It’s October, and you know what that means…time to pick the pumpkins! The Philadelphia Inquirer writer Michelle Reese finds all the best pumpkin picking places.
Start with Abby’s Pumpkins in Perkiomenville. This fun farm offers a pretty wooded area amid rolling hills, where you just might see some wildlife.
There’s a huge pumpkin picking field (there’s no fee to pick, just pay for the actual pumpkins you pick), and you can even see Farmer Martin shoot the pumpkin cannon.
Abby’s Pumpkins is located at 2471 Little Road in Perkiomenville. 610-220-7608.
Select a pumpkin from Merrymead’s corral of many varieties, shapes and sizes. Other highlights include farm animals, a wagon train ride, a cornfield maze, pumpkin painting, and more.
The farm also offers evening hayrides and moonlight maze times. The market has more than 32 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream (including pumpkin) and homemade apple cider doughnuts. Plus, it’s got the area’s biggest pumpkin!
Merrymead Farm is located at 2222 S. Valley Forge Road in Lansdale. 610-584-4410.
Check out the Annual Fall Fest at this fun farm, along with hayrides, a corn maze, pony rides, pumpkin carving contest, an apple slingshot, and of course, pumpkin picking!
Admission and parking are free. Events are individually ticketed.
Northern Star Farm is located at 112 E. Third Avenue in Trappe. 215-859-7302.
Everything that is fall fun is at this farm. Hayrides, pumpkin picking, and a huge five-acre corn maze. The little ones will love all the fall fun they can have. There’s also a sunflower maze for the kids that’s just one acre.
The Olszanowski Farm is located at 315 Pughtown Road in Spring City. 610-506-7851
Read more about these great Montco pumpkin picking spots and other farms in the surrounding area in The Philadelphia Inquirer.