Still Family Farm opens to public Saturday
by Sally Litchfield
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People make their way over to the corn mazes as ‘Poe the Crow’ stands in the foreground during a sneak peek at the Still Family Farm’s ‘Corn on the Cobb’ in Powder Springs on Aug. 24. ‘Corn on the Cobb,’ an 11-acre fall attraction, opens Saturday and runs through October. <br>Staff/C.B. Schmelter
People make their way over to the corn mazes as ‘Poe the Crow’ stands in the foreground during a sneak peek at the Still Family Farm’s ‘Corn on the Cobb’ in Powder Springs on Aug. 24. ‘Corn on the Cobb,’ an 11-acre fall attraction, opens Saturday and runs through October.
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Three-year-old Reese Gifford runs out of the Popcorn Maze at the Still Family Farm’s ‘Corn on the Cobb.’ The Popcorn Maze is a corn maze for children.
Three-year-old Reese Gifford runs out of the Popcorn Maze at the Still Family Farm’s ‘Corn on the Cobb.’ The Popcorn Maze is a corn maze for children.
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Brothers Colin McGraw, 3, and Liam, 6, pump water to race rubber ducks at the Pump Duck Race.
Brothers Colin McGraw, 3, and Liam, 6, pump water to race rubber ducks at the Pump Duck Race.
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Memories are waiting to be made at the Still Family Farm in Powder Springs when Corn on the Cobb, an 11-acre fall attraction, opens Saturday.

“Corn on the Cobb is only open to the public in the fall. It’s our harvest time attraction. We invite everyone to come and make their family memories with us just like we do when we’re here,” said Leslie Still Oubre.

The event features a four-acre Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Kiddie Zip Watch, Kiddie Climb slide, Pump Duck Races, Popcorn Maze, Hayrides, Heirloom Tractor Display and more.

Corn on the Cobb is open through October on Fridays from 3 p.m. until dusk; Saturdays 10 a.m. until dusk; and Sundays 10 a.m. until dusk.

“It’s like a fall festival,” said Oubre, a Cobb County native who graduated from McEachern High School in 1995. She is a resident of Cherokee County. Oubre and her husband, Michael, have one son Jonah, 10.

Corn on the Cobb is a wonderful opportunity to forget about everyday life.

“It’s a peaceful setting. It really allows people to get back to their roots, the history and the soil here in Cobb County, the things that really ground us. You can get away from the distractions of regular life and be calm with your family and friends and come to a place where we don’t have stress,” she said.

Still Family Farm was originally acquired by “Grandpa Moon” in the third land grant of Georgia in 1827. With the addition of acres, the home place was known as “Moon Plantation.” Through the years, the owners have changed and parcels have been bought and sold but the land has remained in the same family line.

“The land has been handed down through the women and with every generation the name has changed. It hasn’t always been Still, but we are raising the eighth generation,” Oubre said.

Oubre and her cousins, Jeff Still and Stephanie Still Davis, are the next stewards of the land. Jeff and his wife, Hope, live on the farm with their son, Grant. Stephanie and her husband, Josh Davis, have two children, Olivia and Max, and live in Powder Springs.

Corn on the Cobb is a means to protect not only the farm but also the family history.

“If a property is going to stay intact these days it has to earn its keep. It has to work for itself,” Oubre said.

“We wanted a way to preserve our history and our family story and still conserve the property itself, to get it to work for itself without destroying it as it is. It made perfect sense to grow things and invite people to enjoy those things like corn, hay, and fall vegetables. We don’t have to compromise what the land is,” she said.

Still Family Farm is at 5630 Macland Road, Powder Springs. The entry fee is $15 per person. Children ages 4 and younger are free with adult admission. Families are welcome to bring their own photographer.

Learn more at stillfamilyfarm.com.

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