Fall Fun in Virginia’s Great Southwest
Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hayrides & More
Fall has finally arrived! And with it, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, grape-picking, and all your seasonal fun is ramping up in Virginia’s Great Southwest! Throughout the region, you can find all your favorite fall activities – whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin to carve, eager to take on the challenge of a corn maze, or yearning to take a nostalgic hayride around the farm. Come find your autumnal joy before it’s gone!
Arrow B Ranch
Location: 2585 Flanary Bridge, Road, Jonesville, VA
Dates: September 10 – October 30
If you’re a farm animal lover, Arrow B Ranch is the place to be. This year, meet the ranch’s newest resident – Poncho the miniature donkey! With a kids play area, two 100-foot and one 75-foot slides, putt-putt, a barrel train, a duck race game, a corn cob bounce pad, giant tic tac toe, giant checkers, corn hole, and live music every Saturday, you won’t run out of things to do. Plus, enjoy hayrides to and from the corn maze and pumpkin patch. And if you’re looking for a challenge, hit up the corn maze after dark. Every Saturday in October, check out the Haunted Corn Maze.
Gent Farm’s Corn Maze
Location: 107 Chafin Hollow, Castlewood, VA
Dates: September 16 – October 30
Southwest Virginia’s newest corn maze is located at Gent’s Farm. In addition to the maze with its rooster, cow and pig theme, Gent Farm’s Corn Maze features locally grown pumpkins from Amy Byington of Lee County and mums from Kimberly’s Greenhouse of Tazewell County, small animals to feed, a corn pit, and pipe slides.
Historic Crab Orchard Corn Maze & Pisgah Pumpkin Patch
Dates: September 16 – October 30
Designed with the cultural history and heritage of Southwestern Virginia in mind, the Historic Crab Orchard Corn Maze features a “Bee Amazed” theme this year. Hankering for a more difficult challenge? Arm yourself with a flashlight and try your hand at navigating the maze in the dark on Friday and Saturday nights. Take a ride on the hay wagon or enter the Punkin’ Chunkin’ contest and win a prize for hitting the target with the Crab Orchard’s pumpkin catapult. Pumpkins, gourds, and other fall décor are also available for purchase, as well as concessions.
Kim’s Crazy Corn Maze
Location: Walnut Tree Farm – Highway 58, Castlewood, VA
Dates: October 1 – October 31
Located on Walnut Tree Farms – a Virginia Century Farm owned and operated by the Banner Family for some 200 years, Kim’s Crazy Corn Maze was the first in Russell County. With four acres of crazy curves and added riddles to extend the labyrinth of fun, the maze has an exit like no other – a tube slide that’s fun for all ages. But the fall fun doesn’t end there. There’s a corn box, a hillbilly trampoline, peddle toys, tether ball, a lasso the bull game, face cutouts, a hay climb, corn hole, volleyball, and the limbo, too! Plus, roast marshmallows and make s’mores by campfire on Friday and Saturday nights.
Location: 1264 Gillenwater Chapel Road, Nickelsville, VA
Dates: September 3 – October 31
There’s a wealth of fall fun to be had at Pungo Farms this year. Find your way through the corn maze. Have some farm critters eating out of your hand at the goat feeding station. Snap selfies at any one of their fall farm photo ops. Or peruse the pumpkins, mums, and fall décor to find the perfect accents for your home. Plus, make a special note to visit Pungo Farms on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for their Fall Festival. Featuring an apple butter stirring, live music throughout the day, farm animals, face painting, games, and door prizes, the event will additionally host special guest vendors Nash Creamery, Across the River Customs, Copper Creek Macrame, Copper Creek Metal Works, and River Hippie Soap Co.
Location: Christie Street, Pounding Mill, VA
Dates: September 16 – October 31
With a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn mazes, and more, there’s something for everyone at The Farm at Pounding Mill. Located in a quiet valley with tree-covered mountains in the distance, the Farm offers the idyllic setting for down-on-the-farm family fun. A petting zoo hosts the widest variety of animals in the region, including rabbits, chickens, turkeys, baby calves, goats, sheep, guinea hens, and a pig. Two corn mazes provide the combination of both a challenge and an adventure for both young and young-at-heart. For younger explorers, The Farm features an easy, 15-minute maze with lots of winding paths and no wrong turns. Then, there’s the more challenging maze for experienced adventurers only. Then, take a break from the fun with a hayride. Bring a blanket and cozy up for an enchanting hourlong ride through the vibrant fall foliage of deep Southwestern Virginia.
Location: 10439 N Reservoir Rd, Wise, VA
Dates: September 7 – TBA
Looking for a new fall favorite? Try grape- and apple-picking at MountainRose Vineyards! Pack up the family, load up your own buckets and shears, and make a different kind of fall memory this year. With rows and rows of vines scattered across the hillsides, MountainRose provides an idyllic backdrop you won’t want to miss during peak season. Enjoy a wine tasting or pick up MountainRose’s signature Bear Creek hard cider.
Location: 2313 East Main Street, Lebanon, VA
Dates: September 19 – TBA
The delicious grapes at Vincent’s Vineyards are ready for the picking. Bring your own buckets and cutting tools and explore the different varieties. Make jelly-making a family affair from the very start – the harvest! Vincent’s Concord grapes are delectably sweet and sure to make your fruity spread a family favorite. And for those interested in making their own homemade wine, check out the Steuben and Chardonel grapes.