It’s time to give you the early scoop on what’s going on this fall in and around Spartanburg. We have compiled for you a handy list so that everything you need this autumn is right at your fingertips. This list contains local orchards, farms, pumpkin patches, haunted farms, fall festivals and events. Would you like to see your fall activity or event listed? Contact Bethany at [email protected]
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Farms & Orchards that Offer Fall Activities Near Spartanburg
Enjoy our list of local farms, orchards, and corn mazes near Spartanburg. We have added the website urls to the titles so that you can easily access the latest information on dates and events. We recommend checking the directions via the original source rather than using GPS alone as many of these locations are located in rural areas. We have also noted which orchards allow pick-your-own apples! Remember that we also have more comprehensive lists of local places divided by type. See the top of the article for relevant links to our other fall content.
Farms to Enjoy this Fall
This 115-acre strawberry farm and also grows summer squash, pumpkins, cantaloupe, and cucumbers. Fall activities include hayrides, a corn maze, café, and ice cream parlor. The corn maze is open from September 22 through October 28.
Pick your own apples at Coston Farm or grab some pre-picked apples and pumpkins in their Apple House, with bakery and gift shop. Like other orchards, they also offer delicious baked goods and apples already picked for sale.
(Note from website: Map Quest and other searches have INCORRECT farm location! Make sure to take Exit 19B (Clemson exit). Denver Downs Farm is 1.2 miles north of I-85.) ) 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.
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. Fall season runs September 15th – October 28th.
Primarily known for their incredible peaches, Fisher’s Orchard also grows apples that are available for picking in the fall (call for exact dates). The Fall Festival at Fisher’s Orchard runs October 1- 31. The farm is open Saturdays to the public, and weekdays for school groups. Enjoy a wagon ride, the maze and the animals for only $5. This farm is perfect for small children.
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 pumpkin patch, barnyard animals that children can feed and a corn maze. Grandad’s Apples N’ Such offers pick-your-own apples, a bakery, and photo ops.
See our review here.
The Anderson family invites you to visit a real-working dairy farm! Come enjoy homegrown produce, hayrides, a playground with picnic shelter and more! Fall of 2018 they will have a corn maze as well.
Building on the tradition of the Nivens Apple Farm, Johnson Farms is located in Inman, SC and will feature many of the same activities previously enjoyed at Nivens. The farm opened on September 2, 2017. Opening weekend for 2018 is September 1st. Other activities include gem mining, a pumpkin patch, pedal cards, hayrides, night mazes and more!
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.
See our review here.
Fall festivities at May-Lan Tree Plantation include a pumpkin patch and hayride. Open to the public every Saturday & Sunday in October. This is also a Christmas tree farm.
Offers mountain views, ponds with ducks and geese, farm animals, play structures and apple and fruit trees that you can pick from yourself. This orchard is a local favorite spot due to its amazing views and close proximity to Greenville. Don’t miss the amazing apple cider donuts.
See our review here.
Guests have been picking their own apples at the 70 acre working farm at Stepps Hillcrest Orchard for over 45 years. The farm is open daily, with extra farm activities offered on weekends. The U-pick pumpkin patch opens in October for even more family fun!
Experience includes wagon rides, farm store, farm animals, honey bee observatory, the 2016 Culver’s corn maze, and a pumpkin patch. Fall season runs September 22nd – October 28th.
Big Boo: Family Friendly spooking of side 2 of the corn maze. Dates are Fridays (Oct. 12, 19, 26) and Saturdays (Oct. 13, 20, 27)
Harvest of Horror at Denver Downs Farm features 4 different haunts for $30. This also includes 10-acre maze, hayride, 35 barnyard activities, Bonfires, and live music. Additionally, there are 3 haunted add-on attractions which can be purchased for $5 to $10 each.
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 super powers 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.
Tickets cost $25 for children 10 and under, $30 for children with the no scare medallion, $30 for adults, and $35 for adults with a no-scare medallion. Check the website for discounts offered on Thursdays and Sundays, as well as fast passes and package options.
Kids Activities- cow train, jumping pillow
Family Friendly haunted house experience
Scary Haunted House Experience
The Fear Farm Haunted House
424 Ninety-Nine Island Road, Blacksburg, SC
Attractions include: Fear Farm Midway with rides, games and more. Photo opp with Fear Farm characters, Ringmasters Circus Academy, The Abyss Complete Darkness, and the Fear Farm Haunted House.
Open Friday & Saturday nights in October, 7 – 11:30 p.m. Open Halloween night 7 – 10 p.m. Open the first Saturday in November.
Admission: General admission is $20 onsite.
Treedines Haunted Farm
1506 Durham Road, Piedmont, SC
This haunted farm offers two attractions: The Forest and Midnite Hill. These can be purchased together at a discount or separately if you’ve only got time for one haunt!
Admission: Midnite Hill- $10 | The Forest- $15 | Combo- $20
The Biggest Fall Events Near Spartanburg
Boo in the Zoo – October 19-21, 26-28, 2018 at Greenville Zoo. Dress the kids up for an unforgettable visit to the zoo that includes trick-or-treating, friendly-spooky decorations, and a walk through an un-haunted house.
Enchanted Forest – October 25-27, 2018 at The Pavilion. Trick-or-Treat through an enchanted forest filled with storybook characters. This event also includes bounce houses, carnival games, and a costume contest with the price of admission. Each child also receives a bounce house pass for use on a later date with their admission.
Euphoria Greenville – September 20-23, 2018 in Downtown Greenville | The food-focused festival Euphoria Greenville was started in 2006 by singer, songwriter Edwin McCain. The four-day festival includes tasting events, wine demonstrations, cooking seminars and live music. All events are adult only events except for the Sunday Fired Up! Brunch.
Festifall at Walnut Grove Plantation – October 6-7, 2018 at Walnut Grove Plantation (1200 Otts Shoal Rd., Roebuck, SC) | Watch Walnut Grove Plantation burst back into life during this special Revolutionary War reenactment weekend.
Fall for Greenville – October 12-14, 2018 in Downtown Greenville | Fall for Greenville features a Taste of Greenville with over 40 of the area’s favorite restaurants. Come experience some new cuisine or visit some of your favorites! In addition to the food vendors there are over 60 local, regional and national musicians featured on 6 stages throughout the festival.
Greenville Fall Festival & Holiday Market– November 3, 2018 at Greenville Classical Academy (2519 Woodruff Road; Simpsonville, SC 29681) | This annual festival includes over 75 vendors including local companies, artisans, farmers and home businesses. Your kids will love the Kidzone that features face painting, inflatables, pony rides and games.
Pendleton Fall Festival– October 6, 2018 in historic Pendleton, SC | Games, music, crafts, and vendors.
Pumpkintown Festival – Date TBA at 5301 Dacusville Highway, Pickens, SC 29671 | Pumpkintown is a popular pumpkin festival held annually on the 2nd Saturday in October. This festival features down home cooking, bbq, music, art and crafts, and pumpkins!
Spartanburg International Festival – October 6, 2018 at Barnet Park | Take a trip around the world at this annual outdoor festival. Enjoy food, music, and entertainment!
Piedmont Interstate Fair – October 8-14, 2018 at 575 Fairgrounds Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303 | The yearly fair comes to town this week in October. It features tons of kids activities, rides, food, entertainment, livestock, and more!
What is your favorite fall activity? Let us know in the comments!