TampaBayDateNightGuide ~ Fun Ways to Celebrate Fall ~ Pumpkin Patches
Hooray for pumpkins and pumpkin patches! Why? Because fun ways to celebrate fall in Florida means pumpkins, mosquitos, humidity, traffic, shorts, and a whole lot of hot! So basically, it’s identical to Summer except for PUMPKINS!
Funny – but not entirely true – there’s actually a lot of fun ways to celebrate fall in and around Tampa Bay – such as Haunted (and not haunted) Corn Mazes, Fall Festivals, and much more!
So let’s celebrate the (kinda imaginary) change of season, or at least celebrate all things pumpkin, by visiting a great local area pumpkin patch!
If you scroll down, you’ll find the pumpkin patches broken out by general area/city.
And here’s another really important tip – what good is visiting the most perfect Fall pumpkin patch…unless you can take pics and vids to post on InstaSnapTok. Because, if you don’t share pics, did it really ever happen? So to help, we’ve compiled the perfect Instagram Worthy Pumpkin Patches shot in a pumpkin patch – and we know the best spots!
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Enjoy your Pumpkin Patch experiences!
Tampa Pumpkin Patches
Tampa’s pumpkin patches are great – and we’re including east of Tampa pumpkin patches and north of Tampa pumpkin patches in this list, too! So check out these Tampa Pumpkin Patches and pick out a great gourd to carve up!
Harvest Holler Pumpkin Patch
Fridays – Sundays through November 14, 2022
Polk City (in Polk County, about a 40 minute drive from downtown Tampa)
This working family farm in Polk City is a classic fall favorite and sports an incredible pumpkin patch, with hundreds of different sized pumpkins from which to choose! There are GIANT carving pumpkins for your next Jack-O-Lantern and assorted sizes all the way down to the most ideal of dining room table decor. Best of all, this patch makes a great place to take your fall photos so make sure to dress for the occasion. And more than just a pumpkin patch, they also have a great corn maze, corn hole, an authentic country store, hay rides, and prepared food for sale grown right on the farm!
$15 per person (but some discounts are offered). All attractions included.
Raprager Family Farm Pumpkin Patch
Select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays September 17 – November 13, 2022
Odessa, north of Tampa
Open Friday-Sunday through Halloween, and select dates in November and December.
Raprager’s fall Festival is BACK with even more fall fun on the farm! There are new attractions this year including axe throwing, pumpkin painting, a 900ft inflatable maze, baby cow, and more. The haunted barn is back along with the hayrides, petting zoo, hay chute slide, and other favorites.
Pumpkin Coffee, Pumpkin Fudge, Cinnamon Roasted Nuts, BBQ and More
Annual Heights Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch at Armature Works
Saturday and Sunday Oct 15 & 16 and Oct 22 & 23, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Heights Fall Festival will take place across two weekends in October. The dates are 15th, 16th, 22nd and 22rd from 12:00pm – 5:00pm and will feature a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, face painters, activities for the whole family, and live music.
There will also be a small market featuring some of our favorite fall-inspired vendors! Participating vendors include Sugar & Ice, Hahn’s Kettle Corn, JJ’s Nursery, Glowing Gourds, and Front Door Designs. You also won’t want to miss your opportunity to build the perfect fall bouquet when you stop by the Tonella’s Flower Truck on the Heights Pier.
WhistlePig Whiskey is bringing their Maple Sugar Shack to Armature on Saturday 10/15 to introduce consumers to the brand’s 100-proof bourbon and 100% rye whiskey. Signature cocktails will be offered, along with live music, tailgate games, prizes and more. The first 100 people to the event will receive a prize pack with a limited-edition pig head pour spot. Come check it out, 12-5pm this Saturday!
Wolfes Produce Market Pumpkin Patch
Open Daily 9am-7pm
6005 US Highway 301 S, Riverview, Florida
Check out the areas LARGEST PUMPKIN PATCH! HUGE selection, all shapes and sizes, great pumpkin patch and Halloween decorations.
Pumpkin prices vary
Bell Family Farm and Apiary Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, September 24 from 10am-3pm
Polk City, east of Tampa
Celebrate fall with live music, bounce house, guest animals, a smores bar, vendor market, petting farm, and more! Free admission and free parking.
Southern Hill Farms Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival
September 24-November 3, 2022, Thurs-Sun: 11am-7pm
CONFIRMED open Friday, September 30 and regular hours
About an hour east of Tampa, just north from Walt Disney World is the cutest farm/fall festival for families! This year’s 7th Annual Fall Festival at Southern Hill Farms will feature a new 5-acre corn maze, u-pick sunflowers and zinnias, a pumpkin patch barn, kids zone, and more. You can even taste the yummy apple cider donuts.
Sweetfields Farm Fall Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
September 24-26, October 1-2, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-30, and November 5-6, 2022; times vary
Masaryktown – north of Tampa in Hernando County
Tickets to this farm’s annual festival include a variety of family and date-friendly activities, including an intricate corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride, and more. There are tons of things to keep the kiddos busy if you’re bringing the whole family. Buy your tickets early! This even often sells out and tickets are not available same-day in the event of a sellout.
20th Annual Brooksville Pumpkin Patch
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays September 30-October 30, 2022
Downtown Brooksville – north of Tampa in Hernando County
The Brooksville farm is a real life pumpkin patch and 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. On select dates, Cinderella, Spiderman, and Captain Marvel will even be visiting!
Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch
October 1-26, 2022, Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 12pm-6pm
A South Tampa Pumpkin Patch
Come pick out the perfect pumpkin at south Tampa’s Hyde Park Village. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. This south Tampa pumpkin patch will be located by the fountain near Pottery Barn.
Corky’s Pumpkin Patch at Keel Farms
October and November, 2022, Open weekends
Plant City, FL
Keel Farms in Plant City is hosting this NEW event in Tampa Bay that will feature a four-acre corn maze for you and the kids to navigate as you find hidden clues and solve a riddle with the rooster mascot, Corky and pals. There is also a pumpkin hatch, hayrides, kids zone, and more! Stick around and enjoy some of Keel’s fruit wines, sangrias, beers, and ciders during their Harvest Days event.
10th Annual Fox Squirrel Pumpkin Patch
Saturdays and Sundays October 1-23, 2022; 10am-5pm
This annual pumpkin patch and corn maze in Plant City, FL, about 20 minutes from downtown Tampa, 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 plus tax
Dave’s Christmas Tree Lot Pumpkin Patch
October 1-31, 2022
Brandon east of Tampa
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
October 1-November 6, 2022 (Sat/Sun and Wed-Fri)
Masaryktown north of Tampa
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 Haunted Nights and Flash Light Nights and the farm’s nighttime Flashlight Maze Haunted Trail.
General Admission: $11.95-$14.95 plus tax
Haunted Nights: $21.95 plus tax
Pumpkin Patch Express
October 22-23 and 29-30, 2022, times vary
The Florida Railroad Museum is calling “all aboard” for a neat train experience 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.
$17.29 and up.
Kerby’s Nursery Pumpkin Patch
Open daily starting October 1, 2022
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
HarvestMoon Fun Farm’s Pumpkin Patch
Select dates starting October 1, 2022 – November 6, 2022
Brooksville (worth the drive)
More than just a pumpkin patch! This 5-acre corn maze design featuring Wizard of Oz; you can help Dorothy find her way or travel the storyline path of Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Don’t miss out on the Candy Cannon Blast throughout the day. Live entertainment such as the Moogician and Distinguished Daredevils every weekend in October. Interactive “not so scary” hay wagon ride. Farm activities included are the 70ft Jumping Pillow, Ball Toss, Pedal Carts, Pony Hops, Cow Train, Hill Slide, Pumpkin Patch and so much more.
$15 per person
Beasley Farm’s Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch
October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2022 from 10 am-4 pm
10137 Preston Road, Brooksville
Beasley Farms is hosting its first pumpkin festival that will include a ton of fall fun on the farm including a sun hemp and corn maze, u-pick sunflowers, farm animals, fresh farm produce for purchase and MORE!
Seminole Heights United Methodist Church Great Pumpkin Patch
October 8-30, 2022
6111 N Central Avenue, Tampa
Cost: Free to attend
Boasting one of the area’s largest pumpkin selections, the Seminole Heights Pumpkin Patch is a must visit! They’ll also be hosting a Pie Baking Contest and Pumpkin Painting event on October 23.
Bearss Grove Pumpkin Patch
14316 Lake Magdalene Blvd, Tampa, FL
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
Frazier Farms Fall Festival and Corn Fest in Brooksville
October 1-23, 2022 on Saturdays and Sundays
20175 Manecke Road, Brooksville, FL 34601
Cost: Free parking and entry, but you can purchase a $20 wristband for activities
There will be lots of kids games, big kids games, corn hole, pumpkin painting, hay rides, “Moo” train barrel ride, a wide variety of craft & food vendors, shaved ice, ice cream, corn shucking contests and a pumpkin patch!
Watermelon Swim’s Annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch, Open Daily October 8-31 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fall Festival: Oct. 15, 4-7 p.m.
19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy and 3703 W McKay Ave
It’s watermelon season, Tampa Bay! You can visit Watermelon Swim’s Pumpkin Patch daily in Lutz and South Tampa and then come back to experience their annual Fall Festival at both locations. The FREE Fall Festival will feature trunk-or-treating, a costume parade, plenty of fall games and prizes, the cutest fall photo spot and more. It’s the perfect way to get your whole family into the fall spirit.
Green Acres Farm Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch
October 22 and 23, 2022
17500 Elridge Avenue, Spring Hill
Green Acres Farm in Spring Hill is hosting its first Fall Festival and they can’t wait to host you for a day on the farm with local vendors, pumpkin patch and food trucks. The is the same location as the You Pick Blueberries farm you may be familiar with already.
Scar Farms Pumpkin Patch
October 22 10am-5pm
777 Alturas Rd N,, Bartow, FL, 33830
Farm Animals, Pumpkin Patch, Photos with Pumpkin Carriage, Food Trucks, DJ, and more!
Springtime Agventure Farm Fall Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Walk
Through October 30, 2022 10am-4pm
18150 Commonwealth Ave N., Polk City, FL
Cost: generally under $15
OVER 20 ACTIVITIES INCLUDED WITH THE ALL DAY PASS, 200 animals that you can hold touch and feed (Food to feed animals included) Pumpkin Patch, 1 FREE Pumpkin per Family (While Supplies Last), Petting Farm, 70 Foot Jumping Pillows, Inflatable Slides, Bounce House, Haunted Trail, Bird Aviary, a Scavenger Hunt and more. Lots of New Activities. FREE PARKING.
St. Pete Pumpkin Patches
Gallagher’s Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees
Open daily from 9am to 9pm
7401 4th St. North St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Located in St. Pete for more than 30 years, this family-owned business is the perfect spot to capture super cute photos for the ‘gram/tok while you select the best of the ‘patch’ for your home at their pumpkin patch! 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
Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival at the St. Pete Pier
Fall Fest – October 8 and 9, 11am – 7pm
Pumpkin Patch – October 8 – 16, 11am -7pm
St. Pete Pier
Enjoy a day at the St. Pete Pier and then stop to pick the perfect pumpkin under the beautiful Bending Arc St. Pete Pier pumpkin patch! Opening weekend also means the Fall Fest on October 8 and 9, featuring the pumpkin patch, music, food vendors, and more. FREE; pumpkin prices vary
31st Annual Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Patch Festival and Corn Maze
October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 9am – 5pm
Bradenton – kinda near St. Pete
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.
$12 (Additional $5 parking fee)
Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival
Every weekend in October, 2022 Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, 34240
Cost: $5 parking, admission is free
A quick hop down to Sarasota to check out Fruitville Grove’s 33rd Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival might be just the change of pace and scenery you and your bunch of little pumpkins need! Held every weekend throughout October, it includes fun family-friendly activities, a butterfly garden, pony rides, family circusand of course, a Pumpkin Patch! There will be a children’s costume contest every Saturday at 2pm.
Pumpkin Patch by PCC Youth
Monday thru Friday 2-7pm, Sat Sun 10-7
227 70th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Clearwater Pumpkin Patches
Pumpkin Carving Workshop at Clearwater Largo Community Center
October 22, 2022 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
400 Alt Keene Road, Largo, Clearwater
Cost: $10 per person
Come on out to the Largo Community Center to carve a pumpkin with all the tools you’ll need on hand along with some expert tips on how to carve a pumpkin.
Pint-Sized Halloween Party at Southwest Complex in Largo
October 22, 2022 4pm
13120 Vonn Rd, Largo, FL
Cost: $10 child, $4 adult
This is a Willy Wonka themed party created just for kiddos ages 7 and younger. Kids can make a craft, participate in a costume parade, enjoy fall themed treats, and play games.
Pumpkin Fest 2022 at Florida Botanical Gardens
October 22 and 23, 2022 from 12pm-4pm
12211 Walsingham Rd., Largo, FL 33774 Clearwater Pumpkin Patch
Cost: Free admission, $10 per pumpkin
The 7th Annual Pumpkin Fest returns to Florida Botanical Gardens with a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, spooky actives and more. Enter the event through the Walsingham Rd entrance. You can learn more about Pumpkin Fest at the Florida Botanical Gardens here. The Scarecrow Contest where you can build your own scarecrow for a chance to win a top prize will be held on October 22 during the festival as well!
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