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, fall festivals and events. Would you like to see your fall activity or event listed? Contact Bethany at [email protected]
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Fall Events Near Spartanburg
While many fall events near Spartanburg aren’t happening in 2020, some of our favor ites are still happening in creative ways. Here are a few of the events you can look forward to this fall near Spartanburg.
Looking for more? Don’t miss this list of Spartanburg’s Fall Festivals.
A Taste of Greece To-Go
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Spartanburg, September 18- 20th, 2020
Enjoy Greek Festival Food to-go! Spartanburg Greek Festival website
Drive-Thru South Carolina State Fair
Columbia, SC Fairgrounds, October 20 and 21, 2020
Drive through special exhibits and enjoy fair food favorites at the fair food court! SC State Fair Website
Get Out and Play this Fall in Spartanburg
There are some great adventures to be had outdoors in the fall as the weather cools. Check out these parks, hikes and things to do in Spartanburg this fall.
- Grab your board or scooter plus a helmet and head to the recently re-opened Hot Spot Skate Park!
- Toss some balls and putters into the car and head to Sparkle City Mini-Putt for free mini golf!
- Try your hand at disc golf on one of these Disc Golf Courses in Spartanburg.
- Find Fall Colored Leaves Near Spartanburg
- Hike and Explore with the FREE Kids in Parks Program
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!
Farms to Enjoy this Fall
Visit Stewart Farms for wagon rides, farm store, farm animals, honey bee observatory, the SC MAiZE, and a pumpkin patch. The 2020 Fall Season begins on Saturday, September 26th.
Nighttime activities include Big Boo: Family-Friendly Haunted Maize and Nighttime Wagon Rides. These are offered on October 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, and 31st. While the Big Boo is family-friendly, it is not recommended for children under the age of 6.
2020 Homeschool Days are on Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 1st.
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.
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.
Guests have been picking their own apples at the 70-acre working farm at Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard for over 50 years. The farm is open daily, with extra farm activities offered on weekends. Their u-pick apples open on Friday, August 14th this year! The u-pick pumpkin patch opens in October for even more family fun!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nix Pumpkin Patch
3726 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC
Pick pumpkins off the vine at Nix Pumpkin Patch in Hendersonville, NC. You’ll also find winter squash, cabbage, potatoes and gourds.
What is your favorite thing to do during fall in Spartanburg?