Visiting Wayside During COVID-19
Policies to Keep Your Safe

2020 will be our 8th season opening our family farm for u-pick pumpkins, corn maze and lots of fall fun on the farm. As a farm family and local business, we have been diligently planning and preparing changes to our procedures to safely offering family memories at our 120-acre farm. We will be following CDC and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) guidelines to ensure a safe environment for our employees and customers.

Pumpkin season is a special time of the year that brings families together to enjoy the fall crisp air and pick that special pumpkin. We have made some changes to our procedures. We ask for your patience as we navigate these changes.

COVID-19 Procedure Details

The following contains important information on precautions and procedures we are implementing, with your assistance, to help keep our customers and staff safe from the Coronavirus.

To pick your own pumpkins this year and to enjoy the farm activities, we are asking that you choose a time and make a reservation on our website. 

Making a reservation is easy. Just click on reservations on our home page and select the pumpkins or activities.

For pumpkins, you will be required to purchase your first $20 of pumpkins in order to make the reservation. You will be able to pick as many pumpkins as you like once you get to the field, but must pre-pay for your first $20 worth of pumpkins to make a reservation. Only 1 reservation required per family (per car). Upon checkout, the $20 already paid will be deducted from the total pumpkin amount.

For the farm activities, to guarantee admittance to the farm we are asking you to purchase your ticket online. Since we are limiting the number of people on the farm, those without pre-purchased tickets may be turned away if the farm reaches COVID capacity.

Please stay home if you are sick. If you appear to be sick, we cannot allow you on our farm. Get well, wait 14 days, and when you’re sure you’re well, we’ll be happy to see you!

Social Distancing:
Please stay at least 6 feet from anyone you don’t live with in all locations on the farm.

On-Farm Payment:
Credit or debit cards are safest and preferred! We have a new “no touch” credit card system for chip cards, “easy-pay” or “tap” cards, Apple pay, and Google pay. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express. We discourage cash this year but will accept if necessary.