NORCROSS, GA — Pumpkins are showing up at grocery stores and roadside stands as Halloween creeps closer. If your family has a visit planned to a local pumpkin patch near Norcross, we have a list of stands open in the area. Here’s a look at the weekend weather forecast to help you plan your trip.
FORECAST: Expect good weather, at least until Saturday. Thursday will start sunny, then the skies will grow cloudier as Saturday approaches with a 60 percent chance of precipitation. Sunday will have a 50 percent of precipitation, with chances down to 20 percent by Columbus Day. Expect light winds, with high temperatures in the 70s and lows near 60 degrees.
In many cases, coronavirus precautions have merely changed — not shut down — area pumpkin patches and their entertainment options. Below is a list of some of our favorite pumpkin patches near Norcross, with an address, hours and website to check for more details.
Buford Corn Maze
4470 Bennett Road, Buford, GA 30519
Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Haunted Forest (opens at dark)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. in September
See website for expanded October hours
Ticket price: $15, $25 for combo
797 Macedonia Church Road, Oxford, GA 30054
Pumpkin patch (opens Sept. 26), corn maze, petting zoo, more
15639 Birmingham Hwy., Milton, GA 30004
Open Oct. 1-18, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Hayrides filled with hay bales and pulled by a big farm tractor. Also, corn maze, lawn games, and a sunflower field that makes a perfect photo backdrop. Other events include classes to make pumpkin succulents, fall tablescapes and fall containers. Pumpkin painting for toddlers will be at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 14.
$7 per person or a maximum of $25 per family. Children under 2 years old are free.
5691 Hog Mountain Road, Bogart, GA 30622
Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, more
Hours for pumpkin patch: Friday, 4 p.m.-dark, Saturday 10 a.m.-dark, Sunday 1 p.m.- 6 p.m.
See website for hours for corn maze, other attractions
Ticket prices: $15.95 plus tax for all except children 2 and under, no charge. Seniors over 65, $12.95 plus tax
Berry Patch Farms
786 Arnold Mill Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Pumpkin patch, hayrides
Season opening/closing dates: Oct. 3 - Oct. 25. Weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Weekdays from 3:30 p.m. through 6 p.m.; Weekday mornings: 9:30 a.m. to noon
Pricing: Varies; $4 parking
Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
125 Bannister Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, haunted trail, fall fun festivities
Season opening/closing dates: Sept. 12 through Nov. 15. Hours: Varies (See link)
Pricing: Ranges from $15 to $25
If we missed your favorite pumpkin patch, be sure to share it with readers in the comments section.
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