It’s fall y’all! With the autumn season brings cooler temperatures, crisp air, football, and pumpkin patches. However, with so many choices, which Alabama pumpkin patch should you visit? Since this answer isn’t a one-size-fits-all, I am presenting this list of the best pumpkin patches in Alabama to help you figure it out!
Pumpkin Patches in Alabama
To help you sort via location, these pumpkin patches in Alabama are organized by region. Whether you live in the north, south, or central part of the state, there should be a patch near you!
The Great Pumpkin Patch (Hayden)
Newly renovated, The Great Pumpkin Patch in Hayden is ready to welcome everyone looking for fall fun. With a new inflatable park, bungee run, slides, hay pyramid, and wagon rides out to the patch, there is something for everyone.
In addition to the pumpkin patch, there is a Halloween costume contest, live entertainment, and a craft weekend at various times throughout the season.
McGee Farms (Florence)
With three different pumpkin patches to choose from, McGee Farms in Florence has plenty of space. Shop for mums, pick out a pumpkin to take home or take a turn in the Jumping Pillow. No reservations are required but do check to be sure of opening hours before you go.
4D Farm (Cullman)
If pig races, candy cannons, and a pumpkin destruction day sound like your thing, the Fall Festival at 4D Farm in Cullman might be for you.
They even have a crowd calendar to help you determine when to go with only a few of your closest friends vs a few hundred of them!
Bennett Farms (Heflin)
Bennett Farms in Heflin has a pick-your-own patch featuring every size pumpkin from tiny “pie pumpkins” to the big “Atlantic giants”.
In addition to having a pumpkin for all ages to enjoy, they also have a sizable menu to enjoy at picnic tables along with a country store, duck races, pipe slides, and opportunities for scarecrow decorating!
Down On The Farm (Rainsville)
Down On The Farm in Rainsville, you will find more than just a pumpkin patch. This is the perfect patch for those looking for “pumpkin extras”!
Also ready for your enjoyment are a cool corn maze, corn pit, corn cannon, cow train, and even a discovery learning loft. They definitely have it going on Down On The Farm!
Isbell's Pumpkin Farm (Leighton)
Visitors can enjoy unique activities at Isbell’s Pumpkin Farm in Leighton. They include a hay maze, mining for authentic gems in a real gem mine, and double 30-foot flume slides.
If those aren’t unique enough for you, try getting an “eggucation” in a treehouse and learn about the life cycle of a chicken!
Following a more traditional route, enjoy concessions from a food truck, the pumpkin patch, jump pillows, and inflatable slides.
Tate Farms (Meridianville)
Tate Farms in Meridianville offers both a one-day general admission as well as season passes. The season pass includes their pumpkin destruction day!
Other featured attractions include a pedal kart track, hay mazes, two jumping pillows, corn trains, corn cribs, a country kitchen with concessions, two country stores, and of course, a pumpkin patch!
Old Baker Farm (Harpersville)
Old Baker Farm in Harpersville is an old favorite in the Birmingham area. This classic pumpkin patch caters to families looking for a fun fall experience!
In addition to the pumpkin patch, Old Baker also features a festival weekend, and themed days. Be sure to view the calendar to see what these are and when they occur!
Helena Hollow (Helena)
Helena Hollow in Helena is the newer kid in town but has grown quickly in popularity. They pride themselves as being Alabama’s premiere “ag-venture” farm with over 15 agricultural entertainment attractions.
These attractions include slides, swings, climbing wall, food truck goodies, patch dash, silo city, rope climbs, zip swing, and of course, pumpkins!
Farmer In The Dell (Auburn)
The Farmer In The Dell in Auburn is a “you-pick” pumpkin patch from the vine. They also feature a fall sunflower field!
They have a very low admission fee that grants access to both the sunflower field and pumpkin patch as well as the hay bale play area and a crop maze!
Tuscaloosa Barnyard (Tuscaloosa)
Tuscaloosa Barnyard, not surprisingly located in Tuscaloosa, offers both regular pumpkins and “funky pumpkins”.
In addition, there is a fishing pond, artificial milking cow, corn cribs, jumping pillows, and even a spider web!
Magnolia Corn Maze (Summerdale)
Every year, the Magnolia Corn Maze in Summerdale hosts thousands of visitors. The giant corn maze sports an annual theme and the general cutting of the design begins in August. Pick the admission pass that best suits you but remember to bring cash or check as credit cards aren’t accepted.
A corn maze isn’t nearly all that’s offered though it does depend on your chosen pass as to what’s included. Magnolia also features a pumpkin patch, rubber duck race, jump pads, corn cannons, and even a shooting gallery. A bonus is their annual Fear in the Forest for those looking for a Halloween thrill!
Jack O Lantern Lane (LaFayette)
Jack O Lantern Lane in LaFayette is a “you pick” pumpkin patch with old-fashioned wagon rides.
With many extras such as homemade ice cream, concessions, a family picnic area, gem mining, and a rustic country store, there is something available for all ages!
CornDodgers Farm (Headland)
CornDodgers Farm in Headland features a seven-acre corn maze that can be navigated during the day or by moonlight (flashlights welcome)! The farm’s general admission includes an impressive 30+ activities.
Some of the included fun activities here consist of pumpkin bowling, rubber duck races, water painting, Barnyard Ball, pedal trikes, Sunflower Skee Ball, and the Pumpkin Express which is a mini zip line!
Backyard Orchards (Eufaula)
A patch where admission is only required for kids (yes, adults-you are free excluding the corn maze and bringing home a pumpkin), Backyard Orchards in Eufaula offers a pumpkin patch, sunflower fields, AND cotton fields!
If this isn’t enough to keep you busy, consider their obstacle course, corn bin, tire swing, and cow train. Homemade ice cream and concessions including chicken salad croissants, hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken tenders, and BBQ sandwiches round out the experience!
Aplin Farms (Dothan)
Aplin Farms in Dothan is a four-generation family farm that produces over 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables.
Their pumpkin patch is general admission style that includes wagon and train rides, a corn maze, duck races, pumpkin bowling, and more. Bringing home a pumpkin is an additional fee but oh-so-much fun!
Whether you’re new to the state or a long-time resident, this list hopefully gives you a good starting point to pick the best pumpkin patch in Alabama to suit your family!
Have you been to one of these pumpkin patches in Alabama? If so, which one is your favorite? Do you have a recommendation to add to the list? I would love to know about it!