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Best Pumpkin Patches!

October 3, 2011 6:00 AM

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October is the month for Halloween! When it comes to the festive holiday, pumpkins take center stage! So where do you go for the best in pumpkin picking? Here are a few places we think provide “orange pearls of perfection”!

Carrigan Farms

At Carrigan Farms, tens of thousands of pumpkins are grown every year! The festive hayrides include trips to the pumpkin patch and there you find a seemingly endless plethora of pumpkins! Pumpkins range in size from 2-20 pounds so even the most pickiest of pumpkin pickers can find the perfect orange pearl! In addition to the pumpkin patch, the farm market offers the freshest in home grown goods and foods! Fresh apples, apple cider, corn stalks and other items are available for purchase! So for a great pumpkin pickin’ time, consider Carrigan Farms!


1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy
(Intersection of 150 & 152)
1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy.
Mooresville, NC 28115




Days and times for pumpkin patch hayrides are:
Saturday’s in October: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday’s in October: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Visit the Carrigan Farms website and plan your visit today!

Hodges Farm

The the “good old-fashioned” outdoors await you at Hodges Farm! The farm boasts 180+ acres of natural good green goodness! Not only can you pick your own pumpkin but join friends and family on a hay ride, take part in fun at the corn maze, pet the fun and friendly barn animals and simply just have a wonderful time with your group with serene county settings as the backdrop! The farm also features riding lessons, parties for large groups and summer camps! So if it is an all around great time picking a pumpkin or great day in the country you need, visit the Hodges Farm for that perfect day outdoors!


3900 Rocky River Road
Charlotte, NC 28215


(704) 494-0107


Hodges Farm is open everyday in October
Monday through Sunday 9:00 till Dark!

Plan a visit to Hodges Farm with friends and family today!

Aw Shucks

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By: Ann Johansson/ Getty Images News

Aw Shucks offers premiere outdoor activities that help you to celebrate autumn in all of its glory! While it remains a treasured destination, Aw Shucks provides activities and fun for all ages! The pumpkin patch is a huge draw as well as hay rides, the live animal displays and the Old Rail Car from the 1800s. Live music is also featured at Aw Shucks! And if you need a fun and festive place for that reunion, wedding or party, consider Aw Shucks! They have the staff, acreage and supplies you need to make it a memorable event!


3718 Plyler Mill Road
Monroe, NC 28112


(704) 709-7000


September 16th – November 20th, 2011
Fridays: 6pm – 10pm (11pm on Haunted Trail nights)
Saturdays: 11am – 10pm (11pm on Haunted Trail nights)
Sundays: 1pm – 6pm

Plan a visit to Aw Shucks today!

Cicely C. Mitchell

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