Published on October 10, 2017 • Filed Under: Home Living
Hampton Roads guide to pumpkin patches and pumpkin decor
It’s that time of year again—time for pumpkins!
And not just pumpkins, but pumpkin patches, carvings, decorations and more. We at Terry Peterson Residential love seeing all of the festive and creative ways to bring the family together this time of year through such a simple thing as pumpkins!
We’ve put together a fun guide to local pumpkin patches as well as some of our favorite decorating tips.
While purchasing your pumpkin at a pumpkin patch may cost you a little extra, the experience is invaluable. If you’re game, our local farms feature hayrides, delicious apple cider and other fun games that make it all worthwhile. Alternatively, if the pumpkin patch isn’t for you and you’re looking for a bargain pumpkin experience, by all means check out the selection at your local grocery.
Local pumpkin patches we love:
Cullipher Berry and Pumpkin Patch in Virginia Beach
Features sunflower maze, cotton maze, corn maze, wagon rides, kids play area and of course—plenty of pumpkins to choose from.
H&H Pumpkins in Suffolk
Features kids activities and u-pick pumpkins.
Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach
Activities include a petting farm, hayrides, carnival rides, giant haystack, pony rides and more.
Norfolk Farm Market
1620 E. Little Creek Rd (Behind McDonald's), Norfolk VA
Features pumpkins, pumpkin carving kits, kids activities and hayrides
Skippers Farms in Virginia Beach
3640 Dam Neck Rd. At the intersection of Princess Anne Rd. and Dam Neck Rd
Features over 3,000 carving pumpkins and seasonal produce
Hickory Ridge Farm in Chesapeake
Features pumpkin patch, playhouses, sand piles, farm animals, maze, hay bales, face painting and more!
Once you’ve found your perfect pumpkin, it’s time to decorate!
Below are some of our favorite pumpkin designs:
Tip; You can check out and print your own free stencils here from Better Homes and Gardens.
Here is an easy guide to carving your pumpkin:
Cut a hole in the pumpkin
Hollow out the pumpkin by scooping out the flesh, pulp, seeds with a plastic scraper
Transfer your design with a pen, sharpie or stencil
Carve out the features carefully
Light your pumpkin with a candle or battery powered light
Enjoy for 5-10 days depending on the pumpkin