As the weather cools down (well, kind of) and we transition further into Fall, it’s nice to get outside and spend some time with our friends and family. Plus, with Halloween coming up in a few weeks there's no shortage of events in the Tampa Bay area! In case you're looking for some, we’ve compiled a list just for you!
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Pumpkin Patch List
List of Pumpkin Patches all over the Tampa Bay area!
October Creatures of the Night
October 7 - 29 | Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave, Tampa
This new Halloween event will offer a wide-range of activities for all. From youngsters to teens and adults, find eerie adventures for the whole family. Wander into scare zones or encounter animals at night. Party the night away at a ghoulish dance party. No horror or gore just scares and startles for one & all.
Top of the Bay Oktoberfest
10/21 – 10/23 | Tampa Bay Downs
The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Oktoberfest located at Tampa Bay Downs. German food, beer, arts and crafts, carnival, and contests including keg toss, stein holding and barrel rolling. Live music and dancing. Join 20,000 visitors to this long running tradition. Admission is $5. Kids and Military ID get in for free.
Safety Harbor’s Halloween Spooktacular
October 23rd | Folly Farms in Safety Harbor
Celebrate the fall season with hunting ghosts, decorating pumpkins and watching a not-so-spooky movie at Folly Farms in Safety Harbor! The hunt begins at 4:30 p.m. Don't forget to bring a pumpkin for decorating (materials provided). Bring the whole family for this free fun! Concession packs will be available for $3.
Wesley Chapel Fall Festival at the Grove
Oct. 29th: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m & Oct. 30th: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m | 6105 Wesley Grove Boulevard, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
HorsePower for Kids Fall Festival Fundraiser
Saturdays and Sundays in October 11 a.m – 5 p.m.| 8005 Race Track Rd, Tampa FL 33625
Games, pony rides, train rides, face painting, lots of animals to see, bounce house, and more!
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 30th from 4 – 6 p.m | St. Andrews United Methodist Church
Join us on October 30 for Trunk or Treat! There will be food trucks, games, a few tricks, and lots and lots of candy. A donation of boxed cake mix and/or icing tubs for Gift of Hope will be rewarded with an extra treat! The first 500 registrants will receive a Trunk or Treat tote bag. We will have teal pumpkins at the trunks that are offering allergy-friendly treats and non-food treats. Join us for this FREE family event!
13th Annual Boo Bash
Monday, October 31st from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.| Bright House Field, 601 N. Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater
This free event is a safe community Halloween celebration, featuring many interactive areas for kids, including games, hayrides, a costume parade on the field, and plenty of candy.
Monday, October 31st from 4 – 8:30 p.m | Glazier Children’s Museum, 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa