Family farms put out the welcome mat at harvest time. And why not? The weather is perfect for pumpkin picking and hay rides. In addition, several area museums focus on our region's agriculture roots. Take a look.
Donnell Century Farm Adventure, (731) 424-4526 • Donnellcenturyfarm.com
Fall fest every weekend in October, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, 1-5:30 p.m. • Enjoy hay rides, a corn maze, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, and hands-on activities. Admission.
Maple Grove Farm, 861-7422 • maplegrovefarm.net
3rd Annual Fall Farm Festival Benefit - Saturday, October 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pumpkin patch, concessions, petting farm, and hay ride. Proceeds go to Paul Andrew McDaniel Foundation for Organ Donation and Stroke Awareness.
Our Family Farm, 494-9539 • memphiscornmaze.com
Weekdays by reservations, Saturday, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
Corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin patch, farm playground, and picnic pavilion.
The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange, 531-7826
The story of the cotton and its influence on the development of Memphis and the Mid-South.
West Tennessee Agricultural Museum, (731) 686-8067 • milan.tennessee.edu/FFJ
Fall Folklore Jamboree • Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
$5/adults, $2/kids • A celebration of Tennessee folkways. The museum houses a collection of farm implements that date to the 1800s.
Pumpkin Harvest Display - UT Institute of Agriculture, (731) 424-2643
West Tennessee AgResearch & Education Center, 605 Airways Blvd., Jackson
The largest pumpkin display in the state featuring 5,000 pumpkins and gourds
Through November 27, sunrise to sunset.
Mid-South Corn Maze at Agricenter International • midsouthmaze.com
Open until October 31, Thursday through Sunday, check website for hours.
Haunted corn maze on Friday nights. Coupons on the website.
For a complete listing, go to agriculture.state.tn.us/marketing.