The 5 Best Pumpkin Patches Near Philadelphia
Check out our list of places to find the most Instagram-worthy pumpkins this year!
Pumpkin picking is a fall tradition for many families. (I mean, really, who can resist the family photo opp?) So many of us spend those first few days of autumn picking out perfect farm-chic outfits and coordinating dates with our family and friends.
Philly families are extra lucky this time of year. Since so much of the city is just a short car ride to farmland, we have our pick of pumpkin patches to, well, pick from!
Address: 97 Styer Lane, Langhorne, PA 19047
Dates & Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fees: Admission, Free | Corn Maze, $3
Not only does Styer’s Orchard have a variety of “pick-your-own” produce throughout the year, they also have a shop on the premises where you can get your farm fresh fruits and veggies without risking getting mud on your shoes. I stop here every year for freshly made apple cider and to peruse their collection of knick-knacks. Down on the farm (which is separate from the store), they have piles upon piles of pumpkins. They have everything from 40-pound monsters to little mini pumpkins -- and they come in a variety of shapes and colors! Or you can go the traditional route and take a hayride to the fields to pick one out yourself.
Address: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067
Dates & Hours: Attractions open daily Oct. 6 - 31, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fees: Monday - Friday until 4 p.m., $10/per person | Saturday, Sunday, & Friday after 4 p.m., $16/per person
Shady Brook Farms might just have it all. Pumpkins? Check. Hay rides? Check. Beer garden? Check! Yes, you read that right. Want to pick some pumpkins and then sit down to relax with an ice cold beer after? Well, here you go! The recently opened A Stone’s Throw serves local Bucks County brews, to go with your Halloween boos! Also, Shady Brook practically turns pumpkin picking into a festival. You can get your pumpkins with a side of live music, kids shows, food, and farm animals, depending on the schedule.
Address: 5500 N. Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18902
Dates & Hours: Attractions open daily Sept. 16 - Oct. 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fees: Monday - Friday, $9.99/per person | Saturday & Sunday, $12.99/per person | Click here for a $1.00 off coupon.
There’s so much to do at Hellerick’s Farm that you might actually forget to pick your pumpkins. (But don’t do that!) The farm offers an abundance of activities for younger children. Kids 5 and under can participate in a pumpkin roll, play in a sandbox full of corn kernels, and pedal tricycles that look like tractors -- just to name a few things! There’s also plenty for the older kids to do, as most of the smaller attractions have bigger kid versions. There’s also a 5-acre corn maze on the property that’s perfect for parents who want to hit their daily step count, or who just want to make sure their kids get enough activity to ensure a good night’s sleep!
Address: 137 Knowlton Road, Media, PA 19063
Dates & Hours: Attractions open daily Sept. 9 - Nov. 5, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fees: Admission, Free | Harvest Hayride, $6 | Hayride to the Witch's House, $9 | Autumn Moon Hayrides, $7.50 | Apple Slingshot, $1 - $5 | Corn Maze, $4 & Straw Maze an additional $3 | Pumpkin Ring Toss, $1
Double, double, toil, and trouble! Do you want to get your Hocus Pocus on while getting your pumpkins? Check out Linvilla Orchards! Among a plethora of other fun harvest time activities you and your little ones can enjoy, there’s also a haunted hay ride to a witch's house! She’ll tell jokes and (not too) scary stories. The ride ends at a bonfire, where you can roast marshmallows and sample some of the local apple cider. If witches aren’t your thing, there’s face painting, a petting zoo, and other hayrides. Oh yeah, and plenty of pumpkins and apples ripe for picking!
Address: 521 E. Uwchlan Ave., Chester Springs, PA 19425
Dates & Hours: Sept. 30 - Oct. 29, Monday - Friday 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fees: Admission, Free
Milky Way Farm is a creamery, first and foremost -- which is why I feel confident in saying that if you like to grab a sweet treat after a day in the pumpkin patch, this is the place you want to go! Cool down with one of their many ice cream flavors (including pumpkin pie!) There’s also a corn maze and baby farm animals to check out. It’s worth noting that while the farm is open during the week, the corn maze, hay rides, and baby animals are not available until the weekend. But the pumpkin fields are open daily!