Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Southern Connecticut? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in Southern 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!
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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 April 2023
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
crust recipe is here! And we have
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. If you are looking for pick your own apples with
pumpkins and often also fun activities, see this page.
NOTE: Many farms went out of business in the past 2 years and others are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages 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
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
- Gotta's Farm -
661 Glastonbury Turnpike,
Portland, CT 06480. Phone:
Gotta's Farm opens May 1st for the season with spring plants. PYO
strawberries offered in June. Fresh fruits & vegetables available at
farm stand from July - December. PYO apples from September 15 - October 31.
Krochmal Farms - pumpkins,
Horse-drawn Campfire Rides
Tewksbury, MA. Phone : (978) 658-0507. Email: [email protected].
Talk about a phenomenal night out! Bring your group or family down to the farm! A private horse-drawn wagon ride from the parking area out to the
lit bonfire takes about 20 minutes to a ½ hour. Bring your own goodies, hot co-co, s’mores ingredients and more and enjoy an hour or more at the
roaring fire. When everyone is ready, just re-board the wagon and we will transport everyone back to the parking area. This has become a great night
out, that once people enjoy our camp-fire rides, they are sure to re-book year after year. These make a great adults night out, teens birthday
parties (we all know the teens are tough to please!) and many Scouting troops visit us each year as well.
Lyman Orchards - pumpkins, fruit
Jct. Routes 147 and 157,
Middlefield, CT 06455. Phone:
(860) 349-1793 Fax: (860) 349-1424.
Enjoy 1100 acres of championship golf, championship pies, and Family Fun!
CT's largest indoor Farm Market. Corn maze from September 6 - November 2.
Fire Department - Halloween "Haunted Hayride"
Clark Memorial Field
(Fireman's Field), 210 Elm Street, Ols Saybrook, CT. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone
have current information, are they still offering pumpkins, corn maze or Fall activities or are even open? If so,
please write me.
The Old Saybrook Fire Company will not be holding the Hayride in
Clark Memorial Field, 210 Elm
Street, Old SayBrr"OOk,
(across from Pasta Vita). All year long, the volunteer fire department puts
out fires, but during Halloween, its volunteers ignite a Blaze" of
scary proportions for all to enjoy. A possessed tractor-drawn hay wagon
leads visitors into the deep, dark, demented woods of Scary Old SayBrOOk.
For more than 40 minutes, you will venture into the ghastly world of
ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. In the eerie fog, you'll be frightened
by the bone-chilling sounds of creatures of the night: Which are in
front, which are behind and witch are from the great, great beyond?
Fire Department's Annual Haunted Hayride "promises again to be the
most hair-raising Halloween season in the history of Old Saybrook.". Funds from the annual hayride event benefit the
all-volunteer Old Saybrook Fire Company No. 1, Inc., and a food drive for the
Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries.
- Peaceful Hill Tree Farm - pumpkin patch- already gathered
from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, restrooms
118 Clark Hill Road, East Hampton, CT 06424. Phone: 860-267-4341.
[email protected]. Open: Call - no update since 2011; Saturday and Sunday; 10 am to 5 pm. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Scott's Farm Store - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand,
Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. Phone: (860) 388-1751. Open: the season starts on April 1 and close December 24 (we close for the season
earlier if we sell out of Christmas trees); 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; Sundays we are open 9 am to 5 pm; Hours
May change slightly due to holidays or seasonal slow periods, please call or check our Facebook page for updates. Directions: 95 North- take Exit 67
and turn left onto Route 154. The Farm Store is 0.5 miles on the Right. 95 South-Take Exit 68 onto Route 1. Follow Route 1 onto Route 154 East.
Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use
of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, ApplePay, AndroidPay, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: November 13, 2021)
Staehly Farms - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, hayrides, hay maze, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, prepicked produce, gift
shop, snacks and refreshment stand, school tours
278 Town Street, East Haddam, CT 06423. Phone: 860-873-9774. Email:
Open: dail, 10 am to 5 pm; Please visit our website or call for
current hours. Directions: Updates:
Click here for updates. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in September, October,
November, December. Pumpkins: September/October Christmas Trees:
November(After Thanksgiving)through December. Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We have a free hayride and free
hay-maze (recommended for ages 10 and under) every weekend in
October as well as an expanded pumpkin patch this year.
New Haven County
Old Bishop Farms of Cheshire CT - apples, blueberries, peaches gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting
zoo, birthday parties, school tours, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, ,
500 Sooth Meriden Road,
Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone: 203-439-0783. Email:
Open: Weds-Sun 8 am to 8 pm, Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Christmas hours Monday thru Sunday 9 am to 7 pm. Starts day after thanksgiving. Directions:
Route 84 to 691 exit 3 south on route 10 left onto route 70 1.5 miles on right.
Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November, December. Payment: Cash, Check,
Old Bishop Farms of Cheshire CT facebook page.
Bishop's Orchards Location 1 - pumpkins, PYO apples, winery,
hay maze, fruit, vegetables
1355 Boston Post Road (US Rte 1, I-95 Exit 57),
Guilford, CT 06437. Phone:
Open: 7 Days a Week Starting in October, 10 am to 6 pm. Apples
are available for picking from mid August to late October. The exact
timing depends upon crop and weather conditions. Bags are provided
at no cost, and on the weekends, a tractor trailer ride takes you
from our parking area into the orchard. Pumpkins round
out our fall season, and along with PYO apples create a fun family
opportunity to celebrate fun, freshness and the outdoors at Bishop's
Orchards. Our pumpkin crop is harvested starting in mid September,
and lasts through Halloween. Along with pumpkins, we have mums, corn
stalks, gourds, squash, Indian corn and family activities like
scarecrow making and a hay maze that are enjoyed by all and make
your fall decorating easy with quality products. In
December we have cut-your-own Christmas trees. Since 1871, six generations of
Bishop's have been serving Connecticut with farm
products. The market is open all year till 7 pm (Sun till 6pm), featuring a
bakery & kitchen specializing in pies & prepared meal solutions, produce from
our 300 acre farm & around the world, meats, dairy products, flowers, and gift
baskets. Bishop's Orchards Winery offers our own wine & CT wines 7 days a week.
Pick your own in Guilford goes from June till October open from 10-5, with
strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pears, apples, raspberries & pumpkins. Visit
our Llamas & Alpacas too! ishop's Northford Orchard has Pick
Your Own Apples and Peaches, plus Farm Market products including pies, cider and
apples and pumpkins. Our main farm in Guilford is open all year around.
Bishop's Orchards Farm Market Facebook page. There is
a blog article about them here.
Bishop's Orchards Corn Maze - corn maze
526 New England Road, Guilford, CT. Phone:
(203) 458-PICK. Bishop's Orchards Farm Market Facebook page.
Costs are $6 per person plus tax, children under the age of 2 are
free! Group Discounts Available for
Mazes! Reservations must be made in advance. Discount
applies to groups of 10 or more.
Clover Nook Farm - pumpkins, gourds
Fairwood Rd, Bethany, CT 06524. Phone: 203-393-2929. roadside farm stand at the farm, May through October. From artichokes to zucchini, Clover Nook
grows and offers a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. In addition to our variety of fresh vegetables, we also offer unique heirloom
varieties that you won't find in the grocery store! Clover Nook is best known for its freshly picked sweet corn and diverse selection of tomatoes. StaThe farm stand also has flowers, local honey, fresh eggs, maple syrup, sweet corn, lamb, pork, beef, tomato sauces and salsas. In petting zoo and
A visitor writes on September 27, 2011: "Clover
Nook is a great local farm in Bethany. The very best sweet corn and
local fruits and veggies. Lots of varieties of pumpkins and gourds."
Drazen Orchards - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, pears, peaches, plums, farm market,
251 Wallingford Road, Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone: 203-272-7985. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm Early August to October 31; Closed Tuesdays. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here
for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page.
- Emerald Green Farm and Gardens -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use,
Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms
84 Tankwood Road, Wallingford,
CT 06492. Phone: 203 -949-0594. Email:
emerald green [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from
9 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 3 pm Phone for holiday hours. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: Late June
through September peaches and plums : July through September Apples:
Late July through November. We minimize use of pesticides and other
chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. Greenhouses with a large selection
of annual flowers and hanging baskets Country store and garden
center gift shop.
Hickory Hill Orchards -
apples, pears, pumpkins
351 South Meriden Road, Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone: (203) 272-0181. Alternate phone: (203) 272-3824 Fax: (203)
272-3824. Email:[email protected].
Open: Weekends Only for PYO from 9 am to 5:30 pm, other non-pyo hours 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; from late August through December. Directions:
click here. Country store, gift baskets, dried & silk flowers, cider, pies, donuts. Weekend hayrides, school groups welcome.
Hickory Hill Orchards Facebook page. There are over 33 acres with twenty varieties of apples, peaches, pears, plums, and nectarines and an
artisanal country store with homegrown produce and gourds, jams, honeys, locally baked apple cider donuts, gourmet foods, seasonal decorative items,
and more. Bosc Pears, Peaches, Macintosh, Gala, Sanza, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Macoun and more. (UPDATED: October 17, 2022, JBS)
- Ives Farm - pumpkins, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, corn maze, prepicked produce, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides,
1585 Cheshire St, Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone: 203-272-5847 And for a
map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in September, October.
Open: Summer Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday
9 am to 5 pm. Fall Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday and
Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. "Flowers" May 1st, Annuals, Hanging Baskets,
Geraniums & Perennials, Retail & Wholesale. "Strawberries" June 5th
to July 1st (weather permitting) "Fresh Sweet Corn & Produce" July
10th "Fall Activities" October 1st to 31st Payment: Cash, Check,
Norton Brothers Fruit Farm - blueberries, raspberries, apples, pears, peaches, Pumpkins, PYO apples, pears & peaches, Christmas trees, Hay
450-466 Academy Road, Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone: (203) 272-8418. Email:
[email protected]. PYO apples, pears, plums, peaches. Retail fresh produce, gifts, pumpkins. Open mid-spring through the
winter, the farm has native strawberries as soon as they're ready; blueberries and raspberries for pick-your-own starting in June; peaches soon
after for picking, six varieties of pears, and from August through October over 34 varieties of apples to pick. Hay rides, pumpkins, scarecrows, and
Christmas trees and decorations keep everyone busy during the seasons. September and October are the busiest times for area schools to have
educational and fun tours throughout the farm. Birthday and other parties can use the farm facilities also.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: December 06, 2016, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on September 27, 2011: "Hi! First of all, I want to
thank you for running such an amazing, comprehensive site! I always turn here first for canning info and to find local farms. I especially liked
Norton Brother's Farm in Cheshire, CT. It's a great family-run place, with tons of apples and raspberries, and without the crowds and overwhelming
size of some of the larger places. They even had a couple of old tractors near the parking lot for kids to climb on, which was a bigger hit than the
fruit for my 4-year-old! "
Comments from a visitor on July 07, 2011: "Not as busy as bigger farms. The walk from the farm stand to the
picking site might be far (i.e. blueberries). More expensive than other farms. "
- Preston Farm - corn maze
Route 2, Preston, CT 06339. Phone: 860-886-maze (6293). Open: September 8, 2006
through Nov 5, 2006 on Friday noon to dusk and Saturday from 10 am to dusk.The theme for
2006 is rock and roll, with two 300-foot guitars carved into the corn. Not just
any guitars, either: a Les Paul Gibson and an Eric Clapton Stratocaster. While
you're making your way through the maze, you play a game where you have to find
guitar heroes throughout. all decades are represented, and just some of the
famous names are Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Kiss, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi,
Nirvana and Green Day. 2006 price: Adults $7, Ages 6-12 $5, $1 ages
4-5, under 3 free .
Rose Orchards - Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin
patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze,
tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, prepicked produce, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school
33 Route 139, North Branford, CT 06471. Phone: 203-488-7996.
Directions: And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July,
August, September, October. Open: Hours vary by season, please call
us for more information.
Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard,
AmEx. We have a large variety of fresh baked pies and baked goods,
including bread, muffins, cookies, and biscuits. The Creamery serves
old fashioned frozen custard and frozen yogurt. We have sundaes, pie
a la mode, and a variety of other confections.
- Shore Line Trolley Museum Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins
(brought in from the field), tours of the operation, train ride,
restrooms, gift shop,
17 River St, East Haven, CT 06512. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26,
and 27, from 10:30 AM to 4 PM. Directions: See their website for
directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Discover, AmEx .
Shore Line Trolley Museum, includes ride on a trolley car and a
tour, along with pumpkin patch
- Schreibers Farm - pumpkin patch, hayrides, bonfires
648 Quaker Farms Road, Oxford, CT 06478. Phone: (203) 888-0832 .
Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for
directions. Payment: call . Yankee Paintball, Hayrides & Bonfires,
Pumpkin Patch, Private Hunts, Honey, Maple Syrup & Eggs! Paul
Schreiber 0648 Quaker Farms Road Oxford CT 06478 (203) 888-0832
Sunflower Farm - Other fruit or veg, pumpkin patch-
already gathered from the field, gift shop
767 Derby Milford Road, Orange, CT 06477. Phone: 203-795-6829. Email
[email protected]. Directions: Route 34 to Derby Milford
Road in Orange, mile and a half down on left. Merritt Parkway, exit
56, up Turkey Hill Road, right on Derby Milford Road, quarter mile
down on right. And for a map to our farm,
Click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August,
September, October. Open: Monday to Friday, 12pmto 6pmSaturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, Hours are late May through
October Annuals and perennials June - September Mums, grown on
premises, huge, beautiful, August - October Pumpkins, airbrushed
pumpkins and fall items September - October Fresh natural soap made
daily year round sold year round. Payment: Cash, Check. Beautiful
handmade natural soaps, lotions, scrubs, made on premises year
round. In the fall, along with fall products such as pumpkins,
cornstalks, hay, etc, there are huge beautiful fall mums available,
also airbrushed pumpkins made on premises. All plants sold are grown
by farm owners on premises.
Townline Farm of Woodbridge - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand,
corn maze, wagon rides,
902 Baldwin Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525Email:
[email protected]. Open: Fridays 4 pm to 6:30 (dusk) Saturdays 12 pm to 6:30 (dusk) Sundays 12 pm to 6:30 pm (dusk).
Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Maple Syrup
is produced in February and March Corn maze is open Labor Day weekend through the last weekend in October. We minimize use of pesticides and other
chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: October 05, 2021)