The Most Popular Pumpkin Patches on the Crystal Coast
Family fun for everyone happens this season all over the Crystal Coast. Autumn favorites like corn mazes, hay rides, pumpkin picking and other farm-centered activities can be found right here on the coast of North Carolina. Just because you're at the beach doesn't mean you can't celebrate fall! We love this time of year on the Crystal Coast and you will too. Check out these local favorites where you can enjoy a taste of the season and a family adventure you won't soon forget, all located close and convenient to your Emerald Isle vacation rental.
Garner's Farm Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze in Newport, NCTake a free hay ride right out to the U-Pick Pumpkin Patch at Garner's Farm located in Newport, NC and enjoy the quintessential fall activities that families love. The thrill and excitement of finding and picking the perfect pumpkin never gets old for the kids and kids-at-heart. Twist it right off the vine and take it back home with you. Don't forget to snap at least a few pictures before you leave in this idyllic fall setting. The U-Pick Pumpkin Patch at Garner's Farm is open daily through Halloween from 10a.m. to 6p.m.
For more fall family fun, head on over to the Garner's Farm Corn Maze. Test your sense of direction and navigate your way through corn that's taller than you are. Check out the Activity Center for more autumn adventures like the tire mountain with pipe slide, straw bale maze, corn kernel pit, dual racing pipe slide, sand fossil pit, human foosball, bouncy hops, miniature farm animals, barrel train and corn shooter. The Corn Maze at Garner's Farm is open select hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 29. October is flying by, so go visit soon!
You can find admission prices and more details on all of the seasonal festivities on Garner's Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch Facebook page.
The Friendly Market in Morehead City, NCThey don't grow their own here, but the Friendly Market keeps stocked up on the prettiest pumpkins from Sexton Farms in Jefferson, NC. Pick your favorite right off the palette. It doesn't stop at pumpkins, though. Come and take a peek at all of the fall displays, flavors and produce that you can bring right back to your Emerald Isle rental. You'll fall in love with the Friendly Market and feel good knowing that you're shopping, eating, buying and supporting local farms and businesses. Make it a regular stop every time you're vacationing on the Crystal Coast. Every season has something special to offer including the freshest in-season produce and products, homemade baked goods, original recipes and so much more. Experience it for yourself. (IMG Source: The Friendly Market)
Have you visited Garner's Farm or the Friendly Market during your Emerald Isle beach vacation? We want to know!