5 must-visit pumpkin patches in Birmingham this fall, including The Great Pumpkin Patch

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We loaded up the Mercedes-Benz GLB250 with sooo many pumpkins! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s fall, y’all—which means it’s time to toss on a flannel shirt, wrap up in a scarf, pour a delicious glass of hot apple cider and head on out to your favorite pumpkin patch! We picked out five can’t-miss pumpkin patches in the Birmingham area, so you can get started decorating your home for the fall season.

We took a drive out to a one local pumpkin patch in the new 2020 GLB250. Check out the inventory at Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham.

Get Festive this Fall with 5 local pumpkin patches

Is there anything more “fall” than a pumpkin patch? Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Is there any more iconic autumn activity than taking a weekend trip out to a local pumpkin patch, taking a hay ride and coming back with the perfect pumpkin? No, I didn’t think so.

Last week, fellow Bham Now’er Matthew Niblett and I joined our friend Eden Gosney of Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham on a quick mid-week trip to the Great Pumpkin Patch out in Hayden, Alabama. We loved it so much, we knew we had to put together a guide to several pumpkin patches near Birmingham.

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We took a ride in the new 2020 GLB250 out to The Great Pumpkin Patch in Hayden, and had a blast! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

For our trip out to Hayden to visit The Great Pumpkin Patch, our friends over at Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham hooked us up with a new 2020 GLB250. This compact SUV had room for the three of us, our camera gear—and, of course, plenty of room for the 20 pumpkins we ended up bringing back.

If you’re settling in for an hour-long drive to a pumpkin patch, you’ll want comfort—and the 2020 GLB provides just that with ultra-comfy seats. Plus, with the GLB’s all-wheel-drive, we didn’t have to worry about taking the vehicle off-road into the pumpkin patch.

Oh, and my favorite part? With built-in voice commands, we could adjust the temperature just by saying, “Hey Mercedes, please turn on the air conditioning.” In fact, the 2020 GLB250 has an all-new starting price point for Mercedes-Benz. And with an optional third row, it has room for everyone to load up on pumpkins at your favorite pumpkin patch!

Want to learn more about the 2020 GLB250? Check out the inventory at Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham.

1. The Great Pumpkin Patch

We loaded up the 2020 GLB with—literally—20 pumpkins. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now
  • Contact: 205.616.6431 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
  • Address: 288 Hwy 45 Hayden, AL 35079
  • Hours: Friday-Saturday 8AM-6PM | Sunday 1-6PM. 
  • Price: Admission is FREE — pay for each event.

Located in Hayden, Alabama, the Great Pumpkin Patch is just a quick 45-minute drive away from Birmingham and offers fun for the entire family. Here are a few of the events you can take part in:

  • Take a hayride to the Pumpkin Patch in covered wagons.
  • Bounce on giant inflatables and the Bungee jump.
  • Play with farm animals at the petting zoo.

In addition, you can pick up a delicious meal, refreshments and sweets at the front entrance. Plus, there are tons of fall-themed decorative items and crafts at The Big Red Barn and The Country Store.

2. The Patch at Helena Hollow

Throughout October, The Patch at Helena Hollow is open to the public each and every Saturday and Sunday. At The Patch, guests can experience over 15 attractions, such as slides, swings, animals and more.

If you’re on the search for pumpkins, The Patch offers a hayride to their own pumpkin patch. Each pumpkin is $2, paid upon exciting the farm.

Want a new ride to get to the next pumpkin patch? Check out the new 2020 GLB250 and other inventory at Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham.

3. 4D Farm

Where else can you get awesome photo ops like this? Photo via 4D Farm on Facebook
  • Contact: 256.708.5353 | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
  • Address: 7182 County Rd 703, Cullman, AL 35055
    • October Hours: Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday, 1PM to 7PM; Friday & Saturday, 10AM to 8PM
      • Oct. 30th and 31st, 10AM to 10PM
    • November Hours: Sunday, Nov. 1, 1PM to 6PM; Saturday, Nov. 7, 10AM to 6PM

Located about an hour north of Birmingham, 4D Farm in Cullman is a one-stop-shop for all things fall. This family-owned farm features a corn maze & pumpkin patch during the fall, as well as many day’s worth of fun activities, such as:

  • Pony Rides
  • Duck Races
  • PlayBarn
  • Zip-lines
  • Corn Maze
  • Tetherball
  • And much more!

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4. Griffin Farms

I wish I was small enough to fit into one of those carts—it looks like so much fun! Photo via Griffin Farms on Facebook
  • Contact: 205.535.0552 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
  • Address: 826 Griffin Rd, West Blocton, AL 35184
  • Hours: Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday Noon-6PM
  • Price: $10 per person (2 years old and younger are free)

Griffin Farms Pumpkin Patch hails back to 1941, when it got its start as a family dairy farm. Nowadays, Griffin Farms hosts a yearly Pumpkin Patch and offers a ton of fun for all ages. General Admission is $10 a person (2 years old and younger are free) and includes one pumpkin and access to a whole ton of fun, including:

  • Hayrides.
  • Corn maze.
  • Corn crib.
  • Petting zoos.
  • Swings.
  • Bouncy houses.
  • Toddler playground.
  • And more!

In addition, Griffin Farms offers food and drinks on-site and free parking.

Pro Tip: Although Griffin Farms accepts Credit Cards at the gate, be sure to bring some cash—all vendors within the farm are cash-only.

5. Old Baker Farm

Toss on your boots and head out to Old Baker Farms to pick up the perfect pumpkin. Photo via Old Baker Farm on Facebook
  • Contact: 205.672.7209 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
  • Address: 1041 Farmingdale Rd, Harpersville, AL 35078
  • Hours: Open until October 31st; Weekdays 3PM to 5PM; Saturday 9AM to 5PM; Sunday 1PM to 5PM
  • Price: $10 per person, children under the age of one are free.

Located in Harpersville, Old Baker Farm is a little less than an hour’s drive from downtown Birmingham and perfect for a family day of fall fun on the farm (try saying that five times fast). At Old Baker Farm, guests can enjoy a petting zoo, try to find their way out of a corn maze and more before hopping on the hayride to go out and pick up a pumpkin.

Old Baker Farm asks guests to observe social distancing and wear a mask in crowded areas, such as on the hayride, restroom building, and food line areas.

The Mercedes-Benz GLB250 packs a luxury punch at a low price. Click here to view inventory now.

Celebrate the Fall Season

Whether you’re looking to add some festive fall decor to your home, take the kids out for a day trip or just have some good old-fashioned outdoor fun, these five pumpkin patches in Birmingham have all you need.

And if you’re looking for a new ride to get you to these pumpkin patches in style, check out the inventory at Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham.

Which pumpkin patch are you planning to visit? Be sure to tag @bhamnow on social media with your pictures!

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