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CONTACT: Karen Beasley, Director of Marketing & Communications
Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381
McGee Farm to Open September 30 for On the Farm Fun
Decatur, Ala. (September 6, 2023) – 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 for the pumpkin patch beginning Saturday, September 30 through October 31, 2023. The public is invited to a fun-filled pumpkin picking experience along with on-the-farm fun activities.
Located in Florence, Ala., McGee Farm is now in its 28th season 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.
Take a tractor drawn wagon ride to the real pumpkin patch or visit the patch via a short nature -rich walk. Along with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, visitors are treated to farm-life activities such as playing in hay, 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 is the local grower of thousands of colorful mums that are for sale each year. As the largest grower in the area, visitors can pick from thousands of pots and many color variations. A mum preview event is held each year the Friday and Saturday before Labor Day (Sept. 1-2, 2023).
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 Kitchen has a large porch and a picnic area under a huge oak tree where guests can have picnics or can sit and enjoy the scenic countryside.
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. September 30-October 31, 2023. Hours are subject to change and guests are asked to check www.mcgeefarm.com or https://www.facebook.com/lenismcgeefarm before arrival for current information.
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. Guests may add a wagon ride ticket for an additional $3 and jump on the jumping pillow is an additional $3.25. Pricing is ala carte to favor families’ budgets. Pumpkin prices begin at $4, with larger pumpkins sold at 45 cents per pound.
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 $4.3 billion North Alabama 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, golf courses, restaurants, accommodations and vendors. 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, by visiting www.NorthAlabama.org and by following us on social media @VisitNorthAL.