Grab a gourd with your favorite pumpkins at any of these Atlanta-area pumpkin patches, and watch their faces light up like a jack-o-lantern’s at the fields of pumpkins, plus fall perks—like hayrides, mazes, and inflatables. Just be sure to check in with each spot before you go to guarantee the pumpkins aren’t picked out! Keep reading to find out our favorite places to pick the perfect pumpkin, below.

Uncle Bob's Pumpkin Patch

In addition to pumpkins, you'll find bees, bats, chickens, and worms at Uncle Bob’s. On weekends, kids can fire the “corn gun,” get lost in the maze, visit the petting zoo and chicken house, or enjoy a nature hike, education station or storytime. From nature lessons learned at their “Honeybee Barn” to their “Worm Factory,” Uncle Bob’s offers more to take home than just pumpkins. Opening Sept. 23 and available Fri. & Sun. from 1-6 p.m., Sat. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check Facebook for weather closures. 3781 E. Happy Valley Cir. Newnan, Ga 770-253-8100 Online: unclebobspumpkinpatch.com Admission is $18 for ages 3 & up, and free under 3.

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Uncle Shuck's

Uncle Shuck's serves up a bumper crop of fall fun in addition to its pumpkin patch, including hayrides, a corn cannon, goat walk, evening bonfires, and a corn maze. Check Facebook for up-to-date hours, special events, and pumpkin availability.

4520 Highway 53 E.
Dawsonville, Ga
888-674-8257
Online: uncleshucks.com
Admission is free; separate fees for wagon ride, bonfire, corn maze, and haunted trail.

Yule Forest Pumpkin Patch

Head to Yule Forest Pumpkin Patch and you'll be glad you did! Not only can you pick your pumpkin from the vine, but there's live music every Saturday in October, a country store with Georgia-grown products, two giant slides, inflatables, a jumping pillow, petting zoo, tractor-pulled hayride, Amazing Hay maze, bee house, puppet show, chicken coop and a science center. Opening Sept. 29. Check Facebook for up-to-date hours and pumpkin availability.

13 Reagan Rd.
Stockbridge, Ga
770-954-9356
Online: aboutyule.com
Admission is $10 per person (children under 2 are free).

Jaemor Farms

Jaemor Farms has over 130 acres of pumpkins in a variety of different sizes, shapes and colors. From minis to giants, white ones, beige ones, light orange to dark orange, Jaemor has them in their pumpkin patch. While you're there, take a shot at their corn maze. Their pumpkin patch opens Sept. 22. Hours will vary so check here to plan your visit.

5340 Cornelia Hwy.
Alto, Ga
770-869-0999
Online: jaemorfarms.com
Admission to the pumpkin patch is free.

Big Springs Farms

At Big Springs Farm, you can pick your pumpkins from the patch or from their stand, then enjoy a wagon ride around the farm. Be sure to spot "Big Max," their behemoth pumpkin weighing in at close to 60 pounds. Big Springs also is home to plenty of farm animals to see, as well as a bounce house. Open in Oct. on Fri. from 12-6 p.m., and Sat. & Sun. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2100 Sugar Pike Rd.
Woodstock, Ga
678-899-3900
Online: bigspringsfarms.com
Admission is free, but pumpkins, hay ride, bounce house, and corn maze are all available for purchase for a small fee.

Red Apple Barn

Head towards the mountains and Red Apple Barn to pick your own pumpkin out of the field, or pick one out of their pile of pumpkins on the farm. There are small, mid-size and big pumpkins planted, including orange pumpkins, Cinderella, and other varieties. While you're there, be sure to play a round of cornhole, horseshoes, visit the covered bridge, or take a stroll. The pumpkin patch is open 7 days a week in October, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., and 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sun.

3379 Tails Creek Rd.
Ellijay, Ga
706-635-5898
Online: redapplebarn.com
Admission is free.

Berry Patch Farms

At Berry Patch Farm, you'll take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch, returning with your prized pumkins to enjoy fresh apple cider, a homemade fried pie, and some boiled peanuts and popcorn. Once you've picked your perfect gourd and enjoyed some refreshments, plan to stick around a while for the kids to enjoy the playground and baby farm animals. Hayride and pumpkin patch are open weekends in Oct. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and some weekday mornings. Check the schedule before you go to confirm their availability.

786 Arnold Mill Rd.
Woodstock, Ga
770-926-0561
Online: berrypatchfarms.com
Parking is $3 on the weekends, and concessions and pumpkins are available for purchase.

Burt's Pumpkin Farm

Burt’s is the behemoth of pumpkin patches, with a sea of orange (and white, green and everything in between) pumpkins that range in size from a whopping 150 pounds to a preciously petite one pounder. Don't miss the farm tour via hayride, while you're there! Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

4801 Highway 52
Dawsonville, Ga
706-265-3701
Online: burtsfarm.com
Admission is free; hayrides are $6 per person (ages 2 & under free).

Kinsey Family Farm

Jardales, Knuckleheads, Luminas, and Red-eyes—these are just a few of the unusual varieties of pumpkins you can find at the Kinsey Family Farm. In addition to pumpkins, you'll also discover a variety of fall fun, including hayrides, animal interactions, and lots of homemade food items for sale. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it. Pumpkin patch and hayrides begin Sat, September 29 and are open Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. & Sun. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., ending on Oct. 31 at 3 p.m.

7170 Jot-em Down Rd.
Gainesville
770-887-6028
Online: kinseyfamilyfarm.com

Admission is free; hayrides are $3 per person (ages 2 & under free) and include a cup of fish food to feed the catfish.

Ole McDermitt's Farm

Ole McDermitt had a farm—and on this farm he had—everything! Kids will go crazy for the pumpkin launching station, rubber duck races, corn box (think sand box), farm animal encounters, hayrides, a 4.5 acre corn maze for big kids and a mini 1/3 acre maze for tiny tots. Don’t miss the scarecrow dress up station and rope maze. Oh, and they have a pumpkin patch too, of course. Opens for the season on Sept. 30. Check Facebook and website for daily hours.

102 Baxter Rd.
Carrollton, Ga
678-850-8948
Online: olemcdermittsfarm.com
Admission is $12 for ages 3 & up, and includes all farm animal viewing, as well as farm games and activities. Snacks, gem mining, animal feed and merchandise are not included in admission price.

Pumpkin Patch Farm

Pumpkin Patch Farm offers a plethora of pumpkins, as well as an animal barnyard, pumpkin ring toss, mini tractors to ride, a hay maze and face painting. Tractor drawn hayrides bounce down “Bumpy Way” as tots hear tales of scarecrows and learn lessons about how pumpkins grow. Open every Sat. & Sun. in October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

230 Old Dixie Highway NW.
Adairsville, Ga
770-773-2617
Online: pumpkinpatchfarm.net
Admission is $7.50 plus tax per person and includes the hayride, animal barnyard, stick horse corral, hay maze, pumpkin ring toss, and John Deere pedal tractors.

—Shelley Massey