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Last Chance Pumpkin Patches

The weather is cooling and before you know it it will be Thanksgiving! If you haven’t already or you can’t get enough make sure to visit one of the many pumpkin patches in the Northern Virginia area.  I’ll tell you about my favorites.

Locally, there is the Lake Ridge Nursery which is a smaller scale pumpkin patch that is jam packed with fun for the kids.  It features moon bounces, rope swings, zip lines, wooden fantasy play sets, Nerf-style friendly fire Target shooting, gold mining for gems, and my favorite, motorized racing toilets!! The patch also offers a wide selection of pumpkins, squash, and fall floras for purchase as well as a concession stand that sells fresh apples, yummy apple cider, and ice cream! This pumpkin patch costs $10/child Mon-Th and $12/child Fri-Sun adult admission is always FREE!!

Another local Pumpkin Patch is located at Cox Farms in Chantilly, VA. This is a large pumpkin patch filled with farm-themed fun. Newly revamped with new attractions and fresh paint, Cox Farms is up and running for this fall season. Hours are 10-6pm and tickets cost $6-17/person depending on the day of the week and prime weekends. What I love about this pumpkin patch is that the attractions are spread out and allows for you to enjoy the trip at the pace that is right for your family. Also they have attractions for ALL ages. Including a very little tot-lot area complete with bubble machines and diaper changing stations, more tot-lots for older toddlers, tall slides and hayrides for older kids, and a haunted trail for adults and teens. Cox Farms features live entertainment and to-die for apple cider, fresh fried donuts, and other delicious concessions to make your visit complete. On the way out there is a wide selection of pumpkins and mums available for additional purchase. They also have a haunted trail in the evenings for the older kids or adults!

Now for those that love to travel you MUST visit Great County Farms in Bluemont, VA. Although the other patches are wonderful, this patch is by far my favorite. Maybe it is all the small towns and yellow and orange picturesque landscape that you will pass on your way to this gem, or possibly it is the vineyard located across the street. Either way this pumpkin patch is definitely all-inclusive and very worth the trip. Right now they are still offering apple picking where you are taken on a hayride up to the orchard and pick as many apples, of a large variety, as you want to purchase. The kids love it and what an excuse to make homemade applesauce, apple pies, or hot cinnamon apples! This farm has Wagon Rides, a Pumpkin Jumping Pillow, Cow Pie Putt Putt, a Dog Picnic Zone, Farm Play Area, Fishing Pong, Barn Yard, Mazes, Cow Train Rides, Live Kids Shows, and of course a pumpkin patch for picking your own pumpkins. They also grow many other crops available for picking as well. The “Roosteraunt” offers bbq, and seasonal salads made with their very own apples. Get ready for a fun-filled farm day. Hours are 9-6pm and Weekday admission is $8/child & $10/adult. Weekend admission is $10/child & $12/adult.

Of course there are so many other wonderful pumpkin patches in VA. Some are a little further away but you can find out more information here.

Of course if you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern VA area don’t hesitate to contact me, Claudia, at 571-446-0002 and visit my website.