With September upon us, it’s time for the weather to start cooling down and for the fun fall activities that the whole family looks forward to all year long. Dawson County is full of fall attractions, and several of the county’s most popular attractions are set to open this week and next. Here are some of the important details to know so you can start planning your fall trips.
Burt’s Pumpkin Farm — 5 Burt's Pumpkin Farm Road, Dawsonville, 30534
Burt’s Pumpkin Farm opens for pumpkin season on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Burt’s boasts a large pumpkin farm with a wide selection of pumpkins, hay rides through the farm and a country store with baked goods and fall decorations.
The pumpkin patch and store will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day in September and October and hayrides will be open on weekends through Sept. 15 and every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. after Sept. 15.
From Nov. 1 through Nov. 10, the pumpkin patch and store will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with November hayride hours to be announced.
Admission to Burt’s Pumpkin Farm and parking is free. Hayride tickets are $6 per person, with free hayride admission for children two and under. Pets and firearms are not allowed at the attraction.
For more information on Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, go to https://www.burtsfarm.com/ or follow the attraction on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Burts-Pumpkin-Farm-153437540941/.
Fausett Farms Sunflowers — 11336 GA-136, Dawsonville, 30534
Fausett Farms is set to open its sunflower fields on Friday, Sept. 3. Just around the corner from Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, Fausett Farms offers hundreds of thousands of beautiful sunflowers for visitors to wander through and take pictures in.
The sunflower farm will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day of the week, unless the weather is unsuitable for the attraction to be open.
Entry to the sunflower field is $5 per person, with free admission for children under five-years-old. Professional photographers can book sessions at the field for $35 per session. Flowers are on sale for $2 each. Dogs on a leash are welcome to visit the field with their owners.
Uncle Shucks Corn Maze — 125 Bannister Road, Dawsonville, 30534
Uncle Shucks Corn Maze will open for its 2021 season on Saturday, Sept. 11.
The attraction, going into its 20th season of operation, offers a 15-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, jumpy pad, corn cannon, wagon rides, goat walk, bonfire with marshmallows, kiddie maze, tire mountain, gem mining and refreshments for purchase, as well as a haunted trail through the corn that will be open every Friday and Saturday night in the month of October.
Uncle Shucks’ September hours are Fridays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
October hours are Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
November hours are Fridays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets to the regular corn maze are $15, tickets to the haunted trail are $20, and combo tickets for both are $25.