rohr Road, Lockbourne, OH 43137. Phone: 614-491-0980. Email: pslater@ymcacolumbus.org. Open: October 26th and 27 Thursday, 2013 from 10 am - 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the West: Take 270 South to 23 South and take the exit to South High Street. Turn left at Rathmell road. Turn right at Lockbourne Road. Turn left onto Rohr. The park is on your left. From the East: Take 270 South to the Alum Creek exit and go to the left. Take Alum Creek to Rohr road. Turn right onto Rohr Road. The park will be on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Fall Harvest Days Festival October 26th and 27th from 10am to 5pm. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Touch a Tractor opportunities, climbing wall, hay rides, pumpkin patch, arts and activities, pint-sized vehicles and trikes, mini hay maze, corn hole, parachute, corn kernel play area. (UPDATED: September 18, 2013)

Oklahoma

  • Newcastle Chamber of Commerce's the Great Pumpkin Fest - October 27 9am - 6pm
    Newcastle, OK. The Great Pumpkin Fest, one day event, is celebrated in October. Visitors from all over come to visit the pumpkin patch, participate in the fun, games and contests as well as visit with participating businesses and organizations. Vendor space is available at cost to non-members, otherwise space is free to members. An estimated 300 people come to stay and play. The Festival of Homes, two day event, consists of Newcastle homes of varying sizes and prices. These homes will provide interested buyers an idea of what Newcastle has to offer. The Festival Homes contain features such as exquisite exteriors to elegant interiors including larger lots than typically found within city limits. Click here for Applications to participate or Event Deadlines

Oregon

  • Canby Giant Pumpkin Festival - early October - see their website for this year's date,  10am.
    Fir Point Farm, just 1 mile up the road from Hoffmans, Canby, OR. Fir Point Farm, Aurora, OR.
  • Canyonville Pumpkin & Music Celebration Festival - Saturday, October 13, 2012
    Pioneer Park, Canyonville, OR 97417. Phone: 541-580-6083. Email: canyonvillepumpkinfestival@yahoo.com. Directions: I-5 in Oregon to Exit 198 Canyonville. East to Main Street. Pioneer Park is 1 block east of Main Street between 3rd and 5th Street. Parking is free. Additional free parking: Head East on 3rd Street (Tiller Trail Highway. Take second right and parking on the right. Walk thru bridge right into Pioneer Park. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. Payment: Cash, only. A festival, not a farm - pumpkins, Harvest Festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, apple cider, wine, parking provide free, snacks and refreshment stand, musical entertainment, carnival rides, cooking or fruit/veg judging, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, events at your location (call for info)Antique & Classic Car & Truck Show; Contests: Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In; Carved Pumpkin ; Scarecrow ; Pumpkin Recipe ; Tall Tales Competition ; Pie Eating ; Seed Spitting ; Food: Alder BBQ Salmon Plate ; Oktoberfest Plate ; Lots more Northwest Microbrews and Award Winning Henry Estate Wines Wildlife Safari Animal Shows & Presentations Live Northwest Regional Music. (ADDED: August 31, 2008) (UPDATED: September 15, 2012)

Pennsylvania

  • OCCHP Pumkin Bumkin Fest - Fall Festival
    7 Vo Tech Drive Suite 1E, Oil City, PA, 16301. Phone: 814-677-5914. Email us at: info@occhppumpkinfest.com. Located in Venango County. The OCCHP Pumkin Bumkin Fest is a celebration of the season, pumpkins & underappreciated art forms. The festival is an annual event held the weekend before Halloween in downtown Oil City at Justus Park. Lots to see and do. Craft/art/food vendors, haunted house, live entertainment, fireworks & more. It'll leave you "screaming" for more.

Rhode Island

South Dakota

  • Hanselman's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin festival Sunday October 6, 2013; from 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm
    26252 SD Hwy 37, Ethan, South Dakota 57334. Phone (605) 227-4392. Join us for an afternoon or evening of pumpkin painting, enjoy free apple cider, and check out our baked goods for sale. Open: Sunday October 6, 2013; from 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm. All ages welcome. Fun for the whole the family! Cost is $3.00 – includes pumpkin and painting. Sponsored by: Hanselman's Pumpkin Patch and Ethan Prided & Betterment.  (ADDED: September 08, 2013, from their website)

Tennessee

Meigs County

  • Template Homestead Fall Festival - Follows organic practices, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, face painting, farm animals
    1943 Ward Road, Decatur, TN 37322. Phone: 423-368-2196. Email: pamcarlson@bluepenstar.com. Open: October 24 Thursday, Saturday, 12:00 am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Saturday October 24th 2009 12:00 to 6:00 pm U-Pick Pumpkins available by appointment and on October 24th. We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, only. storytelling will also be happening at the fall festival, as well as baked goods, food, fried pumpkin. (ADDED: October 09, 2009)

Texas

  • Covington's Nursery 1st Annual Fall Festival - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, parking provide free, restrooms, face painting, petting zoo
    5518 Liberty Grove, Rowlett, TX 75089. Phone: 972-475-5888. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Monday thru Wednesday 9:00am 6:00pm Thurs and Friday 9:00am 7:00pm Saturday from 9:00am 6:00pm Sun 10:00am 5:00pm Fall Festival on Saturday October18,2008 from 11:00am until 4:00pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: October 07, 2008)
  • Floydada Pumpkin Festival - Second Saturday of each October
    Floydada, TX 79235. Phone: 806-983-3434. Costume contests for all ages, pie baking, pumpkin carving and coloring, pumpkin decoration, pumpkin pie relays, Cow Patty Bingo, seed spitting contest, Trunk or Treating, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin rolling, pumpkin guessing and pumpkin weighing are just a few of the activities offered during the extravaganza held each year on the 2nd weekend in October.
  • Houston area - 7 Acre Wood's Thrill at the Mill - last Saturday of October from 4pm-9pm.
    4401 N. Frazier , Conroe, TX 77303. Phone: (936) 890-2326. Email: carrie@carriescoffeemill.com. Directions: From Interstate 45 take exit 91 (Leagueline Road), go E. 2 blocks to Hwy. 75 (Frazier), go N. 2 blocks and 7 Acre Wood is a red and white country frontage located on the left side of the road. And for a map to our farm, click here. The festival includes: live bluegrass, performers, games and candy, scarecrow judging, mini golf, petting zoo, zip lines, and so much more.  They also have pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.  (ADDED: October 3, 2008)

Utah

Vermont

  • Cabot Apple Pie Festival - October - see their website for the exact date from 10 to 3 pm. [Always the Saturday after Columbus Day - it will be October 18th in 2008.]
    Cabot Vermont. Apple pie baking contests for adult & juniors, craft fair, live entertainment & food sales. Family Entertainment, Food, Cash and merchandise prizes. Craft fair, live music, hand-pressing of cider, and other entertainment for adults and children. Slices of pie and whole pies, homemade soups, chili, sandwiches, hot dogs, etc. for sale. Free admission and parking. Silent auction, raffle, auction of prize-winning pies.
  • Annual Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival - Sunday, September 29th, 2013 from 11am to 4pm
    Stoweflake Resort and Spa, 1746 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont. Phone: (603) 630-4800. Email: DJordan@gmavt.net.   Pumpkin chuckin' trebuchet. The VTPC Festival is a fun, family event sponsored by the Stoweflake Resort and Spa and other local sponsors. The goal is to give kids and adults a fun chance to build something with their hands and compete. Three rounds of competitive pumpkin chuckin' at 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm, with awards shortly after the last round. Dogs and outside food or beverage are not allowed at the event. Admission to the Festival will cost $5 for ages 5 and over, free for 4 and under. Parking is free. Food, beer and wine will be available for sale by the Stoweflake. The Festival is a one-day event where Do-It-Yourself mechanical wizards of all ages attempt to launch pumpkins as far as possible with trebuchets, which are medieval siege engines. The event has grown in size every year. The Science Channel's broadcast of the World Championship Punkin Chunkin on Thanksgiving Day has helped fuel the growth of the sport of pumpkin chucking. Last year eighteen teams from New York and around New England competed at the VTPC Festival. Along with the pumpkin chuckin’ contest comes music, children’s activities, a bounce house, chili cook-off, mini-olympics, and great food; all creating an enjoyable fall day with proceeds benefiting the Lamoille Family Center.  (ADDED: September 08, 2013, from their website)

Virginia

  • Jeter Farm Fall Fest - pumpkins, Harvest Festival, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, apple cider, produce for sale, parking provide free, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, petting zoo, farm animals
    181 Blue Ridge Blvd, Roanoke, VA 24012. Phone: 540-977-2128. Email: jeterfarm@gmail.com. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: The farm is open to families and individuals Fridays from 3 to 7 pm, Saturdays from 9 am to 7 pm and Sundays from 1 to 6 pm; Group tours are available during the week with reservations. Payment: Cash, only. Hands-on educational opportunities will be provided though out the day for children to learn about life on the farm, local food and the importance of agriculture. $6 includes everything. Local products such as seasonal flowers, ice cream, apples, and other regional goods including lunch and snacks will be available for purchase. (ADDED: September 06, 2008)

Loudoun County

  • Pumpkinville - pumpkin patch, hay maze, children's play areas, rides, etc, ,
    19270 James Monroe Hwy, Leesburg, VA 20175. Phone: 703-433-0002. Email: critterpark@gmail.com. Open: 9 am to 6 pm, Daily Pumpkinville runs Sept 25-Nov 7th this year. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: . Restroom/Picnic facilities available. Accept Visa/MC. WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:, 200 ft Kids Zip Line (open until 5pm), Face & Pumpkin Painting, Mini Tractor Rides, FREE Live Entertainment, Camel Rides and expanded refreshments, Halloween weekend: Costume contest!, Final weekend 11/6: Pumpkin Olympics! Other Fun Activities Every Day:, Expanded Fort Pumpkin, Scarecrow Decorating and Photo Op, Centipede Slide, Spider's Lair Crawl Thru Hay Mazes, Giant Hill Slides, Straw Tunnels & Rope Swings, Moonbounces, Pick a Patch Pumpkin (while supplies last), All You can Eat Apples & Fresh Cider, Fort Pumpkin, Spooky Pirate Ship, FREE Entry to the Leesburg Animal Park (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 22, 2010)

Washington

  • Burlington Harvest Festival -
    900 East Fairhave Avenue, Burlington, WA 9823. Phone: 360-755-9649. Email: ckinney@ci.burlington.wa.us. A FREE festival featuring old-fashioned harvest season activities including the West Coast's One & Only PUMPKIN PITCH, (see the video here, To register for the team contest, contact the Burlington Parks & Recreation Department at 360 755-9649.)children’s entertainment, mule drawn wagon rides, pumpkin weigh-in, food booths, art show, and entertainment. Join us for the Boy Scout pancake Breakfast, Free Family Fun Fest & the Kiwanis Barn Dance. Kids activities including face painting, pumpkin painting, games, bouncyhouse, and zuchinni races.
  • Lynden Harvest Festival - Hay wagon rides, hot cider, giant hay mazes, pumpkin carving, scarecrow-making
    Lynden, WA. Email: lynden@lynden.org. Open: see their website for the exact date. Phone: 360-354-5995. Also, BBQ, music, craft fair, apple and cheese sampling... Everything a Harvest Festival should be! Visitors can travel between downtown and Fairway Center via free hay wagon rides along Front Street on Saturday!  
  • Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival! - Giant pumpkin weighoff, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, face painting, pony rides, farm animals
    Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Phone: 360-466-3821. Alternate Phone: 800-585-8200. Fax: 360-466-2940. Email: debra.christiansons@gmail.com. Event dates: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Northbound and Southbound I5: Take Highway 20 Exit; Head West on Highway 20 for 5 miles; Turn left on Best Road; Drive south for 3 miles; we are on the right, 1/4 mile past the round-about. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Click here for our Facebook page. 4th year running! How big will the winning giant pumpkin in the weigh-off be this year? Last year it was 1,103 pounds! Come for a fun day of gawking at huge orange blobs, plus pony rides, face painting, toad races, carnival games, harvest food, music and a talk about bats (reservations requested for the bat talk, 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200). We also welcome you to bring and show off your giant vegetables, big sunflowers and pumpkins grown by children. Free admission; some activities have a small fee. For a full schedule see www.christiansonsnursery.com. (ADDED: July 16, 2014)
  • Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins - late October see their website for the exact date from 10am – 5pm.
    Snohomish, WA
  • Western Washington Fair Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off - see their website for the exact date; at 5:30 pm
    Fairgrounds off 15th Ave. S.W. and 5th St. S.W.,  Puyallup, WA. Growers should be at Service gate by 4:45, on the S.W. side of the Fairgrounds.

West Virginia

  • West Virginia Pumpkin Festival - see their website for the exact date or call for current dates!
    P O Box 358, Milton, WV 25541. Phone: Correct phone number is unknown (it ois NOT the number that ends in 9222). 2011 was the 26th year for it!  Also see this page!

Wisconsin
 


 

* which I just made up.  It's actually in the guy's back yard. Hey, there's aren't a lot of people in Idaho.  You can invite the whole state...

 

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