Each Fall the family heads up to the northwest corner of Georgia to just get out of the city and enjoy the beautiful colors and nature we were bestowed with in our corner of the world. Our jaunt always includes a trip to Burts Farm, which is more than just a pumpkin patch in Dawsonville Georgia.
|Wheelbarrows are available for ease of Pumpkin “picking”.|
Burts is a huge farm that grows thousands of pumpkins each year, ranging in size from 150 to one pound. Besides every kind of pumpkin imaginable, they also offer Indian corn, gourds, and all kinds of squash. Burts Farm’s hayrides take you through the pumpkin patch via a serene nature trail decorated for the season.
|Oh yes, they have boiled peanuts too!|
Admission to Burts Farm is free, you enter through the barn. If you want to purchase hayride tickets, they are purchased inside the barn in the checkout line – $5 for adults, $4 for children. Inside the barn you can also find snacks and a store including Pies, Breads, Jams, Jellies, Natural Products, Fall and Halloween Decor – they got it all! You exit the barn to the pumpkin patch where you will find pumpkins of all sizes, gourds, squash, and Indian corn. Along with photo ops among a sea of pumpkins, they have a John Deere tractor and a fall scene set up for pictures.
Amidst a sea of pumpkins, Burts is a great place for fall family photos. Our daughter now insists on dressing in a pumpkin shirt and it fun for us to watch her grow up in our pictures from year to year.
The highlight of our visit is always the Hayride. Pulled by a John Deere tractor, this is a huge hit with the kids of all ages sitting in the hay filled wagon. The trail meanders across a stream, through the pumpkin patch where pumpkins are grown, by a field of sunflowers, across a covered bridge and through the woods. At the very end as you come down the driveway, you get a breathtaking view of Amicolola Falls in the distance at the top of one of the mountains.
The fine folks at Burts have decorated the trail with some seasonal scenes and look out for the bear! You get a show from Autumn and Gordy the animatronic pumpkins just as you enter the pumpkin patch! Here are some highlights….
We are huge Burts Farm fans and have made it a annual tradition, as have many other families. Be warned its extremely popular so it gets crowded on the weekends. To avoid the crowds, we go during the week in the afternoon because we don’t like to wait in long lines to ride the hayride or pay for our pumpkins or pie! If you go about an hour and a half before they close, you also get the beauty of that magical evening light great for photos!
Be careful when touring the pumpkins though, they are fragile. They are so big you are tempted to sit on them but be warned:
Before leaving, we always buy a pumpkin pie. You can buy by the slice or a whole pie is $8. I have no idea what they put in that pie, but its truly the best pumpkin pie I have tasted. I wish I would have bought several to freeze so we could have some for the holidays. Oh well, next year for sure.
The only downside to Burts Farm in my opinion is the fact they have PortOPotties as rest rooms. With the volume of traffic they get, I can’t blame them. That would be a lot of flushing and water; it makes sense to conserve water and got the POP route. I will say they are clean and always have water and soap hand washing stations and paper towels. I just putting this out there for those who are adverse to the POP and might want to plan ahead your potty stop before you arrive.
All in all, another great time at Burts! See ya next year Autumn and Gourdy. Until then, we will follow you on Facebook for the latest news at Burts Pumpkin Farm FB Page!
Do you have any annual fall traditions? Ever go to a pumpkin patch in your neck of the woods?
- Five Reasons to Visit Volcano Bay - October 3, 2018
- Raccoon Mountain Caverns A Fun Family Adventure - August 10, 2018
- New Marvel Boutique Opens at Universal Orlando Resort With All the Gear a Super Stylish Super Hero Needs - August 3, 2018