It’s pumpkin patch season. Picking out a pumpkin is a family tradition for many and these local pumpkin patches offer not only pumpkins but a great way to spend some time together.
1. The Cooper Trooper Foundation
What: The Cooper Trooper Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to helping families battling childhood cancer. You’ll find pumpkins, gourds, and cornstalks at the Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch, as well as games for the kids, inflatables and face painting!
Where: Corner of Cool Springs Blvd & Mallory Lane (in front of Walgreens)
When: October 6-31 – Mon-Fri 10a-7p, Sat 9a-8p and Sun 10a-7p
2. Gentry’s Farm
What: The seventh generation farm has been owned by the Gentry family for over 165 years. In the fall, they have a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and huge activity area, which includes: 4-acre cornfield maze, hayrides, nature trail, playground, tire swings, hands-on barn, inside maze, chickens, sheep, cows and more.
Admission is $8 to the activity center (children 2 and under are free and seniors 65 and older are free). Cash and check only. Visiting the pumpkin patch is free.
Where: 1974 New Hwy 96 W, Franklin, TN
When: Weekends only Sept 29 -Oct 29 – Saturdays 9a-5p & Sundays 1p-5p
3. Wilson Family Farm
What: Pick your own or choose from already picked varieties at the Wilson Family Farm market. Also available are hay bales and cornstalks, hayrides, and a corn maze Admission is $7 per person, $25 maximum per family (2 and under free),
Where: 4809 Byrd Lane, College Grove
When: Now through Oct 31 – 10a-6p
4. Lucky Ladd Farms
What: Lucky Ladd’s biggest event of the year is when the pumpkin patch field opens for picking. Pumpkins are available now through Oct 28th and Lucky Ladd Farms has more than 10 varieties of pumpkins. You and your family can also check out other fun fall festivities including pumpkin carving contests, the Giant Pumpkin Slingshots, Pumpkin Hollar a family friendly after-dark attraction and our Pumpkin Patch Princess and Corn Maze King Pageant. Admission is $13.99 for adults, $11.99 for children age 2-12, and kids under 2 receive free admission.
Last year, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher stopped by Lucky Ladd Farm!
Pumpkin prices start as low as $.75 for mini pumpkins and go up to $30 for prize-winning giant pumpkins. Depending on size, pie pumpkins range from $2.00 to $6.00; and Jack-O-Lanterns, the most popular carving pumpkins, range from $4.50 to $10.00.
Where: 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville (south of Nashville, half-way between Franklin and Murfreesboro.)
When: Sept 22-28th Wednesdays – Saturdays 10a-5p & Sundays 12p-5p; Oct 1-29 Wednesdays – Saturdays 10a-6p & Sundays 12p-5p.
5. Satterwhite Farm
What: Satterwhite Farm hosts Pumpkin Paradise on the weekends beginning Oct 1. Pick out your pumpkins plus enjoy a corn box, haymaze, duck slide, tire swing, tire fort, gravel pit, flying pig slingshot, pedal car track, bowling, hayride etc. We hope you will join us this fall on the farm. Admission is $8 per person.
Where: 3005 Sheegog Lane Columbia, TN
When: Saturday, Sept. 29 – Sunday, November 4, Fridays 2-6, Saturdays 9-6 & Sundays 1-6