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: Included in the price of admission or membership
Dates: Runs on Fridays and Saturdays from October 5-27, 2019 and the zoo stays open until 10 p.m.

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 October 4-26, 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 spook-tacular tips to make a tremendous night of fun!

Things to know about Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa:

  1. The whole family can come dressed in their Halloween Costume. It’s a family affair, so keep it G-rated.
  2. No horror or gore, just fun frights for all. There will be scare zone for those who dare.
  3. Bring your trick-or-treating bag for some treats at Wallaroo Station
  4. Holiday food. So much wonderful and tasty holiday food will be available for sale. It’s going to be monsteriffic.
  5. This is HUGELY popular event so plan to walk a little bit as you may need to park in their overflow parking area.



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

Saturdays & Sundays October 5 – 27, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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! Find out more. 



8005 Race Track Road, Tampa, FL, 33635

Dates & Hours: October 5 – 27, 2019, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $12 Admission, free admission for children under 12 months
Fall Festival Info: Stop by for a full day of fall activities, including a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hay rides, games, animal farms and more.



4. Pioneer Florida Museum Scarecrow Festival

15602 Pioneer Florida Museum, Dade City, Florida 33523
Cost: $10 adults/$5 students, children under 5 free.
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fun event for the whole family and make your own scarecrow. Pumpkin Patch, train ride, touch-a-truck, bounce houses and more! More info, click here.

Read more about the Pioneer Florida Museum Scarecrow Festival



5. Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival

5500 CR 675 Bradenton, FL 34211

2019 Dates: Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 9am-5pm
Admission: $10, Parking $5, 10 & 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.



5.The Florida Railroad Museum Pumpkin Patch Express

12210 83rd St East, Parrish, FL 34219

Cost: Children under 1 are FREE and prices range from $14.50 to $32 for 1 yrs old and up.

Date: October 19 – 20 & 26 – 27, , 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!

6. Largo Central Park’s Halloween Spooktacular

101 Central Park Dr., Largo FL 33771

Cost: Free admission. Wristbands and tickets can be purchased separately. Parking $10 (limited on site). 

Date: Saturday, October 26, 12-5pm

Trick or Treat trail, games, petting zoo, pumpkin patch and lots more.

7. Wesley Chapel Fall Festival at the Grove Wesley Chapel 

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

Date: October 26 – October 27; Oct 27 at 11 AM to 6pm
Cost: FREE

The 15th 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!



8. Our Lady of Lords Fall Festival

750 San Salvador Dr. Dunedin, FL 34698

Dates: Date:October 10-13, 2019

Cost: Free admission and parking, tickets needed for rides.

Festival attendees will be busy at the Lady of Lords campus under the big tent‰with rides, games, music and lots of fun! Dozens of rides cater to children of all ages with a special…read more.



9. Brick-or-Treat Halloween at LEGOLAND Florida

1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, 33884

Cost: Regular Admission prices/Included in membership

Dates: October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 2019

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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