Clinton Sease Farm and Corn Maze
Armand and Roselyn Sease bought 20 acres in 1942. They built their home, while working on Armand's father's farm. Five years later they moved into their new home and started Armand C. Sease Farm. Sweet potatoes and peaches were the main crops. The farm was fairly well self-sustaining. Meat came from the livestock they raised and Roselyn had a garden and canned vegetables for the winter. The extra cream and eggs were sold to customers they had in Columbia. Collard greens, mustard and turnip greens were then added and quickly became the main source of income. In the early 60's, a buyer at the Winn Dixie warehouse, encouraged Armand to grow green onions. With much experimentation, this grew from a spring crop to a year round crop for the farm.
In 1970 Clinton and Shirley were married and became very active in the farm. In 1978 Clinton and Shirley took over ownership of the farm. Greens and green onions continued to be the main focus on the farm.
In 2004 Carrie, our youngest daughter encouraged us to diversify by adding a corn maze. Each year we have added new attractions that bring visitors to the farm. Since most everyone today does not have a grandpa to visit on the farm, we are growing that experience for them.
We took a kids church group here with little notice as the original place cancelled on us. Mr Sease and his wife and staff were very helpful, informative, welcoming and FUN!!! The kids loved the hayride and farm tour as well as the amazing corn maze. It was a school holiday for our area so it wasn't extremely busy and we felt well cared for! There is tons to do and see. Our kids had a blast and came home totally exhausted! Thank you very much, Mr Clinton Sease!
I agree with many of the other reviews. $1 per person to walk to the pumpkin patch to buy pumpkins that are 50-75% more than other stores and pumpkin patches. That would be fine but they want another $2 per person for the hay ride. It looks like they have a great little playground, but that's another $12 per person because you have to go through the corn maze. In this area I just don't see an average family paying that. We'll be looking for more family and budget friendly options next year.
Definitely get a maze map before you enter. This was excellent family fun. We had alot of fun looking at all the different types and sizes of pumpkins. The had lots of games & food. It was well worth the drive and price. We will be returning.
The maze is fun and best at night. There is also plenty of things to do here besides just the corn maze, such as a hay ride, tire swings, slides, and more! This is a great place to go for a big group of friends or with the family!
There are many pumpkin patches around this time of year. Do not waste your time or money going to this one. It cost $12 per person to enter the playground. $12 for him to slide and an additional $12 for me to stand there and watch him slide. $24 to go to a playground is not acceptable. We went to the pumpkin patch ($1 per person) and could not find a pumpkin that we could carve. They were rotten and moldy. My son was swarmed with gnats the whole time we were in the pumpkin patch. He was miserable and asked several times to leave. We did not have a good experience. The layout is confusing and the items they sell in the store were dirty. The children's books for sale were covered in dust.