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14 upcoming fall festivals and events

Updated: Sep 11, 2021

Lore Brewing's 2nd Annual Early Oktoberfest Celebration

Sept. 11


Enjoy a food truck, live music, Oktoberfest inspired special food menu, the return of the Demogourdon Pumpkin Spiced Ale, Gretel's Revenge Hefeweizen, and Freyr's Harvest Marzen!

Throw on your best Lederhosen or Dirndl and join in on the fun. $1 off pints all day for anyone in festive wear!

Cost: No entry fee.

Location: 1218 Rosemont Drive, #100 Indian Land, SC 29707


Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze

Weekends starting Sept. 11; weekdays starting Sept. 14

Enjoy one of the largest corn mazes in the Southeast. Night mazes start in October. Download the Historic Rural Hill phone app. Collect your map pieces, fill in your crossword puzzle, and figure out the words scramble to complete the Ultimate Challenge - all while competing for your place on their Leader Board!

Weekend tickets:

Weekday tickets:

Cost: $9-$17

Location: 4431 Neck Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078


Aw Shucks! Farms Carolina Corn Fest

Saturday, Sept. 18


Enjoy live music, a corn maze (3 mazes in 1!) arts and crafts, vendors, and delicious food.

Cost: $16 General Admission; ages 3 and under are free

Location: 3718 Plyler Mill Rd. Monroe, NC 28112


Shelby Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Sept. 18 – Oct. 31

Fridays 4 – 10pm | Saturdays 10am-10-pm | Sundays 2-8pm

Haunted Maze: After dark Fridays & Saturdays in October

Fall fun includes an 8-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch and 40+ attractions (think rubber duck races, paintball, cow train, zip line, and apple launchers). They have tons of family entertainment, outdoor fun and plenty to eat. Plus, visit the Haunted Maze on weekends in October.

Location: 120 Broadway Dr Shelby, NC 28152

Cost: $12-$15


Wise Acres

Sept. 18 - Oct. 31

Enjoy this family-friendly farm where you can pick-your-own pumpkins and enjoy wagon rides through the woods, barrel train rides, an outdoor play area, meet-n-greet with pigs, goats, chickens and rabbits, and more. On Saturdays and Sundays, share a family meal of locally sourced, made-to-order delicious Wise Pie Wood Fired Oven Pizza.

Cost: $6-$25. Reservations open on Sept. 10.

Location: 4701 Hartis Road Indian Trail, NC 28079


Fort Mill Main Street Oktoberfest Jam

Saturday, Sept. 25


Main Street will be alive with shopping, live music, food trucks, Oktoberfest themed food and beverages, contests (yodeling, stein holding, best dressed), 20+ local artisans/vendors, and activities for the whole family -- balloon art, pumpkin painting, and a children's game area!

Cost: Free entry

Location: Main Street Fort Mill, SC 29715


Patterson Farm Weekend Fall Fun

Sept. 25 – Nov. 6

Saturday: 10AM– 6PM

Sunday: 12–6PM

Currently, admission includes the barnyard, Pawpaw Carl’s playground, corn maize, cow barrel train ride, visiting the pumpkin patch*, and many other activities! Hayrides are operating at a reduced capacity and are weather permitting.

Cost: $15 per person (Ages 2 & up)

Location: 10390 Caldwell Road Mount Ulla, NC 28125


Hunter Farm Fall Weekends

Sept. 25 - Nov. 13

Tues : 2pm - 7pm

Wed - Sunday : 9am - 7pm

Fall Season at the Farm is for the whole family! A ticket includes a tractor-pulled wagon ride in our large covered wagons, a stop at the petting barn to visit with all of the farm animals, and the opportunity to select the perfect pumpkin from the patch.

Location: 13624 Providence Rd. Weddington, NC 28104

Cost: $10 for ages 2+


Fort Mill Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct. 9


In Walter Elisha Park, enjoy live music from the new amphitheater, vendors, food trucks, kids activities, trick-or-treating, and costume contests.

Cost: Free entry.

Location: 345 N White St, Fort Mill, SC 29715


Bridgemill Commons Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct. 9


Live music, food trucks, puppetry, stilt walkers, face painting, raffles, refreshments, samples, and more.

Cost: Free entry

Location: 2012 Bridgemill Drive, Indian Land 29707


Windy Hill Orchard 28th Annual Apple Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 16


1st Session 9:30AM-1:30PM

2nd Session 2:00PM-6:00PM

There are two sessions for this long-awaited event! Enjoy hayrides, apple cider donuts, apple butter making, local BBQ, music, hard cider bars, scarecrow making, and more!

Two Sessions!

Cost: TBA. Visit their Events page here.

Location: 1860 Black Hwy York, SC 29745


Rock Hill's Oktoberfest

Saturday, Oct. 16


The event includes authentic German food & beer, games, live music, and a Wiener Dog Race! There will be a strolling accordion, and fun activities such as pumpkin tic tac toe, pumpkin bowling, photo booth, Morton's Kid Zone and more.

Cost: Free entry

Location: 300 E. Main St. Rock Hill, SC - Fountain Park


Black's Peaches Fall Festival Weekends

Every weekend in October

In addition to the pumpkin patch being open every day in October, the fall festival activities include, hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin chunkin, a farm playground, corn shelling, a hay maze, cow milking, a horse rodeo, and skeeball.

Cost: $7 per person. The pumpkin patch is open every day in October.

Location: 1800 Black Highway York, SC 29745


Cherry Place Farm Fall Festival Weekends

Every weekend in October

Saturdays: 10AM-6PM, Sundays: 1-6PM

The October festival is a self-guided tour of the farm that features a two-acre cornmaze, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, petting and feeding the animals, and free popcorn.

Cost: Admission is $9 per person for everyone ages 2 and up.

Location: 1922 Oakdale Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730

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