Pumpkin Patches!


Do You want to know where you can go to get your pumpkins AND to have some fun? Well I can tell you that right here! There are many in and around the area. You can drive 15 minutes, or you can drive 2 hours (or more). I am going to stick to less than an hour, AND to the more popular patches. I don't play favorites, BUT......let's start with what I'm NOT calling my favorite (wink, wink):

Darnell Farms

When you walk up to the farm there is a lot going on. There are different areas to stop and take pictures, and there are buckets and buckets of differents kinds and colors of beautiful gourds (they make beautiful pictures). They have fruits and vegetables galore. There is also a hayride and corn maze which goes on from 9/16-11/13. The pumpkins they have for you to choose range from plain to beautiful to every pumpkin needs a home.(even warty pumpkins need love).Last year my husband chose a bronze pumpkin, my son chose a light blue pumpkin, and I chose........a warty pumpkin..

In other information: they have a Fall Frenzy Fest on 9/24 and a Pumpkin Fest on 10/15. I highly recommend Darnell Farms in Bryson City.

Choestoe Farms LLC

You can find Choestoe Farms LLC on Twiggs Rd. in Blairsville. They have a facebook page where you can look them up and find out more information. They seem to have a wide variety of pumpkins, and people give them good reviews.

Deal Family Farms

You can find them at 83 Jake Drive in Franklin, 828-524-5151. Their email is [email protected] Check out their website for more information, recipes and an online market.

JDR Corn Maze

JDR is found at 1117 Young Harris Highway in Blairsville. You can reach them at 706-594-1156. They have three miles of A-Mazing fun! You'll find food, ponies, pumpkins and much more! I have not been here, but I am going to try this one this year, because three miles of fun sounds like me!

Red Apple Barn

Red Apple Ban is in Ellijay at 3379 Tails Creek Road. You can reach them by phone at 706-655-5898. Their pumpkin patch opens in late September. You will find apple picking, pumpkins and fun, according to their website!

Whichever pumpkin patch you go to be prepared for the weather. It is often chilly during the day in October ( yet sometimes not chilly), and we sometimes get a lot of rain (yet sometimes we do not). Just check the weather forecast the morning before you leave. Wink


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