Pumpkin Patch Mania (And Where To Go)


It seems every town, no matter how small, offers a pumpkin patch event of some kind, so everyone will have a local favorite. Therefore we are turning to Travel + Leisure’s list (actually it was Yelp’s) for the 25 best pumpkin patches in the U.S.

“To help you select your best pumpkin ever, Yelp has rounded up the 25 best pumpkin patches in the country, as based on online reviews. In order to make the list, Yelp considered all the listings under “farm” or “home and garden” that contained the word “pumpkin” in their reviews. All the businesses considered must have a pumpkin patch on-site where customers can select their own pumpkins for the season. The top businesses were ranked using a number of different factors, including how often reviewers wrote about their pumpkins. Although the country’s top pumpkin patches spread from coast to coast, this year’s top winners were in northern California. The top two pumpkin patches are in Half Moon Bay and Sacramento. Other states represented multiple times in the top 10 included Indiana and Maryland.”

(DRUM ROLL…)

25. Hickory Ridge Farm Chesapeake, VA

24. Honey Pot Hill Orchards Stow, MA

23. Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Market Middlefield, CT

22. Rock Creek Farm Broomfield, CO

21. Barden Orchards North Scituate, RI

20. Ochs Orchard Warwick, NY

19. Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins Willcox, AZ

18. The Elegant Farmer Mukwonago, WI

17. Eckert’s Country Store & Farms Belleville, IL

16. Riamede Farm Chester, NJ

15. Weed Orchards and Winery Marlboro, NY

14. Young’s Jersey Dairy Yellow Springs, OH

13. Hacklebarney Farms Cider Mill Chester, NJ

12. Lynd Fruit Farm Pataskala, OH

11. Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm Snohomish, WA

10. Homestead Farm Poolesville, MD

9. Andelin Family Farm Sparks, NV

8. Butler’s Orchard Germantown, MD

7. The Farm Snohomish, MA

6. Cider Hill Farm Amesbury, MA

5. Anderson Orchard Mooresville, IN

4. Gilcrease Orchard Las Vegas, NV

3. Tuttle Orchards Greenfield, IN

2. Uncle Ray’s Pumpkin Patch Sacramento, CA

1. Bob’s Vegetable Stand & Pumpkin Farm Half Moon Bay, CA

Food, Holiday, Travel, USACarrie Mitchell