It's finally going to feel like fall this weekend, and maybe that's got you itching to hit a pumpkin patch with the family. Well, good news for you, there are a TON of them around Middle Tennessee, and I've done all the research you need. Here are the 5 best around town, in no particular order.
Lucky Ladd Farms
If you've lived in Tennessee more than just a couple years, you've probably already been to Lucky Ladd Farms. Located just outside of Murfreesboro off I-24, it's huge. Pumpkin patch, petting zoo, carnival games, hayride, corn maze, huge slides....if it's fall-related, it's here. You can feed alpacas and goats, jump on a giant bouncy pillow, pick your own pumpkins (or strawberries too), grab some amazing food, and take a nature walk - all in one day. If you think that sounds like an exhausting day, you have no idea. The place is massive, but it's AWESOME, especially if you've got kids.
It can get a little crowded and it's by far the most expensive of the bunch, but you can easily spend a whole day here and the number of activities they have mean that no one from your family is ever going to be bored. Plus, alpacas are awesome and feeding one is even awesomer. Book your tickets in advance to avoid standing in line and jump right in to the fall fun.
This is actually my favorite of the bunch, because as amazing as Lucky Ladd is (and it is), if you have young kids it can get a little overwhelming after a couple hours. Gentry's Farm is a little more lowkey, but still loaded with activities and photo ops. Pumpkin patch? Check. Corn maze? Yep, also check. Hayride through the farm and tons of animals? Check and check.
Shuckle's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Located at Fiddle Dee Farm in Greenbrier, there's a ton of stuff to do and it's not expensive. A little over $50 for a Family of Four gets you access to a huge corn maze, a hayride, jumping pillow, slides, pumpkin bowling, animals, photo ops, and of course...a ton of pumpkins.
Amazin' Acres of Fun
If pumpkins are your thing, this might be the farm for you. Yes, there are corn mazes (three of them actually). And yes, there's a petting zoo, wagon rides, a fort for the kids, and all of your typical fall festival decor. But make no mistake about it. Amazin' acres is amazin' for its pumpkin patch...the largest pick-your-own patch in the state of Tennessee.
Oh, and while it's not sunflower season, it's a pretty great spot to get those sunflower Instagram shots in next year.
Keller's Corny Country
A pumpkin patch that also serves as a great wedding venue, Keller's Farm just opened up a couple weeks ago and just 10 bucks a person will get you in for a day of zip lines, wagon ride, corn mazes, photo ops, and of course...duh...pumpkins.
So, take advantage of the awesome weather this weekend and hit up one of these great fall spots around town!