Agriculture Adventures Trail
Come SAVOR, SHOP and SHARE some of North Alabama's amazing agritourism destinations.
Agriculture is so important to our North Alabama region, and we want to celebrate our rich agricultural heritage that has sustained and will sustain us for generations. The Agriculture Adventures Trail is a new trail that highlights the businesses, farms, or organizations that has an agriculturally-related product for sale or is an educational, entertainment, historical, cultural, or recreational activity conducted on a farm that allows or invites members of the general public to observe, participate in, or enjoy that activity. You’ll find all kinds of cool things to do on the Agriculture Adventures Trail: hands-on farms, orchards, farmer’s markets, made-on-the-farm products, farms with animals, U-pick farms, vineyards & wineries, farm-to-table dining, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, living history farms, farm festivals, and so much more!
1. Isom's Orchard
Isom’s is a family business run by Wes, Marlene, and children. Isom's will provide you with a wide variety of only the freshest and tastiest produce grown right on our farm! Our season typically runs Memorial Day (peaches!) to Thanksgiving (apples!). We operate 7 days a week with an ever-changing inventory. We plan to keep you updated on what new fruits and vegetables are coming in as the season continues.
2. 1818 Farms
Located on three acres in the northwest corner of the historic village of Mooresville, AL (pop.58), 1818 Farms is named for the year Mooresville was incorporated, one year before Alabama became a state. The happy animal residents on our little farm include Babydoll Southdown sheep, a Nubian goat, cats, hens, a pot-bellied pig, mini pigs, and Great Pyrenees guardian dogs. In an adjacent field, over 10,000 flowers show off their best colors and blooms, having been lovingly and carefully tended to, bringing beauty today and providing seeds for the future seasons. The farms’ Garden House is home to a series of classes including raised bed gardening, food preservation, seed starting, raising backyard chickens, wreath making, and flower preparation and arranging. Additionally, the landscape of our historic farm makes a beautiful backdrop for special event photo shoots. 1818 Farms’ bath and beauty products have grown from our commitment to our farm and the need for simple products that really work. You can find our products in stores throughout the United States and on our online store.
3. Boneyard Farms
Boneyard Farm is located in Courtland, Alabama. Here on boneyard farm, we specialize in breeding rare poultry breeds.
4. GoFar USA Park
Gofar USA Park is an outdoor adventure park complete with running/biking/hiking trails, ziplines, a climbing wall, natural playscape, farm petting zoo, paintball shooting range, obstacle courses, electric scooter and trail board rental, picnic area, etc.
5. Hidden River Farms
What kind of fun is there to get into? Come get lost in our themed maze! Take a piece of autumn home with you by picking your own pumpkin from our pumpkin patch!* Experience a bit of farm life with our animal encounters and even ride a pony!* Lots of fun play areas are set up around the farm for more opportunities for fun, imagination, and play! Come Pop on into our corn pit! Don’t miss a second of football this season! We have a tailgate tent with 2 TVs, cornhole, and seating areas. The perfect place to enjoy a day of tailgating while the kids play in a safe area! Hungry? We have food trucks and grills. Buy lunch or bring it with you so you can stay and play the day away! Grills are available for rental! *Pumpkins, animal feedings, and pony rides available for purchase Hours of operation: We are open for our Fall season September 17, 2021, through October 31, 2021 Come play Fridays from 3 pm-7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10 am-7 pm. Please check our calendar for special events. Admission: Admission is $8 per person Children 2 and under get in free!
6. Reeves Peach Farm
Reeves Farm is part of land settled near Hartselle, Alabama by Thomas "Jack" Reeves in 1835. The first crops grown on the land were cotton, corn, and vegetables for the family's use. In the early 1950s, watermelons grown on the farm were stacked under the oak trees here and sold to neighbors and people traveling along Highway 36. In 1959, L.L. "Jack" Reeves (the great-grandson of Thomas Reeves) and his son, Donnie established the first peach orchards on the farm. four generations of the Reeves family have been growing peaches, along with other fruits and vegetables for over six decades. It is our goal to provide customers with the highest quality tree-ripened peaches possible. We harvest each peach variety over a 7-10 day period. This allows for us to harvest peaches continuously for about 15 weeks. Strawberries are harvested from around April 15th until June 10th. The varieties we grow are Chandler and Camarosa. We have berries available at our market, but we also allow customers to pick their own. We also grow plums, watermelon, cantaloupes, tomatoes, squash, sweet corn, and other vegetables. Please watch our Facebook page or subscribe to our newsletter for other crop ripening notifications.
7. LouAllen Farms
LouAllen Farms is a family-owned farm in Moulton, Alabama specializing in strawberries, peaches, tomato plants, pepper plants, eggplant, cabbage, squash, cucumbers, and more for your garden. Plus hydrangeas, hostas, fruit trees, and native azaleas.
8. Red Land Cotton
situated at the foot of Bankhead National Forest, our farm has been home to the Yeager family for three generations. From the very beginning, it has been where we each, in turn, have learned the value of hard work and the importance of family. And it’s certainly hard work farming our renowned red soil. It indelibly tints everything it touches and turns to thick clay after a good rain. Growing here means being resilient and hearty. It’s true of our crops, and it’s true of our children. Owned And Operated By Mark Yeager Since 1983, It Was His Vision And Ambition That Shaped It Into A Premier Source Of North Alabama Cotton. In 1994, Mark Yeager built his own cotton gin, a huge undertaking that gave our family strict control over the quality of our cotton fibers. He has since spent years implementing sustainable farming practices across our thousands of acres of land until our farm was able to produce an unrivaled crop with minimal impact on the surrounding environment. While farming is his passion, Mark has always had the mind of a business owner. It’s with that keen perspective and his intimate understanding of the cotton market that he identified an opportunity to do more with our high-quality crop. With the entire family working by his side, we set out to create heirloom-inspired linens from the homegrown cotton that we were growing for a level of quality we could take pride in and an integrated business model that could revitalize a waning cotton industry. And just like that, Red Land Cotton was born. With its roots in the rich, red soil of North Alabama, our bedsheets, bath towels, and other home linens are made with the finest homegrown cotton our farm can produce. We realized long ago that the soil was our greatest asset, so careful thought goes into our farming practices. Our cotton is rain-fed, never irrigated, and produced under the most up-to-date and sustainable farming techniques. We then custom gin our cotton which allows us to ensure that only the finest fibers our farm has to offer become a part of Red Land Cotton linens. Through every step in the process, our linens receive an unsurpassed level of quality control.
9. Sullivan Creek Ranch
Sullivan Creek Ranch is a 300-acre cattle ranch located here in the rolling hills of North Alabama. While our priority is raising Akaushi beef, we have opened our ranch up to RVs who are members of Harvest Host and others who would like to come and see this beautiful property. Once here, our guests can explore and walk the pastures through one of our two herds, enjoy a beautiful sunset, and breathe some fresh country air. We have a store here on the ranch, The Trading Post at Sullivan Creek Ranch. It is our point of sale for our beef, honey, coffee, art, and apparel. It is also home to Cattle and Canvas Art Studio. Watch art being created, purchase original, ranch-inspired, art, or commission your own custom piece. We invite you to come to spend a day in the country, relax, and recharge your batteries.
10. Cornutt Farms
Cornutt Farms is a row crop and cattle farm. We also grow sunflowers and pumpkins that are open to the public during the fall season. The pumpkin patch is open every Saturday in October, 9 am - 5 pm. Admission Fee: - $9 per person if paying by cash - $10 per person if paying by card - Children two and under are free. Admission includes: One free pumpkin, hayride to the pumpkin patch, petting zoo, corn dig, tractor playground, big truck turbo slide, cow trains, bouncy house, and other activities. The Corn & Wheat days are Mon. - Fri. 8 am. - 5 pm and Saturday 9 am -2 pm.
11. Belue Farms
Featured in "25 Pumpkin Patches In Alabama you need to visit this Fall" The Belue Place resides on the site of an early 1800s farm of the Belue family in the Grassy Community on the outskirts of Lexington, AL. The descendants of the Belues' have turned the farm into a pumpkin patch. There are also other activities such as: a petting zoo, hayloft, corn crib, hayride, cow train, etc. The pavilion can also be rented out for birthday parties, reunions, etc. The Belue Place opens the last weekend in September and stays open through October. Parties can be scheduled any day of the week and the pavilion can be rented year-round. Saturday: 10am—5pm Sunday: 1pm—5pm Admission — $12.00 per person all ages Class Trips $10 per person all ages Monday through Friday by appointment only.
12. McGee Farms
Experience the real pumpkin patch. Where you can get all your fall decorations from the field. Via your tractor-drawn wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, pick your own pumpkin right off the vine. Choose your Chrysanthemums from thousands grown on the farm. Enjoy children's activities: the barnyard bounce, pumpkin painting, playing in the hay, and feeding the chickens. The Kitchen offers home-cooked meals and treats and jars of farm produce transformed into jars and jams, jellies ad relishes. Get all your fall decorations fresh from the field and pick your pumpkin right off the vine. We offer hayrides and activities such as pumpkin painting and a corn maze. Open October, M-F 3-6 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Su 1-5 p.m.
13. Stebbins Family Farm
14. Little River Orchard
Little River Orchard is a small, family owned apple orchard atop Lookout Mountain in the charming town of Mentone, AL. Our goal is to provide high quality apples and blackberries to our community and visitors to the area, using regenerative and environmental best practices. Little River Orchard operates from August until the beginning of November each year. We sell at local farm markets and on the farm during designated U-pick days. Seasonal hours
15. Moonflower Farms
Located on top of Sand Mountain, Moonflower Farms is a u-pick flower farm where guests can walk among rows and rows of beautiful blooms to create a unique floral arrangement. A gift shop offers unique treasures and locally-made products and the farm offers workshops throughout the year and is available for birthday parties, family gatherings, photography sessions, and other special occasions.
16. Jules J. Berta Winery
Located atop Sand Mountain in Albertville, Ala. The vineyards are five acres of vines on a 22 acre farm, and mostly consist of Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and other varietals. They additionally have fruits wines and muscadine wines grown by local Alabama farmers.
17. Wills Creek Vineyards & Winery
Located in nearby Duck Springs, Ala., is one of three active wineries North of I-20. The vineyards are nestled in the peashell hills of the Duck Springs Valley, in the heart of the Duck Springs wildlife preserve. Wills Creek Vineyards offers several varieties of muscadine, fruit wines and grape wines, and a family tradition spanning many generations of wine making that immigrated from Switzerland with the wine maker.
18. Maraella Winery
Located in the picturesque foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Hokes Bluff, Ala. Established in 2005, their vineyards include estate grown and bottled Cabernet Sauvignon. Offers visitors a choice between classic viniferous varietals and traditional Alabama fruit wines. Gift shop has a great selection of cheeses and wine novelties. Stop in for a complimentary wine tasting and tour.
19. Fruithurst Winery
The Fruithurst Winery is nestled just north of the town of Fruithurst, AL. Its name comes from one of the original wineries in the state. Surrounded by fifteen acres of muscadine vineyards, now owned and operated by two cousins, it carries the elegance and culture of what was then and will forever be the vineyard village.
20. High Country Cellars
High Country Cellars was founded on the belief that high-quality wines should be accessible to everyone. That's why High Country takes great care in selecting only the best fruits to create great wines at affordable prices.
21. Athens Farmers Market
Visit the market during the summer to buy fresh produce, meats, eggs, and flowers from local growers, buy prepared foods from local makers, and buy unique arts and crafts from local artisans. Enjoy live music, children's activities, and food trucks. Check out the Facebook page for special market theme days. Every Tuesdays May-September 7 a.m. -Noon and every Saturday June-August 8 a.m. -Noon.
22. North Alabama Agriplex
Cultivating a community passionate about preserving our agricultural heritage, educating and feeding our neighbors, and growing a sustainable future!
Annual Franklin County Watermelon Festival
- Location: 103 Jackson Avenue North Russellville, AL 35653
- Phone: (256) 332-1760
23. Watermelon Festival
Plenty of sweet juicy fun is on tap the third weekend in August when summer’s favorite fruit takes center stage during the annual Watermelon Festival in Russellville, Ala. The Watermelon Festival offers arts and crafts, a variety of watermelon contests, car, truck, and tractor shows, food vendors, children’s activities, games, and musical entertainment, along with free samples of watermelon. Contests centered on watermelons, including watermelon seed spitting, the largest melon, best-tasting melon, most unusual and best-dressed melons, are a highlight each year entertaining festivalgoers of all ages. Over 100 vehicles are expected for the car and truck show on Friday night and Saturday morning, and additional activities include a 5K run and 1-mile fun run, character guests to entertain the children, and the Franklin County Extension Office contests. The event was voted Best Adults and Children’s Events in the Tennessee Valley in a reader’s choice poll conducted by the Franklin County Times earlier this year. All activities take place along Main Street (Jackson Avenue). Hours are 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. For more details, visit the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce website at www.franklincountychamber.org and click on the Watermelon Festival link or call 256.332.1760. For the latest information, like the Franklin County Watermelon Festival page on Facebook.
- Location: 14451 Market St., Moulton Lions Club Fairgrounds Moulton, AL 35650
- Phone: (256) 566-4410
24. Strawberry & Antique Festival
Come celebrate the STRAWBERRY! Annual Strawberry Festival will be conducted at the Moulton Lion’s Club Fairground in Moulton. The festival offers a 5K run/walk, a Miss Strawberry Beauty Pageant, a Classic Car/Truck/Motorcycle Show, a Cornhole Toss Tournament, a Horseshoe Throw Tournament, a Mud Volleyball Tournament, Free Inflatable Activities for Children, an art exhibit, lots of vendors, music along with lots of local talent, a benefit auction, gospel singing groups, festival foods, and carnival rides. A portion of the proceeds from the Strawberry Festival will be donated to local schools. Activities at the festival will include: • Arts, Crafts and Food Vendors • Local Schools Arts Show • Creek/Mud Run: 2-mile, 1-mile, 1/2-mile • Show Choir/Chorus Performances from Local Schools • National Ag Day • Local Bands • Miss Strawberry Pageant • Art Classes • Strawberry Talent Show • Corn Toss Tournament
25. Cullman Strawberry Festival
Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days
- Location: 18032 Buck Island Road/AL Hwy 99 Athens, AL 35611
- Phone: (256) 431-6226
26. Piney Chapel American Farm Heritgae Days
One of the best antique engine shows in the Southeast- voted one of the TOP 20 EVENTS For AUGUST by the Southeastern Tourism Society. Features gasoline engines, steam engines, antique tractors, antique cars, antique trucks, horse-drawn equipment, parts vendors, flea market and collectibles vendors, and much more! Activities include a parade of power, fast crank competition, slow races, ladies skillet throw, kids pedal pull, live entertainment starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, and lots of fun for the entire family. A 20-mile tractor ride thru the countryside on Friday departing at 10 am (Call of details). Primitive camping is available. Full concessions including pinto beans and cornbread. Always the first weekend in August Children 10 years of age and under are admitted free.
27. Alabama Gourd Festival
Please join us for our annual Alabama Gourd show held at the Sparkman Civic Center. Enjoy the beautiful works of art made from gourds. Find that unique gift for someone special on your list or something for yourself. You will find plenty of raw gourds, supplies, and tools for purchase. Children can decorate their own ornamental gourd for free. The whole family will enjoy touring the fabulous ribbon competition exhibit room. Learn something new as gourd artists demonstrate their art techniques, or take a class from an experienced gourd artist. Free admission. Always third Friday and Saturday in October.
- Location: 194 Bankhead Highway Winfield, AL 35594
- Phone: (205) 487-4265
28. Mule Day
29. Yellowhammer Brewing
Opened in west Huntsville in 2010 by four guys who wanted to bring good, traditional beer to Alabama. Yellowhammer has grown rapidly in recent years and in 2015 we moved from a warehouse to a new facility at Campus 805. Our brewery has since doubled in size after the completion of a recent expansion which brought, not only more brewing space and production, but a Biergarten and Event Center as well as room for our new Distillery. We are still focused on, and dedicated to, creating premium ales and lagers, drawing on Belgian and German brewing traditions with a Southern interpretation.
30. Back Forty Beer
Inspired by an old agricultural term referring to the 40 acres of land farthest from the barn, the name of Back Forty Beer Company is a bit of a contradiction. They source their ingredients close to home for beers like the Truck Stop Honey Brown and Freckle Belly India Pale. Get a taste as you tour the microbrewery or take a seat in the taproom, both located in downtown Gadsden.
31. Main Channel Brewery
The Jit, short for Jitney Jr., was once a sleepy little convenience store on Hwy. 431 in Guntersville, Alabama. Now the Jit is home to Main Channel, Marshall County’s first brewery. It’s a family affair out there as Brett Smith runs the brewery with brother Clay and wife Sarah.
32. Goat Island Brewing
Founders Mike Mullaney and Gery Teichmiller met during the 2012 Cullman Oktoberfest. The legend-we-just-made-up has it their eyes locked as they accidentally clinked steins in a fateful cheers, binding them as business partners from that day forward. Embracing their destiny, they joined forces with John Dean and Brad Glenn to start Goat Island Brewing, the first brewery in Cullen since the 80s — that’s the umm 1880s.
Covered bridges are scattered all around North Alabama and remind us of the way things used to be.