Looking forward to picking a pumpkin at The Nix Pumpkin Patch in Hendersonville, NC? This u-pick pumpkin patch allows you to cut the pumpkin right off the vine. We visited The Nix Pumpkin Patch and had so much fun searching for the perfect pumpkin, visiting their market, drinking apple cider, and making a lot of memories!
The Pumpkin Patch is open from September 9th, 2023 until late November.
The Nix Pumpkin Patch is a family-owned and operated pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Situated amongst a plethora of orchards and farms, you’ll find one of the only u-pick patches in the Hendersonville area. There is just something about cutting your pumpkin right off that vine that makes it so much better!
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The Pumpkin Patch
Once you grab your sheers and wagon from under the repurposed jack-o-lantern painted grain silo, you can head inside The Pumpkin Patch. Make sure to follow all the rules posted at the entrance to keep the patch happy. First, you’ll notice the rows dedicated to cinderella style pumpkins. These are the funky-shaped, bright orange pumpkins reminiscent of Cinderella’s carriage. As you work your way back, you’ll find several dozen rows of jack-o-lantern pumpkins. These are the ones you may want if you’re going to use them for Halloween because of their uniformity and various shapes and sizes to choose from. Just make sure to not step on the vines when cutting your pumpkin off! Also, if you cut it off, you buy it, so make sure it’s exactly what you are wanting before making the cut.
Pumpkin prices range from $2-$3 for very small, malformed pumpkins, to $45 to $50 for larger pumpkins. Most of the pumpkins in the patch fall somewhere in the middle of that pricing. We were able to purchase two pie pumpkins for $5 each and an average size carving pumpkin for $10. They also have dozens of prepicked pumpkins for the same pricing scale, and you will find a small sharpied price tagged right on top near the stem.
Inside the Market
Either before or after you pick your pumpkins, you will want to head into the market to explore all the goods and yummy treats for sale. The well-stocked market has everything from ornamental glass gem corn for decorating, to sweet treats, snacks, and multiple flavors of cider slushies! There is even an adorable section of all things Spookley the Square Pumpkin.
You will find refrigerators full of fruits, vegetables, sodas, and more to purchase along the walls. They also sell a lot of local goods, crafts, and vegetables. Don’t forget your bagged apples and jugs of cider before heading to the checkout.
Photo Opportunities at the Pumpkin Patch
There are multiple places to take some amazing photos of your kids at Nix’s. Before you even enter, there are humongous pumpkins by the entrance that will dwarf your toddler, making for a cute photo session.
In the courtyard past the market, you will find a gorgeous display of colorful pumpkins surrounding a bench, perfect for fall photos of the entire family!
In addition, there are wooden photo stand-ins to stick your face through for a silly photo, photos beside the jack o lantern grain silo, and of course, the pumpkin patch itself. So, grab your camera and click away!
Pick Your Own Flowers
Nix’s also offers a pick-your-own flower patch for $1 per stem. The flowers are in rows right before you enter the pumpkin patch, and they are not hard to miss. The flowers are a gorgeous display of colorful zinnias and dahlias, perfect for your fall centerpieces.
Visiting The Nix’s Pumpkin Patch
The pumpkin patch is open every day, Sunday – Saturday, from 9 am – 6 pm beginning in mid-September. The patch will be open into late November, but November hours will only be Friday – Sunday from 9 am – 6 pm.
Nix’s does have wagons available to carry out larger pumpkins to your car, or you can bring your own wagon to carry your pumpkin haul.
The Nix’s Pumpkin Patch
3726 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville, NC