The fall season and Halloween means family fun in a lot of different ways. For many people, visiting a pumpkin patch is an annual tradition. Charlotte does have plenty of locations to pick pumpkins, with many of the sites offering hayrides or corn mazes.
Many of these locations do offer special hours and pricing for school groups, so contact the site if you're bringing a class.
Some of these locations may have the pumpkins already picked, while at some you'll choose your favorite, while others will actually let you select one from the vine. Check the farm's website or call ahead to verify how your location handles this. It's always best to check with the sit anyway before you visit, as hours do change. For each location's website, click on the site's name. The majority of these farms do have other attractions as well, like hayrides and corn mazes.
Other Halloween and fall events:
3900 Rocky River Road
Every day in October
9 a.m. until dark
Last Saturday of September through Halloween
10713 Providence Road West
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday from mid-September to Nov. 4
3718 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe
1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day in October
Country Days Corn Maze
416 Joe Lee Helms Road, Indian Trail
September 27, 2013 through November 3, 2013
Monday-Thursdays: By Group Reservation Only
Friday: 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
347 Bell Farm Road, Statesville
13624 Providence Road, Weddington
Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
12150 McManus Road, Midland
Monday to Friday: 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 to 6 p.m.
Sunday: to 6 p.m.
1860 Black Highway York, SC
1797 Water Plant Road, Maiden
Oct 1 to Oct 30
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is $8 (cash only) per person and includes your choice of pumpkin and all activities.
Kids 12 months and under are free and receive a free pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
2675 St. James Church Rd.
Newton, North Carolina
Each weekend in October
Open Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person. Children ages 5 and under free with paying adult.