Apple Picking and Pumpkin Patches
Last updated: October 16, 2020
Spend a day in the outdoors picking the perfect fruits and gourds for the season.
Arlington Farmers Market
Through Dec. 26, 8 a.m.-noon
The Arlington Farmers Market in Court House offers a wide selection of pumpkins, apples, and locally sourced flowers from vendors like Twin Springs Fruit Farm and Cowbell Kitchen. // N. 14th St. and N. Courthouse Road, Arlington
DePaul’s Urban Farm
Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
DePaul’s is your one-stop shop for all things fall. Come for the pumpkins, gourds, sunflowers and wreaths; stay for the apple cider doughnuts and autumnal sweets. // 2599 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna
Oct. 4-21, times vary
If you’re short on pumpkins, gourds or baked goods, pick some up at this church. This year, all visitors will need to wear face coverings. All proceeds benefit area charities. // 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria
Oct. 2-Nov. 2
Not only can you buy pumpkins, produce and mums at the market, but you can also make a morning/afternoon of it at the Pumpkin Hill play yard, where there are crawling tubes, lots of hay and great spaces for photo-ops. No reservations required, but the number of shoppers will be limited. // 7301 Beulah St., Alexandria
Sept. 25-Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The fun must go on at Cox Farms. This year, the warm will be offering a self-driven hayride and drive-thru market during the fall celebration. This allows you to enjoy the fall festivities from the comfort and safety of your car. // 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville
Whitehall Farms Fall Fun Days
Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 3-Nov. 3, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Picking your own pumpkins can be fun, but if you want some fresh produce minus all the elbow grease you can find kale, spinach, green beans, collards, lettuce and more at the Whitehall Farm Market. Baked goods are sold alongside local artisanal foods, and little ones will enjoy a corn maze, a petting zoo, hayrides and a nature trail. // 12523 Popes Head Road, Clifton
Burke Nursery & Garden Centre Fall Festival and Pumpkin Playground
Pumpkin picking, a hayride and a Western town with mechanical rides will keep kids busy at Burke Nursery. Don’t forget to snap a family picture by one of the Halloween-inspired backdrops. // 9401 Burke Road, Burke
Krop’s Crops Fall Fun
Winchester apples, pumpkins, squash and gourds are the Krop’s Crops you can get your hands on. They also offer fresh-pressed apple cider, mums, fall decorations made by local artists and self-drive hayrides. // 11110 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls
Crooked Run Orchard
This farm has a variety of apples available for picking, and wholesale pumpkins and gourds are on hand for purchase. // 37883 E. Main St., Purcellville
Great Country Farms
Apple gala and corn maze opens Aug. 29; Pumpkin Harvest will run Sept. 28-Oct. 31
Visitors can pick their own apples, grapes and pumpkins and have access to playgrounds, kid-friendly activities and animals. The market includes homemade canned projects, fresh vegetables, animal feed and decor. Join in on the fall festivities with pumpkin picking, marshmallow roasting and the Great Country Farms corn maze. There will also be pumpkin munchin’ with the infamous P-Rex with freshly made cider and doughnuts. Guests will need to wear face masks, social distance and complete their visit within a three-hour window. // 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont
Temple Hall Farm Pumpkin Patch
Thursday through Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Take a family trip to Temple Hall Farm for some much needed pumpkins. Spend the day searching through the entire pumpkin patch, then head over to the jumping pillows and slides for some extra entertainment. // Temple Hall Farm Regional Farm: 15855 Limestone School Road, Leesburg; $10 per person (includes a pumpkin)
Sept. 19-Oct. 31
Arrive at one of three locations for pick-your-own pumpkins and wholesale options. Customers are given clippers, a wheelbarrow and directed to the field where they can look for their own pumpkins and gourds. Reservations are required. // 38299 Hughesville Road, Hamilton
Sept. 19-Nov. 3, weekdays 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Head to Pumpkin Village for a variety of family-centered activities, including scavenger hunts, outdoor play areas and animals. Pumpkins and snacks are available for purchase. Due to COVID-19, this year’s festivities will not include a moon bounce, wagon rides or access to indoor play areas. Online reservations are required// 19270 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg
Fridays-Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
While the Haymarket farm is closed due to COVID-19, the Nokesville location is still welcoming guests. Head over to the farm for sunflowers, corn mazes and pumpkins. Online reservations are required. // 4905 James Madison Highway, Haymarket
October, weekend 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pick your own pumpkins from the patch at Evergreen Acres for 50 cents per pound. Attendees take a free hayride to the pumpkin patch, where they can pick through the vines to find the perfect one. // 12801 Hazelwood Drive, Nokesville
Yankey Farms Nokesville
Sept. 26-Oct. 31
Wander around 3 acres of land to pick your pumpkin off the vine by hand at Yankey Farms’ pumpkin patch. Then the family can play with farm animals, attempt the corn maze scavenger hunt, ride the cow train, climb on hay piles and slides and cruise on pedal tractors. Appointments are required. // 14039 Owls Nest Road, Nokesville
Buckland Farm Market
Open daily, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
This traditional pick-your-own farm offers apples, pumpkins, gourds and other seasonal vegetables and fruits, plus fresh-pressed apple cider, hot pumpkin cider, apple cider doughnuts, hayrides and other kid-friendly activities. // 4484 Lee Highway, New Baltimore
Green Truck Farm
Sept. 14-Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Three farms under one family. Hartland Farm offers pumpkin patches, a corn maze and fun field; Hartland Orchard has apple and other tree fruit picking; and Green Truck Farm features pick-your-own berries plus pumpkins and winter squashes for the fall season. There will be no fall festival held this year due to COVID-19. // 3205 Hartland Lane, Markham
A family farm run for generations. Here you’ll get apples, pumpkins, winter squash, fall greens (lettuce, kale, broccoli, arugula, bok choy, mustards, turnips and radishes) and dig-your-own potatoes and peanuts. Head to the farm from September through October for pumpkins and apples. // 1524 Snowden Road, Delaplane
Messick’s Farm Market
Sept. 15-Oct. 31, Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
A day at Messick’s Farm is a fall dream for the little ones. Not only can they explore the pumpkin patches, they can also frolic in the corn maze, zip down the slides, jump on the massive air pillow, get creative with rock painting, and hop on hay rides and get in some snuggles at the petting zoo. // 6025 Catlett Road, Bealeton
Sept. 13-Nov. 8, times vary
Guests of the Great Pumpkin Patch have the chance to pick their own pumpkins or grab some from the market. Enjoy a hayride around the farm while you’re there, and if you stop in on a Friday or Saturday night, you may see a Great Pumpkin of the Peanuts TV special variety. Online reservations are required and the farm will be cashless this year. // 1410 Belvedere Drive, Fredericksburg
Sept. 26-Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Fall Festival welcomes you to pick pumpkins, explore the farm, buy apple cider, feed the animals and take a peek at the Unicorn Trail. On weekends, enjoy boxed meals that you can purchase from The Well at Snead’s Farm. // 18294 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg
Open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pumpkin decorating, hay rides, a sunflower walk and a corn maze add to the post-pumpkin picking fun at this Fall Festival. And don’t miss out on the Braehead Farm BBQ, offering some gluten-free items. // 1130 Tyler St., Fredericksburg
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