It’s fall, y’all! A trip to the pumpkin patch makes for a great annual family tradition. Nothing says fall like a trip to the pumpkin patch. Hayrides, petting zoos, yummy fall treats, pumpkin picking and games galore! If you are thinking about visiting a pumpkin patch this season, I’ve compiled a list of tips to make your next visit stress and worry-free! I have also compiled a list of local pumpkin patches and corn mazes in East Tennessee. Be sure to click on the links to each pumpkin patch or corn maze for more detailed information.
Tips for Your Next Trip to the Pumpkin PatchIt’s important to research the place you plan to visit before your trip. Visit their website to see what activities and food options are available, admission and parking fees and hours of operation. It is best to plan ahead so that you know how to dress, whether or not you need to pack snacks, how much money you will need in addition to admission and parking fees. Some places offer certain activities at an additional price and you don’t want to incur surprise costs. Here are a few tips to consider when visiting a pumpkin patch:
- Visit early morning or late in the day to avoid the mid-day heat.
- Apply sunscreen. A nice fall day can still be sunny.
- Pack appropriate medication if you have fall allergies in case of any flare-ups.
- Bring a tote bag or a collapsible wagon for transporting pumpkins, especially if you plan to get several pumpkins.
- Don’t forget to pack hand wipes and/or hand sanitizer, especially if you plan to eat while there.
- Be sure to bring cash as some farms only accept cash.
- Take lots of photos. The kids will love to look back on the memories.
Local Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes to Check Out for Family-Friendly Fun This FallOakes Farm 8240 Corryton Road, Corryton, TN 37721 Includes Admission to the Corn Maze, Back 40 activities, a Hayride, and the Flashlight Maze Adults ages 11 & up: $12.95 Children ages 3 – 10: $10.95 Ages 2 and Under: FREE Add a pumpkin for $5.50 Echo Valley Corn Maze 915 Bethel Church Rd, Jefferson City, TN 37760 Includes 3 Large Mazes, Kid Maze, Hayrides, Big Outdoor Playground, Zip Line, Pumpkin Cannon, Picnic Area with grills available. Refreshments, Evening Bonfires, Kids Niblet Train, Pumpkin Picking, Corn Shucking, Animal Feed (for Petting Zoo), Indoor Plumbed Restrooms, Discovery Barn (Featuring: Petting Zoo, 2 – 60 ft. Tunnel Slides, Loft Hay Play Area) General Admission – $10 (Includes Mazes, Playground, Discovery Barn & FREE Parking) The WORKS – $15 (Includes Mazes, Hayride w/ free pumpkin, Playground, Discovery Barn, Niblet Train, Animal Feed & FREE Parking) 2 & Under Free (Does not include Pumpkin) * Children under age 11 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Ballinger Farm 2738 Renfro Road, Jefferson City, TN 37760
$11 including tax per person – includes all we have to offer 2 and under – free with paying adult Group rates are available. Payment by cash or check only.Myers Farm 3415 Gap Creek Rd, Bulls Gap, Tennessee 37711 Myers Farm has varied pricing. For detailed pricing and attraction information, click here. Deep Well Farm 9567 Highway 11 E, Lenoir City, Tennessee 37772 Deep Well Farm has a variety of packages available. For detailed pricing and attraction information, click here. Hyde Farms 7545 Highway 411 S, Greenback, Tennessee 37742 $10 Admission: Includes maze, hayride, and all ground activities. Pick your own pumpkin, only $5.00 Maple Lane Farms 1126 Maple Ln, Greenback, TN 37742 Maple Lane Farms has varied pricing. For detailed pricing and attraction information, click here. For anyone interested, they also have a haunted corn maze. Narramore Farms 199 Laurel Bluff Road, Kingston, Tennessee 37763 Admission: $7 (4 years and older) 3 years and under: FREE All Pumpkins: $5 Over 20 activities for kids and adults of all ages. Wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, a corn maze, onsite grown popcorn, hand made food and treats. Kyker Farms 938 Alder Branch Rd, Sevierville Tn 37876 Ages 6 & up: $14.50 Ages 3-5: $7 Ages 2 & under: Free Kyker Farms Corn Maze has 5 mazes to keep you Kornfused, but that’s not all. Kyker Farms is stock full of family fun for all ages including: Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Tunnel Slides, Straw Crawl, Corn Tub, Swings, Corn Cob Swing, Corn Hole, Kyker’s Kritter and Educational Barn, Kyker’s Korn Hopper (bouncing pillow), Bee Line (zip line), Trike Track, Farm Facts Maze, Haunted Trail, Zombie Blasterz (Zombie Paintball Adventure), Bonfire sites, Concessions. Old McDonald Farm 16705 Coulterville Road, Sale Creek, TN 37373 Admission: $12.50 per person; children 3-years-old and younger are admitted free of charge. $11 per person for groups of 25 people or more. Also offering Military, Police, Firefighters, & Paramedics special admission price of $11.00 per person Visit the corn maze, pet farm animals at the Critter Barn, mine for gems, enjoy a hayride through a real, working farm, and much more. Guthrie Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze 490 County Road 67, Riceville, TN 37370 Adults: (Ages 13+) $10 Children: (Ages 3-12) $8 Ages 2 and Under: Free Military Discount: $2 for the service person (ID required). Admission to farm includes: Corn maze, hayride to the pumpkin field, animal petting barn, Obstacle Course, Hippity Hop Track, Tricycles (adult and child), Duck races, Tractor dig, and Redneck horseshoes. Pumpkins sold separately 50 Cents per pound. The River Maze 1371 Hwy 64, Ocoee, TN 37361 Ages 3 and older- $11.90 plus tax: This price includes all 5 mazes, hayride, animal area, CornHole, corn box, CornBall, JumpPad, Raccoon Rollers, Farm Chore Frenzy course, horsey tire swings, “The Fairy Tale Trail” and more. You must purchase tokens for the Cow Train, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting & Corn Cannon. Pumpkins are also available for purchase! If you want to only come and pick your own pumpkin out of the field, price is $5+ tax for your hayride plus the price of your pumpkins! Group rates: 15-34 people-$11.00 plus tax, 35+ people-$10.50 plus tax Autumn Acres 1096 Baier Rd, Crossville, TN 38571 General Admission: $12.00 (includes tax) (Adults & Children ages 3 and up) Children ages 2 & under: Free VIP Admission: $17.00 (includes tax) General Admission includes: 10 Acres of Corn Mazes that includes 3 mazes (Farm Tracks Maze, FSI Maze, Trivia/Biblical Maze), Unlimited time on the Mega, Bouncing Pillow, Hayride around the farm with a stop at the Pumpkin Patch (Pumpkin Priced Separately), Country Critters Petting Zoo, 3 Little Pigs House, The Chicken Coop, Goat Walk Attraction, The Kids Corral (Slides, Tunnels, Hay Mountain, & More!), Corn Crib, Tire Tower, Rope Mountain, Life Size Game Arena, Pirate Ship Playground, Mega Tunnel Slides, Animal/Horse Swings, Swings Set, Charlotte’s Web, Use of the Picnic Shelter, Use of the public fire pit, and Steer Roping.