I can’t think of a better way to kick off the fall season than to visit one of Alabama’s wonderful pumpkin patches. Most farms even include fun fall activities for its visitors, including hayrides, train rides, corn mazes and petting zoos. If you’re looking for something fun to do in Alabama this upcoming fall season, you should definitely check out these 10 pumpkin patches:
1. Tuscaloosa Barnyard, Petting Farm & Pumpkin Patch
Tuscaloosa Barnyard, Petting Farm & Pumpkin Patch offers many fun activities for the entire family. These activities include the following: petting farm, animal feed, bottle feeding, pony or horse rides, boat ride, bouncy pillow, hayride and selecting the perfect pumpkin from their wonderful pumpkin patch. Are you ready for some GREAT news? You can participate in every activity for a ONE TIME FEE of only $16 per person (sales tax included). How GREAT is that? If your children love animals, be sure to make plans to visit this pumpkin patch. They'll absolutely LOVE it! Tuscaloosa Barnyard, Petting Farm & Pumpkin Patch is located at 11453 Turner Bridge Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406. Hours: Friday 9am-1pm / Saturday 9am-3pm / Sunday 1pm-5pm
2. Tate Farms Cotton Pickin' Pumpkins
Tate Farms Cotton Pickin' Pumpkins is open during the last week of September and throughout the entire month of October. General admission is $10, which includes several fun activities such as a hayride to the pumpkin field, fall photography displays, farm animals and the popular jumping pillow. Tate Farms Cotton Pickin' Pumpkins is located at 8414A Moores Mill Road, Meridianville, AL 35759.
3. Crow Creek Pumpkin Patch
Crow Creek Pumpkin Patch is the perfect place to visit for a fun family outing. Visitors will enjoy picking their pumpkins straight from the field. They'll also enjoy several other activities, some of which include a corn maze, a haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hayrides and a petting zoo. This pumpkin patch is open the entire month of October and it's located at 52 County Road 56, Stevenson, AL 35772.
4. The Great Pumpkin Patch
The Halloween Festival at The Great Pumpkin Patch takes place September 26 - November 1, 2015. Admission is free, but visitors are required to pay for each activity they participate in. Some of these activities include the following: Great Jumpin Pumpkin', Super Slide and the Bungee Run. Visitors also enjoy the wagon rides, train rides and petting zoo. The Great Pumpkin Patch is located at 288 Hwy 45, Hayden, AL 35079.
5. McGee Farm Pumpkin Patch
McGee Farm recently opened for the fall season and will continue to stay open throughout the entire month of October. McGee Farm grows 25 varieties of pumpkins, and some grow as large as 200 lbs. After selecting their perfect pumpkin, visitors will have the opportunity to play on the jumping pillow. McGee Farm is located at 8211 County Road 7, Florence, AL 35633.
6. Backyard Orchards Pumpkin Patch
The 2015 u-pick season may have recently come to an end, but the fall season at Backyard Orchards will begin soon. Starting September 26, visitors will have the chance to enjoy several fun fall activities, including wagon rides, a corn maze, a bouncy house, a cow train, and of course getting to pick out the perfect pumpkin to take home. Backyard Orchards is located at 6585 Hwy 431 N, Eufaula, AL 36027.
7. Old Baker Farm Pumpkin Patch
Old Baker Farm Pumpkin Patch begins September 26 and lasts throughout the month of October. The harvest hours are as follows: weekdays 3pm-dark, Saturdays 9am-dark and Sundays 1pm-dark. The admission fee is $10 per person, and that includes the pumpkin patch and all events. Old Baker Farm Pumpkin Patch is located at 184 Furrow Lane, Harpersville, AL 35078.
8. Down on the Farm Pumpkin Patch
Down on the Farm Pumpkin Patch operates September 26 - November 7, 2015. Visitors will thoroughly enjoy this 30-acre pumpkin patch. Some of the fun activities offered here include a corn maze, a hay bale maze, fall photo displays and corn cannons. Down on the Farm Pumpkin Patch is located at 2257 Heaton Road, Rainesville, AL 35986.
9. The Belue Place Pumpkin Patch
The Belue Place Pumpkin Patch operates September 26 - November 1, 2015. In addition to the pumpkin patch, visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy the corn maze. Other activities include the following: hay loft jump, cow train, tire mountain, etc. The Belue Place Pumpkin Patch is located at 700 County Road 513, Lexington, AL 35648.
10. Farmer in the Dell Pumpkin Patch
At Farmer in the Dell Pumpkin Patch, visitors get to cut their pumpkins straight from the vine. They'll also enjoy the hayride, picking sunflowers, digging in the corn trough and petting the newest farm animals. Farmer in the Dell Pumpkin Patch is open throughout the entire month of October and it's located in Auburn on Wire Road, 6 miles past the vet school.
Do you have a favorite pumpkin patch you enjoy visiting during the fall season? Let us know in the comments below!