Fall inspires long walks along leaf-strewn pathways with promises of hot cocoa and marshmallows after an afternoon of pumpkin-picking. Families love to enjoy the cooler weather together and visiting one of the local farms for a hayride or maze is a great way to do it.
Hampton Roads offers many places for families to enjoy the fall. Here are a few local options for Virginia Beach and Chesapeake pumpkin patches, hayrides, fall mazes and more. There are even non-scary, kid-friendly options.
Brookdale Farm offers Pumpkin Weekends on the Farm - Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10am - 5pm. They have Pick-Your-Own (PYO) pumpkins, homegrown popcorn, horse drawn hayrides, fall decorations, and a play area for younger pumpkin pickers. Families will find them under the tent and in the fields at 2133 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Chesapeake, VA.
Please note that the Pumpkin Patch is only at 2133 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Chesapeake - not in Pungo.
Admission is free. Pumpkins are 59 cents/lb for Jacks and 99 cents/lb for pie pumpkins. Hayrides are $4/person with a special rate offered of $3.50 for four or more people.
Horse drawn hayrides are 10-4 on Sat & Sun.
Cullipher Farm Market
Cullipher Farm Market is proud to announce its First Annual Fall Family Farm Days. Starting Friday, September 27th, they are open from 3pm-6pm on Fridays as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-6pm through October 27th. They are located at 772 Princess Anne Road.
Families can enjoy a wagon ride through the farm to the PYO pumpkin patch and walk to the two mazes. Cullipher Farm Market has something for everybody, including a cotton maze for all ages and the more challenging sorghum maze.
Families can help celebrate Virginia Beach's 50th birthday by navigating the Cape Henry lighthouse and beach scenes.
The Cullipher Farm Market also has pumpkins, gourds, fall decorations, four varieties of sweet potatoes, leafy greens, lettuces, winter squash, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower.
Cullipher Farm Market is located atop the fertile Pungo Ridge in southern Virginia Beach. The farm is family owned and operated by fourth, fifth, and six generation Culliphers. They are proud to grow over 250 varieties of the highest quality fruits and vegetables specializing in strawberries, sweet corn, and tomatoes.
Visitors can enjoy the produce by visiting the roadside stand, satellite farmers markets, or by signing up for one of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Programs.
Hickory Ridge Farm
Hickory Ridge Farm sells fresh produce, products, jam and honey. During the fall they have pumpkins, hay bales and corn stalks for fall decorating.
They are an 18-acre working farm that grows their own pumpkins (and U-pick strawberries in the spring). Their fall hayride has storybook characters along the way and a kid-friendly corn maze.
Hickory Ridge Farm also does a night-time hayride that is kid-friendly (no scary stuff). They offer pony-rides, friendly farm animals, bounce houses, and kettle corn made on-site. Picnic tables are provided.
Hickory Ridge Farm also provides a fall field trip location for local schools and daycare centers. Each child receives a lesson on growing pumpkins, a hayride and a field trip pumpkin to take home. Their lessons are SOL-related for fun and education!
Mount Pleasant Farms
Mount Pleasant Farms is a family-owned peach orchard in Chesapeake, Virginia. They specialize in peaches that are picked fresh and packed by hand for the highest quality fruit. They also carry fresh eggs and produce from our garden and other local growers. They carry a wide variety of local products, including pumpkins.
Open Tuesday through Sunday, they are located at 2201 Mt. Pleasant Road Chesapeake, VA 23322.
There are options for hayrides at nearly all the locations, including horse-drawn and tractor pulled hayrides. Visit the websites for more information and to check cancellations due to weather or updates in general.
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