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Pumpkin Patch, Halloween, Fall Festival, Family Fun in the Fall from Upstate, SC blog, The Mommy Times

Apple Orchards, Pumpkin Patch, Hay Rides, Farms, Farm Animals and outdoor Autumn family fun:

 Denver Downs Farm

Anderson County:

  • Denver Downs Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, cow train rides, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, goat walk, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Jumping pillow, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, Jumping pillow, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info. 4915 Clemson Boulevard, Anderson, SC – Phone: 864-222-0336. Alternate Phone: 864-940-2293. Email:lee@denverdownsfarm.com. Open: Thursdays and Fridays 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturdays 10 am to 10 pm; Sundays 1 pm to 6 pm, September 26 through November 2, 2013. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Interstate 85, take exit 19B towards Clemson. Maze is 1 mile on left. Turn Left onto Denver Road and entrance is on left. Click here for a map and directions. Clemson Day at the Maze: October 5th, Pumpkin Festival October 17-19th; Pumpkin Prince and Princess Pageant October 18th; Civil War Living History and Reenactment Weekend October 24th and 26th, Bonfires and Smores weekend evenings. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for their Facebook page.  **This is our favorite farm and Fall family outing!!**

Denver Downs Farm, favorite Fall family outing

  • Hardy Berry Farm The Play Patch – pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, corn maze, corn cannon, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Jumping pillow, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, Jumping pillow, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    232 Strawberry Road, Anderson, SC 29626. Phone: (864) 224-5441. Email: thehardyberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Friday 6 pm until 9 pm Saturday 10 am until 9 pm Sunday 2 pm until 6 pm Monday through Friday mornings, open for field trips. Directions: From I 85, take Exit 19 A (towards Anderson). Travel 1 mile. Just past Olive Garden, turn right and go up the ramp to 28 Bypass. Travel the bypass for 2.5 miles. At Westside High School practice field, turn right onto Michelin Boulevard. Go through two traffic lights. At the third traffic light, turn right onto Dobbins Bridge Road. Go 1.5 miles and turn left at The Hardy Berry Farm / Play Patch Sign. Take first right onto Strawberry Road. Go to the end of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries Mid April through the end of May Summer berries June – early August Muscadines Mid August through early October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
  • Rose Hill Plantation – pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, other vegetables, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area.
    1910 Three Bridges Road, Easley, SC 29642. Phone: 864-306-0303. Email us at: 1corey@bellsouth.net. Directions: 85 to exit 40, go towards Easley, third stoplight turn left onto Powdersville Main, road curves around and forks, for right onto Three Bridges Road, go through some neighborhoods, then more out in the country, go around a sharp curve, immediately take second right and park beside greenhouse Crops are usually available in January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October. Open: Closed Sunday and Monday, Tuesday 10 am to 2:30pm (will be changing soon), Wednesday 10 am to 6pm, Thursday 10 am to 6pm, Friday 10 am to 5:30pm, Saturday 10 am to 4pm. Hours will probably change during Summer months. Strawberries: Jan – April, All others, June – October We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.

Greenville County:

  •       Beechwood Farm – pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,       corn          maze, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides
    • 204 Bates Bridge Road, Slater, SC 29683. Phone: 864-836-6075. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6:30pm; closed Sunday. Directions: Hwy 276 north toward Marietta then right on Hwy 414 (follow signs) then left on Bates Bridge Rd continue to U-pick beside Saluda River. Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July, September. Strawberries are usually available from April 20 through June 20th, depending on the weather. Pumpkin tours in September! Payment: Cash, only.
    • Fisher’s in the Fall – pumpkins, wagon rides
      650 Fisher Road, Greer, SC 29651. Phone: 864- 423-7809. Open: October 1 to 31; Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; closed Sunday,; weekdays by appointment only for groups. They have picnic tables, restrooms.
    • Simpsonville Pumpkin Patch to support Habitat for Humanity/Holy Cross Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch -annual Pumpkin Patch on September 27, 2014.
      Patch hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. The patch will remain open through Halloween or until all the pumpkins are sold.

      This is the ninth year that the church has operated its pumpkin patch in front of Vaughn’s Country Store at 109 W. Trade Street in downtown Simpsonville. The pumpkin patch began as a ministry of the church to raise funds for its contribution to the annual Golden Strip Church Coalition Habitat for Humanity build. It has grown over the years to provide funding to other local non-profit agencies and ministry partners of the church.

      The patch has raised $115,000 in its eight year history that has been distributed to local ministry partners of the church. In addition to Habitat for Humanity, the beneficiaries of this year’s patch proceeds include the Center for Community Services, Fountain Inn Kids Experience, James Monroe Mission House, Little Steps, Kairos Outside, Safe Harbor, Santa Cruz Hispanic Outreach, Synergy Garden and Upstate Warrior Solutions.

      The Holy Cross Pumpkin Patch has several special events planned for the patch to encourage families to attend. On Friday, October 3 the patch will hold its First Friday at the Patch festivities from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring wine tasting for adults and storytelling for the children. On Saturday, October 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., the patch will offer face painting and on Saturday, October 25 from 1 to 3 p.m., the patch will offer pumpkin carving demonstrations. The patch will also be participating in the Harvest Moon Festival on October 17 and 18 in downtown Simpsonville.

      Holy Cross Episcopal Church is located at 205 E. College Street in Simpsonville.

    • May-Lan Tree Plantation – pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, school tours
      156 Cooley Bridge Road, Pelzer, SC 29669. Phone: 864-243-3092. Fax: 864-243-3065. Open: Monday thru Friday Morning Hayride Visits by Appointment Only; Monday thru Friday 2:00 am to 6:00 Retail sales of pumpkins, etc; Saturdays 10:00 thru 6:00 with last hayride at 4:30, store open to 6:00 Sunday – Retail sales ONLY 12:00 thru 5:00.Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: One-half mile off SC Highway 25 on Highway 247.Click here for a map and directions. Fall activities throughout the month of October; Christmas activities begin Thanksgiving at noon; Check our website’s calender page for complete details.
      Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
    • Mini Miracles Farm – pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
      708 Old Rutherford Road, Taylors, SC 29687. Phone: 864-248-7752. Email: nattybrook2@bellsouth.net. Open: October 1 to November 5 Monday through Friday;9 am to 12 pm Private Tours and 2 pm to 6 pm Public Patch Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday: 2 pm to 7 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Wade Hampton headed towards Greer, past the Taylors post office, turn left at next red light onto Saint Mark road. Follow until come to stop sign. See Flour Haven bakery on right. Turn left at the stop sign onto Highway 290/Locust Hill Road. Pass Greer Greenville Tech college on right. At next redlight (see Spinx and dentist office on left. At this red light turn left again see Green barn immediately on left – you are there!. Click here for a map and directions.Blueberrys: June, Tomatoes: July, Pumpkins: October. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. farm closed to public November 15th through April 15th. Private events offered based on weather and availability. Please call first.
    • Perdue’s Mountain Fruit Farm -Hay Ride,
      Scenic Hwy. 11 at N. Tigerville Road, Northern Greenville County. Phone: 864-895-5002. Open September 15 – October 20, 10 am to 6 PM, Tues – Saturday.  Hay Ride, Farm Tours, Fun filled and educational, especially for elementary school classes and senior citizens, and family groups (Picnic area). Walking Tour Route of Farm – No Charge.

    Oconee County:

    Little Cane Creek Farms Corn Maze - Union, SC

    Little Cane Creek Farms:

    2480 N Highway 11,West Union, South Carolina 29696

        Opens 9/27/14 6:00pm – 10:00pm
         Corn Maze, Hay Rides, and more…

Pickens County:

  • Ponderosier Pumpkin Farm – Pick your own & harvested.
    pumpkins & ornamental gourds
    1455 Dacusville Hwy. (Rt. 135N), SC . Phone: 864-855-3567. Directions: Go 2.7 miles north of Main St., past Baptist Medical Center, on left next to little red house. Open: Beginning October 5, Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.
  • Winslett’s Produce – Pumpkins
    505 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC. Phone: 864-855-1176.  Open September 24 – October 31, 8 am to 7 PM. Annual Pumpkin Sale

Spartanburg County:

    • Nivens Apple Farm  – Apples, pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, farm animals, school tours, birthday parties
      130 Orchard Drive, Moore, SC 29369. Phone: 864-574-8889. Alternate phone: 864-576-4195. Email:ktnivens@aol.com. Open: Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm, from August – November. Directions: 6 Miles SW of Spartanburg. From I-85, Exit 63 (Hwy. 290) east 6.2 miles to sign on right. From I-26, Exit 28 (Hwy. 221) south 1 mile, right on Hwy. 290, 2.5 miles to sign on left. We offer (U-Pick/We Pick) – A Fun Place! Apples, pumpkins, winter squash, apple cider & butter, jellies, relishes, fall decorations, school tours (call for reservations), , animal exhibit, farm store, birthday parties. (ADDED: May 14, 2013, from SC govt website)
      A visitor to the farm writes:
       “Nivens’ Apple Farm is one of the best farms I have ever been to! They have a little bit of everything there! They have u pick apples and pumpkins, farm animals, cider, a corn maze, and hayrides. The prices are very inexpensive and it is very educational. They teach you a lot about apples! I tell all of my friends about Nivens’ Apple Farm. My daughter loves going there. It is a great outdoor activity.”
    • Stewarts Farm – Pumpkins, corn maze
      6600 Hwy 92, Enroee, SC, 29335. Phone: 864-969-7270. Email us at: stewartfarms@prtcnet.com. (ADDED: May 03, 2008)
    • Wompus Woods Haunted Trail – tractor-pulled hay rides,
      330 Parris Road, Cowpens, SC 29330. Phone: 864-680-4743. Email: wompuswoods@charter.net. Directions: Exit 83 off I-85, turn towards Cowpens Battlefield and follow the Signs. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in October. Open: October 3rd to 5th, 10th to 12th, 17th to 19th, and 22nd to November 1st (Too Good to END on Halloween!) Sunday through Thursday from dusk until 11pm; Friday and Saturday from dusk until 2am. Payment: Cash, only. Wompus Woods Haunted Trail has always been known for having one of the longest and scariest haunted walk trails in the southeast. Now, we are offering a Haunted Ride through the woods. Come check us out.

     North Carolina:

    Sky Top Orchard: Located on Pinnacle Mountain Road which is 7 miles south of Hendersonville off of 225. Please watch for our SKY TOP ORCHARD signs. From Greenville, take U.S. 25 to exit 5, 225 North, Flat Rock – Hendersonville. Watch for SKY TOP signs. From Spartanburg, take I-26 North to exit 54. Go 3.2 miles to exit 5. Turn right on 225. Follow the Sky Top signs.

    Using a GPS to get here? Don’t use their street address. Use the address below then follow the signs.

    3403 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC 28731


    Fall Festivals & Events:

    The Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds Amuseument Park:

    Saturday, October 4th – November 2nd from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    The Peanuts Gang in their Halloween Costumes for the Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds 2014


    October 25, 2014 @ 11:00 am – October 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
    Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
    6500 South New Hope Road
    Belmont, NC 28012
    Kids in Costume are Free

    – See more at: http://www.dsbg.org/event/bootanical/#sthash.bdacjSLN.dpuf



    Get Out Greenville is a celebration of all that Greenville County and Upstate South Carolina has to offer to the outdoor enthusiast. The mission and purpose of the event is simple: bring together all aspects of the outdoor community in one place to enjoy and learn from each other.  Of course no festival is complete without awesome music and tasty food.  Enjoy!

    KROCtober Family Fun Fest:

    October 4th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    FREE Admission + Carnival Games, Face Painting, Inflatables, Zumba on the Field, Hay Rides, and much more!

    KROCtober Fest in Greenville, SC, is a family fun day.

    Boo in the ZooBoo in the Zoo | October 17-19 and 24-26, 2014

    Greenville Zoo’s annual family-friendly Halloween event for children ages 12 and under features trick-or-treating, fun-filled booths and an un-haunted house. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone is invited to come in costume. Tickets go on sale October 3 for Greenville Zoo members and October 13 for the general public.
    Boo FAQs

    Friday 5:30 pm – 8 pm | Saturday 4 pm – 8 pm | Sunday 4 pm – 8 pm

Trick of Treat Bag

Simon Kidgits Mall-O-Ween Event :

Saturday, October 25 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Haywood Mall invites all little ghosts, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to enjoy a frightfully good time at its Simon Kidgits Mall-O-Ween event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Center Court. Attendees will enjoy fun-filled crafts, activities and more. There will even be a DJ and balloon artist on site to celebrate the howlin’ good time!

    Mall-wide Trick or Treating:

    Friday, October 31 from 5-7 p.m.

    Families are invited to participate in mall-wide trick-or-treating on Halloween at Haywood Mall, starting at 5 p.m. There will also be fun crafts available, along with a DJ and balloon artist on site! Participating stores will have signs in their windows. Join in on the festivities and get into the spooky spirit!



    October 25, 2014 @ 11:00 am – October 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
    Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
    6500 South New Hope Road
    Belmont, NC 28012
    Kids in Costume are Free

    – See more at: http://www.dsbg.org/event/bootanical/#sthash.bdacjSLN.dpuf

    NASCAR Speedpark

    8461 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord, NC, 28027

    The spooktacular got milk? Halloween tour is coming to Charlotte on Saturday, September 29 to encourage local residents to treat themselves to a nutritious lowfat and fat free chocolate milk this Halloween.

    To help make chocolate milk the “official drink of Halloween” the tour will host a free event at NASCAR Speedpark Day on Saturday, September 29 from 12-2pm, at NASCAR Speedpark, 8461 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord, NC where visitors can:

    -Speak with a registered dietitian who will explain how… Show more

    pumpkins and candy corn

    The 8th Annual Blakeney Boo Bash, a free Halloween celebration, takes place Saturday, October 18th, 2014, from 9am to 4pm. Blakeney Shopping Center is at Rea Road and Ardrey Kell Road. There will be pumpkin painting, sand art, wax hands, slides, moon bounce, swing, train rides, live DJ and a dog costume contest. The dog costume contest benefits Hope for All Dogs and costs $5 to enter.

    Spinning Spiders & Creepy Crawlers

    Saturday, Oct 18 10:00a

    It’s a hauntingly good time! Enjoy Halloween treats and learn about all of our little friends that scurry underfoot, including spiders, bees, bats, scorpions and more. There will be plenty of other not-so-scary activities to enjoy, including puppet shows, story time, crafts and more. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes. Creature Features are supported by The Guild of Discovery Place and Charlotte Nature Museum. Programming includes crafts, puppet shows and storytelling.


    Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

    6500 S. New Hope Rd., Belmont, NC, 28012

    (704) 825-4490

    Read more here: http://events.charlotteobserver.com/belmont_nc/venues/show/269787-daniel-stowe-botanical-garden#storylink=cpy
    Read more here: http://events.charlotteobserver.com/belmont_nc/venues/show/269787-daniel-stowe-botanical-garden#storylink=cpy

    Saturday, Oct 25 11:00a to 2:00pm

    The Garden’s popular pre-Halloween event, is bigger, better and bolder than ever.

    Join the costume parade in Lost Hollow. Come chunk a pumpkin or two on the festival field or watch the pumpkin float in the fountain.

    This isn’t just for kids – hayrides, fire pits and sampling fall beers and wines will be available too.

    Bootanical is free with general admission. All children wearing costumes will receive free admission to the Garden.

    Read more here: http://events.charlotteobserver.com/belmont_nc/events/show/371612928-bootanical#storylink=cpy
    Read more here: http://events.charlotteobserver.com/charlotte_nc/events/show/371533038-spinning-spiders-creepy-crawlers#storylink=cpy

    Enchanted Tracks presented by Safe Kids Upstate

    October 23 @ 6:00 pmOctober 25 @ 9:00 pm

    | $7

    400 Scottswood Road, Taylors, SC 29687 United States

    Autumn Harvest
    Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

    The TD Saturday Market Autumn Harvest will offer an assortment of seasonal produce, gourmet foods and colorful flowers from over 40 different market vendors. The market will also feature a morning filled with special events including:

    Children’s Trick or Treating and Costume Contest: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Children can trick-or-treat at all the market vendor booths. A fun-filled way for the entire family to shop at the market!

    Cupcake Walks: 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

    A fun-filled children’s game; the last one standing wins a cupcake!

    Children’s Halloween Costume Contest: 11 am

    Children can show off their Halloween costume at the market’s Halloween Costume Contest. Children must sign up for the contest at the City of Greenville booth by 10 a.m.

    come join the fun in Pendleton! click flyer to go directly to the Town of Pendleton website

    Pumpkintown Pumpkin Festival:


    October 12th

    The 2014 Upper SC State Fair dates: October 23 – November 2, 2014!



    When:  Thursday, October 16, 2014 6 pm

    Where:  200 Oregon Av Greenwood, SC  29646 (outdoor street festival)

    What:  Taste of Greenwood featuring German themed dishes



    Always check before visiting any farm as times, locations, etc. may change. I do my best to share accurate, up to date information, but occasionally I miss something.;)

About Karen @The Mommy Times

Mom of 2 boys in South Carolina, autism advocate and product review blogger. I love to share about events for families in the Carolinas and special needs programs.

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