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

Clinton Sease Farm

Dates: Sept. 17 – Oct. 31, 2021

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 is $1 for ages three and up. Children ages two and under are free! Admission does not include a pumpkin, hayride, maze, playground or sunflower weekends. The following may be purchased separately:

  • Pumpkins: $.70 / pound
  • Pie Pumpkins: $3 each
  • Hayride: $2 / person (ages 3+) Ages 2 and under free

Second Wave Coffee & Books

Dates: Begins September 25, 2021

Location: 529 South Lake Drive Lexington, SC 29072

Their Facebook page indicates the patch is opening on September 25. We will update with more information as it becomes available. 

Lever Farms

Dates: October 2021

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 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, 2021

Times: 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 22 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, purchase 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 the earnings.

McLeod Farms

Dates: Begins October 2, 2021

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

Corn Maze, u-pick pumpkins, wagon rides, apple cider, pumpkin rolls, corn pit, and more! They are taking precautions to make sure all customers and staff members are safe. Please check individual season pages as well social media sites for the most updated information in regards to events.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin

Dates: October 9, 2021

Saturday, 8 – 10:15 a.m.

Location: The Farm, 1127 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29072

For the first time ever The FARM is welcoming the community to this 8th generation family farm. As part of our grand opening, come harvest farm-grown Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins. Pumpkins are grown on-site and you will be provided a set of sheers to cut your pumpkin(s) of choice from the vine.
Please bring your own wagon. Wagons are not provided for carrying pumpkins.
Your ticket includes access to the pumpkin patch (pumpkins are extra). The pumpkins you choose will be weighed and charged by the pound ($1 per pound).
Admission to the pumpkin patch is free for those 13 and under. Each person over 14 requires an admission ticket. All children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the pumpkin patch. No animals or pets are allowed on The FARM. You may take photos in the pumpkin patch. However, professional photography sessions are not permitted.

South Carolina Railroad Museum Pumpkin Express Train

Dates: October 23 and October 30, 2021

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.

Fox Farms

Dates: TBA

Location: 133 Virginia Pine Ln, Lexington, SC 29073

Per their website: Horse Rides, Hay Rides, Farm Animals, Pumpkins, and Smores. Lots of fun for the whole family. More info and links to purchase tickets coming soon! Keep an eye here on our webpage and Facebook for details.

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. 


  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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