Looking for Pumpkins? Local Farmers Markets and Pumpkin Patches Open Sept. 26

Pumpkins, ornamental. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Pumpkins, ornamental. Photo: Kay Whatley.

Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor

Fall has arrived, and with it pumpkins galore. Varieties of pie-pumpkins and ornamentals may be purchased at farmers markets, farm stands, and pumpkin patches across North Carolina. In the local area, pumpkins may be picked up, or possibly picked, at the locations listed below this Saturday, September 26, 2020.

Use the links included with each pumpkin provider (below) to check their hours and types of pumpkins, squash, or gourds available. You don’t want to arrive and find pumpkins gone, location closed due to weather/farm needs, or we’ve made a typo.

Follow public safety guidelines, including social distancing, wearing masks, buying what you touch, and contact-less purchasing if available.

Farm managers: If your location offers locally-grown pumpkins and is not listed below, please email the editor.


Ashlan Meadows

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 10am-7pm

Pumpkins and gourds available at the farm. Also open Friday and Sunday.

Located at 1912 Pine Level Micro Road, Selma, NC.

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Brileys Farm Market

Saturday, September 26, 2020*

Pumpkins for sale from the farm’s roadside stand. This Saturday, the stand will be located at 210 W 10th Street, Greenville, NC.

Note that starting October 3, 2020, pumpkins will be available at the farm (5290 Old Pactolus Road) and hayrides will be available.

Follow on Facebook for *updates, hours (likely 11am-7pm), and location changes.


Bunn Family Farms

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 9am-5pm

Pumpkins available at the farm include orange, white, and gray varieties. Picking available in the five-acre pumpkin field, or from the market boxes. Also open Monday-Friday (3-6pm) and Sunday (1-5pm).

Located at 7119 Liles Road, Spring Hope, NC.

Follow on Facebook. for updates and hours.


Clayton Farm and Community Market

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 9am-1pm

Pumpkins expected to be available from a local-farm vendor.

Held at 358 E Main Street, Clayton, NC.

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Crooked Row Produce

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 8am-7pm

Pumpkins, including white pumpkins, available alongside mums and other items. Open most days.

Located at 110 Roxy Drive, Selma, NC.

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Deans Farm Market

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 10am-4pm

This farm has pumpkins for sale, along with other produce, prepared goods, and hayrides (go on a hayride, get a free pumpkin). Curbside pickup also available.

Located at 4231 NC Hwy 42 W, Wilson, NC.

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Farm Credit Farmers Market

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 9am-2pm

Pumpkins are expected to be on sale by a local farm (Smith Produce), which also offered pumpkins at the Friday (today) market starting at $8.99 or 2 for $16. September through November 21, 2020, the market will be open Fridays (10am-5:30pm), and Saturdays (9am-2pm).

Located at 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC.

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HS Howell Farms’ Market

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 10am-5pm

Pumpkins available in a grassy, safe “kids zone pumpkin patch” where you and your children can choose your favorites to take home.

Located at 4371 Massey Road, Zebulon, NC.

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Lazy Hound Farms

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 10am-5pm  &  8-10:30pm
Pumpkins and hayrides. Harvest Festival planned for October 3, 2020.
Located at 207 Davis Road, Zebulon, NC.

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M & H Edwards Farm

Saturday, September 26, 2020 (opening day) @ 3-6pm

Pumpkins and gourds of many shapes on sale, plus corn stalks, hay bales and more may be available. Farm is also open Sunday.

Located at 2287 Old White Oak Road, Nashville, NC.

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Nash County Farmers Market

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 8am-1pm

This farmers market is holding “Mums the Word” this Saturday with pumpkins, mums, apples, and other fall goodies from local fields.

Held at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC.

Follow on Facebook and Twitter.


The Vollmer Farm Market

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 9am-8pm

Pumpkins for sale at the farm market along with other goods, and Back-40 play area open ($fee) on Saturdays (10am-7pm). Farm market is also open on Fridays and Sundays (9am-8pm).

Located at 677 NC Hwy 98 E, Bunn, NC.

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“Pumpkin” Related Contests

The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield is holding a Pumpkin Decorating Contest for ages 12 and under. See details at www.facebook.com/pljcs/posts/10164087369955177. Entries accepted October 26-27, 2020.

Smithfield Parks and Recreation is holding a Pumpkin Carving Contest. See details at www.facebook.com/smithfieldparksandrecreation/posts/1978331332309739. Pictures must be submitted by October 25, 2020.

The Town of Spring Hope Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Pumpkin Weigh-off on October 3, 2020. Find more information at www.visitspringhope.com/weigh-in-contest.



Ed. Notes:  The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market and Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market are closed for the season.

Farmers markets are also open this weekend in Wake Forest, Wendell, and Whitakers, and Clayton, with an artisan market in Knightdale at the Ace Center.

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