Full Family Fun: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and More in the High Country

Published Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:50 am
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From the New River Corn Maze

By Emily Willis

Are you in the mood to enjoy fun fall activities? Don’t really know where to start? Look no further – read below about the ample opportunities in the High Country for some good ole fall festivities!

Ashe County Corn Maze

Located just five minutes from downtown West Jefferson, you can find the Ashe County Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch! Hours of operation are Fridays 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 7 p.m through Oct. 31.

The corn maze covers 4 acres and takes thirty minutes to an hour to complete. Aside from the maze, guests have the opportunity to go out into the pumpkin patch and pick their pumpkin right off the vine! There are also gourds and sunflowers in the pumpkin patch.

Other activities offered include:

  • Corn Cannons/Slingshots
  • 10 Knockerballs
  • Live Music every Saturday
  • Pumpkin Bowling
  • Tractor Hay Ride
  • Can Jam
  • Frisby Putt Putt
  • Corn Hole
  • Inflatables
  • Hay Bale Maze/Stack
  • Football, Soccer, Volleyball
  • Marshmallow Roast
  • Face Painting
  • Concession including hotdogs, BBQ, Drinks

Admission to these events are $10 for adults and children, groups of 15 or more are $8 for adults and children, and children 3 and under are free. Bring the whole family or a group of friends for hours of entertainment! With the large variety of activities available on site, you’re sure to fill your day with fun at the Ashe County Corn Maze.

Located at 2152 Beaver Creek School road in West Jefferson. Check out their website or call 1-800-238-8733 for more information. Also, come out again during the Christmas season to Frosty’s Choose and Cut Christmas tree farm!

New River Corn Maze

Located beside the scenic New River, you’ll find more enjoyment at the New River Corn Maze than meets the eye! “Our corn maze offers beautiful mountain scenery, especially in the fall,” says David Tucker, co-owner of the maze. “We have over 100 acres for families to come out and explore.”6691dd7055e7ab87bfac81f91a8d8bac

The corn maze covers about 4 acres and runs along the New River, giving guests the chance to get close to the beautiful scenery of the fall season in the mountains!

Another way to enjoy the fall season is to take a tram ride around the farm. “Our trams make riding more comfortable for our guests,” says Tucker. “Using the trams is better than using hay, because some people are allergic to hay and can’t enjoy the fun.”

What is a corn maze without a pumpkin patch? New River Corn Maze wouldn’t know! They have a pick-your-own pumpkin patch with a variety of pumpkins, both edible and ornamental. They have typical Jack-O-Lantern’s, giant pumpkins, heirloom pumpkins, and Jarrahdale pumpkins for pies!

Hours:

Friday: 10 a.m. to dark

Saturday: 10 a.m. to dark

Sunday: 1 p.m. to dark

Prices:

Corn Maze

  • $7.00 Adults
  • $5.00 Students/Kids
  • Kids age 5 and under FREE

Tram Ride

  • $7.00 Adults
  • $5.00 Students/Kids
  • Kids age 5 and under FREE

Combo Ticket (Maze & Ride)

  • $10.00/person
    • Student/Kid discount does not apply
  • Kids age 5 and under FREE

Pumpkins are priced by size.

Located at 660 Laurel Gap Ridge road in Boone. Check out their website or email newrivercornmaze@gmail.com for more information!

Harvest Farm

Join Harvest Farm for fall activities at their corn maze, pumpkin patch and hayrides! Known for their locally grown and sold products, Harvest Farm’s pumpkins are a real find in the High Country.

The corn maze spans over 7 acres of land, giving guests the opportunity to get lost and make memories with their families that will last forever. Also, if you’re feeling more adventurous, join Harvest Farm at dusk with the Flashlight Maze! Make sure to bring your own flashlight.

The pumpkins that Harvest Farm offer have sturdy stems and great color! They have a wide variety of pumpkins, which include:

  • Jack-O’-Lantern
  • Mini Pumpkins
  • Pie Pumpkins
  • Giant Pumpkins
  • Specialty Pumpkins
  • Winter Squash
  • Ornamental Gourds

Hours:

Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fridays: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Open by appointment all other days. The Flashlight Maze is held every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Ticket sales stop at 9 p.m.

Prices:

Hayride & Maze

  • Ages 13 & up: $12.00
  • Ages 4 – 12: $7.00
  • Ages 3 & under: Free
  • Wolly Wagon: $3 (ages 12 & under)
  • $1 discount for seniors and military

Children 12 & under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Concessions will be offered Thursday through Sunday. Located at 3287 NC 194 in Valle Crucis. For more information, call 828-260-0765 or visit their website!

BOOger Hollar Pumpkin Patch

Located on Deerfield Road near Boone Golf Course, come out to a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. With a wide variety of pumpkin options, there is no doubt you will find the perfect pumpkin for your Halloween needs. They have pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, and are located right in the heart of Boone!

They also have a corn maze and offer hayrides on the weekends for more family fun in the High Country. This is a great farm for smaller children and families!

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Pumpkin launcher at the Greene’s farm

They are open daily, weather permitting, with an attendant on site. Otherwise, everyone is welcomed to stop by, pick out the perfect pumpkin, and pay by the honor system.

Prices:
Corn maze and hayride

  • $5 for adults
  • $3 for children

Greene’s Pumpkin Patch

Another pumpkin patch here in the High Country is Greene’s Pumpkin Patch, located at 6989 Junaluska road in Boone. At this patch, guests  can either pick their own pumpkin right out of the patch or choose a pre-picked pumpkin. Guests pay by the honor system. Also, the Greene’s have a spot on the farm where families can take pictures and beautiful mountain scenery!

Pumpkins and prices:

  • Jack Be Little $2
  • Jack O Lantern $5
  • Jack Be Mammoth $10

Kids will also enjoy the pumpkin launcher set up on the farm. A sling shot is set up where kids can launch pumpkins into the farm’s pond! There are also miniature donkeys behind the blueberry bushes for people to pet and take pictures with.

The farm is open daily, daylight til dark, so be sure to stop by and find the perfect pumpkin! For more information, visit their website or call  828-773-1451.

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Mountain scenery at the Greene’s farm

Be sure to check the Green’s farm out when the Christmas season and springtime roll around! They also have a Choose and Cut tree farm in the winter and a blueberry patch in the spring.

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