I visited Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, Ga at the beginning of Fall last year. What a amazing experience. We taste-tested strawberry ice cream (OMG yum!), watched a pig race and explored the family fun on the farm. Southern Belle Farm in Henry County is one of the great family-owned farm in Ga, reaching back three generations!
I was amazed to learn about the 40+ activities offered here, so bring the family! There is fresh produce at the Country Market, the berry patch, barnyard animals, pig races (one of my favorites), a corn maze in the fall, and so much more on this 330-acre working farm.
I’m anxious to visit in every season, and I want you to go, too, so here is a look at what you can expect, no matter what the season, plus a little video we put together from our visits.
Southern Belle Farm : Four seasons of farm fun
Strawberry picking in Spring
Have you tried the strawberry ice cream at Southern Belle Farm? There is no doubt that it is the best strawberry goodness I have ever put in my mouth! From about April to June, you can explore the 7-acre berry patch of Southern Belle for some of the best strawberry picking in McDonough, Ga. Take home berries, recipes and other farm goodies.
In addition to u- pick strawberries, you’ll see chickens, donkeys, cows and calves, goats, horses and more. On weekends, enjoy other activities like Belle’s Barn, Jumping Pillow, Cow Train, Pedal Cars and a Hayride.
Blueberry and blackberry U-pick in Summer
You pick the prize berries on 2-acres of vines and bushes. You can also check out the Farm Stand full of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and other delicious veggies. Enjoy the same animal and farm activities in summer as you did in Spring. One of my favorite little known activities is the kindness garden. Pick your own sunflowers and zinneas for free – and pass on that kindness to someone else.
Pumpkin picking, corn mazes and pig races in Fall
Fall is a special time at Southern Belle Farm, with 2-acres set aside for the Southern Belle pumpkin patch, 4-acres of corn maze and a host of other exciting ways to welcome in the cooler days of fall. Fall season runs from mid-September to early November.
The Southern Belle Farm corn maze changes yearly, with multiple levels of difficulty. Those who want the ultimate challenge can bring their flashlights for a romp after sundown.
If you really want to create a memorable fall moment for the family, rent one of the fire pits on the farmland. You pay a fee for the rolling campfire…bring your own hotdogs and s’mores, or pay a small additional fee for Southern Belle Farm to bring the picnic to you.
Christmas tree farm excitement in Winter
Have you ever skipped Home Depot or Walmart, and picked a Christmas tree from a farm before? It’s magical…it just adds a new dimension to the holiday experience. Head to Southern Belle Farm and select from the fresh-picked Frasier Fir Christmas trees. They help you shake it and bale it for the ride home. You can also pick out wreaths and greenery, try a few homemade cookies and listen to carolers.
On weekends guests can visit with Santa. Bring your camera for photos and save time for a hayride. Visits to the farm are free, but some activities (like the Jumping Pillow, the funny Cow Train and Pedal Carts) are a nominal fee. Ask about the Winter FunPass to save!
No Matter When You Visit Southern Belle Farms
Farm Admission includes: Cornfield maze(s), a Hayride over the 330-acre farm, the Cow Train ride, Corn Cannon – 3 shots, Jumping Pillow, Racing Pedal Carts, Giant Tunnel Slide, Kiddie Korral, Corn Box, Rubber Duck Races, meeting Barnyard Animals, Goat Walk and (my favorite!!!) ….Pig Races.
The Country Market is a must stop for fresh produce and my favorite, MiMi’s Bakery, oh I can just smell the cakes baking! My son raves about Southern Belle’s strawberry preserves, and other jams. They also have delicious cider. My husband always comes away with a bag of the kettle corn too.
Birthday Parties at Southern Belle Farms
Can’t get enough of the farm? They also have birthday parties. How much fun would it be to pet the animals, ride on the tractor and bounce on the jumping pillow for your birthday. And let’s not forget all the kids at heart, I mean it would be pretty awesome to do a little wagering on the pig races for an adult gathering don’t you think? Southern Belle Farms is also available as an event venue.
Southern Belle Farm Hours
Farm hours vary based on the season so it’s best to call before you head out. We’ve even given you Southern Belle Farms phone number below.
Where is Southern Belle Farm?
1658 Turner Church Rd | McDonough, GA 30252
Phone: (770) 288-2582
After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.
Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.