Guide To Columbia Area Pumpkin Patches


With fall just around the corner, I’m pulling out all my fleece sweatshirts and flannels. I already had my first pumpkin spice latte! Speaking of pumpkins, it’s time for some family fun pumpkin patches. Here’s a list of some of our favorite patches and what they have to offer this year!

Clinton Sease Farm

Dates: Sept. 22 – Oct. 29, 2023

Friday: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Sunday: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Location: 404 Olde Farm Road Lexington, SC 29072

This is a favorite local pumpkin patch because it has so much more than just pumpkins. Admission does not include a pumpkin, hayride, maze, playground or sunflower weekends.

2nd Wave Coffee and More

Dates: September 23 – October 6, 2023

Daily 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Location: 529 S Lake Dr, Lexington, SC 29072

The patch is not just a place to buy a pumpkin it’s a family destination! A fun time for all with great coffee and adjoining beer garden. There are tons of games and things to do for the kids! Smore’s fire rings and a ton of beautiful outdoor space for the perfect pictures!

Lever Farms

Dates: September 30 – October 2023

Monday – Friday (Appointment Only) | Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: 5057 S.C. Highway 34, Pomaria, SC 29072

Come and pick your own pumpkin, navigate a corn maze, take an educational wagon ride, see farm animals, play farm games, and much more! There are also picnic tables to enjoy a fall lunch and a beautiful day in the country. You will be sure to have a fun-filled day at the farm! 

Northeast United Methodist Church

Dates: October 1 – 31, 2023

Monday – Friday: 3 – 7 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Location: 4000 Hard Scrabble Road Columbia, SC 29223

If you have been around for the month of October, you will recognize Northeast Methodist Church as the “pumpkin” church, which is their signature youth fundraiser event. The patch has expanded each year by adding new creative elements. For 24 years, they have filled their yard with a semi-truck load of pumpkins. A few examples of how funds are used include providing scholarships for students to attend church retreats, offsetting the costs of youth events, purchasing equipment for youth, and basically wherever there is a need within the group. Additionally, each year the youth choose a mission project to donate part of their earnings.

McLeod Farms

Dates: September 30 – November 4, 2023

Tuesday – Friday: 1 – 5 p.m. | Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.

Location: 29247 S.C. Hwy 151 McBee, SC 29101

Nothing says fall quite like a visit to the pumpkin patch! With over 10 acres of pumpkins, and 15 different varieties to choose from, you can decorate your porch and make a pumpkin pie from scratch.

Pumpkin Patch at The Farm

Dates: October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2023

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: The Farm 1780, 1127 Corley Mill Road, Lexington 29072

Parking is $10 and gives you admission to The Farm. Join us for the following (bring money for food, beverages, and more). 

  • You-Pick Pumpkin Patch
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Barnyard Bounce House
  • Pumpkin Putt-Putt
  • Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Pumpkin Painting Station
  • Fall Selfie Station
  • Pumpkin Beignets handmade by Chef Brian Nelson using The FARM 1780’s Dutch Fork pumpkins
  • The FARMstand bar will have beer, wine, and other drinks
  • Food Vendors vary each weekend 

South Carolina Railroad Museum Pumpkin Express Train

Dates: October 21 and October 28, 2023

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3 p.m.

Location: 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180

Children of all ages ride the train to the pumpkin patch in Greenbriar where children 12 and under can select a pumpkin, decorate the pumpkin, get their faces painted, play games, and other activities. A food truck is usually available in Greenbriar.

The South Carolina State Farmers Market

Dates: Ongoing

Vendor hours vary

Location: 3483 Charleston Hwy., West Columbia, SC 29172

The South Carolina State Farmers Market located in West Columbia has farmers that sell pumpkins too. While you are there you can also pick up some Certified South Carolina grown fresh fruits and vegetables.

Do you have a favorite pumpkin patch to add to our list?


  1. FYI, the link for Fox Farms and the description of the event is for Fox Hollow Farm in Issaquah, WA….too bad because their event sounds really awesome.


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