Clinton Sease Farm corn maze and fall attractions are now open for the 2020 season with extra safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hayrides are running at 50% capacity and masks are required. Their pumpkin patch is open through October 31 and the corn maze is open through November 15. Cozy Campfire packages are also available.
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden offers family pumpkin painting on Friday October 23 and Saturday October 24 at 10:30am. The cost is $20 per family for up to six people (in addition to zoo admission) and includes pumpkins, paint, markers, and craft supplies. Boo at the Zoo is on for October 23-30 from 5pm - 9pm each evening. Advance reservation is required, and tickets can be purchased here.
Fill Your Cup
Is it even fall yet if you don’t have a steaming cup of your favorite fall flavored coffee in hand? Blum Coffee on Devine Street has debuted their fall flavors including Caramel Apple Butter, Pumpkin Spice and Maple Habanero. And if coffee is not your thing, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea in the Vista has a Caramel Apple Cider to satisfy your seasonal cravings.
Choose Your Brews
Columbia SC breweries are open for business and have some signature fall suds on tap. Our picks for the season: Steel Hands Brewery’s Pecan Brown Ale, Cottontown Brew Lab’s Oktoberfest Marzen, Columbia Craft Brewery’s Colator (Doppelbock) and River Rat Brewery’s Moncks Corner Abbey Ale.
Sweet Fall Treats
Silver Spoon Bake Shop on Devine Street is offering limited service with pre-order pickup and a special menu. Try the trio of butter pecan, pumpkin cake roll and cookie butter macarons to celebrate the flavors of the season. Nothing Bundt Cakes has locations in Forest Acres at Cardinal Crossing and Lake Murray at Harbison. They are offering pumpkin spice Bundt cakes through November 30. They also offer Carrot Cake as a standard flavor, but we are especially loving it right now.
Take a Hike
Get out and enjoy cool mornings, blue skies, and the crunch of falling leaves. Harbison State Forest has 18 miles of trails for hiking, walking, or jogging. Congaree National Park has 2.4 miles of stroller-friendly and accessible boardwalk.
The second annual Town of Blythewood Oktoberfest is scheduled in compliance with COVID-19 protocol guidelines so you don’t have to forego the quintessential fall festival experience just because it’s 2020. The festival is Saturday October 17 from 10am-10pm at Doko Meadows Park. Traditional German polka and oompah bands, Southern rock, biergartens, food trucks, vendors, games, and kids activities offer something for the whole family. Bring your own chair or blanket for seating. No coolers.
Try a Topper
Looking for a fun fashion statement this fall? For the transitional weather, try a topper, a fresh a combination of a poncho and a wrap. Just the Thing on Devine Street has a variety of bright colors, animal prints and neutrals to keep you cozy as the temps drop.