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Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins

Photo of Virginia pumpkins.Virginia pumpkins come in a variety of shapes and colors, from the traditional orange jack-o-lantern to white, blue, green, peachy-tan and striped varieties. Many growers also offer gourds, straw, corn fodder, Indian corn and mini pumpkins, as well as baked goods and prepared foods. Many Virginia farms offer something even more exciting along with pumpkins: a day on the farm where you can pick a pumpkin, take a hayride, navigate through the corn maze, pet the farm animals, ride a pony or launch a pumpkin from the cannon or catapult.

Virginia Grown Coloring Sheet

Resources for Festivals, Events, Pick-Your-Own Farms and Other Pumpkin-related Fun

Pumpkin Festivals and Other Fall Festivals

Virginia Grown – enter “pumpkins” in search bar to find pick-your-own farms and other places to buy Virginia pumpkins

Food Festivals – a year-long calendar of food festivals

Virginia Pumpkin Growers Association

October in Virginia
Fall is the perfect season in Virginia ... GREAT weather, beautiful scenery, and so much to do! For lovers of wine, October is Virginia Wine Month. Families and couples alike will want to make plans to take in a weekend festival or two. And don't forget Oktoberfest and Halloween!

Additional Resources

Halloween Recipes

Virginia Produce Availability Chart - This chart shows approximate harvest periods. Harvest may vary by region and weather conditions.

Map of Virginia - This state of Virginia map shows county outlines and their names.

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