As the Halloween season approaches, people are scrambling to find the perfect jack-o'-lantern. But going to a pumpkin patch is much more than that; it’s a chance to spend time with friends and family and make cherished autumnal memories.
Picking out a pumpkin is an excellent way to support local farmers and get out in nature. Many farms also offer other fall activities like hayrides and corn mazes.
Below are some of the top pumpkin patches and corn mazes in and near Forsyth County.
Kinsey Family Farm
What: Kinsey Family Farm is a great place to find the best fall and Halloween pumpkins. In addition to your typical orange pumpkins, there are decorative red, white, and green pumpkins. The farm hosts pumpkins ranging in size from the one-pound “Jack-Be-Little” to the 100-pound “Prize Winner” and everything in between. You can find pie pumpkins, gourds and local honey.
Contact: 770-887-6028, www.kinseyfamilyfarm.com
Burt's Pumpkin Farm
What: Experience the fall season at Burt’s Farm in the secluded north Georgia mountains and see the sea of orange created by thousands of Burt’s pumpkins. Enjoy over two miles of scenery on our covered wagons pulled by our tractors through the farm property. According to the website, you can enjoy classic Burt's decor as well as gorgeous natural scenery throughout the ride.
Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
What: You will find a 15-acre corn maze, The Dark Rows, an outdoor haunted attraction open on Friday and Saturday nights in October, presented by Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Pick out your favorite pumpkin and and kids can enjoy a kiddy maze, towering goat walk, tire mountain and more.
Price: $15 for the regular corn maze and activities; $20 for the haunted trail and activities; $25 for everything
Contact: 770-772-6223, uncleshucks.com