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Hampton Roads Guide to Pumpkin Patches and Pumpkin Decor

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

772 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457

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

4500 Block of White Marsh Rd, Suffolk VA

Features kids activities and u-pick pumpkins.

Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach

2388 London Bridge Road, Virginia Beach VA

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

2928 S Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

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:

  1. Cut a hole in the pumpkin

  2. Hollow out the pumpkin by scooping out the flesh, pulp, seeds with a plastic scraper

  3. Transfer your design with a pen, sharpie or stencil

  4. Carve out the features carefully

  5. Light your pumpkin with a candle or battery powered light

  6. Enjoy for 5-10 days depending on the pumpkin