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Outdoor Fall Activities in Tampa Bay

Outdoor fall activities in tampa

Fall is here! Although our Florida weather won’t really feel much like fall, we can still enjoy the fall festivities — even if we are wearing our flip flops. Here’s my round up of great options for outdoor fall activities in Tampa Bay and the surrounding counties:

Corn Mazes

Fox and Squirrel Corn Maze
3002 Charlie Taylor Rd.
Plant City, FL 33565

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Adventure Is A Lifestyle Group Event Fall 2015

Cost: Adults – $11; Youth (17 and under) – $10

When: October 15th – October 30th

Things to do: Hayride, crafts, games, pumpkin patch

Tip: Bring cash for the vendors.

Pro tip: Get the roasted corn!!!! It’s ahhhhmazing

Roasted Corn

Roasted Corn


Horsepower For Kids
8005 S. Racetrack Rd.
Tampa, Florida 33635

Cost: $10 adults and children (all activities included); $1 parking

When: October 1 – November 30 (weekends)

Things to do: Pony rides, hay rides, bon fire, face painting, train rides, farm animals, live music


Sweetfields Farm Corn Maze 
17250 Benes Roush Rd.
Masaryktown, Fl 34604

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

When: October 1 – November 6 (select dates)

Things to do: Hay Ride, Hay Maze, Fall Maze, Hay Play area, Picnic Area, Duck Race, Spider Web Maze, Treehouse,Story teller, Free craft of the season, Visit the Animals (all included with admission price)


Harvestmoon Farm
15990 Stur St
Masaryktown, FL 34604

Photo Credit: Harvestmoon

Cost: $11.95 adults and children 3+ ; Military Discount $2 off ($10 flashlight entry)

When: October 1 – November 6

Things to Do: 5 acre corn maze, flash light maze, jumping pillow, pony hops, animal petting, cow train, and other activities.

The flashlight maze will be offered on select Friday or Saturday nights 7-10 pm.  If you ever wanted to explore a corn maze at night this is a prime place to do it!  Doing a corn maze at night is very high on my bucket list of adventures.

There is a Groupon deal being offered right now for this corn maze. $16 for 2 admissions and $29 for 4 admissions. https://www.groupon.com/deals/harvestmoon-farm-corn-maze-2 Ad


Harvest Holler Corn Maze 

950 Tavares Rd.
Polk City,  FL   33686

Cost: $10 adults; children (4-12) $8; Seniors $8

When: September 23 – November 13th (weekends)

Things to do: corn maze, hayride, tire swings, cow train, hay fort, pumpkin patch

There is a Groupon deal being offered for this corn maze. $15 admission for 2 admissions.  https://www.groupon.com/deals/harvest-holler-corn-maze-2 Ad


Cornfusion Corn Maze

13444 Moore Rd
Lakeland, FL 33809

Photo Credit: Smith Ranch Lakeland

Photo Credit: Smith Ranch Lakeland

Cost: Adults — $11.50; Children 5 to 15 years old — $9.50

When: October 1st – 30th

Things to do: 8 acre Crop Maze, Bounce Pillow, Farm Animals, Feed the Cows, Swings, See-Saw, Horseshoes, Duck Races,pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Carving Station, Cornhole, Corn Barn, Hayride, Air Cannons


Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals

Halloween in the Park – Honeymoon Island State Park

Halloween in the Park provides young “Trick or Treaters” and their families a safe alternative to walking door to door for Halloween, as well as provides them the opportunity to explore one of Florida’s premier natural parks – after dark!

When: October 28th and October 29th 6pm – 10pm

Cost: $10 per car load includes 10 activity tickets ; may purchase additional game tickets

Things to do: Activities will include a scary trail, not-so-scary trail (for young children and toddlers), haunted house, spooky storytelling, games, face painting and much more! Please join us in costume or not, all family friendly individuals are welcome to attend.


Fall Fest Little Manatee River State Park 

Cost: Regular $2 per person park entrance fee. Children under 6 are free. Cards or cash are accepted.

Things to do: ring toss, spider crafts, coloring contest, and variations on our Fall favorites like bobbing for apples and pumpkin carving contests.

Once dark descends, we’ll light a fire to keep the ghosts at bay.  Bring your own chair and marshmallows for roastin’!  Light snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.


Haunted Woods – Hillsborough River State Park 

When: October 21st and October 22nd  6-10

Cost: Ages 13 and up $10.00/each. Ages 12 and under Free!

Things to do: Haunted woods trail, coloring contest, costume contest with prizes, family tram ride


 

Hunsader Farm Pumpkin Festival
5500  CR 675
Bradenton, FL 34211

When: October 15 & 16, 22 & 23 and 24 & 25

Cost: $10 Adults, FREE 12 & under, $5 Parking

Things to do: Hay ride, corn maze, chainsaw sculptor, rock climbing wall, petting zoo, live music, food, and much much more.


Outdoor Haunted Attractions

Scream-A-Geddon

27839 Saint Joe Road
Dade City, FL 33525

When: September 23 – November 5

Cost: Prices range from $19 to $32 varying by dates. Prices are $5 less if purchased in advance online.

Scream-A-Geddon has haunted house attractions built out in the middle of nowhere! Some are indoors and some are fully exposed outside.  There is an interactive house where you can agree to allow the actors to touch, grab, and even kidnap you. This year it’s newly revamped as the Black Prison.  I did the interactive house last year and let me tell you…I became a sprinter LOL. It is most definitely an adventure! There is also the Dead Woods which is completely outdoors. My other favorite is the Cursed Hayride.


Cornfusion Zombie Farm Paintball Hayride

13444 Moore Rd
Lakeland, FL 33809

When: October 1st – 30th

Cost: $30 (includes paintball gun, masks, and 200rounds of paintballs)

It’s a 20 minute hayride, in the dark, that takes you through Zombie Farm’s infectious zones. There have been reports of the living dead lurking in the night, especially around swampy areas. We will supply you with a paintball gun for your protection against these creatures. Make sure you don’t shoot all your paintballs in one spot, and hope you have good aim! Be very careful and use caution, or you may go home as a zombie…


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  • Reply
    Run DMT
    September 17, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Great list! Sweetfields is one of our favorite fall past times.

    • Reply
      Lauren
      September 17, 2015 at 10:29 am

      Thanks Run DMT! I just added another maze to the list because they have a night time corn maze!! I think I’m brave enough to do it.

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    Lora
    September 17, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I can’t believe it’s already FALL! It sure doesn’t feel like it, does it? But so many great ideas here. I can’t wait to enjoy these cooler temps and get outside. Definitely going to have to pay a visit to your recommendations! I’ve heard the corn maze is so cool!

    • Reply
      Lauren
      September 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Thanks for reading Lora. Corn mazes are way cool. Maybe you can join my FB event and tag along with us. I just added one more to the list because it has a night time maze!!! The ones I have done usually end before sun down. I think I will have to get up the courage and go.

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    Shannon
    September 17, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Oh, I think that Honeymoon Island event! Sounds like a fun way to explore and take advantage of the spooky season. Thanks for the great listing!

    ~ Shannon

    • Reply
      Lauren
      September 17, 2015 at 11:10 am

      Me too! I hope we can work it into our crazy schedule.

  • Reply
    Carlyn Bullock
    September 19, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Hi lauren – great list! I have done Honeymoon Island (grew up in Dunedin) and Hillsborough River. We have not camped Rainbow since they redid it, would love to do that, will cross my fingers and go online to see if there are any tent spaces available – gonna guess No, sounds like fun – will shoot for next year if I have to! thanks for the info 🙂

    #FridayFest Carlyn

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    Flower
    September 25, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Hi Lauren!

    What a great list and I had no idea there was a corn maze in Plant City, I’m so going to that! Sounds like a blast. 🙂

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