8 Super Fun Pumpkin Patches to Visit in WNY

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Fall is right around the corner and it won’t be long before the switch is flipped and it’s 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:

Friendly reminder to please continue to follow proper social distancing guidelines, wear a mask when social distancing isn’t possible, and make sure to check in with any and all businesses before visiting to learn about their new hours, service adjustments, and up-to-date health and safety protocols.

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1. Akron Acres

12607 Stage Road, Akron, NY 14001

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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.

2020 Update: Opening day will be Friday, September 18th and the fun will continue weekends and weekdays until Halloween!

 

2. Awald Farms – Giant Pumpkin Farm

2195 Shirley Rd, North Collins, NY 14111

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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.

2020 Update: Opening mid to late September

 

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3. Becker Farms

3724 Quaker Rd, Gasport, NY 14067

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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!

2020 Update: Now Open

 

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4. The Great Pumpkin Farm

11199 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031

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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.

2020 Update: Opening Day is Sept 19

 

5. Harris Farms

8481 Ridge Rd, Gasport, NY 14067

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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.

2020 Update: Now open

 

6. Kelkenberg Farm

9270 Wolcott Road
Clarence Center, NY 14032

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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.

2020 Update: Opening Date is Sept 18, tickets now available

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7. Pumpkinville

4844 Sugartown Road, Great Valley, NY 14741

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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!

2020 Update: Opening Date Sept 12

 

8. Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm

6920 Nash Rd, Wheatfield, NY 14120

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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.

2020 Update: Opening Date Sept 18

 

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