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Continuing with our fall kickoff week filled with crafts, food, and fall events, we move to a central part of the fall festivities-pumpkin picking! Pumpkins have become an integral part of the American fall experience. For those who live in climates where pumpkins readily grow, it has been a core fall activity to flock to the countryside and pick out a variety of pumpkins and gourds. The large variety is essential for baking, carving, and of course decorating!

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This year we ventured to Burt’s Farm to get our slew of pumpkins, as well as some little Indian corn. Burt’s Farm is right next to Amicalola Falls State Park, in Dawsonville, GA, which is a little over an hour north of Atlanta. The farm is a family-run business and has a general store with home baked goods, decorations, and other trinkets, as well as a fish feed, hayride, and a vast selection of pumpkins and gourds.

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The hayride was a twenty minute ride in the rural Georgia mountains. Throughout the two mile trail there were cute little exhibits set-up that added to the whimsical fun. Typically at pumpkin patches and orchards you simply take a wagon, however, Burt’s Farm allowed you a wagon full of hay exploring the mountains and countryside, even including a creek crossing. After our wagon ride we grabbed a wheelbarrow and picked out a variety of pumpkins to decorate the house with. We also grabbed a small bundle of Indian corn to complete our fall decorations.

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Burt’s Farm is not overly large, but has several activities that definitely get you excited for the fall season. We both enjoyed our time exploring the Georgia mountainside in our bumpy hay filled wagon and our wheelbarrow filled with pumpkins.