Fall is quickly approaching! Time to break out the sweaters and boots....or in the case of Tampa Bay residents, turn off the air conditioner and get outside to enjoy these fabulous fall festivals and activities.....
Sept. 26 - Nov. 1 (select nights)
Creep around ZooBoo for a ghoulish good time for all. The event is family-friendly with attractions that range in "scare factor," including haunted houses, trails, displays, lights, music, night rides and more.
Fox Squirrel Corn Maze is open October 12th thru November 3rd, Saturday and Sunday's only. Open 10 a.m. until gates close at 5 p.m. Guests are asked to exit the maze by 7 p.m. Fox Squirrel Corn Maze boasts everything from traditional tractor pulled hay rides, a pumpkin patch, games, butterflies and pony rides; to antiques, homemade jams, jellies, breads, arts and crafts. And, of course the main attraction, a 5 acre corn maze planted and designed to amuse visitors of all ages.
1600 E 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605
Kids can choose a free pumpkin to decorate from more than 300 in a fenced pumpkin patch in Centro Ybor courtyard. Then show off kids' costumes during trick-or-treat among the Centro Ybor merchants on Saturday, October 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
1101 Shell Point Rd E
"Our Pumpkin Patch is open for the Pumpkin Hunters. It's free, we have loads of Pumpkins for sale and the kids will have a blast rocking and rolling through the Pumpkins and Hay. It's no fun going to a boring old store and getting a Pumpkin. It's much more fun getting pictures of the kids, having fun picking out just the right Jack O Lantern or any of our Prize Winners or Specialty Pumpkins and Gourds. Best of all the kids can haul them to the barn in a wagon and out to the car. We have lots of carving kits and stencils, too. Don't forget to include a real Hay Bale and some Real Cornstalks in your Halloween décor." Their Boo Fest will be October 26 from 11:00am-3:00pm.
Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Gates open at 11 am daily
This three day charity fundraiser helps a variety of youth oriented causes, Ribfest features the best BBQ ribbers in the world, national touring bands playing classic & southern rock & country hits on The Fran Haasch Law Group Stage. On Saturday and Sunday, fun activities for kids - in the Achieva Credit Union Family Fun Zone hosted by Great Explorations Children's Museum.