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Old-fashioned games, barnyard animals, getting lost in a corn maze, and a hayride to pick your own pumpkin?! Yes, please! Since it’s all about Southern family travel ’round here, I’ve hand-picked the best, family-friendly farms that you and your people don’t want to miss this fall.
Best pumpkin patches
To make The How-to Guru list this year, these pumpkin patches below are required to have excessive family-friendly activities, Southern hospitality, and lots o’ great memories to last a lifetime.
Mayfield Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
The same family that started Mayfield Creamery over three generations ago has opened up the original creamery to the public. This family knows how to host a good time with their hayride to the pumpkin patch and two corn mazes to choose from! There’s more than enough Mayfield Farm activities to keep your family busy all day. Here are just a few:
- hillbilly pig races
- kiddie ziplines
- jumping balls
- pumpkin patch
- hay jump
- cow train rides
- corn hole games
- kiddie corn maze
- BIG corn maze
- tractor tire swings
Mayfield Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch is located in Athens, Tennessee and hosts families, schools, and birthday parties from September 23rd through October 31st, 2017. Check out their site or call 423) 746-9859 for details and trip planning.
Southern Belle Farm
Just outside of Metro Atlanta is a special place that’s open year ’round with an old-fashioned celebration of the harvest. Southern Belle Farm, a historic, 330-acre working farm, opens its fall season from September 23rd to November 5th this year. Enjoy pumpkin picking, duck races, cow train pedal carts, a kiddie corral, campfires, and a huge corn maze. Visit their site or call 770) 288-2582 for details.
What started as a summer hobby in Southeast Georgia, has turned into one of the best fall activities in the region. Poppell Farms is hosting its 17th year this fall from October 7th to November 5th, 2017. The incredible design of their 10-acre maze this year honors all military, law enforcement, firefighters and other public safety personnel. Kids will love Farmer Brown’s playground, petting zoo, steer roping, cow train rides and more. All ages will enjoy the exciting hayride to the pumpkin patch with fun songs and happy hearts. Visit Poppell Farms online or call 866) 958-BUZZ to plan your trip.
Tucked into the gorgeous North Georgia Mountains is a family farm with years of interesting history. From selling pumpkins on a stand in the front yard to now growing thousands, the Burt’s Farm is a jewel of the South. August 27th to November 10th, 2017, families can experience the pumpkin patch, singing pumpkins, and the country store. The most talked about attraction, however, is the farm tractor hayride that includes story time and the top of a mountain with views of Amicalola Falls and lots o’ pumpkins.
Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres
From the opening weekend of October 14th until November 4th, 2017, Conner’s A-Maizing Acres has genuinely amazing weekends for the whole family. Events like Salute to Our Heroes, Autism Awareness Day and Farm Heritage Day are special memories for all. Cows, pigs, sheep, turkey, Peacocks, and many breeds of birds and horses abound in the barnyard. Reach out to them online or by calling 904) 879-5453 to visit or plan a school trip, Mom group, or party.
Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch
Jams, jellies, candies, toys, produce, and more – and that’s just under the retail tent at Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. September 30th through October 31st, families can enjoy a corn maze, goat walk, rabbit enclosure, rock climbing wall, hay ride, hay mountain, and more. Don’t forget to buy your pumpkin to take home with you! They also welcome groups and birthday parties.
A dairy farm started in 1941 has developed into one of the best pumpkin patches in the country, called Griffin Farms. Carving memories that last, this Alabama pumpkin farm has more incredible activities for the whole family than I’ve ever seen! Look at this long list:
- food vendors
- craft vendors
- hayride to the pumpkin patch
- corn maze
- farm animals
- bouncy houses
- kiddie rock wall
- 18′ rock wall
- zip line
- obstacle bounce house
- corn cribs
- tire mountain
- hay mountain
- mickey mouse bounce house
- face painting
- pony rides
The fall season runs from September 30th through the last weekend of October 2017. Look them up online or call them at (205) 535-0552 for a family visit or school field trips.
So, if you are looking for the best family pumpkin patches this year, refer back to this list! Which is your favorite?
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