’s Big List of Fall Fun

October 23, 2015

Events, pumpkin patches, corn mazes & more!

Natashia E. Ford

Fall or Autumn as some may say, is my favorite time of the year. The ten degrees that we loose in temperature creates a perfect scenario to spend time outdoors. To top it off, there is so much going on especially this weekend!

I connected with our “friends in the know” REALTORS® of course, to find out what’s going on in their area. 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 checkout 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 at Painted Oaks Academy is open until the end of the month. This weekend would be a great time to visit and support their fundraising event for the Wounded Warriors Project.

When: Open until the end of October

Can’t make it out this month? Their website shows Santa Clause and the Reindeer will pay a visit on December 5, 2015.

The Downtown Clermont Harvest Festival 2015 – Clermont

When: October 31, 2015 (Noon – 9:00pm)

Cost: Free admission

Corn Harvest Fest – Winter Garden

When: November 7 (9am – 2pm)

Cost: Free admission

Event to include: Many local vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment hay maze for young children, corn on the cob and other fall festivities.

Harvest Moon Farm – Masaryktown

This small town claims 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.

When:  Check their site for hours and ticket prices

Stanley Pond Adventure Farm Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch – Astatula

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: October 24 & 25

Cost: $14.95 admission plus tax or $22.90 plus tax for admission & a BBQ lunch

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, & 9pm.

When: October 23 & 24

Cost: Free Admission & Parking

Green Meadows Farm – Kissimmee

Their pumpkin patch is open everyday in October. In November (19, 20, 21,22) they’ll also host La Fiesta Latina where they’ll take you on a journey through Latin America.

Partin Ranch Corn Maze – St. Cloud

You’ve got two more weekends to experience the fun happening at Partin Ranch. You’ll find a corn maze, pumpkin patch, enjoy hay rides and more!

When: October 23 – 25 & October 31 (10am – 5pm)

Orchtoberfest – Deland

Here’s something for plant lovers. The 13th Annual Orchid & Tropical Plant Sale. Guest vendors, live music, authentic German food, bounce house for the kids, hay rides, and pumpkin patch.

When: October 23 – 25

Cost: FREE!

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest – Eustis

They couldn’t wait until Christmas to have some fun so they opened a pumpkin patch! The 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 A Salute to Our Armed Forces. Their maze adventure season run much longer than most as it goes into December.

When: Oct – December 13

Cost: Check prices and buy tickets here

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 EVERYDAY! Check times on their website.

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 no a typo)!

When: October 24 & 31, November 1

Cost: Check ticket prices here

They also do Country Christmas on the Smith Family Ranch!

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival – Bradenton

This festival boasts over 100 craft booths, music, pony rides, a corn maze and more!

When: October 24 & 25 (9am – 5pm)

Can’t make it out in October? That’s ok 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.

Sarasota Pumpkin Festival – Sarasota

Over 100 shows included in admission price plus pumpkin patch and maze, pie eating contests, free shows, family midway amusement area complete with rides, games, inflatable land, petting zoo and pony rides along with delectable food, craft vendors and a beer garden.

When: October 23 – 25

Cost: Get ticket info here.

Fall Bazaar & Craft Show – Port Charlotte

Enjoy Fall and support a cause. This bazaar helps benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

When: November 7 (10am-3pm)

Here’s a challenge to you, visit somewhere new this season!


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