The Golden Strip Pumpkin Patch is so much more than a pumpkin patch.
Of course they have pumpkins. Big ones, little ones, orange ones, white ones, and gourds of every size and shape. Pumpkins may be the go-to this time of year, but pick up fresh flowers or special pottery to accent your pumpkin decor. We even brought home a special treat for our morning toast – homemade apple butter. Move over Apple Barn… word on the street is, it’s the best this side of the Blue Ridge Mountains! I can’t wait to test that claim.
The Golden Strip Pumpkin Patch is located at 305 North Main Street in Simpsonville. Find Eggs Up Grill and you can’t miss it. (Also, stop in Eggs Up Grill because YUM).
The Little White House was formed in 2013 to meet the needs of families of children with Autism. The aim is to provide life experiences for these children. “It’s not a school. It’s a skills program, because everybody’s got a skill,” says house director, Lu Grant. The Little White House serves ages five to adults.
2022 marks the third year The Little White House has presented the pumpkin patch, carrying on a fifteen year tradition started by Holy Cross Episcopal Church. These guys work hard to raise money for local charities. This year, seventy-seven volunteers met to set up the patch. Pallets, pumpkins and all props were perfectly placed in just two hours and thirty-three minutes. You’ll understand how incredible that was when you visit this phenomenal place. Grant said, “our community shows up.” Now, it’s our turn to show up and show our support for this wonderful team of people!
Moms will be excited to find several photo op areas where you can plop your little pumpkins down for an obligatory October pic.
Our boys were excited to travel to The Golden Strip Pumpkin Patch when we heard about the special people who run it. Studies show that one in fifty-one children fall on the autism spectrum (my teenage son being one of them). The day we stopped by, three adults were helping “man the store.”
The pottery for sale was part of the Friends of The White House Pottery Project, “one of a kind pieces for one of a kind minds.” Sales help sustain the project.
Want to check it out for yourself? Join them Sunday, October 23rd for their 3rd Annual Golden Strip Pumpkin Patch Party that will be held from 3-6pm. For more details click here. So mark your calendars and don’t miss it!