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Great Spots for Pumpkin Picking

Hendersonville is known for its apples and wine grapes, but truly, just about any fruit or vegetable grows well in this climate. Each fall, you can find your ideal pumpkin-picking-spot right at one of Hendersonville’s farms.

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Summer’s warmth has given way to fall, and the mornings now bring a crisp, smooth, coolness to the air, fog often clinging to the mountain peaks, adding a surreal feeling to the already breathtaking landscape. As you break out your flannel shirts and fall boots, and begin day dreaming about the picture-perfect fall day, there is no better time to start immersing yourself in the quintessential fall farm activities.

In Hendersonville, we are known for apples, wine grapes and mountain cabbages, all of which ripen this time of year, but we are also lucky enough to be a great spot to grow pumpkins. And because of this, there are lot of wonderful places to make memories and pick pumpkins.

Keep reading below for 3 great locations in Hendersonville to purchase or pick your own pumpkins.

1) The Nix Pumpkin Patch

The Nix Pumpkin Patch is a one-of-a-kind farm stand that offers U-pick pumpkins and winter squashes, as well as u-pick flowers and sells a wide variety of local produce, local meats and dairy, handcrafted gift items, coffee, baked goods and so much more in the farm store. You will also find a great selection of pre-picked pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and colors.

2) Linda's Plants & Shrubs

Just outside the greenhouse doors, you will find a sprawling pumpkin patch, with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes waiting to be picked. Be sure to stop inside for the indoor hay maze, apples, seasonal d├ęcor, fall plants and house plants.

3) Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard

Everyone loves Stepp’s because of their wide variety of fall activities, including pick your own pumpkins and apples, and that they are a little off-the-beaten-path. Like all of the apple orchards in Hendersonville, this orchard is family-owned and operated, and when you are here, you will feel like part of their warm family. Be sure to check out the corn maze and the bakery, where you can get both apple cider and pumpkin donuts!

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