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Fall fun includes corns mazes and pumpkin patches
By Jeaneane Payne
August 27, 2022

East Tennessee farms feature a wide variety
of fun, fall activities

Ocoee Valley Farms pumpkin patch
Image courtesy of Ocoee Valley Farms

Think Fall is only for leaf watchers? Think again! East Tennessee farms feature lots of great entertainment for people of all ages. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, and farm markets offer fun for everyone. Check out these fun farms in the East Tennessee area.

Ballinger Farm - open Friday, Sept. 17 - through Nov. 6, 2022
2738 Renfro Rd, Jefferson City, TN 37760

This maze isn’t for the faint of heart and is certainly fun to navigate. It’s no fun unless you get lost! Use your smartphone to help find your way out! You can even scan QR codes and play trivia to get you on the right path!

Ocoee Valley Farms - open Sept. 24 - October 30, 2022
1371 Hwy 64, Benton, TN 37307

This year’s maze theme is “Moo-ving on the River“. You will be on a Scavenger Hunt through this maze, and this year’s mystery is still a mystery — ha! There will be pre-printed game cards for you when you arrive. Answer the questions, find the pictures, and you will solve the mystery when you have conquered the maze. For lots more family fun, try your skills in the No Left Turn Maze, the Soybean Maze (for little kids), a Color Maze, and Spookley, the Square Pumpkin Maze.

Cleek Farms -
2233 Cleek Road, Kingsport, TN 37660

Explore, solve, and learn about agriculture as you navigate your way through 5+ acres of corn pathways.

corn mazes east tennessee
Image courtesy of Deep Well Farm

Deep Well Farm - Open September 26 - October 30, 2022
9567 U.S. 11 E, Lenoir City, TN

Acres and acres for safe distancing with plenty of fun and entertainment. Take wagon rides or enjoy a walking path to the Pumpkin Patch. There is playground equipment for the kids as well as plenty of pumpkins and a great corn maze. Farm animals include pigs, ducks, chickens, goats, geese, donkeys, and horses. New this year is a mega tube slide, gopher tunnel, pots and pans musical area, and rock climbing walls. There is much more, too, to experience at Deep Well Farm.

Echo Valley Corn Maze - Opens September 12 - November 8, 2022
915 Bethel Church Rd, Jefferson City, TN 37760

Echo Valley Corn Maze features 3 large corn mazes, a kid maze, hayrides, zip line, pumpkin picking, and corn shucking. A Discovery Barn has a petting zoo, two 60 ft tunnel slides, and a loft hay play area. A picnic area has grills available, and an evening bonfire tops off the evening. Refreshments are available.

corn mazes east tennessee
Image courtesy of Granddaddy's Farm

Granddaddy's Farm - Open September 18 - October 30, 2022
454 Highland Ridge Rd, Estill Springs, TN 37330

From a corn maze to a one hundred fifty foot long Landslide, Grandaddy’s Farm is an all day adventure. Grandaddy’s Farm is all day fun for the whole family. Find the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, catch a hayride, and find your way through the corn maze. Or enjoy our animal corral, pig races, and many more fun fall attractions. If you’re looking to make some delicious food from farm to table, you’re in luck! They sell lots of their favorite food in surplus in the fall market! Take home a big bag of kettle corn, a jug of apple cider (or apple cider slushies), a whole pumpkin pie, a dozen apple cider donuts, plus much more. You can also enjoy food on the premises. All of your fall decorating needs are right here on the farm. With over 30 varieties of mums, 50 varieties of pumpkins, winter squash and gourds, the farm has what you need to get your home or business looking great for the season. There is also an assortment of dried gourds for sale along with cornstalk bundles and straw bales to add to any colorful fall arrangement.

Hartman's Corn Maze
- Open September 16 - October 31, 2022
7941 Blue Springs Parkway, Mosheim TN

Spend the Fall Season wandering through Hartman’s eight acre corn maze. Filled with twists and turns, it won’t be an easy task to find your way out of this one! Featuring over three miles of trail, this corn maze was designed to assure guests get lost. There is a haunted maze and haunted hayride, along with zombie paintball hunting.

Kyker Farms Corn Maze - Open Sept. 24 - Oct. 30, 2022
938 Alder Branch Rd, Sevierville Tn 37876

corn maze kyker farms
Image by Kyker Farms

Kyker Farms Corn Maze has 5 mazes to keep you Kornfused, but that's not all. Kyker Farms is stock full of family fun for all ages including: Hayrides, pumpkin patch, tunnel slides, straw crawl, corn tub, swings, corn cob swing, corn hole, Kyker's Kritter and Educational Barn, Kyker's Korn Hopper (bouncing pillow), Bee Line (zip line), trike track, farm facts maze, haunted trail, zombie blasterz (zombie paintball adventure), bonfire sites, concessions.

maple lane farm
Image courtesy of Maple Lane Farm

Maple Lane Maze - open September 30 - October 31, 2022
126 Maple Ln, Greenback, TN 37742

In 1999 Maple Lane Farms began the first mega corn maze in Tennessee and is the oldest in the Southeast. You will be provided a corn compass so you don’t weather the maze in vane! It will help you navigate your way around so have NO fear in the Ear!

mayfield farm park
Image courtesy of Mayfield Farm Park

Mayfield Farm Park - open September 24 - October 30, 2022
257 Hwy 307 East, Athens, TN 37303

The Mayfield Farm Park offers 40 acres of fun. A corn maze, pumpkin patch, ziplines, life size Jenga, and kid-friendly haunt are just a few of the many things to keep both you and your family busy while at this farm. You can also experience hands on pumpkin picking in the farm grown patch!. Grown right on the farm, you and your family can pick the perfect pumpkin, straight off the vine.

Myers Farm - open September 24 - October 31, 2022
3415 Gap Creek Rd, Bulls Gap, TN 37711

Myers Farm features a 24-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, greenhouses, hayrides, and a farm market. Thousands of pumpkins, gourds, and squash decorate the Pumpkin Patch. East Tennessee's largest, most interactive corn maze. The market sells homemade pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread and other tasty items, including fudge. In the evening, roast hot dogs and marshmallows and s'mores over an open fire.

Oakes Farm - open September 24 - October 30, 2022
8240 Corryton Road, Corryton, TN 37721

The way this 8 acre maze is designed, you can spend as much, or as little, time as you like in the maze. If you’re up for finding all the checkpoints, and solving the Farm Scene Investigation, allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours. But if you’ve got little kids, with a shorter attention span, for instance…find as many checkpoints as you can, then when they get tired, you can leave the maze, and come back later if you like.

Stickley Farm - open October 1-30, 2022
531 Timbermill Private Drive, Bluff City, TN 37618

The corn maze will be new and exciting this year. Pumpkins will be available for purchase during the month of October. Weekend food specials include Smoked Pork, Smoked Chicken, Smoked Sliced Tenderloin, Smoked Bologna, Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Meatloaf and Smoked Sausages with Green Peppers and Onions (side dishes: Green beans, Mac N Cheese, Baked Beans and Slaw). For kids: Hot Dogs, Personal Pizza, Pretzels, BBQ Nachos, Nachos with Cheese, Chips and Ice Cream. During the weekdays, various Food Trucks / Vendors will be set up throughout the farm. ​ Kettle Corn, Funnel Cakes and Italian Ice will be available on most days.

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