Hey everyone! It’s time for my third annual pumpkin patch guide! Just like all the years before this one, I am decorating for Fall while lamenting the 90 degree heat. But cooler weather can’t be far behind, so plan your pumpkin patch visit now! As always, this guide includes pumpkin patches in and around Middle Tennessee—as there are not many large farms within Davidson County. Many of these businesses are run on actual working farms, so it is always wise to check the website for any last minute changes before heading out. Most of these locations are NOT rain or shine businesses and will close for inclement weather. Admission costs below reflect what the websites have listed but do not include the costs of pumpkins (and some special activities), unless otherwise noted. Happy picking!
2857 Old Kentucky Road, North Sparta, TN
Pumpkin picking September 24 – November 5, 10am – 2pm
Admission: Adults and Children: $11 + tax
Senior admission: $9 + tax; 2 and under free (with adult paid admission)
Group rates available
Need to Know: You can get your pumpkins—as well as your mums and fall ornamentals! Amazing Acres also includes corn mazes, animal petting, educational field trips, hayrides, and fall farm adventures!
185 Wilkerson Lane, Portland, TN
Open now through November 1, 8 am — 5 pm daily
Admission: $10 for anyone 3 & up
Need to Know: The best time for the general public to visit is on the weekends since all activities will be up and running. If you plan to visit during the week, you should call first to see what’s open.
1425 Hwy 76, Clarksville, TN
2016 dates not yet noted on the site
Admission for the corn maze: $4 for 6 years old & up
Need to Know: Enjoy the corn maze, but give yourself plenty of time because this baby is FOUR acres!
31E Hwy 1998, Gallatin, TN
September 20 – November 2nd, Saturdays 9am—dark & Sundays noon—dark
Admission: $10; Children 2 & under are free
Need to Know: Besides the normal fall festivities, this farm also boasts a fishing pond and animal tracking! The concession stand will be open every weekend!
6794 Nashville Hwy, McMinnville, TN
September 19 – October 31, Monday – Thursday, By appointment only; Fridays 8:30am – 10pm; Saturdays 9:30am – 10pm; & Sundays Noon – 5pm
Admission: $10 for 11 & up; $9 for ages 3-10; 2 & under free (with a paid adult admission)
Need to Know: Bonfires will be on Friday & Saturday nights only and are lit at 6 pm—unless requested sooner. Admission prices for the bonfires are $13 for children and $14 for adults.
The Corner of Cool Springs Blvd and Mallory Lane
October 1 – October 31, Sunday – Friday 10am – 7pm; Saturdays 9am – 8 pm
Admission: There is no admission fee for the pumpkin patch. 100% of proceeds go toward pediatric cancer research and sibling support.
Need to Know: The Cooper Trooper Foundation was founded in 2008 after Cooper Cook was diagnosed with cancer at 8 weeks old. After experiencing the tragedy of childhood cancer, his family decided they wanted to do something to give back, and the foundation was born! As for Cooper, in 2014 he was declared to be in full remission and is now an active and healthy little boy!
7526 Swift Road, Greenbrier, TN
September 24- November 6, Thursdays open for group reservations from 9am — 1pm; Fridays open for group reservations 9am — 1pm; Open to the public from 6pm — 9pm BEGINNING OCTOBER 7. Saturdays 10am — 10pm; Sundays noon — 8pm
Admission: Adults (13 and up): $11.90 + tax; Children (3-12): $10.99 + tax; Children under 2: Free
Need to Know: Some of the activities included in the general admission are the corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin bowling, and the Kids Mini Maze. For a complete list, check the website! Bonfires will be lit at night.
1974 New Highway 96 West, Franklin, TN
October 1 – October 31, Mondays: 9am to noon; Saturdays: 9am to 5 pm; Sundays: noon to 5pm
Admission: Free for pumpkin patch; $7/person for the activity area, ages 2-65
Need to Know: Gentry Farm also sells all natural beef. Call ahead to check for availability of product! The last admission on weekends will be at 4:15 pm, and the last admission on Monday mornings will be at 11:15. The farm closes promptly at the posted closing times. Tuesdays – Fridays are reserved for school groups and need to be booked ahead.
454 Highland Ridge Road, Estill Springs, TN
Opening September 10 (closing date not noted), Tuesdays – Thursdays 1:30pm – 6pm; Fridays 1:30 – 9pm; Saturdays 9am – 9pm
Admission: $10 for ages 3 & up
Need to Know: Regardless of the pumpkin patch opening time, activities don’t open until after lunch. Their fall market does not require an admission and has over 35 varieties of mums and over 100 varieties of pumpkins! There are several themed weekends, including a Hillbilly 5K! Check the website for a complete list.
768 Hafner Road, Charlotte, TN
September 24 – October 30, Saturdays 11am – 5pm; Sundays 1pm – 5pm
Admission: Ages 2-65 $9; Current and retired military: $4.50; 65 & older: $4.50
Need to Know: There is an amazing concession stand, so go hungry! Complete menu on the website.
1765 Martins Chapel Church Road, Springfield, TN
September 24 – November 5, Monday-Thursday 9am to 1:30pm (tours); Fridays 9am – 10pm (tours available in the morning); Saturdays 10am – 10pm; Sundays noon – 6pm
Admission: $13.95; Children under 2 are free
Need to Know: Scream Creek Haunted Attractions are open every Friday and Saturday in October. The first group enters at dark and the last ticket is sold at 11pm. Parents of little ones beware – this attraction is not recommended for children under 10.
542 Firetower Road, Dickson, TN
October 1 – October 30, Saturdays 10am – 6pm; 3rd and 4th Sundays (16th and 23rd) 10am – 6pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 9am – 2pm
Admission: $7 per person, children 2 & under are free; Free admission with ACTIVE military ID
Need to Know: This year they’ve added a child-friendly zip line! There are TONS of fun activities at Keller’s Corny Corner, so be sure to check out the web site!
4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville, TN
September 21 – October 30, Wednesday – Saturdays 10am – 6pm; Sundays noon – 5pm
Admission: Adults and Teens: $13; 2 – 12 years: $11; Children under 2: Free
Need to Know: Lucky Ladd Farms is actually open April – November and has a large petting zoo, slides, wagon rides, and many other activities!
130 Bellview Road, Taft, TN
September 10 – November 5, Wednesday – Friday 2pm – 7pm; Saturdays 9m-6pm; Sundays 1-6pm
Admission: Weekends $10; Weekdays $8
Need to Know: Any guest who purchases a weekend admission in September receives a Bounce Back pass that is good for one free visit in October!
1946 Murfreesboro Pike, Lebanon, TN
October 1 – October 30, Monday – Friday By appointment for groups of 15 or more; Saturdays 10am – 5pm; Sundays 11am – 5pm
Admission: $15 for ages 1-15; Adult admission is free! That includes the cost of a child’s pumpkin and all activities (except the sling shot).
Need to Know: There is also face painting, a hay bale maze, and a bouncy house!
2480 Patterson Road, Woodlawn, TN
September 28 – November 2, Every Saturday 10am – 4pm
Admission: $5, includes hay ride
Need to Know: Your little ones can have fun feeding the animals in the petting zoo!
431 Benders Ferry Road, Mt Juliet, TN
October 8 – October 30, Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm; Sundays 1 pm – 5 pm
Admission: Hayrides are $4/person
Need to Know: Pumpkin Hill is a 200 acre working farm. In addition to pumpkins, you can enjoy hayrides and campfires, but be aware that the last hayride is at 4:30 pm. Night parties and night hayrides are available upon request.
2628 Greens Mill Road, Columbia, TN
Opening in October. Specific dates and hours not listed.
Admission: $15 for a day pass; does not include paintball.
Need to Know: The haunted attractions opened on September 9. Price of admission varies for which haunted activities you’re interested in, so be sure to check the website!
8653 Rocky Fork Rd, Smyrna, TN
September 24 – October 31, Closed Wednesdays; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays 3pm – 6:30pm; Saturdays 9am – 6:30pm; Sundays noon – 4pm
Admission: Free admission to the farm. Admission to the activity area is $4 person and $1 for the accompanying parent. Children under 2 are free. There is a list of other activities and pricing on the website.
Need to Know: Walden Farms still reigns as our family’s favorite. Year after year, they do not disappoint! A highlight for me is always the concession with the homemade baked goods. I look forward to visiting every year! Oh, and they also have a circa 1850s log cabin on the grounds that can be reserved for events!