Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Trick-or-Treating, Oh My! {2017}

Knoxville Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

With our first little tease of fall weather having come and gone, we can all be hopeful fall is actually just around the corner. Cooler temperatures or not, the season’s activities are approaching quickly, so get excited! Grab your PSL and get out your planners! Planning starts now!

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, etc., so be sure to check those sites prior to going so you can 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!

(Looking for an activity unrelated to pumpkins and Halloween? Stay tuned! Our fall activities list is coming soon!)

Corn Mazes/Pumpkin Patches

I want to start by mentioning my absolute favorite: Oakes Farm. We have been to their festivities the last six 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 racetrack. You also can’t beat their southern hospitality! You can see more from our previous trips here and here.

Echo Valley Corn Maze
915 Bethel Church Rd. Jefferson City, TN 37760
(865) 591-7343
Opening Day: Friday, 9/15/17
9/15/17-11/04/17 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: $15 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, 9/22/17
9/22/17-11/02/17 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.


Mayfield Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
257 Hwy 307 Athens, TN 37303
(423) 746-9859
Opening Day: Saturday, 9/23/17
9/23/17-10/31/17 Saturday 11:00AM-9:00PM, Sunday 1:00PM-7:00PM. See website for weekday hours.
General admission: adults $11, ages 2-10 $9, ages under 2 are free. Additional fee for pumpkins according to size. 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.


Oakes Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
8240 Corryton Rd. Corryton, TN 37721
(865) 688-6200
Opening Day: Saturday, 9/23/17 (half-priced admission all day on opening weekend!)
9/23/17-10/29/17 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 10/09/17 through Wednesday 10/11/17 from 12:00PM-7:00PM for Fall Break.*
General admission: ages 11+ and adults $11.95, 3-10 $9.95, ages 2 and under free. Add a pumpkin for $5.50. Credit cards are accepted.
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, 9/23/17
9/23/17-11/04/17 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 Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
199 Laurel Bluff Rd. Kingston, TN 37763
(865) 403-9335
Opening Day: Saturday, 9/23/17
9/23/17-10/29/17 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, corn maze 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, 9/29/17
9/29/17-10/31/17 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, inflatables, and more. See website for more details.


Deep Well Farm
9567 US 11E Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 803-4425
Opening Day: Saturday, 9/30/17
9/30/17-10/29/17 Thursday and Friday 1:00PM-6:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM-6:00PM. OPEN DURING FALL BREAK MONDAY 10/09/17 – WEDNESDAY 10/11/17 1:00PM-6:00PM.
General admission: $11.00 for all ages for corn maze, $11.00 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.


The Fruit and Berry Patch
4407 McCloud Rd. Knoxville, TN 37938
(865) 922-3779 or (865) 382-8654
Opening Day: 9/30/17. Check their Facebook page or call to hear their voicemail on exact crop-ready dates for pumpkins.
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00AM-7:00PM. Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM. Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM.
General Admission: Free wagon rides available on the weekends in October, weather permitting. Free corn maze. Pumpkin prices based on size, 40 cents a pound, minimum $3.
Come out to choose your very own pumpkin straight from the vine and run through the corn maze. You can also enjoy slushies, fried pies, donuts, jams, apples, honey and lots more on site too! See their Facebook page for more details. 


Haunted Trails

Dead Man’s Farm Haunted House
Deep Well Farm
9567 US 11E Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 803-4425
Opening Day: Friday, 9/29/17
9/29/17-10/31/17 Begins at 7:30PM. See website for exact days and times.
General admission: $20.00 for ages 12+. Cash or credit available. Under 12 years old not recommended. See website for additional offers.
Come experience an approximate 35-minute, interactive walk-through, and live performance. Psychologically designed to shock your senses, test your limits, and bring out your deepest fears! See website for details.


Zombie Hunters Paintball
Deep Well Farm
9567 US 11E Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 803-4425
Opening Day: Friday, 9/29/17
9/29/17-10/29/17 Begins at 7:30PM. See website for exact days and times.
General admission: $20.00. Cash or credit available. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. See website for additional offers.
This unique paintball experience, where you shoot but don’t get shot, is sweeping the nation and will have you begging for more. The Zombie Apocalypse has hit the farm; join us this fall in helping us save the farm against these “undead” intruders. Our Zombie Hunters Hayride is specially equipped with high power paintball guns and state of the art bullets filled with Zombie killing serum. Each team will be taken where the Zombies have overrun the farm. It is your job to help us keep them at bay until order can be restored. See website for details.


Mayfield Farms Haunted Trail
257 Hwy 307 Athens, TN 37303
(423) 746-9859
Opening Day: Saturday, 10/07/17
10/07/17, 10/14/17, 10/21/17, 10/28/17, 10/31/17.  Saturdays and Halloween, 7:30PM-11:00PM
General admission: $13


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


Family-friendly Halloween Festivities

Another favorite: Boo at the Zoo! This event combines the best of two worlds: zoo animals and 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!


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
2017 Fridays, 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 at 3:30PM
2017 Saturdays, 10/07, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 at 12:00PM and 3:30PM
2017 Sundays, 10/08, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 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!


Boo at the Zoo
Zoo Knoxville
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr. Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 637-5331
2017: Oct 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 5:30PM-8:00PM
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.


The Glow: A Jack O-Lantern Experience
Fontanel Nashville
4105 Whites Creek Pike Whites Creek, TN 37189
10/12/17-10/29/17
Thursdays 6:45PM-9:30PM CST
Fridays 6:45PM-10:00PM CST
Saturdays 6:45PM-10:00PM CST
Sundays 6:45PM-10:00PM CST
Admission: Ages 12 and up: $22. Children ages 3-12: $16
THE GLOW features an enchanting and unforgettable wonderland of more than 5,000 hand carved, illuminated pumpkins transformed into beautiful landscapes, iconic figures and larger than life jack o’ lantern structures. Stroll down Jack’s Lane with a fall beverage and marvel at the amazing details created by our talented artists! These glowing gourds are the perfect backdrop for a few fall photos too, so grab your camera and GLOW with us! See website for more details.


Trick or Treating in the Cave Cherokee Caverns
8524 Oak Ridge Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37931
2017 Dates TBA 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 Beasts at UT Gardens
2431 Joe Johnson Drive Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-7151
Saturday, 10/21/17 12:00PM-2:00PM
General admission: $6 for ages 12 and under. *Advanced registration required. Credit cards accepted.*
Activities include: food-free trick-or-treating, activity stations, bat education and more. See website for more details.


Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo
UT Gardens Knoxville
2518 Jacob Drive Knoxville, TN 37996
Sunday 10/22/17 1:00PM-5:00PM
UT Gardens is hosting the 4th annual Howl-O-Ween! There will be pet friendly vendors, rescue groups with adoptable pets, food truck, a pet food drive, and the always fun costume contest. Join us for this family fun afternoon!


Freaky Friday Fright Night
Mayor Bob Leonard Park
301 Watt Rd. Baseball Field 1 Farragut, TN 37934
Friday, 10/27/17 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 of Tennessee
2417 Reagan Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931
(865) 609-4030
Saturday, 10/28/17 2:00PM-6:00PM
For all ages/family friendly.
General admission: $10/carload.
Activities include: stall decorating contest, pony rides, petting zoo, games, a carousel and paint the pony. Kids will be able to trick or treat at each stall so don’t forget your candy buckets! Pets are not allowed. See their Facebook page for more details.


Pumpkin Fest
Pinnacle at Turkey Creek
11251 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, Tennessee 37934
Saturday, 10/28/17 4:00PM-7:00PM
General admission: FREE
Activities include: costume contests, magic shows, trick-or-treating, balloon twisting, face painting, kids crafts and MORE! See their Facebook page for more details.


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


From our family to yours,
wishing you a colorful fall and a howling Halloween!

**Please note the information included in this post was 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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2 Responses to Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Trick-or-Treating, Oh My! {2017}

  1. ET September 3, 2017 at 9:42 am #

    Add the Kyker farm in Sevierville. It is close to the exit.

    • Kara Williams September 3, 2017 at 10:31 am #

      Hello! We used to include their information but they were closed last year and there has not been any updated information for this year. Thank you for the suggestion!

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