Fall is coming down hard here in WNY. The switch has flipped. It’s finally time to pull out those warm, cozy flannels (yessssss) and get your fall on. Pumpkin-patching (it’s real) is what we live for this time of year in WNY. We have so many great patches to visit offering so much more than just pumpkins- you’ve got a few weekends left to hit up some of these places:
1. Akron Acres
12607 Stage Road, Akron, NY 14001
This little farm is perfect for a low-key fall afternoon. An admission fee of just $12 will get you a hayride to the patch and of course, a pumpkin! They’ve also got pony rides and a corn maze for the kiddos.
2. Awald Farms – Giant Pumpkin Farm
2195 Shirley Rd, North Collins, NY 14111
They’ve got u-pick pumpkins AND fruit for all those yummy pies you’re planning on baking! They also sell all sorts of homemade jams, maple syrup and local honey to treat your cupboard.
3. Becker Farms
3724 Quaker Rd, Gasport, NY 14067
Much more than just a pumpkin patch, this place has everything that spells fall (and Halloween)– haunted hayrides, u-pick apples, wine and even their own brewing company (amen)– totally worth the drive out there if you ask us!
4. The Great Pumpkin Farm
11199 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031
Voted “Top 10 U.S. Pumpkin Patches” by the Travel Channel, this place is literally a full-blast fall festival 7 days a week for the whole season. There’s really something for everyone here- a 5 acre cornmaze, a zombie paintball train (whatever that means), rides, a brew bar and So. Much. More.
5. Harris Farms
8481 Ridge Rd, Gasport, NY 14067
This small town farm sells a huge selection of in-season produce, all of the super cute fall decorations you need (including multi-colored mums) and most importantly, they’ve got an ice cream stand with allll the Perry’s flavors.
6. Kelkenberg Farm
9270 Wolcott Road
Clarence Center, NY 14032
This little old-fashioned farm in Clarence is picturesque. From sunflower fields to pumpkin patches to farm animals, this place will have you doing WNY fall right. If you’re living for the animals, you’ll def want to go here- they’ve got them ALL out.
4844 Sugartown Road, Great Valley, NY 14741
This place is just a few minutes from Ellicottville, and they’re pretty big on pumpkins (shocking, right?!)– they’ve got a whole 5-acre (!!!) patch. They’ve also got some pretty unique fall activities, including helicopter rides over the patch, an express train ride around the field and gem mining!
8. Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm
6920 Nash Rd, Wheatfield, NY 14120
This place is quite the little gem. Not only do they have all the fall goodies (pumpkins, mums, corn stalks, hay bales, etc.), they’ve got a PETTING ZOO. Don’t act like you’re not excited.