Though the weather in Orlando doesn’t always scream “fall,” there are plenty of quintessential cooler weather activities that will put you in the mood for the season: drinking cider, baking treats, and watching spooky movies. But, perhaps, the top must-do on the fall bucket list? Heading out to a pumpkin patch.
Let’s frolic through the field to find the greatest gourds at the best pumpkin patches in Central Florida.
There’s plenty more in store than just pumpkin picking when you visit Southern Hill Farms. They’ve created a one-stop-shop for all the fun fall activities from chowing down on mouth-watering apple cider donuts to zig-zagging your way through a 5-acre corn and, of course, picking out that perfect pumpkin to bring home for carving. Online purchase for admission is required prior to entry, and the Fall Festival officially kicks off on September 24!
Santa makes his debut a few months early at Santa’s Farm! The farm’s A Lot of Pumpkins pumpkin patch and activities are held on weekends, beginning on September 24 and running through Halloween. Pop over to snag your pick of the patch as well as enjoy the dozens of other fun fall activities. Hop onboard one of their hayrides, take a stroll through their Magical Maze, and stop by The Kettle Grill for a yummy bite to eat!
Get lost in a maze of fall fun at Scott’s Maze Adventures in Mount Dora! Their corn maze stretches a whopping 6.5 acres—certainly large enough to really turn you around. Also, on the grounds, you’ll find a 60-foot super slide, a pumpkin patch, and delicious food vendors. This adventure begins on October 1, and tickets are available now for purchase.
Painted Oaks Academy is brining two of our favorite things to Orlando again this year: pumpkins and ponies! The stable’s well-trained horses provided a fun ride for every skill level, and, of course, there’s a perfect pumpkin waiting in the patch for every member of the family. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this month-long event, October 8th – 30th, so be sure to grab admission online before heading out on your adventure!
The most colorful stop in St. Cloud, Mick Farms is ready for pumpkin season. Every piece of produce is hanging on the vine, waiting to be picked including their plump and radiant pumpkins! Though you may walk in empty handed, we guarantee you’ll leave with a plethora of fresh ingredients for the dinner table and a beautiful pumpkin to ring in the autumn season.
Another shade of Florida orange is in season now at Showcase of Citrus. Their 3rd annual Pumpkin Ponderosa is officially open and better than ever. From September 18 through November 28, families can pick out their perfect pumpkins, make arts and crafts, play games, and embark on a hayride! And for the adults, an added treat awaits at one of the two open air bars! Pop over for a full day of 100% pure Florida fun.
A new adventure has bloomed at Lake Catherine Farms. Opening the last weekend of September, their intricate Fall Maze, Haunted Maze, and Dark Forest will be ready for your maze-running skills and maneuvers. Some spookier than others, there’s a festive maze for all ages, as well as the pick of the patch to carry on home.
Pumpkins, treats, and family fun have arrived in downtown Celebration! The Community Presbyterian Church is holding their annual Fall Festival on October 16 & 17 in the heart of town. Boogie on over for music, homemade pies and treats, a chili cook-off, and pumpkins! Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Market Street lies their pumpkin patch! This experience is open daily end of September through October! The best place for Halloweekend festivities in Celebration.
Pick your perfect pumpkin!
Whether you’re in the mood for some home roasted pumpkin seeds or are on a mission to carve the perfect jack-o-lantern, the best pumpkin patches in Central Florida are here to help you achieve your seasonal mission. Which local patch are you most excited to visit? Tag us in your frolicking photos on Instagram @StuffToDoInOrlando! Happy fall!