- Amusement & Attractions / Entertainment / Recreation
In 1996, with 15 acres of pumpkins, Tate Farms Cotton Pickin' Pumpkins, a fall farm agritainment business was introduced. The name was chosen carefully to reflect the family agricultural heritage. Plans were made to attract school children to acquaint them with the rural lifestyle and promote agriculture. The Tate family wanted children to see for themselves how the food they eat is grown and how the cotton they wear as clothes begins on a plant.