Crisp air and color on the trees means it’s time to pack up your pumpkins and head to the farm. In addition to fields of every kind of gourd imaginable, most of these pumpkin patches offer some seriously fun fall perks—like hayrides, mazes, and inflatables. It’s one of our favorite ways to have some simple fall fun with the family. Just be sure to check in with each spot before you go to guarantee the pumpkins aren’t picked out, and for up-to-date hours of operation. Keep reading to find out our favorite places to pick the perfect pumpkin, below.

Sleepy Hollow Farm

This Powder Springs patch includes a hayride, corn maze, farm animals and children’s area, in addition to pumpkins. While you're there, visit sheep, goats, donkey, pigs, chickens & rabbits, and take a trip to their country store for jams, jellies, honey, ciders and more. Through Nov. 3.

628 Sleepy Hollow Rd.
Powder Springs, Ga
770-942-6770
Online: sleepyhollowtrees.com

Admission is $12/ person and includes wagon rides, corn maze, corn maze treasure hunt for prizes, visits with farm animals, and entrance to the Kid Zone and pumpkin patch. Ages 2 & younger are free. 

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Southern Belle Farm

The folks at Southern Belle Farm are celebrating the harvest in an old-fashioned way, with a pumpkin patch, 4 acres of corn maze, and more than 20 outdoor attractions. Through Nov. 3. 

1658 Turner Church Rd.,
McDonough, Ga
770-288-2582
Online: southernbellefarm.com

Farm admission is $15.95 + tax and includes cornfield maze(s), hayride, cow train ride, corn cannon, jumping pillow, racing pedal carts, giant tunnel slide, kiddie korral, corn box, rubber duck races, meeting barnyard animals, seesaws and pig races. Ages 2 & under are free. 

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. Through Nov. 17. 

125 Bannister Rd
Dawsonville, GA 
770-772-6223
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 yule be glad you did! Not only can you pick your pumpkin from the vine, but there's, 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. Check Facebook for up-to-date hours and pumpkin availability. Through Oct. 31.

13 Reagan Rd.
Stockbridge, Ga
770-954-9356
Online: yuleforest.com
Admission is $12 per person (children under 2 are free), but kids in costumes get in free on Wednesdays.

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. Open through Oct. 27. 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 $4, and for $14 + tax (available to all ages 3 and up), you can enjoy unlimited corn maze, mini maze, hayrides, pumpkin train, petting zoo, farm slides, skeeball, duck races plus five shots per person at the apple cannon. This pass also includes entrance to the pumpkin patch (with vines!).

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. Each year, they produce a behemoth pumpkin weighing in at close to 60 pounds, so be sure to keep an eye out for this year's giant. Big Springs also is home to plenty of farm animals to see, as well as a bounce house. Open through Oct. 31.

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 ($3-4 each).

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. Open through Oct. 31.

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, but they plan to be open through Oct. 27.

786 Arnold Mill Rd.
Woodstock, Ga
770-926-0561
Online: berrypatchfarms.com
Parking is $4 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! Through Nov. 10.

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. Through Nov. 2. Check Facebook and website for daily hours.

102 Baxter Rd.
Carrollton, Ga
678-850-8948
Online: olemcdermittsfarm.com
Admission is $13 for ages 3 & up—cash only, 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. Through Oct. 27.

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.

Buford Corn Maze

Walking through the pumpkin patch at this hot spot is only a small slice of the fun. With a corn box in place of a sand box, a haunted forrest, hayrides, corn maze, and a dedicated Kids Zone for more fall fun, you'll leave with a whole lot more than a pumpkin. Through Nov. 10.

4470 Bennett Rd.
Buford, Ga
678-835-7198
Online: bufordcornmaze.com
Tickets are $15/ Corn Maze, $15/ Haunted Forest, and $25/ Combo Ticket. Kids 3 & under are free. All tickets include access to Kid's CORNer play area and activities, unlimited hayrides & more.

—Shelley Massey

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