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.
Pumpkin picking season is finally upon us. If you’re in search for the Great Pumpkin, head out to any one of these local farms.
Confreda Greenhouses and Farm
This farm has Fall Fest where families can hop aboard the hayride, go for a train ride, explore the corn maze and pick pumpkins (priced per pound). Sugar pumpkins are also available (priced per each), along with heirloom gourds in the farm’s garden center.
PYO Pumpkin Hours: Saturdays and Sundays (and Columbus Day) through October 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2150 Scituate Ave., Cranston, 401-827-5000, confredafarms.com
Cucumber Hill Farm
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 ($5-$12) you get a free hayride. Pick-you-own pumpkins are priced at 75 cents per pound. Pre-picked pumpkins are also available at the barn.
Hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also open Columbus Day.
39 Cucumber Hill Rd., Foster, 401-397-7500, cucumberhillfarm.com
Quonset View Farm
You can grab your perfect pumpkins here, but remember: Quonset also offers fresh flowers at the sunflower stand, gourds and hay. Also note: Quonset View is also a cash-only facility, so be sure to hit the ATM on your way.
PYO Pumpkin Hours: Starting September 24th, open Monday–Friday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
895 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 401-683-1254, facebook.com/QuonsetViewFarm
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 raspberries field, followed by a trip through the corn maze (this year’s maze theme celebrates the farm’s twentieth-anniversary).
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (note: fields close at 4:30 p.m.).; Saturdays and Sundays (plus Columbus Day), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
11 Peck Hill Rd., Johnston, 401-942-9741, salisburyfarm.com
Spring Hill Sugar House
Before you pick your pumpkins (which they have plenty of!), take a walk through the corn maze. The farm also sells fresh pressed apple cider, maple syrup and gourds for all your fall decorating needs.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (note: fields close at 4:30 p.m.)
5226 Gardner Rd., Richmond, 401-788-7431, facebook.com/Spring-Hill-Sugar-House
Sweet Berry Farm
In addition to pumpkins, Sweet Berry Farm offers pick0-your-own apples and flowers. 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: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
915 Mitchells Ln., Middletown, 401-847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com
Dame Farm and Orchard
Dame Farm has a great selection for a variety of price points: $24 for extra large carving pumpkins, $14 for large orange carving pumpkins, $10 for medium pumpkins, and $3.75 for sugar sized pumpkins. Also available are a number of winter squash and gourds, which can be packaged with your picked pumpkins for a Bushel Basket deal. Looking for even more fall decor? Color up your yard with Dame’s Hardy Mums.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sundays.