Seasonal businesses, like many small businesses, are adjusting to a new normal that is COVID-19.
Two businesses in the Midlands, Halloween Express and Clinton Sease Farms, are experiencing more business this holiday season, than in years past.
Pam Taylor, manager of Halloween Express in West Columbia, is pleasantly surprised by how successful her store has been this year.
“We’re hopeful that business continues…We’ve been picking up each weekend since the store opened last month. People are shopping to have Halloween, it hasn’t slowed many people down,” said Taylor.
Clinton Sease Farms in Lexington, is experiencing a similar surge in business this fall. The business is offering lower risk activities such as picking pumpkins, navigating through a corn maze, or hopping aboard a 50% reduced capacity Hayride.
However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that citizens avoid traditional fall activities this year.
Some lower risk activities include: Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household, participating in a virtual costume contest, or having a Halloween movie night with the people you live with.
Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html for more holiday considerations.
Clinton Sease Farm is offering new takes on old classics this Halloween season, including 50% capacity haunted hayrides, socially distanced pumpkin patches, and many other fun experiences for all ages.
Clinton Sease Farm in Lexington, South Carolina was first bought by the Cease family in 1940, and has been in business since 2004, expanding their holiday operations each year.