What trip to the farm is complete without animals? In addition to many other activities, the farms in this list have animals out that kids can look at, and in some cases feed or pet.
2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites Finalist: Family-Friendly Farms
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.
Many Kids’ Activities- cow train, jumping pillow, zip line, and more!
Check out our KA review of the Denver Downs Fall Festival, with reviews of what’s new on the farm, their epic slide, and other fun things to do on the farm.
2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites 1st Place: Best Family-Friendly Farms
Find your perfect pumpkin, other locally-grown produce, dairy goods, and more at Happy Cow Creamery!
They host an annual Pumpkin Festival in late October.
Happy Cow Offers:
In Hendersonville, this little farm stand has a lot to offer. In addition to a farm store with apples, produce and prepicked pumpkins, kids can enjoy the small field with games and chickens to visit. The field also has tractors to look at and pumpkins.
You’ll see J&M if you’re headed to Linda’s Plants & Shrubs on Chimney Rock Road. Check out the food trucks and make a pit stop for lunch!
J&M also has a patio with a fireplace, outdoor tv, beverages to purchase, and sometimes even food trucks. On the day we visited, they were also doing a wine tasting of local wines.
Located in Clinton: Opens for the 2023 season on October 7th, 2023 – October 28th, 2023
Open every Saturday in October
Open 10 am – 5 pm
Mini train rides
$10 per person, Ages 2 and under are free
Additional activities cost a fee, including animal feeding, corn cannons, gem mining, and other.
Visit Stewart Farms for wagon rides, farm store, farm animals, honey bee observatory, the SC MAiZE, and a pumpkin patch. The 2023 Fall Season begins on Saturday, September 23rd and ends on October 29th.
Nighttime activities include Big Boo: Family-Friendly Haunted Maize and Nighttime Wagon Rides. These are offered on October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28th. While the Big Boo is family-friendly, it is not recommended for children under the age of 6.
2023 Homeschool Days are on September 26th and 27th
Corn Maize Cost:
Ages 6 & up: $8 + tax
Kids age 5 and under: Free
Big Boo Nighttime Corn Maize:
Ages 6 & up: $12 + tax
Wagon Ride Cost:
$5 + tax for day time ride
Ages 2 and under: Free
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Outdoor Fun
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Farms
A KAG 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.
2023 season-opening date: Sky Top WILL HAVE U-Pick in 2023.
Dogs on leash allowed but not in the fruit stand.
Farm Store with Cider donuts
Gold Rush Gem Mine
Famoda Farm, located in Taylors, SC, has baby calves, donkeys, chickens, and pigs that you and your kids can see and learn about. They even have an on-site farmer’s market called Grazers where you can find local fresh meat and many other farm-to-table items. All items are sourced from local farmers.
Their Fall Corn Maze has 8 acres of twists and turns.
Be sure to read our full review of Famoda Farm.
Don’t miss their FallFest with animals, jumping pillow, a caterpillar train, a corn maze, and lots more! Here’s everything you need to know about FallFest at Famoda Farm.