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Tampa Bay Pumpkin Patches 2018

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Pumpkin Patches

Visiting a pumpkin patch is so much more than just admiring the beauty of the crop; it’s about the experience of sharing precious moments with family and friends. We didn’t always live in this fast-paced world, and there’s something quite rejuvenating about visiting a farm. Our souls instinctively know when we have gone back to our roots – a time in history when most people had farms. After visiting one – take a deep breath and check your heart rate.  I bet it is lower!

Please find below a list of Tampa Bay pumpkin patches and celebrations.  Besides pumpkin patches, some of these places provide other autumn attractions … like hayrides, corn mazes, petting zoos and so much more.  Click the respective links for more information.

Hunsader Farms’ Pumpkin Festival
October 13-14  & 20-21  & 27-28 • 9 am – 5 pm
Admission $10 • Parking $5 • Children 10 and under free
There is a ton of fun at this Pumpkin Festival, with entertainment for the entire family. They have craft booths, live music, pumpkins, hayrides, pony rides, a corn maze, face painting, a children’s train ride and so much more!

Florida Railroad Museum’s Pumpkin Patch Express
October 20, 21, 27, & 28th, with different departure times.
Doors open 10:00 AM • $14.50 – $32.50
All Aboard for the Pumpkin Patch Express!!  This popular trip takes you to a patch of pumpkins. 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!

Hydro Harvest Farms’ Annual BooFest
October 27th from 11 am – 2 pm
It’s free, and they have many Pumpkins for sale.  The children will have a blast rocking and rolling through the pumpkins and hay.  They are open Tuesday through Sunday.

Sweetfields Farm’s 2018 Fall Maze
Sept. 29th and 30th (Saturday and Sunday) – Open 10 am – closing promptly at 5 pm. Last admission on grounds at 4 pm.
October 6th and 7th  (Saturday and Sunday) – Open 10 am – closing promptly at 5 pm. Last admission on grounds at 4 pm.
October 8th  (Monday) – Open 10 am – closing promptly at 2 pm.
October 12th  (Friday) – Open 10 am – closing promptly at 2 pm.
October 13th and 14th  (Saturday and Sunday) – Open 10 am – closing promptly at 5 pm. Last admission on grounds at 4 pm.
October 15th  (Monday) – Open 10 am – closing promptly at 2 pm.
October 19th  (Friday) – Open 10 am – closing promptly at 2 pm.
October 20th and 21st  (Saturday and Sunday) – Open 10 am – closing promptly at 5 pm. Last admission on grounds at 4 pm.
October 22nd  (Monday) – Open 10 am – closing promptly at 2 pm.
October 26th  (Friday) – Open 10 am – closing promptly at 2 pm.
October 27th and 28th  (Saturday and Sunday) – Open 10 am – closing promptly at 5 pm. Last admission on grounds at 4 pm.
October 29th  (Monday) – Open 10 am – closing promptly at 2 pm.
November 3rd and 4th  (Saturday and Sunday) – Open 10 am – closing promptly at 5 pm. Last admission on grounds at 4 pm.
12 years and older $9.50 each + tax • 3 years – 11 years $5.00 each + tax • 2 years and under are free.  Sorry; no pets.
The Fall Maze is a life-sized living labyrinth. You enter at a starting point and navigate your way through the maze.  Check points are set out along your journey to assist in a successful completion.

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze
October 6th – 28th, Saturday and Sunday only • 10 am – 5 pm
Adults: $11 + tax (18 & older) • Youth: $10 + tax (3 – 17) • 2 & Under: free
They have hayrides, some awesome pumpkin patches, fun duck races, horseshoes for the grown-ups (and the little ones) and so much more.  It is called a “corn maze” and not a pumpkin patch because the massive 5-acre corn maze is the main attraction.  It will amuse visitors of all ages.

The wonderful thing about pumpkins is that they pull double-duty in our house. Not only do they help me with decorating my home for Fall, but they are so delicious to eat! There are so many ways to fix it besides pumpkin pie. What about pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheesecake (so wonderful), or a soup?

Even if you can’t make it to a Farm or Festival this year, that is no reason to go through the season without these orange rounds of happiness!  Why not set up your own yard with pumpkins of different sizes and shapes?  The finished masterpiece just might make the perfect backdrop for some family photos!

Wishing you and yours happiness in the Pumpkin Patch …

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