The weather is still warm, but cooler temps are ahead!  It’s time to go picking for the perfect pumpkin.  We selected our favorite pumpkin patches around Lake Wylie and highlighted 6 great options.  Choose from well-known favorite farms or try out a new location.  Each offers varied entertainment and activities.  Enjoy!

Curtin Farms

Located in the heart of the Lake Wylie/Clover area, Curtin Farms is well known for their agri-tourism. Throughout the year Curtin Farms hosts school field trips, birthday parties and summer day camps on the 200+ acre farm.  This Fall don’t miss Curtin Farms Fest on October 12th.  Pick a pumpkin and interact with dozens of local vendors.

curtin farms lake wylieLocation: 407 N. Paraham Road, Clover SC 29710
Hours: Saturday October 12th ONLY, 10am – 4pm
Price: $7 for 10yrs and over, $3 for 9yrs and under, Free for 2yrs and under
Activities: Food, antiques, crafts, local vendors and live music
Tele: 803-831-1345
Connect: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Visitors say:Love this place, and looking forward to their Farm Fest. Such a nice, family-friendly atmosphere. It’s a beautiful farm with the most friendly staff.” ~ Heather U.

 

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Bush N Vine Farm 

Bush N Vine Farm in York SC has been a family farm for over 150years.  Every Fall Bush N Vine celebrates Fall Farm Fun weekends starting Saturday September 28th.  Bush N Vine also offers a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program for those interested in receiving fresh fruits and vegetables year-round!

Bush N Vine York SCLocation: 1650 Filbert Hwy, York SC 29745
Hours: Select days in October, check site
Price: Free admission some activities. Additional charge hayride
Activities: Hayride to pumpkin patch, live music, bounce house, observation bee hive, sundry and more
Tele: 803-684-2732
Connect: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Visitors say: “Had a wonderful time at Bush N Vine with my boys! They enjoyed playing in the bouncy house, sliding down the tube, seeing live bees and an empty beehive, riding down to the pumpkin patch and the yummy ice cream. We will definitely be visiting again soon!” ~ Joy H.

 

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The Peach Tree Orchard

For pickers interested in a somewhat smaller, intimate setting, check out The Peach Tree. The Peach Tree features a pumpkin patch of pre-picked pumpkins and a miniature straw maze for younger kids plus field games.  Shop the store for fresh ice cream and a wide selection of fresh mountain apples, gourmet caramel apples, fritters, apple cider, candy and more. 

pumpkin patch lake wylieLocation: 2077 Filbert Hwy, York SC 29745
Hours: Daily, 10am – 6pm.
Price: Free
Activities: Pre-picked pumpkin patch, kids straw maze, ten pin and ball toss, ice cream parlor and sundry
Tele: 803-628-8514
Connect: Facebook, Instagram

Visitors say: “We visited your wonderful store and pumpkin patch Friday. The gentleman attending the pumpkin patch was so friendly and kind. We found the perfect pumpkins, delicious ice cream, candied jalapeños and made wonderful memories! Thank you we loved The Peach Tree!” ~Franki S.

 

 

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Windy Hill Orchard  

A love of apple cider and the desire for a family-focused lifestyle caused Fritz and Catherine Gusmer to open Windy Hill Orchard in York SC decades ago.  Windy Hill’s 26th Annual Apple Harvest Festival, taking place Saturday October 19th, always sells out.  Windy Hill is also a great option for pumpkin pickers, especially the elder/parent picker looking for an adult treat.

windy hill orchard york scLocation: 1860 Black Highway, York SC 29745
Hours:  Weekend days/hours vary. Check site for info.
Price: Free admission to orchard. $5 Hayrides include a cider sipper or cider donut. $10+ for the Apple Harvest Festival.
Activities: Hard Apple Cider tastings, Hayrides, Open air farmers market and live music (check dates for live music)
Tele: 803-684-0690
Connect: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Visitors say: “Been coming here since I was a child. Still a wonderful place to nibble on delicious doughnuts & pies, drink crisp fresh cider, and wander around orchard looking at the animals. Had a lot of great memories down at Windy Hill Orchard & more to come ” ~Courtney E.

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Hall Family Farm

Hall Family Farm has a rich history in South Charlotte.  First established as a cotton farm in the 1920s, the farm reopened in 2008 as a pick-your-own strawberry and agri-tourist farm.  Located in the Ballantyne community, the Hall Family Farm is easily accessible to most Lake Wylie area residents and well worth the visit.  The farm even stays open for night-time adventures in the corn maze!  This year’s corn maze theme is “Clue – the Murder Mystery”.

hall family farm charlotte ncLocation: 10713 Providence Rd West, Charlotte NC 28277
Hours: Sun – Thur 9am to 6pm, Fri – Sat 9am to 10pm
Price: Free admission, price per activities varies.
Activities: Playground with bouncy balls, giant slide, duck races, and giant sandbox for kids (all free). Hayrides, a small corn maze for kids and a large corn maze for bigger kids and adults. 
Tele: 704-562-4021
Connect: Website, Facebook

Visitors say: “Went to Hall Family Farm yesterday for some fall fun. We did the musical hayride, the corn maze, and pick some pumpkins. All the pumpkins were great picks, looking healthy. Would definitely return. These people care about what they’re doing!” ~ Kia L.

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Anne Springs Close Greenway

Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill SC remains a favorite Lake Wylie area park for ALL seasons.  This year marks the Greenway’s 10th annual Fall Frolic held weekends starting October 12th.  While the standard Greenway admission fees apply, along with additional fees for pony rides and activities, it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful setting to enjoy pumpkin picking this season.

anne springs greenway fall festivalLocation: 2573 King Haigler Drive, Fort Mill SC 29715
Hours: Sat and Sun 10am – 4pm
Price: Check website for pricing
Activities: Wagon rides, Pony rides, corn maze and hay bale maze, pedal carts, farm animals, cow train, corn hole and more.
Tele: 803-547-4575
Connect: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Visitors say: “Anne Springs Close Greenway is such a blessing! The Fall Frolic event is always a wonderful time. Our kids loved the pony rides and cow train. So much fun getting to celebrate pumpkin season in this spectacular setting.” Beth W.

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