Frequently asked questions about the pumpkin patch
What should I wear to the farm?
Farms are dirty, with weeds, bugs and uneven ground everywhere; so we ask that everyone, especially children, wear good walking shoes with closed toes. No Sandals should be worn. Also, you should plan on your children getting DIRTY in the hay castle.
How big is your farm?
We own 17 acres of land, with family land on three sides of us for room to expand. It is not a lot compared to other farms in the Agri-tourism industry, but we love it's size. We design our activities for smaller children aged 2-10 and that fits right along with our small size. You will NOT spend all day walking around 50 acres of crops, nor getting lost in our corn maze. We design our fun so that your little ones can expell some of that pent-up energy, and you're not chasing them over acres and acres of land.
How big is your corn maze?
It's just 1 1/2 - 2 acres - designed for the little ones to get the full experience of a corn maze, but not scary nor big enough for anyone to get lost in! With this years rainy weather, our corn maze only grew to about 4' tall, so it truly is for the kids. We think they will love it even more!
Should I bring cash or do you take debit/credit cards?
We love cash, but do take debit and credit cards.
Is there anything to eat?
Yes, we will have food and beverages for sale, but you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in our picnic area.
What else should I bring?
Bug spray and sun screen if you like and your CAMERA! Photo opportunities are everywhere. NO PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ALLOWED unless permission is granted in advance.
Do you really grow your own pumpkins?
Yes we do! We usually grow a variety of pumpkin called the Orange Bulldog, which was developed by the University of Georgia a couple of years ago. Traditional looking pumpkins do not grow well with our area's heat and humidity, so UGA developed this seed to be planted in early summer and ready for harvest around Halloween. Along with the Orange Bulldog, we have plenty of other kinds of pumpkins for sale too, in all different shapes, colors, and sizes. And for 2013, we are experimenting with two new (to our farm) breeds of pumpkin - a white pumpkin, and a traditional orange-colored pumpkin. These pumpkins - despite terrrible odds - have done great with the extra attention we have given them. We even have a few that weight close to 30lbs! Of all the Orange Bulldog seeds we had left over from last year that we planted, only one plant came up. See if you can spot it in the field. Our field is also littered with acorn squash plants, that won't be ready until November, just in time for Thanksgiving.
What's new this year?
This year we will have a new goat barn and new goats for you to play with and learn about. We also have chickens and pigs, plus lots more educational signs for the kiddos to have a fun time AND learn a few things while they're here.
What else is there for purchase, or should I expect to pay for anything else once inside the farm?
Your admission covers all OUR activities - hay ride, kiddie corn maze, animal visit, one shot with the sling shot, hay castle play and a trip into the pumpkin patch (PUMPKIN IS EXTRA). If you choose, you do NOT have to purchase anything else. However, we do have lots of things for sale at the farm: fall produce, fall decorations (hay bales, corn stalks, gourds) concessions - hotdogs, chips, drinks, etc., baked goods, extras shots at the sling shot, animal feed to give to our animals and of course, any pumpkin you want to take home would be extra. Vendors are often here as well with pony rides, face painting, bouncy houses and other activities. These are all EXTRA unless otherwise stated at admission.
Do I have to pay admission if I only want to buy a pumpkin?
If you only want to buy a pumpkin, you don't have to pay admission, but you can only choose from the pumpkins that we have on display. You can not walk out into the pumpkin patch where the pumpkins are growing, unless you pay admission.
Is a pumpkin included in the price of admission?
NO, pumpkins are extra and are NOT included with admission. Pumpkin prices range from $1 to $30 depending on the size, shape, and color of the pumpkin. You don't have to purchase a pumpkin if you choose.