There's no better (and really no other) time to pick out pumpkins than when the leaves start to change and frost bites into the air. Our suggestion, once the temperatures begin to dip: spend a fall day outside—find the perfect jack-o-lantern, get lost in a corn maze, snack on a cider donut, or gather apples from a nearby orchard. These pumpkin farms provide enough activities, most family friendly (aside from the occasional adults-only haunted attraction), to keep you busy, active, and well-fed all day. Whether you're looking to stock up on decorative gourds or provide the kids with a fun-filled and fall-themed day, we've got you covered.
Come prepared: bring shoes and pants you can get dirty. And don't forget to layer your outfit—both for comfort and for all the options you'll have posing in front of these extremely picturesque and autumnal backdrops.
Whether you seek out an activity-filled farm, a striking nighttime display, a city-wide festival, or a thrilling pumpkin-themed contest, there's something here for everyone.