October in Tampa Bay: Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals, Halloween Celebrations, & More!

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We have found events for almost every day in October! From corn mazes, pumpkin patches, festivals, celebrations, trunk-or-treat, trick-or-treating, and more. You will be sure to find some great things to do with your family this October in Tampa Bay!

(Events and activities marked with an asterisk (*) indicate the event spans multiple days/weekends.)

Enjoy!

Starting in September

Sweet Fields Farm*

17250 Benes Roush Rd.
Masaryktown, FL 34604

Admission:

12 years and older $9.50 each + tax
3 years-11 years $5.00 each + tax
2 years and under are Free

Open Weekends Sept. 27th thru Nov. 2nd 10 am-5 pm (last admission 4 pm),
Open Special hours: October 20th (Monday 10 am-2 pm),
Open Special hours: October 27th (Monday 10 am-2 pm)

 

Activities include a Fall Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and other activities. Check out Michelle’s adventure to this corn maze!


Thursday, October 1


Friday, October 2

Seal Swim School*

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19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

Pumpkin Patch

Starting October 2nd and through the entire month, our Child Friendly Pumpkin Patch is open to the public. Be sure to take advantage of all our great picture spots.

Family Fun Festival

Saturday, October 17th from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free and Fun for the entire family!


Saturday,October 3

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze*

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3002 Charlie Taylor Road N
Plant City, FL 33565

fox squirrel corn mazeAdmission:

Adults: $11 (18yrs+)
Youth: $ 10  (3yrs – 17yrs)
2 and Under: Free

October 3rd thru October 25th on Saturday and Sundays, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Guests are asked to exit the maze by 6 p.m.

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze boasts everything from traditional tractor pulled hay rides, a pumpkin patch, games, butterflies and pony rides; to antiques, homemade jams, jellies, breads, arts and crafts. And, of course the main attraction, a 5 acre corn maze planted and designed to amuse visitors of all ages.

Harvestmoon Farm Maze*harvestmoon

15990 Stur St.
Masaryktown, FL 34604 (1-800-373-4811)

Admission: $11.95+tax (Adults & Children ages 3 & up) includes all attractions. Vendors may require additional cost (i.e. pony rides, face painting and food)
Military Discount $2.00 off general admission (for military personnel only & must have ID present)

Flash Light Admission $10 per person ages 3 & up *Bring your own flash light* (All of daytime activities will be closed)

Starting Saturday, October 3…Saturdays & Sundays: 10AM-5PM
Night time Maze *Saturday October 24th & Saturday November 7th

Harvestmoon Farm Maze in Masaryktown is a family experience — with food and fun for all! We’re open weekends in the Fall. Just a short country drive from Tampa in Sunny Florida. This will be our 3rd season and we work hard to give your family an opportunity to laugh and learn while engaging in a variety of wholesome activities!
Saturday October 31st (11am-3pm)…Come Trick or Treat in the Maze!  There will also will be a costume contest ages 0-12.

Fall Festival at HorsePower for Kids Inc.*

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8005 S. Racetrack Rd.
Tampa, Florida 33635

Admission: $10 (children under a year old free)

October 3-November 1 (Saturdays and Sundays)
11:00 am-5:00 pm
A Fun Fall Fundraiser! Pony and Train Rides – Face Painting, pony rides, hay rides, games, and more! HorsePower for Kids, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who provides a farm and petting zoo for people who would benefit from interaction with animals and horses.

Screen on the Green – Saturday Movies!*

Water Works Park
1710 N Highland Ave.
Tampa, FL

Admission: Free

October 3, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. “Ghostbusters”
October 10, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. “Hotel Transylvania”
October 17, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. “The Goonies”
October 24, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. “Frankenweenie”

Screen on the Green is presented by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union and sponsored by the City of Tampa, Friends of Tampa Recreation, MAGIC 94.9 and Tampa Tribune. Food truck and concession will be available.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549


Sunday, October 4

HydroHarvest Farms*

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1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL

Admission: Free

Opens October 4 from 10 am-5 pm (daily)

The Pumpkin Patch will be open in the first week of October. We are open everyday. Tons of Jack O Lanterns, Gourds, Hay bales, Cornstalks and of course our not so spooky friends will be there, watching over the Pumpkins Day and Night. It’s free as always and a great place to take baby’s first Pumpkin Patch Picture. Best of all the kids can haul them to the barn in a wagon and out to the car. We have lots of carving kits and stencils, too. Don’t forget to include a real Hay Bale and some Real Cornstalks in your Halloween décor.”


Monday, October 5

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Tuesday, October 6

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Wednesday, October 7

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Thursday, October 8

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Friday, October 9

Oktoberfest 2015 (3 Day event)*

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
601 N. Ashley Street

Friday, Oct. 9   4-11 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 10  10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 11   11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Join us at the largest Oktoberfest celebration in Tampa. Celebrate with German cheer, dancing and singing to cooler weather and colder beer along the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

Oktoberfest Tampa is a family-friendly event and offers FREE admission to kids 12+ under.  We have a kids zone area with kid-friendly games until 8pm Friday and Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

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Wabash Community Center
1230 Southern Ave.
Lakeland

Admission: Free

Friday, October 9 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm

This FREE community event will create a fun and safe environment for all your little ghouls & goblins. Families will enjoy a trick or treat village, costume contest, a food vendor, arts & crafts, games, costume contest, and a coloring contest. For more information, please call 863-284-4223.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Saturday, October 10

Hunsader Farms 24th Annual Pumpkin Festival*Collage

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5500  CR 675
Bradenton, FL 34211

Admission: $10, Parking $5, Children 12 and under free; Corn Maze $2

October 10, 11 from 9 am – 5 pm
October 17, 18 from 9 am – 5 pm
October 24, 25 from 9 am – 5 pm

The Pumpkin Festival includes: 100+ Craft Booths • Live Music • Live Shows •  Pioneer Trades Village • Hayrides • Chainsaw Sculptor •  Petting Zoo • Barnyard Playground •  Juggler •  Frog Jumping Championship

Other attractions are brought in from an outside source and have their own pricing: Pumpkins • Charity Pumpkin Games • Pony Rides • Corn Maze Scarecrow Displays • Homemade Ice Cream • Farm Roasted Sweet Corn • Food Galore • Pumpkin Pie • Rock Climbing Wall• Power Jump • Face Painting • Children’s Train Ride • Fresh Produce •Butterfly Experience

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Pioneer Florida Museum and Village
15602 Pioneer Florida Museum
Dade City, Florida 33523

Admission: $5, children under 5 are free, Purchase tickets

Saturday, October 10 at 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fun event for the whole family! We’ll have Touch A Truck, Bounce House’s, games to play, vendors, food and scarecrows to make. Come dressed in your best scarecrow outfit and enter the contest for best dressed, scariest or cutest scarecrow.

Oktoberfest 2015 (3 Day Event)*

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
601 N. Ashley Street

Saturday, Oct. 10  10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 11   11 a.m.6- p.m.

Join us at the largest Oktoberfest celebration in Tampa. Celebrate with German cheer, dancing and singing to cooler weather and colder beer along the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

Oktoberfest Tampa is a family-friendly event and offers FREE admission to kids 12+ under.  We have a kids zone area with kid-friendly games until 8pm Friday and Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

Hyde Park Village

1602 W. Snow Ave.
Tampa, FL
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Admission: Free

Saturday, October 10th from 11 am – 1 pm

Join us as we celebrate the autumn season with Fall Fest. Fall Fest marks the opening of the famous Hyde Park Village pumpkin patch. The whole family can enjoy face painting, pumpkin carving, a photo opp area, seasonal samples from Piquant and Sur La Table and crafts from Color Me Mine and Paper Source.

Zoo Boo at Lowry Park Zoo*

7530 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Admission: ZooBoo KIDS activities are included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership.

Saturday/Sunday, October 10-11 from 1 pm – 7 pm
Saturday/Sunday, October 17-18
Friday through Monday, October 23-26
Friday, October 30-Sunday November 1

This fall, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo debuts the all-new Halloween adventure, ZooBoo KIDS. Designed for kids ages 3-11, this ZooBoo event offers a fun, non-frightful way to enjoy the holiday. Ideal for younger boys and “ghouls”, ZooBoo KIDS is a Halloween treat the whole family will love.

Go batty with extended Zoo hours on select days and enjoy “fright-free” festivities like trick-or-treat stations and jeepers creepers critters encounters. Take a stroll through a crazy corn maze or meet kooky (not spooky) characters!

Get down and boogie to some groovy Monster Mash tunes and grab your family for fun fall photo opportunities. Don’t miss watching some of your favorite Zoo animals have a smashing good time with pumpkin enrichment on select days.

Screen on the Green – Saturday Movies!*

Water Works Park
1710 N Highland Ave.
Tampa, FL

Admission: Free

October 10, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. “Hotel Transylvania”
October 17, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. “The Goonies”
October 24, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. “Frankenweenie”

Screen on the Green is presented by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union and sponsored by the City of Tampa, Friends of Tampa Recreation, MAGIC 94.9 and Tampa Tribune. Food truck and concession will be available.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Sunday, October 11

Hunsader Farms 24th Annual Pumpkin Festival*

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5500  CR 675
Bradenton, FL 34211

Admission: $10, Parking $5, Children 12 and under free; Corn Maze $2

October 10, 11 from 9 am – 5 pm
October 17, 18 from 9 am – 5 pm
October 24, 25 from 9 am – 5 pm

Oktoberfest 2015 (3 Day Event)

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
601 N. Ashley Street

Sunday, Oct. 11   11 a.m.6- p.m.

Join us at the largest Oktoberfest celebration in Tampa. Celebrate with German cheer, dancing and singing to cooler weather and colder beer along the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

Oktoberfest Tampa is a family-friendly event and offers FREE admission to kids 12+ under.  We have a kids zone area with kid-friendly games until 8pm Friday and Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

Zoo Boo at Lowry Park Zoo*

7530 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Admission: ZooBoo KIDS activities are included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership.

Saturday/Sunday, October 10-11 from 1 pm – 7 pm
Saturday/Sunday, October 17-18
Friday through Monday, October 23-26
Friday, October 30-Sunday November 1

Mr. Tommy’s Very Un-Scary Halloween Party

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Carrollwood Cultural Center
4537 Lowell Rd.
Tampa, Florida 33618

Admission: $8

Sunday, October 11 at 2:00pm

Join Mr. Tommy for a scare-free Halloween Party with monster hits and a jack-o-lantern full of fun! Come in costume…there will be treats!

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Monday, October 12

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Tuesday, October 13

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Wednesday, October 14

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Thursday, October 15

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Our Lady of Lourdes Grounds
750 San Salvador Dr.
Dunedin, FL

Admission: Free

Thursday, October 15, 5 pm-9 pm
Friday, October 16, 5 pm- 11 pm
Saturday, October 17, 11 am-11 pm (11 am- 4 pm wristbands)
Sunday, October 18, 12 pm-5 pm

Volunteers from our parish and school come together to put up the “big tent” and fill our campus with rides, games, music, laughter, and fun! Dozens of rides cater to children of all ages with a special section of “kiddie rides” for the little ones. Festival attendees can win prizes at a variety of games or through the raffle, which this year offers a $3,000 grand prize! Our flea market has something for everyone, including furniture and clothing at bargain prices.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Friday, October 16

OLL Fall Festival* (4 Day Event)

Our Lady of Lourdes Grounds
750 San Salvador Dr.
Dunedin, FL

Admission: Free

Thursday, October 15, 5 pm-9 pm
Friday, October 16, 5 pm- 11 pm
Saturday, October 17, 11 am-11 pm (11 am- 4 pm wristbands)
Sunday, October 18, 12 pm-5 pm

Fall Festival & Hoedown 

Kiddy Up Ranch
10740 Brian Lane,
New Port Richey, FL

Admission: $10/child, $5/adult, 2 and under free

Friday, October 16 at 5 p.m.-9 p.m. 
Saturday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m.-9 p.m.

Friday Night events include: Rootin Tootin Chili Cookoff, bounce house, arts and crafts, dancing, music, and the Famous Haunted Hayride at dusk ($10.00 per person). Saturday events include: Great food, music, arts and crafts vendors, petting zoo, bounce house, fall festival games, crafts, trick or treating,Pony Rides, and Haunted Hayride at dusk ($10.00 per person). $1.00 Grounds fee per car both days. Proceeds benefit Kiddy Up Ranch’s equine therapy programs.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Saturday, October 17

Hunsader Farms 24th Annual Pumpkin Festival*

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5500  CR 675
Bradenton, FL 34211

Admission: $10, Parking $5, Children 12 and under free; Corn Maze $2

October 10, 11 from 9 am – 5 pm
October 17, 18 from 9 am – 5 pm
October 24, 25 from 9 am – 5 pm

Autumn Harvest

The Pinellas Pioneer Settlement
3130 31st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Admission: Free

October 17 from 10 am-4 pm

We will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, commercial/retail and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and local food booths. This event will also include: hay rides, games, demonstrations, kids area, historical building tours.

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Largo Mall
10500 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL

Admission: Free

Saturday, October 17 at 11:00am-2:00pm
Kids in costume can go trick-or-treating at the mall, with DJ dancing, games, a Halloween creation station and face painting. The Halloween carnival will be held near the theater from 11:00 am until 1 pm. The trick or treat portion will be first from 12 am to 2 pm at the stores.

OLL Fall Festival* (4 Day Event)

Our Lady of Lourdes Grounds
750 San Salvador Dr.
Dunedin, FL

Admission: Free

Thursday, October 15, 5 pm-9 pm
Friday, October 16, 5 pm- 11 pm
Saturday, October 17, 11 am-11 pm (11 am- 4 pm wristbands)
Sunday, October 18, 12 pm-5 pm

Zoo Boo at Lowry Park Zoo*

7530 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Admission: ZooBoo KIDS activities are included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership.

Saturday/Sunday, October 10-11
Saturday/Sunday, October 17-18 from 1 pm – 7 pm
Friday through Monday, October 23-26
Friday, October 30-Sunday November 1

Fall Festival & Hoedown 

Kiddy Up Ranch
10740 Brian Lane,
New Port Richey, FL

Admission: $10/child, $5/adult, 2 and under free

Friday, October 16 at 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m.-9 p.m.

Friday Night events include: Rootin Tootin Chili Cookoff, bounce house, arts and crafts, dancing, music, and the Famous Haunted Hayride at dusk ($10.00 per person). Saturday events include: Great food, music, arts and crafts vendors, petting zoo, bounce house, fall festival games, crafts, trick or treating,Pony Rides, and Haunted Hayride at dusk ($10.00 per person). $1.00 Grounds fee per car both days. Proceeds benefit Kiddy Up Ranch’s equine therapy programs.

Festival in the Heights

Seminole Heights Elementary
6201 N. Central Ave.
Tampa, Florida
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Admission: Free, Wristbands are $12 pre-sale, $14 day of the event.

Saturday, October 17 4:00-8:00 pm

Mark your calendar for one of the most exciting annual events to hit Seminole Heights. Oct 17th, 2015 Festival in the Heights, features some of the finest musicians, local artisans, food vendors & activities for the whole family. While the grownups get their groove on with some of the best bands, the kids will be entertained, with purchase of a wristband, by bouncy houses, Hayrides, Casper’s Castle and lawn games.  Pack the dancing shoes, spread out a blanket or bring a chair and join the FREE outdoor concert at the Annual Festival in the Heights. Food, drinks, and sweets from food trucks and vendors will be available to purchase.

Seal Swim School: Family Fun Festival

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19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

Admission: Free

Saturday, October 17 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free and Fun for the entire family!

Screen on the Green – Saturday Movies!*

Water Works Park
1710 N Highland Ave.
Tampa, FL

Admission: Free

October 17, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. “The Goonies”
October 24, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. “Frankenweenie”

Screen on the Green is presented by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union and sponsored by the City of Tampa, Friends of Tampa Recreation, MAGIC 94.9 and Tampa Tribune. Food truck and concession will be available.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Sunday, October 18

Hunsader Farms 24th Annual Pumpkin Festival*

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5500  CR 675
Bradenton, FL 34211

Admission: $10, Parking $5, Children 12 and under free; Corn Maze $2

October 10, 11 from 9 am – 5 pm
October 17, 18 from 9 am – 5 pm
October 24, 25 from 9 am – 5 pm

OLL Fall Festival* (4 Day Event)

Our Lady of Lourdes Grounds
750 San Salvador Dr.
Dunedin, FL

Admission: Free

Thursday, October 15, 5 pm-9 pm
Friday, October 16, 5 pm- 11 pm
Saturday, October 17, 11 am-11 pm (11 am- 4 pm wristbands)
Sunday, October 18, 12 pm-5 pm

Zoo Boo at Lowry Park Zoo*

7530 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Admission: ZooBoo KIDS activities are included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership.

Saturday/Sunday, October 10-11
Saturday/Sunday, October
17-18 from 1 PM – 7 PM
Friday through Monday, October 23-26
Friday, October 30-Sunday November 1

A Night at the Museum

Tampa Bay History Center
801 Old Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Admission: $10/child; $13/adult. Tickets to Night at the Museum are available in advance at tampabayhistorycenter.org. A limited quantity will be available at the door, and prices will increase on the day of the event.
October 18, two sessions: 3:30-5 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m.

Families are invited to haunt the History Center while they trick or treat their way through our hands-on exhibits and snag candy from historical figures come to life. In addition to characters from the past, the Real Tampa Bay Ghostbusters will be on hand, along with Storm Troopers and other Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion.  A Night at the Museum will also include a costume contest for prizes, crafts and games for kids, and a book signing by Haunted Tampa author Deborah Frethem.   This year, there are two sessions to choose from. Trick-or-Treaters can haunt the History Center from either 3:30-5 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets for each session are available via tampabayhistorycenter.org. A Night at the Museum is open to children of all ages with adult companion.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Monday, October 19

Sweet Fields Farm*

17250 Benes Roush Rd.
Masaryktown, FL 34604

Admission:

12 years and older $9.50 each + tax
3 years-11 years $5.00 each + tax
2 years and under are Free

Open Weekends Sept. 27th thru Nov. 2nd 10 am-5 pm (last admission 4 pm),
Open Special hours: October 19th (Monday 10 am-2 pm)
Open Special hours: October 26th (Monday 10 am-2 pm)

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Tuesday, October 20

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Wednesday, October 21

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Thursday, October 22

Fall-O-Ween Fun Fair*

1501 Trotter Avenue
Largo, FL 33770

Fair Hours: 
Thursday, October 22 6 pm-9 pm
Friday 6 pm -11 pm
Saturday 11 am-11 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Flea Market Hours:
Thursday, October 22 $5 preview night- 6 pm – 9 pm
Friday 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday 9 am – 3 pm

The Fall-O-Ween Fun Fair includes carnival games, amusement rides, flea market, silent auction, corn hole tournament, live music, and a haunted house.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Friday, October 23

Zoo Boo at Lowry Park Zoo*

7530 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Admission: ZooBoo KIDS activities are included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership.

Saturday/Sunday, October 10-11
Saturday/Sunday, October 17-18
Friday through Monday, October 23-26 from 1 pm – 7 pm
Friday, October 30-Sunday November 1

John’s Pass Seafood Festival*

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12901 Gulf Boulevard
Saint Petersburg, Florida 3370852380f5aeee4f900bbccbeded650ff0e

Friday-Saturday-Sunday October 23-25There will festivities for the whole family at the annual Seafood Festival. John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk. Friday 3-11 pm Halloween Block Party, Saturday 10-8 pm Battle in the Gulf Tournament Weigh In. Sunday 10-6 pm Best Chef Cook-off, Peoples Choice awards. Jimmy Buffett Tribute, Sauce Boss & Caribbean Chillers. Kids activities & costume contest.

Fall-O-Ween Fun Fair*

1501 Trotter Avenue
Largo, FL 33770

Fair Hours: 
Thursday, October 22 6 pm-9 pm
Friday, October 23, 6 pm -11 pm
Saturday 11 am-11 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Flea Market Hours:
Thursday, October 22 $5 preview night- 6 pm – 9 pm
Friday, October 23, 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday 9 am – 3 pm

The Fall-O-Ween Fun Fair includes carnival games, amusement rides, flea market, silent auction, corn hole tournament, live music, and a haunted house.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Saturday,October 24

Hunsader Farms 24th Annual Pumpkin Festival*

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5500  CR 675
Bradenton, FL 34211

Admission: $10, Parking $5, Children 12 and under free; Corn Maze $2

October 10, 11 from 9 am – 5 pm
October 17, 18 from 9 am – 5 pm
October 24, 25 from 9 am – 5 pm

John’s Pass Seafood Festival*

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12901 Gulf Boulevard
Saint Petersburg, Florida 3370852380f5aeee4f900bbccbeded650ff0e

Friday-Saturday-Sunday October 23-25There will festivities for the whole family at the annual Seafood Festival. John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk. Friday 3-11 pm Halloween Block Party, Saturday 10-8 pm Battle in the Gulf Tournament Weigh In. Sunday 10-6 pm Best Chef Cook-off, Peoples Choice awards. Jimmy Buffett Tribute, Sauce Boss & Caribbean Chillers. Kids activities & costume contest.

Little Monsters Pumpkin Patch & Trick-or-Treating 

Centro Ybor
1600 E 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605

Admission: Free

Saturday, October 24, 11:00 am-4:00 pm; Trick-or-Treating from 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Kids can choose a free pumpkin to decorate from more than 3000 in a fenced pumpkin patch in Centro Ybor courtyard. Then, kids show off their costumes while trick-or-treating among the Centro Ybor merchants from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

HydroHarvest Farms 9th Annual Boofest

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1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL

Admission: Free

Saturday October 24 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Another great Hydro Harvest Farm FREE Event! Paint pumpkins, play games, make crafts and eat a yummy lunch. Tell your friends!

Fall-O-Ween Fun Fair*

1501 Trotter Avenue
Largo, FL 33770

Fair Hours: 
October 22 6 pm-9 pm
Friday 6 pm -11 pm
Saturday October 24, 11 am-11 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Flea Market Hours:
Thursday $5 preview night- 6 pm – 9 pm
Friday 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday October 24,8 am – 8 pm
Sunday 9 am – 3 pm

The Fall-O-Ween Fun Fair includes carnival games, amusement rides, flea market, silent auction, corn hole tournament, live music, and a haunted house.

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

Admission: $7 in advance/$10 the day of event

Saturday, October 24 at 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Plan on a good time at this year’s Halloween Spooktacular event held at Largo Central Park. This widely popular, family-friendly event takes place on Saturday, October 24 from 12-5pm and includes activities and games for kids 14 and under.
Join thousands of families as they walk the free trick-or-treat trail (12-4pm), and enjoy games, music, concessions and much more. The trick-or-treat trail is for ages 12 and under. Bounce houses, hay maze, pumpkin patch, spooky train ride, petting zoo and and toddler zone are just a few of the activities that make this a great event for the whole family.
Event wristbands will be on sale starting October 5 and can be purchased at all Largo recreation facilities. Wristbands are required for all inflatables, games and activities. Children must meet height requirements for bounce houses and rides.
Limited on-site parking will be available for $5. Free park and walk from Everest University and Largo Middle School. For more information, call (727)587-6740 ext.5014 or visit LargoEvents.com.

Guppyween*

Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602

Saturday, October 24, 1 pm – 5 pm

Kids in Costume: Tickets on sale soon.
Adults (age 12yrs and older): Tickets on sale soon.
Florida Aquarium Members: Free Admission

Be whoever or whatever you want and trick-or-treat at The Florida Aquarium’s Guppyween! With a safe and family-friendly setting, live entertainment and more than 20,000 animals, there’s plenty of fun to go around!

Zoo Boo at Lowry Park Zoo*

7530 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Admission: ZooBoo KIDS activities are included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership.

Saturday/Sunday, October 10-11
Saturday/Sunday, October 17-18
Friday through Monday, October 23-26 from 1 pm – 7 pm
Friday, October 30-Sunday November 1

Harvestmoon Farm * Night Time* Mazeharvestmoon

15990 Stur St.
Masaryktown, FL 34604 (1-800-373-4811)

Admission: Flash Light Admission $10 per person ages 3 & up *Bring your own flash light* (All of daytime activities will be closed)

Night time Maze *Saturday October 24 & Saturday November 7

Harvestmoon Farm Maze in Masaryktown is a family experience — with food and fun for all! We’re open weekends in the Fall. Just a short country drive from Tampa. This will be our 3rd season and we work hard to give your family an opportunity to laugh and learn while engaging in a variety of wholesome activities!
Saturday October 31st (11am-3pm)…Come Trick or Treat in the Maze!  There will also will be a costume contest ages 0-12.

Screen on the Green – Saturday Movies!*

Water Works Park
1710 N Highland Ave.
Tampa, FL

Admission: Free

October 24, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. “Frankenweenie”

Screen on the Green is presented by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union and sponsored by the City of Tampa, Friends of Tampa Recreation, MAGIC 94.9 and Tampa Tribune. Food truck and concession will be available.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Sunday, October 25

Hunsader Farms 24th Annual Pumpkin Festival*

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5500  CR 675
Bradenton, FL 34211

Admission: $10, Parking $5, Children 12 and under free; Corn Maze $2

October 10, 11 from 9 am – 5 pm
October 17, 18 from 9 am – 5 pm
October 24, 25 from 9 am – 5 pm

John’s Pass Seafood Festival*

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12901 Gulf Boulevard
Saint Petersburg, Florida 3370852380f5aeee4f900bbccbeded650ff0e

Friday-Saturday-Sunday October 23-25There will festivities for the whole family at the annual Seafood Festival. John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk. Friday 3-11 pm Halloween Block Party, Saturday 10-8 pm Battle in the Gulf Tournament Weigh In. Sunday 10-6 pm Best Chef Cook-off, Peoples Choice awards. Jimmy Buffett Tribute, Sauce Boss & Caribbean Chillers. Kids activities & costume contest.

Fall-O-Ween Fun Fair*

1501 Trotter Avenue
Largo, FL 33770

Fair Hours: 
October 22 6 pm-9 pm
Friday 6 pm -11 pm
Saturday  11 am-11 pm
Sunday, October 25, 12 pm – 6 pm

Flea Market Hours:
Thursday $5 preview night- 6 pm – 9 pm
Friday 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday October 24, 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday, October 25, 9 am – 3 pm

The Fall-O-Ween Fun Fair includes carnival games, amusement rides, flea market, silent auction, corn hole tournament, live music, and a haunted house.

Guppyween*

Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602

Sunday, October 25 1 pm – 5 pm

Kids in Costume: Tickets on sale soon.
Adults (age 12yrs and older): Tickets on sale soon.
Florida Aquarium Members: Free Admission

Be whoever or whatever you want and trick-or-treat at The Florida Aquarium’s Guppyween! With a safe and family-friendly setting, live entertainment and more than 20,000 animals, there’s plenty of fun to go around!

Trunk or Treat Events

Sunday, October 25 at 4:30pm – 6:30pm

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Element Church Tampa
2702 Causeway Center Dr, Tampa, Florida 33619
Join us for Element’s 5th Annual Trunk or Treat Celebration! This event is free – but there will be a small charge for food, drinks, and baked goods, if you would like to purchase them. There will be candy, costume contest, games, crafts, and more!

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Monday, October 26

Sweet Fields Farm*

17250 Benes Roush Rd.
Masaryktown, FL 34604

Admission:

12 years and older $9.50 each + tax
3 years-11 years $5.00 each + tax
2 years and under are Free

Open Weekends Sept. 27th thru Nov. 2nd 10 am-5 pm (last admission 4 pm)
Open Special hours: October 26th (Monday 10 am-2 pm)

Trunk or Treat Events

Monday, October 26 at 5:30pm

St. Pete Beach Community Center

7701 Boca Ciega Dr, St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706
Come trick or treating in our parking lot from the trunks of cars. Also enjoy music, crafts and costume march in Horan Park. Trunks needed- We are looking for individuals/businesses to
decorate their trunks and hand out candy to costumed kids. It is FREE to enter and participate. A contest will be held for best dressed car! You can pick up a registration form at the Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr or on our website at, http://www.spbrec.com/special-events.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Tuesday, October 27

Trunk or Treat Events

Tuesday, October 27 at 5:00pm – 7:00pm

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Chick-fil-A of Clearwater

2516 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, Florida 33765
Join us for our fun annual Trunk or Treat. This is a great, safe event for the entire family. Come in costume for an extra treat. Lots of local businesses uniting on our adjacent parking lot to pass out treats and have some fun. We will have a DJ, bounce house and several activities for families to enjoy. Event is free, regular menu prices apply.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Wednesday, October 28

Trunk or Treat Events

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First United Methodist Church of Lakeland

72 Lake Morton Dr, Lakeland, Florida 33801
This free event features fun for the entire family, food, games and candy! Kid-friendly costumes are welcome.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Thursday, October 29

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Friday, October 30

Zoo Boo at Lowry Park Zoo*

7530 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Admission: ZooBoo KIDS activities are included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership.

Saturday/Sunday, October 10-11
Saturday/Sunday, October 17-18
Friday through Monday, October 23-26
Friday, October 30-Sunday November 1 from 1 pm – 7 pm

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Saturday,October 31

Harvestmoon Farm Mazeharvestmoon

15990 Stur St.
Masaryktown, FL 34604 (1-800-373-4811)

Admission: $11.95+tax (Adults & Children ages 3 & up) includes all attractions. Vendors may require additional cost (i.e. pony rides, face painting and food)
Military Discount $2.00 off general admission (for military personnel only & must have ID)

Saturday October 31st (11am-3pm)…Come Trick or Treat in the Maze!  There will also will be a costume contest ages 0-12.
Harvestmoon Farm Maze in Masaryktown is a family experience — with food and fun for all! We’re open weekends in the Fall. Just a short country drive from Tampa in Sunny Florida. This will be our 3rd season and we work hard to give your family an opportunity to laugh and learn while engaging in a variety of wholesome activities!

Zoo Boo at Lowry Park Zoo*

7530 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Admission: ZooBoo KIDS activities are included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership.

Saturday/Sunday, October 10-11
Saturday/Sunday, October 17-18
Friday through Monday, October 23-26
Friday, October 30-Sunday November 1 from 1 pm – 7 pm

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Community Roots Collective
400 East Palm Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602

Saturday, October 31 at 1:30pm

Come join us for a ghoulishly good time as we enjoy Halloween festivities like games and in-house trick-or-treating. Our theme this year is ‘Healthy Halloween’ so we will have lots of fun non-traditional treats for you and your littles.

There will be a costume contest for the following categories held promptly at 2:30pm:
+Best belly-incorporating costume for pregnant mamas
+Best babywearing costume
+Best children’s costume (1-12yrs old)
+Best adult costume
+Best family themed costumes
Awards will be given!

We will then conclude this spook-tastic event with a Monster Bash Dance Party!

Trunk or Treat Events

Saturday, October 31 at 4:30pm – 8:00pm

Exciting Idlewild Baptist Church

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, Florida 33548
Join us for our 1st ever Trunk or Treat at Idlewild. Cars will be parked in a designated area and kids will walk from car to car playing games and collecting candy. There will also be inflatable bounce houses and hayrides. Hungry Harry’s will be available for an additional $5. Kids do not need to register. Volunteers do need to register online. Cost is $3 per person with a max $15 per family.

Saturday, October 31 at 5:02pm – 8:02pm

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Forest Hills United Methodist Church

904 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, Florida 33612

Join us for our 6th Annual Trunk or Treat!!!!
Join us for candy, costumes, Live DJ, candy, hot dogs, games, candy, popcorn, oh…and did we mention… candy? Our goal is to provide a safe alternative to you and your family this Halloween.

Pumpkin Patches-Open Daily

Seal Swim School*

19509 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33549

HydroHarvest Farms*

1101 Shell Point Rd E
Ruskin, FL


Sunday, November 1

Zoo Boo at Lowry Park Zoo*

7530 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Admission: ZooBoo KIDS activities are included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership.

Saturday/Sunday, October 10-11
Saturday/Sunday, October 17-18
Friday through Monday, October 23-26
Friday, October 30-Sunday November 1 from 1 pm – 7 pm


What are your favorite fall activities in Tampa Bay?

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3 Responses to October in Tampa Bay: Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals, Halloween Celebrations, & More!

  1. Leigh C. September 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    Here is info on a Trunk or Treat in St. Pete!

    Northeast Presbyterian Church Trunk or Treat
    4400 Shore Acres Blvd NE, Saint Petersburg, FL 33703
    October 31, 6pm-8pm
    Candy, Cars, Food, and a Bounce House!
    This event is free and open to the public.
    http://www.nepres.org for more info!

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