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Family Guide to the Best Pumpkin Patches in and Around Tampa Bay

It’s Pumpkin Patch season! Pumpkins in all shapes and sizes can be found at farms, fall festivals, corn mazes, grocery stores, and even at churches in the Tampa area. We are luck to have so many pumpkin patches to choose from. Many of these pumpkin patches have been in operation for decades!

Now a days, pumpkin patches offer more than just pumpkins. You’ll find games, animals, hayrides, picture perfect spots, corn bins and some even allow your little furry friends to come along.

Check out our top picks for pumpkin patches to visit this Fall season.

 

1.  Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch

1602 West Snow Avenue,Tampa, Florida 33606
Dates: Sept. 29-October 31, 2017
Hours: Monday – Friday, 12 to 8 PM
Saturday – Sunday, 9 AM to 9 PM
Hyde Park kicks off their Pumpkin Patch on Sept. 29th. Bring your family to the Pumpkin Patch at Hyde Park Village where you’ll find pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, as well as festive photo opportunities.

 

2. Sweet Fields Farm Corn Maze, Crops and Pumpkin Patch

17250 Benes Roush Rd., Masaryktown, FL 34604
Open Weekends 10 am to 5 pm Starting September 30th until November 5, 2017
Cost for Corn Maze:
12 years and older $9.50 each + tax, 3 years-11 years $5.00 each + tax , 2 years and under are Free
Enjoy Sweet Fields Fall Maze with over 5 acres of challenging fun for all ages. Don’t forget to stop by the pumpkin patch while you’re there.

                                                                    Photo Credit: Sweetfields Farm Pumpkin Patch

 

3. Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival

5500 CR 675 Bradenton, FL 34211
Hours: October 14-15, 21-22 & 28-29, 2017, 9 am – 5 pm
Admission: $10, Parking $5, 12 & under free.
Hunsader Pumpkin Festival includes pumpkin patches, 100+ Craft Booths, Live Shows, Charity Pumpkin Games, Pioneer Trades Village, Hayrides, Pony Rides, Chainsaw Sculptor, Corn Maze, Scarecrow Displays. petting zoo, food and more! 

 

4. Seal Swim School Pumpkin Patch

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL 33549
Dates: October 1-31, 2017
Seal Swim School Child Friendly Pumpkin Patch is open to the public. Tons of great picture spots!
Visit on their Family Festival day on Saturday, October 14th from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free and Fun for the entire family.

5.Hydro Harvest Farms Pumpkin Patch

1101 Shell Point Road East, Ruskin, FL
(813) 645-6574
Dates & Hours: October 1-31, 2017 from 10am-5pm, Daily
Great pumpkin patch with tons of Jack O Lanterns, Gourds, Hay bales and cornstalks. Take a fun picture at their pumpkin patch and dogs are always welcome.

 

6. RISING  STAR RANCH PUMPKIN FEST 

1710 W state rd 60, Plant City 33567
Dates & Hours: September 23 – November 5, 9 am – 6 pm Weekends, Mon-Friday 2pm – 6pm
Cost: $5 Gate admission and $10 Wristband
Pumpkin Fest includes a pumpkin patch, picture opportunities, hay rides, games, see exotic animals and more!

Photo Credit: Rising Star Pumpkin Patch/Facebook Post

 

7. Seminole Heights United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

6111 North Central Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604,(813) 236-5931
Dates: Opens Oct. 3-31, 2017
The Great Pumpkin Patch is located on the front lawn of the Church. Bring the kids and your camera to their beautiful patch to find all shapes and sizes of pumpkins. They accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.

8. Fox Squirrel Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

3002 Charlie Taylor Road, Plant City, FL 33565
Hours: October 7-29th, Weekends only, 10am-5pm
Cost for Corn Maze:Adults: $11+tax (18yrs+), Youth:$ 10 +tax (3yrs – 17yrs), 2 and Under: Free
Bring the Kids for Pumpkin Picking at the Fox Squirrel Corn Maze or let the kids enjoy some creative play time in the Corn box. Stop by the Corn Maze for a fun family adventure.

9. Humane Society Pet and Child Pumpkin Patch

3607 North Armenia Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33607
813-876-7138
Dates: October 6-31, 2017
Hours:
Monday-Friday, 12-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Come take some great pictures at the Humane Society’s pumpkin patch with your furry friend while supporting homeless pets by buying some pumpkins for the family. Prices range from $5-$25.

 

10. The Pickin’Patch in Dunnellon 

11000 Rolling Hills Road, Dunnellon, Florida, 34432

Dates: September 30 – October 29, 2017,  Fridays 3pm -7pm, Saturdays 10am – 7pm, and Sundays 12pm- 7pm

Cost: $5 admission includes fall activities. Pumpkins are available for purchase from the vine.

Pickin’ Patch, Florida’s original pumpkin patch where you can cut the perfect pumpkin right off the vine! Bring your whole family and come enjoy the corn maze, hayride, kids hay fort and slides, kids hay maze and grab a wagon to go pick your pumpkins. Every Saturday from 11:30-3 and Sundays from 1-4 for Live Bluegrass Music. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the sounds of some of Florida’s best bluegrass bands.

Pumpkins on the vine in Dunnellon, FL

 

11. HARVEST HOLLER CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN PATCH

950 Tavares Rd., Polk City, FL, 33686
(863) 326-7910
Dates & Hourss: September 22 – November 12, 2017, Friday: 4pm – 8pm, Saturday: Noon – 8pm,
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Cost: Children 3 and under: FREE, Youth 4-12 $8, Adults:$10, Seniors: $8

 




 

12. Bucs Squad for Youth Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 21, 2017 from  3-6 pm
Cost: $10 for children, $5 Season Pass Member. Parents are Free.
Join the Buccaneers for their Annual Bucs Squad for Youth Pumpkin Patch at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa! Kids will enjoy a costume parade, football and carnival games, meet the Bucs cheerleaders and other fun fall activities.

13. HARVEST MOON FARM

15990 Stur St, Masaryktown, FL, 34604
(800) 373-4811
Dates: September 30 – November 5, 2017. Saturday and Sunday ONLY, 10am – 5pm
Cost: Children 2 and under: FREE. Ages 3+: $11.95+tax, Includes many attractions. Some attractions my have a fee. Check website for specials.

Photo Credit: Harvest Moon 2017 Corn Maze

Explore the Biggest Corn Maze in Hernando County, Pumpkin Patch, Cow Train, Corn Ball, Hill Slides, Pony Rides, Live Entertainment, Flashlight Maze on select nights, Face Painting and more.

 

14. HORSEPOWER FOR KIDS FALL FESTIVAL & PUMPKIN PATCH

8005 Race Track Road, Tampa, FL, 33635
Dates & Hours: October 7 – 29, 2017, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $12 Admission
Stop by for a full day of fall activities, including a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hay rides, games, animal farms and more.

 

15. St. Paul Catholic Church Pumpkin Patch

12708 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL, (813) 961-3023
Dates: October 1-30, 2017

16.Florida Railroad Museum Pumpkin Patch Express

12210 83rd St East Parrish, FL 34219
Date: October 21, 28, 29, 2017
Hours:Doors open 10:00 a.m. with different departure times.
All Aboard for the Pumpkin Patch Express! Ride on this popular two hour excursion that that includes a stop at their Pumpkin Patch! Lots of activities will be available and each child will be able to pick out one pumpkin to take home – all included with your ticket price! Children under 1 are FREE and prices range from $14 to $32.

 

17. Dave’s Christmas Tree Lot Pumpkin Patch

106 E Lumsden Ave, Brandon, FL
813-843-8182
Dates: Oct. 6-31, 2017
Since 1998 Dave’s Christmas Tree Lot proudly supports the local Brandon/Valrico PTAs. since 1998. They have a huge selection of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Come wander through the rows of pie pumpkins, mini pumpkins, white pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, hay bales, garden mums and much more! Bring the whole family and take as many photos as you like!

18. 6th Annual  Pumpkin Patch for Little Monsters 2017

Centro Ybor
1600 E 8th Ave
Tampa, FL  33605

Oct 28, 11:00am – 3:00pm

The 6th Annual pumpkin patch where kids enjoy face painting and choose from over 1,500 free pumpkins to decorate, then show off their costumes by trick-or-treating among the Ybor merchants.
This event is completely FREE.

 

19. Harvester United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

2432 Collier Pkwy, Land o’ Lakes, Florida
Dates & Hours: Information Coming Soon
Come get your pumpkins at the annual Harvester United Methodist Church pumpkin patch. They are located just off of Collier in Land O Lakes and they have photo spots for families. Tons of pumpkins to choose from to make your Halloween decorating complete. For more updates, visit their Facebook page.

 

20. SOUTHERN HILL FARMS FALL FESTIVAL & PUMPKIN PATCH AT THE FARM

16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont, Florida 34714
Dates & Hours: October 6th through October 29th, Fridays from 4-9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10-5 pm
Cost: Admission is $10 per vehicle, per day, with no limit to the amount of passengers in the vehicle, and will include access to the farm
Bring the family for a day of fall activities and big pumpkin patch.

 

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4-H Carnival Open House to the Public

Come learn about Pinellas County 4-H and how it can help your youth and family. Come play some fun carnival games, enjoy the petting zoo, and bid on silent auction items. All proceeds go to support 4-H in the community. The event is free to attend, tickets for the games and food can be purchased onsite.

This event will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heritage Village in Largo, FL.

Tickets to carnival games will be sold to benefit Pinellas County 4-H

Visit Heritage Village and 4-H all in one FREE event!

They will be in the back by the windmill and water tower. Parking can be found at the Botanical Gardens or the Heritage Village lots.

For more information, please visit their event page.  

Address:

11909 125th St, Largo, FL 33774

Heritage Village in Largo

Heritage Village:

Take a step back in time and enjoy the beautiful homes and structures as you walk through the museum at Heritage Village! The buildings and other features make up the Village’s largest “artifacts” and are part of the museum’s “collection.”

The museum is free to visit and is open everyday except for county holidays.

Within the grounds of Heritage Village you will also find the Pinellas County Historical Museum.  The Museum’s exhibits traces the history of Pinellas County through temporary, changing exhibits as well as exhibits.

The Museum also has a 3, 500-volume library and archives containing historic photographs, maps and other materials relating to the history of Pinellas County.

Bring the family, some lunch and spend the day enjoying all the unique buildings at Heritage Village.

visitormap

Visitor Map of Heritage Village

 

Heritage Village
11909 125th Street N.
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 582-2123
Free Admission

Village Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday
1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Closed all
County Holidays

Pinellas Park Firefighter’s Free Movie Event

Fun for the whole family! Pinellas Park Firefighters’ host a free movie event throughout the year for their Benevolent Fund by selling the best hot dogs and hamburgers around. Candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks are also for sale. The Benevolent Fund is used to help victims and families in our community throughout the holidays.

Date: Saturday, February 20th
Time: 6:00 pm (movie starts at dark)
Location: England Brothers Park
Address: 5010 81st Avenue N.
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: (727) 687-4494.

Florida Botanical Gardens Holiday Lights

The Florida Botanical Gardens comes alive with their annual Holiday Lights in the Gardens every evening. Tons of beautiful lights, nightly entertainment and visits from Santa Claus.

The Holiday Lights event will take place from November 27-December 31st from 5:30-9:30 p.m. every evening.

Suggested donation:
$4 (13 years and older) 

12 and younger: Free

This event is the largest fundraiser for the gardens and depends on volunteers, sponsors and donations to reduce the cost of offering this holiday tradition in Pinellas County.

Florida Botanical Gardens
12520 Ulmerton Rd.
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 582-2100

Pinellas Pioneer Settlement Free Saturdays

Your family will love stepping back in time at The Pinellas Pioneer Settlement.

The Pioneer Settlement offers free admission and parking on the first Saturdays of the month. Bring a picnic lunch and explore the settlement from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

While at the Pioneer Settlement, take a family tour of the historic living museum, sawmill, sugar cane shed, print shop, the old gas station and more.

When: 1st Saturdays of the month, 11 a.m.-2 -p.m.
Cost: Free

For more information, visit  the Pioneer site here. 

 

Astro Skate Free Pizza Night

Wednesday nights at all 3 Astro Skate locations, everyone can come and skate from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

There will  be games, inflatables, prizes, and Astro Skate is offering free all you can eat Pizza and Cotton Candy from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All of this for only $6. Parents can skate and eat for only $3 and Teachers skate for free.

Tarpon Springs

Astro Skate and Fun Center
875 Cypress St.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Tel: (727) 938-5778 Fax: (727) 938-5316

Pinellas Park

Astro Skate and Fun Center
10001 66th St. N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
(727) 546-0018

Bradenton

Astro Skate and Fun Center
3611 3rd St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 747-8602

 

 

Pinellas Park 42nd Annual Christmas Parade

The Pinellas Park 42nd Annual Christmas Parade takes place on Saturday, December 13th at 6 p.m. The parade will feature more than 100 individual entries with an expected attendance of 10,000 to 15,000 spectators.

Make a new tradition with your family as you enjoy Pinellas Park in Christmas style. The parade route is completely closed no later than 4:00PM, but to be safe, you’re  invite to bring out your lawn chairs and blankets starting at 4:30 p.m.

The parade starts at 6:00 p.m. on 58th Street (railroad tracks) and proceeds eastbound on Park Boulevard to The Shoppes at Park Place.

The 41st Annual parade last year was the fastest on record. The last parade entry left the staging area in 2 hours and 3 minutes! So prepare your family to get comfortable as you view the many floats, cars, and more.