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Fun Around Oxford: Fall Day Trips for the Weekend

outono 7Changes occur as fall enters. Orange, yellow and brown color the outside world, the temperature cools, there are shorter days with less sunlight and the secret excitement of women for new fashion trends follow.

As you walk outside, the air is engrossed with the fresh scent of leaves that have fallen to the ground. Food companies highlight new additions to their menus by accompanying the plague of “basics”- pumpkin flavor for everything digestible.

Imprinted in our minds by childhood memories, you can’t forget fun activities that follow the fall season –pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, haunted houses, pumpkin carving and caramel apples.

There aren’t places that offer this kind of thing in Oxford, but on away game weekends you can take a small trip outside of town and enjoy a few pumpkin patches that offer some of these activities!

Cedar Hills Farm website

Cedar Hill Farm: Located in Mississippi itself, Cedar Hill Farm is a close option to enjoy some fall fun. They have train rides, already picked pumpkins to choose from, a corn maze, straw/ hay bale mazes, zombie paintball, haunted hayrides, a haunted trail, pig races, a petting zoo, face painting and a fresh farmers market. You can’t go wrong when there is so much to choose from. Their farm appeals to everyone.
Address: 008 Love Rd, Hernando, MS 38632

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Toms Farm website

Toms Farm: Toms farm is another close option to Oxford. It is a memorable stop for friends and families. They offer an eight-acre corn maze, and during the last two weeks of October, it becomes a haunted corn maze! There are wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, bonfire pits, a children’s playground, fall décor and more! You’ll want to check out all the fun they have to offer.
Address: 1665 Murrell Road, Rossville, TN

Falcon Ridge Farm website

 Falcon Ridge Farm: With Falcon Ridge Farm being family owned, you will not be disappointed. They offer a HUGE assortment of fun for everyone. There is a pumpkin patch where you’re able to pick from the field, or choose a pumpkin that has already been gathered. They offer a corn maze, straw/hay bale maze, child-sized hay bale maze, hayrides, haunted hayrides, a gift shop, snacks, pony rides, a picnic area and a petting zoo.
 Address: 22630 Highway 18 North, Toone, TN 38381

Rushing Pumpkin Patch on Facebook

Rushing Pumpkin Patch: There is a small admission of $8 dollars per person to have fun. Ages 2 and under get in for free. At Rushing Pumpkin Patch you are able to pick your own pumpkins. They have hayrides, a farmers market, concessions and farm animals.
 Address: 6105 Roby Rd, Enville, TN 38332


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Jones Orchard website

Jones Orchard: Rated 5 out of 5 stars on Yelp, Jones Orchard is an apple orchard where you’re able to pick your own fruit, including peaches. They have fun fall events such as corn mazes, hayrides and a pumpkin patch. If you’re in for a little fright, they also have a haunted attraction as well.
Address: 6824 Big Creek Church Rd. Millington, TN 38053
Corn Maze Address: 6880 Singleton Pkwy. Millington, TN 38053

Marissa Caputo is a reporter for HottyToddy.com. Email her at macaputo@go.olemiss.edu

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