Tuscaloosa Barnyard Begins Fall Festivities

Tuscaloosa Barnyard

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Karris Harmon

The Tuscaloosa Barnyard is a hands-on petting farm that is open year-round and likes to put on seasonal events.

This year they have a pumpkin patch and many other activities.

The owner of the farm, Kami Combs, said her family started the Barnyard in 2007.

“When our kids were smaller, we decided to collect a few animals here and there,” said Combs. Later they all agreed to build a farm for other people to come visit.

Combs said the barn was originally created to educate children.

“We were gonna teach and show kids fun things at the farm, while learning about the farm,” said Combs.

The Barnyard’s main fall attraction is the pumpkin patch. The pumpkins come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.

The Barnyard offers more than just the pumpkin patch. They have hayrides, pillow jumping, a petting zoo, a cow train, pony rides, and other interactive activities.

Combs said they just recently added a new attraction.

“Our newest attraction that we added this year is “To Learn To Drive a Tractor,” said Combs. “We’re really excited about that. A lot of kids and adults have had a really good time going that. If you ever wanted to drive a tractor, now is the time!”

The Tuscaloosa Barnyard’s pumpkin patch hours are Friday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

They will stop selling pumpkins Oct. 31, but the farm will remain open for the remainder of the year.

For more information, visit their website at http://www.tuscaloosabarnyard.com.

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