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Where to Find the Best Pumpkin Patch Near Raleigh


Fall is quickly approaching, which means it’s pumpkin season! When looking for a pumpkin patch near Raleigh, you have several options from small suburban operations to large rural farms hosting all sorts of seasonal entertainment. We’ve rounded up some of the best pumpkin patches within a short drive of the city. Gather your loved ones, jump in the car and head to one of these farms for a little fun in the crisp autumn air.


Page Farms

Experience just a little bit of country this fall at Page Farms. Located in the center of the Raleigh-Durham area, the farm opens for pumpkin picking the weekend of September 21st. Head their way to pick your own pumpkin from the vine. After you’ve found the perfect pumpkin, visit the farm animals or go on a hayride. On weekends, you’ll find some of your favorite food trucks in Raleigh like The Humble Pig and BBQ Proper who will be serving delicious food.


Phillips Farms

Phillips Farms has a charming pumpkin patch near Raleigh that opens September 14th and closes November 3rd. The $10 entry fee gives you access to all of the attractions, including the corn maze, wagon ride, pumpkin cannon and family fun park. Be sure to snap a photo on the giant rocking chair to document your day!


Naylor Family Farm

Hop on a tractor-pulled wagon and pick out your own pumpkin at Naylor Family Farm. After picking your perfect pumpkin, challenge your friends to complete the 10-acre corn maze and see who finishes first. Make a night of it and visit around dusk to be led through the corn maze with only your flashlight. At the end of the maze, you’ll find a group campfire where you can unwind, enjoy the crisp autumn air and snack on s’mores if you bring your own fixings!


William Lyon’s Pumpkin Farm

It’s a bit of a drive, but you’ll have a hard time finding a more authentic pumpkin patch near Raleigh than William Lyon’s Pumpkin Farm. The farm is located in Creedmoor, NC and has become a local favorite for its modest pricing and peaceful setting. Choose from the trailer of pre-picked pumpkins at the entrance, or pick your own pumpkin right off the vine. Your $7 entry fee includes one pumpkin plus access to the hayride, small corn maze and friendly goats waiting to be fed. 


Spring Haven Farm

Head to a Pumpkin Patch Near Raleigh


If goats float your boat, then make sure to add Spring Haven Farm to your fall bucket list! In addition to your usual pumpkin picking experience, this farm hosts special events on select dates in October where you can carve pumpkins with baby goats! After your pumpkin masterpiece is complete, go on the adult tractor ride and learn more about life on the farm.


Vollmer Farm

Pick your own pumpkins at Vollmer Farm as well as other fresh-from-the-farm goodies. What sets this pumpkin patch near Raleigh apart is its “Back Forty,” which is a forty-acre playground, created to entertain visitors of all ages. This patch is complete with a bouncy air pillow, corn mazes, farm animals, kayaking, archery and more. Be sure to treat yourself to their homemade ice cream and waffle cones before you go!


The Family Farm on Avent Ferry

The Family Farm on Avent Ferry in Holly Springs has been owned by the same family for six generations. While you can’t pick your own pumpkins at this farm, you can pick up the perfect carving pumpkin plus a variety of specialty gourds, corn stalks and hay bales to decorate your home for the season. Take pictures on their vintage John Deere for a memory that will last well past your visit.


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