Pumpkin patches, fall family fun around Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

ByTaylor Lisenby WTVD logo
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Pumpkin patches, fall family fun around Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill
Pumpkin patches, fall family fun around Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

Looking for some fall family fun? We've compiled a list of some places around the Triangle area to take your family this fall.

Hill Ridge Farms

703 Tarboro Road Youngsville, NC 27596



One of North Carolina's biggest fall festival celebrations! Here you will get to ride on a train, take a hay ride to the big pumpkin patch, gem stone panning, duck race and of course all of the playground fun.

  • General admission: ages 2-64 is $14, which includes play areas, hayride and a free pumpkin.
  • Senior Discount: 65+ is $13
  • Groups of 10 or more: $13
  • Military: $13
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Added fun:

  • Train: $3
  • Gem panning: $3 - $25

Page Farms

6100 Mt. Herman Road Raleigh, NC 27617



Come check all of the farm fun Page Farms has to offer! Admission includes: 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!

  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at $10
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at $15
  • 2 and under free
  • Field Trip reservations available

Spring Haven Farms

5306 Homer Ruffin Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516



One of the most unique farm experiences in our area! If you love interacting with farm animals, this is the place to bring your family. On Saturdays in October, starting Oct. 12., you can carve pumpkins with GOATS...yes, you read that correctly. The farm will be full of Pumpkins, fall fun and spooky decorations! Come and meet all the animals like Peppa pig Annie the Donkey and Huck the Horse. There will be fall time treats to eat and drink and music to listen to. Kids can take the Tractor Train Express and they can also get their face painted by Sparkle Body Arts!

  • Tickets are $13.50 for adults and $20.00 with a pumpkin (no outside pumpkins)
  • Entry for kids 3 and under is free.

Medlin Farms

507 Woodland Church Road, Wake Forest NC 27587



One of the Triangle's oldest farms offers fun in the corn maze, a free pumpkin, gem mining a hay ride and much more! You will have to see the Medlin Family carving pumpkins in person, they are HUGE and you could carve three different faces on the same one.

  • Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the end of October.
  • Admission is only $9 per person and only $6 to add gem mining.
  • Children 2 and younger are free.

Gross Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

1606 Pickett Road Sanford, NC 27332



This awesome farm offers one of the coolest corn mazes! You can check out the John Deere Tricycle track, tire mountain or the train and boat playsets.

  • Monday - Friday - closed to general public but open for large school groups and organizations by appointment only.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • General admission is $3 for ages 2 and up.
  • BEST VALUE COMBO TICKET: $16, which includes general admission, access to the corn maze, playgrounds and one hayride.

Hipp Farms Corn Maze and Field of Fun

US-401 and Ballard Road Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526



Looking to take the kids of an after dark corn maze? Well, look no further...and bring a flashlight! This family owned and operated farm is a great place to take kiddos for some fall fun. You'll have to check out the petting zoo, stick horse race and the corn box.

  • General admission is $10 but you can pay $20 for an all-inclusive package, which includes general admission, $1 snack voucher, 1 slingshot basket, 1 pony ride, 1 cone of feed, 1 rubber duck for the race, 1 pedal kart race and unlimited bounce house voucher.
  • Fridays - 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Museum of Life and Science Pumpkin Patch Express


433 W. Murray Avenue Durham, NC 27704


Climb aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for a journey to the Museum's pumpkin patch. Pick the perfect pumpkin to decorate and take home, then enjoy crafts and a variety of carnival games before returning to the station. Activities include hay maze, corn crib, pumpkin decorating, and other great carnival games.

  • Event Dates: Oct 5-6; 12-13; 19-20; 26-27
  • COST: $15 per person, children 2 and under are free. Pre-registration is required.

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Kens Korny Corn Maze

3175 Benson Road Garner, NC 27529



You have to come and check out North Carolina's first and longest running corn maze! You'll have a ball in the 6 acre corn maze was more than two and a half miles of paths.

  • Farm open through November 9th - Monday - Friday by appointment only.
  • Friday nights 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday Noon - 8 p.m.
  • Ages 6 and up - $12, ages 3-5 - $6 and 2 and under - free.

William Lyon's Pumpkin Patch

1545 Will Suitt Road Creedmoor, NC 27522


If you are looking for some pumpkin patch fun, this is the place to be. You can grab your own pumpkin at the front or you can get one right off the vine. You can also get some of Lyons pumpkins at the Durham and Carrboro farmers markets.

  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

DJ's Berry and Pumpkin Patch

1223 Salem Church Road Apex, NC 27523



While you're here, you can also pick up Raleigh's most sought after fall flowering plant - mums.

  • There is no admission fee - you pay for what you pick out.
  • Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Tractor's Corn Maze

13912 Bold Run Hill Road Wake Forest, 27587



There's a large pumpkin patch available where you can select your free pumpkin. Your pumpkin and hay ride is included in admission.

Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.