The Best Places for Fall Pumpkin Picking

What is it about fall that makes everyone so giddy? We’d like to think it’s because of all the great traditions that center around making memories with the ones we love. And, of course, because of pumpkins.

Some like pumpkins in their pie, some like them in their lattes, but everyone loves pumpkin picking, and for good reason! This group bonding activity is the best way to deliver a strong dose of the fall feels.

Williamsburg has some great choices when it comes to pumpkin patches, corn mazes and more! Here are our favorites: 

Bush Neck Farm

Williamsburg, Virginia

30 minutes from King’s Creek Plantation

Bush Neck Farm is celebrated for its diverse and delicious selection of fruits that guests love to pick! Many report that the blueberries and peaches fill their cars with a mouth-watering scent on the ride home! Doesn’t that sound fantastic?

This October, Bush Neck will open their gourd and pumpkin patch to the public. The owners are known for being lovely and welcoming and are especially great with little ones. Guests also love the friendly pups that greet you before you head off to explore a large variety of beautiful pumpkins and gourds.

Pumpkinville Farm

Toano, Virginia

20 minutes from King’s Creek Plantation

Pumpkinville Farm is a seasonal treasure that offers families tons of fall fun and Halloween goodies! Their pumpkin patch offers a large selection of gourds and pumpkins, and you can also grab some festive autumn decorations from the store, like flowers, hay bales and cornstalk bundles. Hop on the free hayride that runs the perimeter of the field, make your way through a corn maze and play games like the beanbag toss and ring toss.

College Run Farms

Surry, Virginia

55 minutes from King’s Creek Plantation (includes a ferry)

Cut your own pumpkins right off the vine in this incredible pumpkin patch! Collect mini pumpkins for 50 cents or impress your trick-or-treaters with $25 giants! After you work up a sweat gathering your front porch fall swag, enjoy a scoop of College Run’s homemade pumpkin or vanilla ice cream. They also have a super fun 4-acre corn maze the whole family can enjoy. Keep in mind that this business only accepts payment in the form of cash or check, so be prepared before you go! You won’t want to miss any of their amazing autumn treats.

Green Hand Farm Park

Gloucester, Virginia

30 minutes from King’s Creek Plantation

It’s called a Green Hand Farm PARK for a reason! Every fall, this farm goes all out for a super entertaining pumpkin picking experience. The scenic 16-acre pumpkin patch includes a free hayride from the farm to the pumpkin patch, an eight-acre giant corn maze with crazy cool challenges, a one-acre mini corn maze for little ones, a yummy BBQ stand, a 100-foot long Jumbo Jumper, water bottle blasters and more! This year, Green Hand is celebrating the 50th anniversary of TV’s “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” with beloved Peanuts characters, interactive games and trivia as you travel through their corn maze. Check out their Facebook page for event details! 

We wish you all a very happy fall from King’s Creek Plantation!

Lindsey Forsten