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Enjoy autumn with farm and orchard tours

After a hot summer, the start of fall's cool, windy days are a welcome relief.

Check out all these great places in York for fall fun:

Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill

Educational farm tours, complete with cider tasting, apple peeling, storytelling, hayrides and mazes, are $7 per person.

If you're not going on the tour, trying picking your own apples. Or stop by the market and get some wassail, fried apple pies, pumpkin butter and much more.

Details, www.windyhill 1860 Black Highway, York. 803-684-0690.

Black's Peaches and Bakery
The Autumn Farm Festival takes place throughout October.

There will be live farm animals, ice cream, hayrides, artwork, games, mazes, pumpkins and story time. Tours are available Monday-Friday, and are best suited for preschool through second grade.

New this year is “The Black Trail” Haunted Hayride. Hayrides will be Oct. 16-18, 23-25 and 30-31. They start at dusk and cost $15. The rides are not suitable for children under 13.


1800 Black Highway, York. 803-684-2333.

Bush-N-Vine Farm

Need some cool-weather produce? Bush-N-Vine is the place.

Available now are fresh-shelled speckled lima and pink-eye beans, Dixie Lee crowder and White Acre peas, okra, squash and tomatoes.

Details: www.bushnvine

1650 Filbert Highway, York. 803-684-2732.

The Peach Tree

Fall at the Farm includes a pumpkin display, straw-bale maze and produce. The ice cream parlor is still open!

Details: www.thepeach

2077 Filbert Highway, York. 803-684-9996.

Register to vote

Nov. 4 is a presidential election you don't want to miss. And it's not too late to register to vote.

But you must sign up by Saturday.

To do so, stop by the York County Registration and Elections Office, 13 S. Congress St. in York. They're open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and they'll also be open Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you can't get there, download an application from and mail it to the elections office.

Your application must be postmarked by Saturday.

For more information, call 803-684-1242.