Autumn is sneaking up on us and before you know it, it’ll be here. In fact, the official start day is September 23rd! Can you believe that? The year has gone by fast, at least from my perspective. I don’t know what each and every one of you think. The greatest time of year is upon us now. When the weather starts to get cooler and harvest time comes near. South Carolina has some amazing things going on this time of year. I wanted to share with you 16 corn mazes that you might like to add to your weekend fun. This way you have a couple of weeks to plan because they usually start opening up all these great mazes at the beginning of October.
1. Denver Downs Farm
I'm speechless! Wow. Does anyone know HOW they do these? Here's the address and information:
4915 Clemson Boulevard, Anderson , SC 29621. Phone: 843-297-0140. Alternate Phone: 864-940-2293. Email: email@example.com. Open: September 26 through November 2, 2014 Thursdays and Fridays 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturdays 10 am to 10 pm; Sundays 1 pm to 6 pm, September 27 through November 3, 2013.
2. Boone Hall Farm
This farm is, by all information I have found, the oldest working plantation in America...that's about 320 years guys! Here's the information and address to this farm and corn maze: 1235 Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465. Phone: 843-856-5366, and also 843-884-4371. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Autumn Farm and Vineyard
There's so much to do at these farms. They open their gates for us and let us into their hearts. They really do appreciate every one of us who comes out. You can find this place here: 2480 Pacolet Hwy, Gaffney, SC 29340. Phone: 864-491-2032. Alternate Phone: 864-425-6422. Email: email@example.com. Open: Month of October on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 7pm; and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from 8pm to 11pm, Thursday and Friday by appointment.
4. Cotton Hills Farm
I just love that there are so many of our farms putting on these festivals and activities for us each year. I can't imagine how much work goes into this! You can find this one here and the hours/days: 2575 Lowrys Hwy, Chester, SC 29706. Phone: 803-581-4545. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: to the public each Saturday in October with rides departing at 10:30, 1:30, and 3:30; Tours depart continuously on our "BIG" day the second Saturday in October; This day is Farm Fair and extra attractions and activities go on that day at no extra cost.
5. Dargan Farms
If you can only go to one, pick one you've never been to before! Here is how you get to this one and days/hours: 1306 South Charleston Road, Darlington, SC 29532. Phone: 843-307-6105. Email: email@example.com. Open: Corn Maze opening day is Saturday, October 3rd Thereafter, open each Friday 5 pm to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 9 pm, Sunday 2 pm to 7 pm; Will close on Halloween at 4 pm.
6. Pim Farm
What a better way to experience a corn maze than with a scarecrow? Although, I believe they change them up every year which is even more exciting. Here is the information including days/hours for this one: 464 Dovesville Highway, Darlington, SC 29540. Phone: 803-469-8115. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: September 14 to November 10th; Fridays 6PM-9PM, Saturdays 10AM-9PM, Sundays 2PM-9PM and Monday -Friday by Reservation Only.
7. Hickory Hill Milk
I'm so sorry I couldn't find a picture of their maze, but maybe they like to keep it a secret? Here's the information for this one: 7 Hickory Hill Lane, Edgefield, SC 29824. Phone: 803-275-6141. Email: email@example.com. Open: See our website for current information. The festivities will be every Tuesday in October from 6pm to 8pm; Call for more information. Payment: Cash, only. In 2013, Festivities run from 6:00pm until dark on October 8th, October 15th, October 22nd, and October 29th.
8. May-Lan Tree Plantation
What a happening place they have here! So much going on. Here is all the info for you to find this one including hours/days: 156 Cooley Bridge Road, Pelzer, SC 29669. Phone: 864-243-3092. Fax: 864-243-3065. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday thru Friday Morning Hayride Visits by Appointment Only; Monday thru Friday 2:00 am to 6:00 Retail sales of pumpkins, etc; Saturdays 10:00 thru 6:00 with last hayride at 4:30, store open to 6:00 Sunday - Retail sales ONLY 12:00 thru 5:00. Directions: One-half mile off SC Highway 25 on Highway 247.
9. Stewart Farms
You can see here that they not only do one maze, but they do two. And, that's pretty normal. Here's some information for you guys: 6600 Highway 92, Enoree, SC 29335. Phone: 864-969-7270.
10. Clinton Sease Farm
I do hope they have maps! That's an impressive corn maze by anyone's standards. Here is information for you: 404 Olde Farm Road, Lexington, SC 29072. Phone: (803) 730-2863. Email: email@example.com. Open: September 20th-November 17th, Friday 6 PM - 11 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 11 PM, Sunday 2 PM - 7 PM; Columbus Day - 10 AM - 7 PM Oct. 14th only, Flashlight Nights: Flashlight Nights Friday and Saturday; BRING YOUR OWN FLASHLIGHT and explore the maze in the dark.
11. Little Cane Creek Farm
I have heard that this corn maze is a whopping 7 acres! Bring your hiking boots guys! Here's some information for you: 2480 N. Hwy 11 West Union SC 29696. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: September 21st to November 2nd; Fridays: 6PM - 10PM, Saturdays: 10AM - 10PM, Sundays: 2PM - 7PM, Weekdays: For School Groups
by appointment only. Directions: It is 1.8 North of West Union going toward Salem.
12. Willard Farms
Willards Farms has a lot going on for us. Go check them out! Here's the info for you: 1220 South Brick Church Road Highway 527, Gable, SC 29051. Phone: 803 938 2814. Alternate Phone: 803 938 3188. Email: email@example.com. Open: Monday through Saturday 8am to 7pm;
13. Mile Creek Farm and Produce
Now this one is a great place for the little children as they don't have a huge corn maze, but they do have a child-sized haybale maze! Still so much fun for everyone. Here's some more info for you: 824 Mount Olivet Road, Six Mile, SC 29682. Phone: 864-723-4955. Alternate Phone: 864-723-2600. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. Clemson Sandhill REC Fall Festival
This one is centered more for Halloween as they have the haunted corn maze. So, it'll start later in the October month. Here is the info for this one: 900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC 29229. Phone: 803-699-3187. Email: email@example.com. Open: October 23rd to 25th and October 30th to November 1, 2014; from 7pm through 10pm.
15. Nivens Apple Farm
You're going to have to call to see when their corn maze opens, but believe me you're going to have so much fun here! Here's the info for you: 130 Orchard Drive, Moore, SC 29369. Phone: 864-574-8889. Alternate phone: 864-576-4195. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm, from August - November.
16. Spring Gully Farms
They have families in their sight here. Not only do they have the full sized corn maze, but they have a mini corn maze for smaller children! Here's the information on this one: 2812US Highway 521, Andrews, SC 29510. Phone: 843-221-4340. Email: email@example.com. Open: to public Saturdays in October from 10:00 am to 5:00 and Sundays from 1:30 am to 5:00; Open weekdays in October for school groups. Directions: located on 521 in between Andrews and Kingstree.
I can’t wait for that first morning of cool weather and the smell of Fall in the air. To know that it’s just around the corner makes me want it to get here faster. The corn mazes are just the beginning of all that is wonderful going on in South Carolina during the Fall season. At least they last for a good while so you can visit a few of them before they’re gone until next year. You guys have a great time.