Visit one of the local pumpkin patches this fall. Block off a free Saturday (be sure to check our events calendar because you don’t want to miss something). Then take the day for the entire experience. Check out our list of top pumpkin patches in metro Atlanta. Trust us, it’s worth the trip to any of these patches.
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Southern Belle Farm *****
1658 Turner Church Rd, McDonough, GA, 30252
Open Monday-Saturday8am-6pm, Sunday 1-6pm
This pumpkin patch in McDonough, GA is easily accessible from I-75 South. The beautiful grounds are decorated with green crops, a large silo and red barn. While you are there enjoy the kid friendly corn maze, milking demonstration, and pig races which are just a few of the offered activities. Even more fun is taking a hay ride to the patch to pick out your own pumpkin.
Southern Belle Farm also offers strawberry picking and events throughout the year.
Helpful Hint: The picnic area is large and shaded. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for the afternoon.
Sleepy Hollow Farm****
628 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Open Weekends- Saturday 10am-6pm, 7pm-11pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm
You may recognize some of the areas of this pumpkin patch. This pumpkin patch is especially for fans of Stranger Things. Many scenes on the show have been filmed here and as a result, you will be able to pick out a few key spots from some big events. If you’re not into pumpkin patches, try Escape Woods, an outdoor escape room. Another fun and interactive tour is The Stranger Things Experience. Helpful Hint: Check Facebook for upcoming event offerings and times.
Berry Patch Farms***
786 Arnold Mill Rd Woodstock, GA
Open Weekends October 6th-28th 10am-7pm, Weekdays October 15th-30th 3:30pm-7:00pm
Just up the road from East Cobb, you can visit Berry Patch Farms. Although it doesn’t have the bells and whistles of some of the pumpkin patches we listed, it does have charm. Certainly, the baby animals are a must-see.
Helpful Hint: Open Weekends October 6th-28th and Weekdays October 15th-30th (check website for details)
Big Springs Farms****
2100 Sugar Pike Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Open October Weekends Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm
Located near Hickory Flat, Big Springs Farms is one of the pumpkin patches that isn’t often talked about. This farm has a lot to offer, including an old sawmill and corn mill that both run during special events.
7th Annual Antique Tractor and Car Show is set for September 29.
Helpful Hint: This patch is free admission. Individual activities are paid for separately. See website for details.
Pumpkin Patch at Yule Forest*****
3565 GA-155 N, Stockbridge, GA, 30281
Open Monday-Friday 4-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm
This is one of Georgia’s biggest pumpkin patches. With a Dinosaur, Bee House, and Science Center, it is perfect for kids. As a result, you could spend all day here. Take a pumpkin cart and fill with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
Helpful Hint: The Grand Opening is on September 29th with food trucks and vendors. A concert series takes place during the fall each Saturday night.
5 Burts Pumpkin Farm Rd Dawsonville, Ga 30534
Open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm
Burt’s Farm is a popular pumpkin farm with history, and long standing superb customer service. Therefore, it is an annual tradition for many families. Above all, the tractor pulled hay ride is a must-do. The ride runs throughout the Burt Farm property. You can see Amicalola Falls from a distance during the ride.
With so many visitors, restaurants in this area can get crowded. For that reason, I’ll let you in on a secret lunch spot. After your pumpkin patch visit, stop by Under the Hemlock Campgrounds and eat at the country store. Make sure you order the Brunswick stew (probably the best one next to your mama’s). Grab some boiled peanuts for the ride home because that will truly give you the full experience.
Helpful Hint: If you can go on a weekday, the crowds won’t be as bad. Don’t wait until late October to visit Burt’s. The biggest and prettiest pumpkins will be gone.
Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze*****
Also located in North Georgia, not too far from Burt’s, is Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze. A new corn maze is created each year. As a result of the changing corn maze, there are many who enjoy this tradition each year. The bird’s eye images featured on their home page are amazing. While the corn maze is the highlight, it seems shooting the corn cannon, hayrides and bonfires are certainly popular as well.
Another activity, or maybe a date night, is the Haunted Maze tour around Halloween.
Helpful Hint: You can purchase tickets ahead of time on their website. Head there early, or on a weekday, to beat the crowd.
Still Family Farm***
5630 Macland Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – Sunset
Also not too far from East Cobb, sits the Still Family Farm. Owned and Operated by the Still Family, this kid- friendly pumpkin patch has much to offer. It seems like the giant hamster wheel (Roly Poly) and the wagon rentals can make this fun visit an even better one.
Helpful Hint: If you don’t make it out this fall, check the farm’s website for upcoming events. The Still Family also visits the community for presentations about their history and farm.
After the Patch
When you get home from the pumpkin patch, don’t forget to carve pumpkins with your little ones. To get everyone even more into the spirit, we suggest making Halloween themed snacks and a Halloween music playlist. Don’t carve the pumpkin too early, or it will easily rot! Also, turn the fun into a little bit of math by counting pumpkin seeds before roasting.
We hope you have an fantastic fall season, enjoying the cooler temperatures and time spent with family. Finally, have a great time at the pumpkin patch!