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Is it even really fall until you see pumpkins popping up on front porches and scattered around the house? The satisfaction of buying your seasonal pumpkins from a local pumpkin patch is unmatched, especially when compared to buying them from a big box store. Instead of just tossing one in your cart wherever you buy your groceries, take the family (or a special someone) to a beautiful Charlottesville pumpkin patch for a true autumnal experience.
There’s nothing quite like the pride you get from finding the perfect pumpkin still on the vine and cutting it to bring home yourself. Liberty Mills Farm’s pumpkin patch is on a scenic hill overlooking panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
They’ll provide you with a wheelbarrow and instructions on properly picking your pumpkin, and you can try your skills at pumpkin harvesting. If you visit on a weekend, try out one of their four Corn Maze trails for a good challenge, and pick up a bite from a visiting food truck.
Chiles Peach Orchard doesn’t just grow peaches; they also farm (and offer pick-your-own) strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, veggies, flowers, and, of course, pumpkins! In fact, their pick-your-own pumpkin offering has become so popular it’s now a ticketed event on weekends.
Stop by to support this fifth-generation family-owned farm and pick out the perfect pumpkin(s) for all your fall needs. Be sure to pick up one of their acclaimed apple cider donuts, baked fresh in their bakery daily!
Carter Mountain Orchard offers farm-fun and family-friendly activities year-round, but come fall, their orchard fills with pumpkins, gourds, and other seasonal produce! You’ll be amazed by their breathtaking views of the valley and rich farmland as you browse pumpkins and apples.
The view is even more magical with a cup of apple cider and a donut in hand! Take advantage of their hayrides around the orchard and food trucks on weekends. If you’ve never been, you’ll definitely want to come back for their next season of activities!
Henley’s Orchard has been family-run since 1932. With generations of children raised on the farm, they know plenty about the importance of spending time together as a family! On weekends in October, you can celebrate HenleyFest, where picking out pumpkins is just one way to celebrate the season! There are hayrides and play areas for smaller kids, live music, and pony rides.
Adults can also enjoy their estate hard ciders and wine or sip on a local beer. Everyone will love their apple cider donuts and other freshly made desserts, and football enthusiasts will appreciate watching the game on the big screen on Sundays. Plus, pick up other farm fresh produce and products like free-range eggs.
As I said, there’s nothing like visiting a Charlottesville pumpkin patch to enhance your pumpkin picking with a hayride, a warm donut, or a refreshing beverage. Do yourself a favor and enjoy the season with an authentic pumpkin patch experience.
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