A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

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14 North Carolina Pumpkin Patches

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Boone — New River Corn Maze

Get your fill of scenic fall colors at the Brown Family Farm, where you can explore the corn maze along the river, ride a tram to see the farm sights, and pick your own pumpkin for carving, decorating, or baking.

660 Laurel Gap Ridge Road
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-2986

Granite Falls — Johnny Wilson Farm

Head to Johnny Wilson Farm for an outing packed full of farm animals, corn and corral mazes, apple orchards, and most importantly, pumpkins. Browse the patch and pick your own.

5163 Precious Memories Lane
Granite Falls NC 28630
(828) 217-1874

Jefferson — The Pumpkin Patch at Third Day Market

Twenty years ago, Third Day Market was a roadside stand selling flowers in the spring and pumpkins in the fall. Now, you can get lost in the hay maze, expansive nursery, and heaps of colorful pumpkins and gourds.

599 NC Highway 16 South
Jefferson, NC 28640
(336) 846-1089

Jefferson — Ashe County Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival

You’ll find a corn maze, pumpkin lot, face painting, live music, pumpkin bowling, corn hole, tractor hayrides, and concessions at this spot.

1332 NC Highway 16
Jefferson, NC 28640
(828) 406-0339

Maiden — Red Wolf Farm

When you go to Red Wolf Farm to pick your pumpkin, make sure to try out their other seasonal activities like pumpkin bowling, pumpkin tic-tac-toe, and, of course, a hayride and corn maze.

1900 HW Farm Road
Maiden, NC 28650
(828) 302-4653




Durham — Holder Hill Farm

Pack a picnic and make a day of it at Holder Hill Farm, where you can explore a corn maze, nature trail, hay mountain, pumpkin patch, and picnic area. And don’t forget to stop by the farm store and pick up some locally made canned goods!

4822 Holder Road
Durham, NC 27703
(919) 605-3818

Fuquay-Varina — Naylor Family Farm

Naylor Family Farm’s attractions include a pumpkin patch, a giant corn maze, a hayride, and farm animals. Advance registration is required, so be sure to plan ahead.

6016 U.S. Highway 401 North
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
(910) 249-2258

Midland — Riverbend Farm

This year marks Riverbend’s 30th year as a pumpkin patch. Celebrate by hitching a hayride and spending a morning or afternoon selecting just the right pumpkin for you.

12150 McManus Road
Midland, NC 28107
(704) 622-7192

Raleigh — Page Farms

This fourth-generation family farm started out growing tobacco and now grows fruits and vegetables all year round. From the Hay Stack Slide to the Cow Train to the Duck Run Race, Page Farms is full of fun activities to check out on the way to picking the perfect pumpkin, straight off the vine.

6100 Mt. Herman Road
Raleigh, NC 27617
(919) 451-5534

Siler City — Huckleberry Trail Farm

Huckleberry Trail Farm is hosting its annual Fall Festival every weekend through October 31. Jump into the season with fall essentials: a pumpkin patch, a hayride, and a corn maze.

143 Pleasant Hill Church Road
Siler City, NC 27344
(919) 432-4825

Winston-Salem — Hawks Pumpkin Patch

Selling pumpkins in October and Christmas trees at the end of the year, Hawks is brimming with seasonal spirit.

2558 West Clemmonsville Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
(276) 233-6998




Beulaville — Mike’s Farm

At Mike’s, October brings a schedule packed with fall festivities. Catch a hayride to the pumpkin patch, sip North Carolina-made wine while listening to live music on Friday and Saturday evenings, and celebrate at the Fall Festival each Saturday with live music, food trucks, local vendors, and more.

1600 Haw Branch Road
Beulaville, NC 28518
(910) 324-3422

Greenville — Briley’s Farm Market

Briley’s Farm Market has been growing and selling fresh produce for more than 45 years. Each fall, their pumpkin patch ensures a fun-filled family outing. They’ve got duck races, slides, play areas, farm animals, and pumpkins of all sizes and colors. Don’t forget to stop by the Concession Barn on your way out for a snack and a freshly squeezed orangeade, lemonade, or limeade.

5290 Old Pactolus Road
Greenville NC 27834
(252) 754-5029

Rocky Mount — Fisher Pumpkin Farm

Linda Fisher has been growing pumpkins since she was 6 years old. Whether you’re looking for cooking pumpkins, carving pumpkins, or decorative gourds, this family farm has got you covered. On weekends, visit the farm animals or catch a hayride.

7413 Red Oak Boulevard
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
(252) 813-2210

This story was published on Sep 15, 2021

Liz Johnson

Liz Johnson is a summer 2021 editorial intern at Our State.