Alexa Modderno


Erin Younge


Seagrove, NC - The Potters’ Pumpkin Patch Trail is a self-guided tour of five pottery galleries each offering special Fall themed items throughout the month of October and experiences each Saturday of the month. The Saturday events are hosted by a group of Potters in Seagrove, NC, which include Blue Hen Pottery, Crystal King Pottery, Seagrove Stoneware, Thomas Pottery and The Triangle Studio. Experience Autumn in Seagrove by exploring five individual shops that are featuring Fall themed decorative and functional pottery, festive woodland animal sculptures and their signature ceramic pumpkins and gourds. Spend the day in the country on the Potters’ Pumpkin Patch Trail, along the scenic Pottery Highway, and stop in at one of the locations to get a map and list of events. During Saturday events throughout the whole month, visit each participating shop to meet the artists, shop for Fall specialty items, and take part in special activities that vary from location to location.  

You might think a pumpkin is just a pumpkin, but you will find that these talented artists all have their own unique style and their own handmade seasonal interpretations. Find the latest fall designs, pottery pumpkins, gourds, fall home décor and seasonal tableware for all your baking needs. Each participating shop offers a different experience, so pick up a map and follow the trail. Please visit for a list of happenings, to find out more about each potter and their shop’s weekly open hours.  

As an event sponsor, The General Wine and Brew will offer handmade collectible pottery mugs and a seasonal selection of pumpkin brews. Located in downtown Seagrove, The General Wine and Brew is a retail wine shop and bar and will be open during each event Saturday from 12 - 9 pm. They have a small plates menu, a great selection of craft beer and fine wine. Stop in to relax and unwind during the Potters’ Pumpkin Patch Trail event. Enjoy outside deck seating and picnic area.   

Pottery shops in Seagrove are the ideal getaway for a day or weekend trip. The countryside is beautiful, the pottery is exquisite, and the individual shop locations are perfect for social distancing. The Pottery Capital of the United States, Seagrove, is in the central piedmont of North Carolina where more than 100 ceramic artists call home. Visitors can shop galleries and studios from the town’s center, extending to a 20-mile radius along the scenic NC Pottery Highway. Tour the Seagrove shops to experience the 200-year old pottery making tradition as well as the contemporary evolution of its artful pottery Makers. The pottery shops of Seagrove are open year-round so come see us today.  

Participating pottery shops in this event are Blue Hen Pottery | Crystal King Pottery | Seagrove Stoneware Pottery | Thomas Pottery | The Triangle Studio.