Does anything say “Fall” more than a pumpkin? Is there anything more fun during the fall than going to a pumpkin farm and picking out the perfect gourd? There are so many great things to do I the fall like going to the car shows, Octoberfests where we seek our favorite authentic German Beers, or the River ShrimpFest, the South Carolina Jazz Festival, or even the carnival rides at the fall festivals! Of course there are the Halloween essentials like ghost tours and haunted houses but I will save those for another time! South Carolina is home to dozens of fabulous pumpkin farms. When the pumpkin patch is open you get to pick out your own pumpkins and the harvest festival begins! We wanted to take a look at a few of them that offer families a fun adventure, and the corn maze while spending quality time together.
There is just something about the fall. Especially I know in South Carolina, we love the change in temps, the periodical drop in humidity, the crisp air,.. pumpkin patches and fairs are the cherry on top! Friends and families spending the best days of their lives together. All the world still and quiets to the shrieks and fun the fall has to offer.. Here are the top 5 pumpkin patches to enjoy in South Carolina.
Anderson’s Denver Downs Farm is home to several fall celebrations, from pumpkin days to Halloween haunts, the farm packs in tons of good times Sept. 28 – Nov. 5. Pumpkin Festival celebrates all-things pumpkins Oct. 5-7. Families can take in the activities around the farm, including a cow train, pig races, horseshoes and tricycle races. Kids can check out more than 35 activities, such as playing in a corn kernel-filled sandbox, leaping high on the jumbo jumping pillow, as well as taking a ride on the zipline.
Grab a wheel barrow and head to the pumpkin patch to pick out that perfect orange round ball that could be the world’s best jack-o-lantern or painted pumpkin. As the sun begins to set, stick around and enjoy a bonfire. You can also get a S’mores kit for some delicious family fun. If you’re in an adventurous mood, grab a flashlight and take a stroll through the corn maze.
Pumpkin Patch Express – Winnsboro, South Carolina
Climb aboard and ride the rails to Pumpkinville. Ok, maybe not Pumpkinville, but families are invited to visit the South Carolina Railroad Museum and take part in the annual Pumpkin Patch ExpressOct. 20 and 27. Families can ride the train to Greenbrier and disembark for a day of fun. Children are invited to take part in several activities, including face painting. Afterward, take your pumpkin and grab the train back to the depot. Reservationsare required.
Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch – Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Boone Hall is home to many events including Fright Nights and the Strawberry Festival. Hosted games and activities are among the fun you can expect when visiting Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch. Open daily Sept. 29 – Oct. 31, the pumpkin patch includes a giant slide tower, petting zoo, rock climbing wall, and more. Of course, check out the giant corn maze. Take the family on a hay ride around the pumpkin patch. Don’t forget to pick your favorite pumpkin for decorating.
Bush-N-Vine Farm – York, South Carolina
Originally a peach farm, the 150-year-old Bush-N-Vine Farmnow grows a variety of crops, including the popular pumpkin. Families are invited to visit and pick out their favorite to become a jack-o-lantern or decorated for display. Admission includes a hay ride to the pumpkin patch, as well as activities such as corn hole, corn box and bouncing activities. Weekends also feature food trucks and musical entertainment.
Thompson Farm and Nursery – Conway, South Carolina
Have fun searching for your pumpkin this season as Thompson Farm and Nursery. The 160-year-old farm in Conway (near Myrtle Beach SC) offers pumpkin patch tours, trips through the incredible corn maze (like the one above) and other activities each weekend during October. The six-acre corn maze is open dusk – 11 p.m. each Friday for flashlight walks.
As you search for the family’s chosen pumpkin this season, rest easy that South Carolina state has several options available to find it. While you’re out, have some fun and take in the activities that the pumpkin patches offer. It’s a fun way to spend time together away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Have fun and good luck pumpkin hunting getting lost in corn mazes and enjoying the harvest bounty. You won’t regret the pause in life and the just slowing down for the time you are there. I hope you get enjoy one or even all of the places I shared!! If you do, feel free to share pictures I can feature! I love getting to know you guys too. Till next time at That Sweet Tea Life!