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Best Pumpkin Patches in Connecticut

October 7, 2011 9:00 AM

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By Mary Fischer

October is here, and fall is in full swing! There is no better family activity this month than heading over to a local farm for hayrides, apple cider, and of course, pumpkin picking for Halloween! Check out our picks for the best pumpkin patches in the greater Hartford area.

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Pell Farms
96 Kibbe Grove Rd.
Somers, CT 06071
(860) 749-3582
Open October 1st – October 31st
Hours:10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $4 weekdays, $5 weekends and holidays
Reviews, Directions & More Info:
http://directory.hartford.cbslocal.com/directory/listing/100/1935-Pell-Farms

Pell Farm in Somers is definitely one of the best Connecticut spots for Fall fun. Aside from having hundreds of pumpkins and gourds to pick from, Pell Farm really caters to kids. Children of all ages will love the hay and corn mazes, and also the tractor hayrides through the woods. Pony rides are available for smaller children, and they will also love seeing the other baby animals at the farm. Pell Farm offers games, including a ring toss and football throw, where kids can win prizes to take home from their day of fun!

 Best Pumpkin Patches in Connecticut

Photo Credit: FosterFarm.com

Foster Farm
90 Foster St.
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 648-9366
October Hours: Sun – Thurs.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri and Sat: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: Day hours – Adults $10, Children 5-12 $7, Kids 4 and under – Free
Night hours – Adults $9, Children 5-12 $6, Kids 4 and under – Free
Reviews, Directions & More Info:
http://directory.hartford.cbslocal.com/directory/listing/100/24892-Foster-Family-Farm

Foster Farm in South Windsor is much more than a pumpkin patch! This is one farm that you definitely don’t want to miss this season. Foster Farm really takes corn mazes to a whole new level, offering over four miles of trails to venture through! The theme for this year’s maze is “Egyptian Adventure,” and adults and kids alike will love wandering through the corn together. Aside from the pumpkins, corn maze, and hayrides, children also absolutely love the play area at Foster Farm. With a pedal cart track and wooden pirate ship for kids to climb on, a day spent at Foster Farm is always a hit!

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Brown’s Harvest
60 Rainbow Rd.
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 683-0266
Hours:Daily in October
Admission: Hayrides $4, Corn Maze $3 weekdays, $4 weekends
Reviews, Directions & More Info:
http://directory.hartford.cbslocal.com/directory/listing/100/29051-Browns-Harvest

The Brown Farm has been a staple in Windsor since the 1800s! Many families make a pumpkin- picking trip to Brown’s Harvest a yearly tradition. Families love the hayrides and corn maze, which is geared for children under age eight.  Brown’s Farm also offers face painting and pumpkin painting. No trip to Brown’s is complete without enjoying one of their homemade apple cider donuts, so don’t miss grabbing one before you take your pumpkins home!

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Rose’s Berry Farm
295 Matson Hill Rd.
South Glastonbury, CT 06073
(860) 633-7467
Hours:October Hours TBA
Admission: $6, children under 3 – free
Reviews, Directions & More Info:
http://directory.hartford.cbslocal.com/directory/listing/100/24786-Roses-Berry-Farm-Llc

Rose’s Berry Farm in Glastonbury is the perfect spot for pumpkin picking before Halloween! If you are really in the mood for a nice day outside, then head to Rose’s on a Sunday, when they offer live music from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Other activities at Rose’s include face painting, a live scarecrow, a children’s play area, and a corn maze. Another thing that sets Rose’s apart from other farms is the private hayrides at night for parties of 25 or more. They provide cider, a bonfire, and marshmallows for an evening of fall fun with your favorite group!

Mary Fischer lives in Ellington, CT with her 5-year old son and husband of almost 8 years. She is the owner and author of a popular parenting blog, called The Mommyologist, where she features articles all about the changes in life that go along with being a parent.

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