Celebrate fall with 11 best pumpkin patches near metro Atlanta

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Just as the first fall leaves begin to show their true colors, your thoughts might turn to creating seasonal memories filled with pumpkins, spice and all things nice. Instead of picking up a pumpkin from a bin at the supermarket, make this a year to remember by visiting one of the top pumpkin patches in Georgia. And you'll find more than pumpkins at these not-to-miss locations -- they offer a full day of festive fun for the whole family.

So put on your favorite sweater and grab your camera, because autumn just got awesome with these pumpkin patch favorites:

Pumpkin Patch Farm. 230 Old Dixie Highway, NW, Adairsville. 770-773-2617. www.pumpkinpatchfarm.net.

Travel a little north of town for an unforgettable experience at Pumpkin Patch Farm, which features a huge array of pumpkins and gourds to choose from, a hay maze, farm animals, face painting, games and fall-themed activities.

Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. 125 Bannister Road, Dawsonville. 770-772-6223. www.uncleshucks.com.

Opening for the fall season on September 14th, Uncle Shucks has more than just a new location to offer visitors this year. Along with their renowned corn mazes, you'll find a corn cannon, the goat walk, a jumping pad, hayride and pumpkins galore.

Yule Forest. 3565 Highway 155 N, Stockbridge. 770-954-9356. www.yuleforest.com.

Select from pre-cut or cut-your-own pumpkins at Yule Forest, one of the largest pumpkin patches in the state. You'll also enjoy a hayride adventure, hay maze, farm animals, a Fun Zone with pirate ship playground, a science center, puppet shows and more.

The Kinsey Family Farm. 7170 Jot-em Down Road, Gainesville. 770-887-6028. www.kinseyfamilyfarm.com.

Celebrate harvest season at Kinsey Family Farm with a picturesque day in the country. Take hayrides around the property, visit a few farm animals, feed the fish and choose from a wide selection of unique homegrown pumpkins.

Buford Corn Maze. 4470 Bennett Road, Buford. www.bufordcornmaze.com.

Enjoy a family fun experience at Buford Corn Maze, which opens for the 2019 season on August 31st. Along with a diverse pumpkin patch, activities include hayrides, a corn maze, combine slide, jumping pillow, haunted forest and pony rides.

Burt's Farm. 5 Burts Pumpkin Farm Road, Dawsonville. 706-265-3701. www.burtsfarm.com.

Nestled in the mountains of North Georgia, Burt's Farm offers thousands of pumpkins to choose from every year. After you make your selection, stick around for a hayride or shop for local produce and baked goods at the country store on site.

Copper Creek Farm. 1514 Reeves Station Road, Calhoun. 706-280-5592. www.coppercreekfarm.com.

Come for the pumpkins, stay for the fall festivities at Copper Creek Farm. This season you'll enjoy a corn maze, pumpkin patch, kid's zipline, candy and pumpkin cannons, gem panning, pig races and so much more.

Berry Patch Farms. 786 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. 770-926-0561. www.berrypatchfarms.net.

Sip fresh-pressed apple cider as you travel by hayride to Berry Patch Farms' pumpkin patch. Select from decorative or culinary pumpkins, gourds and minis, or watch baby farm animals frolic while you eat a homemade fried pie.

Warbington Farms in Cumming
Warbington Farms in Cumming

Credit: Courtesy of Warbington Farms

Credit: Courtesy of Warbington Farms

Warbington Farms. 5555 Crow Road, Cumming. 770-889-1515. www.warbingtonfarms.com.

Stroll through fields of colorful pumpkins at Warbington Farms and pick out your favorite from the pumpkin pile. Located just north of the Metro in Cumming, visitors will also enjoy a petting zoo barn, slides and kid-friendly activities.

Yahoo Farm. 4729 Waleska Highway 108, Jasper. 770-735-3638. www.yahoofarm.com.

Providing Georgia with pumpkin-filled fun for over a decade, Yahoo Farm offers a huge selection of pumpkins for purchase, a pumpkin hunt every Sunday and a visit from the Pumpkin Bunny.

Southern Belle Farm. 1658 Turner Church Road, McDonough. 770-288-2582. www.southernbellefarm.com.

When it comes to fall fun, Southern Belle Farm really delivers. Take part in over 20 outdoor attractions, including a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, corn cannon, farm animals, pedal carts and more.

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