And with just a couple of weeks until Halloween, it's a great time to venture out to local farms and check out their recent crop of pumpkins, or grab a bag or two of apples for apple pies. Or get a good scare in a haunted hay ride or corn maze.
Here's a brief list of farms in and around SOunth Kingstown and Narragansett, and what they're offering, that we found on PumpkinPatchesandMore.org — you can also check out Farm Fresh RI for more information, including hours and directions.
- Highland Farm, 4235 Tower Hill Road - Route 1 - Wakefield.
Delamorte’s Haunted Hayride and The Forest Of Fear (each attraction is changed for the new season for a whole new experience) pumpkin patch, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, haunted rides, haunted trail, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand. Open weekends in October, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. For more information, call 401-792-8188.
- Carpenters Farm, 522 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown. Pumpkin patch (pick in the field or choose from those already gathered), corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), honey from hives on the farm, maple syrup from trees on the farm. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Corn maze open daily; hay rides to the pumpkin patch available weekends only. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Click here for a map and directions. Call 401-783-8958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
- Clark Farms-Matunuck, 2984 Commodore Perry Highway (Route 1), South Kingstown. "Flash - Light Nights" in the maze Fridays and Saturdays From through Halloween, pumpkin patch (pick in the field or choose from those already gathered) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals. Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 401-783-1331 or email email@example.com for more information. Click here for a map and directions.
- Festival Farm, 2 Canonchet Road at the corner of Route 3, Hope Valley. Pumpkins, tractor-pulled hayrides, farm market, gift shop, refreshment stand, petting zoo, farm animals. Call 401-742- 5575 or email: Festivalfarm@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions.