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 hop aboard the hayride, go for a train ride, explore the corn maze and pick pumpkins (priced per pound); tickets range from $1.25 to $12 per activity. If you are looking for something spooky, you can also buy tickets to Scary Acres, Confreda Farm’s haunted hayride that runs every weekend; tickets range from $25-$30.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scary Acres: dusk-10 p.m.
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 ($5-$12) you get a free hayride.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also open Columbus Day
Quonset View Farm, 895 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 401-683-1254, facebook.com/QuonsetViewFarm
Grab your pumpkins here, but remember: Quonset also offers fresh flowers at the sunflower stand, gourds and hay.
Hours: Daily 8 a.m. to 6 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 5 p.m.
Spring Hill Sugar House, 5226 Gardner Rd., Richmond, 401-788-7431, facebook.com/Spring-Hill-Sugar-House
Before you pick your pumpkins, take a walk through the corn maze (this year’s theme: prehistoric!). The farm also sells fresh pressed apple cider and maple syrup.
Hours: 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.