Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals and Foodie “Can’t-Miss” 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.

PS: Looking for Halloween happenings? Refer to our guide to The Best Socially-Distanced Halloween Events in Tampa Bay.

FALL FESTIVALS & PUMPKIN PATCHES NEAR ME

29th Annual Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Patch Festival and Corn Maze
October 17-18 and 22-24, 9am-5pm
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)

*NEW Pumpkin Patch at the St. Pete Pier
Now through October 25
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! Learn more about all the St. Pete Pier as the offer by visiting stpetepier.org.
FREE; pumpkin prices vary

The Pickin’ Pumpkin Patch
Fridays – Sundays through October 25; 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

Brandon Fall Market Pumpkin Patch
Sunday, October 25, 10am-4pm
Brandon Sunday Market
Find all things fall at this event—pumpkins, plants, decor, desserts and more. Also check out the Fall Vintage Market at this same spot on October 18!
FREE Admission

3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch Painting Fundraiser
Sunday, October 25, 12-7pm
3 Daughters Brewing
3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch Painting Fundraiser to help continue providing rent assistance, bill assistance, and access to basic necessities to homeless and low-income communities in Pinellas via Reach St. Pete. There will be live bands, pumpkin painting, food, a photo booth, amazing raffles, and an outdoor market with vendors. Tickets include your pumpkin, painting materials and a free drink. Pumpkin painting kits to-go are also available.
$20

Pumpkin Patch at Waterset
October 15 until the pumpkin patch is empty
The Landing Club and Cafe, 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

Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch
Open daily through October 31, hours vary
Hyde Park Village, Tampa
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. Current hours are Mon-Fri 12-6pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12-5pm.
FREE; pumpkin prices vary

Bearss Grove Pumpkin Patch
Open daily through October 31, 9am-7pm
Bearss Groves, Tampa
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

Dave’s Christmas Tree Lot Pumpkin Patch
Open daily through October 31, 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. Bring the whole family and take as many photos as you like! Pumpkin Patch house are Monday – Friday 1-8pm and Saturday – Sunday 9am-9pm.
FREE Admission; Pumpkins: $3 and up

Wesley Chapel Pumpkin Patch
Open daily through October 31, hours vary
The Grove, Wesley Chapel
Pursue more than 2,000 pumpkins and check out the seasonal carnival at this pumpkin patch put on by TLC Events and Promotions. The patch is open daily with a carnival (Thurs – Sun only), food trucks, craft vendors and of course plenty of pumpkins. Hours are Monday – Thursday 4pm-8pm, Friday – 4pm-9pm, Saturday – 11am-9pm and Sunday – 11am-6pm.
FREE Admission; pumpkin prices vary, separate wristband admission required for carnival and rides

Gallagher’s Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees
Daily through October 31, 9am-9pm
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

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Image credit: Gallagher’s Pumpkins & Christmas Trees

Morrow’s Pumpkin Patch
Through October 31, hours vary
11815 US Hwy 301 S Riverview, FL 33578
This pumpkin patch offers pumpkin picking and haunts in one! Pick out the perfect pumpkin at the patch before checking out Morrows’ Nightmare. This completely outdoor attraction in Riverview includes 5 separate haunts to discover plus a pumpkin patch. Themed areas include a Vampire Junkyard, a spooky clown-filled attraction, witch swamp and more. Morrow’s Nightmare is open select Thursday-Sunday nights and tickets are sold at the gate only. Pumpkin patch hours are Monday – Thursday 4-8pm, Friday 4-7pm, and Saturday-Sunday 11am-7pm.
Admission prices vary

Heritage UMC Pumpkin Patch
Open daily through October 31, hours vary
Heritage United Methodist Church, Clearwater
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! Pumpkin patch hours are 9am-7:30pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-7:30pm on Sundays.
FREE; pumpkin prices vary

Kerby’s Nursery Pumpkin Patch
Open daily in October, 9am-5:30pm
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

Raprager Family Farm Pumpkin Patch
Thursday-Sundays, 10am-9pm
Raprager Family Farm, 16907 Boy Scout Rd, Odessa
Enjoy a day at this new Tampa Bay area pumpkin patch along with fun activities like a haunted children’s crop maze, hayrides, animals and more! Daily passes are $10 for children, $15 for adults, and $12.50 for seniors. They even have a haunted barn for the older kids and adults!
$50

Pumpkin Patch Express
October 17-18 and 24-25, 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.
$14.50 – $32.50

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Wolfe’s Produce Market Pumpkin Patch
Through October 31
Wolfe’s Produce Market
Check out the areas LARGEST PUMPKIN PATCH! HUGE selection, all shapes and sizes, great pumpkin patch and Halloween decorations.
Pumpkin prices vary

Pumpkin Patch at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay
Through October 31, opens at 10am
Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N Armenia Avenue, Tampa
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

DK Farm Festival and Pumpkin Patch
Select Saturdays and Sundays through October 31
DK Farm, Largo, Florida
Explore and pick up a pumpkin at their 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.
$8

9th Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Saturdays and Sundays through November 1; 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 & Curley Winery, 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

The Great Pumpkin Patch
Tuesdays – Sundays through November 1
Seminole Heights United Methodist Church
The pumpkin patch will be open Tuesday-Thursday 2-7pm, Friday 2-8pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, and Sunday 12-6pm. Choose your perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, take pictures in the patch, and join special events all month. Masks are required and only credit/debit cards will be accepted.
FREE Admission; pumpkin prices vary

Image credit: Seminole Heights United Methodist Church

Sweetfield Farms Fall Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Select dates through November 8, times vary
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.
**Timed entry tickets must be purchased online in advance this year.
$9.75

HarvestMoon Fun Farm Corn Maze + Pumpkin Patch
Select dates through November 8
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 (Wednesday and Thursday nights through October 29) and the farm’s nighttime Flashlight Maze Haunted Trail (Friday and Saturday nights through October 30). Masks are required when interacting with staff. Advance tickets are recommended as capacity is limited.
$12.95 and up

Harvest Holler Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Fridays – Sundays through November 15; times vary
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.
$10.50

CRAFT BEER + SPIRITS EVENTS

Busch Gardens Bier Fest
Weekends through November 21, 2020
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Bier Fest is back at Busch Gardens! Every Friday – Sunday, explore craft beers from local breweries, across the country and around the world. Sip and savor seasonal favorites and new brew-inspired dishes featuring fall flavors from 16 culinary cabins at one of Florida’s most spacious outdoor theme parks. Also check out Thirsty Thursdays, a special happy hour edition of Bier Fest October 15 & 22, which includes access to several rides, samples (additional fee), plus reduced admission.  No pumpkin patches here, but there is beer, and that’s a good thing!
Event access included with park admission

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Image credit: Busch Gardens

SpiritsFest 2020
Saturday, October 24, 7pm
*Virtual event hosted by Tampa Theatre
Partake in Tampa Theatre’s newest –fest fundraiser, SpiritsFest. Each Premium sampling-to-go box will include two servings each of four ready-to-pour cocktails made with Waterloo No. 9 Gin, Treaty Oak Ghost Hill Bourbon, Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum, and Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum, a family-sized bag of Tampa Theatre popcorn, souvenir cocktail glasses, and other ghoulish goodies, PLUS access to an exclusive evening of LIVE-streaming entertainment, including a mixology class and a Tampa Theatre Ghost Tour.
$95

Beer & Chocolate Pairing: Virtual Event
Thursday, October 29, 7-8:30pm
*Virtual event hosted by Brew Bus Brewing
Join Advanced Cicerone Ami Parrino on a journey through beer and chocolate and their wonderful relationship with each other. This month’s pairing features some of your favorite Halloween candy. With your ticket, you will receive a cultivated pairing of 4 beers and chocolate and a guided explanation of how each beer compliments the chocolate selection. All items will be available for pickup prior to the event time.
$30

FALL FOODIE HAPPENINGS

Date Night Cooking Class: Fall Harvest
Friday, October 16, 6-8pm
AJ’s Kitchen Drawer
Learn to make fall-inspired dishes during this hands-on date night cooking class. The menu features Crostini with Butternut Squash, Kale Pesto and Ricotta; Autumn Kale Salad; Chicken and Root Vegetable Pot Pie; and a Braised and Brûléed Apple with Ice Cream.
$60

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate
Wednesday, October 21, 5-10pm
Boca Tampa
Feast on a decadent menu of artisan cheese and chocolate tastings, complete with carefully curated wine selections. Reservations can be made between 5pm-9pm. Call for reservations: 813-254-7070.
$25

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Image credit: Boca Tampa

Halloween Candy & Wine Pairing
Multiple dates October 27 – 29
Ybor City Wine Bar
Enjoy spooky themed wine paired with all of your favorite chocolate treats and more.
$25

Halloween Date Night Cooking Class
Friday, October 30, 5-7:30pm
AJ’s Kitchen Drawer
Wear your Halloween costume for this hands-on cooking class where you’ll make Spooky Halloween Cocktails, Freaky Healthy Halloween Salad, Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Peppers with Turkey Bolognese and Black Pasta and No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake.
$60

Bern’s Whisk(E)y Tampa Foxtrot: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Dinner
Wednesday, November 4, 6:30pm
Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern’s Steak House
Chef Habteab Hamde and his team have prepared five courses of mouthwatering steakhouse cuisine to pair perfectly with each sip of bourbon. Old Forester’s Market Manager Lexie Krall will guide us through each expression in the delightful setting of our infamous Champagne Room.
$225

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


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