It’s finally fall, y’all! We are sharing our TOP PICKS of must-experience pumpkin patches and corn mazes in Tampa Bay to get you into the spirit of the season.
Keep in mind, in some cases, you may need to buy an advanced ticket online (and buying a pumpkin patch pumpkin is often extra). Since a pumpkin patch is an open-air event, it’s a great option for families looking for a safe way to celebrate the season.
There are two sections to explore on this page:
- Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Tampa Bay
- Fall Festivals in Tampa Bay
Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Tampa Bay:
(Listed in order of opening date because we know a lot of you like to get started early! Also-be sure to check in with your chosen farm’s social media sites because some do sell out of tickets on certain days–easy to say we’re all excited about fall, y’all!)
Harvest Holler Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Polk City
September 17-November 14, 2021 Fri-Sun (hours TBD)
950 Tavares Rd., Polk City, FL 33868
Cost: $15 ages 13-64, $12 ages 2-12, seniors 65+, and active-duty military
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, enjoy some country eats, meet live farm animals and more! There’s also a cow train, corn hole and many more activities besides just the pumpkin patch. Harvestholler.com
Gallagher’s Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees
Opens September 25, 2021
7401 4th St N, 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 of your little pumpkins 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. Although there is no charge to take pictures, a reservation for a photo opp is required. 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!
Raprager Family Farm Fall Pumpkin Festival
September 25 – October 30, 2021, Fri-Sat: 9am-9pm, Sun: 9am-7pm
16907 Boy Scout Rd, Odessa, Florida, 33556
Cost: $12.50 ages 3 and up, children 2 and under are free
Enjoy a day at this family-owned Tampa Bay area pumpkin patch along with fun activities like a haunted children’s crop maze, hayrides, animals and more! They’ve expanded activities for 2021 with live acts, a gem mining station, new vendors, and more. They even have a haunted barn for the older kids and adults! Learn more: funfamilyfarm.com
Watermelon Swim’s Annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch, Open Daily all October from 8am-8pm
Lutz: 19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
South Tampa: 3703 W McKay Avenue
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 at the Lutz and South Tampa locations 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. watermelonswim.com
Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch
October 1-October 31, 2021, Mon-Thurs: 3pm-6pm, Fri-Sun: 10am-6pm
1602 W. Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Cost: Pumpkins range from $1-$20, while supplies last
Hyde Park Village in south Tampa is bringing back its popular pumpkin patch benefiting the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Be on the look out for a designated pumpkin patch photo op, too! You can learn more here! hydeparkvillage.com
Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival
Every weekend in October, 2021 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, and of course, a Pumpkin Patch! There will be a children’s costume contest every Saturday at 2pm.
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. fruitvillegrovefarm.com
Dave’s Christmas Tree Lot Pumpkin Patch
October 1-31, 2021 Mon-Fri: 1pm-8pm, Sat-Sun: 9am-9pm
106 E Lumsden Avenue, Brandon, FL
Cost: Pumpkins $3 and up
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! daveschristmastreelot.com
Southern Hill Farms Fall Festival
September 25-November 7, 2021, Thurs-Fri: 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun: 11am-7pm
16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont, FL 34714
Cost: $20 ages 3 and up (tickets must be purchased in advance)
About an hour east of Tampa, just north from Walt Disney World is the cutest farm/fall festival for families! This year’s 6th 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. SouthernHillFarms.com
Pumpkin Patch at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay
October 1-31, 2021, 10am-5pm
3607 N Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL
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. humanesocietytampa.org
Brooksville Pumpkin Patch
October 1- October 31, 2021, Fri: 4pm-9pm, Sat: 10am-5pm, and Sun: 1pm-5pm
475 North Avenue West, Brooksville, FL 34601
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. On select dates, Cinderella, Spiderman, and Captain Marvel will even be visiting! Learn more and stay up to date by visiting their Facebook page here.
Wolfe’s Produce Market Pumpkin Patch in Riverview
October 1-31, 2021
6005 US Hwy 301 S, Riverview
Check out one of the area’s LARGEST PUMPKIN PATCHes! You’ll find a wide selection of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Visit the Faceook page here for updates: Wolfe’s
Sweetfields Farm Fall Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Farm Activities
October 2-3, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-31, November 6-7 2021
17250 Benes Roush Rd. Masaryktown, Fl 34604
Cost: $9.75 + tax ages 3 and up, 2 and under are free
Come out for corn maze fun at Sweetfields Farm in Masaryktown, but stay for the Pitcher Pump Duck Race, hayride, pumpkin patch, farm animals and free craft of the season. Buy your tickets ahead of time to secure your spot because this event often sells out. sweetfieldsfarm.com
HarvestMoon Farm Pumpkin Patch
October 2-November 7, 2021, Tues-Fri: 10am-2pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
15990 Stur St., Masaryktown, FL 34604
Cost: $13.95 + tax ages 3 and up Sat-Sun, $9.95 Tues-Fri.
You’ll want to pre-purchase a ticket online to secure your spot to navigate the 5-acre corn maze, explore the many attractions like a cow train, pedal cars, and barnyard games. There’s also a petting farm and tree house. Bring some extra cash in case the little ones decide they want to participate in gem mining or even pick out their own pumpkins in the pumpkin patch! They even host a Flashlight Night and Haunted Trail (separate admission required). Learn morel harvestmoonfl.com
*Limited activities and refreshments only available on weekdays
The Pickin’ Patch in Dunnellon
October 2-October 24, 2021, Fri: 3pm-7pm, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 12pm-7pm
11000 Rolling Hills Road, Dunnellon, FL
Cost: $5 ages 4 and up, children 3 and under are free
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. dunnellonpumpkinpatch.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 adorable pictures, including one with a 350 pound pumpkin! 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 Monday-Saturday in October from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sun from 11-42311 S. Parsons Avenue, SeffnerKerby’s Nursery has a variety of beautiful pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, mums and more! And don’t forget to snap a photo in front of the pumpkin wall! kerbysnursery.com
Hydro Harvest Pumpkin Patch
October 6-31, 2021, Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 11-4
1101 E. Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570
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 anyone’s! hydroharvestfarms.com
Pumpkin Patch at the St. Pete Pier
October 9-17, 2021, Mon-Fri: 5pm-9pm, Sat: 12pm-9pm, Sun: 12pm-8pm (closes at 6pm on the 17th)
Fall has arrived at the St. Pete Pier! Head over to the Pier for one of the largest pumpkin patches in the area, featuring thousands of pumpkins, hay bales, fall refreshments, photo booth, and more! Take that one-of-a-kind Fall picture under the Bending Arc and take home that perfect pumpkin! Located at the Family Park on the St. Pete Pier. To learn more, visit stpetepier.org.
Fox Squirrel Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
October 9-October 24, 2021, Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
3002 Charlie Taylor Rd N, Plant City, FL 33565
Cost: $11 ages 18 and up, $10 ages 3-17
Take part in exciting, family-friendly fall games and activities during the 11th 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! futchentertainment.com
DK Festival Farm Pumpkin Patch
October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30, 2021 from 10am-4pm
1750 Lake Ave SE, Largo, FL 33771
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. There’s a ton more to do and lots of fun for the whole family. pinellasfarm.com
The Great Pumpkin Patch at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church
Opening October 10, 2021
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. Learn more here.
Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Patch Festival
October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, 2021, 9am-5pm
5500 C.R. 675, Bradenton, FL 34211
Cost: $ parking, $12 ages 11 and up, children under 10 are free
Make the drive south of Tampa Bay to experience the 30th 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. Make sure to bring cash for other cool activities like a children’s train ride, Butterfly Experience, zip line and more! Hunsaderfarms.com
Pumpkin Patch Express (Florida Railroad Museum)
October 16-17 and 23-24, 2021 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 2.5 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 frrm.org
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Fall Festivals in Tampa Bay
House Power for Kids and Animal Sanctuary 14th annual Fall Festival fundraiser
Saturdays & Sundays in October 2-October 31, 2021 11am-5pm
8005 Racetrack Rd., Tampa, FL 33635
Cost: $12 admission, $1 parking
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. Proceeds go to the animal rescue and sanctuary. horsepowerforkids.com
Keel Farm’s Harvest Days
October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021, 11am-4pm
5202 Thonotosassa Rd, Plant City, FL 33565
Head over to Keel Farms for fall fun that the whole family will love! They’ll have activities for all ages including pumpkin painting, bounce house, farm animals and hayrides! Admission and parking are free.
Shimmering Lights Fall Festival
October 8-10, 14-17, and 21-31, 2021, 7pm-10pm
2302 N. Dover Rd, Dover, FL 33527
Cost: $7 ages 3 and up
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! The light trail is not-so-scary and suitable for kids of all ages! Learn more here.
*Walking trail is not suitable or accessible for wheelchairs or strollers.
St. Pete Pier Fall Festival
October 9-10, 2021, Sat: 12pm-8pm, Sun: 12pm-6pm
The St. Pete Pier is hosting their inaugural Fall Festival! Both days will feature the area’s largest and best pumpkin patch, kids activities, music, food vendors, and more! Visit stpetepier.org for more info.
Scarecrow Festival at the Pioneer Florida Museum
October 9, 2021, 9am-5pm
15602 Pioneer Museum Rd., Dade City, FL 33523
Cost: $5 students ages 5 and up, $10 adult
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, take a pony ride, pose for a photo with a scarecrow, touch a truck, get your face painted and go on carnival rides and more! No pets, coolers, food or beverages allowed. pioneerfloridamuseum.org
4th Annual Heights Fall Festival at Armature Works in Tampa
October 9-10, 2021, 10am-5pm
Celebrate the season outdoors at the Armature Works Fall Festival benefiting Metropolitan Ministries. There will be a pumpkin patch for the cutest fall photos with your cuties, live music, craft beer and plenty of kids activities. You’ll also be able to shop local vendors and even the flower truck. armatureworks.com
Frazier Farms Fall Festival and Corn Fest in Brooksville
October 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, 2021
20175 Manecke Road, Brooksville, FL 34601
Little 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, zip line, obstacle course, air cannon, sunflower & zinnia patch and we’re still adding activities! Follow their Facebook page here for more info.
USF Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Festival
October 9-10, 2021, Sat: 9am-3pm, Sun: 10am-3pm
4202 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL
Cost: $5 non-members, free for members and children under 12
Fall is a great time to get high quality, mature plants for your gardens and landscape! Vendors from throughout the state will be on-site selling plants and plant-related items. . There will be expert growers available to field your questions and talks are scheduled both days at 11am and 1pm. There will also be a free children’s craft area. Click here to learn more.
2nd Annual Pumpkin Festival at The Grove Wesley Chapel
October 16-17, 2021, 11am-6pm
6333 Wesley Grove Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Head over to The Grove in Wesley Chapel for a Full Carnival, Food Trucks, Craft Vendors, Costume Contest, Dog Costume Contest, Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin, and Truck or Treat. Come out and bring your family to these great events! Learn More
Pumpkin Fest at Florida Botanical Gardens
October 23 and 24, 2021, 12pm-4pm
12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, FL 33774
Cost: Free admission, $10 per pumpkin
The 5th Annual Pumpkin Fest returns to Florida Botanical Gardens with a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, spooky actives and more. You can learn more here.
Cracker Country Living History Museum Presents Fourth Annual Tale Tales of Old Florida
October 23, 2021, 6:45pm
Florida State Fairgrounds
Cost: $14 per person, $8 parking per car
Explore Tampa’s 19th century living history museum by night. Along the way, meet storytellers who will spin wild yarns about a few of Florida’s unexplained oddities! A little scary, a little funny and always family friendly, the Tall Tales tour is a Florida history adventure by lantern light. Guests are invited to come early and enjoy Victorian games and activities before their tour begins. Afterward, have a complimentary snack and do some holiday shopping in the General Store. Tours last 60 minutes. Not recommended for children under 6. Visit their site to learn more.
South Tampa Farm’s Fall Festival
October 30, 2021, 2pm-10pm
5101 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL
Cost: $10 ages 18 and up, $8 military, $7 ages 5-17, Free for kids under 4
Come and celebrate fall at South Tampa Farm! Admission includes a pumpkin patch, farm animals, live music, bounce house, photo booth, and local artists and vendors. Guests can purchase tickets for the dunk tank, games, crafts, cake walk, food, apple cider, raffles, kids daytime hayride and haunted evening hayride. Parking provided at South Tampa Fellowship Church only. There will be a hayride transfer to and from every 15 minutes. Learn more
Wesley Chapel Fall Festival
Oct. 30-31 (daily times vary)
The North Tampa Bay Chamber’s 17th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival returns this year with live music and entertainment, crafters, pet costume contest, pumpkin patch, and Halloween activities including a free Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween at 4pm. They will also have the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally with over 70 national food trucks! Taking place this year at the Tampa Premium Outlets, admission is $5 in advance and $10 at the gate. For more information, click here.
The Pickin’ Pumpkin Patch in Dunnellon. Photo by Heather DeManche.
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