Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals and Foodie Events for Couples

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Temperatures may still hover close to 80 even in our coolest months, but any remotely “crisp” day by Florida standards warrants a visit to the closest fall festival, pumpkin patch or craft brewery. Fall festivities, and particularly fall festivals in Tampa understandably look a bit different this year, but there are still loads of fun ways to celebrate the season. From pumpkin patches and fall festivals to craft beer events and foodie dinners, plan a fall date with our curated Tampa Bay fall festival and event picks below.

Related: Family-Friendly Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals, Halloween Events and More and Family Friendly Things to Do in Tampa Bay

FALL FESTIVALS & PUMPKIN PATCHES IN TAMPA BAY

Harvest Holler Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Fridays – Sundays September 17 – November 14, 2021
Harvest Holler Farm – Polk City, Florida (short drive from Tampa)
This working family farm in Polk City is a fall favorite and sports an incredible pumpkin patch. Check out the corn maze, search for the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, and challenge your boo to a game of corn hole.
$5

Raprager Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

Fridays-Sundays beginning September 25, 2021; times vary
Raprager Family Farm, 16907 Boy Scout Rd, Odessa
Enjoy a day at this new Tampa Bay area pumpkin patch along with fun activities like live music, hay rides, local food/craft vendors, a haunted barn and more.
$12.50

Sweetfields Farm Fall Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Fall season begins September 26, 2021
Sweetfield Farms – Masaryktown
Tickets to this farm's annual festival include a variety of family and date-friendly activities, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay ride, and more. There are tons of things to keep the kiddos busy if you're bringing the whole family.
Ticket details TBA

The Pickin’ Pumpkin Patch

Fridays – Sundays October 1 – 24, 2021; times vary
The Pickin' Pumpkin Patch – Dunnellon
This pumpkin patch in Dunnellon offers a unique experience as you can cut pumpkins directly from the pumpkin patch vine. There's also a sunflower field where you can cut your own blooms to make a bouquet to take home. Other festive activities include live bluegrass music and a corn maze. Purchasing tickets online in advance is highly recommended. While clippers are available for guests, bring your own if you have them.
$5 admission; flowers are $2 per stem; pumpkins range from $4-$30 each

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Image credit: The Pickin' Patch

 

Brooksville Pumpkin Patch

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays October 1 – 31, 2021
Christ Lutheran Church – Downtown Brooksville
The Brooksville pumpkin patch has hundreds–if not thousands of pumpkins–to choose from! The farm says most of their pumpkin deliveries are a few days off the vine, so they should last you through the holiday…and maybe even grab some cute ones for decor for Thanksgiving. They also have food vendors, produce, a petting zoo, tortoise experience, and more.
Pumpkin prices vary

Related: Magical Dining in Orlando

Dave’s Christmas Tree Lot Pumpkin Patch

Open daily October 1 – 31, 2021; hours vary
Dave's Christmas Tree Lot, Brandon
It’s not officially fall until you’ve visited this pumpkin patch! Bring your friends and family out to wander through rows of pie pumpkins, mini pumpkins, white pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, highly stacked hay bales, garden mums and much more. Come winter, this is also a great spot to pick up a Christmas tree!
FREE Admission; Pumpkins: $3 and up

HarvestMoon Fun Farm Corn Maze + Pumpkin Patch

Select days October 2 – November 7, 2021
HarvestMoon Farm – Masaryktown
HarvestMoon Farm offers five acres of nonstop fun. Work on your teamwork skills as you twist and turn your way through the farm's 5-acre corn maze, which features a new design each year. Other activities include the pumpkin patch, petting farm and more. Couples will love the Flash Light Nights and the farm's nighttime Flashlight Maze Haunted Trail.
$13.95 and up

Shimmering Lights Fall Festival 

Select nights October 8 – 31, 2021
The Sunkissed Acres – Dover
This 1/4 mile walking trail features beautiful lights, music, games, hay rides, pumpkin patches and more!
$7

10th Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Saturdays and Sundays October 9 – 24, 2021; 10am-5pm
Fox Squirrel Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – Plant City
This annual maze features a corn maze, live music, duck races, fall games, a pumpkin patch, butterfly garden (additional charge) and more. Make it a complete date day by pairing up your visit with a stop at Keel Farms, which is a short 15-minute drive from the maze. Bring cash for the on site vendors as many don't accept card payments.
$11

DK Farm Festival and Pumpkin Patch

Saturdays and Sundays October 9 – 30, 2021
DK Farm, Largo, Florida
Explore and pick up a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, take a hayride, and enjoy the great fall decorations or hang with some new friends at the petting zoo. Lots of fun for the whole family.
$10

Pumpkin Patch Express

October 16-17 and 23-24, times vary
Florida Railroad Museum 12210 83rd St East Parrish, FL 34219
The Florida Railroad Museum is calling “all aboard” for young and old train enthusiasts as you embark on the Pumpkin Patch Express to a field full of pumpkins to pick, as well as kid-friendly activities on your 2-hour journey. Trains will run at 50% capacity to ensure room to social distance. Children are invited to pick their own pumpkin to take home. Everyone is also invited to participate in other crafts and activities.
$15 – $33

30th Annual Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Patch Festival and Corn Maze

October 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31, 2021
Hunsader Farms – Bradenton
This Bradenton farm's annual pumpkin festival includes live music and shows, a pumpkin patch, fall eats and sweets, a corn maze ($2 extra), and so much more.
$10 (Additional $5 parking fee)

Gallagher’s Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees

Opening date not yet announced; Daily through October 31, 2021
Gallagher's Pumpkins & Christmas Trees, St. Petersburg
Located in St. Pete for more than 30 years, this family owned business is the perfect spot to capture super cute photos of your little pumpkins while you select the best of the ‘patch’ for your home at their pumpkin patch! Make sure to bring along a face mask and practice social distancing while visiting. You can also pick up a yummy homemade pie and even feed goats in the goat pen. Before you leave, be sure you snap a photo in front of the popular vintage pick up truck. Check out the patch's Instagram page for photo inspiration. As an added bonus, this lot is dog-friendly!
FREE Admission; pumpkin prices vary

Tampa Bay pumpkin patches
Image credit: Gallagher's Pumpkins & Christmas Trees

 

Kerby’s Nursery Pumpkin Patch

Open daily in October
2311 S. Parsons Avenue, Seffner
Kerby’s Nursery has a variety of beautiful pumpkins to select from including cinderella, gladiator, jack-be-little, and more! While you’re there, be sure to snap a photo in front of the pumpkin wall!
Pumpkin prices vary


CRAFT BEER + FOODIE EVENTS

 

Worth the Drive: Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

July 15 – November 20, 2021
EPCOT
Eat and drink your way through the park’s largest culinary fest!
Theme park admission required

Busch Gardens Bier Fest

Weekends August 13 – October 31, 2021
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
During the 4th annual Bier Fest event, guests can sip seasonal beverage offerings and savor new recipes featuring fan-favorite breweries. Beer flows through the park on an all-new beer trail, weaving between iconic coasters, local live music and fascinating animal habitats while incorporating fan-favorite restaurants, outdoor event cabins, and the new Giraffe Bar.
Event access included with park admission

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Image credit: Busch Gardens

 

Worth the Drive: Magical Dining in Orlando

August 27 – October 3, 2021
80+ Participating Orlando restaurants
This annual celebration of Orlando eateries features dozens of restaurants offering date nighters a three-course, prix fixe menu for just $37/person. Also, new for 2021 is Visit Orlando's Magical Nights, offering locals exclusive hotel and resort offers to extend the dining experience at participating hotel restaurants.
$37

Bolts Brew Fest

Friday, September 17, 2021
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning is bringing back everyone's favorite craft beer event, Bolts Brew Fest! Step foot into AMALIE Arena to be greeted by a sea of breweries located throughout the arena concourse and event floor as you sample your way around hundreds of beer options from more than 30 local and national brands. Plus games and other fun surprises!
$168

Date Night Cooking Class: Autumn in Tuscany

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 7pm (class also offered October 1, 2021 at 7pm)
Sur La Table Hyde Park Village
Take a trip to Tuscany and experience delicious flavors. Get hands-on practice grilling steak, working with wild mushrooms and creating the creamiest polenta. Plus, you’ll mix, roll and shape pastry dough for a rustic dessert packed with spiced apple goodness.
$79

Date Night Cooking Class: Oktoberfest

Friday, September 24, 2021, 7pm
Sur La Table Hyde Park Village
Celebrate Oktoberfest with a tasty twist on Bavarian delicacies. Try your hand at transforming pork chops into crisp, golden schnitzel. Dress up spaetzle with brown butter and fresh herbs, and elevate braised cabbage with autumn-inspired flavors.
$79

11th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa

October 8 – 10, 2021
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The Festival of Gemütlichkeit is hosting it's 11th Annual event in downtown Tampa! Featuring Outrageous Bavarian Games, live music, cold beer and Bavarian fare.
$10 – $25

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Image credit: Oktoberfest Tampa

 

Krateoberfest: Wesley Chapel Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, October 9, 2021, 4-8pm
The Grove Wesley Chapel
The largest, most anticipated, all-inclusive beer festival in the Tampa community with over 100 craft beers! This outdoors event will feature over 25+ breweries with a selection of 100+ beers, cooking shows, wine pairing, a Brewers Pavilion, live music and more.
$39 and up

Uncorked: Tampa Wine Fest

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 7-11pm
MOSI
Enjoy over 100 wines & champagnes from across the globe, interactive exhibits, an outdoor lounge with food trucks, music and more!
$65 – $80

Date Night Cooking Class: Autumn in the Alps

Friday, October 22, 2021, 7pm
Sur La Table Hyde Park Village
Learn how to simmer a delicious pot of Beef Bourguignon accompanied by Spaetzle, a German egg noodle dumpling sautéed in brown butter. Top off the pleasant evening by baking an Apple Cranberry Crumble. By the end of class, you'll have the perfect date night meal ready to eat.
$79

Worth the Drive: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

October 29 – 30, 2021, 5:30-9pm
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – Orlando
Set outside among the scenic ambiance of the resort, this annual foodie event features live music, unlimited food tastings from the resort’s culinary team at over 20 food stations, 100 beverage selections from around the world, and immersive themed areas, such as the beer garden and the bubble lounge.
Overnight packages available from $580/night; $165 for event-only tickets

Image credit: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Date Night Cooking Class: Romantic Fall Dinner

Saturday, November 13, 2021, 7pm
Sur La Table Hyde Park Village
Try your hand at pan-roasting veggies and dress up pork tenderloin with a citrus glaze and apple-cranberry chutney. Ready for something sweet? Practice whipping egg whites and making creme anglaise for the ultimate pumpkin spice soufflé.
$79


FALL FESTIVALS & PUMPKIN PATCHES TBA for 2021

4th Annual Heights Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch at Armature Works
Head to Armature Works for this outdoor family-friendly event benefiting Metropolitan Ministries! There will be pumpkin patch, live music, craft beer along with a food drive to help families in Tampa Bay.

Pumpkin Patch at the St. Pete Pier
Enjoy a day at the NEW St. Pete Pier and then stop to pick the perfect pumpkin under the beautiful Bending Arc!
FREE; pumpkin prices vary

Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch
Hyde Park's Pumpkin Patch in Tampa returns with a socially distant spin. Pop by the patch to find your perfect pumpkin. Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch will benefit The Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
FREE; pumpkin prices vary

Wolfe’s Produce Market Pumpkin Patch
Check out the areas LARGEST PUMPKIN PATCH! HUGE selection, all shapes and sizes, great pumpkin patch and Halloween decorations.
Pumpkin prices vary

The Great Pumpkin Patch at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church
Choose your perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, take pictures in the patch, and join special events all month.
FREE Admission; pumpkin prices vary

Image credit: Seminole Heights United Methodist Church

Pumpkin Patch at Waterset
Pick your Halloween pumpkin at Waterset with Pick a Pumpkin for a Cause! Large and small pumpkins are available for a $5 donation each, or 5 non-perishable food items. All proceeds will go directly to Feeding Tampa Bay.
$5 per pumpkin

Bearss Grove Pumpkin Patch
Snap a selfie in front of Florida's largest pumpkin patch pumpkin (it's 989 lbs), pick out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, and take home fresh flowers and produce. The fall fun is just a short 20-minute drive north of Downtown Tampa.
FREE Admission; pumpkin prices vary

Heritage UMC Pumpkin Patch
Heritage’s annual Pumpkin Patch is back again! Join them for pumpkins of all colors and sizes, as well as story time in the morning for the little ones, photo opportunities for the whole family, contests, and more!
FREE; pumpkin prices vary

Pumpkin Patch at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay
Visit the Pumpkin Patch and support animals who are in need of a home…it’s a win-win! You’ll find the pumpkin patch is under the white tent outside of the intake parking garage. There are so many pumpkins to choose from, even varieties like Cinderella, painted pumpkins, white pumpkins & gourds. Pumpkin prices range from $1 – $20 each. Of course, all proceeds benefit the homeless animals in need.
Pumpkin prices vary

The following have been canceled for 2021:

Feature image credit: Armature Works (from the annual Fall Festival in early October)


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