Blue Jay Orchards, 125 Plumtress Rd., Bethel. On weekends in October, take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, where you can pick from hundreds of pumpkins, large and small. 203-748-0119. Wagon rides on the weekends from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.bluejayorchardsct.com/
Castle Hill Farm, 25 Sugar Ln., Newtown. This farm offers a corn maze, a patch to pick your own pumpkins and on the weekends, hay rides and pony rides. Hours for pumpkin picking is 2-5 p.m. on the weekdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on the weekends until Oct. 31. 203-426-5487. http://www.castlehillfarm.net/
Jones Family Farms - Pumpkinseed Hill, 120 Beardsley Rd., Shelton. The farm offers daily pumpkin picking and hayrides (weather permitting) with more than 50 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds. 203-929-8425. http://www.jonesfamilyfarms.com/
Plasko’s Farm, 670 Daniels Farm Rd., Trumbull. This market has already-picked pumpkins for sale and boasts a corn maze and “one of the largest” displays of pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn in the area. 203-268-2716. Open daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m http://plaskosfarm.com
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 884 Newfield Ave., Stamford. The church grounds are transformed annual into a pumpkin patch, open from Oct. 13 to 31. Hours Monday-Friday are 3-8 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 203-322-0066. http://www.stjohnelca.org/pumpkin.html
Silverman’s Farm, 451 Sport Hill Rd., Easton. This farm offers apple and pumpkin picking. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 203-261-3306. http://www.silvermansfarm.com/
For more information on all these farms visit Pumpkin Patches and More.