It’s pumpkin patch season. Picking out a pumpkin is a family tradition for many and these local pumpkin patches and farms offer pumpkins and family fun.
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: Now through Oct 31: Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm; Saturday 9am – 8pm and Sunday 10am – 7pm
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 card are accepted. Free parking
Where: 1974 New Hwy 96 W, Franklin, TN
When: Weekends only now through Oct 28 – 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 $10 per person (2 and under free).
Where: 4809 Byrd Lane, College Grove
When: Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5pm through October
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 27th 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 the 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.
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: Now through Oct 27 Wed-Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to pm
5. Pumpkin Paradise at Satterwhite Farm
What: Pumpkin Paradise offers a fun filled farm experience. Whether you are looking for a close place to have a field trip, an exciting birthday party, or just need a place for the kids to run off some energy, check out Pumpkin Paradise in Columbia. They offer swings, slides, corn box, pedal track, climbing tires, inside hay maze, sit n’ play, flying pigs, gravel pit, and much more. Admission is $8.75 per person.
Where: 3005 Sheegog Lane Columbia, TN
When: Open on weekends now through November 2. Fridays 2pm to 6pm, Saturdays 9am to 6pm and Sundays 1pm to 6pm.