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‘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 and around Durham. Here’s the best farms to get your Fall on.

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Be sure to check out our complete guide to Durham this Fall including festivals, pumpkin patches, and Halloween celebrations.

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Perkins Orchard

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. Be sure to snag an Instagram worthy picture in front of their photo op this year!

Photo @dooolie

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

Photo @amaniah

Spring Haven Farm | 5306 Homer Ruffin Rd, Chapel Hill

Baby Goat Pumpkin Carving: Saturday October 12th – 13th and 19th – 20th and 26th and 27th 12:00pm to 4:00pm | Buy Tickets Here

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. All farm activities, Tractor Rides are included in the ticket price! 

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. Large and small corn mazes, Bessie the Milk Cow, pumpkin patch and more. 

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

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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


Phillips Farm | 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. ($21 per person)

The farm is open September 14th and weekends until November 3rd


Fridays from 3 pm to 6:30 pm
Saturdays from 10 am to 6:30 pm
Sundays from 1 pm to 6 pm


General Admission (age 3 and over): $12.00 per person
Military/First Responders/Seniors 60+:  $10.00 per qualifying individual
Children Ages 2 and younger FREE of charge

Photo: @jedrecord

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. 

Photo: @miketal20

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.

Crossroads Corn Maze | 3937 Louisbury Road, Wake Forest

Open September 28 through Nov. 4; Friday, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 1-7 p.m. Five-acre corn maze, hay maze, games and fall produce. “When the Stalks Go Dark,” a nighttime corn maze, operates select evenings in October and November until 9 p.m. Take a flashlight.

Photo: Insatgram @brianbonomophotography

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. 

Medlin Farm | 507 Woodland Church Rd., Wake Forest

Open September 21 through Oct. 31; Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $9/person; gem mining is an extra $6/person. Corn maze, gem mining, hay rides and more. 

Tractor’s Corn Maze | 13912 Bold Run Hill Rd., Wake Forest

Opens Sept 21 through the end of October; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Admission is $8/person (cash only). Free for ages 2 and younger. Corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch. Admission price includes one free pumpkin.

Map of Pumpkin Patches around Durham, NC

Note: This list was updated September 2019. If you work at one of these spots or have first-party data that are in conflict with our data below, please shoot a note to In order to maintain accuracy, the data below is constantly refreshed based on new information.)

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