It really isn’t Fall until you have a perfectly curated selection of pumpkins on your front porch or stoop.
Pumpkins punctuate the coming of colder weather, a new season. We just wouldn’t want to celebrate Halloween without a spooky jack-o'-lantern on our doorstep, or Thanksgiving minus a freckled white mini-pumpkin in a cornucopia.
This year we considered some of the biggest and best pumpkin patches across America to come up with our top 10 list. We took into consideration size, family activities, festivals on-site, pick-your-own option, and of course, food.
We picked the farms with the largest selections of pumpkins so you’re sure to come home with a variety of squashes and gourds for decorating and carving. We also took into consideration activities and festivals hosted on site. Walters’ Pumpkin Patch in Kansas has a human gerbil wheel for kids to roll in and our number one on the list, Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm in Illinois, has a baby chick nursery. Pinch us. Lastly, because food truly is our number-one priority, we made sure all of these farms had plenty of good eats to munch on, because pumpkin-picking works up a serious appetite! Sample apple cider donuts at Craven Farms in Washington and pick up a pumpkin pie from New York's Wright Farm, just for starters.
Our top 10 list includes farms from the Midwest, Northeast, and West Coast, but we’re dying to know your favorite local pumpkin hot spot. Please let us know in the comments below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate your go-to pumpkin palace.
#10 Linvilla Orchards, Media, Penn.
While you may not be able to pick your own pumpkins, Pumpkinland is what puts this farm on our list. Scarecrows and witches are freckled throughout the 100-ton display of pumpkins and illustrate the history of the harvest. The typical hayride, pony rides, and corn mazes are also offered. Be sure to check the website before you go. You may want to plan your visit around the costume parade or go when the famed Witches’ House is open.
#9 Roloff Farms, Helvetia, Ore.
You may know them from the TLC show, Little People, Big World, but the Roloffs have created a perfectly curated farm for the public. With plenty of fall activities for children and an extensive pumpkin patch complete with blue, pink, and even speckled pumpkins we just had to include this Oregon farm on our list.