Hodges Family Farm, at 3900 Rocky River Road, is one of the oldest farms in Charlotte that’s still operating, serving the community for over 100 years.
Many children have visited their famous pumpkin patch over the years.
This fall the pumpkin patch is returning to Hodges Family Farm.
Fall is looking great around Charlotte, whether you’re looking for something spooky or totally kid-friendly! Check out our HUGE list of fall festivals, a big list of Halloween parties, Trick or Treat events, and our list of pumpkin patches, haunted trails and corn mazes!
The farm will be open for fall visits every day, Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., from September 25th to October 31st, 2021.
Every day of the week you can experience:
- The Pumpkin Patch
- Photo ops
- Hay mountain
- Picnic areas
- Barnyard animals
Saturdays and Sundays also feature:
- Hay rides (extra charge)
- Farm shop
- Treats (extra charge)
On Saturdays and Sundays there is a $5 charge for parking. There’s no parking charge on weekdays. You just pay for your pumpkins.
The 100-year-old Hodges Family Farm is located just north of UNC Charlotte. It’s one of the oldest working farms in the area.
Situated on 150 acres, the farm is listed on the National and State Historic Registries and is currently being managed by the children and grandchildren of Olivia Hodges, the 94-year old matriarch of the family.
Over the years, the Hodges family has raised hogs, corn, cotton, and dairy cows to keep the family clothed and fed. The family home, built in 1908, still remains the cornerstone of the property.
The farm operated as a dairy until 1999 when Frankie Hodges Jr. concluded that competing with larger dairies was unsustainable. To preserve the farm’s legacy, Frankie adapted operations to be a regenerative farm with a segment that focuses on agritourism.
The agritourism has grown by leaps and bounds, including:
- the ever-popular fall Pumpkin Patch (opening weekend is 9/25!)
- a farm shop (complete with online ordering and local delivery)
- farm-raised beef, pork, chicken, and free-range eggs
- weekly outdoor concerts this summer
- field trip opportunities
- farm tours
- obstacle course races
- a wedding/event venue