Best Pumpkin Picking Patches in Raleigh, NC (Plus Corn Mazes & Tips)

Best Pumpkin Picking Patches in Raleigh, NC and Surrounding Areas

Getting ready for Pumpkin picking in Raleigh? Then you have come to the right place. In this North Carolina guide, I am covering some of the best pumpkin patches in Raleigh and the rest of the Triangle (Wake County)! Discover where to go pumpkin picking in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Holly Springs! 

Futhermore, many of these farms will include corn mazes, farm animals, sunflowers, and more for the perfect family outing this Fall in NC! You will also find more simple farm stands that will allow you to find great pumpkins to decorate your home without having to pay entry fees.

Pumpkin picking by Raleigh at Avent Ferry farms. Close up pumkpins stacked on hay bales.
Pumpkin Picking in Raleigh, NC and Wake County

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Gerties Flowers and Plants Pumpkin Picking in Raleigh

If you are looking for a really cute and off-the-radar pumpkin patch in Raleigh check out Gerties for pumpkin picking. Located in Leesville (Northwest Raleigh) off the side of the road, you will find the cute display Gerties presents. Gerties has tons of different pumpkins to choose from of all different colors and sizes along with gourds.  

Their field is not giant, but the owner is so sweet, and the prices for the pumpkins are pretty good. All the pumpkins at this Raleigh patch are pre-picked.

Additionally, Gertie’s has a great selection of flowers during the Spring and Summer and also has Christmas trees during the holidays.

Pumpkins are pre-picked.

To stay up-to-date with their pumpkin patch, check Gertie’s Facebook page.

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Address: 10908 Leesville Road Raleigh, NC 27613

Pumpkin Patch in Raleigh with woman in orange dress standing by pumpkins
Gerties Pumpkin Patch

Page Farms Pumpkin Patch

One of the most popular farms to visit in Raleigh for pumpkin picking is Page Farms. This is the perfect family farm since they have a ton of stuff going on for kids. You will find a hay maze, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, face painting, slides, and more.

For pumpkin picking, you can either walk or take the hayride over to the pumpkin patch. There were even sunflowers still in the field. Once you reach the pumpkin patch, you get to pick the pumpkins right from the vine.

Additionally, enjoy wandering through their massive corn maze.

You can pick pumpkins from the vine.

Address: 6100 Mount Herman Rd Raleigh, NC 27617

Hours: Friday – Sunday: 9 AM – 6 PM; Wed-Thurs. 9 AM – 1 PM

Admission: $12 per person; Under age 2 is Free. 1 Pumpkin from the patch is included with each admission.

pumpkin picking off the vine at page farms raleigh nc - 5 pumpkins on the ground in the field
Page Farm entrance in Raleigh, NC with a stack of pumpkins

The Family Farm on Avent Ferry

Located in Holly Spring (just outside of Raleigh) is such a fun place to go pumpkin picking. This family farm has been passed down for 6 generations.

The Family Farm on Avent Ferry set up a vintage truck, John Deer tractor, and the two barns with tons of pumpkins and fall decor to pick from. It is the perfect place to get those pumpkin photos with the family or a photographer. 

Find specialty pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, and hay bales to choose from. Their farm also has cows and horses right next to the farm!

The farm is completely free to visit. You only pay for what you want. This is also one of my favorite farms to visit near Raleigh for Christmas trees. 

Oftentimes, the farm has pop-up food trucks as well. Stay up-to-date with The Family Farm on Avent Ferry on Facebook.

Please Note: Professional Photographers need to sign up on The Family Farm on Avent Ferry beforehand. 

Pumpkins are pre-picked.

Address: 1719 Avent Ferry Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540

Pumpkin display in the back of a vintage pick up truck at Family Farm Avent Ferry in Holly Springs NC. Woman wearing black long sleeve shirt and corduroy brown skirt.
Family Farm on Avent Ferry

For Garden’s Sake 

Located in Durham, For Garden’s Sake is actually a full-service landscaping company and family-friendly garden center that puts together a pretty epic display of pumpkin picking right outside of Raleigh.

In their garden section, you will be greeted by chickens, goats, a koi pond, and of course, tons of plants. 

Their fall display usually starts in mid-September where you can find a wide variety of specialty pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, mums, and more.

Additionally, they are pet-friendly and can even set up a picnic at one of the bench tables.

For Garden’s Sake also has fun events throughout the year.

Stay up-to-date with For Garden’s Sake on Facebook.

All pumpkins are pre-picked.

Address: 9197 NC Hwy 751, Durham, NC, 27713

For Gardens Sake vintage blue truck display with hay and pumpkins

DJ’s Berry Patch

While DJ’s Berry Patch is known for picking your own strawberries, they also put together a fun pumpkin patch just outside of Raleigh in Apex, NC. Enjoy pre-picked pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, Indian corn, hay bales, sweet potatoes, and NC Apples! 

You will find pumpkins of all different sizes, decorative pumpkins, and baking pumpkins. Stay up-to-date and see recipes with DJ’s Berry Patch on Facebook. 

Address: 1223 Salem Church Road Apex, NC 27523

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 6 PM; Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM 

Pumpkin Picking at DJ's Berry Patch near Raleigh NC

Phillips Farms

Another great place to go pumpkin picking is at Phillips Farms in Cary, NC (just outside of Raleigh). They have fun activities for the whole family, including a giant corn maze, Haunted Farm attractions on the weekend, wagon rides, a family fun park, and more! 

The farm is open on the weekends. They also have a giant chair for photos, sunflowers, and other fun pumpkin/fall photo spots. 

Their Pumpkin Patch is expected to open from the end of September to the beginning of October. 

Additionally, you can enjoy the food concession, where you will find lots of goodies – just remember to bring cash! 

The corn maze admission is $15 per person over 2 years old and includes access to the:

  • Corn Maze
  • Wagon Ride
  • Cow Train
  • Family Fun Park

Haunted Farm admission is $25 Per Person and includes 1 visit through the 4 different attractions.

  • The Field of Lost Souls
  • The Rebellion Trail
  • Big Top Terror
  • The Gore House

For more information on tickets to the corn maze and haunted farm, check Phillips Farms website.

Address: 6701 Good Hope Church Rd, Cary, NC 27519

Baby Pumpkins in Raleigh NC

Ken’s Korny Corn Maze

Ken’s Korney Corn Mazy is located in Garner, just outside of Raleigh, and they state that they are North Carolina’s original corn maze. While that might be considered one of their top fall activities, they also have a sunflower maze early in fall, hayrides, and a pumpkin house for all your pumpkin-picking needs.

Moreover, they always have their garden and produce area where you can get fresh foods, Amish furniture, and more.

Pro tip: If you use cash, you get a dollar off.

Admission: Corn Maze and Adventure Zone starts at $10

Hours: Friday: 9 AM – 4 PM; Saturday: 10 AM – 9 PM; Sunday: 12 PM – 8 PM

Address: 3175 Benson Road Garner, NC 27529

Naylor Family Farm & Corn Maze

Also relatively close to Raleigh is Naylor Family Farm & Corn Maze, and they are known to be an excellent farm for families. They offer a jump pad, corn maze, hay ride, farm animals, apple cannons, and tons of different playground areas for the kids.

They are open 7 days a week, and the price depends on the day and time. You need to purchase tickets on their website in advance, and admission includes a pumpkin!

Address: 6016 US-401 Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Best Time to Visit Pumpkin Patches in Raleigh, NC

Most places in and around Raleigh, NC open for pumpkin picking around mid-September into the end of October, so the best time to go pumpkin picking will be in these two months. It is always important to check with the farm before going. Most of these Raleigh farms put updates on their Facebook pages. 

Pumpkin display in barn for pumpkin picking at the Family Farm on Avent Ferry NC

What to Know Before Pumpkin Picking

If you happen to be choosing a Raleigh Farm that offers pumpkin picking off the vine, keep in mind it is a messy job! The pumpkins are not cleaned off for you, and the vines are spiky.

If you plan on picking pumpkins from the vine, I would recommend bringing gloves. Additionally, consider bringing some sort of wagon. You might find yourself at the back of the field to find your perfect pumpkin to realize carrying all the way back stinks! 

Additionally, I wouldn’t recommend wearing your favorite shoes if you plan to really walk through the fields. The fields can get muddy. 

My last tip would be to bring cash – just in case. While a lot of farms now take credit cards, it is just good to have cash just in case!

pumpkin picking in Raleigh with stacks of pumpkins in orange, green and white.
Gerties Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin Picking in Raleigh: Wrap-up

This concludes some of the best places to go pumpkin picking this fall in Raleigh, NC, and the surrounding areas in the Triangle.

Are there any Raleigh pumpkin patches I missed and should be added to this list? Let me know in the comments below!

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Best Places to go Pumpkin Picking and Pumpkin Patches in Raleigh, NC
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Samantha Oppenheimer

Samantha Oppenheimer (Sam Opp) quit her corporate marketing job in 2018 to travel the world and become a travel writer, blogger and content creator. She loves experiencing authentic travel experiences, photography, and nature. Sam shares helpful travel itineraries, travel tips, budget tips, and travel advice from her personal experiences. You can also find Sam's words featured in large publications including Mirror, Thrillist, and Well + Good.

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