by Rick Cox
on Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 9:20am.
Believed to have originated in North America, Pumpkins have become the stipend of fall. As it integrated itself into the Celtic traditions &celebrations of Samhein, you could see the early uses of pumpkins being carved and put out with candles to welcome deceased loved ones on people's porches on the night of Halloween. Take part in the tradition of carving and lighting up your pumpkin, by checking out one of the Pumpkin Patches in your area below -
Gallmeyer Farms - 4506 Millers Ln, Richmond, VA 23231
Free activities - hayrides, spooky haunted house tours, a straw bale maze, a romping pile and a field full of pumpkins and a variety of fall favorites, such as Winter Squash, Indian Corn, Pie Pumpkins, etc. .
Hours - 8:00AM till dusk Everyday
Hanover Vegetable Farm - 13580 Ashland Rd, Ashland, VA 23005
Various other dates will include all activities. Tickets are $5 for activities and $10 for activities plus a pumpkin. The following fun attractions are featured- Corn Maze, Petting Barn, Corn Cannons, Pallet Maze, Giant Sand Pit, Face Painting, a Moon Bounce and so much more. Pets are Welcome.
Hours - Open Weekdays from 2:00-6:00PM and Weekends 10:00-5:45PM
Swift Creek Berry Farm - 17210 Genito Rd, Moseley, VA 23120
Free admission to enjoy a straw maze, pumpkin painting, a fire pit and plenty of field games. Pick out your pumpkin from their variety and even check out their greenhouse area filled with beautiful violas, pansies, mums and more.
Come visit this genuine Virginia working-farm operated by 3rd and 4th generation Lloyd family owners! Lloyd Family Farms' Pumpkin Patch admission includes access to hay rides around the farm, a corn maze, a barnyard friends meet and greet, a corn crib for the kids to play in, and a 50+ acre pumpkin patch! Also, make sure to check out the local food trucks that are typically on site.
Admission is $10.00 per person. Children 2 and under are free! Admission is $10.00 per person. Children 2 and under are free!
Check out Coverly Farm's Fall Festival open every weekend in October! Admission includes hay rides, access to their pumpkin patch, a petting zoo and a barrel cart train! Located in Amelia for our Richmond folks out West, come check out this farm property that includes 5 Miles of Trails, Civil War-era earthworks and 19th-Century Architecture!
Admission is $5.00, Children 3 and under are free!
Hours - Open Weekends on Saturday from 10:00-4:00PM and Sunday 1:00-4:00PM