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WEB EXCLUSIVE Picking pumpkins is a fall rite of passage. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how skilled in carving you may be, when pumpkins show up outside of your go-to grocery store, you know it’s that time of year again. This season, we urge you to support local farmers by getting your pumpkins from a local pumpkin patch or farm. They’ll usually host fun fall activities to go along with pumpkin picking that make for a full day of entertainment for the whole family. Check out our list of pumpkin patches in the area, then let the creative carving commence!
Ragan & Holly’s Pumpkin Patch in Apex
Venture out Monday through Sunday for pumpkins, produce, ice cream and colorful mums. They also have fresh baked goods for sale all year around—you’ll regret going home without their cinnamon bread or pound cake!
Page Farms in Raleigh
Visit Page Farms for pumpkin picking, hayrides and a corn maze, all the fun activities we look forward to doing every year in the fall time.
Phillips Farms in Cary
Phillips Farms is the perfect place to spend a cool fall day. During the fall, they feature a pumpkin patch, corn maze, tube swing, haunted farm and other attractions and activities.
State Farmers Market in Raleigh
The farmers market has a plethora of pumpkins available from farmers located all over the state. You can find almost any size, color and type of pumpkin you could possibly want—even those that are meant solely for baking. Pumpkin pie anyone?
Ken’s Korny Corn Maze in Garner
Although they’re most known for their amazing corn maze—it’s the first and longest running corn maze in North Carolina—Ken’s also boasts a pumpkin patch, rope maze, rubber duck races, a corn tunnel and a whole lot more.
Shepherd’s Way Farms in Raleigh
Every year, Shepherd’s Way Farms sets up a giant pumpkin stand in North Hills with a variety of pumpkins—and mums!—available. Their standard round, orange pumpkins are ideal for carving!
Naylor Family Farm and Corn Maze in Fuquay-Varina
There’s fun for the whole family at Naylor Family Farm. Pick a pumpkin, make your way through the 10-acre giant corn maze, pet farm animals at the petting zoo and let your kiddos loose in the kids play area. The only hard part is getting them to go home!
The Family Farm on Avent Ferry in Raleigh
Since 2012 this family-owned farm has been selling pumpkins during the fall season. Along with the basic carving pumpkins, they also sell heirloom pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and hay bales.
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