2022 Autumn Activities List

Pumpkin Patches/Fall Festivals

Amber Dale’s Pumpkin Patch – roadside
2307 N College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405 (roadside)
Usually pumpkins arrive in October

Barr Evergreen NC Pumpkin Patch – roadside
2715 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28412
Usually pumpkins arrive in October

Biggers Market – roadside
6250 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28405
6458 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412
Pumpkins arrive September 13, 2023

Carolina Beach Pier (Carolina Beach) – on the beach!
1800 Carolina Beach Ave N
Open daily
Monday – Tuesday 1PM -10PM
Wednesday – Thursday 11AM – 10PM
Friday – Saturday 11AM – 11PM
Sunday 11AM – 10PM
FREE parking at the pier parking lot (access the lot on the small sand driveway behind the pier). Pumpkins, beverages, lunch or dinner and of course the big sand area for your kids to play in.

Carolina Girl Gardens – roadside
7026 Market St, Wilmington, NC 2841
Pumpkins arrive September 15th

Clover Meadows Pumpkins (Burgaw, NC) ~ 40 min drive from Wilmington
2238 Henry Brown Rd, Burgaw, NC
Pumpkins arrive September 24th
Small Family Farm selling fresh eggs and pumpkins

Galloway Farm – Home of Maze Craze (Hallsboro, NC) ~ 45 min drive from Wilmington
372 Artesia Rd, Hallsboro, NC 28442
From September 24 – November 6
13 Acre Maze•3Acre Kid’s Fun Maze• Farm Games Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt • RubberDuck Races • Hop Along Bouncers • Corn Hole • Tractor and Barrel Train Rides • Spookley story maze • The Fairy Tale Trail • Horse Hoops • Picnic area•  Interactive Soybean Display • Corn You Find Scavenger Hunt•Live Animals•Wall Ball Concessions•Photo Ops and more!

Click Here to view the Coupon

Hampstead United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch – roadside
15395 Hwy 17, Hampstead, NC 28443
Opens October 1
During the month of October, stop by to pick out a pumpkin. The Pumpkin Patch is a youth fundraiser ran completely by the youth and adult volunteers. We buy the pumpkins from the Navajo Indians in order to help with the 42% unemployment rate on the Navajo Reservation. Money raised goes to the youth group for conferences, camps and activities.

Hog Wild at Howard Farms (Jacksonville, NC)
165 Rhodestown Rd.
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Open weekends, check website for times
We have a 5-acre corn maze, kiddie maze, barrel train ride, tube slides, corn hut, hayrides, pumpkins, and much more!! General Admission is $10 plus $2 for unlimited Hayrides, Children age 2 and under are free.

Hubb’s Farm – Home of Hubb’s Corn Maze (Clinton, NC) ~ 1 hour 10 min from Wilmington
From September 24 – November 5
10276 N, US-421, Clinton, NC 28328
Corn Maze – Games – Hayride – Animals

Humphrey Farm Pumpkin Patch (Burgaw, NC) ~ 40 min from Wilmington
6611 NC Highway 53 West, Burgaw, NC 28425
Bring your family and friends and hop on Humphrey Farms’ hayride tour of our historic  farm in Pender County. On this informative hayride you have the pleasure of experiencing a working farm including cattle farming, organic agriculture, and sawmilling operations.
While onboard, you will see our cattle and our sweet donkey “Jenny” grazing on some fresh grass. You may even get to see some of the other wildlife that lives on our farm such as wild turkeys taking a stroll, deer, Canadian geese, foxes, rabbits, and squirrels.
You will be traveling along the historic “Old Burgaw Road” that runs through our farm. We will take you by our high tunnel for a peek at what is growing inside. You will then travel to our sawmill where you may get a live sawmill demonstration.
Thereafter we will circle back to the Trading Post where you will hop off and come inside for an ice cream or other refreshment. You may even want to plan your day so you can have a meal onsite at the featured food truck.

Indigo Farms Pumpkin Patch (Calabash, NC) ~ 1 hour 15 min from Wilmington
1542 Hickman Rd NW, Calabash, NC 28467
Opens early October
Pick your own pumpkin at the farm!

Mike’s Farm (Beulaville, NC) ~1 hour from Wilmington
1600 Haw Branch Rd, Beulaville, NC 28518
October 1 – October 31
We offer hayrides around the farm to the pumpkin patch Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-5, Thursday and Friday from 1-8, and Saturday from 10-8. Hayrides run continuously through the day. Cost is $2.00 per person for ages 3 and older with no reservations needed. Pumpkins are $0.69 per pound with a $3.00 minimum. 
Check their website for all other events and tour info.

Pender Pines Garden Center (Hampstead, NC)
20949 U.S.17, Hampstead, NC
Pumpkins, flowers and don’t forget to bring some treats to feed the animals!
Pumpkins arrive September 15

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – roadside
300 Harper Ave., Carolina Beach, NC
Pumpkins arrive – Thursday, Oct. 6
The pumpkin patch will be open 11am – 7pm, Monday through Saturday and 12pm – 7pm on Sundays.

The Flower Lady – roadside
39 Edgewood Ln NE, Winnabow, NC 28479
Mums, Pumpkins, decorations and more!

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church “The Pumpkin Church” – roadside
1401 College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
Usually opens first week in October with pumpkins

Apple Pickin’

Remember, we live on the coast and apples don’t grow well on trees here. So if you are looking to go apple pickin’ this fall, you will have to drive. Here are a few of the closest places.

Blueberry Thrill Farm (Gibsonville, NC) ~ 3 hours from Wilmington
6938 Eaglesfield Rd, Gibsonville, NC 27249
Fall 2022 Season starts Saturday, September 3
Open Saturdays 7:30am-12pm through end of October


Millstone Creek Orchards (Ramseur, NC) ~ 3 hours from Wilmington
506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur, NC 27316

If you are willing to drive far, check out this complete list made by NC Tripping!

All Daytime Activities

All Evening Activities