By Anna Robertson Ham
It is the time of year to decorate the home with autumn inspirations. Pumpkins, gourds, corn stacks, mums – everything that brings the feeling of fall into our homes. The Rainey family knows the importance of bringing that feeling to everyone who is getting ready for the holiday season. Ben Rainey and his wife Michelle along with Ben’s father, Pat, run Rainey’s Pumpkin Patch during the fall months, bringing Sumner County residents everything they could want for their festive, home decor. The patch is located right off Nashville Pike in Gallatin, making it convenient for everyone to shop.
The Rainey’s know how important it is to have family focused traditions, which is why their family wanted to bring the pumpkin patch and Christmas trees to the community. “Picking out a Christmas tree and carving pumpkins for Halloween have always been a part of family traditions for us,” explains Ben Rainey. “I wanted to have a place that families could come pick out their Christmas trees that felt like a true farm, but be more accessible for most. The goal was to always keep a traditional, family feel, almost as if you were on the farm, but we are right in the center of town. After a couple, successful years of Christmas trees and seeing the support we got from the community, it only made sense to have a pumpkin patch as well.”
Born and raised in Gallatin, Ben works hard to give his community something they can’t find everywhere else. “We strive for our focus to be on the family. We try to incorporate new activities every year that are exciting for families and children to come and participate in, but without the cost. We only charge for the products that we offer. Everything else is free, including a hay maze, surrey rides and our petting zoo. Families will bring their children back multiple times a season just to let them play in the hay maze, or now our hay pit. Family is what it is all about for us,” says Ben. “The best part is our customers and their families. We enjoy seeing our customers come back year after year. We set the pumpkin patch and the Christmas tree lot up to be a family tradition with a very traditional feel. Tradition is huge within our family, so it is nice to be able to contribute to other families’ traditions as well.”
You can visit Rainey’s Pumpkin Patch this month daily from 9am to 7pm. Their Christmas tree lot will open November 24th.
Rainey’s Pumpkin Patch
1355 Nashville Pike | Gallatin, TN 37066
615.294.9011 | facebook.com/raineyspumpkinpatch