Charlottesville, Virginia comes alive in the fall. Deciduous trees erupt into a symphony of auburn hues, summertime heat descends into a cool breeze, and farms open their orchards and patches for annual apple and pumpkin picking. Whether you’re new to the Central Virginia area or a local ready to discover new fall festivities, our Best Places for Pumpkin Picking Near Charlottesville blog lists some must-visit spots with local tips to add to your fall agenda!
Pick-your-own pumpkins at Chiles Peach Orchard!
Local tip: Reserve your tickets online. Weekends in October are when most folks are looking to get their fall bounty fix, so be sure to reserve your tickets to guarantee your spot in the pumpkin patch!
Ready-picked pumpkins at Carter Mountain Orchard!
Local tip: For families with mobility impairments, or those interested in getting in and out quickly with all their fall goodies, Carter Mountain offers a drive-thru option. This is a great option for those who are looking for a quick trip because entry tickets are not required for drive-thru service. All you have to do is stay in your car and Carter Mountain will load up your purchase for you!
Get all your fall favorites, cider, pumpkins, mums, and more at Critzer Family Farm!
Local tip: Enjoy the fall flavors of their home-churned ice cream, which includes apple cinnamon and pumpkin! They’re also located just across the road from Blue Mountain Brewery, which offers delicious farm-to-table food and a variety of brews to enjoy after an afternoon of pumpkin picking!
Find a variety of jams, jellies, apple butter, and baked goods at Fruit Hill Orchard!
Local tip: Turn your orchard visit into an all-day event by participating in the variety of activities offered by Fruit Hill Orchard! Run their apple dash obstacle course in the orchards, visit their self-guided apple museum, or play their variety of other orchard games for a full day of fun for you and the whole family!
Get lost in the corn maze at Liberty Mills Farm!
Local tip: Liberty Mills Farm has a 34-acre fall corn maze, the largest in the country! The theme and design of the maze are determined annually by the family, and it’s a must-do activity when visiting the farm!
If you’re looking for more fall activities, our agents are equipped with local knowledge and would love to help you celebrate the fall season here in Charlottesville! Click the “Let’s Connect” button above to get in touch with a member of the Story House Real Estate team!