Activities & Admission

A day at the McDonald Farm is full of activities! From navigating a corn maze to visiting a pumpkin patch to petting a goat to taking a hayride, you and your family will leave with plenty of wonderful memories. With so much to do, most visitors spend at least two or three hours at the Farm, so we recommend arriving early!

Admission is $12.50 per person, and children two years old and under are admitted free. Group pricing of $11 per person is available for groups of 25 people or more. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit and debit cards.



Admission includes all of the fun activities listed below, unless otherwise noted.

Your Support

Founded in 1821, the McDonald Farm in Sale Creek is one of Tennessee’s oldest family farms. In the early 1800’s, many Americans lived on small family farms, but today agriculture has become dominated by industrial farms owned by large corporations. Each week, over 300 small family farms go out of business. All of the funds raised help preserve and maintain the McDonald Farm for future generations to enjoy. We sincerely appreciate your support.


Included with Admission

Pumpkin Patch

Take a hayride through acres of corn and soybean fields to a hidden pumpkin patch!

Hay Rides

Ride along on a bale of hay through acres of corn and soybean fields, over the river, and through the woods.

Hay Maze

Have fun running through the acre-sized hay bale maze! Perfect for younger navigators.

Corn Maze

Find your way through our 4-acre corn maze, with images of a tractor, barnyard animals, and the big barn visible from above. It’s tougher than the Hay Maze, so don’t get lost!

Big & Little Critter Barns

Newborn goats and calves, pet-ably friendly chickens, a miniature horse, a draft horse, a sheep, a bunny, an ox, and more.

Farm Life Experience

Farm Life Experience

Learn more about how farms work to get food on your table by helping with an interactive farm and barnyard experience.

Corn Crib

Imagine a giant sandbox filled with corn kernels. Need we say more?

Giant Slides

Climb up into the hayloft and slide down into the hay bales!

Uncle Ben’s Wagon RideWagon Ride

Let your little one take a tour of the farm grounds on a train of kiddy-sized saddles!

The Barnyard 500

Pedal tractors. Racers start your engines!

Bouncy Ponies

Bounce around on our inflatable ponies. Just like the real thing!


Pumpkin Checkers

Your move! Try the Old McDonald Farm’s take on the classic board game.



Extra Charge (but lots of fun!)

Gem Mining ($4.50 – $19)

Sift through your bag or bucket of dirt in our water flume to find precious gems — will you strike it rich? You get to take all the gems you find home with you in a complimentary McDonald Farm gem bag. Prices vary by type of gem bag.

Cow Coaster ($2)


Take a ride on Old McDonald’s Farm very own “roller-coaster”!



Pumpkin Slingshot (3 shots for $1)PumpkinSlingShot

Test your aim with our pumpkin slingshot! Three tries to hit a variety of targets downrange.

Food & Drink at the Calf-A

Picnic TablesEnjoy BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, ice cream, fried pies, and refreshments in our shaded picnic table area (you won’t believe how good the lemonade tastes!).


Gift Shop

Take a piece of the McD_Farm_LemonadeFarm home with you. We have delicious homemade products, McDonald Farm souvenirs, and other wonderful gifts to commemorate your visit to the Farm.