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Instagrammable Connecticut: Pumpkin Patches

You can find pumpkins nearly anywhere this time of year. But if you’re looking for a truly authentic, pumpkin picking experience – visit one of Connecticut’s picturesque farms and pumpkin patches. These destinations not only offer all kinds of pumpkins and a safe activity for families, but also unique backdrops for your next #fall instagram photo. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures. Check back often for new topics. Or if you have some photos to share, tag them with #CTvisit! 


The Pickin’ Patch in Avon


From pumpkins and apple fritters to hayrides and a farm stand, visitors can find all kinds of fall favorites at The Pickin’ Patch.

Lyman Orchards in Middlefield


With nearly 100 varieties of fruits, Lyman Orchards is not only a great pick-your-own destination, but it’s also noted for their challenging corn maze and delicious cider donuts.

"We loved pumpkin picking at Lyman Orchards - we head over there every year. There is always an abundance of pumpkins, in various shapes and colors and sizes. Also, the staff is always very helpful and knowledgeable." - Aurora A

Pumpkintown U.S.A in East Hampton


Discover Pumpkintown U.S.A, an old-fashioned village comprised of over 70 pumkinheaded people in various settings including a post office, saloon, a country store and more.

“We first visited Pumpkintown in October of 2020 because it was the perfect family-friendly/social-distanced activity. It was so fun and uplifting (and well priced for a family of 6) and now we go every year!” – Laura D.

Whittle’s Willow Spring Farm in Mystic


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There’s no shortage of pumpkins at Whittle’s Willow Spring Farm. The farm stretches across 15 acres and plants over 20,000 pumpkin seeds each season.

“We love visiting Whittle’s Willow Spring Farm for apple picking, fresh produce and the pumpkin patch!” – @ThisIsMystic

Silverman’s Farm in Easton


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In October, visitors get the chance to win their perfect pumpkin at Silverman’s Farm if they guess its weight within 2 oz.

Angevine Farm in Warren


Angevine Farm grows all kinds of pumpkins in their patch – from traditional pie pumpkins to exotic varieties.

“Last fall we took a small road trip to go leaf peeping and Angevine Farms was a dog-friendly spot we visited! We got some pumpkins, gourds and enjoyed the beautiful views there and along the way.” – @jennncouture

Bishop's Orchards in Guilford


At Bishop's Orchards, visitors can enjoy PYO fruits, pumpkins, fresh treats from the bakery and kitchen, plus an award-winning winery.

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