Now that the fall harvest is upon us, it’s time to celebrate with a full day of fun at the pumpkin patch. Don’t think your day is over though once you have your pumpkin in hand. Farms are going all out during the fall season with an abundance of activities to keep your family occupied.
Whether you’re looking for a pick-our-own-pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkin, a corn maze to get lost in, hayrides or petting zoos, we have them here. Check out 10 southern pumpkin patches that are delivering not only pumpkins, but smiles and lots of fun this fall season.
The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch – Medina, Texas
Love Creek Orchards opens their Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch for fall family fun every Saturday, Sunday and Monday in October.
Aside from pumpkin picking, families can enjoy hayrides, a petting zoo, painting a pumpkin, a visit to the cider mill and storytelling time with the Great Hill Country Symphony.
For a small fee children can also feed the farm animals, enjoy a barrel train ride, pony rides and face painting.
Field trips and birthday parties are welcome at The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch. There’s even a special birthday tent.
Jaemor Farms – Alto, Ga.
Jaemor Farms harvests over 80 acres of pumpkins in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Families can enjoy fun at this pumpkin patch every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. Choose a pumpkin already picked or pick one right from the vine.
Activities on the farm include a corn maze, homemade Skee-Ball, a ride on the pumpkin train and a petting zoo. Jaemor Farms also offers pumpkin carving demonstrations.
Burt’s Farm – Dawsonville, Ga.
Burt’s Farm invites families to enjoy the fall season on their popular tractor pulling hayrides. This hayride takes riders 2 miles through the pumpkin patch. Along the way they’ll ride through a covered bridge of singing pumpkins and see two of the farms most famous residents, pumpkins Autumn and Gordy.
The hayride ends overlooking Amicalola Falls, the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. Hayrides are offered daily from September through October. Burt’s Farm produces 20 varieties of pumpkins to choose from beginning in late August.
Griffin Farms Pumpkin Patch – West Blocton, Ala.
Griffin Farms began as a dairy farm. Now a popular pumpkin patch, it’s easy to spend a whole day at Griffin Farms. Admission to the pumpkin patch includes a pumpkin, access to the animal farm, hayrides, corn cribs, hay and tire mountains, a rock wall, playground, slides, swings and bounce houses.
The farm also offers zip lines, pony rides and face painting. This Alabama farm is open to the public every weekend from the last weekend in September through the end of October.
Devine’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch – Harrodsburg, Ky.
Glenn and Martina Devine have been farming for 30 years. 2017 will be the 9th year operating their fall corn maze and pumpkin patch. An aerial view on their website shows this year’s cornfield maze design highlighting something from each of its previous years.
Children’s activities include a petting zoo, kiddie corn maze and a straw crawl along with pumpkin picking. Devine’s also holds nightly bonfires with free marshmallows for roasting some s’mores.
More adventurous fun can be found on their zip line racers and Cornstalk Wars Paintball. Get lost in the Field of Horror during Halloween weekend.
Lucky Ladd Farms – Eagleville, Tenn.
Just south of Nashville, Lucky Ladd Farms has 10 varieties of pumpkins waiting. Visitors can choose from carving pumpkins, decorative pumpkins, pumpkin pie and more.
Lucky Ladd Farms also has a corn maze they design differently every year. They were the first farm in Tennessee to create their maze from Sorghum instead of corn. This means more tricks and twists for maze goers as they are able to put more paths in tighter spaces.
Kids can climb “Pumpkins Peak” tire mountain, go on wagon rides, enjoy splash zones, a petting area, fossil mining, turbo tunnel slides and so many more attractions when visiting Lucky Ladd Farms. Carrie Underwood recently made a trip with her son Isaiah and husband Mike Fisher.
Halls Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze – Grapevine, Texas
Halls Pumpkin Farm is located in the historic town of Grapevine, Texas. Grab your wagon, pick your perfect pumpkin and then get lost in Halls two-acre corn maze. For an extra challenge bring a flashlight and try it after dark.
Hop on the wagon and let a tractor pull you off on a hayride. Daytime hayrides make special stops for feeding cows and donkeys. Halls Pumpkin Farm is open daily from the last weekend of September to the end of October.
The Great Pumpkin Patch – Hayden, Ala.
Visitors to The Great Pumpkin Patch in Hayden are in for a treat this year. They are introducing new attractions such as the hay pyramid, pumpkin patch train and inflatable park.
Live entertainment and other events will take place throughout October including a Halloween costume contest.
Denver Downs Farm – Anderson, S.C.
Denver Downs Farm is a National Historic Landmark that offers lots of fall fun for all ages. Some activities include: getting lost in the corn maze, taking a ride on the cow train, walking with goats, playing farm football and of course taking a wagon out to the pumpkin patch for pumpkin picking.
After dark, Denver Down Farms welcomes families to stay for barnyard bonfires, jack-o-lantern light shows and a flashlight maze.
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch – Hammond, La.
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch has endless activities for the fall season. Kids can stay busy milking cows, playing horse shoes, find their way through a hay maze, playing in tunnel slides and painting their freshly picked pumpkins.
Visitors can take part in duck racing and learn all about how pumpkins grow during on of Mrs. Heather’s storytelling sessions. Mrs. Heather’s also made sure there were plenty of places for photo opportunities to capture memories.