A Perfect Fall Day on a Tennessee Farm

A Perfect Fall Day on a Tennessee Farm

Pick a day to pick a pumpkin at one of Tennessee's working farms.

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Pick a day to pick a pumpkin at one of Tennessee's working farms. Visit with the animals, buy some gourds, and find your way through a corn maze for a full day of autumn fun. Snap lots of pictures and hashtag them #madeintn to share how you spend a perfect fall day Made in Tennessee. Gas up the car to visit these must-see fall destinations:

Oakes Farm – Corryton

Oakes Farm in Corryton, Tennessee
(Credit: Oakes Farm)

This working farm is home to a ton of attractions that'll help you make some Made in Tennessee memories. From the Punchin' Pumpkin Maze Race to The Mighty Pumpkin Pounder and The mine Shaft Giant Slide, kids and kids at heart can play and laugh the day away. Play corn hole, giant checkers and tetherball. Find your way through the nine-acre maze, designed with Doug the Goat (who can be met at the farm) in mind.

Amazin' Acres of Fun  – Crossville

Amazin' Acres, Crossville
Amazin' Acres in Crossville

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the famous Charlie Brown's "The Great Pumpkin," the farm commemorates with two corn mazes featuring a six-clue mystery game in the Amazin' Maze and trivia questions in the Big Leap Maze. When you're out of the stalks, pick a pumpkin from the largest patch in Middle Tennessee. Hayrides, a mega bounce pillow, and two surprise attractions for 2016 yet to be revealed enhance this farm experience.

Lucky Ladd Farms – Eagleville

Lucky Ladd Farm, Eagleville, TN
Lucky Ladd Farm, photo courtesy of Lucky Ladd Farm

A petting farm, pony rides, more than 70 activities and educational adventures are the norm on the 60-acre farm. Farm themed playgrounds, mega slides, wagon rides, tire climbs, games, and tractor trains entertain for hours. Six hidden checkpoints in the cornfield  through Oct. 29 can be found to win an iPad. Choose from more than 10 varieties of picked pumpkins or visit the patch to pick your own through Oct. 29.

Myers Farm – Greeneville 

Myers Farm, Greeneville, TN
Myers Farm

East Tennessee's largest corn maze is in store for guests to this 500-acre farm. With thousands of pumpkins, squash and other gourds for sale along with organic jams, jellies, crafts, honey and other sweets in the general store, tractor rides, s'more stations around fire pits and lots more, Myers Farm is a great fall family destination.

Myers Farm, Greeneville, TN
Myers Farm

Donnell Century Farm – Jackson

Donnell Century Farm, Jackson, TN
Photo courtesy of Donnell Century Farm

A Cow Train for tots, a storybook maze as you go along the trail and a pumpkin blaster are some of experiences at this 100-year-old farm. Visit with goats, rabbits, donkeys, turkeys and chickens as well as a calf to brush, pet and hold. Climb Hay Mountain and then slide down the chute; roll around the grounds in black tubes; and find your way through the corn and hay mazes.

Ballinger Farm – Jefferson City

Ballinger Farm, Johnson City, TN
Ballinger Farm

A giant jumping pillow, an 80-foot double barrel slide, lots of animals to see and even a pumpkin with admission is all part of Ballinger's Farm fun. Bring marshmallows and hot dogs to roast on the many fire pits around the farm. Find your way through the corn maze and visit the pumpkin patch to find that perfect gourd.

Discovery Park of America – Union City

Discovery Park of America, Union City, Tennessee
Discovery Park of America's Pumpkin Village 

Each year, the museum hosts a pumpkin village filled with fantastical pumpkin sculptures. Purchase a ticket for park admission and enjoy the many creations Oct. 1-31. After you browse the pumpkin village, walk through the gardens and visit the outdoor structures like a century-old church, farm, and a train station among others. Inside Discovery Park, you'll find exhibitions on nature, science and technology, history and more. 

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