Fall is right around the corner! It’s just about that time to bring out the pumpkin flavored everything, decorate your home in yellow, orange, and brown, and find the best fall activities in Tampa Bay.
Fortunately we have the last part covered for you! From festivals, to seasonal celebrations, and family-friendly events, we have a list the best fall activities in Tampa Bay. We will continue to update it throughout the season so don’t forget to keep checking back! Also don’t forget to check out the best pumpkin patches in Tampa Bay!
Seasonal treats, pumpkin patches, and fall activities in Tampa Bay!
The Raprager fall festival is back for year 2 and the farm has stepped it up to a whole new level. In addition to their standard hayrides, hay chute slide, 80′ bounce pillow, petting zoo, kids fort, corn pit, etc, they now have numerous holiday attractions, including a huge variety of pumpkins and gourds, a 5,000 sq ft haunted barn and cemetery, a mini crop maze, a children’s haunted house, tons of vendors, holiday country decor, live entertainment and so much more.
We could not be more excited for the inaugural fall festival at the St. Pete Pier! For two whole days you can enjoy a free, family-friendly, fall event full of the best pumpkins at their very own pumpkin patch, kids activities, music, food vendors, and more! Whether you live in the St. Pete area or need to cross the bridge, you are not going to want to miss this! Parking is available directly on the pier.
Head to Keel and Curley every Saturday in October for Harvest Days! From 11am until 4pm, there will be pumpkin painting, hay rides, a bounce house and more. Harvest Days is fun for the whole family, but if you’re of age, we recommend enjoying a glass of their pumpkin cider or farm, fresh wine.
If you’ve never hung out with long haired miniature cows, nows your chance! Cow Creek Farm in Plant City just made autumn 100 times cuter with their sweet farm animals. Boos & Coos Fall Farm Tours runs from 8:30am-2:30pm on the hour select dates from September 25th – November 21st! Tours will include a pumpkin patch, cider station, fall-themed merchandise, and fall photo ops with tractors, and more. Parking is free and so are tickets for ages 2 and under.
Armature Works knows how to do a fall festival right! The Heights Fall Festival features an epic pumpkin patch, craft beer, live music, plus lots of games and activities that the whole family can enjoy. Also there will be a food drive to benefit Metropolitan Ministries.
We are also stoked that this year there will be a fall-themed market with a ton of wonderful vendors! Build your own bouquet at Tonella’s Flower Truck which will be located on the pier and be sure to stop by Hippies Homemade Candles! Their candles smell heavenly.
Enjoy a full day of live music and shows, pumpkins, homemade ice cream, pony rides, petting zoo, food, scarecrows, games, and so much more. The entire family will love it! Admission is $12, parking is $5 and children 10 & under get in free.
All aboard the annual Pumpkin Patch Express! This trip takes you to their patch of pumpkins where children can pick their own pumpkin to take home! They also have a hay ride, Lincoln log building, crafts, and so much more.
The Grove at Wesley Chapel is hosting an all-inclusive beer festival featuring 25+ breweries with a selection of 100+ craft brews! Join your fellow Tampa beer enthusiasts for a a day full of so much fun! Even the casual beer fan will be able to enjoy sampling, a live entertainment stage, and a VIP area. 21+ only!
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There are a bunch of fall activities in Tampa Bay, but one of our favorites is the annual Sacred Heart Fall Festival! This popular family-friendly event has everything from a delicious selection of food trucks to rides, games, craft vendors, a giant flea market sale, and more! Best part is that admission and parking are free.
Grab a pumpkin spice latte and get ready to shop this season because the Rustic Door is holding their Fall Vintage Market for the 4th year in a row! Search through over 65 local vendors and discover the most incredible treasures from Tampa’s very own artisans. There will be food trucks too! Admission is free and feel free to bring the pup because it’s pet-friendly!
Check out the Florida Botanical Gardens with some Autumn spice! This event will feature a festive walk through the garden, a scarecrow contest, and a pumpkin patch. You can also take home pumpkin carving templates and decorating kits. It’s the perfect spot for your boo-tiful fall photoshoot!
HarvestMoon is one incredible fall activity to check out in Tampa Bay! Located in Hernando County, you can get lost in the farm’s 5 acre corn maze which they feature a new design each year! This year’s design was created to celebrate the Lightning win. They even have a flashlight maze for nighttime which is a fun, not too scary, Halloween alternative. Other attractions at the farm include their pumpkin patch, cow train, petting farm, barnyard playground and games, gem mining, a candy cannon and so much more!
More Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay This Fall
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If you’re looking for pumpkin patches, look no further! Check out: 10+ Pumpkin Patches in Tampa Bay That You Need to Visit This Fall