2017 Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes

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Make fall festive at one of these farms boasting all you need for an awesome autumn!

Fall brings a festive season of family fun, and pumpkin patches abound in Middle Tennessee. From picking your perfect porch pumpkin to finding your way through a corn maze, visit one of these local farms to get you into the spirit!

AMAZE N CORN

111 Mulherrin Road, Gordonsville
865-254-8657 | amazencorn.com
Thru Oct. 29
Hours: Sat 10 a.m. –  8 p.m., Sun 1 – 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 adults, $8 ages 3 – 11
Pick a pumpkin, make your way through the corn maze and enjoy other activities like games, live animal encounters, duck races, slides, hayrides, the cow train and more.

AMAZIN’ ACRES OF FUN

2857 Old Kentucky Road, Sparta
931-761-2971 | amazinacres.com
Thru Oct. 29
Hours: Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sun 1 – 5 p.m. (plus Fridays 6 – 9 p.m. in October)
Admission: $11 ages 3+
Pumpkin patch, three corn mazes, wagon rides, Busy Bee Zipline for tots, Tire Mountain, ball zone, mega bounce pillow, petting zoo, corn box and more.

AUTUMN ACRES

1096 Baier Road, Crossville
931-210-7655 | autumacres.net
Thru Nov. 4
Hours: Fri 2 – 10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun 1 – 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 ages 3+
Three different corn mazes fill 12 acres. Plus, there’s the goat walk, Kids’ Corral, hayrides, pumpkin patch, Country Critters Petting Zoo, slides and more.

BATEY FARMS

3250 Wilkinson Pike, Murfreesboro
615-995-6682 | bateyfarms.com
Sept. 29 – Oct. 29
Hours: Fri 4 – 11 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun 12 – 8 p.m. (last tickets sold one hour prior to closing)
Admission: $13 ages 10 & older, $10 ages 4 – 9, free ages 3 & younger
A six-acre corn maze with an automobile theme. You can also rent a campfire site ($50 for two hours) and pick pumpkins.

BOTTOM VIEW FARM

185 Wilkerson Lane, Portland
615-625-7017 | bottomviewfarm.com

Thru Nov. 1
Hours: daily 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $10 ages 3+
This working farm has all kinds of things for kids to see and do. Enjoy live animals, slides, hayrides, the giant rolled hay maze, train rides, pumpkin patch and all sorts of children’s activities. All activities take place on weekends. If you’re planning to go on a weekday, call ahead to see what activities will be available that day.

BOYD’S PUMPKIN PATCH & CORN MAZE

1425 Hwy. 76, Clarksville
931-216-8250 | boydspumpkinpatch.com
Sept. 30 – Oct. 31
Hours: daily 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: Corn maze is $4 ages 6+, free ages 5 & younger
Pumpkins for sale at 25 cents per pound. Navigate your way through the six-acre corn maze.

CEDARWOOD FARMS

2900 Old Nashville Hwy., McMinnville
931-939-3960 | cedarwoodfarmstn.com
Thru Oct. 31
Hours: Fri 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun 12 – 5 p.m. (Mon – Thu by appointment only)
Admission: $11 adults, $10 children (cash/check only)
One-hundred acres of fun includes hayrides to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your own (pumpkin included in price of admission), a corn maze, corn crib, two petting zoos, tire swings, food and more. Bonfires are available Friday and Saturday nights ($15 adults, $14 kids).

FIDDLE DEE FARM: HOME TO SHUCKLES CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN PATCH

7526 Swift Road, Greenbrier
615-669-6293 | fiddledeefarm.com
Thru Nov. 4
Hours: Fri 5 – 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun 12 – 8 p.m.
Tickets: $12.76 adults ages 3+, free ages 2 & younger
Enjoy hayrides, bonfires, the 40-foot super slide, ziplines, a corn cannon, corn hole, a ropes maze, the seven-acre corn maze, pumpkin decorating and a lot more. There are five new attractions for 2017: 25-foot Pumpkin Bowling, Wee Fiddle Dee Farm, Big Mouth Sling Shot, Hippity Hop Maze and the Hay Bale Mountain Slide.

GENTRY’S FARM

1974 Hwy. 96 W., Franklin
615-794-4368 | gentryfarm.com
Sept. 30 – Oct. 30
Hours: Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 12 – 5 p.m.
Admission: $7 ages 2 – 65
Find your way out of the four-acre corn maze. Other activities include a mini maze, hayrides, nature trail, wooden tractor playground, hands-on barn, tire swings and more. Don’t forget to pick out a pumpkin before heading home.

GRANDADDY’S FARM

454 Highland Ridge Road, Estill Springs
931-327-4080 | grandaddysfarm.com
Thru Nov. 4
Hours: Tue – Thu 1:30 – 6 p.m., Fri 1:30 – 9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: $10 ages 3+
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, pig races, animal corral, duck races, tire swings and more. Special event days include Pumpkin Tasting (Sept. 30), Apple Day (Oct. 7), Costume Day (Oct. 28) and Pumpkin Demolition Derby (Nov. 4).

Kids having silly fun in the pumpkin patch at Honeysuckle Hill Farm.

HONEYSUCKLE HILL FARM — EDITOR’S PICK

1765 Martins Chapel Church Road, Springfield
615-382-7593 | honeysucklehillfarm.com
Thru Nov. 7
Hours: Fri 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun 12 – 6 p.m.
Admission: $14.95 ages 3 & older
Honeysuckle Hill has lots for kids of all ages, including animal exhibits, a petting farm, zip lines, the 30-foot rock-climbing wall, bungee trampolines, pumpkin train, spider slide, the tractor tire playground and more. Kids have fun cheering for their favorite swine in the Hillbilly Pig Races, too! This year’s country music corn maze features Charles Esten. Honeysuckle Hill is also home to Scream Creek Haunted Woods & House of Terror — creepy, frightful fun for older kids who love an awesome scare (Scream Creek is NOT suitable for young children). Honeysuckle’s fall festival season includes several special events, so mark your calendars for these (included with farm admission):

• Sept. 30: Hometown Hero Day — a tribute to Middle Tennessee’s firemen, police, and active and retired military.

• Sept. 30: Third Annual Fireworks Show — A 30-minute professional show to add lots of spark to your season.

• Oct. 28: Trick-or-Treat Fest — Kids can wear their costumes and collect candy in a safe environment.

• Oct. 28: Halloween Movie Night — Bring your blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy an outdoor screening of Beetlejuice.

• Nov. 4: Pumpkin Destruction Festival — This no-pumpkin-left-behind mission invites kids to join Farmer Jeff to smash, trash and blow up all the farm’s leftover pumpkins.

KELLER’S CORNY COUNTRY

542 Firetower Road, Dickson
615-441-4872 | kellerscornycountry.com
Oct. 3 – 31
Hours: Tue/Thu/Fri 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sundays, Oct. 15 & 22 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission: $9 ages 3+ on weekends (FREE admission on Saturday, Oct. 7 for the farm’s 10 year anniversary); weekday admission is $6 adults, $7 students
Visit the pick-your-own pumpkin patch and enjoy hayrides, the corn maze, barrel train rides, monster slide and more. New this year are two kid-friendly zip lines (120-pound weight limit).

LUCKY LADD FARMS — EDITOR’S PICK

4374 Rocky Glad Road, Eagleville
615-274-3786 | luckyladdfarms.com
Thru Oct. 29
Hours: Sept. 23 – 30 are Wed – Sat 10 a.m. – 55 p.m., Sun 12 – 5 p.m.; Oct. 1 – 30 hours are Wed – Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun 12 – 5 p.m.
Admission: $13 adults, $11 ages 2 – 12
Middle Tennessee’s largest petting farm features hundreds of friendly animals, including goats, chickens, rabbits, pigs, sheep, llamas, alpacas, ducks, cows, donkeys, horses and more. More than 75 activities are available for kids of all ages in the AG-venture Fun Park area.

Lucky Ladd’s corn maze has a new design this year paying homage to the Nashville Predators. It comes with a challenge — Everyone who conquers the maze by finding six hidden checkpoints inside it will be entered to win an iPad mini! A winner will be randomly drawn in November. Aside from the Master Challenge, the corn maze features two other fun games for kids: FSI – Who Dunit? and Animal Tracks – Who Stole the Farmer’s Pie?

Select your pumpkins in the patch. Prices range from 75 cents to $10. Additional fun includes pony rides ($5), Pumpkin Slingshots (2 shots for $2, 5 for $3) Corn Cannon (2 shots for $2, 5 for $3) and Bullseye Archery (12 arrows for $5).

Kids can meet and get pictures with Spookley the Square Pumpkin on Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29.

Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct 28 for the annual Pumpkin Princess & Corn Maze King Pageant starting at 11 a.m. Ages 12 months – 10 years can participate in age-specific contests with prizes for each age grouping ranging up to $300.

The 2017 corn maze at Lucky Ladd Farms celebrates the Nashville Predators. Can you spot the catfish?

LYON FAMILY FARM

130 Bellview Road, Taft
931-438-9938 | lyonfamilyfarms.com
Thru Oct. 29
Hours: Wed – Fri 2 – 7 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun 1 – 6 p.m.
Admission: $12 ages 2+ on weekends; weekday admission is $10
Take a hayride to the 15-acre pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, explore the interactive corn maze, pet farm animals and more.

MRS. B’S PUMPKIN PATCH

1946 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon
615-449-0518 | mrsbspumpkinpatch.wixsite.com/pumpkinpatch/activities-at-the-patch
Sept. 30 – Oct. 29
Hours: Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $15 children, free for parents
Farm animals to pet, pumpkin painting, bounce houses, kid-sized hay bale maze, witch hat ring toss game, great ghost ball toss game, a hillside slide, pumpkin slingshot and dance floor fun with Disney and Halloween tunes.

OVER THE HILL FARMS

1553 41A N., Shelbyville
931-580-6941 | facebook.com
Sept. 30 – Oct. 29
Hours: Sat 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun 1 – 6 p.m.
Admission: $7 ages 3+
Pumpkin patch, petting zoo, slides and a corn maze (it gets haunted the last two Fridays and Saturdays in October).

WALDEN PUMPKIN FARM

8653 Rocky Ford Road, Smyrna
615-220-2918 | waldenfarm.biz
Sept. 24 – Oct. 31
Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 3 – 6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Sun 12 – 4 p.m.
Admission: Free to enter the farm; most activities require minimal fees
Hay rides, sand art, face painting, pick-your-own pumpkins, Toddler’s Town little farmers’ area, pumpkin train, corn maze, hay mountain, Creepy Corner, animal barn and more.

 

Featured pictured at top: A local boy picks out a pumpkin at Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville.

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Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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