28 Tampa Bay pumpkin patches, hayrides and corn mazes to explore this fall

Sure, it never really feels like fall around here, which is all the more reason Tampa Bay residents gotta go the extra mile to get into the spirit. From pumpkin patches, to corn mazes, hayrides and petting zoos, there are plenty of great options for "fall-tivites" in the Tampa Bay area. Plus, we included a couple that are a little further away, but still worth the drive.

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St. Pete Pier Pumpkin Patch
800 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg
Dates: October 9-17
St. Pete Pier is celebrating Halloween with thousands of pumpkins in its Family Park patch, plus hay bales, fall-themed food and drink, and a photo booth.

St. Pete Pier Pumpkin Patch

800 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg
Dates: October 9-17

St. Pete Pier is celebrating Halloween with thousands of pumpkins in its Family Park patch, plus hay bales, fall-themed food and drink, and a photo booth.
Raprager Family Farms Fall Pumpkin Festival and Haunted Farm
16907 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, FL
Dates: Weekends until October 30
This Odessa festival has a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, mini crop maze, corn pit, hayrides, and tons of local vendors and entertainment. After 5 p.m., a 5,000-square-foot haunted barn comes undead. Parking costs $3 plus $12.50 per person, with kiddos 2 and under free.

Raprager Family Farms Fall Pumpkin Festival and Haunted Farm

16907 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, FL
Dates: Weekends until October 30

This Odessa festival has a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, mini crop maze, corn pit, hayrides, and tons of local vendors and entertainment. After 5 p.m., a 5,000-square-foot haunted barn comes undead. Parking costs $3 plus $12.50 per person, with kiddos 2 and under free.
Florida Railroad Museum Pumpkin Patch Express
12210 83rd St E Parrish
Dates: October 16-17, 23-24
Hop aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express and make your way to Florida Railroad Museum's patch of pumpkins, where kiddos get to pick a pumpkin to take home. Other activities include hay rides, a haunted house, and Halloween crafts. Tickets start at $19 for adults, $15 for ages 1 to 11, and kiddos under 1 get in for free.

Florida Railroad Museum Pumpkin Patch Express

12210 83rd St E Parrish
Dates: October 16-17, 23-24

Hop aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express and make your way to Florida Railroad Museum's patch of pumpkins, where kiddos get to pick a pumpkin to take home. Other activities include hay rides, a haunted house, and Halloween crafts. Tickets start at $19 for adults, $15 for ages 1 to 11, and kiddos under 1 get in for free.
Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch
1602 Snow Ave., Tampa
Dates: through October 31
Hyde Park Village is hosting a pumpkin patch that the kids will love to stroll through. Open Monday-Thursday  from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Did we mention the crazy amount of orange pumpkins to choose from?

Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch

1602 Snow Ave., Tampa
Dates: through October 31

Hyde Park Village is hosting a pumpkin patch that the kids will love to stroll through. Open Monday-Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Did we mention the crazy amount of orange pumpkins to choose from?
The Heartland Festival
3350 U.S.-Hwy 17 N, Bowling Green
Dates: October 16-17, 23-24, 30-31
Ranging from a playground area to zombie paintball and even more crazy events in between, The Heartland Festival is a fun way to get the family out of the house and into some shenanigans. Starting at $5.50 for anyone over 2-years-old.

The Heartland Festival

3350 U.S.-Hwy 17 N, Bowling Green
Dates: October 16-17, 23-24, 30-31

Ranging from a playground area to zombie paintball and even more crazy events in between, The Heartland Festival is a fun way to get the family out of the house and into some shenanigans. Starting at $5.50 for anyone over 2-years-old.

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