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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Tree Farm
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
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.
Nights Maze (don’t forget to bring your flashlight!)
Prepicked & upick pumpkins
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
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 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.
Pets are not allowed at the u-pick orchards, inside the market, inside the tap room, coffee shop, and wagons.
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
Covered play area