Congratulations to our Readers’ Choice Winners for Fall Family Fun!
- Dining: Ashley Mac’s
- Entertainment: The Great Pumpkin Patch
- After School/Extracurricular Activity: Jackie O’Neal School of Dance
- Recreation: The Great Pumpkin Patch
Thank you to all our readers who participated in our Readers’ Choice Survey. As a thank you for taking the survey, reader Taylor Granger won a trip for four to Dollywood!
Congratulations to Jackie O’Neal School of Dance for being the 2020 Readers’ Choice for after school/extracurricular activities! Jackie O is where over 25,000 students have not only learned to dance, but have also developed a strong work ethic, self-confidence, discipline, and grace. The studio promotes dance excellence in a very nurturing and caring environment. Classes are available for children ages 2-19 with multiple levels in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, Lyrical, Acrobatics, and Hip-Hop.
The Great Pumpkin Patch is the Readers’ Choice for both fall entertainment and recreation activities! At The Great Pumpkin Patch, admission and parking are free! Come take your entire family on a hayride in our covered wagons to the patch to choose your favorite pumpkin, you can even bring your leashed furry friend along. The kids will enjoy a pony ride under our new shaded pony gazebo, an inflatable park and bungee jump. A train ride can be taken to see miniature horses with views galore. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the zoo that features animals that live year-round on the farm.
Ashley Mac’s is the Readers’ Choice for fall dining! Although Ashley Mac’s is known for its Signature Chicken Salad and Strawberry Cake, with 5 locations, catering options, a bakery and gourmet-to-go, there is so much more! Stop by any of the locations in Cahaba Heights, Downtown at the Pizitz Food Hall, Inverness, Homewood or Riverchase to find a variety of casseroles and sides along with a full cafe menu to make mealtime easy. The Family Meals for 4 are a great option for a delicious, hot and ready meal. †