The arrival of fall can be detected in two ways: cooler weather and pumpkin patches. And while the cooler weather may take a bit longer to get here, pumpkin patches are already “popping up” all over the state. Not sure which patch is perfect for picking? That’s okay because we’ve done the research for you, and here are the results:
1. Seward Farms, Lucedale
This working farm offers tons of fall fun. In addition to their pumpkin barn, which opens in October, Seward Farms also includes a corn maze, hay rides, a cow train, a giant jumping pillow, tube slide, corn cannon, farm animals, the “Field of Fright,” and more.
2. Cedar Hill Farm, Hernando
Whether you’re hoping to actually pick a pumpkin straight from the patch or just looking to purchase the perfect pumpkin, Cedar Hill Farm is for you. Aside from the pumpkin patch, the fall festivities continue thanks to the Hay Maze and the Corn Maize. And if you work up an appetite, be sure to grab a bite to eat at the farm’s Country Kitchen.
3. Adkins Farms, Booneville
Promising “family fun that is simply a-MAZE-n’,” Adkins Farms is guaranteed to be a hit. From your standard pumpkin patch and corn maze to the annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ and Spooktacular Haunt, there is definitely something for everyone.
4. Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo
Spanning over 200 acres, the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo is filled with fun, and during the entire month of October that fun includes a pumpkin patch.
5. Brownlee Farms, Red Banks
Boasting one of the “largest, most attractive pumpkin patches in the mid-south,” Brownlee Farms is worth a visit. And the cost is even better! The mere $8 admission fee includes a pumpkin of your choice, hay ride, and access to a two-acre maze.
6. Bull Bottom Farms, Duck Hill
From the end of September until the beginning of November, Bull Bottom Farms will be putting on their Fall Festival which, in addition to a pumpkin patch, includes hay rides, a giant slide, a jumbo jumping pillow, a corn maze, a cow train, an animal park, and much more.
7. Wise Family Farm, Pontotoc
It is during the fall season when the Wise Family Farm really comes to life thanks to a ton of fun activities, which include the “Pick-Ur-Own” pumpkin patch. Can’t wait to decorate your find? Well, you’re in the right place as the farm has a Pumpkin Painting Station that includes paint, brushes, and assistance if needed.
8. Pumpkin Patch Farms, Blue Mountain
In business for nearly 20 years, Pumpkin Patch Farms will continue the fun this fall with a number of family friendly activities, which of course include a hay ride to the pumpkin patch where you’re bound to find the perfect pumpkin. And since you’ll inevitably work up an appetite after spending the day on the farm, be sure to stop by the on-site deli and bakery, Daisy Mae’s.
9. Country Pumpkins, Caledonia
Growing tremendously over the years, Country Pumpkins now includes a 30-acre pumpkin patch, making it a great place to search for that flawless pumpkin. In addition to pumpkins, visitors will have the opportunity to purchase other locally grown farm products as well as gain insight as to what goes into running a farm.
10. Lazy U Farm, Macon
Hoping to educate others on “what country livin' is all about,” Lazy U Farm offers visitors a real farm experience, complete with picking fresh produce and milking cows. In celebration of the fall, the farm opens up its pumpkin patch and corn maze.
11. Mitchell Farms, Collins
Open every weekend during the fall, the pumpkin patch at Mitchell Farms guarantees fun that the whole family will enjoy. After picking your favorite pumpkin from the patch, you’ll be able to choose from several activities from which to take part, including, not one but two, corn mazes.
12. Lazy Acres Plantation, Chunky
Helping families make memories since the 1980’s, Lazy Acres Plantation always has something going on. After taking a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, be sure to look around the farm where you’ll find everything from pig races and the Pumpkin Chunkin’ to farm animals and a corn maze.
13. Farmer Jim’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Rolling Fork
The three-acre pumpkin patch features thousands of pumpkins for the picking and includes everything from your basic orange pumpkins to gourds and heirloom pumpkins. Don’t feel like strolling around the patch in search of the perfect pumpkin? That’s fine too as pre-picked pumpkins are available for purchase.
14. Nichols-Boyd Pumpkin Patch, Brandon
Open during the entire month of October, the Nichols-Boyd Pumpkin Patch offers quite an experience. In addition to picking your own pumpkin, visitors are given a guided tour of the farm, time to check-out the animals, and access to an old-fashioned playground.
Visited any of these pumpkin patches? Know of any others that should be added to this list? Tell us in the comments section below!