There is so much to love about fall! My son was born in September, and at around 6 weeks old we were finally ready to introduce him to the world. We visited a local pumpkin patch at a small church and created such wonderful memories. It has since become a tradition for us to attend seasonal festivities every year.
The weather is cooling off a bit and it is a great time to get out of the house to enjoy the fun-filled, family fall events that Tampa Bay has to offer. To that end, here are some of events that you and your family may consider:
This free event includes a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, face painting, live music, and many more activities for the entire family. Also, you can always find an amazing variety of delicious food and drinks at Armature Works. Check out their festival website for all the details.
Another great option is the Fall Family Festival at Keystone Recreation Center. This event includes pumpkin painting, games and other traditional fall festivities. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s officers will be there too, showcasing their mobile units. To learn more, be sure to visit their website.
Raprager farm is nestled in Hillsborough County close to the Pasco county line. Attractions include: hay rides, pony rides, axe throwing, a corn pit, a farmers market and a whole lot more! Like us, you might be asking, what is a corn pit? It’s like a ball pit for kids to play in, but instead it’s fill with corn. Be sure to check out their site for a full list of attractions, and to buy tickets in advance, which they strongly encourage.
4. Our Lady of Lourdes Fall Festival in Dunedin.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of this carnival event. Expect fair rides, a ferris wheel, carnival games, music and lots of food! They also have a section with kiddie rides for the little ones.
Learn more by visiting the event web page.
5. DK Farm’s Fall Festival in Largo.
A little farther south in Pinellas County, you will find the DK Farm Fall Festival. In addition to the usual pumpkin patch activities, you can also ride the bull, feed the animals or launch a pumpkin. Additionally, they offer corn pits and mini golf. Be sure to order tickets in advance for a discount on their website.
6. Gallagher’s Pumpkins & Trees in St. Pete.
If you’re looking for the very best pumpkin patch for photo ops, Gallaghers is the place! They have the most adorable set up and decor to capture photos of your little ones. This is a puppy friendly pumpkin patch that is free and open 7 days a week. Attractions include: food trucks, apple cider, pumpkin bar, kids bounce house and it is free to play with the goats. Check them out here.
Lastly, If you live in Pasco County, be sure to check out The 18th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival. This event includes 50 food trucks, carnival rides, pony rides, a pet costume contest, inflatable kid zone, stage shows and the largest trunk or treat in the area. Adults pay $10 for entry and children are free. For more info visit their website.
We hope you that you and your family plan a fun day out and about, enjoying the Tampa Bay family fall events, creating new memories and family traditions.
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