There are some local area pumpkin patches open for fall decorations and the city of Aiken is holding a fall festival to celebrate autumn!  Take this opportunity to get outside and support the local economy. Happy Fall, y’all!

Greenbrier Nursery
From small to large pumpkins, Greenbrier Nursery located in Evans has all your pumpkin needs. The outside fall-themed table contains varying sizes of traditional pumpkins and the indoor greenhouse has Cinderella pumpkins in grays, blues and even pinkish hues. The squatty shape of these pumpkins is rumored to have been the design inspiration behind Disney’s Cinderella carriage.

Don’t miss the garden center and indoor boutique that offers gifts for the home and jewelry for the moms😊.

Hephzibah Baptist Church
Open October 10 – October 31, 12pm-6pm. Funds raised from the sale of pumpkins go toward helping children and youth attend summer camps.

Eudora Farms 
Why not ride a camel while picking out the perfect pumpkin in Salley, South Carolina? The site boasts 200 exotic animals and a 3-mile drive-through safari. There is a corn pit for kids and petting zoo. Price of the pumpkin patch is separate from the safari. Visit the website for more details.

Rick’s Produce and Garden Center probably has the most unusual, large and ugly-cool pumpkins. They also have cornstalks and are open daily from 9am – 7pm. There is HUGE selection of yellow, blue, orange, white and gray pumpkins!

Aiken Fall Festival
Opening Friday, October 11, at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds, the Aiken fall festival will offer 22 rides along with fun, food and games. The festival management team will provide cleaning between rides and some seats may be closed to maintain safe distancing. Gate entrance varies between $5 (no rides) to $20 (rides + weekday), $25 (rides + weekends). Visit for more info and special rates.

Photo Courtesy of Facebook, Rick’s Produce and Garden Center