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Chester County Press 2020 Pumpkin Patch Guide

09/30/2020 12:00PM ● By Kevin

The Pumpkin Patch at Hurricane Hill in Coatesville. Photo courtesy of

Whether you're looking to find that perfect pumpkin or capture the perfect fall family photo, you can find what you're looking for in our Chester County Press Pumpkin Patch Guide.

Below you'll find 10 great pumpkin-picking, corn maze, face-painting, hay-riding family-friendly adventures. Your favorite not on our list? Contact us to let us know and we’ll add it!

Milky Way Farms - Chester Springs PA

Milky Way Farms - Chester Springs, PA

Milky Way Farm is a historic dairy farm located in beautiful Chester Springs, PA. The 103 acres has been home to the Matthews family for four generations. Our family is passionate about g... Read More » 

The annual pumpkin harvest season kicked off Sept. 26, 2020, and ends on Oct. 31. Visitors may come weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m. to purchase pumpkins and visit farm animals.

Tickets to the corn maze are available for $3 and private hayrides for $75 can also be pre-arranged with a few days advance notice (capacity is 20 people per wagon). On weekends, individual tickets must be purchased in advance to limit capacity in response to COVID-19 regulations.

Visitors are expected to wear face masks and practice social distancing. Admission is $5 for two hours of fun, including the pumpkin patch, corn maze, family photos, and visiting farm animals.

Bring your own wagon to carry pumpkins, fall harvest items, vegetables, and honey products, which may be purchased during your visit. 

Olszanowski Farm - Spring City PA

Olszanowski Farm - Spring City, PA

We're a local farm and we grow our own pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks and straw. We offer hayrides to the patch where you will pick pumpkins from the vine. Read More » 

The 2020 season kicked off Sept. 26, 2020, and ends on Oct. 31. Hours of operation are Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and open weekdays and evenings for large groups with reservations (call 610-506-7851 or email [email protected] for pricing and availability).

Everyone must wear a mask at all times. Reservations not necessary to walk the maze or to pick pumpkins. If you are a returning visitor, allow extra time this year for your trip to the farm. Social distancing will be in effect on wagons, meaning wait times will be longer than years past.

The Hayride to the Pick-Your-Own-Patch is included in the purchase price of the pumpkins you pick at $0.70 per pound and $8 for the corn maze. Children under 3 receive free admission. Wear old shoes as the maze and pumpkin patch could be muddy. Credit cards not accepted. Expect the pumpkin picking experience to take up to 75 minutes and the corn maze to take up to 45 minutes.

Glen Run Valley View Farm - Atglen, PA

Glen Run Valley View Farm is a small, family-owned and operated farm. We feature STRAWBERRIES (May-June) and PUMPKINS (Sept-Oct). Our year finishes with a family fun fest, the annual Pu... Read More » 

This is a small, family owned and operated farm featuring strawberries in May and June and pumpkins in September and October.

The year finishes with a family fun festival, the annual Pumpkin Olympics, typically held the second Saturday of November. This year’s Pumpkin Olympics are canceled due to COVID-19; however, a “punkin’ chunkin’ day” event will take place on the afternoon of Oct. 10.

The farm is one mile from Octorara Area School District campus, with quick access to the farm from Highland Road, Route 41, Route 372, and Route 10. Cash, checks, and most credit/debit cards are accepted. The pumpkin stand and pick-your-own patch is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

All pumpkin operations are outdoors. Please follow social-distancing protocol. Masks should be worn during times you are not able to socially-distance.

Lytles Corn Maze Pumpkin Patch and Farm - Lincoln University PA

Lytle's Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and Farm - Lincoln University, PA

After many years of planting strawberries, one day Pop Pop Lytle - or Farmer Don, as some of you may know him - decided on a whim to plant pumpkins. Always a wild story-teller and a spiri... Read More »  

Offering a pick-your-own pumpkin patch with a free hayride out to the fields, Lytle’s season opened up Sept. 19, 2020, and continues until Oct. 31. Hours of operation are 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Beyond the patch, you can find pumpkins and gourds in all sizes and colors, corn stalks, straw bales, and more. Hayrides run constantly each day we’re open, weather permitting. The tractor will take you out to the pumpkin patch. You may even see some sheep on the way. 

Admission to the corn maze is $6 per person and free for children under 3. Credit cards are accepted.

For everyone’s safety, Lytle’s is requiring face coverings and asking all visitors to please social distance while at the farm.

Hurricane Hill Farm Corn Maze - Coatesville PA

Hurricane Hill Farm Corn Maze - Coatesville, PA

Bring the entire family out to Hurricane Hill Farm for a day full of family fun!! This season we have hayrides to the pumpkin patch, farm animals, cow train barrel rides, harvester slide,... Read More » 

This year, Hurricane Hill will offer a hay ride to the pumpkin patch and other attractions for the children. To manage the number of guests attending, they are only offering timed tickets. No tickets will be sold at the farm.

The pumpkin patch, hayride, and related activities will be open on Saturday and Sunday, having opened the season on Sept. 26, 2020, and running until Oct. 31. Time slots are available at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., with last entrance to the farm at 5 p.m., and closing time at 6 p.m.

Admission is $9.50 per person (children under 2 are admitted for free) and includes hayride to the pumpkin patch, harvester slide, goat walk (the animals are back, but will be socially distant), cow train barrel ride, trike track and tire play area, hay climb, photo opportunities (including the historic John Deere B Tractor), farm trail. The corn maze is not open this year.

Masks required and social distancing in place. Guests should expect to spend 90 minutes at the farm.

Ramseys Farm - Wilmington  DE

Ramsey's Farm - Wilmington , DE

Our Pumpkin Patch has been in operation since 1995. We are looking forward to providing an enjoyable experience for every member of your family. The staff consists largely of family memb... Read More » 

This year, open activities at Ramsey’s include a hayride, corn maze, “spookley” trail, and/or pick your perfect pumpkin. There are more than 14 acres of pumpkins to choose from.

The pumpkin patch festivities kicked off on Sept. 26, 2020. The staff has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure proper social distancing and sanitizing precautions are in place. Please bring your masks and be prepared to wear them.

Open Friday, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Filaskys Produce and Farm Market - Middletown DE

Filasky's Produce and Farm Market - Middletown, DE

The Filasky Family - John and Cindi, along with their three children Julia, John Jr., and Tim - has been growing fresh fruits and vegetables in New Castle County since 1981. All three ch... Read More » 

Hayrides and fall fun kicked off at Filasky's on Sept. 26, 2020, and continue through the end of October.

The festivities run on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. U-Pick pumpkins are available, as well as a soybean maze designed for children and enjoyed by all.

At night, enjoy a hayride through the fields and a bonfire roaring when you return. Use the pavilion for a potluck dinner or cook hot dogs on the grill. Call for availability.

Please remember your mask and follow Covid-19 guidelines posted at the farm.

Milburn Orchards - Elkton MD

Milburn Orchards - Elkton, MD

Family owned and operated since 1902, Milburn Orchards provides your family with high quality farm fresh fruits and vegetables, available in our farm market, U-Pick or wholesale. We offer... Read More » 

The Family Fun weekends are underway at Milburn Orchards as of Sept. 18, 2020, continuing until Nov. 1. The pumpkin patch and all festivities are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last hayride is at 4:30 p.m.) all September long. In October, hours are extended until 5 p.m. (last hayride is at 5:30 p.m.).

In celebration of the fall harvest, the BIG BackYard has a special theme for each weekend, offering families lots of variety and fun activities.

Admission is $8 on Friday and $10 on Saturday and Sunday. Children under 3 are admitted for free. College students and those older than 60 get in for $4 on Friday and $5 on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission includes barnyard buddies, the pumpkin house, the corn maze, boo barn, bale trail (large straw maze), milky sway, cycle circle, ground hog hill, giant sand dig, farmyard playground, tractor tire tower, giant spider web, Johnny Appleseed's chicken coop, and many other family activities.

Due to COVID-19, there are a number of alterations to Milburn’s Family Fun Weekends that help to prioritize your family’s safety. Please read the updates here carefully and call the farm directly for any questions!

Falling Branch Brewery - Street MD

Falling Branch Brewery - Street, MD

Falling Branch Brewery is a small farmhouse brewery dedicated to creating Belgian-style and American ales with eccentric character using ingredients that we grow ourselves and from other ... Read More » 

PumpkinFest is back Saturdays and Sundays, having kicked off Sept. 19, 2020, and concluding on Oct. 31. Once again, this year, admission is free.

Available at the event, which takes place 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, are pumpkin beer, three food trucks each day, live music, U-Pick pumpkin/gourd patch, hayrides, six-acre corn maze, build your own scarecrow, pumpkin painting, farm animals, local craft vendors, beer slushies, and ice cream.

Pumpkin patch, corn maze, bar and Hawks Hill Grill food truck will also be open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from noon to 6 p.m. Face masks must be worn at all times (inside and outside) except when seated to eat/drink.

Kids must be accompanied by their parent at all times. Groups of more than six are not permitted. Social distancing is strongly encouraged—please keep 6 feet apart from others not in your group. Indoor seating is limited to 50 percent capacity. There is plenty of outdoor seating, but the staff recommends bringing a lawn chair on weekends in case.

Lohrs Orchard Production Farm and PIck Your Own - Churchville MD

Lohr's Orchard Production Farm and PIck Your Own - Churchville, MD

A Harford County family tradition since 1928. Located in Harford Cty., Lohr's Orchard is a family owned and operated farm. Come visit us and enjoy family fun, fresh produce, and fresh pre... Read More » 

Pumpkin picking kicked off the last weekend of September and continues until the end of October. Visitors can come during the weekend for hayrides to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard, where they can pick their own selections.

Bring a pull wagon or cart to haul apples and/or pumpkins back to be weighed. You are welcome to borrow one on site; however, there is a limited number of pull wagons available.

Pick your own pumpkins available during the week during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.). Fewer patrons will be allowed on the hayride at once, this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Jones Family Farm - Edgewood MD

Jones Family Farm - Edgewood, MD

For five farming generations, the Jones family has grown fresh produce, plants, and flowers for the greater Baltimore and local surrounding Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil County communitie... Read More »  

Spend a glorious fall day outdoors in beautiful Edgewood and find the perfect pumpkin for every member of the family.

The patch opens for the season on Oct. 3, 2020, and continues through Nov. 1. The farm is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pumpkins are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors.

New this year are weekend hayrides to the U-Pick patch and scavenger hunt corn maze. It is always best to call before venturing out to the farm. The field will be closed during rain.