MOORESVILLE, NC — 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 Mooresville.
Carrigan Farms, LLC
Address: 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville, (704) 664-1450.
Attractions: Says Carrigan Farms, "Come pick your own pumpkin, right off the vine! Carrigan Farms' pumpkin patches are open the entire month of October with shuttles back and forth to the patch every day." Reservations required
Hours: Monday through Friday: 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, and 4:30pm; Saturday and Sunday: Every 20 minutes between 9am and 4pm
Address: 3060 Millbridge Road, China Grove, NC, (704) 857-5242
Attractions: Fall Fun on the Farm Weekends include a bee-themed corn maze, barnyard visits, pumpkin patch and more. Tickets may be purchased here.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Howard Family Farm
Address: 250 Crater Road, Harmony, (704) 539-4994
Attractions: Pick your pumpkin straight from the patch and wander through a corn maze
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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If we missed your favorite pumpkin patch, be sure to share it with readers in the comments section.