Enjoy a pumpkin patch in Southwest Virginia this fall:
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Blue Ridge Pumpkins - Fancy Gap, VA
A family owned and operated pumpkin farm with hay ride and corn field maze nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They have pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors. If you are going to make a pumpkin pie, they recommend you try the Kershaw Gourd. On select weekends, they have visiting bluegrass bands play live music. There is also a corn maze, barrel train rides, pony rides and a picnic shelter for picnics. They also held their first Howl-O-Ween pet parade and children’s costume parade. Open on weekends (Saturday/Sunday) in September and October. The address is 813 Chantilly Drive, Fancy Gap, VA 24328. They are 95 miles southwest of Roanoke.
Layman Family Farms - Blue Ridge, VA
The 80 acre Blue Ridge Mountains farm of Eric and Sarah Layman. 40 acres of pumpkins with all shapes, sizes and colors. They boast the largest hay wagons in the State of Virginia, pulled by John Deere tractors. The 10 acre cornfield maze is divided into two sections, offering families with small children the option to exit at the halfway mark. There are 10 numbered scarecrows throughout the maze to help you make your way through it successfully if you answer the questions correctly. There is also a corn crib, cow train, corn cannon, tunnel slide, animal alley, jumping pillow and pumpkin blaster. Haunted Harvest on Friday and Saturday evenings in October is a spooky adventure through the cornfield and woods. The address is 1815 Mountain View Church Road, Blue Ridge, VA 24064. It is 81 miles north of Danville.
Sinkland Farms - Christiansburg, VA
Their fall pumpkin festival has pumpkin picking patch, corn maze, hay rides, pony rides,face painting, barnyard animals, corn cannon, moonwalk, mechanical bull and live music. The maze is also open after dark on weekends. The fall fun starts in late September and is open every weekend in October. Admission is free. Activities are priced individually. There is a $5 per car parking fee. Opening weekend features special events like rockets, remote controlled plane and helicopter demos. There is also a bouncy house and pumpkin chopping team on opening weekend. Blue Ridge Country magazine readers voted this farm the Best in the Mountains in 2013. They are 38 miles southwest of Roanoke. The address is 3020 Riner Road, Christiansburg, VA 24073.
Williams Orchard - Wytheville, VA
A family owned and operated farm for more than 80 years. October fall festival is available every weekend in October. Includes pick your own pumpkins, apples, tractor drawn hayrides, corn maze, apple launcher, pumpkin chunker and other children’s activities. The cost for a hayride for ages 6 and up is $6 with a trip through the cornfield costing an additional $3. Pumpkins and gourds in the patch are available for 45 cents a pound. The address is 5175 West Lee Highway, Wytheville, VA 24382. It is 84 miles southwest of Roanoke.