Apple Picking and Pumpkin Patches
Last updated: September 1, 2019
Spend a day in the outdoors picking the perfect fruits and gourds for the season.
Arlington Farmers Market
Through Dec. 28, 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, 9 a.m.-6 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
Pumpkin Patch at Arlington Forest United Methodist Church
2019 opening date TBA
An annual attraction, this half-acre patch offers pumpkins in exchange for a charitable donation to the church. // 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington
If you’re short on pumpkins, gourds or baked goods, pick some up at this church. All proceeds benefit area charities. // 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria
Pumpkin patch opens Oct. 5
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. // 7301 Beulah St., Alexandria
Sept. 14-Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pick up pumpkins, apples, apple cider, kettle corn and an assortment of pies from Mom’s Apple Pie at Cox Farms’ Festival Market. While you’re there, you can also check out the farm’s other Fall Festival offerings like their hayrides, cornfield, farm animals, kids activities and live entertainment. // 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville
Ticonderoga Fall Festival
Sept. 21-Nov. 3, weekdays 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
You could always pack your lunch when visiting the Ticonderoga Fall Festival, but if you’re there on the weekend you might as well chow down on the full service Tortoise and Hare BBQ Brisket items. When you’re not checking out the petting zoo, partaking in kids activities, going on hayrides or cruising around in pedal karts, you can pick pumpkins, jump on the inflatable pillows and visit one of two slide areas. // 26469 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly
Whitehall Farms Fall Fun Days
Saturdays and Sundays through the month of October, 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
Oct. 1-31, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Pumpkin picking, a hayride and a Western town with mechanical rides will keep kids busy at Burke Nursery. There’s also face painting, a bounce house and a food tent. // 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 weekend 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
Sept. 30-Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
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. // 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont
Opening date TBA
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. // 38299 Hughesville Road, Hamilton
Sept. 21-Nov. 5, 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 games, play areas and animals. Pumpkins and snacks are available for purchase. // 19270 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg
Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
At Burnside Farms’ Fall Market, you can find your perfect pumpkin or gourd from the 50-plus varieties available. Other offerings include mums, straw bales and cornstalks for decorating, plus pre-picked apples and fresh apple cider. Kids can find entertainment in the activity area (jump pad, moon bounce, two-story slide, games) and the barnyard (goats, chickens, pigs). // 4905 James Madison Highway, Haymarket
October, weekend 10 a.m.-5 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
Lake Ridge Nursery
Sept. 20-Oct. 31, times vary
Lake Ridge Nursery’s Pumpkin Patch features towers of pumpkins to choose from, plus carving kits and decorations to make them completely customized. Other kid diversions include jungle gyms, moon bounces, a rope swing, a zip line and an inflatable obstacle course. A concession stand will offer food and seasonal treats, and the on-site gift shop, The Shoppe at Lake Ridge, sells even more fall decor, plus jewelry, apparel and more. // 3705 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge
Yankey Farms Nokesville
Sept. 28-Oct. 31, Sunday-Friday noon-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
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. // 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
Corn Maze in the Plains
Sept. 28-Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Make a day of it at the maze filled with pumpkin picking and 5 acres of a corn maze (with nighttime walk-throughs, too), hayrides, farm animals, a farmers market and country store and a barnyard full of pumpkin-slinging, mini mazes, giant slides and an obstacle course. // 4501 Old Tavern Road, The Plains
Sept. 14-Oct. 27, Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Find pumpkins galore along with a corn maze, hay wagon rides where you can learn about the life of the cows, from calf to adult, and a moo bounce and cow train. // 5191 Germantown Road, Midland
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. // 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. // 1524 Snowden Road, Delaplane
Messick’s Farm Market
Sept. 21-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
Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
A tradition for many Northern Virginia families, Stribling Orchard is the place to go for picking pumpkins and apples. You can also visit with farm animals and shop in the Harvest House market for cider, honey, jams and jellies, salsas, hot sauces, local cheese and eggs, Virginia peanuts, cookbooks and fresh baked goods. // 11587 Poverty Hollow Lane, Markham
Sept. 21-Nov. 3, 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. // 1410 Belvedere Drive, Fredericksburg
Sept. 28-Oct. 31
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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