The word “fall” does not really register with many College of Charleston students. Eighty degree weather with high humidity levels in mid-October does not really scream “fall.” However, the city and surrounding areas are chalked full with fun, fall-festivities that students make sure to take advantage of each season.
One of the most popular and “talked-about” fall activities is the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch. The venue is located right over the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant. The entrance to the pumpkin patch and other activities is just passed the actual Boone Hall Plantations and Gardens, located across 230 N Highway 17.
This year, the pumpkin patch at Boone Hall Plantation opened September 29 and will end on October 31. The hours of operation run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
About a minute walk from the main entrance, the pumpkin patch is separated into two main sections, making it seem to go on forever. The service at the tent prior to entering was friendly and welcoming. Admission to the patch was free of charge, as the pumpkins are weighed upon purchase and priced by the pound. The endless choices of pumpkins makes the experience more enjoyable for friends to “go on the hunt” together for the perfect one.
For those interested in purchasing other fall items, such as cotton candy, decorative pumpkins, fresh veggies, jams, candy, etc, there are also several tented areas throughout the venue!
Along with the Pumpkin Patch, Boone Hall also offers several other fun attractions for those that pay a general admission fee (Monday-Thursday: $10, Friday-Sunday: $12). A corn maze, jump pillow, petting zoo, slide tower, play area, hayride, king of the mountain, rock climbing wall, spider web, corn hole and more are included with this cost.
Now that the weather is actually begin to feel a bit more like fall, head over to Boone Hall before the Pumpkin Patch and other events end!