Last Updated on April 25, 2023
The woods and farmlands of the Carolinas are already the perfect setting for a farm getaway, but when you add the attractions of fall, things get even better.
These include everything from you-pick pumpkin patches and wagon rides to corn mazes and even apple cider slushies.
We rounded up five local farms and markets in and around Charlotte where you can join in the fun.
From pumpkin lots in the heart of town to secluded family farms just a few minutes out, we think there’s a spot on this list that could become your new favorite family tradition!
Indian Trail, North Carolina
Open from late-September through early-November, this Indian Trail corn maze is themed each year. Complete with a 7-acre corn maze and farm activities, Country Days is a must do! At the General Store, you can shop novelty souvenirs, candies, t-shirts, homemade jams, pumpkins and more.
Monroe, North Carolina
Featuring a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin bowling, animal barn and even a play area for kids, Aw Shucks is a great fall destination for families. No advance reservations are needed and the farm is open Friday-Sunday from September through November.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Operating from mid-September through Halloween each year, Hall Family Farm is a family-run farm that has been operating in Charlotte for more than 70 years.
Offering fresh strawberries in the spring and a variety of pumpkins in the fall, it’s the perfect place to celebrate each season. While you’re visiting, be sure to hop on a hayride and eat a fresh donut, too!
Weddington, North Carolina
Nestled in beautiful Weddington, North Carolina, Hunter Farm offers a real fall, farm getaway every year. Their Fall Pumpkin Patch offers you-pick pumpkins, of course, in addition to wagon rides, trips to the milk barn and the petting barn. You do need reservations for the wagon rides.
The farm is open 6 days a week (closed on Monday), starting late September until mid November. A 3 to 5 lb. pumpkin is included in your $10 admission price.
Huntersville, North Carolina
Operating every weekend from mid-September through early-November, the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze is a must-visit seasonal destination.
The giant seven-acre corn maze features more than two miles of interconnecting paths and is one of the largest in the Southeast! Additional fun on all 265 acres includes hayrides around the farm, corn-hole games, mini-mazes, picnic areas, hiking trails, and a pumpkin patch during the month of October. You must pre-purchase tickets to the maze in advance.
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