Its prime time pumpkin pickin’ season here on the coast and we’re jumping in head first. Don’t stress if you haven’t gotten around to finding that perfect, plump pumpkin… fortunately, we’ve rounded up the best of the best patches around the area for your pickin’ pleasure! So grab your family and friends, head down to any of the following hot spots and spend the day enjoying everything fall has to offer.

All you need to know about pumpkins and picking them-

–   Pumpkins are 90% water

–   It’s really a squash

–   Pumpkins take 85-125 days to mature

–   Pick a pumpkin that is completely orange

–   Do not pick a pumpkin with soft spots

–   Frost can ruin your pumpkin as well as too much heat

–   80% of the US pumpkin supply is available only in October

… If you’re closer to Salisbury:

  • Adkins Farm Market

–   31493 Mt. Hermon Road Salisbury, MD 21804

–   Mums, gourds, straw, corn stalks, pumpkin patch, corn maze

  •  Breckenridge Adventures

–   4032 Mill Road Vienna, MD 21869

–   Corn maze, pumpkin patch, local produce for sale

… If you’re closer to Ocean City

  • Magee Farms

–   11004 Racetrack Road Ocean Pines, MD 21811

–   Produce, pumpkin patch

… If you’re closer to Delaware

  • Mr. Pepper’s Pumpkin Patch

–   13500 Laurel Road Laurel, DE 19956

–   Pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, mums and fall produce, BBQ shack, beehive

  •  Fifer Orchard’s

–   1919 Allabands Mill Road Camden-Wyoming, DE 19971

–   Market, pumpkin patch, apple orchard, festival, corn maze, games, petting zoo, (we suggest spending your entire Saturday here)

So there you have it, choose a patch and get to pickin’! Enjoy all of the Maryland and Delaware pumpkin patches!