By Aimee Serafin • Photo provided by pixabay
October is the month of pumpkins, fall festivals and corn mazes. Below are some places nearby and within the state of Georgia where you can find all the month has to offer!
Local Pumpkin Patches
Steed’s Dairy (Augusta)
September 28 – November 10
Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 1 – 7pm
Age 2 and under are FREE
$8/person (seniors, military, and groups of 15 or more)
Rick’s Produce and Garden Center (Aiken)
September – December
Open 7 days/week: 9am – 7pm
St. Bart’s Pumpkin Patch (North Augusta)
Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 7pm
Sunday: 1 – 7pm
$2 and up, depending on size of pumpkin
State Pumpkin Festivals
Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival
Stone Mountain, GA
September 21 – November 3
10am – 9pm
See website for individual events, tickets and pricing.
The festival offers the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Games during the afternoons. There is Spookley’s Dance Along Party Parade where families can participate in the parade or watch as spectators. Mother Goose retells enchanting kid’s stories in creative and fun ways and there is much to eat in the flavors of the season: campfire s’mores skillets and pumpkin spice ice cream.
Pumpkin Festival at Mitcham Farm
Saturday, October 12
12 – 6pm
Corn maze open until 10pm
$12-14/person (kids under 2 are FREE)
Attractions: pumpkin picking, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin ice cream, live music, arts and crafts vendors, corn maze, hayrides, helicopter rides, giant jumping pad, pony rides, pedal carts, petting zoo, funnel cakes, popcorn, and boiled peanuts.
Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze (teen option)
Corn maze and Pumpkin Patch: September 14 – November 17
Haunt Nights: October 4 – November 2 (age 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent)
See website for individual rates and hours.
If super spooky corn mazes are your thing, or your kids’ thing, this is the corn maze to visit. The Dark Rows of the haunted fields of corn are most inhabited by adults and teens come dusk. Each year there are new maze configurations. With 13 acres of corn and approximately 4 miles of trails, the average journey will take 30 minutes to one hour. Or visitors can opt to do both mazes at 2 hours to complete. The mazes are designed for easy exit at any time, but there are no flashlights allowed!
Aimee Serafin, editor of the Augusta Family Magazine.