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.
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 Sept. 17 – Nov. 6, 2016.
Wander Through the Corn
Several pumpkin patches in Georgia also have corn mazes. Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Dawsonville, also has the Dark Rows haunted corn maze, which is lit only by the clear blue glow of the moon. Visit for a wickedly fun nighttime journey into the twisted trails of the moonlit cornfield. Open weekends in September and Nov. 1-20, and daily in October.
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
Friday and Saturday nights in October, take a stroll along the 800-foot walking trail at Poppel Farms in Odum. But be careful of zombies, the woods along the trail are full of them! Open weekends in October.
Cheer a Pig