5 Pumpkin Patches to Visit in South Central Pennsylvania

The addition of pumpkin-flavored everything to grocery store shelves assures us that fall is here even if Mother Nature isn’t ready to let go of summer. Pumpkins are the heart of the fall season. Decorating, carving, and baking are just a few activities you can do to embrace the fall season. One tradition that many families embark on each year is finding the perfect pumpkin to kick off the season. You can often find pumpkins at the grocery store or market, but the best place is to visit a local pumpkin patch. Luckily, the Hanover, Pennsylvania, and surrounding area has many options this fall season.

Here are our top five picks for South Central Pennsylvania:

  1. Brown’s Orchard & Farm Market
Brown’s Orchard & Farm Market located in Loganville, PA, has been serving the community since 1948. Year-round they sell fruits, vegetables, gift baskets, pantry items, meats, and cheese in their Farm Market. They also offer Pick Your Own activities at various times throughout the year.
Prices range from $3 to $12 depending on the pumpkin size. For more information or directions to the Pick your Own Pumpkin Farm, click here.

  1. Smyser’s Farm
Smyser’s Farm is nestled in the back roads of York, PA. They offer many fun activities including pumpkin picking, mazes, games, a petting zoo, and a hayride. Fall Fest opens the first weekend of October and costs $5 for adults and children four and over.

  1. Fields of Adventure
Fields of Adventure is located in Aspers, PA. Owners Chris and Debbie share the farm experience with their four children. They offer a myriad of adventurous activities for any family including: mazes, a zipline, pumpkin bowling, hayrides, pumpkin checkers, and, of course, a pumpkin patch. Concessions are available for purchase on site as well. Admission cost is $9 for ages three to adult.

  1. Cornfusion
Visit Cornfusion just south of Hanover in Manchester, MD. In addition to the pumpkin patch, they offer games, a zoo, a play area, face painting, hay rides, ducky races, and so much more. Come for the day fun and stay for the flashlight maze at 7pm. Cost to visit is $11 for the day activities and $11 for the flashlight maze. You can also take advantage of their special for both events.

  1. Mt. Joy Berry Farm
Five miles south of Gettysburg, you will find Mt. Joy Berry Farm. Guests can choose to visit for the day or book an overnight stay. This civil war farm offers a quiet and beautiful approach to the outdoors. Guests can pick their own berries on several occasions throughout the year. In late October, they open their pumpkin patch, wagon rides, and petting zoo.