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Pumpkin Patches & Fall Fun in Central PA

October 4, 2011

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Looking for a pumpkin patch, corn maze or a great place to take the family for some Fall fun?  Check out our list of family friendly places to go in the greater Harrisburg area!  Know of a place we're missing?  Send the name to [email protected] so we can get it onto the list.  Enjoy!


Paulus Farm Market- Mechanicsburg

Fun Fort: M-F: 9a-7p, Sat: 9a-7p, Sun: 11a-4p

Fall Fun: Thur & Fri evenings, Sat: 9a-5p, Sun: 11a-4p

  • Fall Fun- Hayride, Corn Maze, Pick your own pumpkins
  • Fun Fort- inside greenhouse, corn & bean play box, slides, hay maze, riding horses, coloring sheets
  • Farm animals to visit & feed 

Paulus Orchard- Dillsburg, Sat: 9a-5p, Sun: 11a-5p,

Flashlight Corn Maze- Fri & Sat: 6:30p-8:30p

  • Wagon ride
  • Pick your own pumpkins & apples
  • Inflatables
  • Corn shed
  • Petal Karts
  • Playground


Ashcombe- Mechanicsburg, M, T, Th, F, Sat- 9a-6p, W- 9a-5p, Sun- 11a-4p

  • Hayrides
  • Pick your own pumpkins
  • Hay world
  • Field games


SKH- Linglestown, Oct. 8th- 10a-3p, Oct. 9th- 11a-3p

FREE Fall Festival Days

  • Pumpkin painting
  • Hayride
  • Games
  • Straw Mound
  • Corn Box
  • & much more


SKH- Mechanicsburg, Oct. 8th- 10a-3p, Oct. 9th- 11a-3p

FREE Fall Festival Days

  • Pumpkin painting
  • Straw maze
  • Tattoos
  • Pumpkin bowling
  • Games
  • & much more


Halloween in Hershey, Starts Oct. 14, Fri: 5p-10p, Sat: 2p-10p, Sun: 2p-10p

  • Hersheypark in the Dark
  • Trick-or-Treat Adventure- kids 12 & under
  • Creatures of the Night in Zoo America

Hayman Farms- Carlisle, Fri & Sat: 10a-6p, Sun: 11a-6p

  • Hayride
  • Pick your own pumpkin
  • Petting zoo
  • Coloring coop
  • Corn Maze
  • Hay Maze
  • Grain Bin


Corn Cob Acres- Mountville, Sat: 10a-5p

  • Family hayride
  • Cow bounce house
  • Corn bin
  • Animal barrel train ride
  • Haystack slide
  • Corn Shock tunnel
  • Cornfield Trail


Halloween at Bass Pro- Harrisburg, Oct. 21-31, Mon-Fri: 5p-8p, Sat & Sun: 11a-5p

  • FREE 4x6 photos
  • Crafts- Fri: 5p-8p, Sat & Sun: 1p-4p, Mon. Oct. 31: 5p-7p
  • Trick or Treat- Fridays & Mon. Oct. 31: 4p-7p
  • Costume Parade- Oct 21 & 28: 6p-7p
  • Marshmallow Roast- Sat & Sun: 1:30p-4:30p


Halloween at Fort Hunter- Harrisburg, Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 6:30p-8:30p

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Spooky stories
  • Hayrides


Strites’ Orchard, Harrisburg, M-F: 8a-6p, Sat: 8a-3p

  • U-Pick pumpkins
  • Corn Maze

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