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Pumpkin Picking in Avon and Hartford County

Halloween's just around the corner, time to check out Patch's scoop on local pumpkin patches and farm stands!

Looking for the great pumpkin to carve a Jack O’ Lantern for Halloween or to round out that front porch fall display? From pick-your-own to farm stands that have done the work for you, Patch is here to help you find your perfect pumpkin patch in the region!

The Pickin' Patch, Nod Road, Avon. Free hayrides to pumpkins in October. 860-677-9552

Lost Acres Orchard, 130 Lost Acres Road, North Granby. Pumpkins. Free wagon rides on weekends in September and October.  Farm store open all year with apples, cider, pies, breads, soups, jams, mums, quilts and gifts. 860-653-6600. Email: ginny@lostacres.com.

Rose's Berry Farm. 295 Matson Hill Rd, South Glastonbury. Pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized hay bale maze, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area. 860-633-7467. Email:  info@rosesberryfarm.com. Directions: Click here for a map to our farm. Fall pumpkins until the last weekend in October: Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last hayride at 4:30 pm).

Appleberry Farm, 749 North Stone St., West Suffield. This farm’s sales room is open August through December and sells a variety of produce, including pumpkins. Call 860-668-2924 for availability for pick-your-own.

Botticello Farms – 209 Hillstown Road, Manchester. Pumpkins here are already gathered from the field and the farm store also sells other pre-picked produce, snacks and refreshments.
Phone: 860-649-2462. Email: Botticellofarms@aol.com. For directions, click here.

Brown's Harvest - 1911 Poquonock Ave., Windsor. Pumpkins are sold in the shop, farm stand or in the patch. Weekend hayrides to pumpkin patch starting the last weekend of September, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children's groups weekdays by appointment. Open Mid-September, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for pumpkins, mums, cider donuts, holiday decorations, and cornstalk maze through October.

There’s also a fall festival, a mini kid’s corn maze, tractor-pulled hayrides, birthday parties and school tours. 860-683-0266. Email: brownsharvest@yahoo.com. See website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions.

Bushy Hill Orchard, 29 Bushy Hill Road, Granby. Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, wagon rides, cider mill - fresh apple cider made on the premises. Fresh cider, cider doughnuts. Bakery with fresh made pies and tea breads. Prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, school tours. 860-653-4022. Email: hallaw@bushyhill.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.

Eddy Farm Stand - Intersection Of Willard Avenue And Garfield Street in Newington. The farm uses natural growing practices and pumpkins are sold in the shop or farm stand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, wagon rides, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises). Pick your own pumpkin patch is open Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for Facebook page. Email: info@eddyfarm.org. Click here for current open hours, days and dates.  Directions: Click here for a map and directions.

Karabin Farms - 894 Andrews St., Southington. Pumpkins for sale in the shop or farm stand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, straw or hay bale maze. The farm also has pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), maple syrup from trees on the farm, fresh eggs, farm market, gift shop, farm animals, and offers school tours. 860-620-0194. Email: farmingct@cox.net. Open Sat.-Sun, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click here for a map and directions.

Dondero Orchards, 529 Woodland St., South Glastonbury. Pumpkins sold at the farm store 860-659-0294.

Dzen Tree Farm, 215 Barber Hill Road, South Windsor. Pumpkins 860-648-2233

Easy Pickin's Orchard 46 Bailey Road, Enfield. Pumpkins, apples, plums, raspberries, vegetables, flowers. 860-763-FARM/763-3276. Email: farmerb@easypickinsorchard.com. Open: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m.-noon. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Labor Day & Columbus Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Elm Knoll Farm 30 Fletcher Road, Enfield. Pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours. 860-749-9944. Open Monday to Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday Sunday and holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Last hayride is at 5 p.m. on weekends. Click here for a map and directions. Farm is open through Oct. 31.

Fair Weather Acres, 1146 Cromwell Avenue, Rocky Hill. Pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, fall festival, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce. 860-529-6755 or 860 883 3818. Email: michele@fairweatheracres.com. Open: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.  Click here for our Facebook page.

Foster Family Farm, 90 Foster St., South Windsor. Corn maze, pick your own pumpkins, mini corn maze, pedal tractor track, concessions, farm animals, large sand box, children's play areas, pumpkin slinging, hay bale maze and more. 860-648-9366.

Johnny's Roadside Market Garden, 346 Brainard Road, Enfield. Pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, Pumpkin Patch playground for kids, a bounce house. 860-763-1300. For a map to the farm, click here. Open Saturdays and Sundays only; 10 a.m., to 5 p.m. Corn maze and pumpkin patch hay rides open Sept. 24 – Oct. 30, Saturdays and Sundays only.

Robb's Farm / Riverview Farm, 91 Waussuc Road, Glastonbury. Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkins, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours. Open September to November, see the calendar on their website for hours. Fresh pressed Natural Cider (non-pasteurized) from a press on the premises. Robb's farm also sells homemade ice cream and eggs. Riverview farms sets up their Fall Festival events at Robb's Farm. 860-657-9197.

Rolling Hills Farm, 513 Main St., South Glastonbury. Pumpkin patch-pick in the field, tractor-pulled hay rides. 860-633-9009. Email: smknb@sbcglobal.net. Open: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to dark. Pick your own pumpkins through Oct. 31. Free hayrides Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day; Open the week before Halloween from 1 p.m. until dark. For a map, click here.

Scott's Orchard and Nursery - 1838 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury. Hay maze, hay rides. Horse-drawn hayrides through the orchard on the weekends in the fall. 860-633-8681. Email: woody@scottsorchardandnursery.com.

Tryon's Farm, Tryon Street, South Glastonbury. Pick your own pumpkins at 999 Main St., at the rear of the farm stand. South Glastonbury.

Other in Places Selling Pumpkins

Here are some other locations in Avon that may not offer pumpkin pickings, but are selling pumpkins.

 

  • Memorial United Methodist Church on 867 West Avon Road sells pumpkins every year. You'll see them from the road!
  • The Fresh Market, Avon's new grocery store in Nod Brook Mall at 321 West Main street, has pumpkins on display in front of the building and is hosting a Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 13 and 14 from 1 to 6 p.m. 

Know of any other places to get pumpkins locally? Tell us in the comment where you get yours!

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