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5 Things to Do Besides Get a Pumpkin at these Patches

  • Burt's Farm

    Pumpkin patch at Burt's Farm in Dawsonville

The lure of a big, fat, fresh pumpkin may get you to a pumpkin farm in Georgia, but these five fall activities will keep you there long after the pumpkins have been put into the trunk.

Make S'mores

Reserve a fire pit at Southern Belle Farms to cap off a day at the farm with smores.
Reserve a fire pit at Southern Belle Farms to cap off a day at the farm with smores.

In addition to pumpkins, a corn maze and huge jumpy pillow, Southern Belle Farm in McDonough also has several fire pits available for rent during the fall season. Bring some s’more fixings and enjoy a perfect fall evening under the stars. You’ll need to plan though; you must reserve one of the fire pits at least eight days ahead of your desired date, but the good news is you can request a campfire reservation online. Open weekends through Nov. 5, 2017.

Wander Through the Corn

2017 corn maze at Copper Creek Farm in Calhoun, Georgia
2017 corn maze at Copper Creek Farm in Calhoun, Georgia

Several pumpkin patches in Georgia also have corn mazes. Copper Creek Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch in Calhoun, also is haunted at night. Visit for a wickedly fun nighttime journey into the twisted trails of the moonlit cornfield. Open every Friday and Saturday in October.

More North Georgia Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes here.

Roll Around

Take a spin in the Roly Poly at the Still Family Farm. Photo from Facebook
Take a spin in the Roly Poly at the Still Family Farm. Photo from Facebook

At the Still Family Farm in Powder Springs, there are lots of kid-friendly games, but pretty much anyone can enjoy the pump duck races and the roly poly, a human-sized hamster ball. Open weekends in September and October.

Watch for Zombies

Venture into the woods at Poppell Farms and brave the Trail of Terror in October
Venture into the woods at Poppell Farms and brave the Trail of Terror in October

Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 5, 2017, take a stroll through the Poppell Farms Pumpkin Patch & 10 Acre Maze in Odum. But be careful of zombies, the woods along the trail are full of them! Open weekends in October.

Cheer a Pig

Cheer for your favorite pig at Washington Farms in Watkinsville this fall
Cheer for your favorite pig at Washington Farms in Watkinsville this fall

At Washington Farms in Watkinsville, cheer your favorite little piggy in a race to the finish. Not only do the pigs run around a track, but they swim, too! Open weekends through Oct. 29, 2017.

Sue Rodman

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