Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.
U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.
Agricultural tourism operations provide a bridge between urban and rural dwellers.
Agri-tourism is one alternative for improving the incomes and potential economic viability of small farms and rural communities. Some forms of agri-tourism enterprises are well developed in Alabama, including fairs, festivals, etc. Other possibilities still offer potential development.
*This agritourism information is provided solely as a convenience to you, and should not be viewed as an endorsement of these agritourism operations.