That’s right, it’s fall festival season on Huckleberry Trail Farm. Siler City’s premier source for all things fall, you are a short drive away from hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, slingshots and much more. Line your stoop with rows of Chatham County-grown pumpkins from the 2021 Huckleberry Trail Farm Fall Festival. Open to the public every weekend until Sunday, October 31, there is more than enough time left for you and your loved ones to take fall festivities to the next level. Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Before you go, reserve two to three hours of your day to get the most of your experience on the farm.
What to Expect:
There’s nothing like getting lost in a corn maze… but not too lost, don’t worry. Their renowned corn maze is a must-see on your agenda at Huckleberry Trail Farm, with 4.5 acres of stalks to explore and challenge your directional skills. You have a choice between the five-station or 10-station challenge, taking breaks as often as you please. Each group enters the maze carrying a flag, so give it a wave if you need a hint from a farmhand.
Of course, their most classic fall offering is the pumpkin patch. Some are large, some are small, some are oddly-shaped, you get to pick! You may be in the market for that standard, carving jack-o’-lantern or a bumpy, unique gourd. No matter what they look like, they all make the same, tasty pumpkin pie.
Last, but certainly not least, hop on for a hayride to the pumpkin and cotton patch on the Great Pumpkin, Huckleberry Trail Farm’s signature Kubota tractor. There’s no better way to ride in style, cruising the Old Wagon Trail that runs along the edge of the farm’s property. It’s the very same trail that led settlers out west in the 1800s, so be on the lookout for the ruts of wagon wheels. Huckleberry Trail Farm has ensured the ride’s accessibility and safety for riders with its low clearance, high siding and locking gate.
The health and safety of all farm visitors and employees is of the utmost importance to Huckleberry Trail Farm. Not only has the cow milk been disinfected, but the water for the duck races has been purified and the restroom facilities are deep-cleaned on a regular basis. Social distancing and the wearing of masks at gathering points is enforced. To reduce contact, tickets are available for purchase online, scales are provided for guests to weigh their own pumpkins and double-wide paths have been installed in the corn maze.
Hand-washing stations are easily accessible throughout the property and disinfecting spray is available for cleaning pumpkin wagon handles. Employees are well-versed in COVID-19 protocols and CDC recommendations. Prior to visiting, check that the temperature of all party members is below 100.4 degrees. As you explore the farm, keep social distancing in mind when picking pumpkins, waiting in lines or navigating the corn maze.
They’ve provided all the ingredients for a clean, safe, fun day on the farm. All you have to do is purchase your ticket! Tickets are available for purchase online or at the door. Guests with online ticket purchases can enter using the express line. Admission covers the price of the hayride, old-timey games, the corn maze and more. Admission prices are as follows:
- Adults (12 and over) – $10.00
- Young ‘uns (3-11 years old) – $8.00
- Older Folk (65+) – $8.00
- Military, First Responders and Teachers – $8.00
Pumpkins, fall decorations, refreshments and merchandise are sold separately from the price of admission. Virtual coupons are available through Huckleberry Trail Farm’s generous sponsors.
- October 16-17 (Scout Weekend): Sponsored by The Sycamore, all scouts, troops, tribes and leaders in uniforms, vests or T-shirts will receive a reduced admission price of $7.
- October 23-24 (School Pride Weekend): Receive $1 off admission for each guest who wears something representing their favorite school This discount does not apply to online purchases.
- October 29 (Open Field Trip Day): From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Huckleberry Trail Farm offers a reduced admission price of $8.50 and a free small pumpkin for the first 100 visitors. Full access to the farm will be available, including the corn maze, pumpkin patch, games and cotton picking, with the exclusion of the hayride. A picnic area will be reserved onsite for guests to enjoy their lunches.
- Guests are also invited to take part in Becky and Tom’s Scavenger Hunt on Open Field Trip Day, finding items on the farm and learning about the farm too!