Make a trip to one of the farms to pick out the perfect pumpkin, go on a hayride, navigate a corn maze, enjoy petting zoos, and more.
Some locations let you pick pumpkins straight from the vine or may have a selection already picked for faster picking. Check websites for more information on fees and activities. Make sure you bring cash as not all farms accept credit cards.
Hayrides, corn hole, pumpkin picking in October, and a 7-acre corn maze.
Location: 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville | 704-875-3113
Day Maze: Sept. 22-Nov. 4: Fri.-Sun., 10am-5pm.
Family Friendly Flashlight Maze: Sept. 21-Nov. 4: Fri.-Sat., 6:30-9pm.
Hayrides, a petting zoo, fresh apple cider, and pumpkin picking.
Location: 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville | 704-664-1450
Cost: $11 per person for a hayride to the pumpkin patch and a pumpkin, a visit to the petting zoo and fresh apple cider. Cash or check only!
Hours: Sept. 29-Oct. 31. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch are offered Sat.-Sun. from 10am-4pm with wagons departing every 15 minutes. Weekday pumpkin patch hayrides depart Tues.-Thurs. at 2, 3 and 4pm.
Pumpkin slingshot and painting, marshmallow roasting on Saturdays and Sundays, straw castle, corn box, corn hole plus a pumpkin patch.
Location: 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville | 704-663-5100
Cost: $8-$11. Cash only; no pets. $1 for pumpkin slingshot. Wagon rides cost $3-$5 dollars extra and require a reservation.
Hours: Sept. 29-Oct. 28: Monday-Saturday, 9am until one hour before sunset; Sunday, noon until one hour before sunset. Some activities are only available on Saturday and Sunday.
Pumpkin patch tour, corn maze, puppet show, and more.
Location: 10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla | 704-636-4005
Cost: $9-$21. Purchase tickets online.
Hours: Sept. 17-Sept. 30: 10am-6pm. Oct. 1-31, Mondays-Fridays 2-6pm. Do not miss the 1pm puppet show or hayrides, which depart at 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30pm. A Special Pumpkin Patch event for those with special needs takes place on Sept. 23.
Hopefully, you get a chance to check out some of these farms and enjoy the fall festivities around Lake Norman! I know I’ll be heading to Rural Hill to do the Maze soon! While you’re out and about make sure you check out some of the great restaurants in our area! If you haven’t been to Midwood Smokehouse yet in Birkdale Village, check out the post I wrote about them here!