Get your fall fix at one of these parent-recommended pumpkin patches around Boston and beyond!
Check the map to find the best pumpkin patches near you, and leave a review for any you've visited to share your thoughts with fellow parents!
Tougas Family Farm
Kristy Pepping: Tougas Family Farm has been family-owned and operated since 1981. They sell and offer you-pick options for several fruits and veggies. During the fall, come to their farm and pick out your pumpkin. Afterwards, head to the barnyard for some animal interactions or play on their playground. They also have yummy baked goods and donuts.
Davis Mega Maze & Farm Festival
Kristy Pepping: Davis is a 7th generation family-owned farm. They have an area of the farm called, The Courtyard. Families will find a guest services center, souvenirs, picnic areas, games, restrooms and food options here. They also have an area for pumpkin picking. Mega Maze, their corn maze is spread over eight acres and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours depending on your skills. There are even games and restrooms inside the maze! The other major activities are laser tag and a zip line.
Tracy Snyder Molina: The farm offers more than 10 varieties of apples over the picking season and a giant corn maze that is not to be missed. Hayrides, a pumpkin patch and a farm animal viewing area are also available. After enjoying a picnic lunch you can enjoy a hike with the family on the Bolton loop trail that runs through the farm's property.
Tracy Snyder Molina: This family run apple and pear orchard set amongst rolling hills offers weekend haywagon rides to the orchards, barnyard animals to visit and a pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin. They also have pumpkin painting, face painting and pony rides to add to the fun.
Honey Pot Hill Orchards
Tracy Snyder Molina: In addition to apple picking, Honey Pot Hill offers three different hedge mazes to tackle with the family - The Big Green Monster, The Mini Monster and the Tunnel Maze. Once you've found your way out, hop on board for a hayride and then check out the adorable farm animals by the farm store.
Kristy Pepping: This 4th generation owned farm is just 30 miles outside of Boston and offers vegetables and fruits. You can either to choose to purchase these in their store or pick-your-own. Westwood provides a wagon ride out to pick-your-own pumpkins during their fall season.
Tracy Snyder Molina: Shelburne Farm grows an astonishing 80 varieties of apples including several heirloom species, plus several types and sizes of pumpkins. Hayrides around the farm are offered daily and on the weekends you can enjoy live music, food trucks, antique cider press demonstrations and several kids activities including pedal tractors, hay mountain, tot hay maze and a tractor playground!
Tracy Snyder Molina: Drew Farms has a family-fun atmosphere set among amazing views of the fall foliage. On weekends you can grab a free tractor ride to their apple orchard, enjoy live music, roast your own s'mores and purchase apple cider donuts. Their large pumpkin patch makes for a great backdrop for family photos! Their annual Pumpkin Light features hundreds of carved jack-o-lanterns displayed throughout the orchard.
Tracy Snyder Molina: Parlee Farms offers pumpkins of all sizes in their pumpkin patch, and over 20 varieties of pick-your-own apples on their dwarf trees. Other farm fun during the season includes the hay play area comprised of large hay bales arranged in a maze pattern, young children can take a spin around the track on one of the electric tractors and the whole family will love feeding and petting over 70 young farm animals including the goats high up near the trees!
Kristy Pepping: Pakeen Farm grows many vegetables and fruits onsite. They also offer a comprehensive C.S.A. program. Every fall, they hold their Fall Harvest which is a great chance to pick those family pumpkins. For food options they have donuts and apple cider. Plus, a small maze perfect for all kids.
Kristy Pepping: This farm has a rich history. It was started by Irish immigrants in 1884. Today, they offer several fruits and vegetables for sale. During the fall, pick out your pumpkin to carve. They also have a barn where children can interact with animals like goats and a hen. Plus, Wilson's offers a hay maze, potato cannons and even a costume contest.
C.N. Smith Farm
Tracy Snyder Molina: Apple picking is the most popular event at the farm and they offer a huge variety of apples to choose from. You can pick your own pumpkins from the fields or choose from a selection of already picked pumpkins at the farm stand. In order to pick pumpkins, visitors must take the hayride to the fields. Cider donuts are baked fresh and sold at the farm store along with apple cider, fruits, vegetables and fall decorations. Stop to visit with the farm's horse, chicks, goats and other animals as part of your visit as well.
Amanda Banta: Family owned and operated Nihtila Farm is a South Shore favorite for families. You can pick pumpkins from the fields where they're grown, take a hayride around the grounds and visit with the goats, pig, chickens and other animals that live at the farm. Bring your camera because Nihtila always sets up a festively decorated spot that offers you a perfect picture opportunity. Nihtila accepts only cash.
Sauchuk's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Amanda Banta: The corn maze and fall activities at Sauchuk Farm is fun for the whole family! Wind your way through the corn maze, play tug of war, take a ride on the cow train, compete in duck races and more! Visitors can take a hay wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin.
Boston Hill Farm
Tracy Snyder Molina: On weekends beginning mid-September through the end of October, the farm runs fall festivals which include apple picking, pumpkin picking, a petting zoo, live music, ice cream, cider donuts, BBQ and more! Hayrides to the apple picking are offered and during picking season dogs are allowed in the orchards as long as they are leashed.
Rogers Spring Hill Farm
Tracy Snyder Molina: Pick your own pumpkins and apples along with free hayrides and a kids picnic and play area.
Tracy Snyder Molina: This 300 year old farm is a local favorite and features apple picking 7 days a week in season. Each weekend in September and October they have a Fall Festival which includes apple picking, hay rides, farm animals, cider donuts, and one of the best pumpkin patches in the Boston area. They also have a children's amusement area which includes activities such as face painting, spin art, duck races, mini hay maze and a super slide!
Cohasset Appalachia Service Project - Pumpkin Patch
Amanda Banta: Each year loads of pumpkins are hauled into town and the entrance to Wheelwright Park transforms into a pumpkin patch by the Cohasset Appalachia Service Project, which travels to the Central Appalachian Mountains each summer to help low-income families with housing needs. The patch is staffed by the ASP volunteers and their parents as part of the group's fundraising efforts and I try to talk to my boys about why teenagers are working the patch. The pumpkins are arranged in a different pattern each year to create a fun designed that can be viewed from above.
Amanda Banta: R&C Farms has a schedule full of fall fun. Pick your own pumpkin, get lost in the corn maze or attend one of the farm's many fall events.
Tracy Snyder Molina: If you want to do some apple or pumpkin picking and combine it with a day full of fun activities and attractions perfect for the whole family, then Connors Farm is the destination! Just a sample of the activities available include a 7-acre corn maze, cornhole, zipline, pumpkin chucking, hayrides, baby animals, and pumpkin bowling.
Kristy Pepping: Marini Farm is a third-generation family farm offering fresh produce and bakery items, and a variety of specialty foods. During the fall, they create an elaborate corn maze. The educational and interactive 8-acre corn maze takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. For the younger guests, they offer a 1-acre (20 minute) corn maze. Other fall activities include jumping pillow, giant tube slide, rope maze, duck races, and more!
Cider Hill Farm
Amanda Banta: Dive into the fall spirit with pick-your-own pumpkins and apples at Cider Hill Farm. The farm also offers kid-friendly activities, including visiting and feeding the farm animals.
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