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Pumpkin Picking Near Wallingford

Halloween's just around the corner, time to check out Patch's scoop on local pumpkin patches and farm stands!

 

Looking for the perfect pumpkin to carve a Jack O’ Lantern for Halloween or to round out that front porch fall display? From pick-your-own to farm stands that have done the work for you Patch is here to help you find your perfect pumpkin patch in the region!

Bishop Farms, 500 South Meriden Road, Cheshire. Pick-your-own pumpkin patch, already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours. 203-272-8243. Email: ks@bishopfarm.necoxmail.com. For a map, click here. Open: Monday to Friday,9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bishop's Orchards, 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford and 1920 Middletown Ave., Northford.  pumpkins, fruit, vegetables.  203-458-PICK.  Email: pyoinfo@bishopsorchards.com. Pick-your-own season starts in June with strawberries and goes through October with apples and pumpkins. In December Bishop’s has cut-your-own Christmas trees. The market is open all year until 7 p.m., (Sun till 6pm), featuring a bakery & kitchen specializing in pies & prepared meal solutions, produce from a 300-acre farm.

Drazen Orchards, 215 Wallingford Road, Cheshire. Pumpkins, fruit, flowers. 203-272-7985. Fruit, corn, tomatoes and cider available at the stand. 

Hickory Hill Orchards, 351 South Meriden Road, Cheshire. 203-272-0181 or 203-272-3824. Directions: click here. Cider, pies, donuts. Weekend hayrides, school groups welcome.  

Ives Farm, 1585 Cheshire St,. Cheshire. Pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, pony rides. 203-272-5847. For a map, click here.  Fall hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fall Activities, Oct. 1-31.

Norton Brothers Fruit Farm - 450-466 Academy Road, Cheshire. Pumpkins, Hay rides. 203-272-8418.

Rose Orchards, 33 Route 139, North Branford. Pick-your-own pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours. 203-488-7996. For a map, click here. Hours vary by season, call for more information.

Sunflower Farm - 767 Derby Milford Road, Orange. Pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop. Phone: 203-795-6829. Email: sabrina@sunflowerfarm.com. For a map Click here. Open Monday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday ,10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fresh natural soap made daily and sold year-round. Airbrushed pumpkins made on premises.

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