The Best Places for Pumpkin Picking in Rhode Island
Want a pastoral place to pick your pumpkin? Check out these local farms.
Editor’s Note: This post was updated from an earlier version.
Confreda Greenhouses and Farm, 2150 Scituate Ave., Cranston, 401-827-5000, confredafarms.com
This farm has Fall Fest where families can purchase tickets for $10 to spend two hours on the farm riding the hayride, exploring the corn maze and picking pumpkins for an additional cost. If you are looking for something spooky you can also buy tickets to Scary Acres, Confreda Farm’s haunted hayride that runs every weekend until Oct. 30 opening at dusk and closing at 10 p.m. (Space is limited this year due to COVID-19, so get your tickets early!)
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Opening day is September 19)
Cucumber Hill Farm, 39 Cucumber Hill Rd., Foster, 401-397-7500, cucumberhillfarm.com
Cucumber Hill offers a variety of activities for families including a corn maze, hayrides, pony rides and the flashlight maze. These activities do have additional costs, but if you buy a ticket to the corn maze you get a free hayride.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Manfredi Farms, 59 Dunns Corners Bradford Rd., Westerly, 401-322-0027, manfredifarms.com
In addition to pumpkins, this farm has a petting zoo and sells produce right from the farm. You can also go sunflower picking for $10 and you can pick as many as you can carry from the sunflower field (while they last).
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Quonset View Farm, 895 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 401-683-1254, facebook.com/QuonsetViewFarm
Quonset also offers potato picking and they sell fresh flowers at the sunflower stand.
Hours: Daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Salisbury Farm, 11 Peck Hill Rd., Johnston, 401-942-9741, salisburyfarm.com
This farm has a store where you can purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables and jellies and jams as well as honey. Pick a pumpkin, then visit the pick-your-own sunflower field.
Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spring Hill Sugar House, 5226 Gardner Rd., Richmond, 401-788-7431, farmfresh.org/food/farm.php?farm=2005
Before you pick your pumpkins, take a walk through the corn maze, which has been altered to ensure families can enjoy it while maintaining social distance. They also sell fresh pressed apple cider and maple syrup.
Hours: Monday to Friday noon to 5 p.m.; weekends and holidays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchells Ln., Middletown, 401-847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com
In addition to pumpkins, Sweet Berry Farm offers apple picking and flower picking. The farm market sells a variety of fresh products and if you get hungry, you can purchase food and desserts from the farm cafe.
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.