Fall events, pumpkin patches, corn mazes & more.
Fall or Autumn as some may say, is my favorite time of the year. The 10 degrees that we lose in temperature creates a perfect scenario to spend time outdoors.
I connected with our “friends in the know,” REALTORS® of course, to find out what’s going on in their areas. They gave me a ton of info, from pumpkin patches to corn mazes this list has a bit of it all.
Take a road trip and check out one of these neat places. If you’ve visited them all before go again, and make new memories!
I’m personally hoping to get to a corn maze this season, it’s something I’ve never done.
Painted Oaks Academy – Orlando
The pumpkin patch opens October 7 and is open throughout the season. The owners recently purchased the property next door and now have more parking and new fun things to see and do, including a new petting zoo and a historic old sugar mill.
The Downtown Clermont Harvest Festival – Clermont
When: October 28, 2017 (11am – 6pm)
Cost: Free admission
Halloween Fest – Downtown Winter Garden
When: October 31, 2017 (6-8:30pm)
Cost: Free admission
Event to include: Many local vendors, food trucks and live entertainment, a hay maze for young children.
Harvest Moon Farm – Masaryktown
This small town claims that they are the biggest and best corn maze in Hernando County. If you’re really adventurous you’ll enjoy their night time maze just bring a flashlight and your sense of direction.
This is certainly not your typical farm. Stanley Pond bills itself as an “agritainment” farm where they encourage families to come play for a day of fun together in a country setting during their Fall Celebration.
When: Every weekend, October 7-29.
Cost: $16.95 admission plus tax.
Oktoberfest – Celebration
This event made my list because of the live music, German food and falling leaves. The leaves will fall nightly at 7, 8, and 9pm.
When: October 20 & 21
Cost: Free Admission & Parking
Green Meadows Farm – Kissimmee
Green Meadow’s pumpkin patch is open every day in from Sept. 29 – Nov. 17. There are several other fall fun events, visit their website for details.
Partin Ranch Corn Maze – St. Cloud
You’ll find a corn maze, pumpkin patch, enjoy hay rides and more! Be sure to bring cash for purchases at the ranch, credit cards are not accepted.
When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 31
Orchtoberfest – Deland
Here’s something for plant lovers. The 14th Annual Orchid & Tropical Plant Sale. Guest vendors, live music, authentic German food, bounce house for the kids, hay rides and pumpkin patch.
When: October 20 – 22 10am-5pm
Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest – Eustis
They couldn’t wait until Christmas to have some fun so they opened a pumpkin patch! They also offer carving tables so you can carve your pumpkin there and leave the mess with them.
Of course add them to the list for Christmas festivities.
Long & Scott Farms – Mount Dora
This is one of the most popular corn mazes around, and they change their theme each year. This year’s theme is First Responders. Their maze adventure season runs much longer than most all the way into December.
When: Sept. 30 and continues throughout the season.
Hydro Harvest Farms Pumpkin Patch – Ruskin
They don’t just have pumpkins they have gourds, cornstalks and a u-pick farm.
If you head that way send us a pick of their 400lb pumpkin! Their website says they are open EVERY DAY! Check for times on their website. The pumpkin patch begins October 1.
Cornfusion at Smith Family Ranch – Lakeland
They have about 20 acres of space for the entire family to enjoy. What intrigued me is the eight-acre Egyptian wheat maze and their secret recipe “Deep Fried Lemonade” (no that’s not a typo)!
Cost & When: Call or visit their website to confirm.
Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival – Bradenton
This festival boasts over 100 craft booths, music, pony rides, a corn maze and more!
When: October 14 & 29
Can’t make it out in October? That’s okay they have quite a few things happening on the farm year-round including a playground, petting zoo and ice cream shop to name a few.
Enjoy Fall and explore OSSP. Their Haunted Trails are raved about!
When: Oct. 20-21
Here’s a challenge to you: visit somewhere new this season!