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Get into the spirit of spooky season by going pumpkin picking in Cornwall this October!

Find your nearest Cornwall pumpkin patch for an autumnal outing with your family. Discover local pumpkin farms and fun-filled farm parks to visit around every corner of Cornwall.

We have also put together a handy list of tips on how to choose a pumpkin, including how to tell if a pumpkin is ripe!

Read on to find out where to go pumpkin picking in Cornwall this year…

Pumpkin picking at Trevaskis Farm

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Top of the list is one of the most popular pumpkin farms in Cornwall, Trevaskis Farm!

Lying between Redruth and Hayle off the A30, it’s easy to access from a host of Cornwall locations.

Pay for what you pick among the 28 acres of fields on this working farm. Why not pop into the restaurant and farm shop after you’ve chosen your ghoulish gourd?

Trevaskis Farm, Connor Downs, Hayle, TR27 5JQ

Pick your own pumpkins at Splattenridden Farm

little boy and his father pumpkin picking in cornwall

For those holidaying in Carbis Bay or St Ives this October, head to Splattenridden Farm.

This Cornwall pumpkin patch is located just a few miles from the beautiful shores of Carbis Bay Beach.

Head here for a great day roaming the vast fields for your perfect pumpkin!

Splattenridden Farm, Hayle TR27 6LH

Lobbs Autumn Fest Pumpkin Picking

little boy sat on a pumpkin in front of a hay bale

Over in southeast Cornwall is Lobbs Farm Shop near Mevagissey.

This Cornwall pumpkin picking event is the perfect pre-Halloween day out.

Included in the £7.50 ticket is a tractor and trailer ride down to the pumpkin fields, as well as a pumpkin of your choice. And get a holiday memento with a photo in the hay bale photo booth!

Finish the day by picking up some goodies from the Lobbs Farm Shop with 10% off included in your ticket.

Lobbs Farm Shop, Heligan, St Ewe, St Austell, PL26 6EN

The Cornish Maize Maze and Fun Farm

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On the edges of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is The Cornish Maize Maze and Fun Farm.

Near to St Mellion, this pumpkin patch in Cornwall is perfect for a family day out.

Purchase a ticket and pick your pumpkin before finding your way out of the Halloween themed maze. Meet some adorable farm animals too!

For those looking for something scarier, return on Saturday 30th October for their Halloween Maze of Horrors with live actors and scare scenes to give you a fright!

Smeaton Farm, Pillaton, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6RZ

How to choose a pumpkin

During your Cornwall pumpkin picking adventures, you’ll need to know what to look for when choosing your pumpkin.

large ripe pumpkin

How to tell if a pumpkin is ripe:

  • A ripe pumpkin should have a firm rind
  • Look for a strong colour all over
  • The exterior should be hard enough to resist denting when you press your fingernail to it

Top Tip: Tap on the rind and listen for a nice hollow thump sound like a drum!

How to harvest a pumpkin

  • Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the thick stem
  • Cut the stem around 3 or 4 inches from the top of the pumpkin
  • A longer stem helps ward off decay
  • Carry your pumpkin from the bottom rather than the stem to avoid damaging the stem
  • If you damage or break off the stem, it can expose the pumpkin to rot, pests and disease more easily

Pumpkin picking in Cornwall is just one of the many fun things to do in October in Cornwall. Discover some of the best walks in Cornwall to can soak up the idyllic autumnal scenery of the region.

Whether you’re seeking the main ingredient to a pumpkin pie, or after the perfect pumpkin to carve, there’s plenty of fun to be had pumpkin picking in Cornwall.

Enjoy this autumnal activity on a self-catered stay to Cornwall with Cornish Cottage Holidays.