One of the best things about the Fall in Memphis is that we get a reprieve from the sweltering heat of summer, and that makes it perfect for getting outside and enjoying some Fall activities. October is almost here and temperatures are dropping; that means there is Fall fun to be had! Here are all the best places to find your Autumn adventures in and around Memphis.
The Mid-South Corn Maze
Location: 7777 Walnut Grove Road
Phone: (901) 870-6338
The Mid-South Corn Maze at the Agricenter will be open from September 17th through October 31st. This year they are celebrating 20 years of Fall fun by recreating the very first maze design from 2001, featuring the Memphis skyline and I-40 bridge. The original Mid-South Maze is 10-acres of twists and turns carved into a field of corn, just waiting for you to get lost in! The maze gets spooky on the weekends, turning into a haunted maze every Friday and Saturday Night in October. Get all the details and buy your tickets online here to avoid waiting in line!
Location: 4595 North Germantown Road
Phone: (901) 359-0800, (901) 515-8818
Priddy Farms is a family-run pumpkin and Christmas tree farm that's been providing families in Bartlett, Arlington, and the Greater Memphis area Fall fun for the past 23 years. They offer a pick-your-own Pumpkin Patch, as well as other activities such as hayrides, train rides, and building scarecrows. They even have a haunted woods trail, corn maze, and petting zoo! For little ones, they have a playground area with swings and a giant wooden ship handmade by Mr. Priddy himself. You can usually find bounce houses, blow-up slides, and knocker balls here as well. They always have a large assortment of carving pumpkins, mini pumpkins, and multicolored pumpkins in funky shapes and sizes that are perfect for Fall decorations. During the Fall season, Priddy Farms is open for birthday parties, field trips, family get-togethers, and other group events. Walk-ins are always welcome too!
Location: 7170 Highway 51 North in Millington
Phone: (901) 873-3150
Jones Orchard offers family fun year-round, but they really shine in the Fall. Their Fall Fun lineup of activities includes a Farm Scene Investigation, Monster Mystery, Pumpkin Patch, Sunflower Field, and Festival of Fear! They do love their haunted attractions, but there's plenty of fun for all ages. They also offer hayrides, a pumpkin patch, and their annual corn maze. This year their Corn Maze features a festive fall farm theme, where getting lost is highly encouraged and considered part of the adventure. The Corn Maze opens on October 1st and remains open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October, including Halloween! While you're there, be sure to pick up some of their freshly mad jams, jellies, preserves, and relishes made with their own fruit.
Location: 3135 Shea Road, Collierville
Menagerie Farms joins in on the fun every Fall with activities for all ages as well. They are open for appointments and reservations, and are waiting to welcome you. Your group will have a blast with games in the old western town, gem mining, pony rides, paddleboats, train rides, and hay rides. But the fun doesn't stop there. Explore their pumpkin patch and petting zoo, take a barn tour, learn how to churn butter and grind corn, or compete in a milking race or fishing rodeo! When the sun goes down, sit around a bonfire in the crisp, cool, Fall air.
Cedar Hill Farm
Location: 8 Love Road in Hernando, MS
Phone: (662) 429-2540
It's just a short drive from Memphis across the state line to Cedar Hill Farm. Head down to Hernando to see the Fall colors, take a tractor-drawn hayride out to the pumpkin patch, enjoy delicious Fall treats, and let the kids play on the hay fort, ride a pony, or pet the farm animals. With thousands of pumpkins and gourds in all sizes, shapes, and colors, straw, mums, and corn stalks for sale, they have everything you need to decorate for the Fall season. You'll want to stay all day once you get down there, so you have time to solve their corn maze, shop in their country store, or enjoy a farm-fresh dinner. Purchase your tickets to Cedar Hill Farm’s Pumpkin Patch online and get ready for a day of Fall family fun! The Pumpkin Patch is open from September 25th until October 31st, and admission includes a hayride out to the pirate ship, corn maze and pumpkin patch, the petting zoo, chicken show, education station, pig races, train ride, hay fort, hay maze, giant slides, kiddie zip lines, fishing, and use of their play and picnic areas. In addition, you can pay extra for pony rides, face painting, animal feeding, and paintball. Talk about a full day of Fall family fun!
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