Cobb County. Picking pumpkins a stone’s throw away Still a family farm In Metro Atlanta. The 128-acre property is open on weekends throughout the fall and offers over a dozen activities including Paint-a-Pumpkin that allows visitors to showcase their artistic skills, rides around the property in buggies, and picnics through a flower maze For beautiful and colorful pictures the kids climb up features straw bales as well as a double-barreled slide. Opens September 24. $16; Free for ages 4 and younger. 5682 McCland Road, Powder Springs. 678-283-6951, stillfamilyfarm.com.
Gwinnett County. in Buford corn mazeGuests can find their perfect recipe pumpkins or carve a few in preparation for Halloween. An assortment of small pumpkins and gourds are available and make great decorations at home, in the office, or at school. In addition to pumpkin picking, the farm offers, like its name, a corn maze; Hared. Pony rides for young equestrians or parents who just want their kids to sit on a pony for a photo. Opens September 23. 16 – 28 dollars. 4470 Bennett Rd., Buford. bufordcornmaze.com.
Banks and Habersham counties. From mid-September, Gaymore Farms Offers a fun full harvesting experience including farm slices; zoo for pets; Games such as skateball, duck racing and tricycle racing; Pumpkin Train and more. The pumpkin patch opens in October and families can choose pumpkins for fall decor, Halloween or Thanksgiving, or start a family photo-friendly tradition on the farm. Accessible wristband includes entry to a corn maze, farm games, hayrides, and a pumpkin patch. $15; Free for ages 2 and younger. 5340 Cornelia Highway, Alto. 770-869-3999, jaemorpharms.com.
Clark and Acone counties. For a full day of play with over 35 fall activities, head over to Washington Farms. Guests can choose orange and white carved gourds, baby gourds, candied gourds, gourds, and more; Ride a wagon around the farm. Bounce on jumping pillows that resemble super-sized inflatable cushions attached to a hammock elastic; visit furry farm friends at the petting zoo; Pick fresh flowers and shop for jams, honey, kettle corn and homemade strawberry ice cream in the pumpkin shed. Entry tickets are sold online only. $16.49 – $21.95; Free for under-2s. 5691 Hog Mountain Road, Bogart. 706-769-0627, washingtonfarms.net.
White County. Head about 75 miles north of Atlanta and you’ll arrive at the Fall Festival in Skits Mountain Farms. Celebrations abound including pumpkin patch, whiskers, a cow train ride into a corn maze, barrel-shaped slides, and a nine-hole mini golf course that is fun for beginners and young experts. $14.95 Age 2 and younger is free. 7883 Ga.254, Cleveland. 770-287-4730, skittsmountainfarms.com.
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