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Pumpkin patch to offer family thrills, chills

One-year-old Brock Mayhew took part in Mark’s Melon Patch fun last season near Sasser.

One-year-old Brock Mayhew took part in Mark’s Melon Patch fun last season near Sasser.

ALBANY — Mark’s Melon Patch near Sasser is offering a wide range of family fun activities during October located in Sasser.

The melon patch will offer a variety of fun activities such as hay rides, face painting and thousands of pumpkins. Also new this year will be their corn pit and cotton pit. They are also offering a corn jump castle and spooky barn hay maze.

Traditional fun will include the giant pumpkin jump castle, spooky trail, the corn cannon, Billy Joe the Talking Scarecrow, pumpkins playground and dunking booth.

Mark’s will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, call (229) 698-4750.

FALL FUN

Oct. 6 & 7, church family weekend, gospel music, Billy Ryals & Southern Joy, face painting, hay rides. All events from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Oct. 13 & 14, country music weekend, music by Michael Everson and Bubba Hall, sunflowers in full bloom, face painting and hay rides. All events from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Oct. 20 & 21, family festival weekend, music by Bill Harrell and Matt Casey, jump castles, spooky trail, playground, dunking booth, face painting, hay rides and hay maze.

Oct. 27 & 28, family Halloween weekend, music by Bill Harrell & Bubba Hall, jump castles, spooky trail, playground, dunking booth, face painting, hay rides and hay maze.

Oct, 24, 25, 26 & 27, special fun in the dark hayrides beginning at 9 p.m. This is an opportunity to see 100 candle lit jack-o-lanterns and take a hay ride.