Best Place to get a Pumpkin in Charleston

Honestly, October is my favorite time of the year.  I love the cooler weather and the sweaters it brings, and the ability to drink hot coffee without dying when walking around campus.  The one thing I most looked forward to every year is when I go with my friends or family to pick out a couple of pumpkins to decorate and put around the house to decorate! Over the past couple of years, I have gotten more acquainted with the places to go in Charleston! Here are my top 3 favorite places:

  1. 1. John Wesley United Methodist

    This is seriously my all-time favorite.  I just went for the first time this past week, and oh my gourd, it was amazing.  They had such a huge variety of pumpkins in size and shape; they also had gourds GALORE.  Also, it was pretty inexpensive. My friends and I got 7 pumpkins for $10. Given, we mostly got small to medium-sized ones, but really, what college student needs a 30 lb pumpkin?  Even if you did want one of those huge pumpkins, they’re still under $20! When I say huge, I mean HUGE. I could not carry one by myself if I wanted.  

     

    These pumpkins were also just so pretty.  They were so round, and clean, and I honestly almost did not want even to decorate them, they were so pretty.  Almost.

     

    They’re open until 7 pm on weekdays and 6 pm on Sundays.

  2. 2. Aldi

    I guess I should have figured that Aldi would have pumpkins, but it wasn't until I was in the store that I realized it!  I mean, that store has pretty much everything. Their pumpkins weren’t quite as pretty as those from JWUM, but they were still a good price for a good size!  This is super convenient, too, if you already plan on getting groceries and don’t feel like running all over Charleston to find a good pumpkin!

     

    Plan on getting to the store early, though!  When I went at about 11am on a Saturday, most were already gone.

  3. 3. Legare Farms

    This is another free entry event!  It’s located in Johns Island and has all types of things to do in addition to the pumpkin patch!  It’s opened only on the weekends leading up to Halloween, and you will need flashlights to look at pumpkins if going after dark. They have food and drink, in addition to hayrides and horse rides!  This is definitely one of the better farm options in Charleston in regards to the pumpkin patch picking. No pets are allowed, but there are so many animals already there to go and see!

There's tons of places not on this last that have great pumpkins around Charleston, these just happen to be my favorite!  I plan to decorate mine with paint, and maybe carve one or two when the 31st comes a bit closer, who knows?