Pumpkin spice is back on the menu, Halloween pop-up stores are appearing in strip malls and there is occasionally a cool, seventy-some degree morning! That must mean that fall is around the corner and it’s time to start pondering all the fun fall activities in our future. One classic activity with kids is visiting the pumpkin patch to pick out a perfect gourd to carve or paint for your doorstep. What are our choices in the Fayetteville area?
Gallberry Corn Maze
Location: 5991 Braxton Rd. Hope Mills, NC (15 minutes south of downtown Fayetteville)
Attractions: Corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, train rides, pumpkin patch, concessions
Pricing: $11 general admission; 2 and under free.
Gillis Hill Road Produce
Location: 2899 Gillis Hill Rd, Fayetteville, NC (25 minutes west of downtown Fayetteville)
Attractions: Pumpkin patch, ice cream, farm animals, hayrides, corn maze
Pricing: The corn maze & playground tickets are $8 a person. 2 and younger are free!
Friday- 1pm to 8pm
Saturday 11am to 8pm
Sunday 1:30pm to 6pm
Opens sept 20th to November 2nd
Location: 1606 Pickett Rd, Sanford, NC (40 minutes northwest of downtown Fayetteville)
Attractions: Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, go-karts, play area, concessions.
Pricing: $3 general admission, $10 corn maze ticket (4 and up), $8 play area (2 and up), hayride $5; combo ticket $16 including all activities.
Hubb’s Corn Maze
Location: 10444 Hwy 421 North, Clinton, NC (40 minutes east of downtown Fayetteville)
Attractions: Corn maze, train rides, pumpkins on the vine, gem mining, accessible hayrides, laser tag, farm animals and live entertainment.
Pricing: Tickets available starting at $12 including most activities, with certain activities carrying an extra fee. Kids under 2 free.
Location: Corner of Ballard Road and Hwy 401, Fuquay-Varina, NC (48 minutes north of downtown Fayetteville)
Attractions: Farm animals, pumpkins, corn maze, wagon rides, hayrides, train rides, bounce houses, pony rides
Pricing: $10 general admission, $20 all-inclusive package available; a-la-cart pricing also available. 1 and under free.
Naylor Family Farm
Location: 6016 US 401 North, Fuquay Varina, NC (50 minutes north of downtown Fayetteville)
Attractions: Corn maze, gem mining, farm animals, hayrides, train rides, campfires, concessions
Pricing: $18 for farm pass that includes one free pumpkin. Some attractions extra. 2 and under free.
Millstone Creek Orchards
Location: 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd. Ramseur, NC (1 hour 20 minutes northwest of downtown Fayetteville)
Attractions: Pumpkin and gourd fields, story time, pie eating contests, hayride light show, costume contest, live music, concessions
Pricing: $8, kids 2 and under free
If you have a favorite, let us know!