We’ve got the run down on local spooks and thrills that are taking place in the area as we head down the final stretch to Halloween. There is something for ghosts and goblins of all ages, and we wanted to share some events and attractions that have been shared with the Townelaker.
Everyone loves a fall visit to the pumpkin patch! Here are a few local patches full of the round orange things that will be perfect for turning into your jack-o-lantern:
Big Springs Farms
This farm lies within the Hickory Flat community and offers pumpkins, hayrides, a corn maze, and more! Visitors don’t have to pay for parking or entrance, and hours of operation are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10-6pm.
Sixes United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
The Pumpkin Patch located near Sixes Road still has plenty of pumpkins to pick from with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes at the Sixes United Methodist Church annual pumpkin patch. Located at 8385 Bells Ferry Rd, visitors can stop by Monday-Friday from 2-8pm, Saturdays from 10am-8pm, and on Sundays from noon – 6pm. Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch will go to the children’s and youth ministries programs at Sixes United Methodist Church.
Berry Patch Farms
It is hard to miss the signs for Berry Patch Farms in Woodstock. Located at 786 Arnold Mill Road, Berry Patch Farms offers hayrides and fall goodies including pumpkin pies, fried pies, apple cider, fried peanuts, and popcorn. Visitors may stop by on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-7pm and Monday – Friday from 3:30pm to 7pm. If you loved our tailgate recipes in the October TowneLaker, check out the recipes at Berry Patch Farms!
A bit of a drive, Burt’s Farm is located in Dawsonville. This pumpkin farm offers hayrides, pumpkin picking in a giant pumpkin patch, and a variety of fall harvest products in their country store. They are known for gigantic pumpkins and many families take an annual pilgrimage for an impromptu photo shoot. Burt’s Farm is open daily from 9-6pm.
Additional Fall Attractions
Cagle’s Family Farm
The Maize at Cagle’s Family Farm is listed on the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce visitor’s guide. It has also been featured on Fox 5. At Cagle’s fall means pumpkins and a corn maze. Visit Cagle’s online for details and hours of operation.
Ghost Tales and Trails –Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village presents The Lady of Noir for this year’s version of Ghost Tales and Trails. A visit to www.elmstreetarts.org includes details of the event. It will run through Oct. 30 and runs each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening with tours beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door to visit this mystery mock up. Will you be able to solve the mystery?
Happenings on Halloween
The Annual KidsFest takes place at the Park at City Center in Downtown Woodstock. This annual Halloween tradition features a magician, bounce houses, a juggler, and more! KidsFest takes place from 3-7pm on Halloween. More details are available at www.whatsupwoodstock.com
Movies in the Park
When KidsFest ends at 7pm it will be time to visit the outdoor movie theater at The Park at City Center. Watch Hotel Transylvania while enjoying that tasty Halloween candy.
We know there are probably other Halloween activities and fall festivals that you know about. We want to hear about them from you! Please drop us a line below!
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