Fall—a time where pumpkins take over porches, and photos of plaid and corn fields take over your Instagram feed. So where are all these cute photos coming from? Pumpkin patches and corn mazes have long been intertwined. Check out a few of the places to get your fall fix + get your own seasonal photo (extra points for a solo shot).
Clinton Sease Farm
Operating as a fall attraction since 2004, Clinton Sease Farm knows a thing or two about corn mazes and family fun. Try your hand at this year’s corn maze, themed, “American Farmer,” and let us know how long it takes you to make it through. Beyond the corn maze, the farm offers hayrides, campfires, and playgrounds for the kiddos. Don’t have your porch pumpkins lined up yet? This farm is equipped with a pumpkin patch, open during corn maze hours through November 12th. If a pumpkin is all you’re looking for, peruse the patch in the crisp air for just $1. Photo in the giant chair or it didn’t happen.
Deceased Farm is a different kind of farm, as you can probably tell from the name. Take out your typical hayride and add in some ghouls and goblins. This haunt is self-guided and includes six buildings. From a 3D experience to an abandoned farm, this eerie adventure is not for the faint of heart, and not recommended for children under the age of 12 (no refunds available). Maybe your (slightly crazy) friends want to go, but haunting is not for you. Equally entertaining are a zombie paintball shooting gallery, a “coffin fire pit” for s’mores, and cold beer at “deceased brews.” Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sundays until October 31st + a special night on Halloween—if you dare. Ticket sales start at 7:30 pm each night, but expect lines, especially closer to Halloween.
While Fox Farm is open for more than just fall festivities, they put together special events that cater to the pumpkin picking, s’more roasting crowd. This year’s “Fall Fun” events are held on October 20th at 4 pm, October 28th at 10 am, October 28th at 3 pm, and November 4th at 3 pm. With your $8 ticket, you can visit with barnyard animals, go on a hayride (or horse ride if you’re up to it), and get one pumpkin. If you want more pumpkins and a s’more roasting, it’ll be extra but it may be worth it to complete your fall experience. Don’t wait to plan this outing. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Keep up with their Facebook to stay tuned into their events + get a sneak peek at their farm animals-- they even have some for sale if you’ve been itching for a pet.
Want to find more events to enjoy this fall? Check out our events calendar for even more things to do in Columbia SC.
Cover photo by: Hannah O'Brien