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Asheville NC Halloween, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Patches – Oh My!

As October creeps into Asheville, NC the chatter of the next holiday comes sneaking through conversations – Halloween.  Asheville, being a very eclectic city, seems to focus on the holiday and as the smells of Fall enter the air, there is a stir of what everyone is going to wear for Halloween and where people will go for a haunted house, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch…not only from the children, but from adults alike!  This amazing Blue Ridge mountain area provides the perfect setting for the holiday with spots even within the city for haunted corn mazes, great trick or treating, and theme parties to celebrate this haunted holiday. 

When searching for the perfect pumpkin patch or corn maze, there is a difficult decision ahead.  Throughout the surrounding areas of Asheville, even past Buncombe County, including Henderson County, Transylvania County, and even into Greenville, people from Asheville are faced with many options.

Corn Mazes and Haunted Mazes

Asheville boasts its very own yearly corn maze at Eliada’s “Fields of Fun".  Eliada Home is a century old children’s home, and before Halloween each year it features a fundraising corn maze, that focuses on a historic barn at the facility with farm animals to share in the excitement of the maze.  Asheville's Eliada boasts 12 acres of maze including a hay bale maze, corn cannons, spider web climb, tube slide, pumpkin patch, and more.  Eliada's Fields of Fun events start September 6-October 27, 2012, at 2 Compton Dr Asheville, NC 28806.  For more information visit Fields of Fun.

The Blue Ridge Corn Maze is near Asheville in Pisgah Forest, and includes 6 acres of haunted corn maze.  They are open July-October, with their haunted maze October 19-20 and 26-27.  If guests pay regular admission and mention the non-profit of choice, they will donate $2 to that non-profit.  Location: 1605 Everett Rd Pisgah Forest, NC, visit Blue Ridge Corn Maze for more information.

Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin patches are an old October favorite, and with a plethora of apple orchards and farms in this Asheville area, pumpkin seekers are bound to find the perfect spot to choose this year’s pumpkins!  Many orchards in the area are run by generations of families and provide wonderful options for a day with the family.

 

At Justus Orchard, you choose if you want to pick your pumpkins or they will pick for you (also offer apples and peaches, blackberries, and more).  They even have an on site bakery with apple donuts and pies and offer local vegetables.  If guests wish to enter the orchard, try a tractor ride with hot apple cider.

Coston Farms offers pre-picked apples and pumpkins to celebrate this season.  Many patrons even use their goods for festive decorations in the home.

Creasman Farms offers a pick your own option with pumpkins, gourds, and beans ready for children and adults to enjoy some time on their property – they also have an animal farm on site and children love the goats and geese.

Pick your own pumpkins at Stepp’s Orchard, or select from pre-picked pumpkins, just outside of Asheville in Hendersonville, NC.  They also offer orchard farm tours, wagon rides on the weekends, and are celebrating their 41st season.  Take a ride on their farm wagon through acres of orchard, and visit their Country Market for delicious apple butter - and more!

Grandad’s Apples has it all, the corn maze, the pumpkin patch, apples, farm animals, all right near Asheville.  They even have a cow train ride for youngsters made of painted barrels to resemble a cow.  A definite favorite at Grandad’s!

Family fun, with a barnyard tour, giant pumpkins, and fresh vegetables are found at Lyda Farms.  Don’t forget your free apple when you leave this 5th generation family orchard.

Asheville Does Corn Mazes/Pumpkin Patches

Whether you’re looking for the scariest haunted corn maze, the family friendly maze with haybale rides, or the pumpkin patches, you can have it all in Asheville.  In such a diverse place, you are sure to find your niche with pick your own pumpkins, tractor rides, animal farms, and apple cider.  The fall screams Halloween, corn mazes and pumpkin patches so celebrate this year with some of these great local spots this October!

Article by April Miller