Still on the hunt for the great pumpkin? Never fret, there are ample patches open for business across the Tampa Bay area.
On a related note, there’s still time to enter our pumpkin carving contest. Here’s the pickin’s:
The Seminole Heights Great Pumpkin Patch, 6111 N. Central Ave., Tampa
“Tampa’s largest pumpkin patch” hosts Friday movie nights, pumpkin painting, and costume events. The funky neighborhood patch closes on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Pumpkin Patch, 744 S. Village Cir., Tampa
This year’s patch benefits the Humane Society of Tampa Bay + hosts weekly story time with Mother Boo, pet adoption events, and of course, lots of photo ops in the enchanted carriages. The patch is located right in the heart of Hyde Park Village + is open through Thursday, Oct. 26.
Gallagher’s Pumpkins & Trees, 7401 4th St. N., St. Petersburg
Head to Gallagher’s to find the perfect pumpkin, mum, and a bunch of straw to festoon your porch with autumnal flair. Plus, stock up on street corn, apple butter, and kettle corn before spending time at the petting zoo, and posing for Instagram shots with the pumpkin wall, vintage truck, and more.
Raprager Family Farms, 16907 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa
Located just 25 minutes north of Tampa, Raprager’s serves up old school fall vibes with petting zoos, axe throwing, hay rides, a massive haunted barn, hay chute slide, corn pit, inflatable maze, pumpkin painting, huge market, and more. Buy tickets to the Fall Pumpkin Festival & Haunted Farm online.
Bearss Groves, 14316 Lake Magdalene Blvd., Tampa
Take a photo with “Florida’s largest pumpkin” sitting at a whopping 1,500 pounds, and roam the market for all kinds of pumpkins and seasonal produce + veggies.
Pumpkin patch by PCC Youth Ministry, 227 70th St. S., St. Petersburg
The Pasadena Community Church fundraiser runs through Sunday, Oct. 31 + features a cornucopia of options from classic carving pumpkins and miniature pumpkins to winter squashes and gourds. Plus, bring your camera to snap some fall family pics.