Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Pennsylvania? Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Pennsylvania, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands. Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To really make it fun for your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride. There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don’t always report changes to me!
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know! If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world’s largest pumpkins, see this page! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.
New for this year, see our Top Ten list of best pumpkins to make pumpkin pies and for baking and cooking. Also, our Master List of 100 Varieties of Pumpkins for every purpose. Then see this page for our easy pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin recipe.
Updates for September 2023
Most pumpkin patches and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! You may also like a local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!. The world’s best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you are looking for pick your own apples with pumpkins and often also fun activities, see this page.
NOTE: Many farms went out of business in the past 2 years and others are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages thus breaking all links to them. If a link is broken please click the “click here to report a broken link or blank page” so we can find the replacement link! Thanks!
After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you’ll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt – see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! And local farm markets are here
Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
- Berks County
- Bucks County
- Chester County and Delaware County
- Lancaster County
- Lehigh County
- Montgomery County and Philadelphia County
- Schuylkill County
- Philadelphia Zoo Pumpkin Hunts – Trick-or-treating, concessions or refreshment stand Philadelphia Zoo. Phone: (215) 243-5254. Open: Sunday October 15th through October from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Cost: $16/ child Ages: 2-10; does not include Zoo admission. Kids ages two to 10 can harvest pumpkins, corn, and gourds throughout the Zoo’s Treehouse (to exchange for ghostly goodie bags), enjoy spooky crafts, play games, and more. Children age 2 have their own mini-patch during the harvest. Advance registration is required by phone.
- Philadelphia – Camden, NJ Aquarium Creep in the Deep – Trick-or-treating, concessions or refreshment stand NJ Aquarium, Camden, NJ. Phone: (856) 365-3300. Open: October 14th through 31st, 2006, from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Cost: Free with paid admission. Ghosts and goblins of all ages encounter a ghost ship that appears to sail through a misty wall of the spookified 550,000-gallon Shark Realm. Children can attend Captain Kidd’s Pirate Training School, where the legendary pirate teaches pirate table manners and how to walk and talk like a real pirate. Guests can also attempt the Creepy Creature Hunt with a treasure map that leads through the aquarium on a quest for specially-marked exhibits highlighting the creepy creatures of the land and deep sea. For ages: 3-12.
Here are some of the most popular Halloween costumes for children this year. For more choices, see our Halloween costumes pages.
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- Home canning supplies at the best prices on the internet!
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- Easter egg hunts
- Local honey finder
- Locally raised Meat, Milk and Eggs
- Environmental information and resources
- Consumer fraud and scams information
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- Horse Rides And More
- Winery Tours And Tastings
- Farm Bed And Breakfasts
- Wholesale Food Sources
- Pumpkin patches (THIS website, you’re already here)
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