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SC farms pivot agritourism model during pandemic, but pumpkin patches still on | Food

A skeleton scales the wall of an Egyptian pyramid as echoes of howling monsters looped on a sound system wail through the forest. 

It’s one of the scenes set up along Boone Hall Plantation’s hayride trail, which will be followed by visitors’ own vehicles instead of the traditional tractor-pulled wagon with a guide this year. 

Fall is back, and so are seasonal attractions at farms across the state — but this time with coronavirus safety protocols in place. At Boone Hall, the pumpkin patch is spaced out over more land to provide social distancing, and the Fright Nights haunted house attraction will be capped at 1,500 attendees per night who must wear masks and wait in “pods” in line. 



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Adam Morrical (left) and Becky Herbert pose for a photo at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens’ hayride attraction Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Mount Pleasant. Gavin McIntyre/Staff


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