Jerry Broome (center) pushes his granddaughter Callie Embrick in a wheelbarrow as they search for the perfect pumpkin at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL
Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze
There’s a lot more than pumpkins at Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. Kids of all ages will not only run to walk through the corn maze but families can also enjoy the haunted trail, goat walk and even shoot the corn cannon.
September: Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; October: Sunday through Thursday.: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Halloween: open until 6 p.m.); November: Friday: 4-10 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Prices vary for each activity. 125 Bannister Road, Dawsonville. 770-772-6223, uncleshucks.com.
Jaemor Farms may one of the best-known local farms—and pumpkin patches—thanks to their television advertising. It has 500 acres of land under production (almost 80 of which are pumpkins) and sells its produce, along with jellies, jams and other foods. There is plenty to do in the fall. For starters, there is the corn maze and a mini-maze for those whose children are too small for the big maze. The mini-maze takes about 15 minutes to navigate, and there’s a fortune game to play inside as well. In addition, there are hayrides, apple cannons (five shots per person), petting zoo, farm slides (60 feet down a hill), pumpkin trains, duck races and farm skee-ball.
Pumpkin Patch Sept. 21 through Oct. 27. Corn maze: Sept. 14-Nov. 3. Various hours. Pumpkin patch: $4; Pumpkin patch and corn maze: $14. 5340 Cornelia Highway, Alto. 770-869-3999, jaemorfarms.
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Thirty-five miles east of downtown Atlanta is Colonel Cob's Corn Maze at Mitcham Farm. Go and pick your own pumpkin—or simply buy one at the stand—or get lost in the seven-acre corn maze. For little ones, there is a mini corn maze. Don’t forget the hayrides, visits with farm animals, cow train, giant jump pad, corn cannon, inflatable cow jumper, pony and helicopter rides and a mechanical bull.
Sept. 21-Nov. 3. Friday 5:30-10 p.m., Saturday noon-10 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. General Admission: $12, special attractions prices will vary. (The stand at the Pumpkin Patch and Farm is free.) 797 W. Macedonia Church Road, Oxford. 770-855-1530, mitchamfarm.com.
Cooper Creek Farm
Cooper Creek Farm is a little more than an hour away from Atlanta, and there is plenty to do after you've picked out your pumpkin. There's a corn maze, wagon hayride, pony rides, gem mining, pig races, honey bee barn, barn loft slide, duck races and cows to milk. September and October: Various times; Starting at $10.28. 1514 Reeves Station Road, Calhoun.706-280-5592, coppercreekfarm.com.
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Christ United Methodist Church
Christ United Methodist Church offers a day of fun—and lots of pumpkins. There will be more than 3,000 pumpkins for sale in the Pumpkin Patch, along with pony and train rides, jumpy houses, carnival rides, Mother Goose storytelling and food trucks.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 5. Free entry with a nominal fee for rides. 1340 Woodstock Road, Roswell. 404-317-2090, christchurchumc.org.
Sleepy Hollow Farm
Sleepy Hollow Farm has been a family tradition since 1971, and today it’s a 60-acre farm about 30 minutes outside Atlanta. Bring the family and take a tractor ride; explore the corn maze, pet the farm animals, and enjoy the Escape Woods game adventure, Stranger Things Tours and a nighttime corn maze.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. (last ticket sold 5 p.m.); Tuesday-Friday 2-6 p.m.; closed Monday. Sept. 21-Nov. 3. General admission: $12. Access to the pumpkin patch requires only a general admission ticket. Additional activities additional. 628 Sleepy Hollow Road Powder Springs. 77-880-8846, sleepyhollowtrees.com.