Fall = pumpkins. Right?! Check out some amazing places to pick out a pumpkin and to have some fall fun while doing so!
Belue Place Pumpkin Patch
Visit Belue Place Pumpkin Patch to visit a working family farm and find your perfect orange treasure to take home. Belue Place Pumpkin Patch, situated in the northwestern Alabama town of Lexington, is open weekends throughout October, is where families can experience a little bit of farm life and create an unforgettable experience picking pumpkins. Children can take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick their very own pumpkin to take home. Other activities include a hayloft jump, cow train rides, tire mountain, horse tire swings, corn crib play area, hay tunnels to wander through, pumpkin painting and storytelling.
Animals abound at the Belue Place and may be petted by the interested or simply observed by the curious. The petting zoo inhabitants include baby goats, miniature horses, rabbits, pigs, chickens, baby chicks, ducks and guineas.
Hours are Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing and keeping a distance of six feet from anyone not in your immediate family. Admission is $12 per person and provides access to all areas of the pumpkin patch, which includes one pumpkin per person and all activities.
Belue Place Pumpkin Patch is located at 700 County Road 513 in Lexington, Ala. For more information, visit https://www.thebelueplace.com/ or call 256.366.6277.
Hidden Rivers Farm Pumpkin Patch
Picking the perfect pumpkin, getting lost in a maze and experience a bit of farm life are just a few of the activities lined up when you visit Hidden Rivers Farm.
This fall, take the family to visit Hidden Rivers Farm located in Hartselle. for a bounty of fun. The family-owned farm is open the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 31 and offers a variety of activities for people of all ages to enjoy. Activities include a themed maze, animal encounters, pony rides, a corn pit and new for this year are hiking through nature trails and climbing a tire mountain. Visitors to the farm can also take a piece of autumn home by picking their very own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. For football fans, there will be a tailgate tent with two televisions, cornhole and seating areas, making it the perfect place to enjoy a day of tailgating while the kids play in a safe area. There will also be food trucks and grills available to rent.
Hours of operation are: Fridays 3-7pm and Saturdays and Sundays 10am-7pm. Hidden Rivers Farm is located at 295 Goose Pond Road in Hartselle.
Isom's Orchard in Athens is in its fourth generation of growers! You'll find all shapes, sizes, and colors of pumpkins to carve and decorate with. Isom's also has fresh veggies, apples, and apple cider to take home. And don't leave without an apple slushie! People come from all over the Valley each fall just have their apple slushie!
McGee Farm Pumpkin Patch
Located in Florence, McGee Farm Pumpkin Patch is now in its 25th year of opening the family farm for you to find the perfect carving or cooking pumpkin. You have a choice of picking your own 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, with some growing up to 200 pounds and some as small as a child’s hand.
Along with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, you will be treated to farm-life activities such as playing in hay, taking a scenic tractor-drawn wagon ride, a barnyard bounce, and feeding chickens.
If you 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. You can pick from thousands of pots and many color variations.
After shopping for pumpkins, you 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. McGee Farm has a picnic area under a huge oak tree where you can have picnics or can sit and enjoy the scenic countryside. Homemade jams, jellies, and relishes will also be for sale to enjoy at home or to give as gifts for the upcoming holiday season. Open: October 1-31, Monday-Friday 3-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 1-5pm.
Reeves Farm in Hartselle might be best known for its delicious strawberries in the spring and plump peaches in the summer, but this family-owned farm is also known for pumpkins in the fall!