Fall means pumpkins. And that means pumpkin patches. There’s so many great pumpkin patches to visit in and around Durham. Here’s the ones we’ve round up for you. Scroll to the bottom for a map!
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Perkins Orchard | 5749 Barbee Road, Durham
Perkins Orchard isn’t a pumpkin patch per se, but they have tons of pumpkins and fall decorations out. And literally hundreds of pumpkins every year. Plus you can paint a pumpkin here. For $10 get a small pumpkin and a decorating kit! Make it there or to-go.
For Garden’s Sake | 9197 NC-751, Durham
For Garden’s Sake is a local garden center that always has a great set up in the Fall. They have great pumpkins, goats to pet, ducks and a teeter totter. There’s even an alpaca you can befriend and a free hay maze.
Smith Family Farm | 1715 St Marys Rd, Hillsborough
Smith Family Farm has a great pumpkin patch with pumpkins on the vine to pick, a sunflower maze, a play area, and a tractor ride around the farm on the weekends.
Dates: Sept. 29- Oct. 31
Cost: No charge for activities, just purchase a pumpkin
McKee’s Cedar Creek Farm | 5011 Kiger Rd, Rougemont
2 separate mazes a 2 acre children’s maze and a 12 acre maze for family fun. The 12 acre maze has approximately 4 miles of labyrinth pathways.
Dates: Opening September 23rd- Closing October 29th
Hours: Fridays 3-8pm, Saturday 10-8pm , Sunday 1-7pm
Cost: Adult to 3 years old – $11.00 Haunted Maze: $12.00 Children ages 0-2 – Free
Page Farms | 6100 Mt. Herman Rd, Raleigh
Pick your own Pumpkin from the vine, explore the Corn Maze, take a Hayride, play in the Corn Crib, slide down the Hay Stack Slide, ride the Cow Train, enjoy the Farm Animals, have a Duck Run race, and much more!
Dates: September 22- Late October
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm, Friday-Sunday 9am-6pm
Cost: $15.00(Credit)/$13.00 (Cash), 2 and under Free
Green Acres Farm | 1132 Morrisville-Carpenter Rd., Cary
Every year, Green Acres Farm in Cary continues to out-do themselves. This year, they’ve partnered with the Make-A-Wish foundation which has been the inspiration for this year’s corn maze. Make-A-Wish families receive free admission to the event and a portion of the farm’s proceeds will be donated at the end of the season to this great cause.
Your admission will include access to the corn maze, hayrides, bouncy castles, a playground, mini-games, and firetruck displays. Face painting, pony rides, horseback rides, the pumpkin patch, and other fun activities are also available for a small price. With the largest corn maze in the Triangle, it’s best to set aside a good amount of time to get the most out of your visit to Green Acres.
Dates: September 24 to October 30
Times: Saturdays 9am – 10pm, Sundays 11am – 7pm
Cost: Admission is $10 for 3+. *Special rates for military and first-responders. Bring a canned food item and receive $1 off admission per person.
Ragan & Holly’s Pumpkin Patch | 3003 NC Hwy #751, Apex
Located at the corner of Hwy 751 and 38 Lewter Shop Road, Apex, NC. Ragan and Holly’s always have tons of pumpkins. The owner is especially kind. Ride on the hay wagon rides for $1.50 per adult. There’s even homemade ice cream, cornhole and a see saw for the kiddos.
Ken’s Korny Corn Maze | 3175 Benson Road, Garner
Come get lost in Ken’s six acre corn maze and over two and a half miles of paths! Family fun for all ages! Activities include a children’s maze, rope maze, concessions, picnic area, photo opportunities, hay barn, corn crib, gourd checkers, monster truck and tractor, miniature golf, tether ball, hay rides and pumpkins.
Dates: Open from mid-Sept. to mid-Nov. each year.
Hill Ridge Farms | 703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville
Hill ridge is one of those spots worth the drive because you can spend all day here. There’s so much to do here in addition to picking pumpkins. Pictured above is the mountain slide. Go on a hay ride, bounce around. There’s a splash pad in the summer and don’t miss the Christmas lights in the winter.