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On The Farm: These Middle Tennessee pumpkin patches are the perfect Fall getaway

WZTV - Nashville logo WZTV - Nashville 9/18/2020 Kaylin Jorge
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Pumpkin spice everything has already hit the shelves and that can only mean one thing: fall is upon us.

Fall pumpkin patches are opening, with some changes this season due to COVID-19.

From pumpkin patches, to mazes, harvest festivals and more, FOX 17 News has compiled a list of some local farm favorites.

And the best part? Some of them are free.

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Walden Pumpkin Farm

Located about 25 miles outside of Nashville, Walden Farm is nestled at 8653 Rocky Fork Road in Smyrna.

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Guests can pick their own pumpkins, grab fall decor and check out some fall foods such as pumpkin fudge or roasted pumpkin seeds.

Changes this year due to COVID-19 include the closure of all activities and play areas. Hours have changed to the following: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the farm and parking are FREE. It’s open to the public from Sept. 26 – Oct. 31. Pumpkins are $3 and up, depending on size.

Click here for more information. 

Honeysuckle Hill Farm

Whether you’re coming from Nashville, Hendersonville or Clarksville – Honeysuckle Hill Farm is only a 30-minute drive away.

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Located at 1765 Martins Chapel Church Road in Springfield, this farm boasts bucket-loads of fall fun.

New this year is a 100-foot slide, obstacle course and eatery called “Sadie’s Sweets.”

The Fall festival runs from Sept. 26 to Nov. 1. Enjoy a pumpkin light show, fun house, haystack maze, corn maze and a pumpkin patch. For thrill seekers, there’s ziplining, a bungee trampoline, rockwall and miner’s mountain. A trip to Honeysuckle Hill Farm also wouldn’t be complete without check out the hillbilly pig races.

Thomas Rhett is the subject of this year’s corn maze.

A farm pass will run you $11.95 in advance online or $13.95 at the gate. More special pricing can be found here.

Lucky Ladd Farms

This family-owned farm sits on 60-acres at 4374 Rocky Glade Road in Eagleville, about 40 miles from Nashville.

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Due to COVID-19, the farm is cutting crowds by 50% by offering fewer tickets that are timed. Discounted tickets are available online and are encouraged to purchase before heading to the farm to guarantee entry.

Guests can enjoy a pumpkin patch, hayrides and a corn maze. If it’s still hot outside, kids can cool off on a splash pad or take a ride down their favorite slide.

Grab a doughnut or something heartier at the farm’s eatery located on-site.

Tickers from $10-$15, depending on age. It’s open from Sept. 19-Nov. 1: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thurs-Sat and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Click here for more information. 

Fox Ferry Farm:

Nestled at 185 Underwood Road in Mt. Juliet, Fox Ferry Farm offers Autumn fun for everyone.

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From pumpkins and gourds, to fall décor and live music, it's the perfect spot to spend a crisp Fall day.

Fall festivities on the farm make their debut on Sept. 19.  Hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.  

Learn more here.

Boyd’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

About 40 miles from Nashville at 1425 Hwy 76 in Clarksville sits Boyd’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze.

Guests can pick pumpkins for purchase, anywhere from $2 to $7, or take a stroll through the corn maze for $5. Kids 5 years old and younger are free.

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The Pumpkin Patch

At the Pumpkin Patch in Franklin, you can pick your pumpkin for a good cause.

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The Cooper Trooper Foundation hosts its primary fundraiser at the corner of Cool Springs Boulevard and Mallory Lane starting the first Saturday in October and ending on Halloween.

Each weekend kids can enjoy inflatables, games, a corn through and face painting.

100% of pumpkin sales go toward funding pediatric cancer research through a fund set up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Learn more here. 

Cheekwood Harvest

Nestled in Nashville, Cheekwood transforms into a harvest haven each year.

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Visitors can go inside two Pumpkin Houses and visit the Pumpkin Patch, houses made completely of pumpkins, tour the gorgeous grounds featuring more than 5,000 mums or participate in wellness programs or workshops. The pumpkin house and patch will be crowd controlled this year due to COVID-19.

The annual Pooch Parade is Oct. 31 and guests can bring their dogs onsite with costumes on for a fun day in the gardens. Chihuly at Cheekwood will continue during day and nighttime hours.

Cheekwood Harvest runs from Sept. 19 to Nov. 1.

Get more information here. 

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Keller’s Farm

Keller’s Farm is located at 542 Tower Road in Dickson County.

Complete with a pumpkin patch, rides, inflatables and a playset – Keller’s Farm is the perfect spot to snap some great fall photos.

Pumpkins are 50 cents per pound. The farm also offers food, like hamburgers, hot dogs and popcorn, on-air. Admission is $10 per person, $8 for seniors and free for those 2 years old and younger or have an active military ID. A month-long pass to the pumpkin patch is $25.

The patch opens in October. Click here for more. 

Wilson Family Farm

Wilson Family farm is located at 4809 Byrd Lane in College Grove.

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It offers a pumpkin patch, corn maze and is always popular with families.

Click here for updates on fall events. 

Gentry's Farm

A family favorite for three decades, Gentry's Farm is located in Franklin at 1974 New Highway Ninety Six West.

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Folks can visit the farm area for free and pick a pumpkin. There's an $8 general admission charge for the farm's activity area.

Due to COVID-19, a modified activity area with limited capacity will be available for those who have pre-purchased tickets.

Fall hours run all month long in October from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Click here for more. 

Grandaddy's Farm

Grandaddy's Farm is about 15 minutes South of Tullahoma at 454 Highland Ridge Road in Estill Springs.

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The farm's Fall Market opens Sept. 19 with offerings of a corn maze, 150-foot long Landslide, hayrides, storybook trail and pick your own pumpkin patch.

Grab some fall favorite foods at the farm, including caramel apples, pumpkin pie, donuts and warm drinks.

The farm recommends wearing masks due to COVID-19 and is adding tents for more socially-distanced seating. More changes could follow.

Admission is $12 per person or $30 for a season pass. Hours are 1:30 to 6 p.m. Tues.-Thurs.; 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fri. and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Click here to learn more. 

Nashville Farmer’s Market

If you’re more of a pick your pumpkin and go kind of person, you can always buy from local farmers at the Nashville Farmer’s Market at 900 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard. Make sure to check out the calendar for events.

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A mask mandate is in effect in Nashville.

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