Fall is the perfect time to explore Calhoun/Gordon County, Georgia. Enjoy an enchanted evening at the lighting of The ROCK Garden, run through corn mazes, pick the perfect pumpkin, and experience a small-town festival filled with a variety of vendors. Family fun and photo-ops await!
Copper Creek Farm, located at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, hosts family fun every weekend in October. Visit on Saturdays for beautiful views, giant and kiddie corn mazes, pumpkin patch, and barnyard adventures; or on Friday and Saturday evenings for haunted and flashlight corn mazes, hayrides, and bonfire with marshmallows. *General admission is $12, “Buy The Farm” admission is $15.75, and Haunted Maze admission is $16. Children under 2 are free and $2 off for ages 60 and over.
Another option for fall farm fun can be found at Payne Farm and Produce. This family-run farm is open weekends in October with hayrides, corncribs, petting barn, barrel trains, movies at night and more. The farm stand featuring pumpkins and fresh produce is open daily. *Admission is $7 for weekend activities.
The Calhoun First Presbyterian Church’s pumpkin patch runs October 1-31. There are 25 varieties of pumpkins, all of which come from the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico, plus wheat straw, mums, boiled peanuts, corn stalks, Ellijay fried pies, and local honey. *Admission is free.
The ROCK Garden, Gordon County’s “wee whimsical place” full of 50 miniature structures, gets even more magical as 400 candles illuminate the sights at the Lighting of the Garden on October 1. Located on the grounds of the Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church, this event also includes live music and refreshments. *Admission is free.
Shop Downtown Calhoun’s unique boutiques and over 70 craft and food vendors during the 12th Annual Harvest Fest on October 28. Be sure to take a break from all the festival treasures by sinking your teeth into some famous “Farmer Fries” and relaxing on a tractor ride. The hospitality is simply unbeatable at this one-of-a-kind historic downtown experience. *Admission is free.
For more information on Calhoun, visit www.ExploreGordonCounty.com or call (706) 625-3200.