Farms across the country celebrate Halloween and the fall weather in a big way. Many of them offer fun hayride and pumpkin patch experiences, that are great for small children and families. Below we highlight some of the more popular places to go for this fun fall activity.


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1. Craven Farm, Snohomish, Washington

Price: Free admission but individual pricing for activities like the hayride ($8) and The Pumpkin Hurl ($8)

Craven Farm has a lot of fun fall activities including a great hayride. The farm also has an impressive 20-acre pumpkin patch in addition to a 3D barn adventure specially created for young children and families. Craven Farm has been in existence since 1949, so it has a touch of rustic charm.


2. Linvilla Orchards, Media, Pennsylvania

Price: $7.50 per person

During the months of September and October, Linvilla Orchards turns into Pumpkinland and has one of the nation’s best hayride experiences. In addition to the normal hayrides, Linvilla Orchards offers a Hayride to The Witches’ House in the Woods which is a family-friendly haunted house where a witch tells stories and gives kids treats.


3. Shady Brook Farms, Yardley, Pennsylvania

Price: $10 on weekdays and $15 on weekends

Famous for its pumpkin patch, Shady Brook Farm also offers an impressive hayride for families and children of all ages. The farm also has a corn maze, a haunted area, and a great deal of live entertainment. Many visitors end up staying for the evening haunted house tour.


4. Yahoo Farm, Jasper, Georgia

Price: $4

Yahoo is as fun as it sounds and offers an extensive hayride through the farm’s pumpkin patches as well as a haunted hayride at night. Yahoo Farm is located just an hour away from Atlanta and nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.


5. Pumpkin Hollow, Helvetia, Oregon

Price: $10 and $15 for kid’s all day armbands

Pumpkin Hollow offers a great variety of activities like pony rides, pedal tractors, and a barrel train but a standout is its hayride. During the evening, Pumpkin Hollow offers a haunted tour of the grounds via hayride.


6. Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch, Middletown, Maryland

Price: Free admission

Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch’s 131 acre farm provides an extensive environment for fun hayrides during the fall. Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch was created in 1970 and it also includes fun activities like a pumpkin patch, mini wagon rides, a petting zoo, and face painting.


7. Roloff Farms, Helvetia, Oregon

Price: Free admission

Roloff Farms’ expansive 108 acre farm provides a beautiful environment for a fun hayride. Roloff Farms is a very popular west coast farm and receives over 30,000 visitors per year. The farm also has live entertainment and a big pumpkin patch to explore.


8. Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers, Florida

Price: Free admission

Fort Myers’ Pumpkin Patch is a celebration in October that you can’t miss. It features the Creepy Carriage, which takes visitors around the grounds on a haunted tour. The grounds also feature a fun pumpkin patch and live entertainment for the entire family.


9. Nash Ranch, Redding, California

Price: $15 per person

Nash Ranch features a 15-acre pumpkin patch with over 30 varieties of diverse pumpkins, squash, gourds, and corn, but the standout is the hayride that is offered by the ranch. The grounds also feature a haunted house, a petting zoo, a straw maze, and a train ride.


10. Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, Crest Hill, Illinois

Price: $11.95 on weekdays and $14.95 on weekends

Voted the best pumpkin patch in the country, Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm was recently voted the best in the country but it also features a fun hayride. In addition, the farm features face painting and a sports zone.



This article was written by Walter Godinez.