Quick guide to 13 must-visit pumpkin patches near Charlotte

Quick guide to 13 must-visit pumpkin patches near Charlotte
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This article has been updated to reflect the 2018 season.

Even if we’re still waiting for cooler temperatures to arrive, it’s time to start visiting pumpkin patches around the Charlotte area to pick out the perfect jack-o-lantern.

Hours vary by day of week, so check before heading out to pumpkin pick. Many also offer hours and prices for schools and other groups during the week.

Aw Shucks! Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Location: 3718 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe
Open: Through November 11; schedule
Admission: $8-$20
Pumpkins: Available for purchase at the Pumpkin Market
Other activities: Corn maze (haunted and otherwise), play area, bonfires, animal barn
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Bush-N-Vine Farm

Location: 1650 Filbert Highway, York, South Carolina
Open: September 29-October 27
Admission: $2-$5
Pumpkins: $0.59-$0.95/lb
Other activities: Hayrides, hot air balloon rides, live music, food trucks, bounce houses
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Carrigan Farms

Location: 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville
Open: September 29-end of October
Pumpkins: Ranging from 2-20 pounds; no credit cards accepted
Other activities: Farm market, haunted trail
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Cherry Place Farm

Location: 1922 Oakdale Road, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Open: Saturdays and Sundays in October; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $8
Pumpkins: Large pumpkins are $7
Other activities: Corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides
Connect: Facebook

Hall Family Farm

Location: 10713 Providence Road West, Charlotte
Open: September 28-October 31; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Pumpkins: $0.64/lb.
Other activities: 5-acre corn maze, hayrides and kids’ activities like a mini maze, duck race and bouncy balls
Agenda guide: Hall Family Farm is ready for fall with hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkins and apple cider doughnut sundaes
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Historic Rural Hill

Location: 10713 Providence Road West
Open: Through November 4
Admission: $8-$16
Pumpkins: Available for picking or purchase
Other activities: Lawn games, hayrides, corn maze
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Hodges Family Farm

Location: 3900 Rocky River Road East
Open: September 29-October 31; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. every day
Admission: Free
Pumpkins: $5+ pick-your-own
Other activities: Hayrides, self-guided farm tour, hay mountain
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Lewis Farm

Location: 330 Lewis Road, Gastonia
Open: September 29-October 27; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $7
Pumpkins: Vary in size and price
Other activities: Pony rides
Connect: Facebook

Patterson Farm

Location: 10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla
Open: Through October 31; schedule
Admission: $7-$14
Pumpkins: Pick-your-own or available for purchase
Other activities: Barnyard Ball Zone, corn pit, duck races, hayrides, pony rides, playgrounds, pig racing
Connect: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Riverbend Farm

Location: 12150 McManus Road, Midland
Open: October
Pumpkins: Pick-your-own
Other activities: Giant slides, country store, animals
Connect: Facebook

Shelby Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Location: 120 Broadway Drive, Shelby
Open: September 22-October 28; 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 2-8 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $8-$10
Pumpkins: Priced by size
Other activities: Hayrides, corn maze (haunted and otherwise), pipe slide, apple launcher, zip line, Barn of Cornfusion
Connect: Facebook, Instagram

Wise Acres

Location: 4701 Hartis Road, Indian Trail
Open: Through November 4; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Admission: Free
Pumpkins: $0.69/lb.
Other activities: Corn pit, wagon rides, corn maze, zip lines, playgrounds, barrel train, pizza kitchen
Connect: Facebook
Agenda story: Wise Acres organic farm is open for the fall season with pumpkins and pizza

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