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Wagon Ride

Nothing says fall on the farm like hayrides and wagon rides. Looking for a farm that offers hayrides? The farms on this list, in addition to other activities, offer hayrides or wagon rides. Some of these farms will charge separately for the hayride and some will be included in a general admission.

Denver Downs

SPONSORED 864.305.1268 | 1515 Denver Road, Anderson, SC

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.

Offers:
Pumpkin Patch
Many Kids’ Activities- cow train, jumping pillow, zip line, and more!
Farm Animals
Corn Maze 

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.

Little Cane Creek Farm

864.710.8779 | 2480 North Highway 11, West Union, 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

Offers:
Pumpkin Patch
Hayrides
Children’s play space
Corn Maze
Picnic Area
Concessions
Sunflower Patch

Mountain Fresh Orchard

| 2887 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC

Apple Express at Mountain Fresh Orchard, Hendersonville, NC

This smaller orchard has a lot to offer with much smaller crowds than its neighbors. Start with the farm store which has a wide variety of apples, pumpkins, produce, and decor items. Then, head inside with your purchases to check out. Of course, you’ll pass by the bakery full of apple turnovers, apple cider donuts, pies, tarts, and lots more.

Apple cider slushie at Mountain Fresh Orchard

The only way to head out into these orchards is to purchase a ticket to ride on the trackless train. The Apple Express is about a 10-minute ride through the beautiful apple orchards. There is no U-pick at this farm! Purchase tickets for the train at the register in the farm store, or purchase them online and show your receipt.

There’s also a small deck that overlooks the orchards where you can enjoy your baked goods or apple cider slushies while you enjoy the view.

 

May-Lan Tree Plantation

864.243.3092 | 156 Cooley Bridge Road, Pelzer, SC

Open Thanksgiving Day, November 23 – 26, 2023. 

In years past, this farm sold out of trees in early December, so please check with the farm before heading out. At May-Lan, you can cut your own tree or choose a pre-cut tree.

General store offers hot chocolate, cider, marshmallow roasting (weather permitting) and other treats. As well as wreaths, garland, bows and more.

Offers:
Christmas Tree Farm
Farm Animals

Lush Acres

864.938.2800 | 1875 West Maple Street Extension, Clinton, SC

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

Offers:
Corn pit
Gem mine
Corn maze
Wagon rides
Barnyard animals
Playground
Mini train rides
Pumpkins
Playground
Food

$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

Offers:
Wagon Rides
Farm Store
Farm Animals
Corn Maze
Pumpkin Patch
Homeschool Days

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

Strawberry Hill U.S.A.

864.461.5353 | 3097 Highway 11 W, Chesnee, SC

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. 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, Open September 30th, 2023- October 29th, 2023.

Offers:
Corn Maze
Nights Maze (don’t forget to bring your flashlight!)
Cafe
Ice Cream
Prepicked & upick pumpkins

 

Sky Top Orchard

828.692.7930 | 3403 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC

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.

  • Open weekends as of end of July for donuts, wagon rides, and farm store apples, follow their Facebook page for updates. 
  • Apple Upick Begins August 3rd, 2023

Dogs on leash allowed but not in the fruit stand.

Offers:
U-pick apples
Farm Store with Cider donuts
Farm animals
Wagon Rides
Playground
Gold Rush Gem Mine 



 

Hunter Farms

| 2441 Jameson Road, Easley, SC

The family-friendly Fall on the Farm event in late September/ October, that includes a corn maze, pumpkins, a hayride, barn games, trike racing, a play area for kids to enjoy, and more!
They will have fall-flavored ice cream and shakes.

Admission is $10 per person (ages 2 and under are free)

They are only open on Saturdays in the fall.

Jeter Mountain Farm

828.513.0404 | 1126 Jeter Mountain Road, Hendersonville, NC

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 offers Choose N’ Cut Christmas Trees, plus 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!

2023 season: Get updates for availability on their Facebook page.

  • Open weekends 10-5 as of July 2023 for u-pick berries.
  • Apple U-pick Begins August 12, 2023.
  • Pumpkins will be available in early October, 2023.

Pets are not allowed at the u-pick orchards, inside the market, inside the tap room, coffee shop, and wagons

Offers:

U-pick Apples & other fruits according to season
Market with pre-picked apples, apple cider, apple cider donuts, and other goods
Hard Cider Tap Room
1813 Smokehouse
Covered play area