Washington Farms in Watkinsville, Georgia
Georgia Pumpkin Patches for a Smashing-Good Time
If you ask me, fall doesn’t officially start until there is a pretty pumpkin dressing your front stoop. And a pumpkin from the grocery store won’t do – you need the memories and excitement of picking that gem from one of the local pumpkin patches in Georgia.
Sometimes you need just the right type of patch for your family. Is that an intimate u-pick in North Georgia on a weekend? Or an adventure-packed occasion with pumpkins, rides, games and more…sitting near the city? Whatever your fancy, we’ve got it listed below.
Yule Forest Pumpkin Patch
3565 Hwy, 155 N, | Stockbridge | 770-954-9356
Season Starts: Sept 29, 2018
The Yule Forest Pumpkin Patch is a family-owned business that lets you pick your pumpkin right off the vine! (Call first to make sure they still have the size you want off the vine.) In addition to pumpkins, enjoy the inflatables, jumping pillow, petting zoo, tractor-pulled hayride through the cartoon forest, Amazing Hay maze, STEM program, bee house, puppet show, chicken coop and a science center.
You can also drop into the country store to acquire some Georgia-grown products for your friends and family. New this year are not one, but TWO super duper slides, and a gnome house!!
Each Saturday in October, Yule will feature different bands in the afternoons for great live music fun. Check Facebook for times and schedules.
On the weekends when the farmer goes to sleep, one of the top-rated haunted houses in Georgia opens at Yule Forest, and a different atmosphere arises from the field. “Fear in the Woods” has three different features and is recommended for ages 13 and up. Check out Fearthewoods.com for more details.
Come back for the holidays. The Yule Forest Christmas Tree Farm opens Thanksgiving day, with fresh-cut fraser firs delivered weekly to the farm, snow flocked trees, fresh garland and wreaths.
Uncle Shuck's Pumpkin Patch
4520 Highway 53 SE | Dawsonville | 770-772-6223
Season Opens: Sept. 8, 2018
Uncle Shuck’s is best known for their corn maze, but they also have pumpkin picking options, and a towering goat walk, haunted maze, hayrides and bonfire fun. Don’t miss the Boy Scout and Girl Scout days, too! Visit their website for a coupon for the corn maze and combo packages. Come out an find your perfect pumpkin!
797 W Macedonia Church Rd | Oxford | 770-855-1530
Season Opens: Sept. 22, 2018
Pick your own pumpkin, take a pony ride, ride a mechanical bull or take a helicopter ride at Mitcham Farm. There are also corn maze events, hay rides and plenty more. Their Pumpkin Festival is on October 13, 2018, so put it on your calendar. What a great place to pick up your jack o lantern and pumpkin pie – find great selections of pumpkins!
The Rock Ranch
5020 Barnesville Hwy. | The Rock| 706-647-6374
Season Opens: October 6, 2018
Look for coupons at your local Chick-fil-A
The Rock Ranch is not your average corn maze and a hayride. It's an adventure destination like none other. From a miniature locomotive train ride, to flying through the air on amazing ziplines, to exploring a complete miniature town just for kids. Pick up a local pumpkin, take a wagon ride, pose on a hay bale! For something truly amazing, spend the night in one of their Conestoga wagons.
5671 Hog Mountain Rd. (Hwy 53) | Watkinsville | 706-769-0627
Season Starts: Sept. 22, 2018
Activities at Washington Farms include a cow train ride, pig races (might just go for this), hayride, corn cannon, tunnel slide, playscape, petting farm, pumpkin launcher, PVC slide, corn box and sand box, duck races, tricycle track, pedal carts, vortex tunnel and a jumping pillow.
There’s a lot to do here and different times for different things, so check out the website for all the activities and times before heading out.
The price includes unlimited time at all of the activities except the Pumpkin Sling Shot and the Corn Cannon where you can pay $1 for three shots. They also have a sunflower field where you can pick your own sunflowers, which are my favorite! Washington Farms is also accepting credit cards.
5340 Cornelia Highway | Alto | 770-869-0999
Season Starts: September 22, 2018
Jaemor Farms has got it all when it comes to Pumpkin Patches in the Atlanta area. They have planted over 70 acres of pumpkins, so it will be nothing short of amazing. Make sure you get out there and check it out this year. The u-pick is only open when the corn maze is open, so if you want to pluck your own you might give a call ahead to check.
1765 Hyma Poppell Loop | Odum | 912-586-2215
Season Starts: Weekends September 29, 2018
Poppell Farms has always been known for giving consumers a farmtastic time. Whether it’s the pumpkin patch or the other family-friendly activities, people love it. Make sure you take an evening this fall to check it out. Head back in December for something from their tree farms!
Berry Patch Farms
786 Arnold Mill Road | Woodstock | 770-926-0561
Season Starts: Oct 6, 2018
Take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch, get some apple cider, homemade pie and other fall treats at Berry Patch Farms. There is a playground and baby farm animals, too. Take note of the $3 parking fee on the weekends.
Southern Belle Farms
1658 Turner Church Rd | McDonough | 770-288-2582
Season Starts: Sept. 22, 2018
Southern Belle is a 200-acre working farm just outside Atlanta with 2 acres of pumpkins, 4 acres of corn maze, and more than 20 outdoor attractions! Admission includes Cornfield maze(s), Hayride, Cow Train ride, Corn Cannon – 3 shots, Jumping Pillow, Racing Pedal Carts, Giant Tunnel Slide, Kiddie Korral, Corn Box, Rubber Duck Races, meeting the Barnyard Animals, Goat Walk, Pig Races at Oinker Stadium.
Southern Belle farm also has several fire pits available for rent during the fall season. 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.
Kinsey Family Farm
7170 Jot-em Down Rd | Gainesville | 770-887-6028 When: TBD 2018
Kinsey Family Farm offers traditional pumpkins, as well as several decorative varieties. There is a concession stand with drinks and snacks, and a picnic area if you’d like to bring a picnic. In addition to hayrides, you can feed the animals in the animal pavilion. During the week, you can also feed the fish, but not on the weekends.
Insider tip: For those with peanut allergies, Kinsey Family Farm is doing peanut-free September where they will not be selling any boiled peanuts.
Uncle Bob's Pumpkin Patch
3781 E. Happy Valley Circle | Newnan | 770-253-8100
Season Starts: Sept. 23, 2018
If you’re looking for some pumpkin patch fun, then you need to check out Uncle Bob’s Pumpkin Patch. There’s a rumor that there is even a corn gun. Head on over and check it out before it’s too late.
Insider tip: 2018 will be their last year, so don’t miss this one.
Pettit Creek Farms
337 Cassville Rd | Cartersville| 770-386-8688
Season Opens: Sept. 24, 2018
Farm admission to Pettit Creek Farms includes corn maze, hay ride, petting zoo and moonwalks and more. Pony and camel rides, as well as the Euro-Bungy are available on weekends for an additional fee. Don’t miss the Pumpkin Festival on opening day. Wheelchair accessible!
5 Burt’s Farm Rd |Dawsonville | 706-265-3701
Season Starts: TBD 2018
Find pumpkins, sunflowers, and hayrides, plus a farm store at Burt’s Farm. This is one of Georgia’s most beloved pumpkin patches.
The Red Apple Barn
3379 Tails Creek Rd | Ellijay | 706-635-5898
Season Starts: Oct. 1, 2018
Pick your own pumpkin out of the field or pick one out of the pile of pumpkins at The Red Apple Barn. There are small, mid-size and big pumpkins planted, including traditional orange pumpkins, Cinderella, ghost (white), and old-time pie pumpkins. The Pumpkin Patch is open seven days a week. There is no charge to visit the pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are priced according to type and size. While you are there, pick apples, or play corn hole, horseshoes and have a picnic.
Scottsdale Farms Nursery
15639 Birmingham Hwy | Milton | 770-777-5875
Season Starts: TBD 2018
Typically, Scottsdale Farms fall season is from the end of September through the end of October. On weekends, they offer hayrides, a petting zoo and other child-friendly educational events.
Big Springs Farms
2100 Sugar Pike Road | Woodstock | 678-899-3900
Season Starts: October Weekends 2018
Take a hayride to the patch and then pick out a pumpkin in the big barn at Big Springs. There are farm animals, a bounce house, face painting and a corn maze.
5555 Crow Road | Cumming | 470-297-9567
Season Starts: Sept 15, 2018
Pumpkins are priced as marked, but at Warbington Farms you can also enjoy the fun park and corn maze for one admission price. The Fun Park includes a “hey” ride, petting zoo, giant inflatables, tire yard, corn crib, roller slides, swings and MORE!
Randy's Pumpkin Patch
1460 Lawrenceville Hwy. | Lawrenceville | 404-216-4512
Season Starts: Sept. 29, 2018
More than just pumpkins, Randy's Pumpkin Patch is a field full of fun. Trackless Train, Bunny Petting Zoo, Giant Slide, Soft haunted house, pony rides, maze, three bounce houses, and more!
Additional Pumpkin Patches You Need to Know About
Sleepy Hollow Farm– Powder Springs, GA
Mercier Orchards – Blue Ridge, GA
Hillcrest Orchards – Ellijay, GA
B.J. Reece Orchards – Ellijay, GA
R & A Orchards – Ellijay, GA
Yahoo Farm – Jasper, GA
Oakhurst Farm’s Fall Daze – West Point, GA
Ole McDermitt’s Farm – Carrollton, GA
Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch – Dawsonville, GA
Hillside Orchard Farms – Lakemont, GA
Five Forks Corn Maze & Family Fun – Hartwell, GA
Mark’s Melon Patch – Dawson, GA
Red Brick Farm – Douglas, GA
Hamlin Hills – Forsyth, GA
Wargo’s Pumpkin Patch – Luthersville, GA
Copper Creek Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch – Calhoun, GA
Steed’s Dairy – Grovetown, GA
Pumpkin Festivals Worth a Visit
Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival, Stone Mountain, GA
Fall Festival Weekend at Elijah Clark State Park, Oct. 5-7, 2018 – Lincolnton, GA
Chickamauga’s Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 20, 2018 – Chickamauga, GA