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:
Fox and Squirrel Corn Maze
3002 Charlie Taylor Rd.
Plant City, FL 33565
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
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)
15990 Stur St
Masaryktown, FL 34604
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
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
13444 Moore Rd
Lakeland, FL 33809
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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…
Happy fall adventuring! PIN IT!
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