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. 


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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Pumpkin Spice Is Your Ultimate Fall Fashion Palette

Photo credit: Tyler Joe
Photo credit: Tyler Joe

From Marie Claire

It’s official, we are well into the “brrrr” months (September, October, November…), and along with that chill in the air comes something many have been waiting for all year: pumpkin spice. It is undeniably everywhere you turn. Commercials, menus, your local coffee bar, your local actual bar (you know, the one that’s currently serving on the sidewalk)—pumpkin spice has become the most unlikely 21st-century phenomenon, the one you never knew you wanted until you were told you did.

This craze can be traced to one particular mermaid-branded caffeine slinger that has been dealing in PSLs (pumpkin spice lattes, obv.) since the early 2000s. But—hold on to your candy corns!—it doesn’t stop there; pumpkin spice is a $600 million a year industry. For such a moneymaker, though, pumpkin spice is rather divisive. For some, the mere suggestion of a PSL can trigger a gag

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