Halloween is almost here and fall festivals and spooky events are in full swing! Although most fall festivals are family-friendly, you don't need kids in tow to experience all the fun. Raprager Family Farm in Odessa is bringing back its annual Fall Pumpkin Festival and Haunted Barn select dates through October 30, 2021.
This year's event is bound to be just as fun for adults as it will be for the kids. Aside from the pumpkins, corn maze, and petting zoo, there will be live entertainment, local food and craft vendors, a 5,000 square foot haunted barn, and a bunch of new additions for 2021.
What's New for 2021
Raprager's fall festival has an array of new attractions and offerings this year. One of the biggest additions this year is the new beer and wine tent. Guests will now be able to purchase beer, wine, and hard seltzers. An array of food vendors and food trucks will be lined up to satisfy any craving, including BBQ, Italian, and street food. Lastly, the brand new Sweet Shop serves up some incredible handmade treats such as homemade fudge, candy apples, and cinnamon nuts.
Another notable new addition is the new 600 sq. ft. stage, which will host a variety of musicians, magicians, and comedians. There's also a covered area with several local sports-themed tables and large-screen TVs where you can catch up on the games and check scores.
New fun for kiddos includes an 80-foot bounce pillow and a 1,100 square foot blow-up haunted maze.
Raprager Fall Festival Activities
There are plenty of fall-themed activities to enjoy, including a pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn pit, and a 40-foot hay chute slide. Kids can have fun running through the mini crop maze, the 2,000 square foot fort, or taking a pony ride. Goats, chickens, pigs, and tortoises are a few of the animals that you can interact with at the petting zoo.
Other activities include:
- Haunted Barn
- Live entertainment
- Festive decorations and photo ops
- Local food and craft vendors
- Gem mining (additional fee)
- Face painting (additional fee)
Visit after 5pm for a spooky twist! Although most of the activities are open throughout the day, after 5pm is when the monsters come out and the farm turns from fun to frightful.
“Scareactors” will creep in and take over the haunted barn and a visit to the haunted graveyard will send chills down your spine. Even the hayrides take a terrifying turn once the sun begins to set.
Tickets + Details
Tickets are $12.50 per person and may be purchased in advance online.
Gem mining, face painting and pony rides are not included with the price of admission; a separate fee will apply.
Hours + Dates:
Friday-Saturday from 9am-9pm
Sunday from 9am-7pm
September 25-26, October 1-3, 8-9, 15-17, 22-24, 29-30, 2021
Raprager Family Fun Farm is located at 16907 Boy Scout Rd in Odessa, just under 30 minutes from Tampa.
For full details and to purchase tickets, visit rapragerfamilyfarms.com/pumpkin-festival.
All images by Brie Gorecki unless otherwise noted