October is a busy month that’s full of fall celebrations, haunted houses and everything in between. This ultimate guide to all things fall, featuring Memphis pumpkin patches, fall festivals and family-friendly events, is meant to make your life easier. Get out there, enjoy the festive feel and embrace that cool weather … in costume if you dare!
MEMPHIS PUMPKIN PATCHES
4595 N Germantown Pkwy, Arlington, TN 38002 • (901) 359-0800
Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tours: Open to groups with reservations
Priddy Farms has 24 acres of fields with pumpkins, crops and fall activities, including hayrides and pumpkin picking. Families can come to experience fall sights and scents, perfect for picture taking! Younger children can take a ride on the mini train and play on the swing sets and slides. You can even build your own scarecrow (bring old children’s clothes for this activity). Bring your flashlights at night to catch a glimpse of deer, foxes and maybe even a farm owl or two. For parties, group events and campfires, call and schedule ahead at this Memphis pumpkin patch.
Jones Orchard Fall Fun
7170 Highway 51 N., Millington, TN • (901) 873-3150
Hours: Open every Thursday through Sunday in October & Halloween; Friday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m. Halloween they are open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Jones Orchard has 600 acres, and each fall they host Fall Fun. The month-long event offers hayrides, haunted corn mazes, pumpkin picking and general fall merriment. Their family farm is located roughly 10 miles north of Memphis. With their affiliated Jones Market & Cafe, Jones U-Pick Orchard and Jones Market nearby, it’s definitely worth the drive!
Second Baptist Church Pumpkin Patch
4680 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 682-3395
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to sunset; Sunday, noon to sunset
Second Baptist Church carries pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors along with hay bales, flowers and fall decorations. Be sure to sample some homemade pumpkin bread made from their pumpkins and take a picture in the photo area! One hundred percent of the proceeds support their student ministry, so this is a must-add to your Memphis pumpkin patch list.
Through November 2: Falcon Ridge Farm’s Fall Festival
22630 TN-18, Toone, TN 38381 • (731) 658-5200
Time: Through November 2; Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Falcon Ridge’s biggest event is its fall festival. Take a tractor-drawn hayride, pick your perfect pumpkin right off the vine, or even visit the petting zoo and enjoy pony rides. The country store will also offer food, drinks and gifts. Hay bales, corn stalks and mums for all of your fall decorating needs are available as well. And Falcon Ridge’s Tennessee-themed corn maze is unique and sure to please. There will be trivia questions at each intersection about Tennessee history and current events. If answered correctly, they will help you navigate your way out. Make fun family memories here this fall!
October 19: Agricenter Harvest Festival
7777 Walnut Grove Rd., 38120 Memphis • (901) 757-7777
Time: Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The annual Agricenter Harvest Festival is free to the public and has pumpkin painting, kid’s activities, arts and crafts, hayrides and educational stations. There will be live entertainment provided by Grassfire Bluegrass Band. Concessions are also available.
October 26: Halloween Family Fun Fest
7700 Flaherty Pl, Bartlett, Tennessee 38133 • (901) 385-6470
Time: Saturday, October 26, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Through October 25, BRC member tickets are $3 and non-member tickets are $5. Day-of tickets are $5 for BRC members and $7 for non-members.
Come in your best costume and join in the fun at the Bartlett Recreation Center. There will be games, candy, music, a haunted hayride and so much more. It is a family-friendly fun-fest that will delight kids of all ages!
October 26: Pumpkin Festival at Second Baptist
4680 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 682-3395
Time: Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join Second Baptist for their annual pumpkin festival, featuring trunk-or-treat, fun games, tasty sno-cones and popcorn and even inflatables. It’s a beloved East Memphis fall tradition you won’t want to miss!
October 19: Le Bonheur Pumpkin Run
1000 Ridgeway Loop, Memphis, TN 38120 • (901) 287-5437
Time: October 19, 8 a.m. to noon
Cost: $27 for adults; $15 for children; Ghost runner $17
Get active for the children of Le Bonheur with the Pumpkin Run 5K and Family Walk! If you have kiddos under the age of 10, they can participate in the 400m Fun Run. Children are encouraged to sport their best Halloween costume. After the race, there will be entertainment, food, activities and more. The race begins at 9 a.m.
October 24: Botanical Bars, Brews and Boos at Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 636-4130
Time: October 24, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 for members; $40 for non-members
Let’s get spooky! Head to Memphis Botanic Garden for delicious spirits from Long Road Cider Company and Diamond Bear Brewing. There will also be a chance for you to make your own signature cocktail, apple cider style.
October 25: Haunted Happenings at Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum: A Victorian Carnival
680 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN 38105
Time: Friday, October 25, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $30 for adults, $12 for children under the age of 12
There will be live music, food trucks and dancing at this Victorian-themed festivity at the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum. Each ticket comes with two complimentary drinks, and other drinks and cocktails will be available for purchase. So, come in your best costume and enjoy this vintage night!
October 26: Spooktacular Halloween Carnival
1925 Exeter Rd, Germantown, Tennessee 38138 • (901) 757-7323
Time: Saturday, October 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It’s Halloween fun for the whole family! Dress up in your spookiest costume and head down to the Germantown Community Library for their Spooktacular Halloween Carnival. There will be carnival games, a costume parade, carnival food and more. This is a perfect event to give the kiddos a taste of good ol’ Halloween fun.
October 26: Loflin Graveyard
7 W. Carolina Ave., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 290-1140
Time: Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m. to October 27, 12 p.m.
Loflin Yard is hosting an event that lasts all day long this October 26. There will be a DJ, pumpkin decorating, food, drinks and games. There will also be an adult costume contest at 10 p.m. with cash prizes.
We hope you have a fun and SPOOKY October with these events and festivals!
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