HEREFORDSHIRE farms are bringing back pumpkin patches after they thrived last year.

With Halloween just around the corner people are getting into the spooky spirit.

Farmers from across the county have been diversifying how they make money and pumpkins have proved popular with customers.

People from the three counties and beyond made special trips to visit the patches last year, and farmers hope this autumn will be the same.


Here’s a list of where you can pick your own pumpkins in Herefordshire:

Pumpkin Pete’s

Hereford Times: Ed Godsall and his partner Hannah Graham at their pumpkin patch near Ledbury Picture: Rob DaviesEd Godsall and his partner Hannah Graham at their pumpkin patch near Ledbury Picture: Rob Davies (Image: Rob Davies)

Pumpkins Pete’s, in Upper Eggleton near Ledbury, is a pick your own pumpkin patch ran by a family run farm.

Co-owner Ed Godsall, 35, runs the farm in partnership with his father Pete and partner Hannah Graham, 34.

The patch opened after inspiration from, south-Wales born, Ms Graham’s parents, who have always grown pumpkins.

People from Swansea and Bristol as well as the three counties visited last autumn.

In 2018 they grew the first of their own with a few signs on the road advertising the site.

Now the site has street food vendors, a bale barn, and farmyard for customers to enjoy alongside the pumpkin picking.

The patch opens this weekend (October 8) to the weekend of half term (October 29).

You can find more information on their website.

Powell’s Farm Wales

Hereford Times: Hollywood pumpkins sign at Powell's Farm WalesHollywood pumpkins sign at Powell's Farm Wales (Image: Powell's Farm)

Powell’s Farm, in Presteigne, has opened its pick your own pumpkin patch once again.

The venture is owned by the Powell family of Caebanal.


The family said it is the only field in Radnorshire bursting with thousands of Pumpkins.

Choose from pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colours ready to pull from the ground and take home.

While you visit there is lots to see and do, you can meet the menagerie of animals from pygmy goats and pigs to chicks and rare breed sheep. Explore the farm in autumn with acres to walk around.

See the Hollywood style PUMPKIN letters up close, visit Tomen Castle the historic motte-and-bailey, with views for miles.

Hereford Times: Different pumpkins to choose from at Powell's Farm WalesDifferent pumpkins to choose from at Powell's Farm Wales (Image: Powell's Farm)

For younger visitors there is the Halloween themed spooky barn full of fun, with a Cinderella carriage, pumpkin pod, and a hay bale castle.

There is the option to carve the pumpkins on site and leave your mess, to make things easier for you when you get home.

There will be home-baked cakes and hot drinks.

There is ample free parking.

It will be open until Monday, October 31, which is Halloween, with opening times varying across the days.

More information and tickets can be found here.

Country Pumpkins, Ledbury

Country Pumpkins, in Ledbury, is a part of Lower House Farm.

It grew its first two acres of pumpkins in 2020 and had a very successful first year at Gilbert’s Farm, Little Marcle.

It was so successful in fact, that the farm decided to do it all over again in 2022.​

Its convenient location enables local people to spend a day picking their own pumpkins for decoration, celebration and for their own culinary delights, fresh from its own fields, said a spokesperson.

They have a variety of booking slots available from October 8 to October 30 from 11am to 4pm.

It seems the drought and heatwave has brought them on a littler sooner, said a spokesperson.

“We can't wait to welcome you back to the patch.”

Visit the farm’s website here to book your place here.

Booking a slot online is free, with entry payment on the day.

The Pumpkin Patch, Marden

The Pumpkin Patch can be found at New House Farm, in Marden, where pickers can choose from pumpkins of different shapes and sizes.

It will be open every October weekend from this weekend (October 9) and all half term week (October 23-31).

The Beefy Boys will be making an appearance on October 15 and October 16.

Crepe Happy will be joining them for half-term week on October 24 to October 28.

Rein Inn will also be on site every day serving up hot brews including a pumpkin latte, mulled wine and other favourites out of their horse box bar.

Find more information here.

Court Farm and Leisure, Tillington

Court Farm and Leisure, in Tillington, said it has another fantastic crop of pumpkins to choose from this year, all home grown in its pumpkin patch.

This year it will be open October 15 and October 16 then October 22 through to October 30 over half term.

The farm will be offering free trailer rides with donations to the Air Ambulance.

Food and drink will also be available for pickers, with dogs also welcome on leads and there will be plenty of opportunities for that perfect furry friend photo opportunity.

“We can't wait to see you all,” said a spokesperson.

No booking is required.

More information can be found here.