Apples at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Photo by @em_reynaud

Apples at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Photo by @em_reynaud

4 North Georgia Farms to Visit this Fall

Celebrate fall with Georgia's best harvest at these orchards and farms.

Call us biased, but we think fall is the best season in Georgia. During this time of year, Georgia shows off a bit with blue skies, cooler temperatures, and a cornucopia of seasonal crops.

This fall, take your family for a drive to North Georgia for breathtaking views, an early glimpse at autumn’s beautiful colors, and best of all, a bounty of orchards, farms, and markets offering harvest fun. Along the way, be sure to stop into these farms to load up on apples, pumpkins, flowers, and more. 

Couple walking in the orchard at B.J. Reece Orchards in Ellijay, Georgia. Photo by @steffyfortner

B.J. Reece Orchards in Ellijay, Georgia. Photo by @steffyfortner

B.J. Reece Orchards in Ellijay

Located in the Apple Capital of Georgia, B.J. Reece Orchards offers u-pick apples late-August through Halloween. U-Pick and a petting farm are offered during the week, and on weekends, there’s extended fun for the whole family with ziplining, cow milking, corn maze, wagon rides, and much more. If you aren’t sure which kind of apple is your favorite, visit the apple house to taste them all, and watch them make fried apple pies while you decide.

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Apple cider donuts at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge

Mercier Orchards is a fourth-generation family-owned and -operated apple orchard. The most popular apple varieties grown are Pink Lady, Fuji, Mutsu, and Cameos — some sweet, some tart, and some a combination of both. Experience a tasty combination of bakery (the apple cider donuts are a must), deli, market store, farm winery, and don’t miss the Georgia Grown Hard Cider.

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Pumpkin patch at Jaemor Farms in Alto, Georgia. Photo by @mpwhidby

Jaemor Farms in Alto, Georgia. Photo by @mpwhidby

Jaemor Farms in Alto

Mid-September through early November, Jaemor Farms offers a whole farm experience centered around its annual corn maze. Fall family fun includes hay rides, farm slides, a petting zoo, a pumpkin train, as well as a mini-maze for those who want a quicker visit. And, they’ve planted more than 80 acres of pumpkins, so you can pluck your own for the family’s jack-o-lantern.

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Person holding a camera at Fausett Farms Sunflowers in Dawsonville, Georgia. Photo by @jfrink1

Fausett Farms Sunflowers in Dawsonville, Georgia. Photo by @jfrink1

Fausett Farms Sunflowers in Dawsonville

A family-owned farm since 1858, this former poultry enterprise now dedicates its 30+ acres to more than 900,000 sunflowers. Fausett Farms Sunflowers is a perfect stop along your North Georgia fall adventures. It opens in September, and is located south of Burt's Farm and Amicalola Falls. Entry fee is $5 per person – kids under five are free – and the farm makes for a stunning setting for your family photos, though there is an additional fee of $35 for professional photographers.

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Published: September 2021