9 amazing pumpkin patches within 1 hour of Birmingham

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The Patch at Helena Hollow. (Helena Hollow / Facebook)

The fall season is back, which means it’s time to grab the fam and head to the pumpkin patch for all-day entertainment. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect patch, we’re rounded up the best patches to visit within one hour of Birmingham. Ready to head to the patch? Let’s go!

1. Grace House Pumpkin Festival

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Pick pumpkins for a great cause. (Grace House Ministries / Facebook)

Grace House Ministries is back this year with its 9th annual Pumpkin Festival fundraiser. 

Top activities include:

  • Candy + prize giveaways
  • Carnival-style games
  • Exotic pet encounters with Ed’s Pet World
  • Food from Uncle G’s Pizza + sweet treats from local vendors
  • Spider climb with 45’ slide

Distance from Birmingham: 12 minutes

When: Saturday, October 15 | 10AM-1PM
Where: Homewood Central Park, 1632 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209
Cost: $10 per child (adults are free with child admission)

2. Griffin Farms Pumpkin Patch

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Get pumpkins big and small. (Griffin Farms Pumpkin Patch / Facebook)

Once a dairy farm, Griffin Farms Pumpkin Patch now stands as a beautiful spot for cool-weather festivities.

Top activities include:

  • Small zipline + 450’ zipline
  • Tire mountain
  • Bouncy barn
  • Hayride
  • Tractor play

Food trucks will also be onsite. 

Distance from Birmingham: 44 minutes

When: Every weekend in October | Saturday 10AM-6PM | Sunday Noon-6PM
Where: 826 Griffin Rd, West Blocton, AL 35184
Cost: $10 | Kids 2 + under – free
available onsite

3. Helena Hollow

Pumpkin Patch
The Patch at Helena Hollow. (Megan Kennedy Photography / Helena Hollow / Facebook)

Helena Hollow is one of the Greater Birmingham Area’s most popular pumpkin patches with everything from adorable animals to food and games. 

Top activities include:

  • Animal Alley
  • Patch Dash
  • Trampoline bungee
  • Silo City
  • 100-ft. landslide

Distance from Birmingham: 33 minutes

When: Fridays in October – 9-5PM |
Where: 6027 Hway 17, Helena, AL 35080
Cost: Fridays $10.50 | Saturday or Sunday $12.50

4. Junction at The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Grab the fam and prepare for a day of excitement at Pumpkin Junction in Calera. During your visit, you’ll ride aboard a Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum locomotive to a pumpkin patch ripe for pickin’. (Train ride lasts 75 minutes and includes time on the train and at the Junction.)

Top activities include:

  • Hayride
  • Seasonal crafts
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Food trucks + sweets vendors

Distance from Birmingham: 34 minutes

When: Saturdays in October – 10AM, 1PM + 3PM | Sundays in October 1PM + 3PM
1919 9th St, Calera, AL 35040
$17-$38 | Infants ride free


5. Old Baker Farm

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Picking pumpkins at Old Baker Farm. (Patience Itson / Bham Now)

Head to this U-Pick Pumpkin Patch for autumn smiles.

Top activities include:

  • Corn maze
  • “Hay” ground
  • Hayrides
  • Petting farm
  • Train ride

You can also visit the Sunflower and Cotton Boll patches for an extra fee.

Distance from Birmingham: 45 minutes

When: September 24-October 31: Weekdays 3-5PM | Saturday 9AM-5PM | Sunday 1-5PM
Where: 1041 Farmingdale Rd, Harpersville, AL 35078
Cost: $11 (Admission includes pumpkin)
Tickets available onsite


6. Penton Farms

Pumpkin Patch
Fresh gourds! (Penton Farms / Facebook)

Take a drive to Verbena for a gourd-lovin’ good time at Penton Farms. Top activities include:

  • Animal barn
  • Corn pit
  • Cow train
  • Super slide
  • Wagon ride

Distance from Birmingham: 57 minutes

When: September 24-October 31: Monday-Friday 1-6PM | Saturday 9AM-6PM | Closed Sunday
Where: 3595 Co Rd 59, Verbena, AL 36091
Cost: $12 | Kids under 2 – free | Admission includes access to almost all activities as well as one pumpkin from the field.
Tickets available onsite

7. The Great Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch
Pure delight. (The Great Pumpkin Patch, LLC / Facebook)

The Great Pumpkin Patch in Hayden is a great choice for a day of fall fun. Bonus: much of the Patch has been newly renovated, so expect more entertainment that ever before.

Top activities include:

  • Bungee run
  • Hayride pyramid
  • Inflatable park
  • Petting zoo
  • Pony rides

Be sure to stop at the Red Barn Kitchen or Pie House for food and treats.

Distance from Birmingham: 37 minutes

When: Monday-Thursday 8AM-4PM | Friday + Saturday 8AM-6PM | Sunday 1-6PM
288 County Hwy 45, Hayden, AL 35079
Cost: Free admission. Pay per activity.
Tickets available onsite

8. The Winnataska Pumpkin Patch

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Pumpkin tic-tac-toe. (Camp Winnataska / Facebook)

For one weekend only, Camp Winnataska in Pell City turns into a must-visit pumpkin patch. 

Top activities include:

  • Bounce house
  • Craft hut
  • Fall games
  • Farm animals
  • Fire pit & s’mores

Distance from Birmingham: 32 minutes

When: Saturday-Sunday, October 15-16 | 10AM-5PM (last entry at 4PM)
260 Winnataska Dr, Pell City, AL 35128
Cost: $15 | Kids 3 + under – free

9. 4D Farm

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Everyone loves a Pumpkin Patch. (4D Farm / Facebook)

For tons of pumpkins and activities, check out 4D Farms in Cullman. 

Top activities includes:

  • Corn Barn
  • Farm games
  • Hay jump
  • Tire Mountain
  • Sand pit

Bonus: Find seven farm-fresh food stops during your visit for all your meal and snack needs.

Distance from Birmingham: 52 minutes

When: October Hours – Thursday-Friday 2-8PM | Saturday-Sunday 1-8PM | November Hours – Saturday, November 5, 10AM-6PM
Where: 7182 County Rd 703, Cullman, AL 35055
Cost: Varies by day

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