Denver Downs is the One Farm To Put On Your Don’t Miss List This Fall!

If you adore fall, you may be planning a visit to a local farm with activities your whole family will love. One of our favorite farms is Denver Downs Farm, which offers a huge corn maze, a jumping pillow, a zip line and much more. We’ll give you the details on all the activities they will be offering this season!

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The Corn Maze at Denver Downs
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Fall Weekend Themes at Denver Downs

As summer gives way to fall and the weather turns a little cooler, I can’t hide my excitement for my absolute favorite time of year. I love sweater weather, boots and the leaves changing to vibrant yellows and reds. But most of all, as I’ve fallen in love with Greenville, I look forward to this time of year more than ever because there is just so much to do that every weekend becomes an adventure.

One particular place that I cannot wait to mark on my calendar during fall is trekking to Denver Downs Farm in Anderson. If you’ve never been, read on because you’ll want to plan your visit just as much as I do.

Here are 11 Reasons to Visit Denver Downs Farm.

About Denver Downs Farm

Denver Downs is currently a 900-acre agri-tourism farm, which means they are a working farm but invite people who are interested in learning about the farm. It also means they host really cool events like their annual Fall Festival, which features their nationally-recognized corn maze, live music, bonfires, and Pumpkin Princess Contest.

The farm was started as a cotton farm in the late 1800s and then transitioned to a dairy farm. It was successful, with a milking herd of over 300 Holstein cows at one point, but then the dairy cows were sold in the mid-90s and the farm transitioned to row crops, produce, and beef cattle farming. During Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, the roadside market sells the farm’s fresh-picked collard greens. (They are huge, gorgeous and delicious.)

The Corn Maze at Denver Downs

The first time I heard about Denver Downs was when I was told that the largest corn maze in the Southeast part of the United States was at this farm. Growing up in New Jersey, we didn’t exactly have enormous corn fields to run through, so I was immediately intrigued. Plus, I really wanted to imagine some big-time baseball stars coming out of corn fields (thank you “Field of Dreams”).

Although I’ve yet to see Babe Ruth make an appearance, the corn maze is enormous at 12 acres of corn stalks and paths. It’s also really easy to get lost in, which is certainly half the entertainment – ​​as long as you are willing to let a toddler lead the way.

corn maze at Denver Downs Farm

The Garrison Family, who have owned and operated the farm since 1869, makes the corn maze a lot of fun by putting up checkpoints throughout, where maze-goers can use their smartphones to scan the numbers and track your time. You can also win prizes for finding all the numbers. We were in the maze for about 15 minutes and only came across one number. If you don’t have kids, have at it. The 2022 corn maze theme is still a secret (releasing mid-September), but we are excited to find out what it is. There will still be 12 checkpoints throughout the maze, and each checkpoint will have a trivia question to help steer you in the right direction. There’s also a Maze QR code game that you can play to figure out your completion time.

Fun fact: Their corn maze is so awesome that they were named one of the Best Corn Mazes in the country by USA Today in 2021.

The Activities

When you walk into the farm, at first glance it doesn’t look huge. You think you can almost see all of the activities with a quick scan but wow, it’s deceptive. There is so much to do, at least a day’s worth of fun. I’ve gotten smarter each time I go and pack more food and water because we stay all day long, literally five to eight hours at least. And we still don’t even get to all of the activities they have.

There is a giant open barn full of hay with rope swings where kids can swing and then jump into the hay. Raise your hand if you want to be the adult in line with the kids? Yes, that was me too and it was a blast.

Adults also love the activities!

There is a zip line, a massive slide, a tricycle derby race, a pig derby, a rock climbing wall, sensory sandboxes with Indian corn, two giant jumping pillows, corn hole, human foosball, a mini-farm house perfect for little kids to play in, swings made from tires that look like horses, spider web climb, an arcade that consists of areas where you can test your baseball and football throwing skills, and a cow train just to name a few. Each year they add some new attractions. Find the full list of activities on the farm.

On the educational side, there are exhibits of crops and signs about how the crops are grown, and how the maze is made.

In addition to more than 35 barnyard activities, they also have a big pumpkin patch, “Pig- Tuckey Derby” pig races, farm animals, live music, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contests, kettle corn, and apple cider slushies.

New for 2022: Slide & Jumping Pillows

The farm actually expanded activities to use about 30% more of the acreage available, which means more fun for guests.

Denver Downs will have a massive Slide Mountain new for 2022. I got to try it out and oh my gosh, it was awesome! You can go as fast as 35 mph and there’s even a bridge above to watch people slide down. I’m making a predication that this is going to be the most popular activity at the farm this year.

And they’ve also greatly expanded their jumping pillow area to not only move it to a different part of the farm but enclose it and add another jumping pillow. It’s huge. The pillows will be for older and younger kids, which I think is pretty smart, as long I can still go and jump because yup, I’m a big kid at heart.

Planning Your Visit

Denver Downs Fall Festival, which includes the corn maze, pumpkin patch, and plenty of family-friendly activities, is open September 24th to November 13th, 2022, Wednesdays through Sundays. The hours of operation are as follows:
Wednesdays & Thursdays 10 am – 5 pm
Fridays & Saturdays 10 am – 10 pm
Sundays 10 am – 6 pm

2022 admission is $15-25 per person plus tax, depending on the day of the week. There is also a modest online purchasing fee of less than $2. Children aged 2 and under are free. Though it may seem pricey at first glance, the tickets are well worth the cost. You get a stamp on your hand which allows you to leave and reenter the same day. The ticket price includes all the attractions but concessions, pumpkins and pick your own flowers are extra.

My family goes and makes a day out of it. Food selections include barbecue plates, hot dogs, pimento cheese sandwiches, and healthier options too like turkey sandwiches. Special Festival Treats of course include: Fresh Popped Kettle Corn, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Funnel Cakes, Fried Oreos, “Apple Nachos,” Candy Apples, Cotton Candy, and Apple Cider Slushies! Good luck trying to resist that.

Bring water (water bottles allowed), sunscreen and snacks since it can still be quite warm that time of year and with all the running around and playing, it does get exhausting. My preschool-age daughter actually fell asleep on one of the tire horse swings the first time we went.

Fall 2022 Weekend Themes

Many of the weekends of the Fall Festival are themed. You can read more about each weekend on the Denver Downs calendar. The 2022 themes are as follows:

  • October 29th- 31st: Halloween Weekend
  • November 5th – 7th: Celebration & STEM Fest Weekend (includes a catapult competition!)
  • November 12th – 14th: Grandparents’ Weekend & Season Finale

Be sure to make Denver Downs on your list of must-do’s for the fall season. It’s by far one of my favorite activities in the area.

For more information, visit www.denverdownsfarm.com.

Address: 1515 Denver Road, Anderson

Admission includes activities like:

  • Finding your way through the 12-acre corn maze
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Cow Train
  • Animal Races
  • Little Farmer’s Corral
  • Climbing Wall
  • Giant Slide
  • Zip Line
  • Straw Barn Play Area
  • Giant Lincoln Logs
  • Corn Box
  • Spider Web Climb
  • Mini-Maze
  • Bonfires & Live Music

And so much more.

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What is your family’s favorite activity at Denver Downs Farm?

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