CUMMING, GA — Heading out to a pumpkin patch to pick the best pumpkin isn't just about finding the perfect Halloween jack-o-lantern. It's a chance to head out with the family in a cherished fall tradition full of exciting activities.
Picking your own pumpkin is a good way to support the local farmers who grow them. Many pumpkin patches offer free or low-cost activities like hayrides, corn mazes and games for the children.
Visiting an outdoor pumpkin farm is moderately safe, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before you go, it's best to call ahead to the field or check its website for guidelines and hours of operation.
Here are some of the top pumpkin patches near Forsyth County to visit in 2021:
Berry Patch Farms