‘Tis the season of pumpkin everything. We’re ready for cooler weather, corn mazes, apple cider, and carving pumpkins. What about carving pumpkins with baby goats, you ask? Yep, we’ve got you covered. There’s so many great pumpkin patches, farms, and corn mazes to visit in Durham, Raleigh, and the Triangle. Here’s the best farms to get your Fall on.
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This guide was updated September 2023
Address: 5749 Barbee Road, Durham
Perkins Orchard is a beloved local spot for all things autumn. Their pumpkin patch boasts a diverse array of pumpkins, from small pie pumpkins to massive carving ones. Alongside pumpkins, they offer a selection of fresh produce and delectable treats. Plus you can paint a pumpkin here. For $10 get a small pumpkin and a decorating kit! Make it there or to-go.
Address: 9197 NC-751, Durham
For Garden’s Sake is a local garden center that always has a great set up and in the fall, it transforms into a pumpkin paradise. They offer a wide range of pumpkins, gourds, and decorative squashes. They also have goats to pet, ducks and a teeter-totter. Be sure to snag an Instagram worthy picture in front of their photo op this year!
Address: 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.
Cost: No charge for activities, just purchase a pumpkin
Address: 2127 St. Mary’s Rd, Hillsborough NC, 27278
Situated in Hillsborough, Eno River Farm offers a delightful pumpkin patch experience. It’s a spot where you can pick your perfect pumpkin while taking in the scenic beauty of the farm. Fresh produce, fresh ice cream, a garden center and local goodies? They’ve got that too.
Address: 5306 Homer Ruffin Rd, Chapel Hill
Have you ever carved pumpkins WITH BABY GOATS? Head to Spring Haven Farm to carve your pumpkins this year with baby goats jumping up on the tables around you, putting their cute little heads inside of hollowed out pumpkins, petting them, and feeding them.
Also, there’s an incredibly nice donkey, horses, ducks, free-range chickens, pigs, adult goats, a kid tractor ride, an adult tractor ride, a small concession stand, hand-washing stations, a small maze, and face painting. The animals are all so friendly, and you can buy carrots and pellets to feed them.
Tickets must be purchased online, not at the farm.
Address: 5011 Kiger Rd, Hillsborough
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. Large and small corn mazes, Bessie the Milk Cow, pumpkin patch and more.
Address: 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!
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm, Friday-Sunday 9am-6pm
Address: 6701 Good Hope Church Road, Cary
Admission includes a hayride, corn maze, cow train, and admission to the Family Fun Park which includes a corn pit, tube swing, tube slide, bouncy castle, climbing web, duck races, human size tic tac toe games, bicycle track, and more.
Be sure to check out their haunted farm every Friday and Saturday night, from the last weekend of September through the last weekend in October.
Address: 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. There’s even homemade ice cream, cornhole and a see saw for the kiddos.
Address: 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.
Address: 5712 Watkins Rd Wendell, NC
Explore a five-acre corn maze, a hay maze, and an array of games amidst the backdrop of abundant fall produce. For a unique experience, don’t miss “When the Stalks Go Dark,” a nighttime corn maze available on select evenings in October and November, running until 9 p.m. Remember to bring along a flashlight for added adventure!
Address: 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.
Address: 13912 Bold Run Hill Rd., Wake Forest
Enjoy a corn maze, hay ride, and visit our delightful pumpkin patch. Plus, your admission fee covers one complimentary pumpkin for your fall festivities!
Map of Pumpkin Patches around Durham, NC
Note: This list was updated September 2023.
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