(Press Release) — As events are canceled and field trips are rare, we know you are looking for safe ways to get out of the house and enjoy a fall Alabama day with your family. Visiting an Alabama agritourism farm allows you to enjoy open-air and socially distanced activities. Kids of all ages will enjoy picking pumpkins, apples and sunflowers along with animal encounters, playgrounds, hayrides and corn mazes. Grab your mask, your hand sanitizer and get out and enjoy one of these Sweet Grown Alabama fall fun farms this season!
1. Bennett Farms Location: 1073 County Road 13, Heflin, AL 36264
Bennett Farms in Heflin is a perfect spot to enjoy fall fun with your family. Pick a pumpkin (or two) and enjoy activities like the hayride, duck race, farm animals, corn cribs, pipe slides, wagon train, hay maze and more! You can even enjoy live music on the farm every Saturday! Bennett Farms is open the month of October on Wednesdays from 1:00-5:00 p.m., Fridays from 1:00-5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Plan your visit at bennettfarms.com/pumpkin-patch.
Cost: $10.00 for admission and activities; pumpkins are additional cost
2. Cornutt Farms Location: 616 Whitsville Drive, Boaz, AL 35957
Make plans to visit Cornutt Farms LLC in Boaz this fall! In addition to picking sunflowers or pumpkins, you can also enjoy the farm’s hayride, petting zoo, playground and more fall fun activities! Cornutt Farms is open every Saturday in October from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Social distancing and hand sanitation stations will be utilized at the farm to help everyone enjoy a safe outdoor adventure! Learn more at cornuttfarms.wixsite.com/cornuttfarmsllc/the-pumpkin-patch.
Cost: $8.00 admission includes activities and one pumpkin
3. Hidden Rivers Farm Location: 298 Goose Pond Road, Hartselle, AL 35640
Make plans to visit Hidden Rivers Farm in Hartselle- a brand new fall farm experience for the entire family! Head over to Hidden Rivers Farm for a day of corn mazes, animal encounters, pumpkins, games and more. They even have a tailgate tent to enjoy the day’s football games while the kiddos explore the farm! The farm is open September 18 through November 1 on Fridays from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Plan your visit at www.hiddenriversfarm.com.
Cost: $8.00 admission; animal feedings, pony rides and pumpkins are additional cost
4. McGee Farm Location: 8211 County Road 7, Florence, AL 35633
Pumpkins, mums and SAFE family fun are waiting at McGee Farm in Florence! Play on the jumping pillow, pick pumpkins direct from the patch and enjoy other activities around the farm. The farm opens October 3 and will be open through October 31. McGee Farm is open weekdays from 3:00-6:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:00-5:00 p.m. Plan your visit, learn more about admission and check out the farm’s COVID adaptations at McgeeFarm.com/.
Cost: $3.25 admission; $3.25 jumping pillow; pumpkins are additional cost and start at $3.00
5. Scott’s Orchard Location: 2163 Scott Road, Hazel Green, AL 35750
Get ready for apple cider, caramel and candied apples, dried apples, apple slushies, apple ice cream, and socially-distanced pick-your-own apples at Scott’s Orchard in Hazel Green! Pick-your-own runs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in September and October. Did you know Scott’s grows over a dozen varieties of apples? Grab your mask, your crew and head north for an apple picking adventure. Reserve your apple picking time now at www.scottsorchard.com/tours/.
Cost: $3.00 admission for advanced online reservations; $5.00 pay at gate admission; $5.00 for half a peck of apples; $8.00 for a peck
6. Backyard Orchards Location: 6585 Highway 431 North, Eufaula, AL 36027
Enjoy a fall day at Backyard Orchards in Eufaula! In addition to picking the perfect pumpkin, enjoy the obstacle course, corn bin, cotton seed wagon and much more! Grab your mask and your crew and head to Backyard Orchards for a day of safe family fun. The farm is open Friday-Sunday in October from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Learn more at https://backyardorchards.com/pumpkin-patch/.
Cost: $13.00 for child all-access activity pass and pumpkin; No admission fee for adults except corn maze and pumpkin cost (ranging from $3.00-$30.00); $5.00 children’s play pass (excludes corn maze); $3.00 corn maze admission
7. Griffin Farms Pumpkin Patch Location: 826 Griffin Road, West Blocton, AL 35184
Just a 30 minute drive from Tuscaloosa and less than an hour from Birmingham, Griffin Farms Pumpkin Patch in West Blocton is waiting for you to visit for a day of fall farm fun! Pick a perfect pumpkin, play with farm animals, enjoy the thrill of the zipline, get lost in the corn maze and much more. Griffin Farms is open October Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Sundays 12:00-6:00 p.m. Plan your trip at griffinfarmal.com/.
Cost: $10.00 admission includes activities and one pumpkin; $3.00 additional pumpkin tickets
8. Penton Farms Location: 3595 County Road 57, Verbena, AL 36091
Penton Farms is waiting for your next fall adventure! Kids of all ages will enjoy over 15 activities including human hamster wheels, super slides, the live animal barn, wagon rides, corn mazes, the cow train, a hay mountain, an eight-ton corn pit and more! Penton Farms is open September 26 through October 31 on weekdays from 12:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Plan your visit at pentonfarms.com/pumpkin-patch.
Cost: $10.00 admission includes most activities and one pumpkin; Cow train and other pumpkins are additional cost
9. Southern Pumpkin Company Location: 233 County Road 133, Autaugaville, AL 36003
Located just outside of Prattville, Southern Pumpkin Company is central Alabama’s newest u-pick pumpkin patch. Take a hayride around the farm and test your wits in the ten-acre corn maze. Pick a pumpkin or three, and then relax in the shade of the old orchard. Southern Pumpkin Company is open October 2- November 1 on Fridays from 12:00 –6:00 p.m.; Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-6:00p.m.; and Sundays from 12:00-6:00 p.m. Like Southern Pumpkin Company on Facebook for details.
Cost: $6.00 pumpkin patch admission; $6.00 for all access pass which includes corn maze, bouncy house and petting zoo
10. Aplin Farms Location: 327 West County Road, Slocomb, AL 36375
Located between Slocomb and Dothan, Aplin Farms is a fun fall trip the entire family will love! Head out and enjoy pumpkins, sunflowers and activities including wagon rides, a corn maze, duck races, pumpkin bowling, animal encounters and more! Aplin Farms is open October 1 through November 1 Tuesdays- Fridays from 1:00-6:00 p.m.; Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-6:00p.m.; and Sundays from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Like Aplin Farms on Facebook for more information.
Cost: $6.00 admission for wagon ride, animal barn and play area; $12.00 admission for all activities; Pumpkins sold separately