It's that time of year again. Time for apple picking and getting lost in corn mazes, carving pumpkins and scaring yourself silly at a haunted house. If you're looking for all the best fall fun on the South Shore, this post is for you!
Fall Fun Favorites on the South Shore
C.N. Smith Farm - East Bridgewater, MA
Apple picking at C.N. Smith Farm makes the top of this list! C.N. Smith has a large orchard with a wide variety of apples that are ripe for picking at various times throughout the season. Apple picking starts in early September with McIntosh and ends in mid-late October with Northern Spy, Mutsu, Russet, and Baldwin varieties. Check out their website (cnsmithfarminc.com) to plan you trip and discover when your favorite type of apple is ready for harvest. Don’t forget stop by the Farm Stand to check out the Donut Barn and Cider Mill (where you’ll find cider donuts (available on Saturdays and Sundays only), cider slushies, peach slushies, and Hershey’s ice cream!
C&C Reading Farm - West Bridgewater, MA
Head to C&C Reading Farm on Columbus Day Weekend 2021 for their Fall Fun Event featuring rides, pumpkins and a sing-a-long trail. C&C Reading Farm is also known for their famous Corn Maze, which has a new theme and design each year. This year, unfortunately, the Corn Maze is not available, but be sure to check back next year as this is a must-do fall activity! While you're at the farm you can also play their fun games (corn hole, wall ball, duck races, haybale alley, pumpkin checkers, punchin’ pumpkins) and visit their attractions (straw mountain, corn box, python slide, cow train and hayrides). You can also pick a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch and visit the Farm Stand for festive treats.
Sauchuk’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch - Plympton, MA
Enjoy an afternoon full of fall fun at Sauchuk’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch which offers two Corn Mazes, two Jumping Pillows, Log Playground, Cow Train, Hay Ride to Pumpkin Patch, Roller Bowler, Apple Blasters, Skee Ball, Corn Box, Zip Line, Ball Zone, Hi Strikers, Tug-of-War, Duck Races, and Big Chair Photos. Sauchuk’s also offers special events such as the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show and the Flying High Dog Show on select dates this fall.
King Richard’s Faire - Carver, MA
If you are looking for a somewhat less traditional fall experience, spend a day at King Richard’s Faire. This special Renaissance Festival has medieval games, rides, entertainment, food, and artistry. With eight stages, hundreds of talented performers, knights battling on horseback, beggars competing in the mud, engaging villagers, dancing fairies, psychic readings, sword making, glass blowing, and more, this festival guarantees a unique experience and fun for the whole family.
Barrett’s Haunted Mansion - Abington, MA
Arguably the best Halloween attraction in New England. Featuring two scream-worthy attractions—the Haunted Mansion (a more traditional style haunted house) and Condemned (a sci-fi thriller). These tours are seriously scary and not for young children or the faint of heart. If you want to get in the Halloween spirit without the scare factor, try out the Lights-On Tour on Sunday afternoons in October for a behind-the-scenes look at the attractions, costumes, and make-up trailer. Two other great options available on Thursday and Sunday evenings in October are Bite & Fright tickets. These include dinner at Barrett’s Ale House followed by entry to both attraction for only $45 or dinner, one-on-one experiences with characters, and entry to both attractions for $85 per person. Before you go, be sure to consult the website (bhmansion.com) for specific dates/hours, to access coupons, and order tickets online.