Planning to enjoy a farm and stay through lunch? In addition to many other activities and attractions, these farms offer picnic space, so you can bring your own lunch and stay for the afternoon!
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.
With two u-pick locations, one in Landrum and one in Campobello, Thompson Family Farms offers upick tulips in March, upick sunflowers in July, and upick pumpkins/corn in September & October.
Pumpkins are pick your own and are precut from the vine in the fields to ensure ripeness.
Fall Season begins September 21, 2023 until the end of October
Hours: Hours are 10 am – 7 pm, Thursdays – Saturdays. Admission is free!
There are also photo opportunities, workshops, a sunflower maze, and picnic areas.
Learn more about Thompson Family Farms in our KA Review about their Three Season of U-pick!
Landrum Location (u pick tulips): 328 Arledge Road, Landrum, SC
Campobello Locations ( u pick sunflowers & u pick pumpkins): 13830 SC-11, Campobello, SC
Located in West Union, Little Cane Creek Farm features a 4-acre corn maze, hayrides, children’s play area, pumpkin patch, and more. Each year the corn maze has a different theme. Little Cane Creek Farm’s 2023 fall season is September 30, 2023 – November 5, 2023
Children’s play space
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:
Located in beautiful Hendersonville with views of the mountains, Pilot Mountain Pears is the only dedicated Asian pear orchard in the area. They have more than 5,000 Asian pear trees and will open in 2023 for their third u-pick season.
Opens for 2023 season August 25, 2023
Check the Pilot Mountain Pears Facebook page for current u-pick status, before heading up.
Asian Pears Upick opening day: August 25th, 2023
No pets allowed.
Asian pears – Late August – Early October
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:
$5 + tax for day time ride
Ages 2 and under: Free
828.685.9083 | 170 Stepp Orchard Drive, Hendersonville, NC
Open 50 years, Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard are experts on organizing their orchard for u-pick. They begin their family fun and farm activities in mid-August and invite you to bring a lunch and spend the day at the orchard.
Open August 18, 2023. Check their Facebook page for up-to-date info on what’s available for picking.
Corn Maze ($)
Jump Pads (on weekends) ($)
Apple Cannon (on weekends) ($)