Pumpkins at Jaemor Farms in Alto, Georgia. Photo by Parker Whidby

Jaemor Farms in Alto, Georgia. Photo by Parker Whidby

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.

Pumpkin patches

Uncle Shuck's Pumpkin Patch

125 Bannister Road | Dawsonville | 770-772-6223
Season Opens: Sept. 11, 2021

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! Head out to find your perfect pumpkin!

Mitcham Farm

797 W Macedonia Church Rd | Oxford | 770-855-1530
Season Opens: Sept. 25, 2021

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. What a great place to pick up your jack o lantern and pumpkin pie – they have a great selection of pumpkins! A visit to the pumpkin patch is free, but you’ll need a ticket for their other fall fun activities.

Washington Farms

5671 Hog Mountain Rd. (Hwy 53) | Watkinsville | 706-769-0627
Season Starts: Late Sept. 2021

Pick out your pumpkin from the patch at Washington Farms, and then stay to enjoy all the fun, fall activities they offer.

Activities at Washington Farms include a cow train ride, pig races (might just go for this), hayride, corn cannon, tunnel slide, playscape, petting farm, low ropes course, PVC slide, corn box and sand box, duck races, tricycle track, corn maze, zip line, 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.

A visit to the pumpkin patch is free — you just pay for the pumpkins you pick. If you stay for the activities, you’ll need tickets. The price includes unlimited time at all of the activities except 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.

Jaemor Farms in Alto, Georgia
Jaemor Farms in Alto, Georgia

Jaemor Farms

5340 Cornelia Highway | Alto | 770-869-0999
Season Starts: October 2021

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.

Pumpkin Patch at Oakland Cemetery

Historic Oakland Cemetery | Atlanta
Dates: October 9 and 10, 2021

Join Oakland Cemetery for their second annual Pumpkin Patch at Oakland Cemetery on Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

This family-friendly, low-contact sale will feature a variety of pumpkins perfect for your fall and Halloween decor, ranging from large carvers to decorative and unique gourds. Plus, curated fall and Halloween wares will be available at the Museum Store Pop-up Shop.

While there, make sure to take advantage of the fantastic photo opportunity at Oakland’s Richards Mausoleum, with its gothic revival details and bat-winged gargoyles. It will be decorated for the season.

Poppell Farms

1765 Hyma Poppell Loop | Odum | 912-586-2215
Season starts: October 2, 2021

Poppell Farms has always been known for giving consumers a farm-tastic time. Whether it’s the pumpkin patch or the other family-friendly activities, people love it. Here, you'll find wagon rides and the pumpkin patch, along with their fun 10-acre corn maze.

Berry Patch Farms

786 Arnold Mill Road | Woodstock | 770-926-0561
Season Starts: October 2, 2021

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 $5 parking fee on the weekends.

Southern Belle Farms

1658 Turner Church Rd | McDonough | 770-288-2582
Season Starts: September 18, 2021

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. The good news is you can request a campfire reservation online.

Kinsey Family Farm

7170 Jot-em Down Rd | Gainesville | 770-887-6028
When: October 2021

Kinsey Family Farm is known as one of Georgia's best Christmas tree farms, but in the fall, they also offer 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.

Pettit Creek Farms

337 Cassville Rd | Cartersville| 770-386-8688
Season Opens: September 18, 2021

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!

Pumpkins at Burt's Farm
Pumpkins at Burt's Farm

Burt's Farm

5 Burt’s Farm Rd |Dawsonville | 706-265-3701
Season Starts: September 2021

If you're looking for all different sizes and varieties of pumpkins - then look no further than Burt's Farm. Find pumpkins, sunflowers, and hayrides, plus a farm store at Burt’s Farm.

This is one of Georgia’s most beloved pumpkin patches, and it's just down the street from Amicalola Falls State Park, so you can make a whole weekend out of it. Make sure to grab some apple cider from the farm store on your way out!

The Red Apple Barn

3379 Tails Creek Rd | Ellijay | 706-635-5898
Season Starts: Weekends in October 2021

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 on weekends in October. 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 2021

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. You'll find all shapes, sizes and colors of pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, hay bales and decorations

Big Springs Farms

2100 Sugar Pike Road | Woodstock | 678-899-3900
Season Starts: September 25, 2021

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.

Warbington Farms

5555 Crow Road | Cumming | 470-297-9567
Season Starts: September 23, 2021

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: September 24, 2021

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!

Yule Forest Pumpkin Patch

3565 Hwy. 155 N. | Stockbridge | 770-954-9356
Season Starts: October 2, 2021

Come out to Yule Forest’s Pumpkin Patch this October to experience a farm full of family fun! Yule Forest is owned and operated by the Grant family. Located in Stockbridge, Georgia, it’s just a short country drive south of Atlanta.

Yule Forest is home to one of the largest pumpkin patches in Georgia, and here you can choose from pre-cut pumpkins or you can cut your very own fresh off the vine, as they provide pumpkin carts and stem cutters to their guests.

They also offer fall activities like a hayride, a hay maze, a fun zone, a science center, the bee house, the pumpkin movie, puppet shows, a dinosaur exhibit, a S.T.E.M. garden, and more.

If you’re in for a thrill, check out their top-rated haunted attraction, Fear the Woods, during weekend nights in October. You’ll be sure to have a blast attempting to survive the Haunted House, Haunted Trail and Zombie Combat Zone, Pandemic. Come back at Christmas, too, for cut-your-own Fraser Fir Christmas trees, and complimentary hot apple cider!

Additional Pumpkin Patches You Need to Know About

Copper Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch in Calhoun, Georgia
Copper Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch in Calhoun, Georgia

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 – Calhoun, GA
Steed’s Dairy – Grovetown, GA

Pumpkin Festivals Worth a Visit

Pumpkin carving contest at Chickamauga's Pumpkin Festival
Pumpkin carving contest at Chickamauga's Pumpkin Festival

Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival, Stone Mountain, GA

Boo at the Zoo at North Georgia Zoo & Farm, Cleveland, GA

Chickamauga's Pumpkin Festival – Chickamauga, GA

Published: August 2021
Written by: Sue Rodman