Socially Distanced Pumpkin Picking

As we enter the peak weeks of autumn, everyone is daydreaming about festive and safe ways to keep busy. Although pumpkin picking may be a little different this fall, farms and pumpkin patches around the state are making changes to ensure that your family can find the perfect pumpkin while practicing social distancing. 

Orr’s Farm Market

Complete with a corn maze and barnyard animals, Orr’s Farm Market is ready to welcome guests for the 2020 season. When planning your visit, be sure to make an online reservation in advance this year and bring along your mask. Family photo-ops and fall memories are in no shortage at Orr’s Farm Market.

Gritt’s Farm

Gritt’s Farm, a 300-acre farm located in Putnam County, is a must-visit when looking for socially-distanced family fun. Open every Thursday and Friday, Gritt’s Farm offers a pumpkin patch, train rides, corn maze, wagon rides and more. To ensure the safety of its guests, the farm has increased hand sanitizer stations, implemented employee health screenings, and is encouraging contactless payment methods.

Okes Family Farm

Feeling like all of that pumpkin picking might work up an appetite? Okes Family Farm, located in Raleigh County offers snacks and refreshments to help you refuel. Further, with hand sanitizer stations available and limited capacity in wagons, Okes is committed to safety and seasonal fun.

Old McDonald’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

Search for the perfect pumpkin at Old McDonald’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze in Berkeley County. Open every Friday in October, this seventh generation farm offers 175 acres of stunning countryside and many pumpkin picking options. At this time, hayrides will be running at 50% capacity and the classic “maze game” will be virtual, along with other precautions.

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Traveler Tip: Travelers visiting West Virginia are encouraged to check the status of individual businesses before taking a trip. A statewide indoor face covering requirement remains in effect, and visitors are encouraged to maintain a safe social distance when traveling the state. 

This post was last updated on October 16, 2020