Living in #Atlanta: Burt’s Pumpkin Patch


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Living in Atlanta (north of Atlanta specifically) it seems like everyone talks about Burt’s Farm in the fall.  Facebook updates are always being changed to state how great of a day people had at Burt’s and pictures of kids posed with enormous pumpkins are posted.  This year we decided to see what the fuss was about and we headed on a 90+ mile round trip drive northeast.  We went without coupons or a daily deal voucher.  It seems like Burt’s Farm is so popular that they do not need to increase traffic to their farm with a discount or daily deal.

Once we arrived at Burt’s and found parking we walked down the hill and saw the stream.  There is a cute covered bridge that goes over the stream and places for kids to get their feet wet in the stream.  The grass in that area is perfect for a picnic lunch (which I strongly suggest you bring).

Before you enter the area with the pumpkins there are a lot of porta potties AND a hand washing station with real water.  That was fantastic to see!

There is no parking or admission fees to Burt’s.  Upon walking through the gate you will see rows and rows of hundreds of pumpkins of many different varieties.  The prices of the large pumpkins are written on the top in black marker.  There are wheelbarrows available to use while you are at Burt’s.  Lugging those huge pumpkins around at your house is a different story though!

You can purchase tickets for a Hay Ride while you are at Burt’s.  Ticket are $5 per adult and $4 per child (ages 12 and under).  There were 9 tractors running the day we went, and although the line looked long it moved fairly quickly.  The hay ride took between 15 and 20 minutes.  I have sat on hay rides in the past where you sit on bales of hay, but the Burt’s Hay Ride was a bunch of hay tossed in the trailer and everyone sat on that.  It is a good idea to put your kids in pants if you plan on taking the hay ride.  My five-year-old was very uncomfortable and complained about they hay poking her.  Burt’s has the hay ride route set up nicely, with plenty of Scarecrows and displays on the way.  There are even talking pumpkins and music!

I was happy to see quite a few beverage vending machines at Burt’s Farm.  There was also a concession stand where you could buy a handful of items including Icees, popcorn, nachos, and pulled pork sandwiches.  I was surprised that they didn’t offer hot dogs.  The menu is very small and limited which is why I recommended packing a picnic lunch.  That being said, the prices were fairly reasonable.


Pumpkins, gourds, squash, oh my!  There were so many varieties of squash and pumpkins at Burt’s.  The prices were really, really good.  I haven’t purchased squash from the supermarket yet this fall, but I am pretty sure that Burt’s prices were cheaper than the supermarket.  Squash were $2 and $3 each.

Overall we enjoyed our morning at Burt’s.  The pumpkins were very big and the prices were reasonable.  Would we go back?  Maybe.  If we had friends who wanted to meet us there we would make the journey again.  It felt like we drove forever to get there!  I really want to find a pumpkin patch around us that grows the pumpkins and leaves them in the field.  Add a few animals and that would give it even more authentic farm feeling.

Be sure to check out more of our Atlanta Area Attractions and Events posts!

Disclaimer: This post is in no way associate with Burt’s Farm.  This was a family outing we took with our own money.  All opinions are completely honest and my own.  

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Comments

  1. says

    Hey, I was looking for reviews about Burt’s and happened upon your blog{?}. We normally go to Washington Farms as Beth suggested. They used to be u-pick, but either last year or the one before, they were already cut, which was a little bit of a bummer.
    Have you been to Hillcrest Orchards for apples. I’m just trying to compare the hayride against Burt’s.
    Thanks!!
    Elise

  2. Beth says

    Great info. about Burt’s Farm!
    Have never been but Washington Farms, near Athens Ga., has pumpkins you pick from the field.
    I found them online at http://www.washingtonfarms.net

  3. Sheryl Snyder says

    I live in Philadelphia, Pa but will be in Atlanta for a wedding in Nov. We might check out this pumpkin patch while we are down there. We are driving from Philly to Atlanta, now that is a really long drive.