When it comes to celebrating the 2023 Fall season in the Tennessee Valley, locals know that the many area pumpkin patches and corn mazes hold the most bang for your hard-earned family buck. Here you’ll find several that are within driving distance from Huntsville and each offers something just a little different but they are ALL a whole lot of fun!
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North Alabama Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, & Hayrides
Lyon Family Farms in Taft, TN
Located just over the Tennessee border, this farm is open on September 22 – October 29, 2023. Regular hours are Wednesday & Thursday from 12-6 PM, Friday from 12-8 PM, Saturday from 9AM-6PM, and Sunday from 1-7PM. It offers a pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn maze, petting zoo, pillow bounce, monster slide, games, rat and pig races, and more. Bring your appetite for the most awesome concession stand you’ve seen at a farm! Save with Season Passes and Super Passes, starting at $50!
4D Farm in Cullman, AL
Open September 30 – November 4, 2023, 4D Farm is open Thursday-Sunday throughout October; see full schedule of dates and hours online. Come on down and enjoy the jumping pillow, barnyard coaster, swing ride, cow train, two story play barn, 80ft slides, farm animals, pig races, 250ft ziplines, tubing slide, get lost in the maze, take a hayride, get a little sideways in our gravity house! And don’t miss the HUGE corn barn, pirate ship ride, jump pad and orbeez battle field! Available for an additional cost are mechanical bull rides, orbeez battle field, and gemstone mining. Season passes available to play all Fall!
Homeschool day will be Monday, October 16 9AM-2PM.
Cost: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: $21.95; Columbus Day $21.95; Thursdays $13.95; Season Passes; $42.95; Groups of 20+ will receive a $2 discount. 2 and under are FREE | purchase online
Location: 7066 Co. Road 703, Cullman (map)
More Info: www.4dfamilyfarm.com | RCM Review
Hidden Rivers Farm in Hartselle, AL
This gorgeous family farm is owned & operated by two sisters features a giant corn maze, pumpkin patch, lots of cute farm animals to pet, and several play areas for kids. Lunch at one of the food trucks there, or BYO picnic to enjoy at one of the scenic picnic areas. It’s also a great party venue for private gatherings.
Open September 22 – October 29, 2023. Come play Fridays from 4-8PM, Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-7PM. Please check the calendar for awesome special events this year, including a Color Spray Fest and Moonlight Maze Nights!
Down on the Farm in Rainesville, AL
Opening September 23 – November 3, 2023 the hours at this Rainsville farm will be Saturdays 10AM-8PM and Sundays 10AM-6PM. Activities include a corn maze, pumpkin painting, hayrides, a simulated milking cow, lots of playground fun for the little ones and a farm animal petting zoo – plus pony hops, corn hole, gem mining, a rope maze and more. Before you leave, shop their great gift shop full of fall decor and delicious edibles!
Tate Farms in Meridianville, AL
Pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, straw or hay bale maze, corn and pumpkin cannons, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, and more! Kids and adults alike love the jumping pillows, corn cribs, and fall photo opportunities! Carousel ***NEW for 2023***, Tate Farms features the only dairy-go-round in North America. This one-of-a-kind carousel was built and shipped from Italy exclusively for Tate Farms. This carousel has a 42-person capacity, featuring farm-themed animals such as goats, horses, pigs, roosters, sheep and cows. ***NEW for 2023*** Little Farmer Playground has been exclusively designed for Tate Farms by Little Tikes for hands-on play allowing little farmers to stimulate their imaginations and explore their surroundings. Featuring multiple climbers of varying difficulty,4 slides, a roller slide, sensory toys, and tunnels ultimate farm playground experience. The Little Farmer Playground features rubber mulch and seating around the perimeter. Little Farmer Playground is targeted for ages 7 and under.
The 2023 season opens from September 27 – October 28, 2023. Hours are Wednesday-Friday from 1-8PM, and Saturdays from 9AM-9PM. (Also open October 2-6)
JDM Family Farm in New Hope, AL
Bring your whole family down to this lush Pumpkin Patch located in New Hope, Alabama, and enjoy a wholesome day outside. There are pedal cars, hayrides, giant slides, a jump pillow, petting zoo, and duck races! The 2023 season opens from September 29- October 29, 2023. Pumpkins will be available to pick right out of the patch after October 1st. Hours are Friday from 4-8PM, Saturdays from 11 AM-9PM, and Sundays 12-6 PM.
Sand Mountain Corn Maze in Sardis City, AL
Now in its 14th year, visiting the Sand Mountain Corn Maze is a great way to experience some good old-fashioned country fall fun, including wagon rides, pumpkin picking, cow train rides, corn blasters, duck races, slides, corn pits, play barn, and a playground! Adults and older teens can take part in the Zombie Splatter on weekends after dark, where players can have some frightful fun taking a wagon ride through Zombieville with paintball guns Oct 1-31. Opens September 16, 2023. Hours are Wednesday – Thursday 4-9PM; Friday 4-10PM; Saturday 10AM-11PM, and Sunday 1-9PM.
Cost: $17-$30 (depending on package) | 2 and under are FREE
Zombie Splatter Wagon Rides are $18
Location: 1/4 mile off Hwy 431 at 8420 Cox Gap Rd in Sardis City, AL (map)
McGee Farm in Florence, AL
Located in Florence, McGee Farm is now in its 28th season of opening the family farm for visitors to find the perfect carving or cooking pumpkin. Visitors have a choice of picking their orange treasure straight off the vine from the pumpkin patch or from a pile that have been pre-picked. Over 25 varieties of pumpkins are available to choose from in a variety of sizes.
Take a tractor drawn wagon ride to the real pumpkin patch or visit the patch via a short nature -rich walk. Along with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, visitors are treated to farm-life activities such as playing in hay, a barnyard bounce and feeding chickens.
Date/Time(s): Open September 30- October 31 | Monday- Friday 3-6 PM, Saturday 10 AM-6 PM, Sunday 1-5 PM
Cost: $3.25 to visit the pumpkin patch; pumpkins and activities are additional cost
Location: 8211 County Road 7, Florence, AL (map)
More Info: Website | Facebook
Scarecrow Trail at Huntsville Botanical Garden
September 2 – October 31, 2023. It’s harvest time, and nothing says FALL quite like Festifall at the Garden! Our two-month celebration of the changing seasons features pumpkins, scarecrows, campouts, nature hikes, and more. As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to change color, there’s no better place to connect with nature and enjoy the beauty of autumn.
Cost: Scarecrow Trail is included with Garden membership or general admission ($12-$17, under 2 are FREE)
Location: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Punkin’ Pickin’ Extravaganza
An alternative to the traditional pumpkin patch, the North Alabama Railroad Museum is combining the thrill of picking a pumpkin with the excitement of a train ride. Riders will be allowed to disembark from the train at Normal and enter a punkin’ patch. Children will be allowed to select a pumpkin (included in the price of their ticket) and take it back to Chase on the train and then home.
Date/Time(s): Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 2:30 PM
Cost: $20-25 for all passengers
Location: 694 Chase Road, Huntsville
Website: www.northalabamarailroadmuseum.com | Facebook
The Belue Place Pumpkin Patch in Lexington, AL
The Belue Place is a working farm where children can take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick their very own pumpkin to take home. Other activities include a Hay Loft Jump, Cow Train, Tire Mountain, Horse Tire Swings and Corn Crib Play Area. Animals abound at The Belue place and may be petted by the interested or simply observed by the curious. The Petting Zoo inhabitants include Baby Goats, Miniature Horses, Rabbits, Pigs, Turkeys, Chickens, Baby Chicks, Ducks and Guineas.
Date/Time(s): Open October 4 – October 31, 2023; Saturday 10 AM-5 PM and Sunday 1-5 PM
Cost: $12 per person
Location: 700 County Road 513, Lexington, AL 35648
Website: www.thebelueplace.com | Facebook
Cornutt Farms Pumpkin Patch in Boaz, AL
Admission includes: one free pumpkin, hay ride to the pumpkin patch, petting zoo, corn dig, tractor playground, big truck turbo slide, cow trains, bouncy house, and other activities. Opens September 30 – October 28, 2023 on Saturdays. Be sure to visit the Sunflower Patch in September!
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