New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 21, 2021

Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch offers family entertainment

By Community Member | October 7, 2010 11:12 am

For the first time, Stephanie and Mike Ripchick and Stephanie’s dad, Richard Dean Jr., are hosting the “Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch” on the family farm at 4901 Holly Fork Road, Barhamsville.

The attraction, that opens today (Oct. 7), offers visitors games, a picnic area, a small corn maze, hayrides, a straw toss, and a lot more for the fall and Halloween season.

“We’re very basic,” Stephanie Ripchick said. “We’re family-friendly and there’s nothing scary. We also have chickens and pot-bellied pigs.”

There is no admission charge and all activities (except hayrides) are free. Hayrides are $1.50, but there’s no charge for kids age 2 and under.

Pumpkins are on sale and range in price from $1 to $25, depending on size.

Special events include free magic shows scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m.

Groups are welcome, but Ripchick said most time slots are already booked for this year. Families, however, can attend anytime during operating hours.

The attraction is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays except Columbus Day Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.).

For more information, visit the attraction’s web site at or call (757) 566-0729 or (804) 366-6349.