Move over, Georgia peaches. This fall, it’s all about Georgia pumpkin patches! Find the perfect pumpkins to carve jack-o-lanterns, decorate your front porch, indulge in pumpkin pie, pose on the ‘Gram, or even make your own perfect pumpkin spiced latte.
While you’re at it, experience some a-maze-ing fall activities such as corn mazes, hayrides, animal meet-and-greets, and more. The list below includes some of the best places near Atlanta to pick a pumpkin and take part in fall activities that will leave you smiling as wide as a jack-o-lantern.
Big Springs Farms
Big Springs Farms in Woodstock has hundreds of sizes of pumpkins ranging from “wee be little” to “Big Max.” They also host activities that are fun for the whole family, including hay rides, corn mazes, gem mining and meeting farm animals.
Location: Woodstock - 2100 Sugar Pike Rd; Date: Sept. 30 through Oct. 29; Website: bigspringsfarms.net; Contact: 678-899-3900
Burt’s Pumpkin Farm
Carve out time to visit Burt’s Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville. They’ll give you something to talk about with their huge selection of pumpkins of all shapes, colors and sizes. Stop by their store to pick up some fresh goods, pastries, jams and more to stock up on fall goods and round out the experience.
Location: Dawsonville - 5 Burts Pumpkin Farm Rd; Date: Sept. 1 through Nov. 10; Website: burtspumpkinfarmgeorgia.com; Contact: 706-265-3701
It doesn’t get more “fall” than pumpkins, apple cider, corn mazes and bonfires, and Cagle’s Farm has it all. This farm in Canton also hosts weddings at its lovely venue.
Location: Canton - 362 Stringer Rd; Date: Sept. 15 through Oct. 29; Website: caglesfarm.com; Contact: 470-533-9388
Pumpkin Patch at Oakland Cemetery
This iconic spot in Atlanta is transforming into a hauntingly delightful Halloween haven for one weekend only. Join in the Halloween spirit with pumpkin picking, spooky tours, photo opportunities, and tons of family-friendly activities.
Location: Atlanta - 248 Oakland Ave SE; Date: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8; Website: oaklandcemetery.com; Contact: 404-688-2107
Pettit Creek Farms
Pettit Creek Farm’s annual Pumpkin Fest lasts through Oct. 31 and offers everything from pumpkins and corn mazes to an incredible petting zoo. Camels, giraffes, zebras and more at this Cartersville farm? You’ve got to be pumpki-dding me!
Location: Cartersville - 337 Cassville Rd; Dates: Sept. 23 through Oct. 31; Website: pettitcreekfarms.com; Contact: 770-386-8688
Randy’s Pumpkin Patch
This Lawrenceville attraction is more than just a pumpkin patch — it’s also a pumpkin amusement park, complete with carnival games, bungee jumping, an inflatable corn maze, an extreme obstacle course, concessions and more.
Location: Lawrenceville - 1460 Lawrenceville Hwy; Date: Oct. 2-31; Website: randyspumpkinpatch.com; Contact: 770-822-0676
Sleepy Hollow Farm
Fresh fall air, pumpkins, tractor rides, farm animals and more can be found at Sleepy Hollow Farm in Powder Springs. In the evening, its Escape Woods escape game includes a “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” simulation inspired by Washington Irving’s famous story.
Location: Powder Springs - 628 Sleepy Hollow Rd; Date: Sept. 23 through Nov. 4; Website: sleepyhollowtrees.com; Contact: 770-880-8846
Southern Belle Farm
Offering fun for the whole family mixed in with southern charm, Southern Belle Farms in McDonough has a pumpkin patch and around 20 other activities, including pig races, rubber duck races, a corn maze, a petting zoo, a giant tunnel slide, and more.
Location: McDonough - 1658 Turner Church Rd; Date: Sept. 20 through Nov. 5; Website: southernbellefarm.com; Contact: 770-288-2582
Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Pick the perfect pumpkin to carve, bake or decorate at Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze, located in Dawsonville. During the day, activities include a 15-acre corn maze, wagon ride, jumping pad and corn cannon. At night, enter the Dark Rows, its haunted corn maze — if you dare.
Location: Dawsonville - 125 Bannister Rd; Date: Sept. 16 through Nov. 12; Website: uncleshucks.com; Contact: 770-772-6223
The Yule Forest in Stockbridge boasts one of the largest pumpkin patches in Georgia and allows you to cut a pumpkin straight from the vine if you’d like. In addition to autumn harvest events such as corn mazes and hayrides, Yule Forest also offers educational activities, including learning about the evolution of farming, bees, local ecology, dinosaurs, and more.
Location: Stockbridge - 3565 GA-155 N; Date: Sept. 30 through Oct. 29; Website: yuleforest.com; Contact: 770-954-9356
Avery Newmark of Access Atlanta contributed to this story.