By Vanessa Poulson
For the Opelika
The Rocky Top Pumpkin Patch in Salem will be open again for its second year from Oct. 3-28.
This year’s admission to the pumpkin patch includes rides on a hay wagon, “Little Rocky Top Train,” petting barn, inflatable bouncy houses, mini zip line, duck races, corn crib, hay bale mountain, “Little Boots” rodeo area, bubble trough, giant yard games, tug-o-war, “Little Tots Hay Hill,” “Bluegrass Barn” and several photo opportunities. There will also be a concession stand with a variety of different vendors like the Opelika Farmer’s Market, Triple J Farms of Opelika, Laurie’s Gourmet Apples, and O Town Ice Cream. Cook Farm will also offer hand led pony rides for $5.
This year, Rocky Top is partnering with the Lee County Humane Society, the Macon County Humane Society and Animal Health Center Shelter of Opelika to come out for animal adoption days. The specific adoption days will be listed on the Rocky Top website rockytoppumpkinpatch.com, as well as information about events like weekday school and field trips, daycare, church trips and birthday parties, which are available by reservation only.
“To me, the best part about the patch is family and friends being able to come out to the country to enjoy some good old fashion fun and getting to experience things that only a country or farm setting can provide, like a hayride and playing in a corn crib,” said Jan Lawrence of Rocky Top. “We offer activities not just for small children but for adults as well.”
Admission costs $12, those ages two and under are free and those 65 years and over is $7. Rocky Top Pumpkin Patch is open on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sundays.
For more information, visit either www.rockytoppumpkinpatch.com or www.thefarmatrockytop.com or call 334-559-5567. The venue is located at 2910 County Road 145 in Salem.