Burt’s Farm, Autumn Pumpkins in the Mountains
Every year since my kids were little we have made the trip to Dawsonville to Burt’s Farm. It has become a tradition that my kids, my husband and I look forward to every Autumn. As my family has gotten older I have begun to appreciate the traditions that we have each year.
Nestled in the hills of Dawsonville , Ga, Burt’s Farm has become a fall tradition for many families. It’s fun to look around and watch the little kids wandering through these giant pumpkins sticky and happy with pumpkin roll, while moms are desperately trying to get that one perfect picture of their little one in the pumpkin patch. Even now I get many eye-rolls from my teens as I try to add another pumpkin patch picture to our album.
The first thing you have to do at Burt’s is the hay-ride. Don’t let the line fool ya, it’s fast and a long line means it s good. You sit in a mess of hay as you are pulled by a John Deer two miles through the pumpkin patch and beautiful mountain scenery. Your even treated to a great show by Autumn and Gourdy; animated pumpkins. The hay-ride take you through a covered bridge and towards the end of the ride you get a glimpse of Amicalola Falls, the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.
Grab your wheel barrel because now were off to find that giant pumpkin. It’s not an easy task as the are thousands to choose from. Make sure to visit the gourd house and grab your gourds for that perfect table setting or many different types of squash to serve at that dinner table. They even have dried gourds if you’re in a crafting kinda mood.
Our last stop is the general store. Burt’s has wonderful fall decorations both Halloween and Thanksgiving. Grab ya a cute t-shirt to. But the best part is their shelves of jellies and relishes that will make ya wanna pop the can right there. They even have naturally farmed honey. And no trip to the pumpkin patch would be complete if ya didn’t get some pie! Get it by the slice or the entire pie maybe even some pumpkin rolls for the road.
We will continue our fall tradition to Burt’s Farm for many more years and will hopefully become a tradition for our next generation. If you’re in this area during the fall season, you must try Burt’s Farm.
What are Your Fall Traditions………