While Cape Cod does not have an apple orchard, there are still plenty of wonderful fall activities for families to partake in! From pumpkin picking to hayrides to haunted houses, the Cape has many interesting and enjoyable things to do in the fall.
1. Coonamessett Farm, Falmouth: This fun farm has animals, produce, and more! The farm is pick-your-own on a membership basis (they also offer CSA memberships for meat, produce, and cheese; call to learn more), but non-members can purchase a day pass to go and visit with the animals and pick their own produce. Day passes are $8/person (ages 2 and up). Coonamessett Farm also has a wonderful farm stand, delicious lunches, a gift shop, and more. So bring the kids to pick out a pumpkin, visit with the animals, and enjoy the outdoors before winter arrives.
Coonamessett Farm is located at 277 Hatchville Road in Falmouth . Their phone number is 508-563-2560.
2. Tobey Farm, Dennis: Tobey Farm is offering their famous hayrides again this year, every Saturday and Sunday through October. From 1pm to 4pm, they will run their “not-so-scary” hayrides for little kids. Then, starting at 6pm, the ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and other ghastly creatures come out for the scary hayrides! Scary hayrides are $5.95/person on Saturday and $4.95/person on Sunday. They also have pumpkins for sale.
Tobey Farm is located at 352 Main Street/Route 6A in Dennis. Their phone number is 508-385-2930.
3. Tony Andrews Farm, Falmouth: Tony Andrews is now running Pick Your Own Pumpkins daily from 10am to 5pm. They are also taking reservations for group tours. Call 508-524-3167 to make a reservation.
Tony Andrews Farm is located at 394 Old Meeting House Road in Falmouth. Their phone number is 508-548-4717.
4. Mashpee Congregational Church’s Annual Pumpkin Patch, Mashpee: Held daily from 10am to 6pm from the end of September to the end of October, the Annual Pumpkin Patch features a Timeless Treasure Sale and Church Pies of Cape Cod in addition to the pumpkins.
The Pumpkin Patch will be at the South Cape Village in Mashpee at 650 Falmouth Road in Mashpee. Call 508-477-9211 for more details.
5. Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich: If you’re looking for a different kind of pumpkin, check out the 4th annual PumpkinFest on Saturday, October 24 from 10am to 2pm. You’ll find the pumpkins in this patch to be quite colorful and made of handblown glass.
The Sandwich Glass Museum is located at 129 Main Street in Sandwich. For more info, call 508-888-0251.
Now through Halloween the Cape is gearing up with spooky and spectacular events for adults, families and kids. Check the calendar for fun fall fairs, church pumpkin patches, spooky open houses, trick or treat events and more.
Article by Matilda Brown