This page provides a detailed list of Birmingham and surrounding counties's pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides and other Halloween farm stuff!! Click here to see the listings of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and farms in Birmingham and surrounding counties Alabama or just scroll down the page! Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands. All should have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To really make it fun for your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride. There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm all information, they don't always report changes to me!
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On our Pick-your-own website, we also have pages with our own simple instructions on canning, freezing and drying many other fruits and vegetables, such as how to make jam, apple butter, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, ketchup or freezing corn (these links open new pages, just close them to return here). Be sure to come back at Christmas if you are looking for a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm! Look at the bottom of the page for links to resources on home canning, picking tips, recipes, etc..
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Birmingham and surrounding counties, Alabama's Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hay Rides and More, by CountyRemember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!
Great Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins and many activities
Hwy 160 in Hayden, AL, Mail: 599 Bradford Lane, Hayden, AL 35079. Phone: Day 205-616-6431, 205-493-0226, 205-903-7818, and nights 205-647-7002. Email: email@example.com. Open: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Activities include: Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch, Night Rides to the bonfire for groups of 20 or more, Petting Zoo, Inflatable Park, pony & Horse Rides, Helicopter Rides, Giant Cornfield Maze, Hay Maze for the Kids, Country Store, Arts & Crafts, Delicious Food and Live Entertainment. Click Here for more information and prices. (UPDATED: October 09, 2010, from their website)
Bennett Farms - pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, farm market,
gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties,
restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday
parties, school tours
1073 County Road 13, Heflin, AL 36264. Phone: 256-302-1896. Alternate Phone: 256-463-3344. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Sept 29th to October 31st, Saturday 9 am to 5 and Sunday 1 pm to 5; Thursday & Friday 2-5; We are also open during the week for school field trips, call for reservations; See our website for more information. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Bennett Farms is located directly between Birmingham and Atlanta off Interstate 20. From I-20 East toward Atlanta, take Exit 199 Heflin/Hollis and turn Right on Highway 9. Travel 1.3 miles and turn Right on County Road 13. Go about 1 mile, turn left thru the double gates and at the Bennett Farms sign - let the fun begin!!. Click here for a map and directions. Bennett Farms is a fourth generation farm and we want to share the fun with you and your family! Our hayride takes you by the pumpkin patch where every pumpkin seed is planted by hand; We have a working sorghum mill where we transform our farm grown cane into delicious syrup sold in the country store; And live entertainment every Saturday! A stop by the cook house is a must, where everything is prepared over an open fire in wash pots and a wood burning stove! And yes, we have pumpkins! Lots of different pumpkins to sell! We also have gourds, hay, corn stalks, mums, and lots more for your decorating needs; We have arts and crafts through local vendors in our country store such as handmade soaps, tasty treats, iron works and honey just to name a few; Bennett Farms has something for the entire family!. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: November 17, 2011) (ADDED: May 27, 2010) (UPDATED: August 14, 2012, from their email to JBS)
4D Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand,
pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered
from the field, Fall festival, cow train rides, corn maze, kiddie
(mini) corn maze, corn cannon, pig races, we also have pie
pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Jumping pillow, concessions /
refreshment stand, picnic area, Jumping pillow, pony rides,
petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
7182 County Road 703, Cullman, AL 35055. Phone: 256-775-2924. Email: email@example.com. Open: September 29, 2012 thru October 27, 2012. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 05, 2012)
Gypsy Ranch - Certified Organic,
pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, farm animals
10501 Fairview Cove Road, Altoona , AL 35952. Phone: 256-840-4994. Alternate Phone: 228-424-7990. Fax: 256-840-4041. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 6pm Sunday, from 12noon to 5pm. Directions: From Gadsden take highway 431 to highway 278 at Mountain top turn right onto highway 179 go 4 miles turn left on to Fairview Cove Road 8 blocks From Boaz take highway 169 to highway 179 8 miles turn right onto Fairview Cove Road the farm is 8 blocks down on left. For a map to our farm, click here. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Strawberries April 24th though June 10th. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers. (UPDATED: April 10, 2009)
The Norris Farm - Corn maze, hayrides, Pumpkin Patch - pick in
1504 Tinsley Springs Rd., Hokes Bluff, AL 35903. Phone: 256-492-1108. Email us at: email@example.com. Directions: click here for directions. Open: April-October; Click here for our hours of operation; Call before you come, to see what’s being picked. 12 different varieties of pumpkins to choose from, still on the vine as you pick out the perfect one! Corn Maze, Hay rides etc. A visitor writes on October 13, 2008: "Very nice and clean, Fun Corn Maze" (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 13, 2008)
Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation -
Follows organic practices,
pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides,
wagon rides, haunted rides, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already
picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms,
picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding
parties, school tours
Rt. 1 Box 260, Marion, AL 36756. Phone: 334-683-9955. Open: Any day of the week by appointment. Directions: Highway 14 West in Folsom, Seven miles outside of Marion, AL Latitude and Longitude coordinates are N 32 40.866 and W 087 24.280. We follow organic practices, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a historic site with over 20 buildings dating back to the 1820's. The farm has been in the same family since it was settled in 1819. All of the buildings are apart of the tour and every thing you see was used by our family. Some of the buildings include the old general store, cotton gin, smoke house, gristmill, blacksmith etc. Take a walk through the past in the present and into the future. (ADDED: February 01, 2011)
St. Clair County
Mathews Manor - pumpkin patch, Moon Bounce, Hay Rides,
Face Painting, Maze, Concessions,
3279 Us Hwy 11 , Springville, AL 35146. Phone: 205-467-3935. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Year long, Tuesday-Saturday 8am-5pm. Pumpkin patch is October 2nd-30th Tuesday-Sunday. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: . Organic Pumpkins, Pumpkin Patch, Hay Maze, Face Painting booth, Moon Bounce, concessions, baked goods, pumpkin painting, games for kids, frisbee golf, Hayride (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 11, 2012)
A visitor writes on July 11, 2012: "Attended pumpkin patch last year, it was very fun! There was plenty to do, espcially for young kids."
Old Baker Farm - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn
maze, straw or hay bale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, horse-drawn
hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, petting zoo, farm
animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school
1041 Farmingdale Rd, Harpersville, AL 35078. Phone: 2056727209. Email: email@example.com. Open: Beginning last weekend of September to the end of October open from 9 am to dark Saturday, 1 pm to dark Sunday; Last full weekend in October open from 9 am to dark on both Saturday and Sunday for our Cotton Pickin Celebration; During the week we are open from 3 pm to dark Monday through Friday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: December 21, 2010)
According to a visitor, October 11, 2008: "In the Fall, they have a deal for an admission charge, you get a hayride out to the pumpkin patch where you can pick one pumpkin. They also have cotton picking, a hay maze, a petting zoo and pony rides. During Christmas season, you can pick and cut your own tree. They do not take credit cards, but they do have a snack bar with hot dogs, chips, candy and sodas. They also have restrooms at the snack bar. "
Express at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum - train ride
to pumpkin patch
1919 9th St., Calera, AL 35040. Phone: 205-668-3435. Open: October 1, 2005 through October 30, 2005. open every weekend in October, take a ride aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express. The train pulls into the pumpkin patch to allow you can pick your pumpkin while enjoying nature's beauty. Hours: Saturdays: 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm Sundays: 1 pm, 3 pm. Payment: Checks, Travelers Checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover.
Tuscaloosa Barnyard - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, gift shop,
concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting
zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location
(call for info)
11453 Turner Bridge Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406. Phone: 205-248-0773. Alternate Phone: 205-535-4931. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Pumpkin Patch and Hayride every Friday in October from 10am to 1pm; We will also be open October 10th and 11th from 10a to 1pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the Northport K-Mart shopping center head north on highway 69 for 12.6 miles. At mile marker 161 turn Right onto Yellow Creek Road , drive 3.2 miles turn Left onto Barger Road , go 1/10th mile turn left on Marcum Road , go 1/2 mile then turn right onto Turner Bridge Road , follow the dirt road and The Barnyard is on your left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 24, 2011)
Critter Creek Farm & Wildlife Center - pumpkins, Precut Christmas
trees, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, restrooms, picnic area,
tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
15332 Cabin Creek Drive, Vance, AL 35490. Phone: 205-477-5901. Email us at: email@example.com. Directions: From I-59 take Exit 100 Travel West on Hwy 216 for 6 1/4 miles farm will be on the Left. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October, December. Open: year around except Jan.& Feb. Wed. thru Sat. 10am to 4pm Sun 2pm to 4pm except during October open 7 days a week. Pumpkin Patch October 1st thru 31st Critter Creek Christmas November 24th thru December 23rd Payment: Cash, only. Pumpkin Patch Days will have pumpkins available for purchase to benefit Wildlife Center. Bring a picnic and enjoy time with everything from chickens to a bear to cougars. Enjoying time on the playground and relaxing in the woods. Critter Creek Christmas includes Santa on the weekends during December and roasting marshmallows. Visit with "Adrian" a live reindeer. Christmas Tree sales benefit Wildlife Center.
Faye Whittemore Farms - pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, Fall festival, corn cannon,
tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon
bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your
location (call for info)
1335 Forrester Rd, Jasper, AL 35504. Phone: 205-522-4137. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Pumpkin Patch the month of October; Booked school tours Monday thru Friday; Hours of operation to the public Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm Call Ricky 205;522;4137 for reservations. Directions: Jasper, Go north on Highway 69 North to mile marker 214 turn left onto Burrows Crossing Road, go 1 mile turn left onto Forrester Road, go 1.6 miles turn left at Faye Whittemore Farms sign onto farm road go to the campgrounds. Cullman: I-65 Exit 299 Turn south onto highway 69 South go 22 miles turn right onto Burrows Crossing Road, go 1 mile turn left onto Forrester Road, go 1.6 miles turn left at Faye Whittemore Farms sign onto farm road go to the campgrounds. Pumpkin patch month of October;. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 05, 2010)
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