Pumpkin to talk about – Local Gourd Guide

Pick a day to pick a peck of pumpkins.
Not only are pumpkins inexpensive, readily available and striking as fall decor, some varieties are as nutritious as they are delicious. Support local farms, buy some gourds, find your way through a corn maze, visit with animals for a full day of autumn fun. Share how you celebrate fall at a local pumpkin patch and hashtag your pictures with #Getitlocal.

And if you are wondering how many pumpkins are in a peck….
~ A bushel of pumpkins weighs 60 lbs.
~ A peck of pumpkins weighs 15 lbs.
~ Pie Pumpkins weigh about 4 – 8 lbs. each.

Celebrate #National Farm to School month in October at a local pumpkin patch near you.

Blooms on the Bluff
1076 Lenox Nauvoo Road, Dyersburg, TN
(Big Boy Junction end of Lenox Nauvoo Road)
Contact them through Facebook

Farm Stand Hours: Sun-up to sunset
Admission Price: FREE

May the Squash Be With You

Invite your Friends via Facebook, discoveryparkofamerica.com/event/pumpkin-village-2022

Pumpkin Village at Discovery Park
Pumpkins sourced locally from Nanney Farms!
Discovery Park, Union City, TN “Star Gourds” Pumpkin Village
830 Everett Blvd.
Union City, TN 38261
HOURS: October 1 – October 31st, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday
Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Admission Price: Group Prices Available (field trips), Buy Tickets HERE

Experience a universe of 40,000 pounds of pumpkins and hundreds of fall flowers and bales of hay at Discovery Park of America during the month of October 2022. Discovery Park’s pumpkins have been grown by Nanney Farms Pumpkin Patch in Sharon, Tenn. Featured will be many varieties of pumpkins including Jack-O-Lantern, Cannonball, mini pumpkins and an assortment of other specialty pumpkins and gourds. Sponsored by ATA and H&R Agri-power.

Donnell Century Farm Adventure

Donnell Century Farm Adventure
3720 Hwy 70 East
Jackson, TN 38305
Get Directions: 3720 Hwy 70 East Jackson, TN 38305 (Spring Creek Community)
(731) 424-4526
Andrew Donnell:  Farmer@DonnellCenturyFarm.com
HOURS: Saturdays: 10am- 6pm, Sundays: 12-6pm
Outdoor Fall Festival September 24th – October 31st
Pumpkin Destruction Day Weekend – November 6th
Admission Price: Group prices (field trips, birthday parties) available, Buy Tickets HERE

Explore over 40 attractions for all ages. Enjoy hayrides, barnyard animals, pig races, mega slides, zipline, Jumping pumpkin pillow, cow train, pumpkin cart ride, playgrounds, hay climb, corn-filled sandboxes, rat rollers, 100 year old barn, gem stone mine, and pumpkin blaster.

Dixie Chile Ranch
3159 E. Union Grove Road
Kenton, TN, 38233
Timothy D. Brady & Terri Jenkins-Brady
(731) 225-0456
HOURS: Open daily, 9am – Sunset. The Farm Stand is open to you when you can come. Call ahead, if possible. Pay at the stand, you can also sell at Soleil Garden Center and Florist in Union City. We also sell through our CSA, Business and Home Delivery Service. 
Admission Price: FREE

It’s time to start decorating for FALL! Dixie Chile Ranch has fall pumpkins and gourds in an array of sizes and colors to get you started.

Clay Sheds – Future Visions Farms

Photo from Post-Intelligencer, @futurevisionsfarmstn, www.futurevisionsfarmstn.com

Future Vision FarmsClay Sheds
1910 Whitlock Road Paris, TN 38242
Tyler Smith
(731) 336-4892
Admission Prices: $10 per person (Children under 2 are free).

Pumpkins & sunflowers are back this year and bigger than ever at a NEW LOCATION ON THE FARM! We are moving all the fall fun to the historic Clay Sheds in Whitlock this year. We are bringing back the sunflower & zinnia field and as always will have ALL THE FALL THINGS available to purchase including all varieties of our pumpkins, straw, corn stalks, and much more…

  • Hayrides (Saturdays & Sundays only)
  • Kids activities (pumpkin painting, corn pit, straw maze & slide, swings, games)
  • Pumpkin slingshot
  • THE VOL PATCH! SEC Football on the giant inflatable screen every Saturday (sit on our straw bales or bring your chairs and stay a while!).
  • Pop Up Food Trucks (see Facebook and Instagram for weekly updates)

Green Acres Farm
158 Medina Highway, Milan, TN 38354
Denton Parkins
(731) 686-2004
U-Pick: Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Zinnia Patch, Pumpkinville and more!
HOURS: Sun-up ‘til sun-down until October 31st
Admission Price: Group prices available
group discount 15 & more: $10/person)

SUNFLOWER AND ZINNIA PATCHES! The fields are filled with beautiful golden sunflowers and multi-colored zinnias! Perfect for professional or personal photos! => $7 ADMISSION, age 2 & under FREE

M&R Produce
1751 Forrester Road, Newbern, TN
Malcom and Ruby Harris
(731) 445-4034

HOURS: On farm sales, lots of pumpkins and all sizes of gourds are available.

Holt Family Farms
357 Woodruff Road Dresden, TN 38225
Andy & Ellie Holt
(731) 364-3459
HOURS: September 24th – October 29th
Fridays 12 – 7pm, Saturdays 10am – 7pm
Open to hosting students and groups on Thursdays and Fridays only
Admission Price: Ages 3 & up => $10
This price includes entrance to all areas of the farm for all activities including playground, petting zoo, hayride, a pumpkin, pony rides, barrel train rides, play areas, nature trail, and more! ***The corn cannon, concessions, and any purchases from our gift shop are an additional cost.

@holtfamilyfarms, holtfamilyfarms.com

Nanney Pumpkin Patch, Sharon, TN
1767 Sharon Road, Sharon, TN 38255
Cody Nanney
(731) 514-2431
Agri-Tourism: Pumpkins, Mums, Cornstalks, Straw, Hayrides (last ride leaves at 5:30pm)
HOURS: Monday-Friday: 7 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 10am – 6pm, Sunday: 1 pm – 6 pm

Ocoee Valley Farms
1371 Hwy 64, Benton, TN 37307
Phone: (423) 650-0710

HOURS: Open September 24 – October 30, 2022
Fridays 5 – 9pm | Saturdays 11am – 8pm | Sundays 1 – 5pm
Admission Price:  $10 each (age 3+) – Farm+Maze Admission $16 each (age 3+)
Admission includes all activities except Token Attractions (Cow Train & Apple Slingshot), available for extra fee. Field trip options available.

We’re an operating row crop farm, growing soybeans, corn, wheat and more. In the fall, Ocoee Valley Farms is home to a Fall Festival & River Maze — plus a pumpkin patch with 80+ varieties to pick. We have 25+ attractions and activities, a picnic area, and lots of good things to eat! Y’all come visit!

Parham Pumpkins
1250 Jewell Store Road, Dresden, TN 38225
Kurt Parham
(731) 514-2431
HOURS: Open Sun-up until Sundown
Admission Price: Free

We produce a wide variety of pumpkins as well as square bale straw on our farm. Come visit us and pick out your own or contact us for large orders. Delivery available

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch
420 Little Road, Martin, TN 38237
Mark Baker (Pa)
(731) 514-9103
Agri-Tourism: locally grown pumpkins, gourds, mums, straw, & corn stalks, playground.
HOURS: Sun-up to sundown, 7 days a week, until sold-out

Todd Family Fun Farm, Yorkville, TN
101 Tom Austin Road, Yorkville, TN 38330
James and Martha Todd
Barn: (731) 643-6720
Martha Todd: (731) 234-1568?
Agri-tourism: Corn maze, pig races, gemstone mining and geocaching.
HOURS: Beginning October 1st, Saturday 10am-9pm and Sundays 1:30-5 pm.
Admission Price: Visit toddfunfarm.com/admission

We have over 20 attractions including giant corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, pig races, a playground, concession stand, farm store, and more!

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