When it comes to celebrating the 2020 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 and each offers something just a little different but they are all a whole lot of fun.
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Lyon Family Farms (Taft, TN)
Located just over the Tennessee border, this farm is open on September 18 – October 31, 2020. Regular hours are Thurs-Fri from 10AM – 8PM, Sat 9AM-6PM, and Sun 1-6PM. In October, the farm opens an extra day on Wednesday from 1-8PM. It offers a pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn maze, petting zoo, pillow bounce, monster slide, games, rat and pig races, and more. Save with Season Passes and Super Passes, starting at $30!
Cost: Weekends $12; Weekdays $10; under 2 are FREE; activity punchcards available; purchase online
Location: 130 Bellview Road, Taft, TN (map)
Phone: (931) 438-9938
More Info: www.lyonfamilyfarms.com | RCM Review
4D Farm (Cullman, AL)
Open September 26 – November 7, 2020, 4D Farm is open Thursday-Sunday afternoons throughout October; see full schedule of dates and hours online. Come on down and enjoy the jumping pillow, cow train, two story play barn, walk through the maze, hayride to the pumpkin patch, 80 ft slide, farm animals, pig races, rubber duck races, sand pit, tire mountain, farm animals, 250ft ziplines, spider web and more. Available for an additional cost are mechanical bull riding, pony rides, corn cannon, and gemstone mining.
Cost: Weekends: $13 online /$15 gate; Weekdays: $10 online /$12 gate; under 2 are FREE | purchase online
Location: 7066 Co. Road 703, Cullman (map)
More Info: www.4dfamilyfarm.com | RCM Review
Hidden Rivers Farm (Hartselle, AL)
This gorgeous NEW family farm 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 18 – November 1, 2020. Come play Fridays from 3pm-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-7pm. Please check the calendar for special events.
Down on the Farm (Rainesville, AL)
Opening September 26 – November 7, the 2020 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, a rope maze and more. Before you leave, shop their great gift shop full of fall decor and delicious edibles!
Tate Farms (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! The 2020 season opens from October 1st – October 31st. Hours are Thursday-Friday from 2-7pm, Saturday from 9-6pm, October 5th-9th 2-7pm, and October 12th 2-7pm.
Sand Mountain Corn Maze (Sardis City, AL)
Now in its 11th 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 Fridays through Sundays after dark, where players take can have some frightful fun taking a wagon ride through Zombieville with paintball guns. Opens September 19, 2020 at 10AM. Hours are Tues. and Thurs. 4PM – 9:30PM; Fri. 4PM – 10PM; Sat. 10AM – 11PM, and Sun. 1PM – 9PM.
Cost: $10-$18 (depending on package) | 2 and under are FREE
Location: 1/4 mile off Hwy 431 at 8420 Cox Gap Rd in Sardis City, AL.
McGee Farm (Florence)
Open October 1-31, 2020 is now in its 24th year 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. Along with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, visitors are treated to farm-life activities such as playing in hay, taking a scenic tractor-drawn wagon ride, a barnyard bounce and feeding chickens as well as shopping for fall decor such as straw bales, gourds, and mums. Enjoy a bite to eat or take a treat home from The Kitchen at McGee Farm. Open weekdays 3PM-6PM, Saturday 10AM-6PM and Sundays 1PM-5PM.
Scarecrow Trail (Huntsville Botanical Gardens)
September 7 – October 5, 2020. Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! In addition to our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, we’ve got weekend hayrides, a corn maze, Scarecrow Trail night hikes, and lots of other fun ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the Pumpkin Display for a family photo during the month of October!
Cost: Scarecrow Trail is included with Garden membership or general admission ($9-$14, 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, Oct. 17, 2020 at 10:0AM and 1:00 PM
Cost: $20 for all passengers
Location: 694 Chase Road, Huntsville
Website: www.northalabamarailroadmuseum.com | Facebook
The Belue Place Pumpkin Patch
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 3 – October 31 2020; Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sunday 1-5PM
Cost: $12 per person
Location: 700 County Road 513, Lexington, AL 35648
Website: www.thebelueplace.com | Facebook
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