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October 30, 2020

Pumpkin Patches, Halloween Events, Fall Festivals and MORE!

By Laura Byrne, Heather DeManche, Sarah Rigby

Pumpkin Patches! Halloween!  Fall Events! Hooray!


Our 2020 list of our favorite pumpkin patches, fall festivals, corn mazes, Halloween events and more is ghoulishly good–even with safety modifications in place!

So get your calendar out and start scheduling some fall family pumpkin patch FUN! We are continuing to update and tweak the list of events and pumpkin patches, but check out some that have piqued our interest so far and keep checking back for more pumpkin patches. Happy haunting…I mean, hunting!

Related: Halloween Events for Grown-Ups and Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches & Fall Events for Grown Ups!

There are three BIG sections on this page for you to explore:

  1. Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and more Pumpkin Patches in Tampa Bay
  2. Halloween Events at Theme Parks and Attractions
  3. Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches and Trick-or-Treating Events in Tampa Bay

We are continuing to update and tweak the list of events and pumpkin patches, so check back often. Happy haunting…I mean, hunting!

Have an event or pumpkin patch and want to add it to our list? Email us at calendar@tbparenting.com.

Plan Ahead: Where to Find Santa in Tampa Bay in 2020 and Your Family’s Holiday Lights Bucket List in Tampa Bay

*Events, dates, and times are subject to change.

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Tampa Bay:

*Many pumpkin patches have closed for the season, but a few may still be open. Check with each location before you head out the door to ensure they are open and have pumpkins.

Pumpkin patches and corn mazes HarvestMoon Corn Maze

Harvest Holler Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Polk City

September 18-November 15, 2020 Fridays-Sundays.
950 Tavares Rd., Polk City, FL 33868, east of Tampa.
Come out for a fun fall tradition and stroll the fields of this year’s corn maze and pumpkin patch at Harvest Holler Farm, a working family farm! You can explore the pumpkin patch, go on a hayride, meet live farm animals and more! There’s also a cow train, corn hole and many more activities besides just the pumpkin patch. Tickets are $10.50 for ages 13-64 and $8.50 for seniors, active duty military and kids ages 2-12. Harvestholler.com

Sweetfields Farm Fall Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze and Farm Activities

September 26-November 8, 2020
17250 Benes Roush Rd. Masaryktown, Fl 34604 Tampa Bay area

Come out for corn maze fun at Sweetfields Farm in Masaryktown, but stay for the Pitcher Pump Duck Race, hay ride, pumpkin patch, farm animals and free craft of the season. Stick around to meet up with special visiting vendors including Brenda Parish face painting, Heyman Kettle Corn, Ex-Squeeze-Me Lemonade, Fresh Pressed Apple Cider and more.  And of course the Pumpkin Patch! Advanced tickets for specific time slots are a must to keep crowds at a more comfortable level and allow you to spread out from others. sweetfieldsfarm.com

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Pumpkin Patch at the St. Pete Pier

Open through October 25, 2020

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.

Gallagher’s Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees

October 1, open daily from 9:00 am-9:00 pm
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! They are asking guests to bring a face mask and social distance when you are there. 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. Learn more here. If you check out their Instagram page, there are soooo many cute inspiring photos and lots featuring our furry friends since the lot is dog-friendly!

Tampa Bay pumpkin patches

Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch in Tampa

October 1-October 31, 2020, Open daily. Mon-Fri: 12pm-6pm, Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 12pm-5:00pm, South Tampa
Hyde Park Village in south Tampa is bringing back its popular pumpkin patch benefiting the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Guests are asked to wear a face covering and keep their distance from other guests. Be on the look out for a designated pumpkin patch photo opp, too! You can learn more here! hydeparkvillage.com

Pumpkin Patch at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay

October 1-October 31, 2020 from 10:00 am
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. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is located at 3607 N Armenia Avenue in Tampa. humanesocietytampa.org

The Pickin’ Pumpkin Patch in Dunnellon

*Closed for the season. If you missed this year, add a visit to your bucket list next year!

October 2-October 25, 2020, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Dunnellon, Florida
Pack a lunch and enjoy a fun day trip to the Pickin’ Pumpkin Patch, located in Tampa Bay’s Dunnellon, Florida, where you can pick your very own white pumpkin from the pumpkin patch vine, as well as fall sunflowers and gourds. Bring your own wagon and clippers and be sure to practice social distancing. You can purchase your pumpkin patch tickets online and bring your printed ticket to the farm to ensure a touchless experience. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, they host live bluegrass music while your family enjoys a hay maze, kids hay fort and slides. $5 a person, children 3 and under free. dunnellonpumpkinpatch.com

Beasley Farms Pumpkin Patch in Brooksville

Through November 1, 2020 

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 and a produce. Learn more and stay up to date by visiting their Facebook page here.

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Patch

Weekends throughout October, Sarasota, Florida

A quick hop down to Sarasota to check out Fruitville Grove’s 32nd 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, and of course, a Pumpkin Patch!  Parking costs $5 but admission is free.  in Sarasota will host the event every weekend in October. The festival includes family-friendly activities from a butterfly garden to pony rides! While admission is free, parking is $5.

If you can’t make it on the weekend, not to worry because the farm market and pumpkin patch are always open during the week to pick out a pumpkin, fall decorations or grab some local farm-fresh produce and snap your annual family photos in the pumpkin patch. fruitvillegrove.com/festival/

DK Festival Farm Pumpkin Patch

October 17-October 31, 2020 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. FREE PARKING and Entry is only $8. Children under 36″ tall are FREE. Click for more info.

Dave’s Christmas Tree Lot Pumpkin Patch, Valrico

October 1-31, various hours

It’s not officially fall until you’ve visited our pumpkin patch in October! Bring your friends and family out to wander through our 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 Hours: Monday – Friday 1 PM to 8 PM, Saturday – Sunday 9 AM to 9 PM Pumpkins: $3 and up. daveschristmastreelot.com


HarvestMoon Farm Pumpkin Patch in Masaryktown near Tampa

October 2-November 8, 2020, select days
15990 Stur Street, Masaryktown, FL 34604
You’ll want to pre-purchase a ticket online to secure your spot in the biggest corn maze in Hernando County and a great pumpkin patch, a stone’s throw away from Tampa Bay! Limited walk-up tickets will be available, so plan ahead so you don’t miss out on the maze, pumpkin patch and family-friendly attractions. Bring some extra cash here too in case the little ones decide they want to participate in gem mining or even pick out their own pumpkins in the pumpkin patch! Tickets are $12.95+ tax for everyone ages 3 and up. They even host a Flash Light Night and Haunted Trail. Learn morel harvestmoonfl.com

Wolfe’s Produce Market Pumpkin Patch

Oct 1-31

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

Pumpkin Patch at The Grove Wesley Chapel

Weekends throughout October

TLC Events and Promotions is putting on a Pumpkin Patch. Also we will have a Carnival, Food Trucks, Craft vendors and Service vendors during the week. Come out and bring your family to these great events! Learn More

Pumpkin Patch at Waterset

October 15 until the pumpkin patch is empty

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

Morrow’s Pumpkin Patch

October 6-31

Morrow’s Pumpkin Patch is back with EPIC Pumpkin Patch for 2020 and everyone’s comfort and safety is the absolute center of our creative decision planning and making. We are working hard to create an amazing attraction that everyone can enjoy and partake in, all while adhering to current guidelines and safety requirements. Including sanitization and capacity guidelines.  See their Facebook Page

Related: Get the Jump on Tampa Christmas Light Shows!

Hydro Harvest Pumpkin Patch

October 6-31

This pumpkin patch is open Tuesday-Sunday. Tons of Jack O Lanterns, Gourds, Hay bales, Cornstalks and of course some not so spooky friends will be there, watching over the pumpkin patch Day and Night. It’s free as always and a great place to take baby’s first Pumpkin Patch Picture. Or Fido’s or Grandmas or everyone’s! hydroharvestfarms.com

Seal Swim School’s Tampa Pumpkin Patch & Family Fun Festival

Oct. 2-31, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
3703 W. McKay Ave Tampa, FL 33609
Pick out this year’s jack-o-lantern wannabes at the pumpkin patch, participate in activities, and enjoy the photo ops at Seal Swim School with two locations in Lutz and South Tampa. Admission is free and open to the public. sealswimschool.com

Raprager Family Farm Pumpkin Patch in Odessa near Tampa

Opens Oct 2 and then every Thursday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
16907 Boy Scout Rd, Odessa, Florida, 33556 USA
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! Learn more: funfamilyfarm.com

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Plant City, Tampa Bay

October 10-November 1, 2020, weekends.
3002 Charlie Taylor Rd N, Plant City, FL 33565
Take part in exciting, family-friendly fall games and activities during the 9th annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze! Navigate the corn maze and see how quickly and you can find your way through and then go check out the duck races, challenge your kids to a game of corn hole, go on a hayride, and select the perfect pumpkin patch pumpkin for your front porch in Tampa! Tickets are $11+ tax for adults 18 and older and $10+tax for kids ages 3-17. futchentertainment.com

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Patch Festival south of Tampa

October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2020
5500 C.R. 675, Bradenton
Make the drive south of Tampa Bay to experience the 29th annual Pumpkin Patch Festival on select weekends in October. There will be hayrides, a petting zoo, games, pumpkin patch and more! The main attraction is the corn maze which is an additional $2 per person. Tickets are $10 and parking is $5. Kids 10 and under are FREE. Make sure to bring cash for other cool activities like a children’s train ride, Butterfly Experience, zip line and more! Hunsaderfarms.com

Bearss Groves Pumpkin Patch in Tampa

Through October from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Co Rd 582, Tampa, FL 33618.
We are loving this unique spot where you can take a picture with Florida’s largest pumpkin, weighing in at 1,000 pounds! You can’t take that pumpkin home, but they have plenty more for you to choose from their pumpkin patch! They also have flowers and other produce to browse. Learn more by visiting their Facebook page here.

Kerby’s Nursery Pumpkin Patch in Seffner

Open daily in October from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
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! kerbysnursery.com

Pumpkin Patch Express (Florida Railroad Museum)  Tampa

October 17-18 and 24-25, 2020 at various times.
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. Train rides from Parish to the pumpkin patch range from $14.50 to $32.50 a person. frrm.org

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Our Favorite Halloween Events at Theme Parks

and Attractions:


Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa

Select Nights September 25- Nov. 1, 2020, various times
Experience terrors around every corner at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Meet up with hundreds of roaming creatures, TEN outdoor scare zones, including FOUR NEW scare zones!  There will also be live, interactive entertainment and Bier Fest will be open for you to explore too! Tickets AND reservations are a must to secure your spot! buschgardens.com

Related: Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2020

Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens

Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 3-21, 2020
At Sesame Street Kid’s Weekends, fan-favorite friendly monsters are also getting into the Halloween spirit in the Sesame Street Safari of Fun play area at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! The park is has implemented additional health and safety measures to offer physically distant trick-or-treating for kids
and families throughout the spacious, open air play area. Guests can also tune into The Not-Too-Spooky Howl-O-Ween Radio Show starring Count von Count and his Sesame Street friends available only during these special weekends. The outdoor Sunny Day Theater offers physically distant seating for Sesame Street fans of all ages to enjoy the show.  No pumpkin patch at the event. buschgardens.com/tampa

Related: 2019 Halloween FUN at Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens!

Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 2-31, 2020  4-10 p.m.
Return to ZooTampa for a Halloween event even spookier than last year with safety modifications in place. Ghouls and goblins of all ages can watch the zoo transform into an eerie and immersive Halloween adventure for the whole family. Creatures emerge at dusk with startling surprises but without the horror or gore. Guests are encouraged to arrive dressed up in their best family-friendly costumes! There are SIX NEW frightfully fun outdoor experiences along with returning favorites like Rising Waters and Pumpkin Patch Palooza! zootampa.org

Related: A Modified Creatures of the Night is returning to ZooTampa in 2020!

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida

Weekends in Oct., various times
Enjoy a Halloween party built just for kids at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven. Kids can enjoy modified spooky LEGO building activities, contactless trick or treating via candy chutes throughout the park, socially distanced meet-and-greets with spooky characters, and MORE. legoland.com/florida

Related: Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida is Back for 2020. Here’s what to expect.

SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular

September 19-November 1, 2020, During Normal Park Hours
Kids can dress in their favorite Halloween costume to safely trick-or-treat at SeaWorld Orlando and meet up with everyone’s favorite neighbors on Sesame Street as The Count, Elmo, Abby, and others! seaworldorlando.com

Related: Fall Festivals for Couples


Select nights September 11-November 1, 2020
It’s officially that time of year! Scream-A-Geddon is returning to Dade City to terrify guests once again with haunted house attractions and creepy crawlies wandering the grounds to give you your first frights of the season. Extra precautions have been taken to ensure it is a social distancing friendly experience including temperature checks and limited capacity! *Please don’t bring little kiddos to this—it’s quite intense and there’s no pumpkin patch here. screamageddon.com

Shimmering Lights Fall Festival in Dover

Select Nights in October beginning October 9 through 31, from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

This is a unique way to celebrate the fall season on the farm! Sun Kisses Acres is teaming up with Nights of Shimmering Lights to create a 1/4 mile walk through trail featuring beautiful lights, music, games, hay rides, pumpkin patches and more! Tickets are $7 for everyone ages 3 and older. Learn more here.

Day of Discovery Trick or Treat at MOSI

October 10, 2020 from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
For the first time this year, MOSI will open its doors for a Day of Discovery Halloween event on Saturday, October 10th from 8am – 10am for a sensory friendly Trick or Treat. MOSI will set up a low stress environment of lights and sounds and invite guests to trick or treat throughout the museum.  The event will also allow children to meet our astronaut.  Moonbase Mike, as well as enjoy some treats that are organic, gluten free and dye free.  Doors open to the general public at 10am, and Day of Discovery guests are welcome to stay. Day of Discovery events continue to support and positively impact children and families of all abilities, and celebrate the spirit of inclusion in the Tampa Bay community. Proper accommodations will be in place to ensure social distancing as well as providing a safe and clean environment for guests.  No pumpkin patch. mosi.org

Haunted River Tours with Pirate Water Taxi

Weekends in October at various times

Join Pirate Water Taxi’s crew for an entertaining evening with tales of ghosts along the Hillsborough River. Each tour will be led by two dead-lightful docents who will tell eerie stories of Tampa’s past. Haunted River Tours will take place aboard Pirate Water Taxi’s newest vessel Captain Jack II, which will operate at 50% capacity along new health and safety protocols. Haunted River Tours are family friendly and all ages welcomed!  piratewatertaxi.com

Haunted Wharf at Sparkman Wharf in Tampa

October 15-17, 2020 from 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Sparkman Wharf is transforming into a spooktacular maze with plenty of photo opps, spooks, pumpkin patches and startles! The event is family friendly. Tickets for the maze are $10 and you MUST purchase in advance. Only 10 people will be allowed to enter the maze at a time to ensure you can safely social distance. Learn more here.

UNDead in the Water at the American Victory Ship in Tampa

Select weekend nights in October

Traverse multiple decks of this historic WWII cargo ship armed only with nerves of steel and a will to survive.  Avoid being eaten by the infected zombie stowaways while the Ripper Squad Decontamination Crew fights for humanity’s very survival! Groups will be limited to 8 at a time. Tickers are $15-$20 for adults and $13-$18 for military/veterans/first responders.  Alas, no pumpkin patch here. undeadinthewater.com

Halloween Spree at the Glazer Children’s Museum 

October 24 from 4-8pm
Show off your most creative costume at Halloween Spree! Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the Glazer Children’s Museum for safe, indoor Halloween fun including costume parades, pumpkin patch, spooking science experiments, the annual staff Pumpkin Patch Competition, and more! Glazermuseum.org  

Sensory-Friendly Halloween Spree at the Glazer Children’s Museum 

October 25 from 10am-1pm
Show off your most creative costume at this sensory-friendly Halloween event. Enjoy the spooky delights of the Glazer Children’s Museum with fewer crowds and lights and sounds turned down. Enjoy safe, indoor Halloween fun including costume parades, spooking science experiments, the annual staff Pumpkin Patch Competition, and more! Glazermuseum.org 

Halloweekends at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

October 25, 25, 31, Nov. 1
Bring your little pumpkin-heads! Celebrate Halloween with your favorite rescued marine animals at Clearwater Marine Aquarium this Halloween season. There will be costumes, tasty treats, underwater pumpkin carvings from an underwater pumpkin patch, and more! Learn more: seewinter.com

  • Education stations throughout CMA.
  • Halloween treats for resident animals.
  • Underwater pumpkin carvings.
  • Pumpkin Patch cheesecake and muffins at Shark Bites Café.

Pumpkin Patch Fest at Florida Botanical Gardens

October 25, 2020 from 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
This year, the event will include a festive walkthrough of the gardens, the Scarecrow Contest, and a pumpkin patch in the proposed site for the Children’s Discovery Garden. Activities from FNGLA and Florida Farm Bureau and pumpkin patch carving templates will be available to take home. Pre-register for $5 pumpkins here.

Guppyween Lite at Florida Aquarium

October 31 from 9:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 
November 1 from 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Florida Aquarium is bringing back Guppyween with modifications, but there is still plenty of fun to be had! Kiddos can dress up in their favorite costumes and explore the Aquarium which is still being kept at reduced capacity. On Saturday only, Kids ages 3-11 who come dressed in costume will not only get free admission, but also a Halloween surprise! You will need to book an online reservation to attend either day, this includes members. flaquarium.org

MOSI Monster Mash

October 31 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Your kiddos can get dressed up for some indoor Halloween fun at their favorite science museum! MOSI’s Monster Mash is a FREE event for members and included with admission. The kids can trick-or-treat throughout the museum, take part in Hallo-STEAM activities, watch a mad science show, and for an extra fee, see a cool Halloween Space Show in the Saunders Planetarium. Guest ages 5 and older will need to wear a face mask. mosi.org

Halloween Hooplah at Great Explorations Children’s Museum

Saturday, October 31 from 9am-11am, 12pm-2pm, 3pm-5pm

Head on over to Great Explorations for Halloween fun with fall themed activities, creepy crafts, a monster dance party, pick and paint pumpkin patch pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, and MORE! Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Learn more here.


Magic Kingdom Halloween Disney

*While Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is on hiatus this year, Walt Disney World is still bringing in the Fall Magic! We’re sharing more details about what to expect here!

MORE Festivals and Trick-or-Treating Events in

Tampa Bay:

*Getting dressed up with the addition of a face mask? Disney’s Cosmetology team is sharing some ghoulishly good tips on how to create some spooktacular looks!


Spooky Train Rides and Scary Trail at the Concourse in Shady Hills

Select nights through October 31, 2020 from 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Come out to the Concourse forger Spooky Train Rides and Scary Trail! There will be many activities for the kids so come out and have a spooky time! The train ride is $6 and the trail is also $6. You can experience both for $10! Learn more to select your night out with the family: theconcourse.org

House Power for Kids and Animal Sanctuary 12th annual Fall Festival fundraiser 

Weekends in October 2-November 1, 2020 from 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Bring the family out for a day of fun, while supporting a non-profit animal sanctuary right outside the Westchase area. The festival includes pony, train and hay rides, as well as farm animals. Fall games and bon fire, which includes marshmallows. horsepowerforkids.com

Scarecrow Festival at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City

October 10, 2020 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Take part in fall games and activities as a family at Pioneer Florida Museum and Village in Dade City. Paint a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, make a scarecrow, visit the petting zoo, pose for a photo with a scarecrow, touch a truck, get your face painted and go on carnival rides and more!  Admission is $5. Children younger than 5 are free. No pets, coolers, food or beverages allowed. pioneerfloridamuseum.org

3rd Annual Heights Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch at Armature Works in Tampa

October 10 & 11, 2020 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm
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. If you donate 5 or more non-perishable food items, you will receive a voucher for a free 813Bay Beer. armatureworks.com

Pint Size Halloween Party in Largo

October 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Enjoy games, food, and crafts at Highland Recreation Complex in Largo. Come dressed in costume for a contest and parade for little ones. Ages 6 and under. Cost is $8-$10 per child. For information, call 727-587-6720. Hollow-O-Train tickets are SOLD OUT. playlargo.com

Land O’ Lakes Drive Thru Spooktacular

October 10, 2020 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
This FREE event will be drive thru only, making it a social distancing friendly option for families. You will loop your way through the Largo Recreation Complex and make stops at different stations for candy, arts and crafts and more! Learn more by visiting the Facebook Event here.

Halloween Lights at Sylvan Ramble in South Tampa

Friday and Saturday Nights in October
The tradition continues this year at the Sylvan Ramble House with a Halloween inspired light display and show that will leave you in awe! Reservations are slated for 40 people per half hour show which begins at 8:00pm and continues until 9:30pm. You can learn more about what to expect by visiting sylvanramblelights.com.

Wagonween at Humane Society of Tampa Bay

October 24, 2020 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is hosting an afternoon of family fun with trick-or-treating, food and drinks, kids pumpkin painting, a dog and kids costume contests, photo opps and more! Learn more: humanesocietytampa.org

Riverwalk Scavenger Hunt and Halloween Lighted Boat Parade in Downtown Tampa

Saturday, October 24, 2020: Boat Parade is from 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Come on out to the Tampa Riverwalk for a Halloween Scavenger Hunt and then stick around for the new Halloween Lighted Boat Parade in partnership with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. thetampariverwalk.com (*5th Annual Riverwalk Trick-or-Treat is not happening this year due to pandemic.)

Wesley Chapel Fall Carnival & Festival

Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2020 (daily times vary)
This family-fun event features a daily carnival with rides, games and fair food, and the North Tampa Bay Chamber’s 16th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am-6 pm with live music and entertainment, crafters, vendors, food trucks and Halloween activities including a free Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday. Parking and admission are free. See website for savings on rides. Carnival hours are 5-10 pm Thursday, 5-11 pm Friday, noon-11 pm Saturday and noon-10 pm Sunday at The Grove at Wesley Chapel, 6105 Wesley Grove Blvd. For more information, call 866-666-3247 or visit dreamlandamusements.com.

Tarpon Springs Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru BOO

October 30, 2020 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tarpon Springs Recreation sponsors this community safe trick or treating event. Adapted for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s trunk or treat will be a drive through event. Three locations – Community Center Parking Lot / Craig Park Roundabout / Splash Park Parking Lot. exploretarponsprings.com

Largo’s Drive-O-Ween Spooktacular 

October 30, 2020 from to 6:00 pm til the candy bags run out! 
The Annual Halloween Spooktacular may be cancelled, trick-or-treating isn’t cancelled. This year, you can stay in your car with the kids while your drive through decorated themed areas! The first 1,000 children who attend will receive a bag full of goodies. Call 727-587-6740 x5014 for questions. playlargo.com

Drive Thru Halloween at Select Hillsborough County Parks

October 30, 2020 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation is ready to host your little goblins for a night of spooky sweet fun! Goody bags filled with tasty treats will be given to the first 500 kids at each location. You’ll be able to drive through to see some cool Halloween displays too! Learn more here. Participating parks include:

  • Keystone Park and Recreation Center: 17928 Gunn Hwy, Odessa
  • Northdale Park and Recreation Center: 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa
  • Ruskin Park and Recreation Center: 901 6th St SE, Ruskin
  • Emanuel Johnson Recreation Center: 5855 S. 78th St, Tampa

Spooky Stroll at TRIBE Seminole Heights

October 30, 2020 from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

The TRIBE Seminole Heights is hosting a Spooky Stroll for families featuring a guided path and plenty of Halloween activities and displays! To ensure proper social distancing, they are asking you to schedule a time to visit–only a few spots remain. Costumes and face masks requested. Guests are asked to be mindful to maintain an appropriate distance from other families, and to refrain from touching displays. This event are encouraged. Since this event is outdoors, strollers and wagons are welcome. Learn more by visiting the Facebook Event page.

Trunk or Treat at Safety Town in Spring Hill

October 30 from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm & October 31 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

The Tales of Safety Town Trick or Treat is back for 2020 with safety precautions in place. Bring your little ghosts and goblins to The Concourse for treats and plenty of family-friendly fun! Learn more here.


Pinellas Park Halloween Drive Thru Trick or Treating

October 31, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm at 5141 78th Avenue in Pinellas Park

This year’s event is a bit different to keep things safe for trick-or-treaters. You can drive through the Helen Howarth Community Park! The City of Pinellas Park has purchased 2,000 pumpkins for kiddos to fill with sweet treats which will be given to them in a contactless way. Learn more and see the map of how you’ll drive through the park here: Pinellas-park.com

South Seminole Heights Trick or Treat at Rivercrest Park 

October 31, 2020 from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm at 4802 N. Boulevard in Tampa

The South Seminole Heights Community is hosting its annual Trick-or-Treat event at Rivercrest Park where residents are setting up socially distanced tables to pass out candy to the kiddos! You can learn more by visiting their event Facebook page.

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