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 barnyard animals that children can feed, corn maze and a huge pumpkin patch where kids are bound to find their ideal pumpkin. They have all sizes and shapes, from baby pumpkins to enormous ones. This season, Grandad’s opened July 24th, 2020!
Pick your own blackberries, apples and pumpkins or opt for the ones picked for you! Located in a picturesque part of Hendersonville with views of the mountains, Justus Orchard is the perfect place to go apple picking. Their apple cider donuts are also a treat not to be missed. Justus Orchard also offers a cow train ride through the orchard for the kids, bouncing pillow, farm animals and a pond with ducks.
NOTE: When in the Apple House, guests are asked to wear masks. Learn more about other changes Justus Orchard has implemented in response to COVID-19 here.
Located in West Union, Little Cane Creek Farms features a 5-acre corn maze, hayrides, children’s play area, pumpkin patch, and more. Each year the corn maze has a different theme. Updated 2020 Fall Information is TBA.
Strawberry Hill USA, is a 115-acre strawberry farm and also grows summer squash, pumpkins, cantaloupe, and cucumbers. They have a cafe and ice cream parlor open year round. 2020 Fall activities include Cooley’s Corn Maze as well as both pre-picked pumpkins and still on the vine pumpkin patch! Fall Activities will be held every Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 19th – Nov. 1st, 2020
Corn maze hours are Saturdays from 10 am – 6 pm and Sundays 12 pm- 6 pm. The 2020 season’s Flashlight Nights in the Maze are on Saturdays October 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. Information regarding their COVID-19 precautions can be found here.
Visit Greyrock Farm and enjoy a corn maze, pick your own pumpkin and lots more family fun. This year’s corn maze theme is “As a State, We Are Stronger Together.” A nighttime corn maze experience is available on Friday and Saturday nights in October (excluding October 31st).
The corn maze costs $8 per person.
The farm is open daily from 1-6 pm.
This attraction makes haunted houses family-friendly. During the day this attraction offers a pumpkin patch, hay bales, cow train, jumping pillow, and more! They also offer day time hours for their haunted hotel. Worried the kids will be scared? Purchase a no scare medallion, which gives the bearer the superpowers to scare off the monsters. Medallions can also be purchased for the evening attractions.
Don’t let the family-friendly fun fool you, Madworld claims to the scariest haunted house in the state.
Family Friendly haunted house experience
Scary Haunted House Experience
Open weekends from September 11th until early November. See the calendar for date and time details.
Admission: General Admission $30 adults/$25 Children /$5 extra for a “No-Touch medallion”
A KAS 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. Sky Top Orchard opened for the season on August 1st!
NOTE: When in the Fruit Stand, guests and staff are required to wear masks. Learn more about other changes Sky Top has implemented in response to COVID-19 here.
This 900-acre farm located just north of I-85 between Anderson and Clemson boasts one of the largest corn mazes in the southeast. In addition to the maze they offer a wide assortment of activities including play areas, farm animals and a u-pick pumpkin patch. The activities are all covered under one admission price. Denver Downs Farm is open daily late September through mid-November.
Eliada’s features a 12-acre maze as well as 2 children’s trails, the Storybook Trails. These trails lead guests on a fun-filled adventure while following along with a story your child will love. Other attractions include a cow train, spider web climber, tube slides, corn cannon and a jumping pillow. All proceeds benefit Eliada Homes, which is a non-profit organization that serves Western North Carolina children. Activities also include a hayride, pumpkin patch, and corn cannon. Updated 2020 Fall Information is TBA.
Primarily known for their incredible peaches, Fishers Orchard also grows apples that are available for picking in the fall (call for exact dates). Their Fall Festival runs throughout the month of October. The farm is open Saturdays to the public, and weekdays for school groups. Families can pick out pumpkins, enjoy a wagon ride, the maze and the animals for a small fee. This farm is perfect for small children.
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’s 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! Jeter Mountain Farm also has a play area for kids and a Farm Market with pre-picked apples, apple cider, apple cider donuts, and other goods.