Fall is my favorite time of year. I start thinking about all the things pumpkin spice as early as the end of July. I love eating, drinking and smelling everything pumpkin! Now that it is officially pumpkin season, I can’t wait to go back to some of the Midlands most popular pumpkin patches and enjoy all the fun they have to offer with my daughter and family. To help you on your quest for the perfect jack-o-lantern, here’s a list of some of our favorite patches across the Columbia area!
Dates: September 22 – November 12
Friday 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: 404 Olde Farm Road | Lexington, SC | 29072
This is my favorite local pumpkin patch because it has so much more than just pumpkins. Clinton Sease Farm includes a HUGE corn maze, hay bale mazes, tractor-pulled hay rides where you can see a functional farm including a variety of farm animals, a cow tractor, and an awesome playground with three-story slide. Y’all should have seen me in the cow tractor last year with my daughter. Oh my goodness that was so much fun! You and your family can truly spend all day having fall fun at Clinton Sease Farm and the staff is friendly. Come back at night without the kids to check out the creepy Deceased Farm for super-duper scares. Admission to Pumpkin Patch is $1.00 (or free with purchase of maze admission). Children 2 and under are free!
Dates: Open ever Saturday in October
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 5057 S.C. Highway 34 | Pomaria, SC | 29072
Lever Farms pumpkin patch opens on October 7 this year. This fun pumpkin patch is worth the drive! Lever Farms includes a patch where you can pick your own pumpkins and a stall where you can purchase already-picked pumpkins. There’s also a farm animals, a mini corn maze for kids, a corn pit, pumpkin bowling and educational tractor-pulled hay rides.
Dates: October 1 – 31
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sundays
Location: 4000 Hard Scrabble Road | Columbia, SC | 29223
Known in the area as “the pumpkin patch church” and open daily throughout October, this local pumpkin patch is sure to please! It offers 40 varieties of pumpkins, as well as Indian corn and gourds. Proceeds go to the church youth group’s charity projects. They have donated to charities locally and internationally through this mission.
Dates: October 14 – October 31
12:00 p.m. – Dusk
Location: 850 S. Lake Drive | Lexington, SC | 29072
Red Bank United Methodist church sells pumpkins in an open field just outside of Red Bank. If you buy a pumpkin from their stand this year you can enter to win a $1,000 prize so keep the sticker from the pumpkin!
Dates: October 1 -31
Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 3401 Trenholm Road | Columbia, SC | 29223
Plenty of pumpkins of all sizes available! Their pumpkins will come in on and they will be available that evening! Check them out
Dates: October 2 – 31
Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Sunday hours not available at time of publication)
Location: 3050 Leaphart Road | West Columbia, SC | 29169
Find the perfect pumpkin from their wide variety.
Monday – Saturday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday Noon – 6 p.m.
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.