Things to Do: Fall Activities Near Decatur, Alabama

fall activities near Decatur Alabama

October is here and so are these festive fall activities near Decatur, Alabama. Be sure to make your plans now so you don’t “fall” behind and miss all the seasonal fun! We’ve included the drive times from Summer Key to help with planning.

Hidden Rivers Farm

  • About: At this hidden gem, you’ll find the usual farm fun like pumpkins, a corn maze and friendly animals. But you’ll also find new fun this year! Climb the tire mountain, swing through the air or take a hike. You can do that and more including catching the football game at their tailgate tent—each weekend through October 31!
  • Location: 295 Goose Pond Road, Hartselle
  • Drive time from Summer Key: 15 minutes
  • Admission: $8 per person, free for children 2 and younger
  • Website: Click here

Panther Branch Pumpkin Patch

  • About: It’s “Pumpkins 4 Punkins” once again! This Saturday and next from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. find the perfect pumpkins, gigantic gourds, slides, swings, a kid’s zipline and plenty of photo ops at this 20-acre family farm. Plus, 100 percent of the proceeds help families adopt!
  • Location: 24874 Copeland Road, Athens
  • Drive time from Summer Key: 38 minutes
  • Admission: Free for all
  • Website: Click here

Punkin’ Pickin’ Extravaganza (Oct. 16 only)

  • About: Another cool thing to do on our list of fall activities near Decatur, Alabama, is the Punkin’ Pickin’ Extravaganza. Head to the North Alabama Railroad Museum to go picking like never before! Ride a train to Normal, Alabama, and pick your pumpkin.
  • Location: 694 Chase Road NE, Huntsville
  • Drive time from Summer Key: 44 minutes
  • Admission: $20 per person
  • Website: Click here

4D Farm

  • About: Have a day your family won’t soon forget with a trip to this action-packed farm! There’s a roller coaster, jumping pillow, tubing slide, zipline, gem mine, farm animals and so much more. Open now through October 31, Wednesdays through Sundays, and Saturday, November 6. Hours vary. Check the calendar here.
  • Location: 7182 County Road 703, Cullman
  • Drive time from Summer Key: 53 minutes
  • Admission: $14.95 for weekday passes at the gate, and $19.95 for weekend passes at the gate. Order online and save!
  • Website: Click here

The Belue Place Pumpkin Patch

  • About: Pick a pumpkin, get lost in the corn maze, stop by the petting zoo and more when you spend your Saturday or Sunday at The Beluce Place Pumpkin Patch now through October 31.
  • Location: 700 County Road 513, Lexington
  • Drive time from Summer Key: 1 hour, 4 minutes
  • Admission: $12 for pumpkin patch and corn maze admission
  • Website: Click here


It will be easy to embrace this festive season with these fun fall activities near Decatur, Alabama. Pick an October weekend and take a short drive for a day-long adventure. We can’t wait to see all the pumpkins, gourds and more that will deck out your Summer Key doorway soon!

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