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Pumpkins, apples, and hayrides, oh my!

Pumpkins, apples, and hayrides, oh my!


Pumpkin patches and apple picking all around Columbus

Looking for the perfect pumpkin to carve a jack-o-lantern? In need of apples for a delicious pie? Looking for a specific color or variety? One of these pumpkin patches or apple picking spots around Central Ohio probably has it. Columbus has plenty of options for fall fun for everyone. 

1. Hendren Farm Market 

Here you will find pumpkins of all sizes (5-pounds to 25-pounds and up) scattered across the patch. If you are looking for something unique, they even include colored pumpkins such as pink, blue, green and white.

2. Branstool Orchards

Two in one – get both your pumpkins and apples in the same place. Open daily with special hours for at-risk shoppers, Branstool Orchards has over 30+ apple varieties to choose from.

3. Lynd Fruit Farm

Not only can you pick from a dozen of apple varieties, but they also have a farm market to shop all kinds of local fruits and vegetables The patch offers both pre-picked and u-pick options. 

4. The Orchard Company

Not only can you get your pumpkins and apples, but you can experience other fall fun activities all in one place. Enjoy a wagon ride, meet some new farm friends at the animal barns, or let your inner child out on the jumping pillow–just be sure to wear your mask.

5. Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm

With approximately 40 acres of pumpkins and gourds, you are sure to find the pumpkin you are searching for. While you are at it, be sure to explore the gift shop and other fall activities this location has to offer. Almost all activities are included in your admission price, with the exception of the giant slingshot and arrowhead hunting. 

6. Freeman’s Farm

Freeman’s Farm awakens to a fall filled with great festivities for its guests. Visitors arriving at the farm will find a world of activities and will delight in the aroma of apple butter a-stirrin’ and kettle corn a-poppin’. I think I can smell it from here.

7. Hidden Creek Farm

When you are done picking out the perfect pumpkin, rest your feet on a hayride, go down their giant slide, or visit with some cute farm animals. This location also has a local shop so you can treat yourself like you deserve, perhaps with a caramel apple? 

*Due to the current COVID-19, activities may be limited and subject to change through the fall season so be sure to check out each location’s health and safety guidelines before you plan your visit. Also, be sure to wear your mask and keep a safe distance from other pumpkin hunters and apple pickers.


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