Ready for pumpkins? We have a great list of fantastic pumpkin patches near Greenville and tips to help keep smiles on all the faces. Want to celebrate pumpkin season even more? We have pumpkin-themed day trips, and places to grab amazing pumpkin treats. This is the pumpkin season guide to Upstate, SC.
Some of the pumpkin patches on this list are farms offering the full range of fall farm activities from pumpkins to hayrides and farm animals. Some are great local spots that bring in truckloads of pumpkins and display them so your child can select the perfect one, and you can get a great photo. There is just something about kids and pumpkins and nailing an awesome photo of them together. Happy pumpkin hunting!
Where are the pumpkins near me?
We have you covered with pumpkin patches and so much more! Here’s what you’ll find in this guide:
- Pumpkin Patch Tips
- Farms with Pumpkin Patches Near Greenville and Upstate, SC
- Local Pumpkin Patches and Lots
- Pumpkin Day Trips
- Pumpkin Treats
If you’re looking for pumpkins closer to the midlands, you’ll want to see our Guide to Pumpkin Patches Near Columbia, SC.
Tips for enjoying your trip to the pumpkin patch
Is there anything cuter than small children trudging through a pumpkin patch? Here are a few tips to help your family enjoy the day.
- Watch for fire ant hills and other biting insects, especially if it’s wet. Something about those fields seems to attract those pesky critters.
- Remind children to pick up pumpkins from the bottom and not the stem. It’s easier to carve with a good stem still attached and cracked or smashed fallen pumpkins really aren’t very much fun.
- Bring plenty of water, especially if you’re going to farm and plan to stay awhile. Fall in Greenville is often still pretty hot, and hunting for that perfect pumpkin might take a while.
- Consider bringing a picnic. Lots of the farms listed have picnic facilities and that gives you a chance to relax and enjoy the day a bit longer.
Great pumpkin patches close to Greenville, SC
Whether you choose a local church pumpkin patch or a farm offering all kinds of fall activities in addition to tons of pumpkins, go soon because pumpkin season doesn’t last long!
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.
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
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.
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 ($)
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
Prepicked pumpkins and pumpkins in the field
Fried apple pies, produce, apple cider donuts, pumpkin donuts, apples, slushies, and apple cider.
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
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.
U-pick peaches in summer
U-pick apples in October
Produce, vegetables, and pumpkins throughout the year
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:
The Golden Strip Pumpkin Patch
305 North Main Street, Simpsonville, SC
The Golden Strip Pumpkin Patch’s proceeds support local non-profit charities.
Open September 30th 2023 – October 31st, 2023
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
Beechwood Farms offers u-pick strawberries, u pick sunflowers, and vegetables.
They are open seasonally late April through mid-October.
They offer prepicked pumpkins in October
Located in Inman, SC is open for the 2023 season from September 18th, 2023 – End of October (or end of pumpkin season)
Upick (From the vine) pumpkins
Giant pumpkins and multiple varieties
Lots of produce and apples
Open Monday – Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm
Local Spots with Pumpkins
This list will be updated as 2023 information is available. If you know of a local pumpkin patch we should include, comment below!
The Golden Strip Pumpkin Patch
The Golden Strip Pumpkin Patch in Simpsonville SC opens on September 30th, 2023. This event uses volunteers from the community to unload pumpkins on this date, we meet on Saturday, September 30th, 2023 and Saturday October 14th, 2023 at 9:30 am at 305 North Main Street in Simpsonville. Hours are TBA. This Patch supports local Nonprofits: Friends of the Little White House, Miriam Foundation, Upstate Young Marines, Selah Gray Foundation, and Platypus Adventures. Visit The Golden Strip Pumpkin Patch Facebook page for more information and all updates.
305 North Main Street, Simpsonville
Disciples United Methodist Church
The Disciples UMC Pumpkin Patch is slated to be open daily September 23 – October 31, 2023. This pumpkin patch is right off of Roper Mountain Road tucked back near Pittman Park. Families can choose their perfect pumpkin any day of the week. They are open Monday – Saturday 9 am – 7 pm, and Sunday Noon – 7 pm. Sales benefit the Navajo Indian Nation of New Mexico and the United Methodist Missions & Ministries.
185 Riley Smith Drive, Greenville
St. Giles Presbyterian Church – 2023 Info Not Available Yet
The St. Giles Pumpkin Patch, opens the first week of October 2023, benefits St. Giles Presbyterian Church’s youth group and their annual mission trips. The pumpkin patch is located at the corner of Hudson and Devenger Roads in Greenville. Hours and date of operation TBD.
1021 Hudson Road, Greenville
St. Matthew United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
The 2023 season Pumpkin Patch at St. Matthew UMC opens September 24th, 2023. All proceeds benefit Rebuild Upstate, United Ministries, Salkehatchie, and scholarships to St. Matthew UMC preschool. Any community members interested in either volunteering or bringing a group for a field trip can contact [email protected] for more information.
701 Cleveland Street, 29601
Grandaddy’s is known for Christmas trees but they’ve got pumpkins also! Check their Facebook page for latest updates on hours and inventory. Open 9am to 7 pm daily.
Abiding Peace Academy Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin patch to benefit Abiding Peace and their programs and missions. Open October 8-31, 2023 11 am – 7 pm daily.
401 Batesville Road, Simpsonville
Earle Pumpkin Patch
Open September 23 – October 30, 2023 from 10 am – 6 pm daily. Proceeds fund their annual mission trip.
225 W Earle Street, Greenville
Pumpkin Day Trips
What? A day trip about pumpkins? Yes, you heard that right!
Schiele Museum Pumpkin Patch
Go learn about pumpkins at the Schiele Museum. Discover the natural history of pumpkins, what fruits are related to the pumpkin, the nutrition a pumpkin provides, and more! The Schiele Museum has both an indoor and outdoor pumpkin patch. The outdoor patch is only open to the public for pumpkin patch events.
- Autumn Festival, September 23, 2023 from 10 am – 4 pm.
- Halloween Bash, October 13, 2023 from 5 pm to 10 pm.
Pumpkin spice season has arrived and you probably either love it or hate it. If you’re a pumpkin spice fan, here’s where you can get delicious pumpkin-flavored cookies, donuts, coffee, and lots more pumpkin treats!
Where does your family like to go for your pumpkins?