Guide To Columbia Area Pumpkin Patches


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!

Clinton Sease Farm

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.

Second Wave Coffee & Books

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.

McLeod Farms

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. 

Lever Farms

Dates: October

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.

Eudora Farms

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!!

A fun filled day with the highly requested camel and pony rides is on its way!

Fox Farms

Dates: TBA

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.

South Carolina Railroad Museum Pumpkin Express Train

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.

The South Carolina State Farmers Market

Dates: Ongoing

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.

Northeast United Methodist Church

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.


Do you have a favorite pumpkin patch to add to our list?

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Mee Jean Sasine
Mee Jean is a divorced mom of three amazing kids: Alyssa, (11), Jacob (10) and Isaac (4). She moved to Columbia in 2002 after graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Once wondering how she could live in a small town, she now embraces it and loves her home in Northeast Columbia. She is a Marketing Proposal Manager at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and loves being involved in the community and making Columbia the best place for her kids to grow up in. As a current board member on the Leadership Columbia Advisory Board and a graduate of Leadership Columbia Class of 2017, she has learned so much about Columbia. Mee Jean loves going to local events and supporting businesses around the city. In her free time, she loves hanging out with her friends, reading, watching Georgia football, running races (whether it be 5ks or Spartans), taking pictures and making memories (lots of selfies and hashtags), shopping, relaxing with some wine by the pool and sleeping. 


  1. FYI, the link for Fox Farms and the description of the event is for Fox Hollow Farm in Issaquah, WA….too bad because their event sounds really awesome.


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