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2020 Favorite Tampa Bay Family-Friendly Fall Festivals

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Every weekend you’ll find Fall Festivals around Tampa Bay and we have some of our top picks for you.

We love Fall Festivals because they include so many fun fall activities. Fall festivals may include theme rides, pumpkin patches, games, hayrides, and many more family activities.

Check out our top picks and explore our Events Calendar to see the rest of the Fall Festivals.

NOTE: Dates, times, and prices are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.


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1. Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa at Lowry Park

1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, Florida 33604
Cost: 2021 information coming soon!

Dates: Runs on Fridays and Saturdays from October 1-31, 2021.

Photo Credit: ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Creatures of the Night returns with more scares and spooky frights at ZooTampa. The Zoo will once again transform into an eerie and immersive Halloween adventure with bigger and better events for ghouls and goblins of all ages. On Fridays and Saturdays from in October, the Zoo stays open late and animals lurk in the night until 10 p.m. with a wide-range of Halloween-themed activities sure to have everyone howling at the moon. Check out these spooktacular tips to make a tremendous night of fun!

Things to know about Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa:

  1. Children (12 and under) are invited to arrive in their most spooktacular attire. Everyone else should dress in regular attire.
  2. Holiday food. So much wonderful and tasty holiday food will be available for sale. It’s going to be monsteriffic.
  3. Explore the pumpkin patch and scarecrows.



2. Busch Gardens Sesame Street® Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends

Saturdays & Sundays October 3 – November 1, 2020 – Details coming soon!

Photo Credit: Busch Gardens

Celebrate Halloween with Elmo, Abby, Grover and all your favorite Sesame Street® friends every Saturday and Sunday during Sesame Street® Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends.

Show off your family costumes during each themed weekend while you trick-or-treat, enjoy exclusive crafts, explore through a hay bale maze and play fall-inspired activities and games in our newly expanded festival area. Then, join your favorite Sesame Street friends during a character dance party!


3. Horsepower 4 Kids- Horse Drawn Hayrides in Tampa

8005 Race Track Road, Tampa, FL, 33635

Dates & Hours: October 2 – October 31, 2021, (Every Saturday and Sunday) 11am – 5pm

Cost: $12 Admission, free admission for children under 12 months

Fall Festival Info: Stop by for a full day of fall activities, including hayrides, pumpkin patch, pony rides, games, animal farms and more.




4. Pioneer Florida Museum Scarecrow Festival

15602 Pioneer Florida Museum, Dade City, Florida 33523
Cost: $5 Student Admission, $10 Adult Admission, Children under 5 free.
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fun outdoor event for the whole family and make your own scarecrow. Pumpkin Patch, food trucks, craft vendors and more! Entertainment this year will be Blaise Bubble Magic with two great showtimes!  Soccer Dogs with performances every hour. The Petting Zoo will be in full swing with lots of amazing animals.  Carnival games in the barn with prizes. This year we will have a “Maskoween” Costume Contest with 4 age groups.


5. Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival

5500 CR 675 Bradenton, FL 34211

2019 Dates: OOct. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 2020, 9am-5pm
Admission: $10, Parking $5, 10 years & under free.

Festival Events: 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! 

Note: Check out Hunsaders website to see which activities are free and which are paid.




6.The Florida Railroad Museum Pumpkin Patch Express

12210 83rd St East, Parrish, FL 34219

Cost: Children under 1 are FREE and prices range from $15 to $33 for 1 yrs old and up.

Date: October 16-17, 23-24, 2021.  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 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!





7. Largo’s Drive-O-Ween Halloween Spooktacular

Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Dr., Largo FL 33771

Cost: Free admission. 

Date: Friday, October 30, 6-7pm

Celebrate Halloween, safely with our drive-through trick-or-treating event. Drive through our decorated booths and receive a goody bag, filled with treats at the end. Free goody bags are given to the first 1,000 children present in their vehicles. No Walk-Ups permitted. All guests must be in a vehicle.
Please bring a non-perishable food item donation for the High Point Neighborhood Family Center


8. Wesley Chapel Fall Festival at the Grove Wesley Chapel 

Grove At Wesley Chapel – 6105 Wesley Grove Blvd, Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544

Date: Carnival is open Oct 29th & Oct 30th at 5pm and Sat, Oct 31st & Sun, Nov 1st at noon.
Cost: FREE

The 16th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival will include a carnival with rides and games, live music, delicious fall foods, beverages, Arts & Craft area with pumpkin painting, a pet parade, local business expo, and a Pumpkin Patch. There will also be a Halloween celebration on Saturday with free entertainment for families, so come get spooky!





9. Brick-or-Treat Halloween at LEGOLAND Florida

1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, 33884

Cost: Regular Admission prices/Included in membership

Dates:October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 & 31, 2020

This Halloween event is built for kids! This spooky event takes place weekends in October, and features trick-or-treating along the brick or treat trail, super brick build activities, the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world, Halloween entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with brick-tastic prizes! Nightly fireworks will add that extra holiday flare.

Read more about Brick-or-Treat Halloween at LEGOLAND


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