Visiting a pumpkin patch is one of the most popular traditions of the fall season. Luckily for us, there are plenty of great Nashville pumpkin patches to enjoy, all within a half hour’s drive from the city. Here are our favorite farms to visit this season, whether you’re looking for a quick stop or a day full of fun.
You don’t have to leave the city to visit one of the most charming Nashville pumpkin patches. Flying Ghost Pumpkin Patch is located in a shopping center in the Whitebridge neighborhood of Nashville. Pick your favorite pumpkins while enjoying fall treats and drinks, play a game of pumpkin bowling, and don’t forget to snap a photo with one of the festive props. Entry is free and pets are allowed to join in the fun!
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens celebrates all things fall during their annual Cheekwood Harvest, September 19th thru November 1st. Their Pumpkin House and Village offers a one-of-a-kind experience that’s fun for the whole family. Marvel at the 11-foot-tall Pumpkin House, and buy the gourd that catches your eye to take home and paint or carve. Parking costs $5 and admission to the garden is $19 per adult and $12 per youth, while kids ages two and under are free.
If you’re up for a short drive north of the city, Boyd’s Pumpkin Patch is a great destination to add to your fall agenda. In addition to having pumpkins for sale, Boyd’s offers a variety of gourds and winter squashes. Pumpkins are priced by size, ranging from $1.50 for small pumpkins to $45 for giant pumpkins. You can also pick your own pumpkin (small or medium, $1.50 or $4) from the U-Pick area. Challenge your loved ones to a race through the corn maze before you go!
Plan a full afternoon of fall fun at Honeysuckle Hill Farm’s Fall Festival, which runs September 26th thru November 1st. This is not one of your usual Nashville pumpkin patches. Honeysuckle Hill offers dozens of on-site attractions including hillbilly pig races, singing chicken shows, amusement rides, ziplines, and an after-dark Pumpkin Express Light Show with fireworks and bonfires. The farm has tons of pumpkins you can pick yourself, but it’s most famous for its Country Music Corn Maze, etched in the likeness of a different country music star each year.
Blue Moon is a casual restaurant, so don’t feel like you have to dress up for the occasion. As for the food, we recommend one of the shrimp dishes — tequila shrimp or coconut shrimp — and anything with a side of sweet potato fries. You’ll be able to watch boaters, paddle boarders and kayakers on the water while you eat, so avid people-watchers should definitely check this place out.
Nestled in the gently rolling hills of Franklin, Gentry Farm is one of the best and most affordable Nashville pumpkin patches. General admission costs just $8.25 per person, with kids under two being free. Purchase a beautiful orange or white pumpkin from the retail area, and stay awhile to enjoy all of the fun fall activities. Take on the four-acre corn field maze, step through the giant spider web, wind your way through the sorghum labyrinth or go for a stroll along the river walk. Gentry Farm’s pumpkin patch is open through October 31st.
Did we miss any other fun Nashville pumpkin patches? We’d love to hear about your favorite places to enjoy the best fall farm festivities! Feel free to stop by – we’d be happy to meet you and show you around our luxury apartment homes. You can request more information about our community or schedule a tour online, or just give us a call at (615) 891-4331.
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