Pumpkin Patches! Halloween! Fall Events! Hooray!
The 2021 list of our favorite pumpkin patches, fall festivals, corn mazes, Halloween events and more is ghoulishly good. Added bonus…almost all of these events are OUTDOORS.
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 as 2021 dates are announced, but check out some that have piqued our interest so far! And keep checking back for more pumpkin patches. Happy haunting…we mean, hunting!
There are three BIG sections on this page for you to explore:
- Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and more Pumpkin Patches in Tampa Bay
- Halloween Events at Theme Parks and Attractions
- Fall Festivals, Halloween-themed, and Trick-or-Treating Events in Tampa Bay
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Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in the
Tampa Bay Area:
(Listed in order of opening date. Dates, times and ticket prices are subject to change. Check with your chosen farm’s social media sites before you go because some do sell out of tickets on certain days.)
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
Watermelon Swim’s Annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch, Open Daily all October from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fall Festival: Oct. 16, 4-7 p.m.
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
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
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
Our Favorite Halloween Events at Theme Parks and Attractions:
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens
Select Nights September 10- October 31, 2021, Fri & Sat: 7pm-1am, Thurs & Sun: 7pm-12am
Cost: Tickets start at $41.99
Experience terrors around every corner at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Meet up with hundreds of roaming creatures, terrifying outdoor scare zones, including THREE NEW haunted houses including the “Witch of the Woods” (pictured above)! There will also be live, interactive entertainment and Bier Fest will be open for you to explore too! Tickets are a must to secure your spot! buschgardens.com Related: Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2021
Legends From The Deep at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
October 1, 2021-January 31, 2022
Cost: Included with daily admission. Virtual Reality Experience: $9.99, ages 5 and up
Have you ever wondered about the strange creatures that lurk in the deep? This is the exhibit to experience just in time for Halloween! You’ll learn some important lessons like the impacts pollution has on these creatures. Learn more: cmaquarium.org
Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens
Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 2-31, 2021
Cost: Included with theme park admission
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! This not-too-spooky event is a perfect way for little ones to celebrate Halloween with their favorite Sesame Street characters. 2021 details haven’t been been released yet, but we know there will be trick-or-treating, photo opps with characters and more! buschgardens.com/tampa
Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Fridays and Saturdays October 2021, 4pm-10pm
Cost: $5 Zoo Tampa Members, $29.95 Non-Members
Return to ZooTampa for this favorite family-friendly Halloween event! This year’s event will feature five new attractions including the Junkyard of Broken Dreams, Scarecrow Junction, and Ghosts of Gator Grove. You can also expect to see returning favorites like Twisted Tails haunted trail, Clown Carousel, Realm of the Spider Queen, Pirate Party Pants and more! Learn more here zootampa.org
*October 2nd is members-only night
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida
Weekends in October 2021, various times
Cost: Included with daily admission
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
Tampa Theatre Presents “A Nightmare on Franklin Street”
October 16-21, 2021, various times
Cost: see website for details
Tampa’s most historic (and haunted!) movie palace is celebrating it’s ninth year of their popular Halloween series. Presented by 13 Ugly Men, the series will feature frightening favorites and cult classics such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with a live floor cast. There will also be ghost tours, a “Dark Carnival” mainstage show, and an evening of spooky Campfire Stories under the theatre’s starlit sky. The event kicks off with a FREE screening of The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It on October 16th. Patrons are invited to meet two of the film’s Tampa-based stars before the show. On Mondays at 3:00, head over to the theatre for Mummy & Me screenings of family-friendly films such as Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas (free for children ages 12 and under and $7-$10 for adults). On October 30th, adults can enjoy SpiritsFest: Backstage. Patrons can prowl never-before-seen corners of the majestic movie palace and hear tales of Tampa’s dead by Phantasmagoria’s skillful storytellers, with each story being paired with a creepy craft cocktail. For more information, prices, and times, visit Tampa Theatre online.
Scarehouse Pinellas in Largo
Fridays and Saturdays in October and Halloween Sunday
12461 Creekside Drive, Largo
Experience 10,000 square feet of fright with a local twist–this year’s house will take you through the aftermath of a red tide outbreak, but things just weren’t quite the same as before. This is considered a family-friendly haunted house and it also operates for a good cause. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the SPCA Tampa Bay. You can bring in donations to support the animals being cared for at SPCA. Donations of pet supplies will get you $5 of admission price. Tickets start at a $15. Learn more here.
Disney’s After Hours Boo Bash at Magic Kingdom
August 10-October 31, 2021, various nights
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is on hiatus again this year, but Disney has improvised with an after hours party that’s sure to delight! The ticketed “Boo Bash” will feature your favorite characters in their Halloween best, complimentary snacks like ice-cream and popcorn, lower wait times for rides, specialty food and drink items and more! Purchase tickets here.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular
September 18-October 31, 2021, During Normal Park Hours
Cost: Included with daily admission
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
Day of Discovery Trick or Treat at MOSI
October 23, 2021 from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
MOSI is hosting a Day of Discovery for a sensory-friendly trick-or-treating event. The environment will be set up to be low stress without bright lights and loud sounds. You can even expect a visit from the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming group.
Sensory Guppyween at The Florida Aquarium
October 30 from 8am-9:30am
Cost: $10 ages 3 and up, Free for children under 2
Monster mash – it’s an aquarium smash! Kiddos can dress up in their favorite costumes and explore the Aquarium during this special sensory-friendly event. Head up to the Mosaic Center to experience sensory-friendly Halloween games, creepy critter encounters, visits from their resident Mad Scientist and more. flaquarium.org
Guppyween at Florida Aquarium
October 30 and 31 from 10am-3pm
Cost: Included with membership, Non-members: $10 ages 3-11 (both days), $30.20 adults Sat/$29.20 Sun, $27.20 ages 60 and up Sat/$26.45 Sun
Monster mash – it’s a rooftop smash! Kiddos can dress up in their favorite costumes and explore the Aquarium during this special sensory-friendly event. Head up to the Rooftop Terrace to boo-gie to the monster mash with some live music, experience Halloween games, creepy critter encounters, visits from their resident Mad Scientist and more. flaquarium.org
Related: Fall Festivals for Couples
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. mosi.org
Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City
Select nights September 10-30, October 1-31, 2021, Sun-Thurs: 7pm-11pm, Fri-Sat: 7pm-1am
27839 St. Joe Rd., Dade City, FL 33525
Cost: $24.95-$35.95 ($5 extra per ticket at box office)
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. There are a total of SIX attractions to terrify you including NEW ones. *Please don’t bring little kiddos to this—it’s quite intense and there’s no pumpkin patch here. screamageddon.com
MORE Fall Festivals, Halloween and Trick-or-Treating Events in the Tampa Bay Area:
*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!
October 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 21-23, 29-31, 2021, 7pm-11pm
12461 Creekside Dr., Largo, FL 33773
Cost: $15-$20 ($5 off with military discount or a pet item donation)
The largest Haunted House in Pinellas County is back for its 3rd year. This 10,000 square foot air-conditioned warehouse in Largo promises tons of new thrills and scares. Encounter classic horror film characters like Pennywise and Caroline. Scarehouse Pinellas is proud to partner with SPCA Tampa Bay again and will be donating a portion of proceeds and collecting pet food and supplies at the haunted house. Each donation will get you $5 off a single ticket. Not recommended for children under the age of 12. scarehousepinellas.com
UNDead in the Water at the American Victory Ship in Tampa
Fridays & Saturdays October 2-30, 2021, Sunday October 31, 2021, 7:30pm-10:30pm
615 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL
Cost: $20-$25 (plus tax) general admission, $18-$23 (plus tax) military
New location announced for this year – Sparkman’s Wharf! 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! Alas, no pumpkin patch here. undeadinthewater.com
Haunted River Tours with Pirate Water Taxi
October 1-2, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-30, 2021, various hours
Convention Center/ Marriott Water Street (Stop 7 location)
Cost: $25 adult, $15 child (includes all-day hop on/hop off)
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. Admission is included with a regular daily hop-on, hop-off pass. Haunted River Tours are family friendly and all ages welcomed! piratewatertaxi.com
Halloween Lights at Sylvan Ramble
Fridays & Saturdays October 1-October 31, 2021, 8pm-9:30pm
4412 West Sylvan Ramble St., Tampa, FL 33609
Cost: Free admission, but donations are encouraged
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 8:00 p.m. This year’s benefiting charity is Clothes to Kids for Halloween. You can learn more about what to expect by visiting sylvanramblelights.com.
Spooky Train Rides and Scary Trail at the Concourse in Shady Hills
Select nights October 1-31, 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 $8 and the trail is also $8. You can experience both for $15! Learn more to select your night out with the family: theconcourse.org
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.
Pint-Sized Halloween Party at Southwest Complex in Largo
October 9, 2021, 4pm
13120 Vonn Rd, Largo, FL
Cost: $8 child, $2 adult
This is a spooktacular party created just for kiddos ages 6 and younger. Kids can make a craft, participate in a costume parade, enjoy fall themed treats, and play games. Learn more by visiting the Play Largo events page.
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.
Haunted Wharf at Sparkman Wharf in Tampa
October 15,16, 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2021 in the evening at various times
Sparkman Wharf is transforming into a spooktacular Haunted Wharf for SIX nights this year! There will be a spooky maze that gets scarier throughout the night, so go early if you have little ones. There will also be plenty of photo opps and The American Victory Ship will berth at Sparkman Wharf this year so you can get double the scares and experience UNDead in the Water. Pre-sale tickets for Haunted Wharf are $10 through October 13th and then $13 after. The event is family friendly. Learn more here.
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 Carving Contest at Largo Community Center
October 16, 2021 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
400 Alt Keene Road, Largo
Help decorate the Largo Community Center with your masterpiece. Leave your carved pumpkin at the center for 1-week where it will be seen and judged by our community. Ribbons for 1St, 2nd & 3rd place will be awarded on Friday, October 22. Pumpkin and carving tools will be provided. Preregistration required by October 8. Learn more here.
Friday Night Halloween Party at Highland Recreation Complex
October 16, 2021, 8pm-11pm
400 Highland Ave., Largo, FL 33770
The Largo Teen Volunteers have organized a fun Halloween themed party where you can experience laser lights, scary movies, a haunted area, and so much more. There will also be pizza by the slice and drinks. Learn more here.
Huboween Drive-Thru at Starkey Park
October 22-23, 2021, 6:30pm-10:30pm (gates open at 5:30 pm)
10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey, FL
Cost: $20 per car advanced purchase, $25 at the gate
Get ready for the ride of your life! You will never have to leave the comfort and safety of your vehicle during this thrilling and haunting drive-through event. The first 500 cars each night will get a candy swag bag. Advanced tickets are highly encouraged. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
The Great Pumpkin Drive-Thru
October 23, 2021, 10am-1pm
903 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
Cost: $5 per child (adults are free)
Dress up in your Halloween costumes and head to Dunedin for this great drive through experience! Participants will drive through Highlander Park, admiring all the Halloween, fall and pumpkin-themed scenes, decorations and music. Local businesses, organizations and members from the community will be participating in this event by setting up and decorating their vehicles and trunks, and waving to participants as they drive by. Each child will receive a goody bag filled with trinkets and treats at the end of the drive. Recommended for preschool and elementary ages. Click here for more info.
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.
Tarpon Springs Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru BOO at the Tarpon Springs Recreation Division
October 23, 2021, 5pm-8pm
400 S. Walton Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL
Don’t miss this FREE, drive-thru event! Kiddos can get dressed up in their favorite costumes and collect treats from the trunks oat the event. Keep in mind that you will not be allowed to get out of your car. Local kid-friendly businesses that would like to host a “Trunk” can contact Ashley Harter at email@example.com or call 727-942-5628 exploretarponsprings.com
Howl-O-Train and Carnival at Largo Central Park
October 23, 2021, 11am-3pm
101 Central Park Dr., Largo, FL 33771
Cost: $15 for train and carnival, $5 carnival only
All aboard the spooky train! Take a ride on the open air, miniature trains through Largo Central Park where you’ll spot Halloween themed scenes and characters throughout! Stay and play at the carnival. Tickets are $15 for the train ride and carnival and $5 for just the carnival. Book your tickets in advance here before they sell out: playlargo.com
Fright Nights at Folly Farm in Safety Harbor
October 29 and 30 from 6pm-10pm
1538 Dr. MLK North, Safety Harbor
The city of Safety Harbor has scheduled two nights of frightful fun at Folly Farm Nature Preserve. There will be a haunted trail you can explore for $5, fall themed activities, and more! You can purchase your tickets ahead of time and book a time slot to secure your spot here.
Owl-O-Ween at McGough Nature Park
October 29, 2021, 5:30pm
11901 146th St., Largo, FL 33774
Cost: $5 ages 3 and up
For a spooky good time, bring the family out to McGough Nature Park for a night to explore a spooky nature trail, candy scavenger hunt, animal shows, and more! Tickets are $5 per person. Kids three and younger are free. You can learn more and book your tickets by visiting playlargo.com.
Trick-or-Treat Trail at Largo Central Park | Friday, October 29 at 6:00 pm
October 29, 2021, 6pm
201 Highland Ave, Largo, FL
Cost: Free for the first 1,500 kids on sight (under 12)
Bring your kiddos dressed in their Halloween costumes for a night of trick-or-treating around Largo City Hall. Bags and candy will be provided. This is an outdoor event. Learn more at playlargo.com.
Howl-O-Ween at Humane Society of Tampa Bay
October 30, 2021, 11am-2pm
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
Field of Screams in Seminole
October 29 , 2021 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
9100 113th Street in Seminole
The City of Seminole Recreation Division will be hosting its annual FREE Field of Screams event which includes trick-or-treating, costume contests, photo opps, and $7 unlimited admission to the bounce zone–if you buy bounce zone tickets before October 28, they’ll be $5. You can also enter in the pumpkin carving contest. Learn more here.
Trick-or-Treating with Dinosaurs at The Bishop in Bradenton
Saturday, October 30 from 4.m.-8 p.m.
201 10th Street West, Bradenton
Kids can trick-or-treat among the dinos of DinoVenture during this special Halloween event. Tickets are $5 each. Kids under two are free. You can purchase your tickets here.
Strawberry Passion Organics Farm’s Trunk or Treat
October 30, 2021, 10am-2pm
11780 Tom Folsom Road, Thonotosassa, FL 33952
Head over to the farm for some fall sweet treats available in our Shake Shack, photo opps, and a contest for the best decorated trunks. Please direct message them on Facebook if you are interested in setting up your trunk!
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 here.
Tampa Bay History Center’s Night at the Museum
Saturday, October 30, 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
As the sun sets, the Tampa Bay History Center comes alive for one special evening! Haunt the History Center and trick-or-treat your way through the galleries—including “Tusks to Tails: A Fossil History of Florida.” If the treasure you seek is a sweet reward from history’s heroes, plan your visit now. This event is open to children of all ages with an adult companion. Adult $14.95, Seniors $12.95, Youth (7-17) $10.95, Children (0-6) free. Learn more here.
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.
Spooky Stroll at TRIBE Seminole Heights
October 30, 2021 from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Riverwalk Trick or Treat and Halloween Lighted Boat Parade in Downtown Tampa
Saturday, October 30, 2021: Trick or Treat is from 4-7pm and Boat Parade is from 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Come on out to the Tampa Riverwalk for a Halloween Scavenger Hunt, Trick or Treat event with 50+ treat stations and then stick around for the new Halloween Lighted Boat Parade in partnership with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. thetampariverwalk.com
Halloween on Central in St Pete | October 31 from noon-5:00 pm
22 blocks in St. Pete will be closed to traffic for a chance for families to trick or treat in the street! There will also be costume contests and festival activities. This is a partnership between Car-Free St Pete, The EDGE District, Grand Central District and Open Streets St Pete. Learn more here as more details are released.
Trunk or Treat at Safety Town in Spring Hill
October 30-31 from 12 pm-3 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.
Zubrick Magic Theatre – Halloween Night!
October 31, Doors Open 6 p.m., Performance 7-8:15 p.m. | ZubrickMagic.com/tickets
Treat yourself to some tricks this Halloween at the Zubrick Magic Theatre! Illusionists Chris and Ryan Zubrick conjure up an exhilarating blend of sleight-of-hand, family-friendly comedy, and breathtaking grand-scale illusion in a 70-minute performance that will leave you walking away saying “How did they do that?!” General admission tickets are $40.00 (+taxes and fees), VIP packages are $137.00 (+taxes and fees). Halloween is approaching, get your tickets before they…disappear!
Oct. 23 – Mar. 18, Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm; Sun Noon – 5pm; Closed on Mon
The dinosaurs are coming alive in The Bishop’s newest experience: Dino Don’s DinoVenture, where you can discover the roaring, breathing giants that once ruled the Earth! Step back in time to encounter life-size, animatronic T. Rexes with jaws designed for bone-crushing action, dinosaur mothers protecting their young, sky-high battles between species, and the tallest, most accurate dinosaur ever built! This outdoor family-friendly experience, built to excite and inspire, is the closest your family will ever come to living, roaring dinosaurs. Now open at The Bishop for a limited time.
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