Best Pumpkin Patches

Posted by Parks Marketing on Friday, September 22nd, 2023 at 11:00am.

Folks, can you feel it? The last of summer’s balmy warmth is fading, and crisp breezes are on their way. Soon, millions of our gorgeous trees will be ablaze in crimson and gold from the top of the Smokies to the valley floors. Tennessee's most stunning season has arrived: Autumn is here! If you’re new to the area, or planning to visit this October, we’ve selected the best pumpkin patches in Middle Tennessee where you can dive into the splendor of fall. 

Our visitor’s guide is intended to help you find the best experience near you, but we recommend checking out at least a few of these beautiful farms. They are independently owned and operated, so you are sure to be greeted with the friendly warmth you have come to expect from our locals.

Get your overalls, pull on your mudding boots, grab your gardening gloves, and let’s head out to the pumpkin patch!

Shuckles Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
7526 Swift Rd | Greenbrier
Open Weekends Only September 30 - October 29
Purchase Tickets Here

Shuckle’s Pumpkin Patch is packed with exciting activities and attractions, including the brand-new, 150-foot Mega Slide! The award-winning children’s magician Bruce Amato is returning for his seventh season, performing four times daily with both comedy and dazzling illusions. 

Shuckle’s famous eight-acre corn maze is thrilling, yet mysterious and massive. We recommend keeping small children close, because the depths of the maze will make it impossible to see or hear them if they venture far from you.

Worn out after your time in the maze? Kick back and enjoy a relaxing hayride through the scenic beauty of the farm, perfect for soaking in the soothing fall sights.

Among Shuckle’s long list of activities and entertainment, the giant jumping pillow, adorable animal corral, giant spider web climb, ninja climbing tree, themed playground, and pumpkin bowling are not to be missed! 

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head over to indulge in delicious fall treats including funnel cakes, pumpkin pie, apple fritters, hot chocolate, and more, all freshly prepared right on the farm.

Grandaddy’s Farm
454 Highland Ridge Rd | Estill Springs
Open September 23 - October 28, Tuesday through Saturday
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This year, Grandaddy’s Farm is celebrating their 17th season as an agritourism destination for Middle Tennessee! Family owned and operated since 1951, the farm is proud to share their love of the land with you and yours this fall. Visit the massive corn maze, feed the animals in the animal corral, take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, hop on the giant bouncing pillow, whoosh 150 feet down the mega-slide, and of course, pick your pumpkins.

You’ll be hungry after all that fun, so why not indulge in some mouthwatering treats during your visit? The scrumptious apple cider donut is a must-try – made from scratch and fried on-site daily, then rolled in cinnamon sugar for that extra special touch. If you're visiting on a hot day, don't miss their refreshing and flavor-packed apple cider slushie.

Main course mealtime options include chicken tenders and ribbon fries, both lightly seasoned and perfect for dipping. Looking for treats to take home? Visit the Fall Market, where you can purchase kettle corn and apple butter – all made at the farm. And don't forget to satisfy your sweet tooth with their classic homemade fudge and cotton candy.

You are welcome to pack your own lunch, too, but please note that coolers, grills, and glass containers are not allowed on the farm.

Lyon Family Farms
130 Bellview Rd | Taft
Open September 22 - October 29, Wednesday through Sunday
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Famous for their elaborate, themed corn maze, this year Lyon Family Farms has carved the likeness of the Queen of Country, Reba McEntire. Wander this beautiful maze, take a hayride out to choose your pumpkin from the largest patch in the Tennessee Valley, soar at the pillow bounce, climb Coyote Mountain, whiz across the zipline, visit the petting zoo and the farm animals, and stop for tasty treats to enjoy during your day at Lyon Family Farms.

Honeysuckle Hill Farm
1765 Martins Chapel Church Rd | Springfield
Open September 23 - October 29
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Honeysuckle Hill Farm welcomes visitors back to their Nashville Country Music Corn Maze. Take a relaxing ride on the Pumpkin Train, visit the petting zoo, and spend as much time as possible at the exciting Adventure Park! Adventure Park features ziplines, Slide Mountain, a 35-foot rock wall, a carousel, Tree House Village, Miners Mountain Slide, a bungee trampoline, and much more.

Delicious aromas will waft from the on-site eateries, so you’ll want to stop over for a smoky barbecue lunch, chili dog, or comfort food from Grandma’s Kitchen, and we encourage you to do so! Of course, you are also welcome to bring your own food instead.

After the sun sets, the fall festivities continue with bonfires, the pumpkin express light show, fireworks, and more!

Lucky Ladd Farms
4374 Rocky Glade Rd | Eagleville
Open September 16 - October 29
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Year after year, Lucky Ladd Farms has thrown the action-packed Nashville Pumpkin Festival the Travel Channel has deemed to be the #1 Pumpkin Festival in the state!Furthermore, their massive corn maze has won best in the state seven years in a row.This year, you can traverse miles of meandering maze paths through “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” which will burst with color thanks to the nearly three-quarters of a million tulip bulbs Lucky Ladd has imported from Holland. Even better, you are welcome to enjoy the largest U-Pick tulip farm in the state!

In addition to their massive pumpkin patch, Lucky Ladd has prepared over 50 attractions, exhibits, and activities, including a petting zoo, pony rides, splash pad, tractor train, mega slides, wildlife habitat discovery, and interactive mining sluice.

When you get hungry, head over to the Barnyard Grill, then follow up with handmade seasonal desserts like apple and pumpkin cider donuts, caramel apples, kettle corn, and more. 

You are also welcome to bring your own lunch to enjoy at Lucky Ladd’s picnic area where tables are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not bring grills or glass containers.

Walden Pumpkin Farm
8653 Rocky Fork Rd | Smyrna
Open September 23 - October 29, Thursday through Sunday
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Walden Pumpkin Farm is a labor of love born of cooperation between 22 family members. Each fall, this 256-acre farm is transformed into a hopping pumpkin patch, and you’re invited to enjoy hayrides, hay and corn mazes, adorable farm animals, the giant Tennessee Slip n Slide, and an extensive array of delicious eats. 

Choose from barbecue, burgers, and hot dogs, all of which pair perfectly with the farm’s fresh-cut ribbon fries. Save room for pumpkin fudge, hot apple cider, funnel cakes, and more!

Cedarwood Farms
2900 Old Nashville Hwy | McMinnville
Open September 23 - October 31, Thursday through Sunday
Purchase Tickets On-Site

2023 marks the 23rd Annual Cedarwood Pumpkin Patch, and you’re invited to pick your own pumpkin anywhere within the 40-plus acres, navigate multiple mazes, whip down the brand-new 100-foot super slide, ride jet skis, compete in go-kart races, and relax by the bonfires where the live music events are held. 

Two barns full of friendly farm animals await, and mouthwatering country meals are calling: barbecue, chicken, and homemade desserts will always hit the spot. 

Gentry’s Farm
1974 New Hwy 96 W | Franklin
Open September 30 - October 30, Saturday through Monday
Purchase Tickets On-Site

Gentry’s Farm challenges you to come on down and conquer their four-acre corn maze. Once you’ve done so, stay and explore the nature trail, visit the log cabin, take a wagon ride through the farm, wave at the cows enjoying tender grass in the pasture, and make your way over the concession area when you’re ready for warm, delicious popcorn, baked goods, refreshing soft drinks, and ice-cold water.

Boyd's Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
1425 TN-76 | Clarksville
Open Daily September 22 - Late October
Purchase Tickets On-Site

Come to Boyd’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze to pick your own perfect fall pumpkins and bravely foray into the confounding corn maze. This family owned and operated farm charges no entry fee and accepts only cash or local checks for their pumpkins.

Pumpkin Paradise
3005 Sheegog Ln | Columbia
Open September 30 - October 29
Purchase Tickets Here

Pumpkin Paradise is an experience that helps children connect to the source of their food all while having a blast. Bring your kids this fall to pick a pumpkin, slide down the grain bin, take a hayride, and have fun exploring the magic of the farm!

So, how about it? Are you ready to explore some beautiful local farms this fall? Please, leave us a comment letting us know which you’ll be visiting. 

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