Because it wouldn’t be fall without pumpkin picking.

Each autumn, we are bombarded with pumpkin everything—from delicious pumpkin spice coffee and cakes to the more absurd pumpkin-themed items like (I kid you not) Tidy Cats’ Fall Frolic cat litter. Though the pumpkinpalooza seems to begin as soon as the temperature dips, it is clear why the pumpkin is one of the most popular fall commodities. It can literally be used in hundreds of ways. Bake them, paint them, carve them, bowl with them, shoot them from a cannon, smash them... you name it. If you need a pumpkin this season, make sure to check out these Alabama pumpkin patches for your pumpkin needs and some family fun.

Central Alabama

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Griffin Farms Pumpkin Patch in West Blocton, AL

The Griffin Farms Pumpkin Patch in West Blocton, Alabama is home to a wide variety of pumpkins as well as opportunities for family fun. The patch is great for picking out the perfect pumpkin, and when you have made your selection, you can enjoy the other fun activities offered such as hayrides, a corn maze, petting zoo, and a 450-foot zip line.

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Bennett Farms in Heflin, AL

Rows and rows of bright orange pumpkins line the patch at Bennett Farms in Heflin, Alabama. Embark upon a wagon ride where you can choose your fresh pumpkin; from pie pumpkins as low as $3 all the way up to Atlantic Giants for $20. With plenty of options, you can find the best canvas for whichever autumn project you have in mind. You can also partake in activities like a hayride, corn cribs, and a petting zoo featuring a donkey, sheep, chickens, and other friendly animals.

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The Great Pumpkin Patch in Hayden, AL

Living up to its name, The Great Pumpkin Patch in Hayden, Alabama is one of the most popular in the area. The patch not only features a wide array of pumpkin species to choose from, but the kiddos will also enjoy the inflatable playground, The Great Pumpkin Patch Train, and a petting zoo. The patch even holds a Halloween costume contest and a craft weekend. Before you take your leave, make sure to check out the Country Store or try some of the delicious delicacies at the Big Red Barn Kitchen or the Pie House.

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4D Farm in Cullman, AL

In Cullman, Alabama, you can enjoy the fall season with a visit to 4D Farm. The farm, of course, has a patch that is overflowing with locally grown pumpkins and gourds, as well as many different adventures to embark upon and things to do. From taking a hayride to getting lost in the corn maze or petting the adorable farm animals, there is something for everyone at this amazing destination.

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Pumpkin Patch Express at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera, AL

If you are looking for a thrilling activity for those young and old, head to the Pumpkin Patch Express at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. Enjoy the gorgeous scenery as the fall foliage flashes before your eyes. The train ride takes you to the pumpkin patch, where you will be able to peruse rows upon rows of pumpkins in search of the perfect one. In addition to the train ride, you can also embark upon a hayride or check out the many different family-friendly activities available.

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The Farmer in the Dell Pumpkin Patch in Auburn, AL

Take a trip to Auburn, Alabama for one of the best pumpkin patches in the state: The Farmer in the Dell Pumpkin Patch. When visiting the farm, guests can experience some of the best parts of fall. Embark upon a hayride to the pumpkin patch, where selecting the most eye-catching pumpkin is the goal. Then, go digging in the corn trough, visit the farm animals, or pick sunflowers. Before you leave, make sure to take some of the beautiful fall mums or the delicious, raw honey home with you to savor the memories of your day.

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Old Baker Farm in Harpersville, AL

Old Baker Farm in Harpersville, Alabama is the perfect destination for fall fun. Not only will you be able to find the best pumpkin, but you can also take home crisp, fresh produce such as corn, soybeans, and more. The farm is also the home of the Cotton Pickin’ Celebration every October, which pays homage to the history in the area as well as showcasing some of the best arts and crafts in the area.

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Tuscaloosa Barnyard in Tuscaloosa, AL

Check out Tuscaloosa Barnyard in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for a fantastic fall adventure. The barnyard features a sprawling pumpkin patch with plenty of cucurbits to choose from. You can also enjoy animal feeding, pony rides, hayrides, and even a boat ride. It is easy to make unforgettable memories at the Tuscaloosa Barnyard.

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Faye Whittemore Farms in Jasper, AL

The biggest event at Faye Whittemore Farms in Jasper, Alabama is definitely the huge pumpkin patch. People from all over come to choose their farm-fresh pumpkin. Though it is the biggest event, the farm provides more than just pumpkins. Guests can also visit the petting zoo, test their skills in the obstacle course, play on the inflatable slide, get their face painted, traverse the hay maze, go on a relaxing trail ride, or just enjoy the crisp autumn air and farm life.

Northern Alabama

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Down on the Farm in Rainsville, AL

Down on the Farm in Rainsville, Alabama is an impressive destination. It includes not only a 30 acre pumpkin patch full of plump pumpkin varieties, but it is also home to a six acre corn maze perfect for enjoying autumn. A plethora of other activities are offered as well, including corn pits, a corn cannon, a cow train for the little ones, and a hay mazet. Before you leave, check out the gift shop for souvenirs ranging from fall decor to toys to homemade jellies.

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Isbell's Pumpkin Farm in Leighton, AL

Bring the entire family along to Isbell’s Pumpkin Farm in Leighton, Alabama for a traditional fall celebration. The crowning jewel of the farm, of course, is the pumpkin patch. Climb on board the hayride for a relaxing adventure and take in the crisp October air and fall foliage. After arriving at the patch, stretch your legs and begin the hunt for your pumpkin. Guests can enjoy other activities too, such as meeting JB the Camel, sliding down the 30-foot double slide, or bouncing on the 70-foot jump pillow.

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The Belue Place in Lexington, AL

Whether you want a pumpkin the size of your fist or the size of your head, you can find it at the Belue Place in Lexington, Alabama. Try your hand at pumpkin-hunting at the patch before you participate in a wide variety of things to do. Make your way through the corn labyrinth, paint your pumpkin or embark on a hayride. The kiddos will love activities like the hay jump and corn crib. With so many things to do, a trip to Belue Place provides a great fall adventure.

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McGee Farm in Florence, AL

McGee Farm in Florence, Alabama is home to a selection of thousands of cucurbits from more than 25 different varieties. Some of the pumpkins are known to grow up to 200 lbs! Visitors can enjoy a wagon ride to and from the pumpkin patch. In addition to amazing pumpkins, the farm also provides family fun in the form of the jumping pillow, friendly animals to feed, and delicious homemade food from the farm kitchen. Make sure you check out the selection of fall decor and chrysanthemums before you leave.

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Tate Farms in Meridianville, AL

Hop on the hayride at Tate Farms in Meridianville, Alabama to be whisked away to a fall wonderland. The ride will take you down to the winding 60-acre pumpkin patch where you can examine this year’s crop. The farm also offers great activities for all ages to enjoy. Things to do include corn cribs, corn train rides, a hay bale maze, and two jumping pillows and plenty more. Select from a wide variety of gourds, mums, and corn shocks to complete your fall decorating.

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Gullion Farms “Down on the Farm” in Somerville, AL

For an amazing time, ‘Down on the Farm’, Gullion Farms in Somerville, Alabama has everything you want and more. From the pumpkins that are available for purchase to night hayrides, pony rides, a corn pit, and the opportunity to milk a real cow, you will have an amazing time participating in traditional fall activities.

Southwestern Alabama

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Magnolia Corn Maze in Summerdale, AL

Visit the Magnolia Corn Maze in Summerdale, Alabama for a day spent enjoying the simple things in life. From the crisp air to the gorgeous fall foliage, the site is home to some of the best fall activities. After conquering the corn maze, you can also take a trip to the pumpkin patch. Other activities include a petting zoo, pony rides, corn cannons, and campfires. There are also more daring activities like Zombie Paintball and the Field of Terror. Everyone is sure to find something to their liking at this eclectic place.

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Wales West RV Resort and Light Railway in Silverhill, AL

All aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express at Wales West Light Railway in Silverhill, Alabama! The train ride is great for all ages, allowing guests to relax and enjoy the ride as they are transported to the beautiful pumpkin patch. Pose for photo opportunities while selecting your pumpkins. You can also check out the Scary Night Train rides or participate in activities like crafts, exploring the haunted barn, or enjoying the petting zoo. When you work up an appetite from adventuring, you will be able to dine on delicious food at the cafe.

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Blair’s Nursery & Gifts in Mobile, AL

Blair’s Nursery & Gifts in Mobile, Alabama provides a wide array of locally grown produce and plants. The two acre garden center and is family owned and operated. Not only does the nursery offer fantastic pumpkins and gourds to celebrate fall, but guests can also purchase mums, pottery, birdbaths, and seasonal produce that is sure to delight the tastebuds. Get in the fall spirit by stopping by Blair’s Nursery & Gifts for all of your pumpkin and fall gardening needs.

Southeastern Alabama

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Backyard Orchards in Eufaula, AL

Head to Eufaula, Alabama to bring in the fall with the Fall Festival provided by Backyard Orchards. The festivities include an amazing pumpkin patch with an array of pickable pumpkins. Kiddos will delight in activities such as the cow train, corn bins, and hay bale jumping, while the entire family can bond over wagon rides and bonfires. You can even celebrate Halloween by visiting the farm on a Costume Saturday. After working up an appetite, check out the full cafe menu offered or sip on some delicious, homemade cider.

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Paradise Pumpkin Patch in Eufaula, AL

The Paradise Pumpkin Patch in Eufaula, Alabama definitely holds true to its name. The place embodies fall with a pumpkin patch and wholesome activities for all ages. The adventure begins with a hayride that chauffeurs guests to the pumpkins, corn maze, and cotton field. Select your pumpkin and get lost in the corn maze before heading back to enjoy the farm. Kiddos will delight in pony rides, the petting zoo, an obstacle course, and more.

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Dream Field Farms in Fitzpatrick, AL

Head to the pumpkin patch at Dream Field Farms in Fitzpatrick, Alabama for a great time. The farm is home to a pumpkin patch brimming with home-grown cucurbits perfect for pies, painting, or jack-o’-lanterns. The patch also includes a hayride, corn maze, swings, and even racing pigs. Bring along the entire family to create some lasting autumn memories at Dream Field Farms.

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Jack O Lantern Lane at the Oaks LLC in La Fayette, AL

Pay homage to the symbol of autumn with a trip the Jack O Lantern Lane at the Oaks LLC in La Fayette, Alabama. Climb aboard the tractor-pulled hayride and head to the pumpkin patch as you watch the fall foliage and take in the scenery. Enjoy the crisp air as you begin your search for the perfect pumpkin. Once you choose, head back to the farm for some farm fun. The farm is home to a petting zoo, gem mining, face painting, and a concession stand filled with snacks, meals, and drinks.

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Barber Berry Farm, LLC in Millbrook, AL

Barber Berry Farm in Millbrook, Alabama is a great place for the entire family to delight in this October. When the leaves turn, so does the farm—into a grand pumpkin patch, that is! Hop on the hayride and pick your pumpkin as you fill your lungs with autumn air. The pumpkin patch and hayride is specifically designed for those with young children and offers an inexpensive way to celebrate the season.

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Aplin Farms in Dothan, AL

With a pumpkin patch, bonfires, sunflower fields, and an abundance of activities, Aplin Farms in Dothan, Alabama offers a picturesque spot for your autumn adventures. Get lost in the corn maze before making your choice of cucurbits. Whether you want to bake a pie or carve a jack-o’-lantern, Aplin Farms has you covered. It also offers other produce throughout the year such as tomatoes, peaches, and peppers.

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CornDodgers Farm in Headland, AL

CornDodgers Farm in Headland, Alabama provides a great venue for family-friendly fall fun. The pumpkin patch is chock-full of quality crop sure to make the perfect pie or jack-o’-lantern. Decide on your pumpkin, then catch a hayride or take a dive into the corn crib. Other fun activities include pumpkin bowling games, pony rides, and more. No matter what you do, CornDodgers is one of the best places to do it.

Do you have a favorite pumpkin patch tradition? What is your favorite memory? Let us know in the comments and share with your pumpkin-obsessed friends and family!

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