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The BEST Things to Do this Fall with the Kids in Tampa Bay!

20+ Pumpkin Patches in Tampa Bay! Fall Festivals! Halloween Events! Hooray!

The 2022 list of our favorite pumpkin patches in Tampa Bay, fall festivals, corn mazes, Halloween events and more is ghoulishly good and it keeps on growing as event dates are announced!

So get your calendar out and start scheduling some fall family FUN! We are continuing to update and tweak this list as 2022 dates are announced, but check out some that have piqued our interest so far! Happy haunting…we 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, Halloween-themed, and Trick-or-Treating Events in Tampa Bay

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2022 Pumpkin Patches in Tampa Bay, Including Awesome Corn Mazes

(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 16-November 14, 2022 |  Fri-Sun
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.

Raprager Family Farm Fall Pumpkin Festival

September 17 -November 13, 2022 on Fridays-Sundays. Soft opening on September 17 and official opening is September 24.
16907 Boy Scout Rd, Odessa, FL, 33556
Cost: $15.25-$16.95 depending on day when purchased in advance for ages 3 and up, children 2 and under are free. Parking is free.

Raprager Family Farm’s Fall Festival is BACK for 2022 with even more fall fun on the farm! There are new attractions this year including axe throwing, pumpkin painting, a 900ft inflatable maze, baby cow, and more.  The haunted barn is back along with the hay rides, petting zoo, hay chute slide, and other favorites.

Gallagher’s Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees

Opens September 19, 2022 (Projected date)
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’! 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.

Sweetfields Farm Fall Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Farm Activities

September 24-November 6, 2022 -select days
17250 Benes Roush Rd. Masaryktown, FL 34604
Cost: $10.75 + 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. This year’s maze design is inspired by the new farm dog who you just might meet during your visit to Sweetfields!

Southern Hill Farms Fall Festival

September 24-November 3, 2022, Thurs-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 7th Annual Fall Festival at Southern Hill Farms will feature a new 5-acre corn maze, u-pick sunflowers and zinnias, a pumpkin patch barn, kids zone, and more. You can even taste the yummy apple cider donuts.

20th Annual Brooksville Pumpkin Patch

September 30 – October 30, 2022, Fri: 4pm-9pm, Sat: 10am-5pm, and Sun: 1pm-5pm
475 North Avenue West, Brooksville, FL 34601
The Brooksville farm 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!

Corky’s Corn Maze at Keel Farms 

October and November, 2022, Open weekends 
1603 Hawks Griffin Road, Plant City, FL 33565
Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under, 3 and younger are free
Keel Farms in Plant City is hosting this NEW event in Tampa Bay that will feature a four acre corn maze for you and the kids to navigate as you find hidden clues and solve a riddle with the rooster mascot, Corky and pals. There is also a pumpkin patch, hayrides, kids zone, and more!

HarvestMoon Farm Pumpkin Patch

October 1-November 6, 2022, Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm and select weekdays
15990 Stur St., Masaryktown, FL 34604
Cost: $14.95 + tax ages 3 and up
You’ll want to pre-purchase a ticket online to secure your spot to navigate the 5-acre corn maze featuring the Wizard of Oz, explore the many attractions like a cow train, pedal cars, jumping pillow, 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).

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

October 1-October 23, 2022, Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
6151 Varn Road, Plant City, FL 33565 (NEW LOCATION this year!)
Cost: $11 ages 18 and up, $10 ages 3-17
Take part in exciting, family-friendly fall games and activities during the 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 for your front porch in Tampa!

Kerby’s Nursery Pumpkin Patch in Seffner

Opens October 1, 2022 Monday-Saturday from 9:00 am-5:30 pm and Sun from 11 am-4 pm
2311 S. Parsons Avenue, Seffner
Kerby’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! 

Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch

October 1-26, 2022, Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 12pm-6pm
1602 W. Snow Circle, Tampa, FL
Come pick out the perfect pumpkin at Hyde Park Village. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. The pumpkin patch will be located by the fountain near Pottery Barn.

Dave’s Christmas Tree Lot Pumpkin Patch

October 1-31, 2022 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!

Frazier Farms Fall Festival and Corn Fest in Brooksville

October 1-23, 2022 on Saturdays and Sundays
20175 Manecke Road, Brooksville, FL 34601
Cost: Free parking and entry, but you can purchase a $20 wristband for activities
There will be lots of kids games, big kids games, corn hole, pumpkin painting, hay rides, “Moo” train barrel ride, a wide variety of craft & food vendors, shaved ice, ice cream, corn shucking contests and a pumpkin patch!

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival

Every weekend in October, 2022 Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, 34240
Cost: $5 parking, admission is free
A quick hop down to Sarasota to check out Fruitville Grove’s 33rd Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival might be just the change of pace and scenery you and your bunch of little pumpkins need!  Held every weekend throughout October, it includes fun family-friendly activities, a butterfly garden, pony rides, family circusand of course, a Pumpkin Patch! There will be a children’s costume contest every Saturday at 2pm.

St. Pete Pier Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch

October 8 and 9, 2022 (Pumpkin patch open on select days Oct 8-16)
St Pete Pier
Cost: FREE to attend
Celebrate the season at the area’s only beach front Fall Festival at the St. Pete Pier! The Fall Festival will have plenty of pumpkins, live music, kids activities and more. While the event is free to attend, there might be a fee to participate in some activities and to park. The pumpkin patch will be open on select days October 8-16 in the family park area.

Beasley Farm’s Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch

October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2022 from 10 am-4 pm
10137 Preston Road, Brooksville
Beasley Farms is hosting its first pumpkin festival that will include a ton of fall fun on the farm including a sun hemp and corn maze, u-pick sunflowers, farm animals, fresh farm produce for purchase and MORE!

DK Festival Farm Pumpkin Patch

October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, and 29, 2022 from 10am-3pm, Trick-or-Treat on Oct 30
1750 Lake Ave SE, Largo, FL 33771
Cost: $10

Explore and pick up a pumpkin at their 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.

Watermelon Swim’s Annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch 

Pumpkin Patch, Open Daily all October from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fall Festival: Oct. 15, 4-7 p.m.

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
It’s watermelon season, Tampa Bay! You can visit Watermelon Swim’s Pumpkin Patch daily in Lutz and South Tampa and then come back to experience their annual Fall Festival at both locations. The FREE Fall Festival will feature trunk-or-treating, a costume parade, plenty of fall games and prizes, the cutest fall photo spot and more. It’s the perfect way to get your whole family into the fall spirit.

31st Annual Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Patch Festival

October 15-30, 2022 on Saturdays and Sundays 9am-5pm
5500 C.R. 675, Bradenton, FL 34211
Cost: $15 ages 11 and up, children under 10 are free. $5 for parking
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!

Green Acres Farm Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch

October 22 and 23, 2022
17500 Elridge Avenue, Spring Hill
Cost: TBD
Green Acres Farm in Spring Hill is hosting its first Fall Festival and they can’t wait to host you for a day on the farm with local vendors, pumpkin patch and food trucks. The is the same location as the You Pick Blueberries farm you may be familiar with already.

Pumpkin Patch Express (Florida Railroad Museum) 

October 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2022 at various times | Tickets are sale now as of July 13, 2022 at noon
12210 83rd St East Parrish, FL 34219
Cost: Tickets start at $17.25

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. Children are invited to pick their own pumpkin to take home. Everyone is also invited to participate in other crafts and activities.

The Pickin’ Patch in Dunnellon

The Pickin’ Patch announced it is not opening for the 2022 season, but will reopen in a new location in 2023.
11000 Rolling Hills Road, Dunnellon, FL

Our Favorite Halloween Events at Theme Parks and Attractions in 2022:

MIckey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey and Minnie are ready to welcome you back to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on select nights August 12-October 31, 2022! Photo by Walt Disney World.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom 

August 12-October 31, 2022, various nights (This event is SOLD OUT for 2022)
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is FINALLY BACK after a two-year hiatus and we couldn’t be more excited. You can expect all of the returning favorites included the Boo-to-You Parade and live shows featuring the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus. We’re sharing our favorite tings about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party to help you plan!

Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 

Saturdays and Sundays September 10-October 30, 2022 from 12pm-4pm
Cost: Included with theme park admission

Celebrate Halloween and more kid-friendly fun along with trick-or-treating during this new  Spooktacular event at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! The kids can go trick-or-treating, take part in a costume parade, listen to a story with Kandy the witch in training, and even watch a magic show.

Related: Check out our INSIDE LOOK of Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens 

Select Nights September 9- October 31, 2022, 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 and returning favorite haunted houses including the “Witch of the Woods” The Forgotten!  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!

Related: Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

Brick or Treat Monster Party at LEGOLAND Florida

Weekends September 24-October 30, 2022
Cost: Included with daily admission

Enjoy a Halloween party built just for kids at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven. Kids can enjoy spooky LEGO building activities, trick-or-treating at MORE candy stations than ever before, NEW character meet-and-greets, and MORE.

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

Halloween Scavenger Hunt at Fairgrounds St. Pete 

September 29- October 30, 2022, select days/nights
Cost: $28 for Florida residents, $25 for kids ages 4-12

Fairgrounds St. Pete is already a celebration of all that is wacky and weird and leading up to Halloween, they’ll be tying in a Halloween twist with Halloween Themed Scavenger Hunt! This is something people of all ages can enjoy.

Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Select Nights in October 2022, 4pm-10pm
Cost: $5 reservation fee for Zoo Members and “Pay for a Day” ticket holders which you’ll get back as a voucher and it’s $34.95 for general admission tickets

Tampa Bay’s number one family Halloween event returns this October! Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa is full of eerie family fun for everyone! Ghouls and goblins of all ages can enjoy howling outdoor experiences, mischievous characters, creepy culinary treats, and much more! This year’s event features the Swamp Witch, a mysterious new resident who is looking to make a deal. Are you brave enough to enter her marsh and make a bargain with her no matter the cost? Creatures of the Night is free for ZooTampa Members and there’s a Members Only Preview Night on September 30, so it pays to be a ZooTampa Member!

Related: See what’s NEW at ZooTampa’s Creatures of the Night in 2022

Boos and Bubbles at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

October14-October 29, 2022, Friday and Saturday evenings. Fri: 5pm-8pm, Sat: 4pm-8pm
Cost: Included with daily admission. 

This is a brand new event at Clearwater Marine Aquarium where families can experience this CMA themed fall festival among billions of bubbles! There will be a dance party and there will be plenty of photo opps at the unique Halloween event.

Tampa Theatre Ghosts of Tampa Tour

October 16-31, 2022, various times
Cost: see website for details
Tampa’s most historic (and haunted!) movie palace is offering 90 minute tours where you’ll learn their haunting tales of the spirits that are said to still roam the historic theater.  For more information, prices, and times, visit Tampa Theatre online.

Howl-O-Ween at Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Saturday, October 29 from 11am-3pm
3607 N. Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 
Head to Humane Society of Tampa Bay for some spooky games and prizes, trick-or-treating, crafts, and costume contests for both kids and pets!

Great EEEKS-plorations Kids Halloween Event

Saturday, October 29 from 10:30 am-4:00 pm
Cost: $18 for non-members and $12 for members
1925 4th Street North, St. Petersburg
Great Explorations Children’s Museum in St Pete is hosting its annual Halloween celebrations that will feature plenty of treats, a creepy spider maze, a mad scientist who will be hard at work making a mess, a scavenger hunt, a Monster Mash dance party with museum mascot Morris and more!

Tampa Bay History Center’s A Night at the Museum

Sunday, October 30,  2022 from 4 pm-7 pm
Cost: Ticket prices: $16.95 adult; $14.95 college student; $14.95 senior (60+); $12.95 children and youth (4-17); free for children ages 0-3. History Center members receive a 15% discount.  
Trick-or-treat your way through the Tampa Bay History Center galleries in search of sweet rewards on Sunday, Oct. 30. Plan for an evening of games, crafts, costume characters, and more! Timed tickets are available now and children age 3 and younger are free.

SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular

September 17-October 31, 2022, 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!

MORE Fall Festivals, Halloween and Trick-or-Treating Events in the Tampa Bay Area:

Bell Family Farm and Apiary Fall Festival 

Saturday, September 24 from 10am-3pm
6170 Stagecoach Rd, Polk City, FL 33868
Cost: Free
Celebrate fall with live music, bounce house, face painting, guest animals, a smores bar, vendor market, petting farm, and more! Free parking.

Fall Family Fest presented by Heights Soccer Tots

Sunday, September 25 from 11am-3pm
Water Works Park – 1700 North Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 
Cost: Free
Come celebrate the start of fall with Tampa Bay Moms Group! Join local businesses for interactive events, giveaways, swag bags, and more, along with great food and entertainment. Be sure to grab your free giveaway ticket to be entered into their drawing!

Horse Power for Kids and Animal Sanctuary 15th Annual Fall Festival Fundraiser 

Saturdays & Sundays in October 1-October 31, 2022 11am-5pm
8005 Racetrack Rd., Tampa, FL 33635

Cost: $15 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 hayrides, as well as farm animals. Fall games and bon fire, which includes marshmallows. Proceeds go to the animal rescue and sanctuary.

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

Select nights October 1-31, 2022 from 6 pm-9 pm

11919 Alric Pottbrerg Rd, Shady Hills
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! There is a small fee to ride. Learn more to select your night out with the family by following the Grand Concourse Railroad Facebook page here.

Scarehouse Pinellas in Largo

September 30-October 9, 2022 on select nights (mostly Fridays and Saturdays) 
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.

UNDead in the Water at the American Victory Ship in  Tampa

Fridays & Saturdays in October 2022
615 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL
Cost: $20-$25 (plus tax) general admission, $18-$23 (plus tax) military
UNDead in the Water is back at Sparkman 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.  This is best for kids older than 11 years old due to the fright factor.

Scarecrow Festival at the Pioneer Florida Museum 

October 5, 2022, 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.

Haunted River Tours with Pirate Water Taxi

October 7-30, 2022, select days various hours
Convention Center/ Marriott Water Street (Stop 7 location)
Cost: $30 adult, $20 children ages 2-12 (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!

Shimmering Lights Fall Festival 

Select nights October 7-31, 2022, 7pm-10pm
2302 N. Dover Rd, Dover, FL 33527
Cost: $7.50 ages 3 and up in advance and $8.50 at gate
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  foam Olay area on select nights, and more! The light trail is not-so-scary and suitable for kids of all ages!
*Walking trail is not suitable or accessible for wheelchairs or strollers.

Fall Spooktacular at Brandon Park and Recreation Center

October 8, 2022 from 10 am-1 pm
Cost: FREE
510 E Sadie Street, Brandon
Join the Tampa Bay Moms Group and Hillsborough County for the Fall Spooktacular that will feature crafts and games, a bounce house, costume parade, and more! This is a free event!
Oktoberfest at Starkey Market.

USF Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Festival

October 8-9, 2022 from 10 am-3 pm
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 also be a free children’s craft area. Click here to learn more.

Oktoberfest at Starkey Market

October 21-23,2022, Friday-Sunday
Cost: $10
Starkey Market, New Port Richey
Tis the season to Wiesn! Bring the whole family to celebrate Oktoberfest at this 3-day event! There will be live music, entertainment, and games along with competitions such as keg throwing, stein holding, and brat-eating. Their barn will be open and serving up a wide selection of Oktoberfest style beers and the Kielbasa bus will be on-site along with plenty of traditional German food!

Related: Discover MORE Oktoberfest events in Tampa Bay!

Haunted Woods at Hillsborough River State Park

October 21-22, 2022 from 6pm-10pm
Cost: $10 for ages 13 and older
Hillsborough River State Park
The Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society is hosting a haunted trail at the park along with a costume contest, live music and treats as an alternative to trick-or-treating! Learn more about the Haunted Woods at Hillsborough River State Park here.

Honeymoon Island Fall Fest

October 22-23 from 10am-5pm
1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin, FL
Head to Honeymoon Island for their first annual Fall Festival! This family-friendly event will include pop-up arts market, food trucks, guided nature walks, a mermaid cove, and live music, along with an array of engaging educational booths.

Pumpkin Fest 2022 at Florida Botanical Gardens 

October 22 and 23, 2022 from 12pm-4pm
12211 Walsingham Rd., Largo, FL 33774
Cost: Free admission, $10 per pumpkin
The 7th Annual Pumpkin Fest returns to Florida Botanical Gardens with a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, spooky actives and more. Enter the event through the Walsingham Rd entrance. You can learn more about Pumpkin Fest at the Florida Botanical Gardens here. The Scarecrow Contest where you can build your own scarecrow for a chance to win a top prize will be held on October 22 during the festival as well!

Pumpkin Carving Workshop at Largo Community Center

October 22, 2022 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
400 Alt Keene Road, Largo
Cost: $10 
per person

Come on out to the Largo Community Center to carve a pumpkin with all the tools you’ll need on hand along with some expert tips on how to carve a pumpkin.

Fall Fest at Scars Farm in Bartow

October 22, 2022 from 10 am-5 pm
Cost: $8 per person (pre-registration) or $15 at the gate
777 Alturas Road, Bartow

Head to Scars Farm in Bartow to experience a market with local vendors selling local food, meats, and more. There will also be farm animals for kids to meet and a pumpkin patch for photos.

Pint-Sized Halloween Party at Southwest Complex in Largo 

October 22, 2022 4pm
13120 Vonn Rd, Largo, FL
Cost: $10 child, $4 adult

This is a Willy Wonka themed party created just for kiddos ages 7 and younger. Kids can make a craft, participate in a costume parade, enjoy fall themed treats, and play games.

Cracker Country Living History Museum Presents Fourth Annual Tale Tales of Old Florida

October 22, 2022, 6:45pm
Florida State Fairgrounds
Cost: $15 per person when purchased in advance, $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. 

Haunted Wharf at Sparkman Wharf in Tampaa

October 28 & 29 from 4 pm-10 pm
615 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: FREE
A haunted pirate shipwreck is heading to Sparkman Wharf with an evening of plenty of photos, live music, silly spooks for the kids, festive food and drinks, and MORE! This is a free community event. Some of the cool photo opportunities include a pirate jail, a siren’s sea swing, and the TAMPA sign will be decked out for the holidays too!

Trick-or-Treat Trail at Largo Central Park

October 28, 2022, 5:30pm
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

Owl-O-Ween at McGough Nature Park 

October 28, 2022, 5:30 pm-9 pm
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

Fright Nights at Folly Farm in Safety Harbor

October 28 and 29 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 a small fee, fall themed activities, and more!

6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Riverwalk in Tampa and Lighted Boat Parade

October 29, 2022 4om 4pm-7pm
Downtown Tampa
Cost: FREE
Trick or treating on the Riverwalk is back where kids and their families can visit 50 different treat stations while enjoying other fun activities including the annual Halloween Lighted Boat Parade which starts at 6:30pm, benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

18th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival

October 29-30, 2022 (daily times vary)
Cost: $7-$10
Tampa Premium Outlets
The North Tampa Bay Chamber’s 18th 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 50 national food trucks! Taking place this year at the Tampa Premium Outlets, admission is $5 in advance and $10 at the gate.

Halloween on Central in St Pete 2022

October 30, 2022 from noon-5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Central Ave in St. Pete between MLK and 31st St S
Halloween on Central is back for 2022! 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 SunRunner The EDGE District, Grand Central District and St Pete Pride, and PTSA.

Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City

Select nights September 9-October 31, 2022, Select Nights
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.

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