8 Delaware Pumpkin Patches to Visit for Fall Festivities

Participate in fall fun like corn mazes, hayrides, bonfires and U-pick produce at these pumpkin patches, farms and orchards across Delaware.

Every fall in Delaware, locals celebrate the season with autumnal festivities like sipping pumpkin spice lattes or hot cider, wearing cozy cardigans and picking the best pumpkins. It has become a tradition across the United States to go apple and pumpkin picking in fall, and there are so many Delaware farms from which to choose. 

That’s why we found eight top-notch farms and orchards around Delaware that are made for pumpkin and apple picking. So pick one close to you, then get ready to tote home a farm-fresh haul.  

Delaware Pumpkin Patches

Ramsey’s Farm

This Wilmington farm is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from September 16 through the month of October. This small-town farm is the perfect spot for family fall festivities. Ramsey’s Farm has around 50,000 pumpkins for locals on the hunt for the perfect gourd. Plus, the fall-themed merchandise is too cute to pass up! 

 

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Hours
Friday: 12-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Night Events: Friday & Saturday 6-9 p.m.

Fall Fun
Hayrides
Corn maze
Spookley Trail (kids’ maze)
Barnyard animals (education and feeding)
Pumpkin painting
Pumpkin picking
Produce stand
Apple cider donuts and other treats
Night events (bonfire, extended evening hayrides, flashlight corn maze)

500 Ramsey Rd., Wilmington | 477-1499  

Mr. Peppers Pumpkin Patch  

At Mr. Peppers Pumpkin Patch, guests can get lost in its two-acre corn maze or enjoy a scenic hayride through the fields. Open through October 31, this cute pumpkin patch has brought fall vibes to the First State since 1989 with more than 12 types of pumpkins from which to choose. 

Hours
Saturday: Noon – dark
Sunday-Friday: 10 a.m. – dark

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Fall Fun
Hayrides
Corn maze
Homemade cider
Pumpkin picking
Seasonal produce picking

13500 Laurel Rd., Laurel | 245-8616  

Fifer Orchards 

Fall Fest at Fifer’s is in full swing! From September 23 through the end of October, Delawareans can bring their little ones to explore Fifer Orchards’ six-acre corn maze and pick their own pumpkins and other produce. Wagons, however, are not provided by the farm, so don’t forget to bring a cart. Plus, enjoy a delicious lunch at Fifer’s Fresh Eats & the Farm Store. The farm offers soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza and more.

 

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Hours
Farm Store: Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fall Activities: Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

(Some fall activities like apple picking are only available on Saturday. Check online for more information.)

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Fall Fun
Hayrides
Jurassic-themed corn maze
Homemade cider, cider donuts and other treats
Lunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fall U-Play area
Pumpkin picking
Seasonal produce picking
Saturday extras (live music, baby farm animals, horse rides and more)

1919 Allabands Mill Rd., Camden Wyoming | 697-2141 

Filasky’s Produce and Farm Market 

Locals can pick their own pumpkins every weekend at Filasky’s Produce and Farm Market. Through the end of October, Delawareans can enjoy wandering through a soybean maze, taking hayrides around the fields and even snacking on delicious pumpkin donuts made by Beth’s Breads and ice cream from Woodside Farms Creamery. Until early November, guests can enjoy a cool evening with a nighttime hayride and roaring bonfire.  

Hours
Fall Activities: Weekends, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Farm Market: Open Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fall Fun
Pumpkin picking
Hayrides
Soybean maze for kids
Local pumpkin donuts and ice cream
Nighttime hayride and bonfire

1343 Bunker Hill Rd., Middletown | 378-2754  

Parsons Farms 

Parsons Farms in Dagsboro has been farming to bring fresh produce to the Delaware community since 1989. Guests can visit the farm to pick their own pumpkins every weekend in October.

Hours
Pumpkin Picking: Friday-Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Farm Hours: Every day: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fall Fun
Goat Mountain (feed and pet the farm animals)
Apple and pumpkin picking
Country store
Ice cream shop

30381 Armory Rd., Dagsboro | 732-3336  

Other Fall Farms

Thousand Acre Farm 

Middletown has numerous things to offer the local community, but one of the best is the Thousand Acre Farm. This farm operates as a rustic wedding venue, but, from Labor Day through October, guests can pick from more than nine different types of apples. This family-owned and -operated wedding venue has an orchard with dwarf trees—smaller trees that are closer to the ground—that allow for easy pickings. Plus, enjoy a gorgeous sunflower field at the beginning of the fall season. 

Hours
As a wedding venue, Thousand Acre Farm requires you to schedule a time to go apple picking. You can schedule a time online.

260 S. Reddy Point Rd., Middletown | 445-8880  

Coleman’s Christmas Tree Farm 

Coleman’s may specialize in Christmas trees and holiday fun, but you can enjoy fall activities during October, too! Call to schedule a bonfire and soak in all the autumn vibes. The 330-acre Middletown farm has been operated by the Coleman family since 1932. 

550 Silver Run Rd., Middletown | 378-8949  

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