A you-pick pumpkin patch, The Farmer in the Dell was named one of the "Top 25 Pumpkin Patches in Alabama You Need to Visit This Fall," by the Blog for Lifestyle and Travel.
The 20-acre farm has recently expanded their production space, doubling what was once used to grow pumpkins, sunflowers, run hayrides, house farm animals and more.
They have now dedicated 10 acres of farmland to grow pumpkins and sunflowers and to house activities for visitors. Plans are in place to continue expansion until all 20 acres are in use for visitors to pick pumpkins, sunflowers and play.
Part of the "charm of the farm" is the hayride the famers take guests on to the back of the farm where the pumpkins and sunflowers are located. Visitors are encouraged to stay for as long as they would like in the pumpkin area, and they will be taken back to the front entrance upon request.
Reservations are not necessary for small groups. Admission is $2 for guests 13 years of age or older. The admission fee includes a hayride, entrance into the sunflower field and pumpkin patch, interactions with farm animals and entrance into the play area.
Pumpkins vary by price and are priced by pound with a $3 minimum. The Farmer in the Dell Pumpkin Patch also offers guests the opportunity to purchase raw, local honey from farmers.
Farmer in the Dell also has a crop maze for those who are feeling rather adventurous. It is like a corn maze but shorter in height.
"We've plowed a maze through this really tall grass so it will be fun for all ages trying to make it out on the other side," the pumpkin patch's site says.
"This year we'll be bringing a whole new group to the farm, because at the end of every season our animals go to new loving homes so they can be cared for and make new friends. There is only one way to see who's new at the Pumpkin Patch and that's to come visit us[.]"
Family Fun Fridays are offered every Friday during the month of October. There will be visits from princesses, tailgates before home games, cowboys and cowgirls and an "Anything but Scary Farmer's Halloween." Most nights will include prize giveaways and special pricing on both pumpkins and featured products.
The farm asks that groups of 10 or more reference the group information page and make reservations for field trips, birthday parties and sorority and fraternity events.
The farm is open every Monday from 1-6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The farm is closed on Sundays.
The farm welcomes families and encourages them to take photos, but has special guidelines set up for professional photographers who wish to shoot in the pumpkin patch. More information on these guidelines can be found online at their website.
For more information on the pumpkin patch, its hours or activities, visit auburnpumpkinpatch.com or call at 334-750-3792.