It’s a fall activity the kids can’t refuse: A day at the pumpkin patch.
Did you know there are plenty around the Grand Strand, too? Fall hits a little differently here, but it’s still fall. And there are Instagram-worthy photos waiting for the taking, too.
Here are the spots around the area to visit on your autumn getaway.
You have to get your hands dirty and handle a lot of pumpkins to find the one. Here are tips from seasoned professionals.
It has to be solid. Soft spots and sunken places indicate decay. A stable pumpkin lasts longer in your autumn arrangements.
It should be dark orange. It’s not an official crayon color, but “pumpkin-carving orange” is a thing. Look for it.
It should be smooth. Fewer bumps make it easier to draw on and safer to carve. A pumpkin heavy for its size might have thick walls that are difficult to cut through.
A gorgeous pumpkin in all its glory is what fall is all about. Here’s where to get yours in the area.
This patch has a lot more fun than gourd-hunting going on.
The scoop: It’s open Fridays and Saturdays in October in Dockside Village. Admission is free; pumpkins are $3-$15, cash only. Some earnings will benefit local hurricane and flood relief.
PRO TIP: Buy an all-day wristband for admission to a Jack-o-lantern inflatable. You can also go on a hayride for $2.
Get your pumpkins, imported from Calabash.
The scoop: Commit yourself to discover the exemplary pumpkin by driving a little. It’s open Saturdays in October, and admission is free. Enjoy various weekly activities, including a hay maze, hayrides, and pig races.
PRO TIP: Let the children play a little in the corral. This site goes back to six generations of living on the farmland.
This farm brings it all to the table this time of year.
The scoop: Up the road in Conway, steer toward a patch and a 6-acre corn maze, open weekends beginning on Oct. 6. Admission: $15.50 for adults, $13.50 for kids ages 3-12. Kids 2 and younger get in for free.
PRO TIP: Admission includes a tricycle track, giant leap pad, duck races, horse swings, and more. So linger for an afternoon of fun!
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