Fall fun in Lake Murray Country

October 14, 2020

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It’s fall y’all!  The colors, the crisp air and the pumpkins. Fall is fabulous! We’ve compiled a top 5 list of fall things to do with the family that are festive and fun.

An outing to the Clinton Sease Farm, in Lexington, SC, is fun for everyone! There’s an 8-acre corn maze located on the farm full of turns, clues, secret decoder‘s and more. While you’re there pick out a pumpkin at their patch and hop on the hayride. New this year is a beverage and dessert trailer serving beer, wine, homemade ice cream donuts and other goodies. At night, Clinton Cease Farms transforms into Deceased Farms, a haunted attraction that is sure to get your spine tingling.This attraction is not recommended for children under 12.  But, the teenagers love it!  Visit deceasedfarm.com for details.


The South Carolina State Museum offers a truly unique planetarium experience. They are showing “Skies Over Oz” now through October 31st. The special October feature includes the tales of the epic adventure in Oz told as a constellation myth using patterns of stars in the sky. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged.

Starting on October 23rd through the 30th, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is hosting their annual Boo at the Zoo event.  Kids dress in their cutest costumes and roam through the zoo. There’s trick-or-treating, spinning on the haunted carousel, riding the Spooky Spots and Stripes railroad, roasting marshmallows and more.

The SC State Fair is a little different this year but still super fun! The drive-through attraction will be held October 20-21st, 10am to 8pm and it’s FREE! Yes, we said FREE! Enter the drive-through fair at 1200 Rosewood Drive near the Rocket.  You’ll get to see agriculture, arts and crafts, livestock, and purchase your favorite fair food.  There’s also a scavenger hunt encouraging passengers to find certain items as they drive through the fairgrounds. The kids are going to love this event and they won’t go far.

For the older kids and adults, a Newberry historian is taking visitors and locals on a spooky Ghost Walk.  The walks are scheduled for October 17thand 24th.  This event is held outside and will begin at the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce.  More information can be found at cityofnewberry.com.

By: Jayne Baker