The 24 Best Pumpkin Patches in Georgia to Visit (2022)

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[Updated 7/13/2022]  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 where you can experience Fall in Georgia

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 24 Best Pumpkin Patches in Georgia, including information about some of the best activities and attractions offered at each.

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Best Pumpkin Patches in Georgia Guide

  1. Sleepy Hollow Farm (Powder Springs)
  2. Still Family Farm (Powder Springs)
  3. Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch (Dawsonville)
  4. Burt’s Farm (Dawsonville)
  5. Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch (Dawsonville)
  6. Red Apple Barn (Ellijay)
  7. B.J. Reece Orchards (Ellijay)
  8. Mercier Orchards (Blue Ridge)
  9. Berry Patch Farms (Woodstock)
  10. Big Springs Farms (Woodstock)
  11. Buford Corn Maze (Buford)
  12. Scottsdale Farms (Milton)
  13. Pettit Creek Farms (Cartersville)
  14. Washington Farms (Bogart)
  15. Jaemor Farms (Alto)
  16. Kinsey Family Farm (Gainesville)
  17. Hillside Orchard Farms (Lakemont)
  18. Warbington Farms (Cumming)
  19. Yahoo Farm (Jasper)
  20. Copper Creek Farm (Calhoun)
  21. Randy’s Pumpkin Patch (Lawrenceville)
  22. Yule Forest (Stockbridge)
  23. Ole McDermitts Farm (Carrollton)
  24. Southern Belle Farm (McDonough)

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Sleepy Hollow Farm Pumpkins - pumpkin patches in GA
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1. Sleepy Hollow Farm

628 Sleepy Hollow Road, Powder Springs GA • 770-880-8846

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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!

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Still Family Farm pumpkin patch
Still Family Farm pumpkin patch via Facebook

2. Still Family Farm

5682 Macland Road, Powder Springs GA • 678-283-6951

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In 1837, John Willingham Moon received 60 acres of farmland in the Georgia Land Lottery (after the signing of the New Echota Treaty forced many Cherokee people to leave on the Trail of Tears.)

He gradually acquired several more large tracts of land, eventually 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.

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Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch - best pumpkin patch in Georgia
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3. Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

125 Bannister Road, Dawsonville GA • 770-772-6223

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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.

Other fun Fall activities include 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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Burt's Farm Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch in Dawsonville GA
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4. Burt’s Farm

5 Burts Pumpkin Farm Road, Dawsonville GA • 706-265-3701

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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.

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Bradley's Pumpkin Patch - North Atlanta pumpkin patch
Fall Pumpkin Patch Photo via Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch

5. Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch

24 Lawrence Drive, Dawsonville GA 770-380-3636

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Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch was founded by Bradley Weaver, who wanted to establish a business where he could work in nature while ministering to the youth that visit the pumpkin patch.

Today, Bradley, Tony, and Karen Weaver co-own the multi-generational family business, which is located about 7 miles south of Amicalola Falls State Park

Their Fall hours vary weekly, but appointments can be made in advance. In addition to the pumpkin patch, visitors can also take a hayride around the pumpkin patch every Friday through Sunday.

While you’re there, make sure to also check out Bradley’s country store. Visitors can find tasty Appalachian-style treats (including jams, jellies, and muscadine slushies) or bring home a beautiful handmade quilt.

In Spring, Bradley’s is known for the heirloom flowers (including daffodils and day-lilies) that grow on the family’s farm.

In Winter, fresh Frazier Fir Christmas trees and wreaths are available, either via pre-order or by stopping in after Thanksgiving weekend to pick out your own tree.

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Red Apple Barn Pumpkins - pumpkin patch Ellijay GA
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6. Red Apple Barn

3379 Tailscreek Road, Ellijay GA • 770-887-6028

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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!

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BJ Reece Orchards in Ellijay GA
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7. B.J. Reece Orchards

9131 Highway 52 East, Ellijay GA • 706-276-3048

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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!

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Mercier Orchards
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8. Mercier Orchards

8660 Blue Ridge Dr, Blue Ridge GA 706-632-3411

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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 widely considered one of the best restaurants in Blue Ridge GA.

They serve up a hearty breakfast and lunch and offer a variety of delicious bakery items and hard-pressed beverages. 

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Pumpkins - pumpkin patches near Atlanta
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9. Berry Patch Farms

786 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock GA 770-926-0561

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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, real 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 seasonal 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!

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Big Springs Farms Pumpkins
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10. Big Springs Farms

2100 Sugar Pike Road, Woodstock GA 678-899-3900

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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.

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Burford Corn Maze
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11. Buford Corn Maze

4470 Bennett Road, Buford GA 

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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 the state of 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.

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Scottsdale Farms - pumpkin patch in Alpharetta
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12. Scottsdale Farms

15639 Birmingham Highway, Milton GA 770-777-5875

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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, 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.

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Pettit Creek Farms - pumpkin farms in Georgia
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13. Pettit Creek Farms

337 Cassville Road, Cartersville GA 770-386-8688

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Located in the foothills of North Georgia, Pettit Creek Farms offers 80 acres of beautiful land that has been in the Allen family since 1945. 

From September 17 through November 1st in 2022, they host their annual Pumpkin Fest (note: they’re closed on Mondays). 

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’s a drive-thru farm tour available available from January through August (reservations required) in which you can see exotic & weird animals from the safety of your car. You can also purchase food to throw into their enclosures!

In December, Petite Creek Farms transforms into a Country Christmas, with shimmering Christmas lights, visits with Santa Claus and live Reindeer, a nativity, and fresh-cut Christmas trees.

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Washington Farms
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14. Washington Farms

5691 Hog Mountain Road, Bogart GA 706-769-0627

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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 homemade kettle corn and delicious cinnamon & sugar donuts.

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Jaemor Farms Fried Apple Pies
Fried Apple Pies, photo courtesy Jaemor Farms

15. Jaemor Farms

5340 Cornelia Hwy (Highway 365), Alto GA 770-869-3999

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Established in 1912, Jaemor Farms has been in the Echols family for six generations. 

Located 4.5 miles from the Schoolbus Graveyard, the farm is 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 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.

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Kinsey Family Farm
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16. Kinsey Family Farm

7170 Jot-em Down Road, Gainesville GA 770-887-6028

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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.

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Hillside Orchard Farms
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17. Hillside Orchard Farms

18 Sorghum Mill Drive, Lakemont GA 706-782-2776

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After growing up in rural northeast Georgia, Robert and Patsy Mitcham started Hillside Orchard Farms in 1983.

Located near Lake Rabun and Minnehaha Falls, Hillside Orchard has been a local favorite for nearly 40 years, offering awesome farm experiences and 700+ locally made products in the country store.

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.

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Warbington Farms
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18. Warbington Farms

5555 Crow Road, Cumming GA 770-889-1515

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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.

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Yahoo Farm Pumpkins
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19. Yahoo Farm

4729 Waleska Highway 108, Jasper GA 770-735-3638

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For over a decade now, Jasper’s Yahoo Farm 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 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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Copper Creek Farm
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20. Copper Creek Farm

1514 Reeves Station Road, Calhoun GA 706-280-5592

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Owned by the Grogan family, the Copper Creek Farm is located 3.4 miles from the Rock Garden in Calhoun GA. It’s dedicated to providing a place where families can make memories while being immersed in agritourism.

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, honeybee 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 GA, 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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Randy's Pumpkin Patch
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21. Randy’s Pumpkin Patch

1460 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville GA 404-216-4512

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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 Randy’s Pumpkin Patch Sunday through Thursday, but their 2022 hours were not available before our deadline. We’ll update this page as more info becomes available. 

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Pumpkin in Yule Forest Patch
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22. Yule Forest

3565 Hwy 155 N, Stockbridge GA 770-954-9356

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Owned by by Allen and Susie Grant, Yule Forest was originally opened in 1983 as a Christmas tree farm. In 1988, their pumpkin patch was opened to the public.

Visiting the Pumpkin Patch at Yule Farm is an annual tradition for many families, as they offer lots to do for all ages. For younger visitors, they have interactive elements designed to entertain school groups and others eager to learn more.

In 2011, Yule Farm opened Fear the Woods– one of the fastest growing haunted attractions in GA– to cater to more mature audiences.

While their pumpkin patch is reason enough to visit, in 2022 Yule Farm has added a fall concert series, with live music offered each weekend in October. Food trucks will also be available every weekend.

Their Pumpkin Patch season lasts from October 2-31, with the farm open every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-6PM. They also take appointments throughout the week for school field trips.

Want to snag a Christmas tree? The Yule Forest Christmas Tree Farm will be open for business starting November 20, with hours from 9AM-6PM.  

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Ole McDermitts Farm Corn Maze in GA
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23. Ole McDermitts Farm

102 Baxter Rd, Carrollton GA 678-850-8948

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Located in Carrollton GA, about 45 miles west of Atlanta, Ole McDermitts Farm is proudly owned by the McDermitt family.

The farm started as a way for their children to be active in showing lambs. But it grew into a family business that allows each member a place to grow in their expertise.

Pumpkin picking season at Ole McDermitts Farm starts September 24, but they offer much more than a pumpkin patch.

With a ticket purchase, guests can visit the petting zoo to see free-range peacocks, cows, goats, etc. There are also  slides for kiddos to enjoy, duck races, hayrides, and more.

Wanting more family-friendly fun? Ole McDermitts Farm also offers gem mining as an add-on to your experience.

In the spring, the farm hosts their annual Windmill Market, where various local vendors gather to share their wares. Birthday parties can also be booked here during the fall season.

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Corn Maze at Southern Belle Farm
Corn Maze, Photo Courtesy of Southern Belle Farm

24. Southern Belle Farm

1658 Turner Church Rd, McDonough GA • 770-288-2582

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In 1938, the Southern Belle Farm opened as a dairy farm started by J.A. Carter. It has been growing consistently over the 80+ years since, through multiple generations and different farming ventures.

Committed to strengthening their community in McDonough GA, the Southern Belle Farm offers something for just about everyone to enjoy, and they’re open all year-round. 

Their pumpkin picking season starts in September, with various opportunities to visit throughout the week and weekend. Other fall activities offered include navigating a corn maze, watching a pig race, or taking a ride on the cow train.

The Southern Belle Farm operates seasonally, with different activities depending on what is currently growing on the farm. U-pick strawberries and gem mining take place during spring months.

During the summer, visitors can pick fresh blackberries, peaches, and blueberries, or simply grab a pre-picked bag from the Country Market if you’re on the go.

Wanting the perfect tree this Christmas? Visit Southern Belle Farm for a freshly cut tree, and visit with Santa while you’re there!  -by Christina Maggitas, with additional reporting by Molly Frazier; lead image via Canva

 

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Growing up in rural south Georgia, Christina Maggitas developed a love for nature at a young age and spent the majority of her formative years outdoors. Since first visiting the Great Smokey Mountains with her family as a child, she has always admired the beauty of the Blue Ridge region and spends as much time as she can hiking north Georgia. She has a passion for writing and storytelling with the hopes of inspiring others to enjoy the great outdoors. Currently, Christina is a senior at Kennesaw State University where she is studying Journalism and Emerging Media.