‘Tis the season to pick apples and visit pumpkin patches – so many to choose from! Here is a quick reference for what Scoop thinks are the best in OTP (and a little bit north) for all the fall fun you can handle! Plus, read all about the Truett’s Rock Ranch which is worth the drive for old fashioned family fun and pumpkin destruction day!
Pick Your Own Apple Orchards – Even though the Georgia Apple Festival isn’t officially until October 13th-14th and the 2oth-21st, you can get a head start now and beat the crowds.
Hillcrest Orchards, Ellijay. Starts September 8th-October 28th. Open 9:00 – 6:00 every Saturday and Sunday through October. Petting Zoo too!
Red Apple Barn, Ellijay. Monday-Saturday 9:00 – 6:00, Sunday 12:00 – 5:30.
BJ Reece Orchards, Ellijay. Open 9:00 – 6:00 daily.
Mercier Orchards, Blue Ridge. Open Saturday and Sundays 10:00 – 4:00
Always call to verify that these orchards are open — they are often weather dependent. Here’s a list of even more Gilmar County orchards too.
Burt’s Farm, Dawsonville. Open weekdays 9:00 – 6:00.
Southern Belle Farm, McDonough. Opening September 22nd. Fridays 4:00-9:00, Saturdays 10:00 – 9:00, Sundays 10:00 – 6:00. They also have a 4 acre corn maze!
Berry Patch Farms, Woodstock. Open weekends starting October 1st 10:00 – 7:00, and weekdays October 17-28th from 3:30 to 7:00.
Yahoo Farms, Jasper. Open daily starting September 22nd-October 31st, 10:00 – 6:00, Saturdays until 10:00 PM.
Big Springs Farms, Woodstock. Open Friday from 12-6:00, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00-6:00 throughout October.
Please verify with each pumpkin patch that they are open on the day you wish to visit, due to weather.
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