There’s always lots for families to do to celebrate the Fall season, and Hampton Roads is full of options. Whether a family is interested in corn mazes, hayrides, inflatables, games, prizes, and face-painting, or simply wants to pick up a few pumpkins during a family outing, there’s something for everyone.
At Mount Trashmore Park, on Saturday, October 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., families will enjoy celebrating Fall with bouncy inflatables, games, characters, prizes, food, and more. There are free character sketches and face-painting available, as well as musical entertainment and a juggling performance by Tim Nolan at 1:00 p.m. More information is available at 757.385.2990. A map is found, here.
Bergey’s Breadbasket, in Chesapeake, offers a Corn Maze through October 30th, with reasonable prices: Adults – $7.00, Ages 4-6 – $4.00, Children 3 and under, free. One adult chaperone per 10 guests in a group receives free entry. Prices include a wagon trip to the maze. The Corn Maze is open Thursdays, 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00-7:00 p.m. for everyone. Group reservations only are available Wednesdays, 4-9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. For information and reservations: 540.578.3770 or 540.546.9225. A map is available, here.
Pumpkins and hayrides
Skipper Farms offers u-pick pumpkins, apples and more. Hayrides are available, starting October 22nd, hours are 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, weather permitting. Tickets are reasonable at $3.00 per person and pumpkins are $0.49 per pound. Group rates include a small pumpkin at no charge with purchase of a group ticket for $5.00 per person. Group reservations are available by phone: 757.368.0355. A map and directions are available, here.
Flanagan Farms offers pumpkins gathered from the field, along with turkeys and pre-picked produce. Crops are usually available from April through December. Flanagan’s is best known for its You-Pick Strawberries early in the summer.
Henley Farms have been providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the Pungo area of Virginia Beach for forty years! You-pick pumpkins and decorative squash are available during October. More information is available by calling 757.426.7501. A map and directions are available, here.
Brookdale Farm & Market offers pumpkins during daylight hours on the “Honor System” at their farm and market, located here. Current information is available by calling 757.721.0558 or emailing.
It’s recommended for families to call ahead, to verify events and available produce.