FALLS CHURCH, VA — Along with crisp air and turning leaves, a fall tradition for many families is a visit to a local pumpkin patch. And while the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has caused some of the region’s pumpkin patches to modify how they operate, quite a few will be open this fall. We have hours, attractions and activities as the pumpkin-picking season ramps up.
In many cases, coronavirus precautions have merely changed — not shut down — area pumpkin patches and their entertainment options. Below is a list of some of our favorite pumpkin patches near Falls Church. If we missed your favorite pumpkin patch, be sure to share it with readers in the comment section.
Meadows Farms Nurseries, 6461 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church VA
Hours: Pumpkins and other fall items for sale, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday
DePaul's Urban Farm, 2599 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, VA
Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reston Farms Garden Market Fall Fest, 10800 Baron Cameron Avenue, Reston, VA
Hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 25 to Nov. 1, timed tickets at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Krop's Crops, 11110 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA
Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in shop; walk-in hayrides to pumpkin patch weekends in October from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cox Farms, 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA 20120
Hours: Fall festival is canceled this year. A drive-thru market is open from Sept. 25 to Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 1 to 2 from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sales are online only.
Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill Pumpkin Patch, 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA
Hours: Oct. 4 to 31, weekdays noon to 6 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Burke Nursery's Pumpkin Playground, 9401 Burke Road, Burke, VA
Hours: Pumpkin patch and Halloween-themed backdrops for photos, Oct. 1 to 31, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday
Whitehall Farms Fall Open House, 12523 Popes Head Road, Clifton, VA
Hours: The fall festival is canceled, but the farm is hosting an open house with advance tickets. Weekends from Oct. 3 to Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.