Where To Pick Pumpkins in Massachusetts
Jack-o-Lanterns and pumpkin pie, oh my! Whether you’re looking for a quiet farm day, the perfect pumpkin patch family photo op (before you head out, check out these tips to level up your smartphone photography), or the excitement of fall harvest festivals, this roundup of 9 places to pick pumpkins in Massachusetts has you covered.
And once you’ve picked your pumpkins for carving, buy a few extras to cook a fall feast. From chocolate chunk pumpkin bread and roasted pumpkin seed brittle, to pumpkin risotto and turkey pumpkin chili, this Eat Seasonal post offers 12 pumpkin recipes sure to help you savor the season. Then get your Halloween on at one of these 60 Halloween events in Massachusetts. Happy fall!
1. Verrill Farm (Concord)
Verrill Farm offers classic jack-o-lantern pumpkins in the PYO fields, plus a plethora of pumpkins and other fruits and veggies at the Farm Stand
2. Connors Farm (Danvers)
Pick a pumpkin, navigate the corn maze, play pumpkin tetherball, milk a cow, and pet the barnyard animals during a weekend visit to Connors Farm.
3. Hanson’s Farm (Framingham)
Every weekend you’ll find Haunted Hayrides, Corn Maze Adventures, farm animals, fresh flowers, and more at Hanson’s Farm.
4. Pickard Farm (Littleton)
Skip the hoopla and pick pumpkins right from the vine. Pickard Farm does not charge for parking or admission and offers tractor hayrides on the weekend.
5. Boston Hill Farm (North Andover)
Grab a little red wagon to collect PYO pumpkins at Boston Hill Farm.
6. Smolak Farm (North Andover)
At Smolak Farm, find nearly twenty pumpkin varieties for picking, plus hay and corn mazes, kids’ games and activities, opportunities to play with farm animals. Plus, help a fairy complete her magical hayride quest by solving riddles with a mermaid, unicorn, and dragon every weekend this month.
7. Tougas Family Farm (Northborough)
Sweet seasonal treats await at Tougas Family Farm, along perfect PYO jack-o-lantern and specialty pumpkins.
8. Ward’s Berry Farm (Sharon)
With over 30 acres of pumpkin patch and nearly 100,000 pumpkins, it should be easy to find the perfect jack-o-lantern at Ward's Berry Farm.
9. Shelburne Farm (Stow)
Each weekend in October brings PYO pumpkins, hayrides, live music, cider donuts, and more at Shelburne Farm.