SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – For some, fall isn’t complete without a trip to the pumpkin patch. The idea of picking a pumpkin, which in some cases is still on the vine, and enjoying a family-filled day of hayrides, a winding corn maze, and interacting with farm animals is something that excites many families every year.
Check out these local farms that will be hosting families for pumpkin picking starting October 1st.
Madrac Farms, LLC – An authentic pumpkin patch in coastal Georgia, guests can pick pumpkins right off the vine, enjoy hay rides, a corn maze and more. Days and hours of operation: Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00, but visitors must arrive by 17:00. Cost is $8.00 per person, children 3 and under are admitted free. The cost for military, first responders and seniors 60 and over is $5.00.
Ash Farms – Visitors will be able to get lost in the tall sorghum maze, as well as enjoy rides on wagons and pumpkins. Those who may or may not be night owls can stay after dark on Friday and Saturday nights to explore the haunted maze by flashlight. Starting October 7, guests can brave the ghost trail through the woods after dark. The grounds of the farm are lit up for visitors to enjoy at night.
Holiday Farms – The 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Patch will be open Thursday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. They will have a petting zoo and sell t-shirts, local honey, jams and jellies, olive oil soaps, toys, candy, refreshments and more. Some of the farm’s favorites include the large jumping arena, duck racing, Highton’s speedway, corn crushing, roping and cow milking.