There are few better ways to celebrate the fall season than by visiting a pumpkin patch. And these days, pumpkin patches are about so much more than just buying pumpkins! With games, activities, and attractions that will keep the entire family entertained, some pumpkin patches are transforming into fall festivals, with plenty of things to see and do. Other pumpkin patches, however, are embracing the simplicity of farm life, and local family farms are opening their homes to guests in order to share the wonders of the season with people in their community. Regardless of the pumpkin patch experience you’re looking to enjoy, Winston Salem offers several to visit that the whole family will enjoy. So check out a Winston-Salem pumpkin patch this fall season!
Zane’s Clodbuster Farms, owned by farmer Zane Sells, is all about celebrating farming, animals, and the simple life by sharing with others and educating kids and adults about what it takes to keep a farm running. One of the best ways they reach their community is through their fall festivities that draw guests of all ages to the farm! With plenty of pumpkins in the patch for decorating and carving, a challenging 6-acre corn maze with a design that changes every year, and weekend bonfires with s’mores, a visit to Zane’s Clodbuster Farms is a true autumnal Winston-Salem getaway. Plus, you can take a hayride around the 87-acre property, riding around through crisp, clean country air for the true “simple life” experience.
Kernersville Pumpkins & Christmas Trees has everything you need for your fall and holiday seasons! Their pumpkin displays are picture-perfect, ideal for snapping a few quick family photos (holiday cards, anyone?) They also have some seasonal photo props like vintage trucks and hay bales for extra-special pictures. Kernsville is a pumpkin patch focused on pumpkins, so while they don’t have a lot of the big attractions that other local patches may, they’re a fabulous spot for picking out the perfect pumpkin!
Hawk’s Pumpkin Patch has been selling pumpkins and Christmas trees to the Winston-Salem community for over 24 years, bringing families joy and the gift of making memories together. Not only are they a leashed-pet-friendly pumpkin patch, but they also often have a funnel cake food truck nearby for a sweet treat. In addition to pumpkins, they also sell beautiful mums, decorative gourds, and other fall decor. They have some picture-perfect spots throughout their pumpkin patch for great fall photos and, of course, LOTS of pumpkins!
Smith Hollow Farm is home to 20 acres of beautiful land, a variety of farm animals, and a family of farmers here in the heart of the triad. The Smith family has been tending to their farm for generations, and knowing that there is something magical about the farm has inspired them over the years to open up their home to guests from the community. Their Fall on the Farm festival takes place every Saturday and Sunday in the Fall, and you can bring the whole family to enjoy their wonderful property. Included in your entry is unlimited access to their exciting corn maze, unlimited Hayrides, and spending time with some of their beloved farm animals! For an additional fee, you can buy tasty concessions, buy pumpkins, ride their horses, and even take a ride on the fire engine train. There’s something for everyone!
Dock Southern Farms is a female-owned family farm that was originally founded in 1890 by William Southern and is currently operated by his great-granddaughter, CindySouther Marion. The farm is roughly 25 acres of beautiful Winston-Salem area land, lovingly tended to and home to a variety of charismatic farm animals and a pumpkin patch! In addition to pumpkins, Dock Southern Farms grows and sells honey, seasonal flowers, and other artisanal goods to guests. When you visit the farm in the Fall to pick out your pumpkins, you’ll also find seasonal treats, games and activities for kids, and farm-fresh sweet potatoes, perfect for all of your fall recipes!
The Farm doesn’t just sell pumpkins; they provide guests with a full fall experience! Born of a love of farming and educating, owners Josh and Mayghan Watson converted their wholesale farm into an agritourism and retail produce farm in order to share it with their community. Today, when you visit their Winston-Salem pumpkin patch in the Fall, you’ll find over 76 varieties of pumpkins in all shapes, colors, and sizes, as well as over 30 family-friendly activities to fill your day. Take a hayride through the farm, navigate the Spookley corn maze, and enjoy delicious treats from their concession stand! Plus, their pumpkins are U-pick, so you can have the experience of plucking your pumpkin right off of the vine! Be sure to visit their spectacular sunflower patch, too, for amazing photo ops and cut-your-own stems!
Red Hound Farms has been a working farm for over 70 years, and today, they love sharing their farm with the community and allowing families to come experience farm life up close! It’s home to geese, ducks, over 100 cows, and dogs that work a side job as search and rescue dogs. When you visit in the Fall, you can pick from hundreds of homegrown pumpkins, tackle the corn maze, enjoy a wagon ride around the farm, and visit the petting zoo full of adorable farm animals. There’s also a play area for kids with lots of games and activities, and Red’s Country Store, which sells plenty of locally sourced goodies from around North Carolina that you’ll definitely want to check out!
Carving a pumpkin is a Halloween rite of passage, and so is picking out the perfect pumpkin to carve! Pack up the whole family (and in some cases, your furbabies, too!) and head out to a fantastic Winston-Salem pumpkin patch to make new memories, get some great fall pictures, and fulfill all of (or most of!) your autumn bucket list items!
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