Hit the Hay! 5 Places to Hitch a Hayride Around Atlanta

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No bucket list of fall family fun is complete without a hayride. Grab your dungarees and pull on those boots as we’ve gathered a list of five of our fave spots to catch a ride. Yee-haw! It will be your family’s favorite thing to do this fall, we just know it.

Burt's Pumpkin Farm

The hay ride at Burt's travels two miles around the pumpkin patch and through the woods. Wagons are filled with wheat straw and are pulled by a big farm tractor. You will see their famous pumpkins, Autumn and Gordy, along the way and also go through a covered bridge filled with singing pumpkins. New for this year they've planted over 8,000 zinnia flowers! At the end of the ride you will get a glimpse of Amicalola Falls, the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.

The Details: Hayride is $6 for everyone (free for children younger than two). Daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in October. 

5 Burts Pumpkin Farm Rd.
Online: shopburtsfarm.com

Sleepy Hollow Farm

The name Sleepy Hallow conjures up images of hayrides, Halloween and crisp fall nights, but this Sleepy Hallow got its start thirty years ago as a family owned Christmas tree farm (read about their cool history here). What started as a Christmas tradition has grown into a fall tradition for families throughout the Atlanta area.  Aside from the main attraction: the tractor ride, kiddos will love the corn maze, a pumpkin patch and farm animal feeding.

The Details: $12 per person, 2 and under free with purchase of adult ticket. Includes wagon rides, corn maze, farm animals & kid zone, and pumpkin patch (pumpkins sold separately). From Sep. 24–Oct. 31, Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

628 Sleepy Hollow Rd.
Powder Springs
Online: sleepyhollowtrees.com


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Berry Patch Farms

Just a short drive to Woodstock, you’ll find a fun and friendly place for the kiddos to catch a (hay) ride. You’ll pay $5 to park, but admission and the hayride is free. You’ll take a short tractor pulled hayride out to a field where you’ll find an enormous section of pumpkins, gourds, and plenty of photo ops. Once you make your way back to the main area, you’ll find a playground, farm animals, and boiled peanuts, popcorn, and homemade fried pies.

The Details: Weekends: Oct. 2-30, Weekdays: Oct. 18-29 from 3:30-7 p.m.

786 Arnold Mill Rd.
Online: berrypatchfarms.net

Scottsdale Farms

Just north of Atlanta in Milton, you’ll find Scottsdale Farms, a 55-acre family owned Garden Center and Cafe. The first 4 weeks in October from Thursday-Sunday you'll find a Family Fun Field, complete with a corn maze and hayride for all ages, lawn games, and a Sunflower Field. They also have a plethora of pumpkins, gourds, and squashes in all varieties if you need to stock up.

The Details: Thurs.-Sun. from 3-6 p.m. in Oct., $7/per person or maximum of $25/per family, Children 2 and under are free

15639 Birmingham Hwy.
Online: scottsdalefarms.com

The Buford Corn Maze

As the name suggest, there is much more to do here than just the hayride. Like, maybe a corn maze? But the hayride really is a highlight! Known as Atlanta's longest hayride, not only is it a long leisurely ride into the woods, but the drivers are super friendly and entertaining too. After the hayride, prepare yourself, because there is a LOT to do. Older kiddos may want to do the corn maze too. Just know it’s a lot of walking so if you’re not up for carrying your little one through the corn, opt for the playground or bounce house, which are free with admission. Look for pony rides, face painting and karaoke too.

The Details: Admission is $16 for the corn maze and includes the hayride. Mon.-Th. from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. & Sat. from 10 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

4470 Bennett Rd.
Online: bufordcornmaze.com

Featured image Karen G. via Yelp

—Shelley Massey & Candice Rose


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