October is here and its time to think about the coming of fall. One of the best ways to bring the autumn colors to your doorstep is to visit one or more of the pumpkin patches near northwest Georgia. The following are places to go for visiting pumpkin patches near the area:

 

  • Burt`s Pumpkin Farm: 4801 Highway 52, Dawsonville, Georgia: 706-265-3701

    Burt`s Pumpkin Farm is open to the public from September 1 to October 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from October 31 to November 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hay rides are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in the month of September and daily during the month of October. For the first 10 days of November, hay rides are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Pettit Creek Farms: 337 Cassville Road, Cartersville, Georgia: 770-386-8688

    Pettit Creek Farms is an 80-acre farm that has always been open to entertain and teach children about nature. It used to be a cattle farm, but now there are many types of animals for you and your kids to enjoy. There are camels, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, and more. Enjoy the hay rides and picking pumpkins from Pettit Creek Farms` pumpkin patch. Email pettitcreekfarms@yahoo.com for reservations.

  • Pumpkin Patch Farm: 230 Old Dixie Highway NW, Adairsville, Georgia: 770-773-2617

    The Pumpkin Patch Farm is open for school tours and for weekend visitors during the month of October. Tours can be made by appointment. Weekend visits can be made from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For just $6 plus tax you can enjoy the day visiting the animal barnyard, going on a hay ride, doing the pumpkin ring toss, and much more. Face painting is extra.