Fun Family Fall Festivities
posted: Sep. 26, 2019.
The temperatures may not agree, but according to the calendar, fall is here. And if you are going to fit in all the fun fall festivities, you better start now! From apple-picking to pumpkin patches, haunted houses and fall festivals, September and October are slammed with family-friendly activities. Don’t know where to start? Never fear. Your friendly neighbor, and favorite Anderson, SC kids dentist, is here to help with a list of our favorite fall activities.
The mountains of South Carolina and North Carolina are full of orchards that offer apple picking this time of year. Depending on the type of apple you like, you better go soon!
We like Skytop Orchard, partly because we have a great time every time we visit, but also partly because it’s the only one we have visited- yet. There are several to choose from that seem to offer the full-family experience, with activities ranging from playgrounds to hayrides.
One thing that we do find handy is the ripening schedule listed on Skytop’s page, here. As you can see, if you wait for the cooler weather to arrive, you will likely come home with a bushel of Granny Smith apples, as most of the other varieties will have already been picked.
Other nearby orchards:
Fall Fun begins here at Denver Downs! Find your way through our 10 acre corn maze, enjoy a tractor pulled hayride, see the adorable farm animals, play in the haybarn, ziplines, giant slide, jumping pillow, mini maze, low ropes course, ballzone, farmin’ foosball, Little Farmer's corral, farm tricycles, giant spiderweb, tire mountain, pumpkin bowling, Farm Style Minecraft and much More! Weekends enjoy bonfires, live music, and our famous pig races. Sold Separately: Concession / Dukes Sandwiches combo meals, Pumpkin and Sun Flower picking, and New for 2019 Gem Mining! For those who like spooky we have our Seace room this season in the barnyard. Fall Festival/ Corn Maze is open September 28- November 10. Visit their website to see all the activities and schedule of events.
Looking for the perfect pumpkin to carve? Want to get a great photo of your kid sin the middle of beautiful pumpkins? Look no further than the pumpkin patch at Trinity United Methodist church. Open October 9-31, this is more than just a pumpkin patch, it’s a fundraiser for various charities. In fact, all the profits from the pumpkin patch go to charity. The church doesn’t keep a penny. You can find your perfect pumpkin and help fund a need, all at the same time!
According to Trinity’s website, the pumpkins come from a fundraising organization, called Pumpkins USA, that partners with the Navajo Indians in New Mexico. Hey grow, load and deliver the pumpkins to the church with set prices. The church is able to keep a percentage of the sale price to give to charities. The more pumpkins that are sold, the more money the church is able to make to give away to the selected charities.
If you are looking for other options, or maybe want to make a full day out of it, there are several other pumpkin patches that would make great day trips for the family!
Check out this website to see some of South Carolina’s top pumpkin patches.
Boo in the Zoo
Trick-or-treat your way through the zoo during this event at the Greenville Zoo.
Prisma Health Boo in the Zoo takes place October 18-20 & 25-27. The event will feature 20 trick-or-treat stations; character photo opportunities, including princesses; an extinct species graveyard, Dragon Alley and Alice's Fun House!
Trunk or Treat
Looking for a safe and controlled environment for your children to trick-or-treat? Check out one of the many trunk-or-treat events around town, where kids are able to go from car to car and receive candy without the chaos of walking down dark, busy streets. At most of these fun events, the cars and volunteers will be dressed up so you never know what you might find! And if you are still set on the traditional Halloween trick-or-treating, you can use these events as a warm-up. Some start as early as the first weekend in October!
Junior League of Anderson County’s Spooktacular
Hosted by the Junior League of Anderson County, the Spooktacular is a family-friendly, fall-festive, event that features games and activities, a silent auction and raffle, vendors, food trucks, hayrides, costumes, contests and more.
This year’s event will be held Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Walker Century Farms from 2:00-5:00 pm. Tickets may be purchased at the event or via EventBrite. Admission is $5.00 per person.
Whichever events you choose, Anderson Pediatric Dentistry wishes you and your family a happy fall, full of good cheer, healthy smiles and lots of great oral hygiene! Remember to brush and floss after those sugary sweets and choose foods wisely to avoid pulling out fillings! If your child doesn't have them already, it's a great time to consider dental sealants on their permanent teeth to help prevent future cavities!
As always, Anderson Pediatric Dentistry wants to be more than Anderson's best pediatric dentist. We want to be your partner in oral health, a friendly face for your child and a go-to resource for your dental needs. If you are looking for a dental home for your child, give us a call today at 864-760-1440 and let us give you and your child Something to Smile About!