There is no better way to celebrate fall than a visit to The Great Pumpkin Patch, located in Hayden, Ala. (40 minutes north of Birmingham). 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.
Shop for fall décor and handmade items from local craftsmen in our Country Store. Hungry? The Great Pumpkin Patch Snack Bar offers burgers, hotdogs, fries, barbeque and more. Also enjoy food wagons with chicken fingers, polish sausage dogs, fries and funnel cakes. If you want some southern cooking or something sweet, the Pie House is the place for you. You can enjoy refreshments under covered pavilions.
The 2020 season begins Saturday, September 26 and ends Sunday, November 15. Hours of operation are Thursday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Open by appointment other days during the week. Night rides are available on Saturdays for groups of 20 or more for $10 per person, which includes delicious food, marshmallows to roast and a hayride to a bonfire reserved for your group. Birthday party, daycare and school field trips packages are available, just call ahead to reserve your group. For more information, call 205-647-2183 or 205-616-6431 or visit www.greatpumpkinpatch.com. †