Over 30 Fun Places to Go & Things to Do this Fall in Greenville, SC

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It’s time to give you the early scoop on what’s going on this fall in and around Greenville. 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 bethany.winston@gmail.com.

 Guide to Fall in Greenville, SC

Don’t miss these related lists:U-Pick Apple Orchards Near Greenville | Fall Festivals Near Greenville | Where to Find Fall Leaves Near Greenville | Corn Mazes Near Greenville | Pumpkin Patches Near Greenville


Included in this Fall Guide for Greenville, 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.


Fall Classes Around Greenville

 

Fall is a great time to try a new class! Check out our HUGE Class and Activity Guide! If you are looking for classes specifically for homeschooled children, you might find our Homeschool Guide helpful!

 


Fall Day Trips From Greenville

Fall weather lends itself to fabulous outdoor adventures. Check out these great day trip ideas from Greenville that are especially perfect for the fall.

For more great day trips, don’t miss our list of South Carolina Day Trips and WNC Day Trips. If you exploring small towns, don’t miss this list of Upstate, SC Day Trip Towns.

Check Where to Find Fall Leaves Near Greenville to help you find gorgeous fall colors near the Upstate.

Thinking a weekend getaway might be fun? Here’s a list of Incredible Vacation Rentals Where You Can See Fall Colors and Vacation Rental Cabins With Private Indoor Pools. 


Fall for Greenville

Fall Events Near Greenville

Check out our list of 2023 Fall Festivals in Greenville to see what is happening this Fall in Greenville. We’ll update the list throughout the season as more information is available.

Here are a few fall favorites:

Sooie BBQ Festival

Mauldin Cultural Center, September 15th & 16th, 2023
What: BBQ tastings & live music

Aunt Het Fall Festival & Car Show

Downtown Fountain Inn, Saturday,  October 7th, 2023 from 9 am to 5 pm, FREE
What: Vendors, arts & crafts, food, and classic cars

Fall for Greenville

Downtown Greenville, October 13th – 15th, 2023, FREE
What: Food, Live Music, Wine, and Competitions
Kidding Around ReviewDon’t Miss One of Greenville’s Best Events of the Year


Farms to Enjoy this Fall Near Greenville, SC

Spend a great fall day at a local farm. Find pumpkins, pick apples, catch a hayride and have a picnic. there are some gorgeous farms in Greenville that open their farm to the public in the fall. Give one or two of these farms a try and make some family memories!

If you can’t pick just one orchard or farm to visit, try this delicious Apple Cider Donut Tour. 

Apple Cider donut

Farms, Orchards and Pumpkins

McLadke Orchards

864.523.0123 350 Old Oak Drive, Seneca, SC

Located in Seneca, SC this family farm opened to public visitors in the Fall of 2022. The farm has over 22 acres total and produces apples, summer squash, blueberries, blackberries, and other fresh produce throughout Spring, Summer, and Fall which can be purchased at the farm store.
The farm offers activities for families on weekends in the fall through November.

Everything you need to know before your visit can be found in our KAG review of McLadke Orchards!

2023 season dates are TBA

 

Greyrock Farms and Green Acres Produce

864.576.2784 5750 Anderson Mill Road, Moore, SC

Fall season from the end of September through October 31st, 2023
Open Monday – Thursday from 9 am – 6 pm
Friday & Saturday from 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm

Offers:
Prepicked pumpkins and pumpkins in the field
Fried apple pies, produce, apple cider donuts, pumpkin donuts, apples, slushies, and apple cider.
Combine slide
Playground area
2 corn mazes (regular and mini)
Picnic shelter available for use

They will have a corn maze and mini corn, with a night maze on Friday and Saturday nights (last ticket sold 30 minutes before closing)

Admission: Tickets are $10 for the corn maze, and $6 for the mini corn maze

 

Justus Orchards

828.974.1232 187 Garren Road, Hendersonville, NC

Justus Orchard playground

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. This apple orchard in Hendersonville, NC was one of the first in the state to invite customers to not only buy apples already picked but allow visitors to go into the orchard and pick their own apples.

Open for 2023 season
Check the Justus Orchard Facebook page for current u-pick status, before heading up. 

Gala Apple Upick opening day: August 11th, 2023

Well-behaved dogs on leash allowed and owners must pick up after them.

OFFERS:
Blackberries – July thru August

Apples – Mid August thru Early November
Bakery
Apple cannon ($)
Jumping pillow ($)
Cow Train ($)
Playground



 

Fox Farm

803.351.2462 foxfarmsc@yahoo.com 133 Virginia Pine Lane, Lexington , SC

Fox Farm is a family-run farm that offers family visits by appointment and birthday parties on Saturdays.

Family visits:  Offers Saturday visits, by appointment only. Visits include:
Horse rides for $7.00 per adult, $3.00 per child
Hayrides
Visit the barn to feed and pet the farm animals.

Birthday parties: Parties cost $200 for a 2-hour time slot on Saturdays. Parties include:
Cookouts
Hayrides
Horse rides
BB gun shooting
Visits to the barnyard
Crafts

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.

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

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. 

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.

Offers:
U-pick Apples
Grapes
Sunflowers
Farm Store
Picnic Space
Corn Maze ($)
Jump Pads (on weekends) ($)
Apple Cannon (on weekends) ($)

Pick pumpkins off the vine at Nix Pumpkin Patch in Hendersonville, NC. You’ll also find winter squash, cabbage, potatoes and gourds.

Opens September 9, 2023 for the Upick pumpkin season!

 

Fishers Orchard

864.895.2892 650 Fisher Road, Greer, SC

Primarily known for their incredible peaches, Fishers Orchard also grows apples that are available for picking in the fall (call for exact dates).

No U-Pick in 2023.

Offers:
U-pick peaches
in summer
U-pick apples in October
Produce, vegetables, and pumpkins throughout the year

 

 

Thompson Family Farms

13830 SC-11, Campobello, SC

Thompson Family Farms in Campobello offers upick tulips in March and upick pumpkins, cotton, and sunflowers in September & October.

Pumpkins are pick your own and are precut from the vine in the fields to ensure ripeness.

Spring season hours: Monday – Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm;
Admission: $8 admission for ages 12 and older. 11 and under free

Fall season hours: Thursday – Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm;
Admission: 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!

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.

Chattooga Belle Farm

864.647.9768 454 Damascus Church Road, Long Creek, SC

At the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies this gorgeous farm and orchard, which is not only a working farm but also a popular wedding venue.
Besides a pick-your-own experience, Chattooga Belle Farm also offers cabin rentals, a bistro for lunch and dinner, disc golf, and an amazing variety of exotic fruits like Asian pears, figs, pawpaws, and persimmons.

2023 season-opening date: Farm store is open year-round – Check the Chattooga Belle Farm Website  for daily updates on available options.

Dogs are allowed, but not in the fruit areas or inside dining. They are allowed for outside dining and the disc golf trail.

Offers:
Restaurant serving lunch and dinner

Cabin rental
Event Venue
Disc Golf
Distillery
Pre-picked apples, table grapes, wine grapes, peaches, and more.
Farm Store

Eliada's Corn Maze

828.254.5356 2 Compton Drive, Asheville, NC

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.

The 2023 Eliada Corn Maze is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between September 29th and October 29th. Note: Tickets must be pre-purchased for specific time slots this year.

Offers:
Kids activities
Corn Maze

The owners of the Windy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill got their start 20 years ago when they wanted to create the perfect apple cider (they apparently succeeded). Their main apple variety is the Stayman Winesapp and u-pick opens up in late August. The orchard asks that everyone 2 years of age and older have their own pre-purchased bag before heading into the orchard. They also have weekend events that include live music.

 2023 season-opening date: August 17, 2023

Offers:
U-pick Apples
Farm Store with baked apple goods
Hard Cider Tastings
Cider donuts
Apple cider slushies

Bryson's Apple Orchard

864.647.9427 1011 Chattooga Ridge Road, Mountain Rest, SC

Just a few miles from the Chattooga River, Bryson’s Apple Orchard is also close to gorgeous waterfalls and many of the hiking places that KAG has recommended (so maybe hiking and apple donuts one day this fall?). The Long Creek area, according to their website, is one of the “largest apple producing areas east of the Mississippi River.”

 2023 season-opening date: July 28, 2023 for apples at the stand; no u-pick apples this year but they will have prepicked apples available.

Offers:
Prepicked apples
Asian pears (Asian pear crop ruined by a late frost in 2021) 
fresh peaches 

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

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

 

Grandad’s Apples N’ Such

828.685.1685 2951 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC

Apple picking at Grandad's

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 a corn maze, cow train, and a huge pumpkin patch where kids are bound to find their ideal pumpkin.

 2023 season-opening date: August 11, 2023

Due to the late frost, the apple crop is limited at Grandad’s. They let us know u-pick is TBD but apples will be available in the farm store.

All pets must be leashed and picked up after while visiting.

Offers:

Offering U-Pick Apples as available**—check Grandad’s Facebook page for updates,  there may or may not be U-Pick in 2023**
Pumpkin Patch (late September – October)
Farm Store and bakery
Corn Maze ($)
Cow Train ($)
Apple Cannons ($)



 

Coston Farm and Apple House

828.685.8352 3748 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC

Apple picking is a delight at Coston Farm with the mountains as a backdrop to the orchard. Like other orchards, they also offer delicious baked goods and apples already picked for sale.

 2023 season-opening date: August 18, 2023

No pets allowed.

Offers:
U-pick apple orchard from August – October
(See their apple ripening calendar for different varieties)
Farm Store with pre-picked apples, pumpkins, and fall decor

Tell us about your favorite way to celebrate Fall in Greenville!

Looking for more things to do? Don’t miss our huge guide to Greenville, SC.

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