When the autumn leaves begin to transform into vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, many avid “leaf peepers” start getting excited about all the fun activities and annual traditions the season brings.
From apple picking and corn mazes to simply enjoying the exquisite natural beauty of the Blue Ridge region without the heat of summer, the season is packed with opportunities to make memories.
One of our favorite quintessential fall family traditions is finding the perfect pumpkin straight from a patch.
Whether it’s for carving a Halloween jack-o-lantern or making your favorite pumpkin recipes for Thanksgiving, there are plenty of pumpkin patches in the North Georgia mountains that offer exceptional assortments of sizes and colors.
Many of these farms also offer other fun fall activities, such as corn mazes, hayrides, and u-pick apples, as well as bakeries selling delicious treats like donuts, cider, pies, and more!
To help you find the perfect place to explore, we’ve compiled this list of the 20 Best Pumpkin Patches in North Georgia, including information about some of the best activities and attractions offered at each.
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1. Sleepy Hollow Farm
628 Sleepy Hollow Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127
In 1971, Perry DeWeese and his wife Maureen bought land in Powder Springs GA to raise their family.
After traveling miles in search of a Christmas tree for the holidays, they got the idea to start their own cut-your-own Christmas tree farm in 1980.
Today, three generations live and work on the 60-acre Sleepy Hollow Farm, welcoming families to experience fun in the outdoors and create their own memories.
Christmas traditions still dominate the farm in the winter, but pumpkins are the star of the show in the fall. Their pumpkin patch is filled with a wide variety of pumpkins in every shape and size.
After picking out a pumpkin you can make your way through their corn maze, take a wagon ride through the farm, and visit with the sheep, goats, donkeys, pigs, chickens, and rabbits that call Sleepy Hollow home.
There’s also a country store stocked full of delicious jams, jellies, honey, cider, and more!
2. Still Family Farm
5682 Macland Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127
He acquired several more large tracts of land, creating the Moon Plantation. The land was passed down to each new generation, but some pieces were sold or changed usage, until only 140 acres of the 3,000-acre plantation remained.
Today, 6th generation farmers Glen and Marion Still, along with their children and grandchildren, continue to welcome guests to enjoy a variety of activities on the historic Still Family Farm.
Fall is one of the most popular times here. Guests can make their way through a 5-acre Zinnia Maze, play on the Roly Poly and kiddie climb, or take a 25-minute narrated hayride around the farm while learning about its history.
Of course, there’s also an epic pumpkin patch with every type of pumpkin you could think of. They have giants, minis, and warty gourds as well as mums, corn stalks, and hay bales for sale.
There’s also a market where you can buy other fall décor items, as well as grabbing a snack or a meal.
3. Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
125 Bannister Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534
At Uncle Shuck’s, you’re practically guaranteed to leave with some unforgettable family memories as well as the perfect pumpkin to carve, eat, or decorate for the holidays
Open this year from September 11th to November 14th, Uncle Shuck’s offers pick-your-own pumpkins, face painting, gem mining, a 15-acre corn maze, tire mountain, jumping pad, towering goat walk, corn cannon, and a huge bonfire where you can roast marshmallows.
You can also take a scenic ride around the farm on a tractor-driven wagon ride. And on Friday and Saturday nights in October, you can also journey into the cornfield on their spooky Haunted Trail!
When you visit, don’t forget your camera, because there are lots of photo opportunities in front of the cornfields, sunflowers, old tractors, and picture boards.
If you get hungry, there are refreshments for purchase ranging from hamburgers and hot dogs to tasty treats like funnel cakes, fried Oreos, and cotton candy.
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4. Burt’s Farm
5 Burts Pumpkin Farm Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Johnny and Kathy Burt started growing pumpkins back in 1972. In 1991, they built what is now Burt’s Farm on family land that has been passed down from generation to generation since the 1800s.
Today, they have one of the best pumpkin patches in Georgia, growing 20+ varieties of pumpkins on 50 to 70 acres of farmland each year.
Along with finding the perfect pumpkin, you can take a hayride around the farm that ends on top of a mountain. There, you’ll get a spectacular view of Amicalola Falls, with the pumpkin patch below.
The smell of fresh-baked pumpkin pies, pumpkin rolls, candied popcorn, and other goodies will most likely lure you into the country store, where you can buy all sorts of treats and fall décor to decorate your home for the season.
5. Red Apple Barn
3379 Tailscreek Road
Ellijay, GA 30540
In 1965, Marvin Pritchett planted his first orchard of 100 apple trees in Gilmer County. Then he planted 500 more trees the next year on Tails Creek (which adjoined his father’s land).
The Red Apple Barn was built in 1971 to sell the apples from the farm. It has since grown to sell a variety of other products and host other activities, all the while staying within the Pritchett family.
In the fall, they offer U-Pick apples, and in October their pumpkin patch opens. You can find around 20 varieties of novelty pumpkins here, along with traditional Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins that come in all different sizes.
While you’re at the farm, you can also play family-friendly games like horseshoes and cornhole, plus there’s a playground area for kids.
Weekday Farm Tours are also available, in which you can ride a tractor by the Hayfield, to the Orchard to pick an apple, through the Pumpkin Patch and Flower Garden, and then back to the barn for some complimentary treats!
6. B.J. Reece Orchards
9131 Highway 52 East
Ellijay, GA 30536
Located in Ellijay GA, B.J. Reece Orchards is a family-owned farm that has been rated as one of Georgia’s top “fun getaway” destinations.
Surrounded by the scenic beauty of the North Georgia mountains, the farm is as picturesque as it is fun, with a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the year.
The U-Pick apple season starts just before Labor Day and continues through the end of October, when their U-Pick pumpkin patch opens up. There’s also a corn maze and petting farm where you can visit with the animals.
Group reservations are available where you can purchase added activity bundles, including fun things like a cow-milking demonstration and a wagon ride through the farm.
There’s also a delicious bakery on-site filled with homemade fried pies, donuts, fresh bread, and more!
7. Berry Patch Farms
786 Arnold Mill Road
Woodstock, GA 30188
Bill and Debbie Duren had the dream of operating a pick-your-own fruit operation. After purchasing 40 acres of land in Cherokee County in 1978 (and a lot of hard work), that dream became a reality.
Berry Patch Farms offers pick-your-own blueberries, Christmas trees, and pumpkins throughout October.
You can take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch, where tons of choices await (including mini pumpkins and gourds that are great for autumn decorations).
There’s a playground for kids and baby farm animals you can visit with. You can also enjoy some homemade fried pies, boiled peanuts, popcorn, and apple cider while you explore the farm!
8. Big Springs Farms
2100 Sugar Pike Road
Woodstock, GA 30188
Located in Woodstock GA, Big Springs Farms offers a variety of fun fall activities, including one of the most beloved pumpkin patches near Atlanta.
This North Georgia pumpkin patch has hundreds of styles and sizes to choose from, ranging from “Wee Be Little” pumpkins weighing around a pound to “Big Max” pumpkins weighing 50 to 60 pounds.
They also offer an array of fresh gourds, Indian corn, dried gourds, cornstalks, and other home decor items, including birdhouses and concrete pumpkins.
Other fun activities offered at the farm include face painting, a bounce house, and the opportunity to visit with Willie the pig, Mac the miniature donkey, Gizmo the goat, and all the chickens in the coup.
You can also take a wagon ride through the farm that will take you by the pond, along the pumpkin field, and close to the verdant cow pastures.
9. Buford Corn Maze
4470 Bennett Road
Buford, GA 30519
Founded in 2008, the Buford Corn Maze is located on the 32-acre Winnie Roberts Tutton Farm, which dates back to the early 1800s.
What started as a small word-of-mouth business is now one of the most popular corn maze entertainment venues in Georgia. It has expanded in recent years to include a ton of other fun activities.
Families can enjoy the cornball slider, popcorn jumping pillow, hey hey hayride, duck races, pony rides, and barnyard animal viewing. Of course there’s a large pumpkin patch filled with all sorts of pumpkins, big and small, to pick from.
There’s a barnyard grill, if you work up an appetite. There are also plenty of family photo opportunities, from antique tractors and animal cutouts to picturesque fields of corn.
10. Scottsdale Farms
15639 Birmingham Highway
Milton, GA 30004
Located north of Alpharetta in Milton, Scottsdale Farms has been offering a variety of fun activities since 2000.
In Autumn, they host a “Fall at the Farm” event featuring a corn maze, hayrides, lawn games, sunflower fields, and a pumpkin patch. Their pumpkins coming in all shapes and sizes, ranging from less than a pound to upwards of 100!
You can also visit with the friendly goats, cows, dogs, cats, and resident pigs (Olivia, Sparkles, and Petunia), and feed the chickens and fish.
There is a year-round Café serving snacks, meals, and drinks. There’s a boutique gift shop where you can browse fashion apparel, gifts, and one-of-a-kind custom jewelry crafted by local artisans.
There are lots of other activities offered at Scottsdale Farms throughout the year, like cookie-decorating workshops, children’s book exchanges, Pilates classes, and seminars. Check out their website for a full list of upcoming events.
11. Pettit Creek Farms
337 Cassville Road
Cartersville, GA 30120
Located in the foothills of North Georgia, Pettit Creek Farms is 80 acres of beautiful land that has been in the Allen family since 1945.
From late September through November 1st they host their annual Pumpkin Fest. Visitors can enjoy classic fall activities like their 2-acre corn maze, a hayride around the farm, hay bale-roping, building scarecrows, and picking the perfect pumpkin.
Pettit Creek Farms is definitely one of the most unique pumpkin patches in North Georgia to visit. After exploring the pumpkin patch, you can hang out with animals like zebras, emus, buffalo, kangaroos, camels, sheep, and even giraffes!
There is a drive-thru farm tour available (reservations required) in which you can see all of these exotic animals from the safety of your car. You can also purchase a bag of food to throw into their enclosures!
12. Washington Farms
5691 Hog Mountain Road
Bogart, GA 30622
After leaving their careers in 1993, John and Donna Washington began farming. They’re now the owners of Washington Farms in Bogart GA, about halfway between Winder and Athens.
Fall is a special time on the farm, with a variety of seasonal offerings. There’s a 6.5-acre corn maze, pumpkin bounce house, and pumpkin field that draws visitors eager to celebrate the season and hunt for their annual pumpkin.
Along with taking a wagon ride around the farm and roasting s’mores by the campfire, there are plenty of other activities for guests to enjoy.
They include a tricycle track, cow train, petting zoo, playground, corn cannon, zip line, and even pig and duck races!
There’s also yummy food at the Barnyard Grill, including homemade strawberry ice cream made with fresh strawberries grown on the farm. In fall, you can also purchase apple cider and delicious cinnamon & sugar donuts.
13. Jaemor Farms
5340 Cornelia Hwy (Highway 365)
Alto, GA 30510
Established in 1912, Jaemor Farms has been in the Echols family for six generations. The farm is completely family-owned and strives to practice sustainable agriculture, as they recognize the importance of high quality and fresh produce.
Along with purchasing produce from the Jaemor Farm Market, at various times of the year you can pick your own peaches, apples, flowers, strawberries, and pumpkins.
Jaemor Farm truly comes alive in the fall, when their huge pumpkin patch is filled with pumpkins of all colors, shapes, and sizes.
There’s also a corn maze and a variety of other activities, starting in mid-September and running through the first weekend in November.
Some of the activities featured during the Autumn extravaganza include hayrides, duck races, tricycle races, farm slides, apple cannons, farm skee ball, a petting zoo, and a pumpkin train.
14. Kinsey Family Farm
7170 Jot-em Down Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
The Kinsey Family Farm is a family-owned operation designed to provide an exciting atmosphere for visitors from all across North Georgia.
It was initially created as a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm. But it has evolved over the years to include several other seasonal activities, including selling pumpkins.
Along with the ubiquitous bright orange pumpkins, you can also find decorative red, white, green, or “brushed nickel” pumpkins at the Kinsey Family Farm, as well as several varieties of gourds.
The pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from one-pound “Jack-Be-Little” pumpkins to their 100+ pound “Prize Winner” pumpkin.
While you’re at the farm, be sure to stop by the barn. There you can purchase a variety of local honey, and there’s a nursery that offers all sorts of gardening trees, shrubs, perennial plants, and garden décor.
15. Hillside Orchard Farms
18 Sorghum Mill Drive
Lakemont, GA 30552
After growing up in rural northeast Georgia, Robert and Patsy Mitcham started Hillside Orchard Farms in 1983.
Hillside is best known for their pick-your-own apples tours, which are available throughout September. But in the fall they also have an assortment of pumpkins you can choose from.
While you’re there, you can also make your way through the corn maze, take a trip on the farm train, take a hayride through the farm, and visit their playground, greenhouse, and barnyard.
On October 31st (starting at 9 AM), Hillside Orchard hosts their annual Fall Harvest Festival, which features live music, vendors, and sales throughout the store and farm bakery.
16. Warbington Farms
5555 Crow Road
Cumming, GA 30041
Warbington Farms is a third-generation family farm that began farming beef cattle and commercial hens back in 1968. Since then, it has grown to offer a variety of major seasonal events for families to enjoy.
In the spring, you can pick your own fresh strawberries from around 3 acres of strawberry fields.
In the fall, you can work your way through an epic corn maze and explore an enormous pumpkin patch with thousands of pumpkins to choose from.
During the spring, fall, and winter, you can also enjoy the Warbington Farms Playground & Fun Park. It’s packed full of fun activities like the “hey” ride, barnyard, jumpin’ pillow, corn crib, roller slide, and an action-packed obstacle course.
17. Yahoo Farms
4729 Waleska Highway 108
Jasper, GA 30143
For over a decade now, Jasper’s Yahoo Farms has worked to provide a fun experience that the whole family can enjoy.
In the fall they host a corn maze, kiddie hay maze, pumpkin wagon, corn cannon, rubber duck races, and pony rides. They also have concessions with meals, snacks, and mouth-watering baked goodies such as pumpkin cupcakes and pies.
Every Saturday night in October, you can also enjoy the spooky haunted hayride, cosmic corn maze (with a flashlight and glow bracelet included), and s’mores fire pit.
Of course, you can’t leave without picking out the best pumpkin to bring home. You can get classic jack-o-lantern pumpkins, pie pumpkins, mini pumpkins, and decorative items such as gourds, ornamental squash, and Indian corn.
If you have kids under 8, the farm also hosts a Yahoo Farm Pumpkin Hunt, where the “Pumpkin Bunny” will greet your kids and lead them in the hunt for all the pumpkins she lost!
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18. Copper Creek Farm
1514 Reeves Station Road
Calhoun, GA 30701
Owned by the Grogan family, Copper Creek Farm is dedicated to providing a place where families can make memories while being immersed in agritourism (a.k.a. farm tourism).
Their farm is truly packed with exciting activities. General admission includes a wagon hayride, mechanical bull, cow train, kids’ zip line, corn pit, petting barn, animated chicken show, barn loft slide, honey bee barn, giant jumpin’ pillow, pony rides, and even pig and duck races!
When fall rolls around, there’s an 8-acre haunted corn maze and a bonfire perfect for roasting marshmallows. Visitors can also enjoy fireworks that light up the night sky every Friday and Saturday night in October.
Copper Creek Farm also has one of the best pumpkin patches in North Georgia, practically guaranteeing that you will find the perfect pumpkin for your family to bring home.
And if you work up an appetite from all these adventures, there’s plenty of food, drinks, and tasty desserts available at the Copper Creek Grill and Country Cabin Sweets & Treats.
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19. Mercier Orchards
8660 Blue Ridge Dr.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Based in beautiful Blue Ridge GA, Mercier Orchards is a 4th generation family-owned orchard that has been producing bountiful harvests for over 75 years.
Located on 300 acres of pastoral land surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is easily one of the most picturesque farms in Georgia. It’s also one of the region’s most popular places for apple picking tours.
Along with apple picking, Mercier offers U-Pick strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. And in the fall you can pick your perfect pumpkin for the season from their massive pumpkin patch.
Tours of the orchards are also available for just $5, with children 2 and under enjoying the ride for free.
If you’re looking for some great homestyle Southern food, their café is considered one of the best restaurants in Blue Ridge. They serve up a hearty breakfast and lunch, and offer a variety of delicious bakery items and hard-pressed beverages.
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20. Randy’s Pumpkin Patch
1460 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Randy’s Pumpkin Patch offers a jam-packed family fun adventure with all sorts of autumn-themed activities.
The pumpkin patch for which the farm is best known is filled with hundreds of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, ranging from tiny ones that are great for decoration to larger ones perfect for carving.
There are lots of other fun activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy, including a trackless train, giant slide, haunted house, maze, and three bounce houses.
Kids can also take a pony ride, or play with some seriously cute bunnies at the petting zoo.
To get in on the fun, you can visit Tandy’s Pumpkin Patch Sunday through Thursday from 10 AM to 9 PM, or Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 10 PM. -by Christina Maggitas, lead image via Canva