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CONTACT: Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381
McGee Farm to Open October 3
Decatur, Ala. – Each year, McGee Farm welcomes thousands of visitors to its pumpkin patch and to celebrate the arrival of fall. With plenty of space to spread out, McGee Farm will open daily beginning October 3 through October 31, 2020. The public is invited to a fun-filled pumpkin picking experience along with additional on-the-farm fun activities all while practicing social distancing. See their newly live website at www.mcgeefarm.com or Facebook page for current information as hours are subject to change due to COVID-19.
Located in Florence, Ala., McGee Farm is now in its 24th year of opening the family farm for visitors to find the perfect carving or cooking pumpkin. Visitors have a choice of picking their orange treasure straight off the vine from the pumpkin patch or from a pile that have been pre-picked. Over 25 varieties of pumpkins are available to choose from in a variety of sizes.
For the safety and well-being of guests, McGee Farm staff will have the following COVID-19 precautionary measures in place. These include guests will be required to wear masks or face coverings as per state guidelines. They may be removed for photos and eating. Hand sanitizer will be available in several locations for guests. Guests are asked to practice social distancing and keeping a distance of six feet from anyone not in your immediate family. Frequently touched surfaces will be regularly cleaned by staff. “We put a great deal of thought and time in making the season work with safety considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Amy McGee of McGee Farm. “We look forward to welcoming everyone to our farm and the celebrating the fall season.”
Along with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, visitors are treated to farm-life activities such as playing in hay, taking short nature-rich walk to the pumpkin patch, a barnyard bounce and feeding chickens.
For those who want a piece of the autumn season to enjoy at home, fall decorations, such as straw bales, corn stalks and miniature gourds, will be available to purchase. In addition to pumpkins, McGee Farm grows all of the colorful mums that are for sale each year. Visitors can pick from thousands of pots and many color variations.
After shopping for pumpkins, guests are invited to stay and enjoy a bite to eat at The Kitchen at McGee Farm. Home-cooked country favorites such as white beans and cornbread, soups, muffins, homemade treats, pies and more will be available to purchase. McGee Farm has a picnic area under a huge oak tree where guests can have picnics or can sit and enjoy the scenic countryside. Homemade jams, jellies, and relishes will also be for sale for visitors to enjoy at home or to give as gifts for the upcoming holiday season.
McGee Farm is open to the public Monday through Friday 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. October 3-31, 2020. Hours are subject to change and guests are asked to check www.mcgeefarm.com or https://www.facebook.com/lenismcgeefarm before arrival. Admission to shop at the farm and visit the kitchen is free. Cost to visit the pumpkin patch and enjoy the farm fun activities is $3.25 per person. Jump on the jumping pillow is an additional $3.25. Pumpkin prices begin at $3, with larger pumpkins sold at 45 cents per pound. No scheduled groups this season due to COVID-19.
McGee Farm is a working family farm located at 8221 County Road 7 in Florence. For more information, contact Amy McGee at 256.766.2725.
About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting www.NorthAlabama.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @VisitNorthAL and like us at www.facebook.com/VisitNorthAL.