Guide To Columbia Area Pumpkin Patches

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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 our favorite patches and what they have to offer this year!

Clinton Sease Farm

Dates: Sept. 16 – Oct. 30, 2022

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. Admission does not include a pumpkin, hayride, maze, playground or sunflower weekends.


2nd Wave Coffee and More

Dates: September 24 – October 4, 2022

Daily 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Location: 529 S Lake Dr, Lexington, SC 29072

The patch is not just a place to buy a pumpkin it’s a family destination! A fun time for all with great coffee and adjoining beer garden. There are tons of games and things to do for the kids! Smore’s fire rings and a ton of beautiful outdoor space for the perfect pictures!


Lever Farms

Dates: October 2022

Monday – Friday (Appointment Only) | Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: 5057 S.C. Highway 34, Pomaria, SC 29072

Come and pick your own pumpkin, navigate a corn maze, take an educational wagon ride, see farm animals, play farm games, and much more! There are also picnic tables to enjoy a fall lunch and a beautiful day in the country. You will be sure to have a fun-filled day at the farm! 


Northeast United Methodist Church

Dates: October 1 – 31, 2022

Monday – Friday: 3 – 7 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Location: 4000 Hard Scrabble Road Columbia, SC 29223

If you have been around for the month of October, you will recognize Northeast Methodist Church as the “pumpkin” church, which is their signature youth fundraiser event. The patch has expanded each year by adding new creative elements. For 23 years, they have filled their yard with a semi-truck load of pumpkins. A few examples of how funds are used include providing scholarships for students to attend church retreats, offsetting the costs of youth events, purchasing equipment for youth, and basically wherever there is a need within the group. Additionally, each year the youth choose a mission project to donate part of their earnings.

McLeod Farms

Dates: October 1 – November 5, 2022

Tuesday – Friday: 1 – 5 p.m. | Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.

Location: 29247 S.C. Hwy 151 McBee, SC 29101

They feature a 10-acre u-pick pumpkin patch with more than 15 different varieties of pumpkins! Come see us this fall for some family fun! Get lost in our “Shipwrecked” corn maze where you will find pirates, mermaids, and maybe a little treasure! 


South Carolina Railroad Museum Pumpkin Express Train

Dates: October 22 and October 29, 2022

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3 p.m.

Location: 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180

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. A food truck is 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.


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

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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. 

2 COMMENTS

  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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