With Fall just around the corner, I’m pulling out all my fleece sweatshirts and flannels. I already had my first pumpkin spice latte! Speaking of pumpkins, it’s time for some family fun pumpkin patches.
Here’s a list of some of favorite patches and what they have to offer this year!
Dates: Sept. 18 – Oct. 31, 2020
Friday, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Sunday, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: 404 Olde Farm Road Lexington, SC 29072
This is a favorite local pumpkin patch because it has so much more than just pumpkins. However, this year is a little different. Admission is $1 for ages three and up. Children ages two and under are free! This year, admission does not include pumpkin, hayride, maze, playgrounds, or sunflower patch. Hayrides are available for $2 for ages 3 and up (children ages two and under are free). Please see their website for additional safety guidelines.
Dates: October 2 at 5:30 p.m. p.m. – October 4 at 6 p.m.
Location: 529 South Lake Drive Lexington, SC 29072
Their Facebook page boasts the following information: The patch is not just a place to buy a pumpkin, it’s a family destination! A fun time for all with adjoining beer garden and tons of games and things to do for the kids! Smore’s fire rings will be lit.
Dates: October 3 – U-Pick pumpkins and corn maze coming
Location: 29247 S.C. Hwy 151 McBee, SC 29101
Check their website for updates on U-pick pumpkins.
Monday – Friday (Appointment Only), Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: 5057 S.C. Highway 34, Pomaria, SC 29072
Choose from pumpkins of various sizes suited for carving, and decorative pumpkins for fall home decorating. The farm has a wide selection of all shapes, sizes and varieties. You can pick your own pumpkin out of our pumpkin patch or you can select from the pumpkins already picked at their farm stand.
Dates: Every Weekend in October
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: 219 Salem Ln Salley, SC 29137
Are you all ready for a FALL SAFARI?! We have several exhibits and attractions underway. We will see you all every weekend throughout October!!
Location: 133 Virginia Pine Ln, Lexington, SC 29073
Per their Facebook page on 9/17: We will be hosting Fall Family events this year during Oct and possibly early Nov. Details are still being worked out but we are hoping to have all info posted sometime next week.
Dates: Usually offered the last two Saturdays before Halloween.
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3 p.m.
Location: 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180
Check the website for updated details as 2020 details haven’t been announced: Children of all ages ride the train to the pumpkin patch in Greenbriar where children 12 and under can select a pumpkin, decorate the pumpkin, get their faces painted, play games, and other activities. Food trucks, Kettle Corn and Funnel Cakes are usually available in Greenbriar.
Vendor hours vary
Location: 3483 Charleston Hwy., West Columbia, SC 29172
The South Carolina State Farmers Market located in West Columbia has farmers that sell pumpkins too. While you are there you can also pick up some Certified South Carolina grown fresh fruits and vegetables.
Dates: October 7 – 31
Times: Monday – Thursday: 10am – 7pm, Friday – Sunday: 10am – 8pm.
Location: 4000 Hard Scrabble Road Columbia, SC 29223
Known in the area as “the pumpkin patch church” and open daily throughout October, this local pumpkin patch is sure to please! It offers 40 varieties of pumpkins, as well as Indian corn and gourds. Proceeds go to the church youth group’s charity projects. They have donated to charities locally and internationally through this mission.