Fall is an incredible time to be in Georgia, with cooler temperatures, lower humidity, colorful leaves, and lots of festivities to check out. There are many pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and apple orchards located in small towns and the countryside of Georgia that will get you in the mood for autumn. So, if you’re looking for something festive to do with your family or a group of friends, check out these top destinations for Georgia fall fun!
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Pumpkin Patch Farm, Adairsville (Nearby Hotels)
This fall destination in Adairsville is perfect for picking out pumpkins for cooking, carving, and decorating. In addition to pumpkins, you’ll also find lots of gourds, Indian corn, hay, corn stalks, and unique gifts. Take a hayride along Oothcalooga Creek and through the pumpkin fields to enjoy the fall weather. Kids will love meeting the barnyard animals, playing on the slides and tunnels, and having their faces painted. Guests are welcome at the farm on Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10am to 5pm. The general admission cost is $7.50 per person plus tax and includes most of the farm activities. There’s also the Big Barn Room that accommodates up to 75 guests and is perfect for parties.
Uncle Shucks Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Dawsonville (Nearby Hotels)
Uncle Shucks is an awesome destination for pumpkins, a corn maze, and a corn cannon to shoot that’s just northeast of Atlanta and between Alpharetta and Gainesville. You can try to find your way through the haunted maze on October weekends at dusk or take a relaxing nighttime hayride through the farm. End your evening by roasting marshmallows and enjoying the laid-back atmosphere. The maze is on a 12-acre field of corn and has about four miles of trails. Tickets to the attractions range from $11 to $22, plus fees. However, there is no fee to just visit the grounds, see the pumpkins, and shop for food. The maze is definitely challenging, but there are ways to exit at any time if you like.
Burt’s Farm, Dawsonville (Nearby Hotels)
Another great fall attraction to visit while you’re in the Dawsonville area is Burt’s Farm. This farm is popular for its hay rides, and there are lots of tractors and wagons geared up for fall. The farm opened for the season in late-August and stays open until early-November. Hay rides are offered daily from 10am to 5pm in September and October and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4:30pm in November. Admission to the farm is free, and hayrides cost $6 per person over the age of two. People from all over the Southeast come here to shop for pumpkins and fall decorations too.
Buford Corn Maze, Buford (Nearby Hotels)
Another awesome corn maze in Georgia is located in Buford from Labor Day weekend through early-November. This is a family-friendly agritourism destination with pumpkins, a hayride, corn box for kids to play in, combine slide, and popcorn jumping pillow too. You can also get spooked in the Haunted Forest, take a pony ride, see farm animals, and pick up some food and drinks at the concession stand here. Hours are extended for Halloween. The cost to go through the corn maze is $15, the Haunted Forest is also $15, or you can get a combo ticket for $25. Kids ages three and under are admitted here for free.
Poppell Farms, Odum (Nearby Hotels)
Located in Odum, Poppell Farms is a great choice for fall family fun in Southeast Georgia. Here you’ll find hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a petting farm, a 10-acre corn maze, and the Haunted Woods. This is a great place to take a weekend drive to if you’re coming from Savannah, Tybee Island, Hinesville, Jekyll Island, St. Simons, Darien, and many other towns in the region. The farm has owned and operated by Genell and Tanya Poppell since 1988, and it opens up for Christmas tree sales during the week of Thanksgiving.
Mercier Orchards, Blue Ridge (Nearby Hotels)
For farm fresh apples, look no further than Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge. This destination in the North Georgia Mountains is family owned and operated, now in its fourth generation. It’s open from 7am to 6pm every day and also offers hard-pressed beverages at its cidery. Come here for a fun day of picking apples on the farm on weekends, or you can simply buy some in the store. Many different varieties of apples are in-season in the fall here. You can bring your dog as long as you stay on the deck and grassy areas.
The Kinsey Family Farm, Gainesville (Nearby Hotels)
This Gainesville destination offers even more family fun in North Georgia. The farm is open to the public from mid-September through October and has no admission fee. This is a great place to find your Halloween pumpkins and pumpkins and gourds of various colors and sizes. Hayrides are also offered for $3 per person, with rides at the top of each hour on weekdays and continuously all day on weekends. Kids will also enjoy the barn animals and fish feeding, and there’s a lovely picnic area that overlooks a pond to enjoy your packed lunch.
Hillcrest Orchards, Ellijay (Nearby Hotels)
Ellijay is home to some of the very best apples in the Southeast, the Hillcrest Orchards is a fun farm here that you can visit. It’s about an hour and a half drive from Atlanta and open to the public from September to November. Admission is $8 on weekdays, which includes the petting farm, wagon rides, and playgrounds with giant slides. Weekend admission is $12 and includes apple picking, swimming pig races, live bands, and more. There’s a bakery and farm market open every day to pick up festive fall goodies and a café open on festival weekends with even more delicious foods.