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2021 Fall Guide: Apples, Pumpkins, Corn Mazes & Fall Colors

By Cookie Suarez, Publisher Macaroni Kid Sandy Springs - Dunwoody - Chamblee - Doraville & Buckhead-Midtown-Brookhaven September 16, 2021

Welcome to our Fall 2021 Guide for Family Fun! Thank you to our sponsor, 
the Center for Puppetry Arts.


Fall is one of our favorite times of the year! We're so excited to pick our pumpkins, check out the scarecrows in the garden, and see the gorgeous fall foliage soon! We hope you have a fun and safe fall season!

Below is an interactive map color-coded for Apple Orchards (red), Pumpkins and Corn Mazes (orange), Events & Activities (Blue), and locations to view and take pictures of Fall Colors (purple). You can Zoom-in and access directions for each location. Information for the different locations is also listed below the map. 

*NOTE: Please take precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Some orchards/activities have limited offerings or are closed for the 2021 season due to spring frost or limited staff. Confirm the opening times, advance RSVP or online purchase requirements, and safety guidelines of the venue you are visiting before heading out with your family. Have fun and stay healthy!

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Apple Orchards (red)  Pumpkins and Corn Mazes (orange) 
Fall Colors (purple)  Events & Activities (Blue)

Last updated  9/15/2021

Events & Activities

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Scarecrows in the Garden September 28 - October 31 (closed Mondays except for Columbus Day)

Goblins in the Garden October 24, 10 am - 4 pm

Great Pumpkin-Carving Fest October 28, 5 pm - 9 pm

Callaway Gardens: Pumpkins at Callaway

September 10 - October 31

Center for Puppetry Arts

The Ghastly Dreadfuls October 13-30

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow October 29 - November 7

The Monster Mash October 30, 2021, 10 - 5 pm

Chattahoochee Nature Center: Halloween Hikes

Friday & Saturday, October 22 & 23 and 29 & 30, 2020 6-10 pm

Fernbank Museum Supernatural  Science Series

Woodland Spirits  September 18 – November 7

Sea Monsters Saturday, September 25 10 am - 1 pm

Creepy Crawlies Saturday, October 16 10 am – 1 pm

Bugs, Bats & Bones Saturday, October 23 10 am – 1 pm

Ghostly Gatherings Sunday, October 24  6 pm – 9 pm 

Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat Saturday, October 30 10am – 1pm

Six Flags over Georgia HallowFest

September 18 - October 31, 2021

Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival 

September 18 - October 31, 2021

World of Coca-Cola: FANTAstic Halloween

October 1 - 31, 2021

Zoo Atlanta

Twilight Trek Sept 3, 24 Oct 2, 15 and November 12

Boo at the Zoo Oct 23, 24, 30, & 31

Illuminate Chinese Festival November 22 - Jan 16

Apple Orchards

Photo by Cookie Suarez

BJ Reece Apple Orchard

Address: 9131 Georgia 52 Ellijay, GA
Activities: U-Pick Apples, Wagon Ride, Cow Milking, Pig Races, Petting Farm, Pony Rides, Giant Slide and much more!
Dates/Hours: Through Oct. 31 (or until they are picked out). Daily from 9 am-5 pm. Check the calendar to see the apple picking schedule.
Prices: Visit the website
Phone: 706-276-3048
Safety Guidelines: Masks are not required

Hillcrest Orchards 

Address: 9696 Hwy. 52 E., Ellijay, Georgia 30536
Activities: Pick your own applies Sept 4 - Oct 31 (Daily until they are picked out)
WEEKENDS: Pick your fun at the annual "Apple Pickin' Jubilee"   WEEKDAYS: U-pick and limited activities.
NO PETS ALLOWED 

Mercier Apple Orchard 

Address: 8660 Blue Ridge Dr, Blue Ridge, GA
Activities: U-Pick not offered in 2021 Season
Dates/Hours: Open Daily from 9 am - 5 pm or shop online
Phone: 706-632-3411

R & A Orchards

Address: 5505 GA-52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536
Offering: Apple Picking every weekend in September Sat. & Sun., 9 am - 5 pm
Market & Bakery 8:30 am - 6pm   Cafe 11 am - 5 pm  
Phone: 706-273-3821

Red Apple Barn

Address: 3379 Tails Creek Road Ellijay, Georgia 30540
Monday - Saturday 9-6 & Sunday 12:30-5:30
U-Pick Apples is limited this season
*Pumpkin Patch opens in October

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes


Berry Patch Farms 

Address: 786 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, GA
Activities: Take the hayride out to the Pumpkin Patch -- a great picture-taking opportunity for parents! Pick out your pumpkins and take the hayride back to get some apple cider, a homemade fried pie and some boiled peanuts and popcorn. The kids will enjoy the playground and baby farm animals.
Dates/Hours: Weekends: October 2 - 30, 2021 10 am - 7 pm
Weekdays:  October 18 - 29, 2021 3:30pm till 7pm
Weekday mornings:  October 4 - 29, 2021 9:30 AM-noon. Groups with Reservations Only.
Please note that we do group reservations only on weekdays before Noon.  Please call 770-926-0561.
Prices: Parking on weekends is $4 cash. No admission fee. Checks, credit cards, or cash accepted. Parking on weekends is $4.00 cash please.    
Phone: 770-926-0561

Buford Corn Maze

Address: 4470 Bennett Road, Buford, GA
Activities: Pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, Corn Maze, Haunted Forest, popcorn jumping pillow, pony rides, farm animals and new this season - alpacas, combine slide, concessions,
Dates/Hours: September 25, 2020 Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through Nov. 10. See the website for hours.
Prices: Corn Maze: $16; Haunted Forest: $16; Combo Ticket: $28; Kids 3 and Under: FREE (All tickets include access to Kid's CORNer play area and activities, unlimited hayrides & more!) No pets allowed. Service dogs permitted.
The Buford Corn Maze is following CDC guidelines to make our outdoor venue as safe as possible. Visit the website for details.
Phone: 678-735-2553

Burt's Farm

Address: 5 Burt's Farm Rd., Dawsonville, GA
Activities:  Pumpkin Patch, Store, Hay Rides
Dates/Hours:  Open daily 9 am - 6 pm; Nov. 1st-10th - Saturdays and Sundays only, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Prices: Parking and Admission are FREE, Hay Ride Tickets: $6/person, Children 2 under are FREE.
Phone: 800-600-2878
*Pets & firearms are NOT ALLOWED at Burt’s Farm.

Cooper Creek Farm

1514 Reeves Station Rd SW, Calhoun, GA 30701
September 25 - October 30
Activities: Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hayride, Kids Zipline, Mechanical Bull, Gem Mining, Pony Rides, Cowtrain, Pig Races, a Haunted Farm and so much more!
Price: $17.76 + Tax Under 36 months is free! Over 60 is $2 off. Add day admission upgrade with a night adventure Haunted Farm $6.00.

Jaemor Farm (2 Locations)

Address: 40081 U.S. Hwy. 441 Commerce, GA 30529    
Address: 5340 Cornelia Highway (Highway 365) Alto, GA 30510
Activities: Jaemor offers a whole fall farm experience that includes hayrides, farm slides, a petting zoo, farm skeeball, a pumpkin train, duck races, tricycle races, apple cannons and concessions – as well as a mini-maze for those who want a quicker visit.

2021 Corn Maze Dates & Times:
September: Opens September 11, 2021 Saturdays: 10 am – 9 pm   Sundays: 1 – 6 pm
October: Open daily the 1st - 25st & Oct 30 -31 
Mondays - Thursdays: 10 am – 6 pm
Fridays - Saturdays: 10 am – 10 pm
Sundays: 1 – 7 pm
Admission: $14/person + tax ages 3 and up. All visitors must have an admission wristband to visit activity areas.

Mitcham Farm

Address: 770 Macedonia Church Rd, Oxford, GA
Activities: Giant Corn Maze - Expedition Everest, Pumpkin Patch, Hay Rides, Farm Animals, Jump Pad, Cow Train, Pedal Cars, Corn Cannon, Super Slide, Farm Stand, Fresh Donuts, BonFire and so much more.
Date/Hours: Open September 25 - Nov 7, 2021; Fridays: 5:30 pm to 10 pm; Saturdays 12 pm to 10 pm; Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm
Prices: Access to Pumpkin Patch and Farm Market are free. All other attractions require wristbands and tickets.
General Admission (Corn Maze, Hayride, Attractions) $15/Person.  Children under 2, military and first responders FREE with ID.
Phone: 770-855-1530

Ole McDermitt’s Farm

Address: 102 Baxter Rd, Carrollton, GA
Activities: Pumpkin Patch, Hay Ride, Corn Maze, Family Games, Farm Animals, Super Slide
Date/Hours: Sept. 25, visit the website for operation hours
Prices: CASH ONLY. Ages 3 and up - $13; Ages 2 and under - Free; 65 & up - $10
The admission price includes all farm animal viewing, as well as farm games and activities. Snacks, gem mining, animal feed and merchandise are not included in the admission price.
Phone: 678-850-8948

Pettit Creek Farms

Address: 337 Cassville Rd., Cartersville, GA
Activities: Fall in love with the farm during this annual Pumpkin Fest!  Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Hay Ride, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Camel Rides. Inflatables and Euro-Bungy (Available on Weekends)
Dates/Hours: Late September 19 - 20 & 26 - 27 October 1 - Nov 1, 2021. Closed Mondays. Tuesday to Friday: 2pm to 6pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 6pm
Dogs are NOT allowed.
MASK ARE NOT REQUIRED but are recommended when you can’t social distance.
Hand Sanitizer is available throughout the farm.
Prices: General Admission $12 (ages 2-12) $15 Adults See website for additional packages.
Phone: 770-386-8688

Rock Ranch

Address: 5020 Barnesville Hwy., The Rock, GA
Operations were suspended for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Email: info@therockranch.com
Phone: 706-647-6374

Scottsdale Farms

Address: 15639 Birmingham Hwy., Milton, GA
Activities: The first 4 weeks, Thursday-Sunday in October, join us in our Family Fun Field. In our field, you’ll find a corn maze and hayride for all ages, lawn games fun for the whole family, and our very own Sunflower Field, which makes for the perfect photo backdrop.
Dates: September 30 - October 30, 2021
Prices:  Admission:  $7/per person or a maximum of $25 per family *Children 2 and under are free
Phone:  770-777-5875

Sleepy Hollow Farm

Address: 628 Sleepy Hollow Road, Powder Springs, GA
Activities: Corn maze, pumpkin patch, kids games in our farm playground, farm animals, country store, and Escape Woods escape game adventures (additional reservation required at escapewoods.com)
Dates: Sept. 24 to October 31. Wednesday – Friday: 10 am - 6 pm (must arrive by 5 pm)
Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm (must arrive by 6 pm)
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm (must arrive by 5 pm)
CLOSED MONDAYS & TUESDAYS except for previously scheduled field trips
COVID-19 UPDATE: To help provide a safe and secure experience for our guests and staff we will be implementing the following changes for our 2020 fall season:

Cost: Purchase tickets online in advance
Phone: 770-880-8846

Southern Belle Farm

Address: 1658 Turner Church Road, McDonough, GA
Activities: Corn Maze, Hayride, Cow Train ride, Corn Cannon – 3 shots, Jumping Pillow, Racing Pedal Carts, Giant Tunnel Slide, Kiddie Korral, Rubber Duck Races, meeting our Barnyard Animals, Seesaws, and Pig Races.
Dates/Hours: Saturdays (Sept 18 - Nov 7): 10 am - 7 pm for all farm activities
Sundays (Sept 20th-Nov 8th): 1 pm - 7 pm for all farm activities
Fall Break (Sept 22nd-25th): 10 am - 5 pm
Weekdays Tues-Fri (Oct 1st-30th): 9 am - 3 pm (limited activities)
Columbus Day (Oct 12th): 10 am - 7 pm
Prices: Weekday $11.95 Ages 2 and under FREE
Weekend September & November Activity Admission   Ages (3-64): $13.95  Seniors (65+) or Military (with ID): $10.95  Ages 2 and under: Free
October Activity Admission (and Columbus Day) Ages (3-64): $16.95  Seniors (65+) or Military (with ID): $13.95 Ages 2 and under: Free
Flower Patch Admission: TBD  Pumpkin Patch Admission: TBD  Market: No charge
Phone:  770-898-0999

Still Family Farm

Address: 5630 Macland Road, Powder Springs, GA
Activities: Zinnia Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Roly Poly, Kiddie Climb, Pumpkin Duck Race, Hayride, Heirloom Tractor Display, Johnny Popper, paint-a-pumpkin, market, concessions and honey.
Dates/Hours: 2021 Season - Saturdays and Sundays only September 18 through October 31
10:00 a.m. until dusk - We are not open once the sunsets. Last ticket sold at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $16 per person, children 4 and under free, $2 military discount with ID.  Parking is Free
Phone: 678-283-6951

Uncle Shuck's 

New Location: 125 Bannister Road, Dawsonville, GA
Activities: Explore the Corn Maze (and Haunted Maze!), Kiddy Maze, Tire Mountain, Jumping Pad, Corn Cannon, Wagon Ride, Bonfires & Marshmallows, Fall Decorations, Goat Walk
Dates/Hours: Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch Sept 11 – Nov 14, 2021
September Hours
Fridays: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.    Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
October Hours
Sunday -Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
November Hours
Fridays: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Prices: Admission is FREE. See the website for activity prices.
Phone: 770-772-6223

Warbington Farms

Address: 5555 Crow Road Cumming, GA 30041
Dates/Hours: September 23-October 31, 2021

10 am - 5 pm on Thursdays
10 am - 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays
10 am - 5 pm on Sundays
The flashlight corn maze starts at dark on Fridays and Saturdays
Activities: Petting zoo, slides, swings, jumping pillow, corn crib and more
Phone: 770-889-1515

Washington Farms 

Address: 5691 Hog Mountain Road Bogart, GA  (Watkonsville)
Activities: Corn maze, pumpkin patch, farm activities, sunflower fields, pig races, vortex tunnel & tons more family fun.
Dates/Hours:  Sept 25 - November 7 Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. See the website for all hours and the activity schedule.
Prices: General Admission starts at $15.95 per person for Fall activities & corn maze. (No fee to visit pumpkin patch only)
2020 Season Update
All Admission tickets are sold online
Tips & COVID-19 Related Info
Phone: 706-769-0627

Yahoo Farm

Address: 4729 Waleska Hwy., Jasper, GA
Activities: Yahoo Farm is a true family farm dedicated to creating a fun experience for the entire family. Hayride, Corn Cannon, Fossil & Gem Grubbin, Cosmic Corn Maze, Haunted Hayride, Cute & Cuddly Animals, Pumpkin Hunt and more.
Dates/ Hours: Open Daily 10am until 6pm
September 18 - October 31st
All activities and hours are weather permitting
Haunted Hayride Hours
Every Saturday Night in October 7 pm -10 pm
All activities and hours are weather permitting
Prices: FREE Admission & parking. See the website for activity prices.
2020 COVID-19 Precautions are listed on their website.
Phone: 770-735-3638

Fall Colors 

Are you looking for the best spots for fall foliage in near Atlanta? We are lucky to have so many great spots for leaf-peeping! Check out Georgia State Parks Leaf Watch 2021 website or click on the purple dots on the interactive map above. There are some great hikes in those state parks, so don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, bring water and sunscreen while you check out the gorgeous landscapes of North Georgia. 

Want to know when fall colors will be at their peak? Check out this fall foliage prediction map from SmokyMountains.com. Simply move the slider at the bottom of the map to get an idea when leaves will be at peak colors in GA and across the United States. No map like this can be 100 percent accurate, of course, but it can give you a good idea of when fall colors will peak.


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