The farm is closed on Monday and Tuesday. We will reopen on Wednesday, October 5, from 9 am to 5 pm in our farm market, bakery and pumpkin patch. The fall activities will be open from 9 am to 2 pm.

It’s Time for U-Pick Strawberries at Southern Belle Farm!

It’s the best time of the year!! Strawberry Season has begun at Southern Belle Farm. We invite you to come out for the sweetest berries in the south and fun outdoor activities this spring & summer. We were very busy during U-pick last year and expecting to be just as busy helping people from all over make family traditions. Make your plans to visit us while our strawberries last and the weather is still mild. Keep reading to learn more about Spring on the Farm.

Strawberry Picking Hours

Picking has just begun, so we have the entire season ahead of us. The season typically ends sometime in early summer and that all depends on berry availability and the weather. If you’re new to strawberry picking at Southern Belle Farm, you’re in for a treat! Our U-Pick fields are an easy, fun activity to do with friends and family. In short, we provide you with a gallon-sized bucket to fill to the brim with sweet, ripe strawberries grown right here on our farm. All you have to do is come out, pick as many berries as you desire, and have a fun, relaxing time in the country. And, the fun doesn’t stop there. We have 20+ outdoor attractions ranging from jumping pillows to giant slides to friendly barnyard animals. But more on activities later! Before planning your visit, see our hours below:

Spring Strawberry Picking Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: 1pm-5pm
    ** as long as we have ripe fruit!

*Please note that we will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day.

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Spring Outdoor Activities

Before or after picking strawberries, stay a while and have some fun on the farm! Our activities are always a hit with families with kids of all ages so we just had to include them in our spring season. If you are a long-time fan of Southern Belle Farm, you may remember a time when we did not do activities in the spring. We want to make sure you’re aware that they will be available this time! We know everyone has been itching to get out of the house to enjoy the spring weather and we can’t think of a better way. See below for spring activity hours & pricing:

Spring Activity Hours: April 4th – May 29th

  • Wednesday – Friday: 9am-3pm
  • Saturdays: 10am-5pm
  • Sundays: 1-5pm

*Please note that we will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day.

Activity Prices:

Activity Admission Charge:

  • Weekday Spring Activity Admission: $11.95
  • Weekend Spring Activity Admission: $14.95
  • Spring Break Activity Admission: $14.95

Activity Season Pass: $25.95

Activities include:

  • Belle’s Barnstormer
  • Pedal Karts
  • Jumping Pillows
  • Cow Train
  • Belle’s Barn
  • Belle’s Barnyard
  • Tube Slide
  • Gem Mining (additional charge – more details below)
  • And More!

Gem Mining Details:

Small Mining: $7.95

  • Prospector Bag – 2 lb bag yields about 3 oz of gemstones.
  • Fossil Find Bag – 3 lb bag yields about 4 oz of fossil mix including sharks teeth
  • Arrowhead Bag – 3 lb bag yields about 7 stone arrowheads.

Medium Mining: $13.95

  • Lucky Strike Bag – 5 lb bag yields about 9oz of gemstones.
  • Fossil Dig Bag – 5 lb bag yields about 8 oz of fossil mix including sharks teeth.

Large Mining: $29.95

  • MotherLode Bag – 10 lb bag yields about 10 oz gems, 4 oz fossils, ½ oz sharks teeth, 2 arrowheads, 1 large amethyst

Small and Medium Mining includes one screen box to use at the sluice. These must be returned when finished mining. You may rent an additional box for $1 per box.

Large Mining includes two screen boxes to use at the sluice. These must be returned when finished mining. You may rent an additional box for $1 per box.

2 boys playing at a gem mining activity

Father and son sitting at the top of giant slide

Photo Credit: Grace ArdeleanA family laughing on a cow train

Photo Credit: @thesanchezfive on InstagramA girl feeding a goat

Photo Credit: itzayana0109 on InstagramSouthern Belle Farm Fall Slide

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Photo Credit: Jesse Hinson

Photo Credit: Michael Angelo

Visit the Country Market & Bakery

Strawberry picking and outdoor activities are the best but our Country Market & Bakery sweetens the deal! We’ve got everything from fresh-picked produce to homemade ice cream at the market. Plus, we’ll have our very popular strawberry cobbler and shortcake as the star of the bakery during the spring season. Other market items include jarred jellies and preserves, local honey, ciders, pickled goods, and Georgia-made items just to list a few! Come stock up on your favorites. You do not need to pick strawberries or buy an activities ticket to visit the market. Just stop by and shop!

Spring Market Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: 1pm-5pm
display of dried foods
hand holding a strawberry slushie

We are so excited for another amazing U-Pick Strawberry season! If you have more questions about our farm, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you don’t already, follow us on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook so you can stay up to date. We’ll see you this week for strawberry picking and making fun memories at Southern Belle Farm!


Thank you for reading! And don’t forget to tag us during your visit so we can feature you on our next blog. Before your visit to Southern Belle Farm, check the top grey bar on our website homepage for hours and farm updates or feel free to give us a call at 770.288.2582. Find our farm at this address: 1658 Turner Church Road, McDonough, Georgia, 30252. We look forward to seeing you real soon!