Address: 2 Compton Dr., Asheville, NC, 28806.
Dates: September 5-October 26, 2014
Hours: Thursday (9 am-4 pm), Friday (10 am-8 pm), Saturday (10 am-8 pm), Sunday (10 am-8 pm) Closed Monday-Wednesday
Cost: $9 for adults 12 and over, $6 for children ages 4-11, Children 3 and under may enter free of charge, group admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children; a group is considered 20 or more. Groups must pay as a group.
Summary: 12 acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, storybook trails, spider web climb, corn box, giant tube slides, and more. All proceeds go to Eliada Children’s Home.
Address: 57 Sugar Hollow Rd., Fairview, NC, 28730
Dates: August 30-November 2, 2014
Hours: Open seven days a week from 9 am-6 pm
Cost: $7/person, 2 and under free, $1 off weekdays, group rate (15 or more) is $6/person
Summary: Corn maze, farm animals, culvert slides, pumpkin patch, apple picking, hay rides/kiddie cart ($3), horse rides ($7), and more.
Address: 75 Gashes Creek Rd.
Dates: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Hours: 10 am-4 pm
Cost: Adults ($8), youth ($4), seniors ($7), 2 and under are free. ‘Friends of the Nature Center’ are free.
Summary: This is the 38th year of this fun-filled family event. Games, pumpkin painting, arts and crafts, educational animal programs, live music, local food vendors, clogging teams, and a wide variety of exciting wildlife. Raffle with the opportunity to win great items, including a package from Diamond Brand Outdoors.
Address: 4168 Pisgah Dr., Canton, NC 28716
Dates: September 20-November 1, 2014
Hours: Wednesday-Friday (4 pm-9 pm)/Saturday-Sunday (1 pm-9 pm)
Cost: $8/person, 3 and under free
Summary: Corn maze, mini-mazes, haunted mazes, pumpkin patch, corn box, camp fires, hay rides ($2). Check or cash only.
Address: 1605 Everett Rd. Pisgah Forest, NC
Dates: Open all throughout the fall season
Hours: Website states: “Go when you want to / self-serve/ honor system.”
Cost: $7 (13 and up), $5 (children 6-12), 5 and under are free
Summary: This place sounds really cool. It’s a traditional corn maze (6 acres). Website provides this information, “Instructions are posted at the gate which send you into the field to where a school bus is parked. Further instructions are posted there along with clue cards which help navigate the maze, a few rules, admission prices and where to place the admission. Trails are marked out front of the bus,with the 1st trail being the shortest. They both begin and end at the same point.”
Address: 566 South Haywood St., Waynesville, NC, 28786
Dates: Throughout the entire fall season (basically until all pumpkins are sold)
Hours: Someone is typically there to sell from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Cost: $.50 on up (depending on the size of the pumpkin
Summary: This pumpkin patch, located in downtown Waynesville, is a fun event for the entire town. 3,000 pumpkins were delivered for the 13th year of this small town event.
Address: 133 Old Clyde Rd, Waynesville, NC, 28785
Dates: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hours: 4 pm-7 pm
Cost: Admission is one bag of individually wrapped candy and one canned food item per family member
Summary: Come join folks of all ages for trunk or treating, hay rides, alpaca petting, a s’more station, games, food trucks, and more.
Address: Canton Armory, 71 Penland St., Canton, NC, 28716
Dates: Sunday, October 27, 2014
Hours: 4-7 pm
Cost: Free event
Summary: Fun family-focused event that will include inflatables, games, hay rides, free food, music, and a cake walk. Costumes are encouraged.
Address: 187 Garren Rd., Hendersonville, NC, 28792
Dates: Throughout the fall season
Hours: 8:30 am-6 pm daily
Cost: Various prices depending on size of pumpkin or amount of apples
Summary: U-pick pumpkins and apples. On Saturdays in October, two beautiful draft horses will be offering hay rides.
Address: 2951 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC, 28792
Dates: August through November
Hours: 9 am-7 pm daily
Cost: Various costs depending on what you buy
Summary: 5 acre corn maze, cow train rides, apples, pumpkins, family photo stations, goats, and more. My friend, Jaime, blogged about her family’s experience at Grandad’s. Sounds fun!
Address: 3403 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC, 28731
Dates: August 1-December 15, 2014
Hours: 9 am-6 pm daily
Cost: various costs depending on what you buy
Summary: Panoramic mountain views, orchard ponds with ducks and geese, ‘barnyard’ area with sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys and more, a bamboo forest to explore, picnic areas and, of course, a mountaintop of fragrant apple and fruit trees, pumpkins, and festive atmosphere.
Address: 1136 Browning View Rd., Morganton, NC, 28655
Dates: October 1-31, 2014
Hours: Wed-Sat 12 noon-dusk
Cost: $5/person, 2 and under are free
Summary: Hay rides, farm animals, playground, corn hole, hay maze, pumpkins, and fall crafts.
Address: 226 Everett St., Bryson City, NC, 28713
Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sundays in October
Hours: Departs Fridays at 3:30, departs Saturdays at 12 pm and 3:30, departs Sundays at 12 pm and 3:30
Cost: Coach Class adult tickets are $55, $31 for children (ages 2-12) and infants ride complimentary in Coach Class seating. Crown Class adult tickets are $67, $38 for children (ages 2-12) and $10 for infants.
Comment and let me know any that I have missed so I can update the list. Happy fall!