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.

 

Courtesy of Quonset View Farm

 

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

 

Salisbury Farm

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.

91-B Brown Ave., Johnston, 401-949-3657, damefarmandorchards.com
Adams Farms
Cumberland’s Adams Farms boasts the largest pumpkin patch in Rhode Island, so there’s no worries about stumbling upon a patchy patch when you visit. The farm also features an animal petting area, multiple mazes, weekend hayrides and more.
Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
495 Sumner Brown Rd.,  Cumberland, 401-714-4425, adamsfarmri.com
Old Stone Orchard 
One thing this spot has going for it that most of the others don’t: view of the farm’s adorable animals as you pick your way through the pumpkin patch.
Hours: Thursday–Sunday,  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
33 Colebrook Rd., Little Compton, 401-635-2663, facebook.com/oldstoneorchard33