2022 Fall Events, Pumpkin Patches, Festivals In & Around Fredericksburg

Pumpkin Patches

Belvedere Plantation. Sept 17- Nov 6.  This working farm celebrates the fall harvest time with pumpkin picking, bonfires, evening hayrides, and a cornfield maze! Other attractions include pedal tractors, pig races, a pumpkin mountain slide, barnyard animals, and the fun barn with giant rope swings. Food and other specialty items sold on the premises.  Open to the public weekends and weekdays, closed Mondays.  Where: 1401 Belvedere Plantation, F’burg, 22408.    www.belvedereplantation.com

Blue Ridge Mountain Maze   Sep. 24 – Nov 6. Times vary.   Five-acre corn maze, barnyard animals, hayrides, pumpkins, picnic area, moon light maze and more.  Where:  165 Old Ridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949.  www.blueridgemountainmaze.com  

Braehead Farm Festival Weekend Oct. 1 – Oct. 30, Weekends. Braehead Farm is having its annual Fall Festival Weekends in October! Hayrides through the decorated forest, and interactive game within the corn maze, a sunflower walk for the little ones.   Also, visit with the Great Pumpkin in the pumpkin patch sitting on his hay throne from 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm. Where: 1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.  www.braeheadfarm.com

Cox Farms. Sep 17 – Nov 8, Times vary.   Hayrides, 5 giant slides, farm animals, rope swing, kid zone, pumpkins and more.  Where:  5621 Braddock Rd, Centreville, 20120.  www.coxfarms.com

Great Country Farms.    PYO Apples starts NOW!  Pumpkin fun starts Oct 1 – Oct 31.  Come celebrate with us and create an unforgettable experience picking pumpkins, cheering on the fastest piggie, doing some pumpkin munchin’ with P-Rex, getting lost in our corn maze and roasting marshmallows at the bonfire!  Cider donuts, wagon rides, 5-acre play area, live music and more!  Special events on weekends!  Where:  18780 Foggy Bottom Rd, Bluemont, VA. www.greatcountryfarms.com

Leesburg Animal Park Pumpkin Village Fall Fest.  Daily, Sep 17 – Nov 6.   Giant hill slide, wagon rides, spider web crawl, moon bounce, pirate play ship, pony rides, free apples & cider, camel rides, pedal carts and more!  Ticket prices vary.  Visit website for more info.  Where:  19270 James Monroe Hwy, Leesburg.  www.pumpkinfestleesburg.com

Liberty Mills Farm.  Sep. 10 – Nov. 11. Times vary.   Four Corn mazes, pumpkin patch (opens Sept 28), hayrides, games and more.  Where: 9166 Liberty Mills Rd., Somerset, 22972.  www.libertymillsfarm.com

Maple Tree Farm.  Oct. 2 – Oct. 31, Weekends.:  Join us down on the farm to select the perfect VA grown pumpkins, get lost in our huge corn maze (8 football fields) ride in the cow train, meet a cow, learn to make butter, laugh at Lily the cow puppet and her “farm show”, bounce in the “MOO” Bounce and be sure to take the hayride tour around the farm.  We have “Farmer Jeff’s” creamy ice cream in a variety of flavors, including Pumpkin & Apple Pie!  Where:  8275 Maple Tree Lane, Warrenton, VA 20187. Cost:  $10/person.   www.mapletreefarmva.com

Miller Farms Market.  Sept 24 – Oct 30.   Free Parking.  Free Admission. Free Hayrides.  Free Fresh Air!  Jack O’ Lanterns, Heirloom Pumpkins, Mini Pumpkins, Gourds, and Winter Squash to choose from.  Giant Sand pile for the kids to play on! Corn Maze $7/adult, $5/child weekdays, $8/adult, $6/child weekends. Where:  12101 Orange Plank Rd., Locust Grove.  www.millerfarmsmarket.com

Mt. Olympus Berry Farm.  End of Sep – Nov.  Pumpkin patch and hayrides.  23298 Jeff Davis Hwy, Ruther Glen.   www.mtolympusfarm.com

Round Hill Farm.  Opens Oct 1 – 30.  A tractor-drawn hayride carries your family or group to the Pumpkin Patch. Pick-your-own or select from pre-picked pumpkins at the farms open-air market. Other activities include the barnyard petting-zoo with more than 30 farm animals, two hay bale mazes, a corn maze, zip line, face painting, rope swings, pony rides, and picnic area.  Where:  6347 Everona Rd., Culpeper, 22701.   www.round-hill-farm.com

Snead’s Asparagus Farm.   Sep 24 – Oct 31.  This working farm has a huge pumpkin patch for pick your own. Other activities include pedal tractors, rope swings in the barn, hayrides, farm animals, a picnic area, and more!  Where:  18294 Tidewater Tr, F’burg, 22408.  540-371-1070.  www.sneadsfarm.com

Apple Picking

Carter Mountain Orchard.  Open daily 9am – 6pm.  Pick your own in the orchard or buy pre-picked in the store.  Apple Harvest Weekend Activities include hayrides, music, wine tastings, pumpkins and picnic area.  Also available in the store:  fresh baked apple pies, apple cider donuts, pumpkins and specialty crafts.  Ticketed admission begins 9/17. Where:  1435 Carter Mountain Trail, Charlottesville.   www.cartermountainorchard.com

Grave’s Mountain Lodge.  Oct 1 – 2, Oct 8 – 9, Oct 15 – 16.  10 am – 4:30 pm.  Pick your own in the orchards or buy pre-picked in the store.  Other activities include hayrides, barnyard animals, hay mountain, hay maze and picnic areas.  Tickets required. Where:  205 Graves Mountain Lane, Syria, 22743.   www.gravesmountain.com

Great Country Farms.  Currently open daily through Sept for apple picking.   Wagon rides to pick your own apple orchard.  Where:  18780 Foggy Bottom Rd, Bluemont, VA.  www.greatcountryfarms.com

Stribling Orchard.  Currently open Wed – Sun for apple picking.  Tours available for youth/school groups.  Pick your own apples, farm animals, picnic area and bakery with cider, pies, local honey and more.  Where:  11587 Poverty Hollow Lane, Markham, 22643.  www.striblingorchard.com

Hartland Orchard.  Currently open through late Oct.  PYO apples and pumpkins, corn maze.  Where:  3064 Hartland Ln, Markham, VA.  www.hartlandorchard.com


Fall Festivals

Apple Gala & Cider Festival @ Great Country Farms.  Sep. 1-30.   Pick your own apples!  Watch apple butter being made, wagon rides, cider pressing demos/tastings, pick your apples, kids craft station, rope swings, pedal carts, corn maize and more!  Where:  Great Country Farms, Bluemont, VA. www.greatcountryfarms.com

Adventure Brewing’s Oktoberfest.  Sep 17.  Join us for a fun-filled day of live music, dancers, vendors, food, events, competitions and beer.  Family friendly event!  Free admission! Where:  33 Perchwood Dr, F’burg, 22405.  www.adventurebrewing.com

Messick’s Farm Market Fall Festival.  Weekends Sep 24 – Oct 31.  Lots of fun things to do at our Annual Fall Festival! Corn maze, bounce pillow, hayrides, pumpkin patch & SO much more!   Cost:  Admission: $10/person; 3 & Under are FREE!  Where:  6025 Catlett Rd, Bealeton

Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour.  Sep 17, 18.  10 am – 4 pm.  Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and taste of Culpeper County on farms in the beautiful Blue Ridge foothills. This free event provides a wonderful educational experience and includes a variety of hands on activities and demonstrations. The tour, a self-guided driving experience, can be started at the Welcome Center located at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises on Route 29.  http://culpeperfarmtour.com 

State Fair of VA.  Sept 23 – Oct 2.  Come celebrate the best of Virginia at the State Fair of Virginia, a 10-day event at the beautiful, pastoral setting of The Meadow Event Park. Whether it’s for a prize-winning fresh apple pie or giant pumpkin, a first date or first time milking a cow, find your blue-ribbon moment this year.  Where:  The Meadow Event Park, Doswell.  www.statefairva.org 

Alpine Chef Oktoberfest. Sept 17, 18. An open air cultural event, sharing the the old world with the new. Festivities begin from 6 to 9 on Friday & Continue Saturday from 11:30 to 9.  Where: Alpine Chef, Fredericksburg.  www.alpinechef.com

Via Colori Stafford. Sep 24, 15. 9 am – 5 pm. B101.5 and Tour Stafford are proud to co-present Via Colori Stafford, the modern-day version of a centuries’ old street painting festival, this September 25th and 26th.  Sponsorship opportunities are available, and artists are welcome to register.  www.vcstafford.com

New Hope United Methodist Church Fall Festival. Sep 24. 11 am – 2:30 pm. Crafts & Bake Sale. FREE games and activities for kids 12 and under. Pumpkin painting. Community Outreach Information booths: Empowerhouse; Healthy Families Rappahannock Area; Rappahannock Area Community Service Board; SCSO – Kids Fingerprinting Musical Performances by: The Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Chicken All-Girl Band; The Virginia Gospel Singers.  Where: 164 New Hope Church Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.

Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival. Oct 1 – Oct 31.  Pick pumpkins, watch the pig races, get lost in the corn maze, roast marshmallows at the bonfire, hay rides, cider donuts, tractors and more!  Where:  Great Country Farms, Bluemont, VA.  www.greatcountryfarms.com

Stafford Family Fall Festival.  Oct 1. 11 am – 4 pm.  Artisans, hay rides, inflatables, hay tower, toddler town, food trucks, games/crafts and our annual pumpkin derby & special musical entertainment.  Where:  Pratt Park, F’burg.  Free!  Rain or Shine!  www.staffordparks.com

Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour.  Oct  7-9, 6 – 9 pm.  Enjoy live blues and spectacular views of the Potomac River while sampling wine from 20 Virginia wineries! Ticket prices vary.  Buy early, event typically sells out.   Where:  George Washington’s Mt. Vernon.  www.mountvernon.org

Fall Festival @ Mountain Run Winery.  Oct 15, 12 – 7 pm.  Come out and enjoy some great Mountain Run wine and celebrate the harvest with us!  Live music, vendors, food, lawn games.  We have plenty to do for everyone (including the kiddos) so bring your lawn chairs and plan to stay awhile!  Admission is free to the event and parking is $5!  Where:  Mountain Run Winery, Culpeper.  http://www.mountainrunwinery.com/events-2/event/fall-festival-and-craft-fair/

Annual Harvest Festival in Bowling Green.  Oct 15, 9am – 5:30 pm.  Join us on Main Street for over 150 vendors, artisan crafts, food trucks, live entertainment all day, pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, car show, antique tractors, beer garden and more! www.townofbowlinggreen.com

Fredericksburg Fall Home & Craft Festival.  Oct 15 – 16.    Unique blend of home improvement companies and handmade crafters.  Where:  F’burg Expo Center.   www.fredericksburgfallhomeandcraftfestival.com

Fall Harvest Family Days @ Mt. Vernon.   Oct 22 – 23.  9am – 5pm.  Enjoy fall activities with the whole family at Mount Vernon! Take a horse-drawn wagon ride and play colonial games on the bowling green before heading to the Pioneer Farm to observe 18th-century demonstrations and greet General Washington. Find your way through a straw bale maze and listen to the Itinerant Band play colonial tunes.  Sightseeing cruises will be free throughout the weekend.  Where:  3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria.  www.mountvernon.org

Harvest Fest @ Botanical Gardens.  Oct 29.  11 am – 4 pm.  Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with Harvest Fest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden — a day filled with live music, games and prizes, all included in Garden admission.  Where:  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond.  www.lewisginter.org/event/oktoberfest

Belvedere Plantation Fall Festival Finale.  Nov 4-6.  It’s your last chance to visit Belvedere Plantation before we close for the winter! And we have a great line-up of entertainment and activities — don’t miss our new Pumpkin Smash competition!  Reduced Farm Admission! Included in Farm Admission are the Corn Maze, Fun Barn, Zipline, Ye Olde Barnyard, Pumpkin Mountain Slide, Jumping Pillow, Hayride, and Pedal Tractors.

Braehead Farm Fall Festival Weekends.  Sat & Sun Oct 1 – Oct 30; 9 am – 6 pm.  Hayrides, face painting, pumpkin patch, scavenger hunt, sunflower walk, visit with “The Great Pumpkin”, hay barn, corn pit, swings, farm animals and much more!  Where:  1130 Tyler St, F’burg.  Cost:  $10/person.   www.braeheadfarm.com

Hanover Vegetable Farm Gourds, Goblets and Ghouls Festival.  Oct 15, 16. 11 am – 6 pm Boney is back for another fun time down on the farm this fall! With live music, wineries, cider, beer garden, 20+ vendors, hay rides, pumpkin picking, corn maze and lots of fun activities for the whole family! Where:  Ashland, VA.   www.hanovervegetablefarm.com