Are you looking for a farm to visit near Columbia, SC? We have a list of local farms near you, plus farms and orchards that make a great day trip. These farms have everything from cute farm stores to corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and u-pick produce. You might also find farms with hayrides, farm playgrounds, and lots more. Spend a traditional family fun farm day at one of these farms near Columbia, SC.
Are you looking for a specific farm activity? Maybe you want a farm where you can bring your own picnic, or a place where you can pick pumpkins. Use the categories below in the orange box to find the perfect farm to visit!
Fall season begins September 22, 2023 – November 5th, 2023
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, and sunflower fields. Activities are Friday through Sunday.
Friday: 6 pm – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday: 2 pm – 7 pm
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
Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch: September 22, 2023 – November 5th, 2023 for ages 3 and up. Tickets for mazes include all mazes, playground access, an 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: $18.00 for ages 3 and up (other activities included in price)
Ages 2 and under are free
Birthday Parties are available to book from April through November
Pets are not allowed.
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.
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.
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
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.
Fall pumpkin season September 30th, 2023 – November 4th, 2023
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)
Wagon Ride to U-Pick Pumpkin Patch: $4 for ages 3 and older; Free for ages 2 and under
Corn Maze and Sunflower Field are priced separately
Open Tuesday – Friday and Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm
Open Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm
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
Cottle Strawberry Farm has loads of u-pick strawberries in the spring. They also have pre-picked options.
In the fall, visit Cottel Strawberry Farms for u-pick and pre-picked pumpkins, as well as a large selection of mums.
Cottle Strawberry Farms has two locations:
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, an 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)
Corn Maze (fall)
Contact Lever Farms for specific pricing