Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin Picking has concluded for 2020. Please check back in September of 2021 for more information.

Carrigan Farms' pumpkin patches are open the entire month of October with shuttles back and forth to the patch every day. The cost is $12.00 per person for everyone ages 2 and older. Young babies 23 months and under are free; however, they do not get a pumpkin. A $2 per person, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your appointment and the remaining $10 per person is due at the door.

  • Pumpkin Picking
  • Coronavirus Safety Measures
  • Masks and Face Coverings
  • What To Bring / What to Expect
  • Directions
  • Weather/Rain
  • Pumpkin Picking at Carrigan Farms

    Looking for the authentic pumpkin picking experience? Look no farther than Carrigan Farms. Conducted every September since 1975, our huge pumpkin patches might be old fashioned, but we assure you they are the real deal.

    In October, each trip to the pumpkin patch includes picking your own pumpkin. Trips to the patch generally last about 50 minutes from start to finish and include a stop at the petting zoo. This year masks are required on the shuttles to the pumpkin patch and wherever six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.

    The cost is $12.00 per person for everyone ages 2 and older. Young babies 23 months and under are free; however, they do not get their own pumpkin. A $2 per person, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your appointment and the remaining $10 per person is due at the door. Young babies 23 months and under are free; however, they do not get a pumpkin. Only cash and check are accepted for payment at the door. Credit and debit cards are not accepted.

    Please do not bring pets or dogs with you to the farm.

    Coronavirus Safety Measures

    We are asking that each group "social distance" from other family units / family groups and masks are required on the shuttle. Also, please do not visit the farm if anyone in your family is feeling sick or has recently had contact with someone who was sick or symptomatic of the coronavirus. Those with underlying health conditions are also discouraged from attending at this time. Take comfort in the fact that we have two registered nurses at the farm, one of whom is usually at the farm on any given day, should first aid be needed.

    The Farm is a place to relax and enjoy outdoor recreation. It is possible to do this in accordance with safety guidelines but it requires everyone's participation. We at Carrigan Farms value your safety above everything else. It is at the forefront of every practice we implement. We don't take the designation of being an essential business lightly and we will be striving to keep everyone safe during their visit. Unfortunately, due to the high transmissibility of the coronavirus, we can not guarantee that it is not present at any given time.

    Masks and Face Coverings:

    Pursuant to Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order number 163, dated September 1st, 2020, requiring face coverings where social distancing of six feet or more is not possible, Carrigan Farms LLC requests your cooperation in complying with this new mandate beginning with events at the farm scheduled for September 4th, 2020 and beyond, as long as this Executive Order is in effect.

    What this means for you and how it impacts your visit:

    On the educational transport shuttle back and forth to the pumpkin patch, each person will need to wear a mask. We also ask that you wear a mask whenever you are unable to social distance while you are at the farm.

    In Executive Order number 163, Our Governor has stated that:

    “WHEREAS, Face Coverings over the mouth and nose can decrease the spread of respiratory droplets from people, and evidence in numerous recent studies has shown that the use of Face Coverings decreases the spread of COVID-19; and”

    Our Governor has also stated that:

    “Under this Executive Order, all North Carolinians will be on the honor system about whether or not there is a reason why they cannot wear a Face Covering. Everyone in this state is asked to tell the truth and-if they are healthy and able to wear a mask-to wear a Face Covering so that they do not put other people at risk of serious illness and death.”

    “4. Exceptions. This Executive Order does not require Face Coverings for-and a Face Covering does not need to be worn by-a worker, customer, or patron who:

    a. Should not wear a Face Covering due to any medical or behavioral condition or disability (including, but not limited to, any person who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious or incapacitated, or is otherwise unable to put on or remove the Face Covering without assistance);

    b. Is under five (5) years of age;

    c. Is actively eating or drinking;

    d. Is strenuously exercising;

    e. Is seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing-impaired in a way that requires the mouth to be visible;

    f. Is giving a speech for a broadcast or to an audience;

    g. Is working at home or is in a personal vehicle;

    h. Is temporarily removing his or her Face Covering to secure government or medical services or for identification purposes;

    i. Would be at risk from wearing a Face Covering at work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulations or workplace safety guidelines;

    j. Has found that his or her Face Covering is impeding visibility to operate equipment or a vehicle; or

    k. Is a child whose parent, guardian, or responsible person has been unable to place the Face Covering safely on the child's face. Anyone who declines to wear a Face Covering for these reasons should not be required to produce documentation or any other proof of a condition. Children under two (2) years of age should not wear a Face Covering.”

    Carrigan Farms LLC is asking all guests who are within six feet of another individual not in their group, and who are able to wear a face covering, to please do so. Our large outdoor farm and reduced capacity do allow for appropriate social distancing; however, the Executive Order, Dated September 1st, 2020, asks all to do their part to lower the spread of coronavirus.

    As we all try to approach this pandemic with common sense and evidence-based guidelines, we ask your support in helping to keep everyone safe while continuing to enjoy pick-your-own activities at the farm. Please assist us in working to keep the citizens of North Carolina safe and well.

    What to Bring / What to Expect:

    Both the admission and the food truck accept cash or check only. Credit and debit cards are not accepted. Also, be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a pumpkin patch.

    The ground in the pumpkin patch is uneven which makes it difficult to push strollers around, so we do not suggest bringing a stroller to visit the pumpkin patch.

    Directions / Entrance:

    Enter at the Carrigan Farms Farm Market. The address for GPS purposes is 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville NC 28115.

    Weather / Rain:

    This is an outdoor facility. Please check weather conditions and dress accordingly. Fall weather forecasts often include a chance of rain. Pumpkin picking will continue in a light drizzle but not a downpour.