Updated August 24, 2015.
If you’re planning to head out to the pumpkin patches for fall fun, or in search of pie pumpkins or carvable beauties, we obtained some recommendations to make your search for the perfect patch an easy one.
Here are the top pumpkin patches mentioned by locals in-the-know.
“We like Chesterfield Berry Farm. It’s more than just a pumpkin patch, it’s a fall experience. There is something for all ages. They also have a large variety of pumpkins to pick from; pumpkins you won’t find in a store.” – Heather P., Moseley/Chesterfield
“Belvedere Plantation, near Fredericksburg! They have so much else to do in addition to the patch – a proper harvest festival.” – @VirginiaWizards
“They have hot dogs and donuts and drinks and they are very organized. They’re not strict with the all you can carry rule. Even if you fall over they still let you have it.” – Suzanne W. on Ashland Berry Farm, Beaverdam/Hanover
“Fun Fact: President and First Lady Obama stopped for pumpkins at Wood’s Orchards on Oct. 19, 2011. You can walk out to any of the patches … They also offer a hayride on the weekends … a whole field of white pumpkins.” – Shannon O., Hampton
“We think Fairfax’s Cox Farms has a pretty great pumpkin patch! :)” – @redpumps
“Layman’s. They have a lot of different thing like a pillow top bounce … they have the corn crib to play in. They have the maze and a hayride to where u pick out your pumpkins. We go every year and its just a very family oriented and friendly environment.” – Mandy P., Blue Ridge/Bedford
Find more pumpkin patches (and corn mazes!) on Virginia.org (map included!).