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Six Fall Picks - Pumpkins Galore!

Six Fall Picks - Pumpkins Galore!

Carter Mountain Orchard

Carter Mountain Orchard is a Charlottesville favorite, just minutes from downtown Charlottesville and offering stunning views of the city.  Enjoy the festivities of the season - fruit picking, pumpkins, hayrides, live music, and family fun events as well as food and drink - apple cider, baked goods, Carter Mountain Wine, Bold Rock Cider on tap, and last but not least..their famous apple cider donuts!

Come wine, dine and have a good time!

Chiles Peach Orchard

Within reach of charming downtown Crozet, pick your own fruit and pumpkins surrounded by beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Make a day of roaming through the seasonal fruit and veggie picking then head on over to the Farmers Market for sweet treats and wine! Check out their festive calendar of events!

Have you tried apple cider donuts?

Liberty Mills Farm

Visit the largest corn maze in America located about 25 miles northeast of Charlottesville, in Somerset VA!  Don’t miss out on seeing this masterpiece in nature, and marvel at the time and effort put into its creation.  And, pick your own pumpkin and check out their farm market while you’re at it!

The Corner Store Garden Center

Take a beautiful fall drive to the Corner Store Garden Center located just north of Charlottesville in Ruckersville, VA.  Shop for pumpkins, fall plants, and decorations, and enjoy fun family events and festivities like pumpkin painting and their Fall Makers Festival featuring live music, food, and local artisans, and make your own flower bouquets!

Blue Ridge Mountain Maze at Blue Toad Hard Cider

Experience fall festivities for the entire family!  Located in Roseland, VA at Blue Toad Hard Cider, they offer an array of fun activities including a 5-acre corn maze, giant slides, apple slingshot, farm animals and pony rides, pumpkins, hot cider, kettle corn, apple cider donuts, fresh squeezed lemonade, country store and a whole lot more.  And the best part, mom and dad can sip on a cider and relax after the kids have had their fun! This is a “must go” if you’ve never been!

Critzer Family Farm

Located in beautiful Afton VA, bring the whole family and enjoy a few hours in the Blue Ridge!  Pick out a pumpkin and have some pumpkin ice cream and cider, then head across the street to Blue Ridge Brewery for dinner and beer!

Pick your pumpkins, apples, and blackberries!