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The Pumpkin Patch (Reservation Required) | Congaree and Penn
October 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Oct 31, 2019
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Oct 31, 2019
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Oct 27, 2019
Visit the Congaree and Penn Pumpkin Patch!
How it Works
Reserve your pumpkin (or pumpkins) by choosing a day and time frame to visit the farm. Pumpkins will vary slightly in shape and size, but the variety we’ve chosen are generally “just right” and perfect for carving.
The pumpkins are easily accessible and nestled under the muscadine grape vines just beyond the quonset hut patio. When you arrive at the farm, check in to receive your pumpkin tag(s).
Only guests (and families of guests) with pumpkin tags will be permitted to enter the pumpkin patch.
Pumpkin Patch Rules
1. Only guests (and families of guests) with pumpkin tags will be permitted to enter the pumpkin patch.
2. Professional photography is not permitted without a prior reservation.
3. Do not drop or throw pumpkins.
4. No running, please. Children must be closely supervised.
Reservations are nonrefundable. Cancellations and no shows will forfeit their reservation and associated fees. Guests are welcome to transfer their reservation to another time with at least 48 hours of advance notice.
Only in the case of inclement weather (like a severe thunderstorm or hurricane) will your pumpkin picking day be canceled. In this circumstance, reservations will be refunded via store credit. You will be notified by email in the very rare case that a day is canceled.
Questions? We’ve got answers!
Do I need to make a reservation?
Yes. We require that guests purchase their pumpkin(s) in advance. This ensures your reservation. Guests who are not interested in purchasing a pumpkin are not required to make a reservation.
Do you grow the pumpkins at the farm?
We don’t. Unfortunately, pumpkins don’t grow well on our marshy land, but we’re lucky to know great Virginia farmers that share their pumpkins with us Floridians.
How big are the pumpkins?
All of the pumpkins are around the same size. Not too big, not too small. Happy medium pumpkins that are perfect for carving or living on your doorstep.
What happens if it rains?
A little rain never hurt anyone (except for the Wicked Witch), but in the event of a severe thunderstorm or hurricane, reservations will be refunded via store credit. You will be notified by email in the very rare case that a picking day is canceled.
Do you allow outside food and drinks?
We do not. Congaree and Penn boasts our own kitchen, and there’s something for everyone on our farm menu. Our taproom offers cider, beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages like Honest juice boxes, Perrier, La Croix, Boxed Water, and brio! cold brew coffee.
Do you accept credit cards?
Of course! We live in 2019, too.
Can I bring Fido?
Dogs are always welcome at Congaree and Penn.
Please keep Fido leashed and away from our farm animals. And please clean up after his messes! We ask that you bring your own waste bags and discard of them properly. Waste cans are located at the quonset hut.
Do I need to worry about snakes and alligators (and lions and tigers and bears, oh my) at the farm?
Not really. We’ve never seen an alligator at the farm. We haven’t seen a snake in over two years. The wildest thing you’ll likely see is a peacock. But the great outdoors is full of surprises.
Will I get wet? Or muddy? Or a spot on my white shorts?
Probably. We’re a farm, and that means we’re prone to spots on white apparel, especially when it’s been raining. We always recommend wearing shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Because it’s the great outdoors. Don’t be afraid to join the greatness.
What else can I do at Congaree and Penn?
There’s a whole farm to enjoy. Sip some cider (or beer and wine), enjoy our farm menu, let the kids run free, take your dog on a walk, take yourself on a walk, visit the animals, and enjoy the great outdoors.