Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Trick or Treating, Oh My! {2016}

Halloween Events Roundup 2016

Alright fellow Knoxvillians, I don’t know about you, but our recent tease of cooler temperatures and the slightest hints of changing leaves around town have me super excited fall is in the very near future! Grab your PSL and get out your planners! Fall fun is just around the corner and the planning starts now! This year’s season at the mazes and patches is shorter than usual, which translates into cramming more fun into fewer weekends, so be ready!

Listed below (in order of opening date) are several places in and around Knoxville so be sure to check the addresses to find one closest to the area for which you are looking. Many of these venues offer coupons for admission discounts, usually on the discount websites like Groupon, Living Social, FlutterToday, etc., so be sure to check those sites prior to going to save a little money! Following the list of pumpkin patches, you can find a list of spookier events, several of which are held at the same venues. Finally, I’ve listed many more places which include family-friendly Halloween festivities and/or trick-or-treating on certain days through the month of October. Be sure to check below to find a fun event that fits your family!

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Corn Mazes/Pumpkin Patches

I want to start with my absolute favorite: Oakes Farm. We have been to their festivities the last five years and have really enjoyed it every time. The highlight of each trip changes as the ages of our children change each year, but there is always fun for every age! Make a point to try the large jumping pillow, the tall tube slides, and the pedal kart race track. You also can’t beat their southern hospitality! You can see more from our previous trips here and here.

Mayfield Farm and Nursery Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
257 Hwy 307 Athens, TN 37303
(423) 746-9859
Opening Day: Saturday, 9/17/16
9/17/16-10/31/16 Saturday 11:00AM-9:00PM, Sunday 1:00PM-7:00PM. See website for weekday hours.
General admission: adults $11, ages 10 and under $8, ages under 2 are free. Add $7 to each admission to include the pumpkin patch. Last tickets are sold one hour prior to closing.
Activities include: corn box, tire mountain, zip line, corn cannon, pumpkin patch, hayride, kiddie zip lines, hay jump, and more. See website for more details.

Echo Valley Corn Maze
915 Bethel Church Rd. Jefferson City, TN 37760
(865) 591-7343
Opening Day: Saturday, 9/17/16
9/17/16-11/06/16 Friday 3:00PM-11:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-11:00PM, Sunday 1:00PM-8:00PM. Also open some weekdays but must call in advance.
General Admission: $10 for all ages (includes pumpkin). 2 and under free (does not include pumpkin).
Activities include: kids train, tunnel slides, petting zoo, pumpkin picking, hayride, and more. See website for more details.

Ballinger Farm Crazy Maze
2738 Renfro Rd. Jefferson City, TN 37760
(865) 475-7513
Opening Day: Friday, 9/23/16
9/23/16-11/2/16 Friday 6:00PM-11:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-11:00PM, Sunday 1:00PM-6:00PM
General admission: $10 plus tax (includes all activities and pumpkin). 2 and under free with paid adult. *Cash or check only.*
Activities include: corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride, petting zoo, jumping pillow, large slides, and more. See website for more details.

Kyker Farms Corn Maze
938 Alder Branch Rd. Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 679-4848
Opening Day: Friday, 9/23/16
9/23/16-10/30/16 Thursday (starts 9/29/16) and Friday 4:00PM-dark, Saturday 10:00AM-dark, Sunday 1:00PM-6:00PM
General admission: ages 6+ and adults $12.50, ages 3-5 $7, 2 and under free. *Cash only. No credit cards.*
Activities include: hayride, tube slides, straw crawl, corn tub, corn maze, pumpkin patch, bouncing pillow and more. See website for more details.

Oakes Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
8240 Corryton Rd. Corryton, TN 37721
(865) 688-6200
Opening Day: Saturday, 9/24/16 (half-priced admission all day on opening day!)
9/24/16-10/30/16 Thursday and Friday 12:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-9:00PM, Sunday 1:00PM-6:00PM. (Be sure to check the calendar on their website for which Thursdays and Fridays are included.)
*They will also be open one Monday 10/10/16 through Wednesday 10/12/16 from 12:00PM-7:00PM.*
General admission: ages 11+ and adults $10.95, 3-10 $8.95, ages 2 and under free. Add a pumpkin for $5.50. Credit cards are accepted. *There is also Hero Day, 9/25/16, free admission for active or retired military, police, firefighter, EMS, etc.*
Activities include: corn maze, animal exhibit, jumping pillow, large slides, sand play area, corn kernel pit, pedal kart race track, and more. See website for more details.

Adventure Ranch Corn Maze and Fall Fun Park
7464 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy, Morristown, TN 37877
(865) 282-3854
Opening Day: Saturday, 9/24/16
9/24/16-10/30/16 Saturday 12:00PM-5:00PM and Sunday 1:00PM-6:00PM (Ticket booth closes Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 5:00PM.)
General Admission: $12 plus additional fees for activities. Children 2 and under free with paid adult. Parking is $5. Please see website for more details regarding pricing. Credit/debit cards are accepted on site for $1.00 service fee.
Activities include: corn maze, cow train, pony rides, jumping pillows, beach ball pit, petting zoo, super slides, human hamster wheels, and more. See website for more details.

Narramore Farms
199 Laurel Bluff Rd. Kingston, TN 37763
(865) 403-9335
Opening Day: Saturday, 9/24/16
9/24/16-10/30/16 Saturday 11:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday 1:00PM-7:00PM
General Admission: 4 and over $5. 3 and under free. Pumpkins are an additional $5.
Activities include: hay ride, corn crib, face painting, slides, and more. Concessions are available. See Facebook page for more details.

Maple Lane Farms
1040 Maple Lane, Greenback, TN 37742
(865) 856-3511
Opening Day: Friday, 9/30/16
9/30/16-10/30/16 Friday 6:00PM-10:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-10:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM-6:00PM. The farm will also be open each night during the week 10/24/16-10/28/16 6:00PM-10:00PM.
General admission: ages 12+ $10, ages 5-11 $8, 4 and under free. Additional fees for hayrides and pumpkins. See website for details. Credit cards are accepted.
Activities include: hayrides, pumpkin patch, and more. See website for more details.

Deep Well Farm
9567 US 11E Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 803-4425
Opening Day: Saturday, 9/30/16
9/30/16-10/30/16 Thursday and Friday 1:00PM-dusk, Saturday 10:00AM-dusk, Sunday 12:00PM-dusk
General admission: $10.95 for all ages for corn maze, $10.95 for all ages for pumpkin patch and hayride (includes small pumpkin), ages 2 and under free. *Cash only. No credit cards.*
Pumpkin patch includes farm animals and play areas including corn kernel pit, rope wall, mega slide, twister ride, and more. See website for more details.

Friendly Farm Fall Fun Fest
1302 Blockhouse Rd, Maryville, TN
(865) 982-7255
Opening Day: TBA
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Thursdays and Fridays 12:00PM-8:00PM and Saturdays 10:00AM-8:00PM
General admission: Adults $10 and ages 2-12 $7.50. (Pony rides are extra.)
Enjoy the corn maze, pumpkin patch, HUGE petting zoo, and more! See website or Facebook page for more details. at Gilreath Farms
The Stables at Gilreath Farms
2019 Kennedy Road Knoxville, TN 37914
Opening Day: CLOSED FOR 2016

The Fruit and Berry Patch
4407 McCloud Rd. Knoxville, TN 37938
(865) 922-3779
Opening Day: CORN MAZE IS OPEN NOW. Check their Facebook page or call to hear their voicemail on exact crop-ready dates for pumpkins, likely available at the end of September.
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00AM-8:00PM. Saturday 8:00AM-6:00PM. Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM.
General Admission: Free. Pumpkin prices based on size.
Come out to choose your very own pumpkin straight from the vine and run through the corn maze. You can also enjoy homemade BBQ, slushies, and lots more on site too! See website or Facebook page for more details.

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Haunted Trails

Oakes Farm Trail of Doom
8240 Corryton Road Corryton, TN, 37721
(865) 688-6200

Mayfield Farms Haunted Trail
257 Hwy 307 Athens, TN 37303
(423) 746-9859
Opening Day: Friday, 9/30/16
9/30/16-10/31/16 Fridays and Saturdays, also 10/30/16 and 10/31/16 7:30PM-11:00PM
General admission: $13

Kyker Farms After Dark
938 Alder Branch Rd. Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 679-4848
Opening Day: Friday, 10/07/16
10/07/16-10/29/16 Fridays and Saturdays starting at 8:00PM
General admission: Zombie Blasterz $15. The Trail $15. Combo ticket $20. *Cash only.*

Boo at the Barn Haunted Barn at Horse Haven 
2417 Reagan Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931
(865) 609-4030
Saturday, 10/29/16 1:00PM-5:00PM.
Admission to haunted barn included in general admission of $10/carload. See website for more details as they become available.

The Haunting Knox Corn Maze at Gilreath Farms
The Stables at Gilreath Farms
2019 Kennedy Road Knoxville, TN 37914
Opening Day: TBA
General admission: $15
See website for more details.

Cherokee Caverns: Darkness in the Cave
8524 Oak Ridge Highway Knoxville, TN 37931
Opening Day: TBA
General admission $15.

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Family-friendly Halloween Festivities

Starting with another favorite: Boo at the Zoo! This event collides the best of two worlds, combining zoo animals with candy! What child wouldn’t love such a thing? You can trick-or-treat through a large part of the zoo and the backward-moving carousel is always a big “haunted” hit!

Boo at the Zoo
Zoo Knoxville
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr. Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 637-5331
2016: Oct 6-9, 13-16, 20-23 5:30PM-8:30PM
General admission: $9/person, under 4 are free. Free parking. $2 off admission for zoo members and US Cellular customers.
Activities include: trick-or-treating, music, games, carousel ride, and more. See website for more details.

PEANUTS Pumpkin Patch Express
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad at Bryson City, NC
226 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC 28713
(800) 872-4681
Approximately 2.5 hours from Knoxville
2016 Fridays, 10/07, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 at 3:30PM
2016 Saturdays, 10/01, 10/08, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 at 12:00PM and 3:30PM
2016 Sundays, 10/02, 10/09, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 at 12:00PM and 3:30PM
Coach class and open air gondola adults $56, ages 2-12 $32, infants complimentary.
Crown class adults $68, ages 2-12 $39, infants $10.
Activities include: photo opportunity with the PEANUTS characters, campfire station to make s’mores, coloring station, trick-or-treating, bounce house, hayrides, and more. See website for details.
Don’t forget to wear your costumes!

Trick or Treating in the Cave Cherokee Caverns
8524 Oak Ridge Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37931
10/21/16-10/23/16, 10/28/16-10/31/15 5:00PM-8:00PM
General admission: ages 3+ and adults $8. Ages 2 and under free. Free parking. Credit cards accepted.
Stroller and wheelchair friendly.
Activities include: trick-or-treating and more. See website for details.

Bewitching Bats at UT Gardens
2431 Joe Johnson Drive Knoxville, TN 37996
Saturday, 10/22/16 1:00PM-3:00PM
General admission: $6 for ages 12 and under. *Advanced registration required. Credit cards accepted.*
Activities include: food-free trick-or-treating, activity stations, and more. See website for more details.

Freaky Friday Fright Night
Mayor Bob Leonard Park
301 Watt Rd. Baseball Field 1 Farragut, TN 37934
Friday, 10/28/16 5:00PM-7:00PM
General admission: 12 and under free. Costumes required. Free but donations recommended for Ronald McDonald House.
Activities include: trick-or-treating, cookie decorating, games, and more. *Be sure to visit our table for giveaways too!*
Event benefits Knoxville Ronald McDonald House.

Boo at the Barn Horse Haven
2417 Reagan Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931
(865) 609-4030
Saturday 10/29/16 1:00PM-5:00PM
For all ages/family friendly.
General admission: $10/carload.
Activities include: trick-or-treating stall to stall in the barn, s’mores by the campfire, face painting, story telling, pony kissing booth, paint the pony booth, and more. See website for more details.

Star 102.1 FM Trick-or-Treat Trail
Date: TBA
More details to come.

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From our family to yours,
wishing you a lovely fall and a happy Halloween!

**Please note the information included in this post was the most accurate at the time of the original posting. It is best to check the individual websites for the latest and most up-to-date information prior to making plans in case of any last minute changes.**

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4 Responses to Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Trick or Treating, Oh My! {2016}

  1. Southernbellejls September 5, 2016 at 7:24 am #

    There is another corn maze that has lots more to do in Jefferson City called Echo Valley Corn Maze.

    • Kara September 5, 2016 at 9:39 am #

      I have added the maze! Thank you!

  2. Deanne September 7, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

    Do we know yet when the regular door-to-door neighborhood trick-or-treating is scheduled? We live in Halls.


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