Shirley Farms Pumpkin Barn, located in the Gratio community outside of Ridgely, is open again for another season of autumn fun. Residents who visit the farm may choose to run through a hay maze, pick out the perfect pumpkin, make friends with several varieties of farm animals and exotic pets, play on inflatables or playground equipment or enjoy a train ride.
As fall temperatures finally bring a brisk feeling to the air, youngsters from all over West Tennessee are gathering at the Pumpkin Barn at Shirley Farms to enjoy activities centered around autumn and the farm.
The Pumpkin Barn, located in the Gratio community outside of Ridgely, offers a maze of hay bales, several varieties of pumpkins, up-close views of farm and exotic animals, a playground, train and inflatable fun for children of all ages. The barn also holds a gift shop stocked full of fall accessories.
Students from First Baptist Church of Dyer were just one of the groups to tour the facility last week. The group spent the morning exploring the farm and followed up with lunch at a local McDonalds.
Ally and Libby Goad of Dyer stop to pick out a pumpkin at the end of their day at the Shirley Farms Pumpkin Barn. The girls attended the farm with the 3-year-old class from First Baptist Preschool of Dyer.
The farm is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., seven days a week until Oct. 31. The Pumpkin Barn's annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.