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The Most Magical Pumpkin Patches In The U.S.

Carve out some time for fall family fun.

Situated on 130 acres, Happy Day Farm in Manalapan, New Jersey is a sprawling oasis of fall fun. In addition to picking pumpkins, check out Pumpkinville to see the pumpkin houses, corn maze, giant checkerboard and so much more.@happydayfarmnj
Here’s proof that pumpkin picking on a cloudy day can be a dreamy experience (you may even catch a rainbow). The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island, Oregon has everything from U-Pick pumpkins to hay rides, animals, and food, coffee, beer and cider at the cafe.@thepumpkinpatch
Pond Hill Farm in Harbor Springs, Michigan, is a must-visit for locals and tourists. Their “pumpkin weekends” run every week from Sep. 24-Oct. 24, and include pumpkin picking to hayrides, apple baseball, and pumpkin bowling, plus wine, cider, donuts, and beyond.@pondhillfarm
Make all your fall decor dreams come true at Pumpkin Hollow in Piggott, Arkansas. You’ll find pumpkins of all sizes, gourds (and even gourd birdhouses), mums, and more that you can use to decorate your stoop, mantel, or autumn tablescape.Pumpkin Hollow
You can’t beat the fall vibes in New England thanks to the crisp air and colorful foliage. At Kingdom Corn Maze in Sutton, Vermont you’ll have a blast picking pumpkins, walking the corn maze, and ending the day with an ice cream sundae from the Cow Lick Cafe.@kingdomcornmaze
You can pick a pumpkin right off the vine at Siegel's Cottonwood Farm in Lockport, Illinois, but that’s just the beginning. Your day of kid-friendly fun will include giant games, petting goats, a huge slide, plus a spooky ride on the Ghost Town Railroad. Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
Can’t resist a fall photo opp? Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City, CA has you covered. After you get your pics in, check out the rainbow slide, straw maze, spider bounce house, and the pumpkin decorating station.Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
Take your pick from tons of pumpkin varieties at The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, New York. After you’ve picked your fave, navigate the five acre corn maze, jump on the bouncy pillows, and catch a fright at the haunted Boo Barn.@greatpumpkinwny
Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch in Blair, Nebraska is as beautiful as it is fun. Pick a pumpkin, visit the giant corn maze, race on the pedal karts, or grab a fresh-baked good or some BBQ. You can also reserve a fire pit for warming up and roasting s’mores.@skinnybonespumpkinpatch
If you’re looking for the real-deal pumpkin patch experience of picking off the vine, then Elwood Pumpkin Farm in Huntington, NY is your new go-to. You’ll get the freshest pumpkin possible, and there’s also a small corn maze for kids.@elwood_pumpkin_farm