Find a local pumpkin patch

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

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

New for this year, see our Top Ten list of best pumpkins to make pumpkin pies and for baking and cooking. Also, our Master List of 100 Varieties of Pumpkins for every purpose. Then see this page for our easy pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin recipe.

Updates for June 2022

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

Keep in mind, many farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Haunted Houses are trying to cope with rapidly changing state COVID requirements: ALWAYS see their own website, Facebook page or call them before you go.

NOTE: Many of the farms are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages - but they don't tell anyone, including search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo or us, or redirect their website,  thus breaking all links to them. If a link is broken please click the "click here to report a broken link or blank page" so we can find the replacement link! Thanks!

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

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

New London County 

  • Clyde's Cider Mill - Real apple cider made on-site!
    129 North Stonington Road, Old Mystic, CT 06355. Phone: 860-536-3354. Email us at: [email protected] . Family-run since 1881, this is the last steam-powered cider mill in New England. Clyde's recently received a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark Award. Fresh cider is made daily during the Fall. Clyde's is also a bonded winery, producing hard ciders and apple wines. Open seasonally, seven days a week. Handicapped accessible. Historic site. Fun for children. Hours of operation: Seasonal starting Aug., open daily. 9-5 Directions: I-95 exit 90, follow Rte 27 to Old Mystic thru town, bear right at fork. Cider Mill on left. 
  • Cold Spring Farm - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, tractor-pulled hay rides, Fall festival, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    46 Town Rd, Colchester, Ct 06415, Colchester, CT 06415. Phone: (860) 316-8368. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily from dawn til dusk, all year - round. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Venmo, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 24, 2020)
  • Country Corners Farm - certified Organic, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, beans, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, grapes, pumpkins, raspberries, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, prepicked produce, picnic area
    288 Brewster Road, Griswold, CT 06351. Phone: (860)376-2259. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: From the South I-395 to exit 85, turn right on to Rt 164; go until you see River Edge Golf Course on the right, then take the next left, which is Brewster Road; follow it until it ends; you are here! From the North, take I-395 south to exit 85; go straight through the first light and turn left at the next light onto Rt 164, then follow the directions above to River Ridge Golf Course. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November. Open: Monday to Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-7, Sunday 12-6.  Apples starting in July Thru October note: no PYO on the apples or pears due to the large size of the Trees, Retail only, Pumpkins late September thru October, Other summer Veggies as they come in. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, only. We are USDA Certified Organic and Certified Naturally Grown.
  • Grant's -  corn maze, pumpkin patch
    188 Mell Road, Lisbon, CT, 06351. Phone: 860-376-5625. Open: UPDATE for 2021: I don't see ANYTHING on their website about pumpkins, Halloween, etc, this year, but they have done it in the past; call for hours. Payment: cash or check. Grant's Berry Patch is a family farm located in Lisbon, Connecticut that specializes in Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, Blueberries, and Raspberries, along with tomatoes and other seasonable vegetables and what our customers refer to as "the best sweet corn there is".   
  • Holmberg Orchards - pumpkins, fruit, vegetables, flowers
    12 Orchard Drive, Rte. 12, Gales Ferry, CT 06335. Phone: 860-464-7107. Email: [email protected]. PYO apples, pears, raspberries, pumpkins, cut flowers.  Call for seasonal hours.  Farm Market open daily 9 am to 6 pm year-round, featuring our native fruits, vegetables, cider, pies, flowers, plants & seasonal items. 
  • Maple Lane Farm and Market - pumpkins, fruit
    57 N.W. Corner Road, Preston, CT 06365. Phone: (860) 887-8855. Fax: (860) 887-3087. Maple Lane Farms offers PYO raspberries, currants, apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees. Our Farm Market is open 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days,  April - December. 
  • R-Farm,LLC - UPDATE: October 07, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    353 Tobacco Street, Lebanon, CT 06249.   
  • Savitsky Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, Fresh eggs
    195 Cato Corner Rd, Colchester, CT 06416. Phone: 860-537-5815. Email: [email protected]. Open: September 1st - October 31st, call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Scott's Yankee Farmer - pumpkin patch, tractor-pulled hay rides, corn maze, farm market, porta-potties, restrooms, school tours
    436 Boston Post Road Route 1, East Lyme, CT 06333. Phone: 860-739-5209. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Interstate 95 going North, take exit 71, Four Mile River Road. At the end of ramp, go right. Follow Four Mile River Road to the end. Take a right onto Boston Post Road. We are located 1 1/2 miles on the right. From Interstate 95 going South, take exit 75, Route 1. Continue straight off the exit to the first traffic light. Continue straight through the traffic light and go 2 1/2 miles. We are located on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Farm stand open April to December 31st 7 days a week 9am-5:30pm. Donuts on weekends June to November No pets allowed in Pick Your Own area Farm grown fruits and vegetables, jams, honey, apple cider, Indian corn, gourds, mums Corn Maze open August 30 to November 2, 2014. Pumpkins, jams, honey, pies, apple cider. Apples in September and October.  Pumpkins in October. Homemade donuts weekends in the Fall.   

Windham County

  • Buell's Orchard - Apples, Pumpkins
    108 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford, CT 06242. Phone: 860-974-1150. Email: [email protected]. Open: see their website for current hours and availability. PYO apples, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, pumpkins. Our own apple cider and apple donuts. Fresh vegetables. Buell's Orchard facebook page. .  Annual Fall Festival - Columbus Day weekend.  New Peach Festival --3rd Saturday of August!    Apple varieties usually include: Braeburn, Cameo, Cortland, Empire, Evercrisp, Fuji, Gala, Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Ida Red, Jonagold, Macoun, McIntosh.
    Strawberries (Mid-June) 
    Blueberries (Mid-July)
    Peaches (Late July)
    Apples (Early September)
    Pumpkins (Early October)
     (ADDED: January 9, 2022, JBS)
  • Creamery Brook Bison - PYO pumpkins, hayrides, bison meat
    19 Purvis Road, Brooklyn, CT  06234. Phone: (860) 779-0837. Email: [email protected]. Open: weekdays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 10 am to 4pm. October group hayrides by reservation. School groups welcomed! Bison meat and pork available all year.
  • Devon Point Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), farm market, concessions / refreshment stand
    54 Joy Road, Woodstock, CT 06281. Phone: 860-974-9004. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021: I don't see ANYTHING on their website about pumpkins, Halloween, etc, this year, but they have done it in the past; daily: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday to Sunday from 9 am to 6. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 54 Joy Road, just off Route 169 and Route 171 in Woodstock CT. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Fall Apple Cider Mill and Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch opens every year around late September - please visit our website for exact dates.  Raw Apple Cider made from Unsprayed 'Beyond Organic' Apples - Apple Cider Donuts - Unsprayed 'Beyond Organic' Apples for sale by the bag - Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins - Demonstrations of our newly restored Antique 1898 Cider Press - Hayrides, fun activities for kids and more! Celebrate Fall with healthy apples and apple cider WITHOUT pesticides, and no sprays's good, clean fun at Devon Point Farm every weekend this Fall. But hurry, our supply of unsprayed apples is limited! You can visit the farm now and stock up on our unsprayed apple cider, and simply freeze it right in the jug for year-round use! We've created a suite of pages on our website that explain in detail all about our RAW Apple Cider, the story of the restoration of the apple cider press and what we'll have to offer for Fall Family Fun! We will be open weekdays from 9 am - 6 pm for apple, apple cider, and pick your own pumpkins, though weekends will include the antique apple cider press demonstrations, apple cider donuts, and hayrides.(UPDATED: October 07, 2016) (UPDATED: September 21, 2015)  
  • Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, farm animals, school tours
    227 Ekonk Hill Road, Sterling, CT 06354. Phone: 860-564-0248. Open: Please call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.  
  • Fort Hill Farms -  lavender, corn maze
    260 Quaddick Road, Thompson, CT 06277. Phone: 860-923-3439. Open: See their website. Destination farm offering seasonal diversity. Over 70 gardens to stroll. PYO lavender, blueberries & pumpkins. PYO The Farmer’s Cow ice cream flavors, milk, cider. Visit our corn mazes. Corn maze from AUGUST 21st to OCTOBER 31st. Come walk through our educational corn maze. We pride ourselves on having a challenging maze – but not frustrating! Starting in September, enjoy the corn maze at night under the stars and moon on our FLASHLIGHT NIGHTS. Remember to dress warmly as it gets cold when the sun goes down. Fort Hill Farms Facebook page.
  • Horse Listeners Orchard - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fresh eggs
    317 Bebbington Rd, Ashford, CT 06278. Phone: 869-429-5336. Email: [email protected]. Open: during sotre hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards.
  • Lapsley Orchard - pumpkins, apples, blueberries,
    403 Orchard Hill Road, Rte 169, Pomfret Center, CT 06259. Phone: (860) 928-9186. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily beginning in mid-July from 10 AM to 6 PM through December 24th. We begin the harvest season with peaches, PYO blueberries and a wide variety of vegetables. In the fall we have PYO apples and pumpkins and all you fall decorating needs. We have horse drawn wagon rides every Sunday in September and October from 12:00-4:00. Retail stand set on a 200-acre farm. Our orchards grow 50 kinds of apples, peaches, and pears. Our own cider available. Our gardens grow everything possible for the area. We offer a fall festival every Columbus Day weekend. We also have PYO starting August 1, PYO apples starting September 1st and PYO pumpkins starting October 1.  Lapsley Orchard Facebook page.
  • Palazzi Orchard - pumpkins, apples, Peaches, vegetables, flowers, raspberries and grapes, hayrides
    1393 North Road, East Killingly, CT 06243. Phone: (860) 774-4363. Bring your family to one of Connecticut's highest hills. Spectacular four state view. 20 varieties of PYO apples. Open: 7 days all Fall, daily 9:30am to 5:30pm.   Free weekend hayrides. Peaches in Aug.
  • Shashok's Orchard - Pumpkins, apples, peaches
    Route 6, Chaplin, CT 06235. Phone: 860-455-0297. PYO apples, pumpkins.  Free hayrides September - October.  Farm store open daily.  Fruit, vegetables, cider, cut and dried flowers, floral arrangements. 
  • Quintessential Gardens At Fort Hill Farms - follows organic practices, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    260 Quaddick Rd POB 447, Thompson, CT 06277. Phone: 860-923-3439. Email: [email protected]. Directions: I-395, exit 99, go East exactly 2 miles Farm on left can't be missed! From RI, take 44W to Pulaski Rd, straight thru stop sign, go 1 1/2 miles Farm on right. Open: Daily 8 to 6; call if inclement weather; cornmaze 8/16 to 11/4: Sunday to Thursday 9 to 5; Fri/Saturday from 9am to 10pm w/Flashlight Nights! BYO Flashlight! Also call about Full - Moon Flashlight Nights.
    blueberries 7/1 pm to 9/1; Lavender 7/1 pm to 10/1; Corn maze 8/16 to 11/4. Click here for picking updates. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
  • Woodstock Orchards LLC - pumpkins, apples, vegetables
    494 Rte. 169, P.O. Box 113, Woodstock, CT 06281. Phone: 860-928-2225. Email: [email protected] PYO blueberries July 15 to September 1.  PYO apples September 2 thru October 19.  Retail Farm Stand open Aug. 1 thru May, 9 am to 6 pm every day with our own apples, vegetables, pumpkins and our fresh sweet apple cider along with honey, maple syrup, jams, jellies and Vermont cheese.