864.647.9768 | 454 Damascus Church Road, Long Creek, SC
At the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies this gorgeous farm and orchard, which is not only a working farm but also a popular wedding venue.
Besides a pick-your-own experience, Chattooga Belle Farm also offers cabin rentals, a bistro for lunch and dinner, disc golf, and an amazing variety of exotic fruits like Asian pears, figs, pawpaws, and persimmons.
2022 season-opening date: Open Year Round – Check the Chattooga Belle Farm Website U-Pick Page for daily updates on available options.
U pick apples begins mid August
Restaurant serving lunch and dinner
U-pick apples, table grapes, wine grapes, peaches, and more.
864.647.9427 | 1011 Chattooga Ridge Road, Mountain Rest, SC
Just a few miles from the Chattooga River, Bryson’s Apple Orchard is also close to gorgeous waterfalls and many of the hiking places that KAG has recommended (so maybe hiking and apple donuts one day this fall?). The Long Creek area, according to their website, is one of the “largest apple producing areas east of the Mississippi River.”
2022 season-opening date: July for peaches, August 15 for apples; no u-pick apples this year but they will have prepicked apples available.
Asian pears (Asian pear crop ruined by a late frost in 2021)
828.685.8352 | 3748 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC
Apple picking is a delight at Coston Farm with the mountains as a backdrop to the orchard. Like other orchards, they also offer delicious baked goods and apples already picked for sale.
2022 season-opening date: August 19th
U-pick apple orchard from August – October
(See their apple ripening calendar for different varieties)
Farm Store with pre-picked apples, pumpkins, and fall decor
828.685.1685 | 2951 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC
With over 20 different varieties of apples, you are bound to find a favorite at Grandad’s Apples N’ Such. They also have a bakery on-site that sells pies, donuts, caramel apples, and cider. Activities for kids include a corn maze, cow train, and a huge pumpkin patch where kids are bound to find their ideal pumpkin.
2022 season-opening date: July 29
Offering U-Pick Apples as available—check Grandad’s Facebook page for updates
Farm Store and bakery
828.974.1232 | 187 Garren Road, Hendersonville, NC
Located in a picturesque part of Hendersonville with views of the mountains, Justus Orchard is the perfect place to go apple picking. Their apple cider donuts are also a treat not to be missed. This apple orchard in Hendersonville, NC was one of the first in the state to invite customers to not only buy apples already picked but allow visitors to go into the orchard and pick their own apples.
Open for 2022 season
Due to weather issues, check the Justus Orchard Facebook page for current u-pick status, before heading up.
Blackberries – July thru August
Apples – Mid August thru Early November
828.692.7930 | 3403 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Outdoor Fun
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A KAG reader favorite, Sky Top Orchard offers mountain views, ponds with ducks and geese, farm animals, play structures, and apple and fruit trees. Don’t miss the amazing apple cider donuts. Last year there were some concerns about Sky Top getting too crowded so maybe try to go during the week if you prefer smaller crowds.
2022 season-opening date: August 1st
Farm Store with Cider donuts
Gold Rush Gem Mine (new for 2022!)
828.685.9083 | 170 Stepp Orchard Drive, Hendersonville, NC
Open 50 years, Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard are experts on organizing their orchard for u-pick. They begin their family fun and farm activities in mid-August and invite you to bring a lunch and spend the day at the orchard.
Open for 2022 season. Check their Facebook page for up-to-date info on what’s available for picking.
Jump Pads (on weekends)
Apple Cannon and Wagon Rides (on weekends)
803.684.0690 | 1860 Black Highway, York, SC
The owners of the Windy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill got their start 20 years ago when they wanted to create the perfect apple cider (they apparently succeeded). Their main apple variety is the Stayman Winesapp and u-pick opens up in late August. The orchard asks that everyone 2 years of age and older have their own pre-purchased bag before heading into the orchard. They also have weekend events that include live music.
2022 season-opening date: August 18
Farm Store with baked apple goods
Hard Cider Tastings
Apple cider slushies
828.513.0404 | 1126 Jeter Mountain Road, Hendersonville, NC
Jeter Mountain Farm is the result of more than 150 years of farming history in the Hunsader family. Located on 411 acres near Hendersonville and Brevard, this farm offers Choose N’ Cut Christmas Trees, plus u-pick includes berries, peaches, pumpkins, grapes, and over 20 varieties of apples. Be sure to check the Jeter Mountain Farm Harvest Calendar to see what’s ready for picking. Important to note for the tractor enthusiasts in your family, orchards are accessed via tractor ride!
2022 season-opening date: August 13th
U-pick Apples & other fruits according to season
Market with pre-picked apples, apple cider, apple cider donuts, and other goods
Hard Cider Tap Room
Covered play area including hay bales and corn boxes ($5 fee)
828.712.1919 | 4039 Chimney Road Road, Hendersonville, NC
Twisted apple is an organic farm and retail outlet. They offer baked goods and a variety of apples to purchase.
Check their Facebook page for updates. No u-pick for 2022 due to a cold snap earlier this year.
2022 season begins on August 20th
Organically and conventionally grown apples
Retail farm products.
Fall season begins September 16, 2022– Corn maze, pumpkin patch, and sunflower fields. Activities are accessible Friday through Sunday.
Clinton Sease Farm is located in Lexington, SC, and was established in 1940. The farm has expanded since the early 2000s to include several public attractions, including a corn maze, birthday parties, and school tours.
Sunflower fields: September 16 – 18, 2022, and September 23 – 25, 2022.
Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch: September 16th – November 6th for ages 3 and up. Tickets for mazes include all mazes, playground access, obstacle course, unlimited wagon rides, and a visit to the pumpkin patch (pumpkin purchased separately). Note: The pumpkin patch has placed pumpkins, not pumpkins on the vine.
Sunflower fields: $12 online; $14 at the door
Corn Maze: $15.00 for ages 3 and up (other activities included in price)
School Tours available:
Pumpkin Patch Tour (October)
Strawberry Patch Tour (April)
Garden Tour (June)
Birthday Parties are available to book from April through November
Pets are not allowed.
803.351.2462 | 133 Virginia Pine Lane, Lexington , SC
Fox Farm is a family-run farm that offers family visits by appointment and birthday parties on Saturdays.
Family visits: Offers Saturday visits, by appointment only. Visits include:
Horse rides for $7.00 per child, $3.00 per adult
Visit the barn to feed and pet the farm animals.
Birthday parties: Parties cost $200 for a 2-hour time slot on Saturdays. Parties include:
BB gun shooting
Visits to the barnyard
Doko Farm is a working farm that was established in 1839 that specializes in pasture-raised heritage meats. The farm hosts special events in April, June, and November that the public can attend and tour the farm.
Spring Farm Fest (April)
AG and Art Tour (June)
Harvest Market at Doko Farm (November)
Purchasable pasture-raised heritage meats
803.321.5952 | 5057 SC Highway 34, Pomaria, SC
Open April – June for strawberry season Monday through Friday
Open Summer months from dawn until dusk
Open October for pumpkin season on Saturday
Lever Farms is located in Newberry County and is a working farm that is open seasonally to the public. The pumpkin patch and strawberry patch offer U-pick, and visitors can pick from the vine or select pre-picked for purchase. In October, there is a corn maze, educational wagon ride, farm animals to view, and more.
Spring field trips
Fall field trips
U-Pick Strawberries (April – June; Monday – Saturday 8 am – 6 pm)
U-Pick Pumpkins (October; Monday- Friday by appointment; Saturday 10-5; Closed Sunday)
Contact Lever Farms for specific pricing
803.807.8455 | 5525 Fish Hatchery Road, Pelion, SC
Meador Acres opens in the fall for chestnut season.
Meador Acres was established in 2010 and is a chestnut grove located in Pelion, SC that offers u pick chestnuts during the fall season once they are ready to harvest.
Contact the orchard to schedule a time to U-Pick and to check availability and pricing.
843.335.5127 | 19421 Highway 145, McBee, SC
Fall pumpkin season opens at beginning of October
Spring strawberry season opens in early April
Summer Peach Festival held in July
McLeod Farms is a produce farm founded in 1916 in McBee, SC. Along with their U-pick patches, they offer a market with a variety of goods to purchase. They also offer school field trips.
Their strawberry and pumpkin u pick patches are off the vine.
U pick strawberry patch (April – May)
U pick pumpkin patch (October)
Corn maze (October to November)
Summer Peach Festival (July)
Pet, feed, and learn about animals at Goat Daddy’s Farm. We would suggest setting aside at least 1 to 2 hours of your day in order to get the full Goat Daddy’s experience! There is so much to see and learn and even some opportunities for hands-on experiences!
Don’t forget to visit the farm for goat milk soap and lots more farm goodies.
The farm is open to the public every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.
This farm also offers seasonal events and homeschool days, as well as classes in homesteading.
828.808.7346 | 3726 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC
Pick pumpkins off the vine at Nix Pumpkin Patch in Hendersonville, NC. You’ll also find winter squash, cabbage, potatoes and gourds.
864.903.0751 | 130 Friendship Valley Road, Seneca, SC
2022 Season opens on November 19th, 2022
Frasier Firs will be available starting November 20th.
They offer pre-cut Frasier Firs, as well as a variety of choose-and-cut trees.
Hours: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm
Saturday, open 9 am to 6 pm
706.436.5250 | 648 Christmas Tree Road, Bowersville, GA
2022 Season opens November 19th, 2022
Beck’s Christmas Tree Farm offers a variety of choose-and-cut as well as pre-cut trees including Carolina Sapphire, Blue Ice, Naylor Blue, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, and Murray Cypress. They may have a few Fraser Fir available, but it is not confirmed.
Fresh wreaths and tree stands are also available.
864.354.0002 | 925 Old Vinland School, Easley, SC
This choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm is located in Pickens County offers a variety of trees to choose from: Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Blue Ice, White Pines, and Thuja Green Giant. They also offer pre-cut Fraser Firs and handmade wreaths. The farm has a playground area that includes a large playhouse, see-saw, and a fun tunnel with Santa Sleigh & Reindeers.
Hours of operation are Sunday through Friday 1 – 6pm and Saturday 9 am – 6 pm.
In previous years, the farm has opened the weekend before Thanksgiving. 2022 Dates are TBA.
They usually sell out at the beginning of December, so check their website for updates before heading out.
864.882.5054 | 156 Radisson Road, Seneca, SC
Opens the weekend before Thanksgiving and remains open until they sell out of trees.
Hours: 10 am – 6 pm daily
This choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm offers Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Virginia Pine, and White Pine trees.
The farm also has farm animals and a North Pole mailbox.
828.743.2215 | 1822 Norton Road, Cashiers, NC
You can cut your own Christmas tree down at Moss Tree Farm in Cashiers, NC.
2022 Opening Hours:
Hours of operation are subject to change. Only trees that have ribbons on them are being sold. They sell Fraser Firs.
Check their Facebook page for updates on hours and availability of trees and wreaths. You can also preorder your tree or wreaths for choose and cut!
864.229.2202 | 2509 Cokesbury Road, Greenwood, SC
Opens November 27th, 2022 and remains open until December 25.
Hours: Monday – Friday noon 6 pm, Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday 1- 6 pm
Choose & Cut Carolina Sapphire, Leyland Cypress. Pre-Cut Fraser Firs also available.
Activities: Shop with unique ornaments and other gifts, and play area for the kids with a zip line.
864.380.7636 | 9029 Old White Horse Road, Greenville, SC
2022 season opens on November 19th.
Trees, wreaths, and garlands are available for purchase.
Choose & Cut and Pre-Cut trees available. Varieties include Blue Ice, Virginia Pine, Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Fraser Fir, White Pine, and Leyland Cypress.
828.926.8888 | 445 Boyd Farm Road, Waynesville, NC
Open 9 am – 5 pm November 19 – November 20 | November 25 – November 27
You select the tree and they cut, bale, and tie it. You also have the option to cut yourself. Cut Fraser Firs, live Fraser Firs (for planting), and wreaths are available.
Santa visits on all of the above dates!
864.650.5470 | 244 Lay Bridge Road, Central, SC
Opens November 24, 2022 through December 23rd (or until sold out.)
Hours: 9 am to dark (about 5:45 pm)
Both Choose and Cut and pre-cut trees are available. Varieties include Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Virginia Pine (limited), Carolina Blue Sapphire (limited), Carolina Blue Sapphire (limited), Eastern Red Cedar, and a few White Pines. Wreaths made onsite are also available as well as tree stands and other accessories.
864.243.3092 | 156 Cooley Bridge Road, Pelzer, SC
Open Thanksgiving Day, November 24 – 27.
In years past, this farm sold out of trees in early December, so please check with the farm before heading out. At May-Lan, you can cut your own tree or choose a pre-cut tree. Currently, there are not dates for December on their calendar.
General store offers hot chocolate, cider, marshmallow roasting (weather permitting) and other treats. As well as wreaths, garland, bows and more.
Christmas Tree Farm
828.743.5456 | 240 Chimney Pond Road, Glenville, NC
2022 Season begins November 23rd, 2022 (by reservation only)
Closed on Thanksgiving.
Hours: Trees are limited in 2022. Make a reservation for a tree in advance. A reservation cost of $50 will be applied to the tree you choose. Open November 23, 25, 26, 27, December 3rd, and 4th.
Hours are from 9 am to 4 pm.
Prices: $79 – $209 depending on the height of the tree
Activities: Santa will be on-site November 23, 25, 26, 27, and December 3rd.
828.387.0378 | 900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC
2022 Season begins November 21st, 2022 at 10 am
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm; Friday 10 am – 8 pm; Saturday 9 am to 8 pm
Small, family-owned farm with high-quality Fraser Firs. The farm provides fresh, precut trees for their retail lot in Columbia.
You can purchase precut trees at the retail lot located across from the Village at Sandhills on Clemson Road in Northeast Columbia, SC (next to the recycling center).
803.528.7295 | 564 Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin, SC
2022 Season opens November 25th – TBA (typically mid December)
Offers both Choose and Cut and Precut trees.
Choose and cut varieties include Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, Deodar Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Virginia Pine, White Pine
They additionally have Fraser Fir with their precut selection.
Fresh Wreaths, garlands, and poinsettias are available for purchase.
803.730.2569 | 2300 Priceville Road, Gilbert, SC
2022 Season begins November 19th, 2022 through December 17th, 2022
November 19: 9 am – 5 pm
November 24: 1 pm – 5 pm
November 25: 9 am – 5 pm
November 19 – December 17, 2022
Friday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 1 pm – 5 pm
2022 season will be precut Fraser Firs only (though plans for you cut and choose are cut are expected in the future years)
They have a fire pit, complimentary hot cocoa and “Rudolphs Jungle Juice”, a Christmas House gift shop, and photos with Santa are available.
Santa photos will be December 3rd, 2022 and December 12th, 2022 from 10 am to 12 pm
803.356.4005 | 228 Maple Road, Lexington, SC
2022 Season begins Saturday, November 19th, 2022
Friday-Saturday 9 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday 12 noon – 6 pm
Monday – Thursday 3 pm – 6:30 pm
Precut trees from NC (Fraser Firs)
Choose and cut your own (Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Cedar, and Carolina Sapphire trees )
They also have fresh, handmade wreaths and bows for purchase.
803.892.3662 | 228 Windmill Road, Gilbert, SC
2022 Season begins November 21st, 2022 at 1 pm through December 14th, 2022
Family farm offering cut-your-own (Leyland Cypress, Jingles Cypress, Murray Cypress, Fraser Fir, Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, and more) and precut (Concolor and Fraser Fir) Christmas trees.
Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday: 1 pm to 5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Day: 1 pm to 5 pm
Prices: $52 – $272 depending on type and height
Trees are individually priced with a price tag on the tree. If the tree does not have a price tag, do not cut!
They offer a holiday shop, tree stands, a
803.685.7860 | 255 Christmas Tree Lane , Ward, SC
2022 Season information is currently not available. We will update once it is.
Hours: (based on 2021 information)
Monday – Wednesday 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday 10 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday: 1 pm to 5:30 pm
Offers: A variety of you cut and pre-cut varieties of Christmas trees (Leyland Cypress, Clemson Greenspire, Fraser Fir (freshcut), Eastern Red Cedar, Deodar Cedar, Carolina Sapphire, Eastern White Pine, Virginia Pine, and some extra large varieties that are 20 feet +)
There are family friend farm activities such as roasting marshmallows, tractor rides, a crafts canteen, and lots of picturesque places for photos at this 105 acre farm.
803.316.2749 | 2165 Lloyd Drive, Sumter, SC
The 2022 Season begins Friday, November 25th, 2022 until sold out
Coleman Family Farms offers cut-your-own and precut Christmas tree
Hours: 11-5 daily
In addition to trees, they also have tree stands, tree preservatives, mistletoe, cinnamon rolls, and more for sale. Hot chocolate and candy canes are always free.
2022 Season begins November 1st, 2022 for Tagging, Pay when you return to cut
Families are invited to Drafts Tree Farm at the beginning of November to tag the tree they want, then can return closer to Christmas to cut the tree.
Hours: 8 am to sunset, Monday – Sunday
Photographers can also book their session at the farm but must contact them ahead of time.
803.276.0161 | 20760 US Hwy 76, Newberry, SC
2022 Season begins November 25th, 2022
Offers: Choose and Cut or Precut trees (premium firs)
They offer Carolina Sapphire, Leyland Cypress, and Fraser Fir
Prices start at $8 per foot
Hours: Friday – Sunday; Open by appointment or to pick up orders during the week
Strongly encouraged to preorder wreaths and garlands
Little Creek Farm offers small group interactive tours, birthday parties for kids, a space for adult gatherings, a photography rental location, and more!
Birthday Parties at Little Creek Farm include a bounce house and farm tour with animal interactions and photo opportunities. The cost is $250 for 20 children. There is a covered seating area available for party use. No food is included, but parents may bring in food, cake, beverages, and decorations.