Fall festivals abound this weekend from one end of York County to just over the county line in Chester. If youre looking for fall fun, you wont have to look far.
• Fall in Filbert , sponsored by Stacys Greenhouse and The Peach Tree Orchards, will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday at both businesses on Filbert Highway between York and Clover.
There will be a bounce house, clowns, hay maze, pumpkin painting and pansy planting. Whispering Hope Farm will have bunnies to pet and there will be show chickens, lambs and piglets.
DJs Allen Black and George Medeiros will provide entertainment. Fifteen vendors will be selling arts and crafts.
Barbecue by Courtneys, burgers by L Cees and funnel cakes will be available for sale. Horse and buggy rides will be 2-5 p.m. both days for a small fee. Admission is free.
• Cotton Hills Farm will host its Farm Fair from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the farm on U.S. 521 in Lowrys. A highlight of this fair is the Romans Revenge pumpkin catapult that launches pumpkins out of sight.
The festival also features a four-acre corn maze; wagon rides through the working farms cotton, pumpkin and sunflower fields; carving demonstrations by Steve Moss; bluegrass music and grist mill demonstrations. Hot dogs, hamburgers and barbecue by the Summit Restaurant in Chester will be available for purchase. Admission is $9 for adults and $7 for children 2 and older. Tickets can be redeemed for a free three-pound pumpkin. For information, call 803-581-4545.
• The Bush and Vine 2012 Corn Maze is president-themed, shaped like a bust of George Washington with the words In God We Trust. The six-acre maze is located on the farm at 1650 Filbert Highway, York. The maze is open 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 3. The last ticket is sold at 2:30 p.m. In addition to the maze are a hiking trail, picnic area and pick-your-own pumpkins. Call 803-684-2732 for admission prices.
• Blacks Peaches and Bakery hosts Autumn Farm Festival tours Saturdays and Sundays in October at the farm on S.C. 5 in York. The weekend is designed for preschool-age children through second-graders and features live farm animals, hay rides, games, mazes, pumpkins, story time and picnic area. Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays. For admission and to schedule a tour, call 803-684-2333.
• Windy Hill Orchards 18th Annual Apple Harvest Festival will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at the orchard on Black Highway in York. The event features hayrides, freshly picked apples, scarecrow making, apple cider tasting, live music, apple butter making, apple cider slush, pumpkins, caramel apples, blacksmith demonstrations and the Cider Garden with award-winning hard ciders on tap.
Johnny Appleseed story time and cider-making demonstrations will be at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. For information, visit windyhillorchard.com.