Fall decorations are popping up — and so are pumpkin patches! If you’re looking to get into the fall spirit — and stock up on your festive fall decor — here’s a round-up of pumpkin patches that are perfect for a crisp fall adventure!
9 Pumpkin Patches to Check Out This Fall
1974 New Hwy 96 W, Franklin, TN 37064 • (615) 794-4368
Hours: Through October 29, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, 9 a.m. to noon; Closed Tuesday through Friday
If you’re from Tennessee or have lived here for even a minute, you’ve likely heard of Gentry’s Farm. This seventh-generation farm has been in operation for more than 165 years! Located in Franklin, the family-friendly farm has become a long-standing fall tradition for families from all over Tennessee. Visitors can take a stroll through the pre-picked pumpkin selection or grab a wagon and head over to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch. There is no fee for admission and parking, but general admission is required for their famous activity area. Cost is $8 and includes a four-acre cornfield maze, a wooden tractor playground, hands-on activity barn, mini maze, inside maze, wagon rides and farm animals.
4374 Rocky Glade Rd, Eagleville, TN 37060 • (615) 274-3786
Hours: September 23 through October 31, Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; Closed Monday and Tuesday
Southern Living and Reader’s Digest voted Lucky Ladd Farms Tennessee’s number one pumpkin patch, so a visit to Eagleville, Tennessee sounds more than worth it! The Ladd family bought their farm in 2009 and opened it to the public with the goal of treating guests like family. Admission is $13.99 for adults and $11.99 for ages 2-12. If you are visiting the farm to just grab a pumpkin, Lucky Ladd offers a “Shopper’s Pass” for guests to shop for 20 minutes. Explore pumpkins of all different shapes and colors, navigate the “Nashville Predator’s Tribute” corn maze, and enjoy a sweet treat of caramel apples and kettle corn. When you’re done looking for the perfect pumpkin, the On-Farm-Market offers fresh ice cream and baked goods. The kid-friendly farm also offers a Toddler Town playground, Hillbilly Range games and giant pipe swings for endless entertainment for the young ones!
6057, 1765 Martins Chapel Church Rd, Springfield, TN 37172 • (615) 382-7593
Hours through November 3: Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.; Closed Monday through Wednesday
A city boy with a country dream, Farmer Jeff had no idea that the farm he raised his family on would turn into a place where other families would gather as well. In 2003, Jeff had his first fall festival for church friends and neighbors, but quickly realized it could turn it into something much bigger. Now run by himself, his daughter, his son and 150 of the best farmhands in Middle Tennessee, Honeysuckle Hill has become one of the most famous pumpkin patches in Tennessee. There are three spots for delicious country foods and sweets at KK’s Sweet Shop, Back Forty Snack Shack and Corn Maze Concessions. The cost ranges from $16.95 to $31.95 for ages 3 and up. The farm offers 200 acres of activities including the seven-acre Music City corn maze, pumpkin cannon, zip line, hayride, pumpkin train, slides, petting farm and a hillbilly pig race!
8653 Rocky Fork Rd, Smyrna, TN 37167 • (615) 220-2918
Hours through October 31: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; Closed Wednesday
Shop for pumpkins till you drop, then drop right into the Walden Food Depot for a variety of foods unique to the farm! After you walk the grounds looking for the perfect pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, straw and other fall harvest items, you can indulge in pumpkin cheesecake, roasted pumpkin seeds, funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers and other country foods. Grab your family, friends, or visit by yourself to enjoy all this fall fun for no cost at all. Set down your wagon and hop on the hayride, pet the farm animals or bring the young ones to the play area.
185 Wilkerson Ln, Portland, TN 37148 • (615) 325-7017
Hours through October 31: Tuesday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday
Visit the “World’s Longest Rolled-Hay Maze” at Bottom View’s annual October fest! Pick your pumpkin out of the pumpkin patch and take a hayride to “Grandma’s house,” where guests can see how blackberries and peaches grow and how meat has been preserved for hundreds of years. Admission Monday through Friday is $7, and $10 Saturday and Sunday. Don’t leave until you check out all of Bottom View’s new activities including slides, a jumping pillow, pedal tractors, a gold mine, live animals and refreshments. Top the day off with their ice cream parlor and leave with your sweet tooth satisfied!
1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205 • (615) 356-8000
Hours through October 21: Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays
Whether you’re taking a stroll alone or with friends and family, Cheekwood Harvest is the perfect spot. The peaceful grounds offer all things fall with their famous Mum Explosion consisting of over 5,000 chrysanthemums, scarecrows, a pumpkin patch and a pumpkin house. Admission is $20 for adults, $16 for college students, $18 for seniors, $13 for ages 3-17, and free for children 2 and under. Parking is $5 on top of the initial ticket price. Make sure to check the calendar when you go because Cheekwood often has special events like food trucks, beer gardens and workshops on top of their popular fall events. Visit the brand new Cafe 29 in the courtyard for fresh coffee and a picnic to-go option at the pick-up window.
7526 Swift Rd, Greenbrier, TN 37073 • (615) 669-6293
Hours through November 3: Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.; Closed Monday through Wednesday
This pumpkin patch is more of a “fall town” filled with endless activities at every corner — pumpkin decorating, hay rides, a super slide, jumping pillow, paintball, bonfires and corn mazes! Stop by The Butterstick Bakery for baked goods and pumpkin coffee. If you’re craving something savory, The Fiddler’s Stop has everything from chili cheese dogs to Mexican corn dip. Cost is $12.76 for visitors ages 3 and older.
2900 Old Nashville Hwy, McMinnville, TN 37110 • (931) 939-3960
Hours through October 31: Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; Closed Monday through Thursday
Picking your pumpkin without having to walk? Yes, please! Cedarwood Farm offers a hay wagon that takes guests around the 100-acre farm so guests can pick their own pumpkins. The farm also offers a multitude of activities like a pumpkin train, super slides, a hay maze and corn maze, petting zoos, a tire city complete with tire swings, weekend bonfires and much more! The fun doesn’t end there if you stop by the Country Store for fall-themed gifts, or grab a corndog, chicken strips, homemade desserts and more at the Country Kitchen. Tickets for adult entry are $12, and $10 for children 3 and older.
861 Benders Ferry Rd, Mt Juliet, TN 37122
Hours, October 13 – 28: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Head to Mount Juliet for this 200-acre farm adventure! Gather your family, friends or school (by reservation) to enjoy all that Pumpkin Hill has to offer including jack-o-lanterns, hayrides, corn stalks, campfires, hay bales, gourds and, of course, a plentiful supply of pumpkins for purchase. Cost ranges from $2 to $8, and hayrides are $4. Night parties and evening hayrides after 4:30 p.m. are available upon advanced request. Pumpkin sales are cash or check only.
More Local Options:
If you don’t have a lot of time and want to stop somewhere local for your pumpkins this season, here are a couple of options:
2501 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37024
Stop by Nashville Pumpkin Co.’s 12South location and peruse the wide selection of mums, pumpkins, gourds and all things fall in one of Nashville’s favorite shopping and dining areas.
3812 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
If you’re in Green Hills, stop by the pumpkin patch at Hillsboro High School, where you can purchase your mums, gourds and perfect carving pumpkins.
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