Nothing screams fall in the Triangle like a trip to the pumpkin patch. Between the Tar Heel State’s gorgeous countryside and the beautiful golden light of autumn, it’s also the perfect opportunity to take gorgeous photos of family and friends.
Folks in and around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill have plenty of options to choose from when it coms to pumpkin patches. Here are five of the best near the Triangle.
Smith’s Family Fun Farm – Hillsborough
Located just northwest of the Triangle in Hillsborough, Smith’s Family Fun Farm features pumpkins on the vine, a kids’ play area with a giant slide and a play area. They are open Sept. 29- Oct. 31 on Saturdays 10AM-6PM, Sundays 12PM-6PM, and Tuesdays-Fridays 3PM-6PM. There is no admission fee and pumpkins are priced $5-$30.
1715 St Marys Rd. Hillsborough
Spring Haven Farm – Chapel Hill
Have you ever wanted to carve pumpkins accompanied by goats? Even if you just now found out that was a thing, now’s your chance at Spring Haven Farm in Chapel Hill. In addition to goats and pumpkins, this farm has all sorts of farm animals like donkeys, pigs, and horses. They also offer tractor rides, but visitors must make an appointment on their website. They are not accepting walk-ins this year.
5306 Homer Ruffin Rd, Chapel Hill
Ragan & Holly’s Pumpkin Patch – Apex
Located off a gorgeous stretch of Hwy 751 near Jordan Lake, Ragan & Holly’s Pumpkin Patch in the Triangle near Apex is a great choice for a quiet, traditional trip to the pumpkin patch. They’ve got a few options for food, including mini donuts. You’ll also find a few activities for kids and some great backdrops for photos. Make sure to have a chat with the extremely friendly owner if you get the chance. Open 7 days a week 11AM-5PM, with mini donuts on Saturdays and Sundays.
38 Lewter Shop Road, Apex
McKee’s Cedar Creek Farm – Rougemont
Just north of Durham and halfway between Rougemont and Hillsborough, you’ll find McKee’s Cedar Creek Farm. In addition to their large pumpkin patch, they’ve got large and small corn mazes, and a haunted maze. Admission for folks ages 3 and up is $11 and $12 for the haunted maze. Open Sept. 23 to Oct. 29 on Fridays 3PM-8PM, Saturday 10AM-8PM , Sunday 1PM-7PM.
5011 Kiger Road, Hillsborough
Page Farms – Raleigh
Page Farms is a pumpkin patch located dead center of the Triangle near the intersection of I-540 and Hwy 70, making it convenient from almost anywhere in the region. The farm offers pumpkins still on the vine and traditional farm fun like a corn maze and hay rides. Open Thursdays through Sundays 9AM-6PM. Admission is $15 and includes a pumpkin and all activities.
100 Mt. Herman Rd, Raleigh