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Fall is a favorite time of year for many of us and you start thinking about all the things pumpkin spice as early as the end of July.  Now that Halloween is almost here (and Thanksgiving shortly after), it’s time to get the family and visit some of the Midlands most popular pumpkin patches. Enjoy all the fun they have to offer for your family. To help you on your quest for the perfect jack-o-lantern, here’s a list of some of pumpkin patches across the Columbia area to get you started!

Clinton Sease Farm
Dates: Now thru November 15, 2016
Location: 404 Olde Farm Road, Lexington, SC  29072
Time: Open Friday 6 – 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 7 p.m.
(October 20 – 23 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) (October 27 – 30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

This is a favorite local pumpkin patch because it offers so much more than just pumpkins. Clinton Sease Farm includes a HUGE corn maze, hay bale mazes, tractor-pulled hay rides where you can see a functional farm including a variety of farm animals, and an awesome playground with three-story slide. You and your family can truly spend all day having fall fun at Clinton Sease Farm and the staff is friendly. Go back at night without the kids to check out the creepy Deceased Farm for super-duper scares. Admission to Pumpkin Patch is $1.00 (or free with purchase of maze admission). Children 2 and under are free!

Lever Farms
Dates: October 22 & 29
Location: 5057 S.C. Highway 34, Pomaria, SC  29072
Time: 10a.m. – 5p.m.

Lever Farms pumpkin patch is a fun pumpkin patch is worth the drive! Lever Farms includes a patch where you can pick your own pumpkins and a stall where you can purchase already-picked pumpkins. There’s also farm animals, a mini corn maze for kids, a corn pit, pumpkin bowling and educational tractor-pulled hay rides.

Northeast United Methodist Church
Dates: Now thru October 31, 2016
Location: 4000 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29223
Time: Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 8 p.m. (Pumpkin Patch)

This is also known in the area as “The Pumpkin Patch Church” and is open daily throughout October. This local pumpkin patch is sure to please! It offers 40 varieties of pumpkins, as well as Indian corn and gourds. Proceeds go to the church youth group’s mission projects.

Red Bank United Methodist Church
Dates: Now thru October 31, 2016
Location: 850 S. Lake Drive Lexington, SC  29072
Time: Pumpkin patch hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Red Bank United Methodist church sells pumpkins in an open field just outside of Red Bank.

Trenholm Road United Methodist Church
Dates: Now thru October 31, 2016
Location: 3401 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29223
Time: Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. or Sunday from noon – 5 p.m.

Plenty of pumpkins of all sizes available!

Mount Hebron United Methodist Church
Dates: Now thru October 31, 2016
Location: 3050 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC  29169

Find the perfect pumpkin from their wide variety.

Farmers Markets
If you’re seeking other produce along with your pumpkins,

South Carolina State Farmers Market
Location: 3483 Charleston Hwy.  West Columbia, SC 29172
Time: Monday – Saturday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday noon – 6 p.m.
Phone: (803) 737-4664

Soda City Market
Location: 1500 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201
Time: Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cayce Farmer’s Market
Location: 2329 Charleston Hwy., Cayce, SC 29033
Time: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Vendors and selection may vary.

Please let me know if you have any other pumpkin patches that we can share, and please be sure to follow me on Facebook and LinkedIn!

You can also contact me Marianne Hatton at my website I Sell This Town


*Info courtesy of columbiasc.city