Best Places for Pumpkin Picking CT – when October hits and it will soon be Halloween, then what can be more fun that going to pick your own pumpkin? Have a look at our great list of pumpkin patches in Connecticut.
It’s a good idea to contact the pumpkin patch you want to visit to make sure they have plenty of pumpkins before you set out.
361 Old Tavern Rd, Orange, CT 06477
Treat Farm is “a small family farm rich in tradition and committed to offering the most memorable experiences and quality products available. We pride ourselves in being able to offer the freshest produce and fruit during the summer months and shorten the time from our field to your table. In the fall, we provide a rich and festive atmosphere with endless fall decorations, hayrides, and our famous corn maze. The experiences continue into the Holiday season when we provide beautiful holiday decorations as well as our cut your own Christmas trees.
A new 6.5 acre maze has been created a new an additional challenge to make even more enjoyable. In addition to our standard maze with miles of trails to get lost on, we have added a game to add to the enjoyment. Come visit in late summer and fall and experience our challenging 6.5 acre corn maze. Get lost in the stalks and try to complete the challenge within the maze.
Come fall time, the farm comes alive with holiday decorations grown on site. Pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks and mums are available in many different varieties to make sure we get you what you need for decorating in Autumn.
403 Orchard Hill Rd, Pomfret Center, CT 06259
Lapsley Orchard is very proud of its history and its evolution with the times.
“The fields at Lapsley Orchard have been producing food since early colonial days. In fact, Isreal Putnam once purchased the acres in 1750 and specialized in stock raising and fruit growing. This land is still proudly feeding the community today. Present day production offers the best of a New England farm, with a retail stand offering a diversified selection of fruits and vegetables all grown on sight. Our 200 acre farm is not just a place to shop. It is local, healthy and fresh and comes with a commitment towards the highest quality produce. Our family takes great pride in the harvest of all our hard work, to place on your family’s table.”
Pick- your -own pumpkins runs from September to October”
Lyman Orchards Farm Store at the Apple Barrel
32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, CT 06455
Lyman Orchards really is a big deal! From a modest working farm to the huge family attraction it is today, it has much to offer families.
“In their wildest dreams, colonial farmer John Lyman and his wife, Hope, could not have envisioned the complex and diverse enterprise that would evolve from their purchase in 1741 of a 37-acre parcel of land in what is now Middlefield. Now covering more than 1,100 acres of scenic farmland, Lyman Orchards is one of the most popular family attractions in New England.
Pumpkins are a fall favorite, but they aren’t just for Halloween anymore! They’re great for carving and painting. Orange, white and green pumpkins can even spruce up your fall décor. Pumpkins are loaded with nutrition, rich in beta-carotene and low in saturated fat. They are also a good source of potassium and dietary fiber. Roasting pumpkin seeds in your oven makes for a delicious snack! Pumpkin picking is a great family friendly activity!”
Scott’s Yankee Farmer
436 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333
For over a century the Scott family has owned and operated Scott’s Yankee Farmer. “Farming on over 100 acres of land we are currently located on Boston Post road in Eact Lyme, CT. While visiting our farm can meet the owners Tom and Karen Scott along with their youngest son and daughter Colin Scott and Allison Schmidt.
Tom and Karen have four children and six grandchildren. The family has made many improvements over the years! A greenhouse has been added to sell plants in the spring and pumpkins in the fall. A cider mill has also been installed, complete with glass windows so the public can watch the cider be pressed from apples grown in our orchard. We can’t forget about the donut room! If you visit our farm from June through December this is where our apple cinnamon donuts are made. People from all over come for our donuts, but that’s not all there is! Tom and Karen have put many years in to growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for both Pick-Your-Own and the store.” Pick your own products include:
- CUT FLOWERS
Jones Family Farms
606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, Shelton, CT 06484
Jones Family Farms – “nestled in the White Hills of Shelton, with its 19th century dairy barn and homestead farmhouse, impresses the visitor as a peaceful and relaxed living environment. The beautiful countryside with its orderly rows of Christmas trees, neat stonewalls, and well-maintained fields are the result of efforts by seven generations of Jones family farmers.
The farmers of the 400-acre working farm invite families to visit and harvest seasonal crops. Presently under cultivation are 200 acres of Christmas trees, 15 acres of strawberries, 15 acres of blueberries, and 25 acres of pumpkins, gourds and squash. The Jones farmers harvest these crops from three different farm locations known as the Homestead Farm, the Valley Farm, and Pumpkinseed Hill. The farm also manages 50 acres of hay land and 50 acres of woodlots. Over ten acres of grapes are in production for the farm’s winery.”
Fall is a festive time where we celebrate the harvest season at our beautiful Pumpkinseed Hill Farm. Bright orange pumpkins lie nestled amongst hay and green vines, ready to be harvested and carried home. Our Market Yard features farm animals, hayrides, corn maze, fall flowers, fresh apples and piles of autumn squash. Our special UNICEF Family Festival during the last weekend before Halloween features games and children’s activities all benefiting a worthy cause. Come enjoy classic New England scenery and beautiful fall foliage at Jones Family Farms this October.”
451 Sport Hill Rd Easton, CT 06612
Silverman’s Farm is located in Easton, Connecticut and is about a 45 minute drive from Stanton House Inn. This farm features a gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, petting zoo, farm animals, and sometimes hayrides in addition to apple-picking in September.
“OctoberFest is upon us. Enjoy the harvest season with our decorated pumpkin patch, full of twenty different varieties of colorful fall sqashes, gourds, straw bales, cornstalks, scarecrows and colorful mums for your decorating needs. Guess the weight of your pumpkin within two ounces and it’s free! It can be done! We give away hundreds of pumpkins a season. Start practicing!! Our weekends are still full with entertainment, Food vendors, face painting and the now infamous “Cereal Bowl”.
After fruit picking is over for the season, weekend tractor rides through our orchard begin. Enjoy the beautiful New England view — on a clear days you are able to see Long Island! Follow us on Facebook, sign-up for our newsletter or call to be up-to-date on Orchard openings and closings and when scenic tractor rides begin.”
Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Sharon, CT 06069
There is so much to see, do and try at Ellsworth Hill Orchard that a day spent there will delight the whole family.
“Pick Your Own Fruits & Berries
We call our land Mother Nature’s Candy Store for all the wonderful crops that she produces. We are dedicated in growing the highest quality fruits and vegetables from a tree or bush to your table. All crops and their productivity rely on Mother Nature’s weather so day and hours of picking are subject to change!”
Pumpkins are very versatile. They are small, medium, and large to carve, use for decorations, cooking, and baking. You can even roast the seeds for a delicious snack. Our gourds are unique. They come in many shapes, sizes, are brightly colored used for decorations inside or outside your home.
Available October through early November. Fresh picked pumpkins/ gourds are also available in our farm store Saturday and Sunday, and pre-picked at our farm stand Monday through Friday.”
894 Andrews St, Southington, CT 06489
Karabin Farms has been established since 1972, and has gone from strength to strength. They are very well known for the amazing apples from their orchards – but also, so much more!
“Today, in addition to the orchard, there are four greenhouses, 15 acres of Christmas trees, and a country Store. Besides fresh fruit and vegetables, we offer local honey, maple syrup, jams, pickles, soup mixes, and gourmet treats. All meat beef, pork, chicken, and turkeys are grown humanely right here on our farm. Process is done by “certified humane” USDA inspection facility in Vermont. We have numerous country furniture items by hand-made artisans in Pennsylvania and Maine.
We offer an extensive selection of specialty candles and soaps. Home baked pies are available August through December. Flowers are available from early April with custom designed planters available to meet the needs of your yard. In addition to Mums for fall color, we offer an extensive selection of Poinsettia’s for Christmas, wagon rides to Pick-Your-Own apples, peaches, and pumpkins. Karabin Farms provides special programs for school groups during the fall harvest.”
Pumpkin patch opens mid September.
Face Pumpkins and Sugar Pumpkins 65¢ per lb.
Fancy Cowboy Mix 85¢ per lb.
Pumpkin patch open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.”
Belltown Hill Orchards – Pumpkin Picking Connecticut
483 Matson Hill Rd, South Glastonbury, CT 06073
Belltown Hill Orchards offers a wonderful family day out, with plenty of activities, beautiful surroundings and yummy treats to eat!
“Belltown hill orchards is a working, fourth generation orchard nestled in the scenic rolling hills of south Glastonbury, Connecticut. Come on out to our farm market to pick up tasty local produce, a fresh baked pie or apple cider donuts! Our pick your own is a favorite family activity, after you are done harvesting your own fresh produce stop at our hungry harvester concession stand to enjoy a fresh hot batch of our famous apple fritters.
Step out into the beauty of our orchards for a picturesque afternoon in our Pick-Your-Own fields from mid-June to late October. Our farm is famous for our pick-your-own apples, offering over 24 varieties!
Fall is one of our favorite seasons on the farm and our pumpkin patch is a great place for a fantastic fall tradition!
Grab the family and head out to the patch to browse our farm fresh pumpkins! We grow pumpkins in all sorts of sizes, shapes, and textures! Hop into the patch and find big ones, small ones, short ones, fat ones, tall ones, nobby ones, tiny ones! Which one will you pick this year?
473 Shetucket Turnpike, Griswold, CT 06351
Buttonwood Farm “began as a dairy farm in 1975, using an old sawmill to mill lumber from timber grown on our land. Since that time, the farm has been used to produce feed for cattle and milk for the wholesale market, as well as merchandising cattle.
As our family has grown, the farm has become more diverse. A new sawmill has replaced the old one, we began growing hay and silage for sale, and began raising and marketing dairy and beef cattle.
October 1997 marked a new chapter in our farm history. We felled trees for logs, milled logs for lumber, and less than a year later, the new Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream stand was built.
With our history of making things from scratch, it seemed only natural that our ice cream would follow suit. We researched old recipes, purchased equipment, and began with only premium ingredients. Through practice, we have learned to make the best ice cream available anywhere.”
Family Fall Fun –
Get lost on over 7 acres in our corn maze! Take a hayride, visit with farm animals, or pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch.
Adventure awaits with these great attractions:
Straw Bale Mountain
Look out from inside the maze from the maze bridge!
90 Foster St, South Windsor, CT 06074
The Foster Family “has farmed this land since 1790. Foster Farm was a working dairy farm until 2001. We’re proud of our farming history and now we invite you and your family to spend a day in the country. Solve the mazes, enjoy a leisurely hayride, pick a pumpkin and pet some friendly farm animals.
Two full sized corn mazes encompassing 8 acres of land and 4 miles of trails. Enjoy the outdoors as you hike through our fields, exploring the land that time forgot. Who knows what might lurk in our cornfields? It is all part of the fun in our one of a kind interactive corn mazes. Get Lost in the adventure!”
448-518 New England Rd, Guilford, CT 06437
At Bishop’s Orchards “we work hard and take pride in growing the highest quality fruits to enjoy year after year from our family to yours. All the fresh products are available either seasonally at our Pick-Your-Own (PYO) locations and/or annually at our farm market.
The summer sun shining down on our orchards provides an ideal location to spend part of the day to enjoy the fun of picking your own quality fruit directly from the bushes or trees. Each year the Pick-Your-Own season may vary due to weather and crop abundance, yet generally runs from mid-June until the end of October.
We look forward to having your family and friends enjoy the fun and experience of our popular Pick-Your-Own season at Bishop’s Orchards! Plan ahead and see when your favorite fruit will be ready for picking to snack on shortly after picking or to prepare delicious meals or canned jams.
Mid September – Halloween
To wrap up our Pick-Your-Own season we have the hearty, sphere-shaped pumpkins ready to be used as a decoration during Halloween and Thanksgiving or prepared as a food item from pumpkin seeds to soups. Accompanying the apples, this is a fun time of the year to come for PYO to celebrate being outdoors with the fresh crisp air in our pumpkin crop. The season starts in mid-September and lasts through Halloween. In addition to pumpkins, we also have excellent pairings of mums, corn stalks, gourds, squash, Indian Corn and plentiful family activities to enjoy. From scarecrow-making to the annual hay maze challenge, enjoy this colorful part of the year while making your fall decorating easy with quality products right from your local farmer’s market.”
See our round up post of some of the best farms in Connecticut.