This weekend marks the beginning of the fall season and the time for one of our favorite fall activities–pumpkin picking!
Over the next two weeks, RVA’s pumpkin patches will open their gates for the season and welcome guests ready to adorn their porches and homes with these festive fruits, as well as have a fun-filled fall family outing.
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Ashland Berry Farm’s pumpkin patch opens Saturday, September 29. Take a free hay ride to their massive 30-acre pumpkin patch where guests can pick their own pumpkins. Either pay per pumpkin or $20 for all you can carry (for 5 steps or so) They also offer a fun Boo House for $3, a gift shop, donut shop, and more. Their popular Halloween attraction, Terror on the Farm, is also something Richmonder’s who love a fright look forward to this time of year.
They are located at 12607 Old Ridge Road in Beaverdam, VA. Visit them at ashlandberryfarm.com for more information and be sure to check out their calendar for hours of operation.
Gallmeyer Farms’ pumpkin patch will open September 29 also and is kicking off the season with a FREE fall festival Sept 29-30 from 10am-5pm with bounce houses, hayrides, spooky hayrides, live music, a hay bale maze and a picnic and play area..all for FREE. This beautiful family farm in Goochland County is a tradition for many area families and they love seeing new faces, so check them out if you haven’t.
Gallmeyer Farms is located at 4506 Millers Lane. Visit them at gallmeyerfarms.com for more information.
Lloyd Family Farms, located in Rockville, Va, will also open their 50-acre pumpkin patch on Saturday, September 29 from 9am-sundown. After that they are open every Friday from 1 until sundown and Saturday and Sunday from 9am until sundown through October 28th. Admission is $5 per person, 2 years and under are free. This includes hay rides, corn maze, meet and greet the barnyard animals, barn tour, bonfire, goat petting, straw maze, hen pens, and more. They also have food vendors on site as well. Vendor costs are separate from admission prices and pumpkins are priced by the pound. Visit lloydfamilyfarms.com for even more information and upcoming events. Below is a full list of activities to enjoy on the farm.
- Corn maze – fun for all ages!
- Pony rides – for children of all ages! (Weight limit of 120 lb’s)
- Face painting – for all ages!
- Tour a real working Paso Fino horse farm
- Meet some other farm friends up close – goats, chickens, cows
- Take a hay ride around the farm
- Try some of the best food truck food in Richmond
- Pick your own pumpkins from one of the largest patches around.
- Or, choose one of our pre-picked pumpkins.
- Purchase beautiful Fall mums.
- Learn about HenPens! Bring farm fresh eggs to your home!
Hanover Vegetable Farm located in Hanover, VA opens its patch on September 29 with FREE entry weekend to begin the season. Head out to the farm from 2pm-6pm and enjoy a hayride to the field to pick pumpkins surrounded by beautiful rural scenery. Pumpkins are $.59 per pound. Come back on October 13th and 14th from 11-6pm for their annual Gourds, Goblets, and Ghouls Festival for even more fall fun with live music, Virginia wine & cider, a beer garden, vendors and food trucks, rides and of course pumpkin picking!
Try one or try them all, Richmond’s farms have a lot to offer families during the pumpkin season.