While October is the prime month when farmers are in the fields to harvest, some farmers have a second job this fall with agritourism.
Between 40,000 visitors are expected to visit Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville, Tenn. between Labor Day and Halloween. Lucky Ladd takes a working farm and turns it into a family destination with 75 different activities.
“We encourage you to be a kid again,” said Amy Ladd, co-owner of the farm. “We try to make our attractions kid-friendly, no matter your age or size.”
Amy and her husband Jason bought the property in 2008, and sees this as an opportunity for those living in the city to “unplug” and enjoy the scenery around them.
More than 120 playful pets are the most popular attraction, making for the largest petting farm in Tennessee.
“Our biggest push is education,” said Amy. “I think most families are three or four generations removed from the farm. I, myself, come from one of those generations. It’s important to reconnect everybody and let them understand where their food and clothing comes from and how agriculture impacts their families every day