The ongoing pandemic means many of the area’s pumpkin patches have had to make significant adjustments to hours, regulations and activities as they head into fall.
Thankfully, the coronavirus has only changed — not completely closed — your favorite pumpkin patch and its offerings this fall.
Below is a list of some of our favorite pumpkin patches near Shelton:
- Plasko’s Farm, 670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull. Open Monday-Friday, noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. “Fall is one of our favorite seasons! Whether you are looking for a pumpkin to carve, decorate, or eat, you will find what you are looking for at Plasko’s. The farm also fully stocks a variety of squash, gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks and many more fall decorative accessories.”
- Blue Jay Orchards, 125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pick-your-own ends at 4:30 p.m.
- Castle Hill Farm, 25 Sugar Lane, Newtown. Maze & pumpkin picking starts Sept. 26: “As things will run by reservation only this year, which is a change for us all, please be patient as we finalize all details. Subscribe to our newsletter and we will update you as soon as we have things set in place. Thank you!”
- Silverman’s Farm, 451 Sport Hill Road, Easton. Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Residents from the tri-state area have been coming to the farm for many years to win a free pumpkin! Before purchase, every customer may guess the weight of each pumpkin before being brought to the scale. If the guess is within 2 oz. either way, the pumpkin is free regardless of size. We give away thousands of free pumpkins each year!”
- Warrup’s Farm, 11 John Read Road, Redding. “Join us weekends in October for pick-your-own pumpkins as we celebrate the harvest. Visit facebook for the latest updates.”
- Jones Family Farms, 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton. Weekend pumpkin picking tarts Sept. 26; reservations required. Weekday visits start Sept. 28; reservations required.
If we missed your favorite pumpkin patch, be sure to share it with readers in the comments section.