Fall Fun in Tampa Bay October 2023
I love pumpkin spiced latte and really anything pumpkin. While fall in Tampa Bay doesn’t often include changing leaves, chilly temps and cozy fires, there is still lots of fun to be had. Dig out the cute fall clothes and boots (even if only for some social selfies), visit a pumpkin patches, take a hayride and get lost in a corn mazes – because it is fall y’all.
Don’t miss these festivals celebrating fall and all things pumpkin this month around Land O Lakes and Tampa Bay, FL
Weekends Sept. 23 through Nov. 5
17250 Benes Roush Rd., Masaryktown (30 minutes north of Land O Lakes)
Popular family event so make sure you buy your tickets online. The farm features animals, hayrides, a hay play area, a corn maze, hay maze, tumbleweed rollers, the Harvest barn and pumpkin patch (pumpkins for purchase). Food and drink available for purchase. Tickets start at $11.95.
Fridays – Sundays starting September 15
950 Taveres Road, Polk City (about an hour east of Land O Lakes)
This family farm in Polk City is a classic fall favorite and has an incredible pumpkin patch with hundreds of different sized pumpkins. There is also a corn maze, corn hole, an authentic country store, hay rides, mini golf, giant slide and farm-fresh prepared food for sale. $15 per person. All attractions included.
Select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting September 22
16907 Boy Scout Road, Odessa (20 minutes south of Land O Lakes)
Raprager’s Fall Festival and haunted farm includes axe throwing, pumpkin painting, a 900ft inflatable maze, baby cow and more. There is also a haunted barn along with the hayrides, petting zoo, hay chute slide and other favorites. And of course fall treats including pumpkin fudge. $16.95 per person.
Oct 14 & 15 and Oct 21 & 22 from Noon to 5:00pm
19120 N Ola Ave, Tampa (20 minutes south of Land O Lakes)
Head down to the Hillsborough River for a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, face painters, activities for the whole family and live music. There will also be a small market featuring favorite fall-inspired vendors. Also WhistlePig Whiskey is bringing their Maple Sugar Shack to Armature on Saturday 10/15 to introduce consumers to the brand’s 100-proof bourbon and 100% rye whiskey. Signature cocktails will be offered, along with tailgate games and prizes. FREE admission.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 29-Oct. 29
475 North Ave W, Brooksville (40 minutes north of Land O Lakes)
Pumpkin patch plus a petting zoo, food vendors, kids activities, pony rides, inflatables and more. Free parking and admission.
Sat/Sun Sept. 30 to Oct. 8. Wednesday through Sunday Oct. to Nov. 5
15990 Stur Street, Masaryktown (30 minutes north of Land O Lakes)
HarvestMoon Farm offers five acres of fall fun including a 5-acre corn maze, a pumpkin patch, petting farm and more. Haunted Nights includes flashlight nights and the haunted trail. Admission starts at $15.95. Haunted nights: $21.95.
Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 14-29 from 9am to 5pm
5500 C.R. 675, Bradenton (90 minutes south of Land O Lakes)
This Bradenton farm’s annual pumpkin festival includes live music and shows, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, petting zoo, fall eats and sweets, a corn maze ($2 extra) and so much more. Admission: $15. Children 10 and under free. Parking $5.