The Lowcountry has a batch of family-friendly options as the atmosphere gets a little spookier and pumpkin patches kick into style. Here is where to find the perfect pumpkin:
Ridgeland, South Carolina is home to Holiday Farms, where The Great Pumpkin Patch features all kinds of farm-filled activities. Barrel races, the Barnyard Zoo, cow milking and steer roping are just a few of the fall festivities. The “General Store” is a shop where people can purchase local honey, jams and jellies, holiday decorations and more. www.holidayfarmssc.com.
For a traditional pumpkin picking experience, Dempsey Farms has acres of pumpkins as well as fall/winter vegetables to choose from at a family-operated farm. They are located 1576 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, 11 miles east of Beaufort on U.S. 21 South. www.dempseyfarmsupick.com.
About an hour drive from Hilton Head Island in Rincon, Georgia, the Reagan family grows their own Orange Bulldog Pumpkins. They were developed by the University of Georgia to grow in the South Georgia climate. At Madrac Farms, kids can pick their own perfect pumpkin The Lowcountry has a batch of family-friendly options as the atmosphere right off the vine. They offer a corn maze, hay ride, farm animals, bouncy houses and a 13-foot slide. Kids can even take photos with the big 200-pound pumpkin! www.madracfarms.com.