No matter how old we get, we always find fun in a pumpkin patch! We are fortunate here in Tampa to live in a metropolitan area surrounded by farms. From strawberry season, fresh tomatoes and pumpkins we have our pick. Below you will find a list of the Best Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals, Hay Rides and Corn Mazes in Tampa Bay for the kid in you! Adulting is stressful, take some time out to visit one or all of these farms this Fall in Tampa.
Pumpkin Patch Fun
The Fox Squirrel Corn Maze, located between Plant City and Lakeland, has become a family tradition for those living in and around Plant City. It’s more than just a corn maze, with a pumpkin patch, food, local vendors and fall activities. Enjoy duck races, badminton, cornhole game, and dummy steer racing. Snack on pulled pork sandwiches, roasted corn on the cob, Cuban sandwiches, and strawberry shortcake while you wander through pumpkins. They are open weekends only October 6-28 at 10: a.m. They close at 5:00 p.m. and guests must leave by 6:00 p.m. Adult tickets (18 and up) are $11 plus tax, child tickets (3-17) are $10 plus tax and infants are free. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and cash are accepted at admission, inside is cash only and there is no ATM.
Grab the whole family and head to Lakeland for an eight-acre corn maze. The Smith Family Ranch CornFusion maze opens September 29 and is open on weekends from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. After you’ve conquered the maze, give the kids a chance to play on a bounce pillow, see-saw, and swings. See farm animals, feed cows and pick your pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. Vendors offer face painting, pony rides, and helicopter rides but are not included in the price of admission. Tickets are $10.75 for adults, $8.75 for youth (14-17) and children under three are free. Tax is added to the price of the ticket.
Smith Ranch has been infected by zombies and you have the chance to take them down. On a 20-minute hayride in the dark, you’ll be given a paintball gun and two-hundred rounds. Make sure your aim is accurate and you don’t use all your ammo at once – there’s a lot of infectious zones. There is a height requirement of 48 inches and admission is $30.
This October get to the 16th annual Humane Society Pumpkin patch to support Tampa’s homeless pets. The patch is open October 6-31, Monday-Friday 12:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Prices range from $5-25 and proceeds benefit the pets. Take your festive holiday pictures of your family here, including your four-legged members.
The annual Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch kicks off on Oct. 10 and runs through the 31st. Get out to buy a pumpkin and enjoy local vendors. Take advantage of some great photo opportunities for holiday cards. Before the pumpkin patch opens up, head to the Fall Festival on Sept. 29 from 5-9 p.m. Enjoy this free, street-wide event to celebrate fall and support High-Risk Hope. There will be craft beer, food trucks, live entertainment, and games.
Located in Brandon, at 106 East Lumsden Avenue, Dave’s Pumpkin Patch is ready to serve your family’s holiday needs. All of their pumpkins are chosen for their quality for your pursuing enjoyment. They have pumpkins of all sizes including pie and mini pumpkins, gourds, fresh hay, corn stalks, and firewood. Bring the whole family along to take pictures. Dave’s pumpkin patch has proudly supported local PTAs since 1994. When it’s time to put away the pumpkins and start searching for trees, head back to Dave’s for a friendly and helpful Christmas tree lot!
Heritage's Annual Pumpkin Patch is back again! Join their pumpkins of all colors and sizes, as well as story time in the morning for the little ones, photo opportunities for the whole family, contests, and their annual Fall Festival on October 21st! The patch opens October 6th and will be open 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Centro Ybor will turn into a pumpkin patch for all children (and children of all ages) on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pick from over 2,000 pumpkins in this fenced-in patch and then decorate your find at the pumpkin decorate and craft area. The event is completely free and will be staffed with helpful volunteers. Costumes are encouraged, especially for trick-or-treating down history 7th avenue with a free trick-or-treat bag. Make sure to claim your free ticket.
Take a Hayride
Wolfe’s Produce Market in Riverview is ready for fall all October long. Their pumpkin patch will be open the entire month of October from 8:30 a.m. until close and they’ll have family Halloween hayrides on select dates. The hayrides will be Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting on Oct. 12 and ending on Oct. 28. Rides are from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m and are $7 per rider. Make sure to wear your costume to get free candy. Enjoy the largest pumpkin patch with a huge selection of all shapes and sizes. Be sure to enter to win a monster pumpkin!
This year is the 11th annual Horsepower for Kids Fall Fundraiser. The festival runs Oct. 6-28 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Included in the admission is pony rides, hay rides, farm animals, face painting, games, a bonfire, train rides, and live music. Admission is $12 and is cash only, parking is $1.
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