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Nothing says fall like pumpkins, colorful leaves and spending time with loved ones. If you’re looking for the perfect fall activities this month, here are five can’t miss events happening in the Upstate. 

If you want to be able to find pumpkins and ride tractors, run through a corn maze and much more, Denver Downs is the place for you. Not far from Interstate 85 in Anderson, Denver Downs offers enough fun for a whole day and then some. Young children love the cow train and animals, older children love the corn maze and zipline. The whole family can pick pumpkins for an additional fee.

Denver Downs is open daily through Nov. 10. Tickets are $15 each. Visit https://denverdownsfarm.com for hours and details. 

Speaking of pumpkins, what could be better than visiting Pumpkintown in upper Pickens County during its annual fall festival? Held in and around the Oolenoy Community Building, this festival boasts area vendors, amazing barbeque, toe-tapping music and lots of pumpkins. It’s a perfect day trip the whole family is sure to enjoy.

The Pumpkin Festival is 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 12. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/pumpkintownpumpkinfestival. 

Oktoberfest is another fall event looked forward to by many across the Upstate, and nobody does an Oktoberfest better than Walhalla. The Oconee county city was founded by German immigrants in 1850 and still holds strong to those German roots. German food, dress and dancing will be side-by-side with crafts, carnival rides and fireworks. It’s a weekend of fun and merriment for everybody.

Walhalla’s Oktoberfest runs Oct. 18 – 20 throughout the city. For details, visit https://walhallaoktoberfest.com. 

Fall for Greenville is the perfect event for the whole family or as an adults-only escape. Children can enjoy rides and other child friendly activities. Foodies will love the offerings from more than 40 Greenville restaurants. And there will be more than 60 musical groups, including Cravin’ Melon and Moon Taxi, for the music lovers as well. The annual event was ranked among the top 20 festivals across the southeast. 

Fall for Greenville is Oct. 11 – 13 along Main Street in downtown Greenville. For details and Taste Ticket information, visit https://www.fallforgreenville.net. 

Boo in the Zoo happens every year at the Greenville Zoo. This is a time honored tradition for families all over the Upstate. Parents and children can walk through the zoo and exhibits while trick-or-treating among their animal friends. There’s also an unhaunted house and other child-centered activities. Parents appreciate the safety and security of the Greenville Zoo, while children of all ages like to see what animals are out at night. And, of course, there’s candy. What’s not to love?

Boo in the Zoo is Fridays – Sundays, Oct. 18 – 27. For details and ticket information, visit https://greenvillezoo.com. 

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