South Carolina October 02, 2017
11 Picture Perfect Fall Day Trips To Take In South Carolina
Fall in South Carolina. Who doesn’t love it, right? Well, before the craziness of the holidays sets in, you’ll want to make certain you’ve taken the time to get out and enjoy this beautiful season in the Palmetto State. There’s no better way to make that happen than to commit to a day trip. Here are 11 fun trips you can take with the family. Choose one, and then make it happen.
1. Pick your own pumpkins at Bush-N-Vine Farm.
Gather up the kids and head to York to find the perfect pumpkin to complete your fall decor. And then find the best one to carve for Halloween. On Saturdays in October you can also enjoy a fun hayride. They're open Monday through Saturday and you'll find them at 1650 Filbert Hwy., York, SC 29745.
2. Pick your own apples right off the tree at Bryson's Apple Orchard.
At Bryson's you'll get to pick your own right off the trees. Grab a basket and make your way through the orchard. Bring a picnic lunch and make use of the picnic tables. The fresh air and the mountain views are a sure bet for a picture-perfect fall day. Bryson's is open seven days a week. Find them at 1011 Chattooga Ridge Rd., Mountain Rest, SC 29664.
3. Take a road trip to see the fall colors.
Experience the sights and the smells of autumn in South Carolina on a pre-charted road trip complete with several stops to get even more of the best views. Get more info, including the list of stops and an interactive Google map, at
4. Attend Oktoberfest in Walhalla.
Get your Bavarian culture fix at this annual Oktoberfest in the Upstate. Walhalla's annual festival celebrating Bavarian culture is nearly 40 years old. It's always jam-packed with German beer, music and food. The dates this year are October 20-22, 2017.
5. Get your groove on at the South Carolina State Fair.
This giant 12-day extravaganza is more than just amusement rides and fair food. There are local competitions in just about everything from baking to raising the best and prettiest farm animals. Plus the entertainment lineup this year is unprecedented: ZZ Top, Chris Young, TobyMac, Keith Sweat, Brothers Osbourne and Sabrina Carpenter — and THAT'S just the
! There are two more stages. The fair opens October 11th and runs through October 22nd. Find out more at their
6. Enjoy some fresh apple cider and other apple treats at Windy Hill's Cidery.
Nothing says fall like some fresh apple cider - except maybe pairing it with fresh pumpkin spice donuts! Head to this apple cidery for the tastiest fall treats you'll ever find. More information can be found
in this article
. They're located at 1860 Black Hwy., York, SC 29745.
7. Take a family-friendly hayride down Monster Alley at Boone Hall Plantation.
We say that only because most people know Boone Hall Plantation has the scariest haunted hayride on the face of the Earth. But most don't realize you can take a daytime hayride that's perfect for the little ones. Plus Boone Hall has other fun fall activities for the kids like a corn maze, a pumpkin patch and more! They're open seven days a week through the end of October. More info
. Find them at 2330 N Hwy. 17, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466.
8. Get lost in not one, but TWO corn mazes at McLeod Farms.
Find your way through South Carolina's largest corn maze(s). Fun for the whole family, this year's maze celebrates South Carolina's national sports victories in 2016. McLeod is open seven days a week and the mazes will be available into November. Find it at 29247 Hwy. 151, McBee, SC.
9. Head to Yemassee to pick up the most lip-smacking, delicious pecan pie you'll ever taste.
Most people know the Carolina Cider Company for the many varieties of ciders they sell from their locations along Hwy 17 South in Yemassee. But they have so many other goodies to take home, including fresh pies. Get yours at 81 Charleston Hwy. Yemassee, SC. They're open seven days a week.
10. Hike to the top of Table Rock.
Getting to the top is an accomplishment you'll never forget and a splendid way to usher in the fall season. The hike to the top is 3.6 miles, and is considered a moderate trail. The trail head is located inside Table Rock State Park at 158 E Ellison Ln., Pickens, SC 29671.
11. Sink your teeth into the annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival.
The first weekend in October promises to deliver plenty of mouthwatering seafood at the annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival held on the waterfront in downtown Beaufort. Enjoy live music, vendors and more seafood than you can possibly imagine. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m on Friday. The event spans October 6th and 7th, 2017 in historic downtown Beaufort.
With so many choices it may be difficult to narrow this list down to just ONE. Fortunately you don’t have to since there are several weekends ahead!
For additional fall oriented things to do in South Carolina,
take a look at this list of 14 fun fall activities in the Palmetto State.