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Pumpkin Picking in Tolland County

Halloween's just around the corner, time to check out Patch's scoop on local pumpkin patches and farm stands!

Vernon residents ... Are you looking for the perfect pumpkin to carve a Jack O’ Lantern for Halloween or to round out that front porch fall display? From pick-your-own to farm stands that have done the work for you, Patch is here to help you find your perfect pumpkin patch in the region!

Burke Ridge Farms, 95 Wapping Wood Road, Ellington. Pumpkin patch-already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, and school tours. 860-896-0888. Alternate phone: 860-875-0280. Email: Burkeridge354@comcast.net. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until Oct. 31. Click here for a map and directions.

Gardens at Bassetts Bridge Farm, 552 Bassetts Bridge Road, Mansfield Center. Follows organic practices, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hayrides, restrooms, 860-455-0545. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 30th. Pumpkins available through Oct. 30. Hayrides through Oct. 30

Johnny Appleseed's Farm - Rte. 83 & 13 Schoolhouse Road, Ellington. Pumpkins, wagon rides, apples. 860-875-1000. Free tractor rides on weekends. Pick-your-own pumpkins. Fruits and vegetables also available at our stands on Rte 83 in Ellington & Tolland on Route 195, just south of I-84. Along with the hundreds of pumpkins available at our stands, the farm also offers you-pick pumpkins at the patch.

Merrow Corn Maze, 3 Merrow Road, Storrs-Mansfield. Corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides. 860-805-FARM. Email: ckueffner@sbcglobal.net. Click here for a map.

Maynards Farm - 337 Riley Mountain Road, Coventry. Pumpkins. Phone: 860-742-6590, email info@maynardfarmsinc.com . Maynard Farms Florist and Farm Market second location is open year-round on Route 44 in Coventry, call 860-742-0289. Maynard Farms is family-owned and includes a florist and farm market.

Pell Farms, 23 Stafford Road, Somers. Pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours. 860-749-3582. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Updates: Click here for updates.

Mike's Farm Stand, Route 195, Tolland. Phone: 860-429-4563. Pumpkins available starting October 5. No pick your own. 

Rock Maple Farm, 5 Moulton Hill Road. Pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, 860-684-4040. Email: rockmaplefarm1@aol.com  Grows approximately 10 acres of pumpkins and other fall products, such as gourds, Indian corn (regular and mini) corn stalks and winter squash. Visitors to the farm can purchase pumpkins in the sales area. Hayrides are available at the farm year-round, but on Sundays during Pumpkin Days they run continuously from 1-4 p.m. There’s a gift shop, a “Hen House” with “hand made goodies.” The farm is also open for pumpkin sales during. Hayrides are available only by appointment during weekdays.

Rushmore Farm, 128 Shaker Road, Somers. Minimizes pesticides and other chemicals. Pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, farm animals. 860-655-3211. Email: Rushmorefarm@sbcglobal.net. For a map, Open Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. to dark and the last day for the farm stand is Oct. 31.

Scantic Valley Farm, 327 Ninth District Road, Somers. Pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area. 860-749-3286. Email: Scanticvalley@cox.net. Open until Oct. 3, Fridays 3 p.m. to dusk, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to dusk. Open Columbus Day 11 a.m. to dusk. Click here for a map and directions.

Wright's Orchard and Dried Flower Farm, 271 South River Road, Tolland. Pumpkins, mums and dried flowers. 860-872-1665. Open until Dec. 24, Thurs. - Tues., from 1- 5:30 pm. Closed Wednesdays.

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