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10 Best Pumpkin Patches and Farms Near Columbia, SC

Ready for pumpkins in Columbia, SC? If you want to pick your own pumpkin, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re making pie, a jack-o-lantern, or just decorating the porch, pumpkins are a fall staple and we know the best places to go for pumpkins!

We have a list of farms near Columbia and some up towards the mountains in WNC that offer pumpkins and lots of family fun making them perfect for a day trip.

We also have the scoop on some local lots where can make a quick stop to pick out your pumpkins and maybe grab a photo op or two. What are you waiting for? Get those pumpkins!

Pumpkins in Columbia

In this pumpkin guide:

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Tips for Pumpkin Picking

Don’t forget to keep the pumpkin patch experience fun! After all, is there anything cuter than your little one trudging through a pumpkin patch filled with a variety of pumpkins? Here are a few tips to help your family enjoy the day.

  1. Watch for fire ant hills and other biting insects, especially if it’s wet. Something about those fields seems to attract those pesky critters. Wear sneakers or boots!
  2. Remind children to pick up pumpkins from the bottom and not the stem. It’s easier to carve with a good stem still attached and cracked or smashed fallen pumpkins really aren’t very much fun.
  3. Bring plenty of water, especially if you’re going to farm and plan to stay awhile. Fall in Columbia is often still pretty hot, and hunting for that perfect pumpkin might take a while.
  4. Consider bringing a picnic. Lots of the farms listed have picnic facilities and that gives you a chance to relax and enjoy the day a bit longer.

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Pumpkin Patches: Columbia, SC

If a day trip is out of the question and you want to stay in Columbia for pumpkins, these are the closest places for pumpkins.

Columbia SC Farms with Pumpkins

Most of these farms have much more than pumpkin patches! You’ll find family activities like corn mazes, wagon rides, farm animals, and cute farm stores with gifts, fruits and vegetables, and lots more!

  • Clinton Sease Farm, Lexington, SC: Huge farm with corn maze, children’s play spaces, and lots more. Pumpkins are not included in the admission cost.
  • McLeod Farm, McBee, SC: Pumpkin picking off the vine, plus a farm market
  • Lever Farms, Pomaria, SC: Pick pumpkins off the vine or from a pre-picked area. Other activities include a corn maze, wagon ride and farm animals.
  • Heritage Field Farm, Irmo: Pumpkins available in-store in October
Clinton Sease Farm Pumpkin Patch in Lexington, SC

Picking pumpkins at Clinton Sease Farm

Where to Get Pumpkins in Columbia


Nix Pumpkin Patch pick your own pumpkins

If you’re looking for Halloween events, head on over to our Halloween & Trick-or-Treat Guide. Or, if a Fall feel is what you’re after, try our huge list of Fall Activities in Columbia.

A different kind of pumpkin patch

For something a little different this year, check out the South Carolina Railroad Museum Pumpkin PatchRide a train to the pumpkin patch! Pick a pumpkin, decorate it and enjoy games and a maze before heading back to the depot aboard the train. October 22nd and October 29th, 2022


Day Trip Worthy Pumpkin Farms, Orchards, & More

Head to one of these farms for pumpkins, plus all sorts of activities like hay rides, cow trains, cider slushies, petting farm animals, and more!

Looking for more farm fun?

Grandad’s Apples N’ Such

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

Offers:

Offering U-Pick Apples as available—check Grandad’s Facebook page for updates
Pumpkin Patch
Farm Store and bakery
Corn Maze
Cow Train
Apple Cannons

Sky Top Orchard

828.692.7930 | 3403 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC

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

Offers:
U-pick apples
Farm Store with Cider donuts
Farm animals
Wagon Rides
Playground
Gold Rush Gem Mine (new for 2022!)

Jeter Mountain Farm

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

Offers:

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
1813 Smokehouse
Covered play area including hay bales and corn boxes ($5 fee)

Clinton Sease Farm

| 382 Olde Farm Road, Lexington , SC

Clinton Sease Farm Pumpkin Patch in Lexington, SC

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.

Offers:

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. 

Pricing:

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.

 

Lever Farms

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.

Offers:
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)

Prices:
Contact Lever Farms for specific pricing

McLeod Farms

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.

Offers:
U pick strawberry patch (April – May)
U pick pumpkin patch (October)
Corn maze (October to November)
Wagon rides
Summer Peach Festival (July)

Pick pumpkins off the vine at Nix Pumpkin Patch in Hendersonville, NC. You’ll also find winter squash, cabbage, potatoes and gourds.

 

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