Thompson Farms near Myrtle Beach Has Great Fall Events for the Entire Family
Thompson’s family farm began in early 1845. Julious and Amanda Thompson together had 15 children – 12 boys and three girls. Many of the children lived the majority of their lives on or near the family farm. The family was able to survive by the numerous items they were able to produce such as tobacco, potatoes, cotton, livestock, cypress shingles, cured meat, brick and tar.
Thompson Farms is currently operated by fourth generation on over 200 acres. In 2009, Thompson Farm and Nursery opened to the general public by adding farm tours for groups and other marketing events. Some of the crops they grow currently include tomatoes, bell peppers, strawberries, corn, oats and potatoes.
Today, there are many people that trust buying their products straight from Thompson Farms. They have become a staple in the community and enjoy opening up their home for everyone to come and enjoy.
Fall is such a great time of the year. While the weather is changing, and leaves begin to fall, bring the family for some fun and exciting Thompson Farm fun.
Bring the family in fall and pick out your own pumpkins to carve, pick up some great fall vegetables and for the best adventure on the list, see if you can find your way out of the 8-acre cornfield maze.
The corn was planted the first of July and is now 8 feet tall. The maze is different each year, so don’t think you can outsmart the corn maze. It is so fun, trying to find your way out. Yes, you will get lost, maybe even more then once. It usually takes 1- 1.5 hours to complete the maze. Something everyone has to do at least once.
The maze opens mid-September through October. It is open Friday – Sunday, so make sure to plan a visit.
There are other things going on during your fall visit such as hayrides, a play area, duck races and a mini corn maze for the smaller children. You might even get lucky and visit during a Flashlight Night or Movie Night. Check with Thompson Farms to find out about these scheduled event times.
Are you ready to tour the pumpkin patch? From September 19 through November 14 you can reserve the tour. What you can expect on the tour: You will get to feed animals, get a tractor-drawn wagon ride, be able to play in Pappy’s Play area and you will leave with a small pumpkin. Cost is $7.50 per person. You can even ask about decorating a pumpkin for another souvenir.
Thompson Farm and Nursery is located at 1625 Bucksville Drive Conway SC 29527. The price to experience the corn maze is $9 for adults and $7 for children. The hayride costs $2 per person. The hours are Friday 6pm-8pm; Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Hope to see you there!