A 100-foot slide will be one of the many new attractions this year as Cedarwood Pumpkin Patch prepares to launch its 21st season next weekend.
The festivities get under way Saturday, Sept. 25 and run through Oct. 31 at the famous Warren County attraction located at 2900 Old Nashville Highway near Centertown School.
The pumpkin patch will be open to the public with hours Thursday thru Saturday. Among the many popular attractions, there's a corn maze, a hay maze, a hay climb, a huge jumping pad, a petting zoo, and the newly installed giant slide.
As always, all visitors get to go home with their very own pumpkin.
"It's been loads of fun and we've really enjoyed doing this throughout the years," said owner Buddy Patterson.
His son Luke is handling much of the organizing this year. Luke says live music is on the schedule for nearly every Saturday and nighttime bonfires always generate excitement. Luke says they've added more pavilions and more bathrooms this year to better the experience.
"We get excited for this time of year," said Luke. "We do a lot of work year-round to make this the best place it can be."
Hayrides won't be offered this year because of the ongoing pandemic.
"There's really no way to keep people separated on a hayride," said Luke. "This will be the second year we haven't been able to offer that."
Even without the hayride, there's still fun around every corner at Cedarwood Pumpkin Patch. There's a general store for all your fall decorating needs and plenty of pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, straw bales, and mums. Be sure to have your cellphone handy because there are plenty of photo opportunities for the kids.
Cedarwood also has a kitchen that features chicken strips, corndogs, BBQ and homemade desserts.
Admission is $11 for children ages 3-10. The cost is $13 for those 11 and over. Babies 2 and under are admitted free.