Taking your family pumpkin picking is a time-honored fall tradition, and the DMV is home to dozens of locales ready to host your next autumnal adventure. From Mount Airy, Maryland, to Leesburg, Virginia, we’ve picked through the best pumpkin patches near D.C. to bring you the top farms, orchards and plots for family-friendly pumpkin picking. Most patches on our list offer other fall festivities along with their pumpkin pickings, such as corn mazes, petting zoos, apple cider donuts and more. Be sure to check each location’s website for up-to-date information and their service hours.
Montgomery County’s beloved farm and pumpkin patch will be hosting its 43rd Annual Pumpkin Festival this fall. While reservations aren’t required, they are strongly encouraged, as tickets sell out most weekends. Pumpkin patch fanatics can inquire about Butler’s Orchard season passes for unlimited visits to their Fall Festival merriment. The 2023 Pumpkin Festival starts September 23rd – October 29th.
Location: 22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, MD 20876
Pumpkin patch purists (say that five times fast!) will love Homestead Farm’s traditional pumpkin-picking experience. There’s a flat fee to enter the farm and your family pays for any pumpkins or fruit you pick while there. Homestead also provides free hayrides to their patches on weekends. Starts late-September – October 31st.
Location: 15604 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, MD 20837
At Montpelier Farms, you don’t have to purchase a ticket to their Weekend Fall Festival or Weekday Playdays to explore their pumpkin patch. But with a 7-acre interactive corn maze, pedal karts, pumpkin bowling and more, why would you want to miss out? 2023 Fall Festival starts September 16th – November 5th, 2023.
Location: 1720 North Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774, (410) 320-0464
Gaver Farm offers daily pumpkin patch access across 12 acres of ravishing pumpkins. They also host a Fall Fun Fest throughout the months of September and October. The admission price can be steep for some families, but wow does it include a LOT of fun for everyone. Visit one of the best pumpkin patches near D.C. for the pumpkins and stay for the 60+ attractions! 2023 Fall season September 1st – October 31st.
Location: 5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771, (301) 865-3515
With free hayrides to the pumpkin patches (weather permitting) and no entry price, it’s clear Summers Farm wants to be your family’s pumpkin-picking destination. You can find tons of exotic pumpkin varieties here as well, such as Gladiator, Gold Rush, Bumpkin, Fairytale and Speckled Swan. Don’t forget to make time to play in their famous corn maze! There’s even a 45+-attraction Fall Festival onsite! 2023 Fall Festival starts September 16th – October 31st.
Location: 7503 Hollow Road, Middletown, MD 21769, (301) 304-3031
Queen Anne Farm believes in the traditional pumpkin patch experience the whole family can enjoy. You’ll start your journey with a tractor-pulled wagon ride before exploring the patch at your own pace. Afterwards, take a photo at their Instaworthy Pumpkin House!
Location: 18102 Central Avenue, Mitchellville, MD 20716, (301) 249-2427
Jumbo’s is a lovely little patch that’s sure to be one of your favorite pumpkin patches near D.C. Admission to the farm is free on weekdays and they host a Farm Festival on weekends (for an admission price) that gets your family unlimited hayrides and access to their 20-acre corn maze. 2023 Season September 23rd – October 31st.
Location: 6521 Holter Road, Middletown, MD 21769
Starting in late September, families can visit Rock Hill Orchard and their adjoining Woodbourne Creamery for an authentic agricultural experience. After picking your own pumpkins,visit the calves at the dairy and watch how they milk the cows. As you might expect, they sell delicious ice cream and milk onsite. Pumpkin Patch will open September 23rd.
Location: 28600 Ridge Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771, (301) 831-7427
Virginia Great Country Farms
Tickets are required on weekdays and weekends at Great Country Farms and include wagon rides to their pumpkin patches. Also included with admission are a corn maze, pumpkin shooting from a cannon, and their locally-renowned ‘Oinkin’tucky Derby Pig Races. Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival October 1st – October 31st.
Location: 34355 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont, VA 20135, (540) 554-2073
Wegmeyer Farms boasts over 50 different varieties of pumpkins for your family to choose from! All pumpkin pickers must reserve a time slot and tickets ahead of your visit, which includes the first $25 of pumpkins you pick. Take note of the no-till patches, which make for a clean and mud-free picking experience. The 2023 Pumpkin season starts September 24th.
Location: 38299 Hughesville Road, Hamilton, VA 20158, (540) 751-1782
Wayside Farm’s 8-acre pumpkin patch is ready to accept your family’s reservation ahead of your visit. You can find handy wheelbarrows on a first-come, first-served basis to make your pickings easier. Afterward, grab a bite to eat at their Food Stall and Feed Trough. The 2023 Fall festival starts September 23rd – October 29th.
Location: 5273 Harry Byrd Highway, Berryville, VA 22611, (540) 539-3276