Here Are 8 Great Places, From Pumpkin Picking to Corn Mazes, to Enjoy Fall in Florida

Fruitville Grove. Photo via Fruitville Grove Instagram.

By Cynthia De Saint

October 11, 2022

Whether you love to meander through a big pumpkin patch or get lost in a twisty corn maze, here you’ll find some of the season’s best fun for the whole family.

The lovely season when the humidity drops and there’s a nip in the air is finally here, and there’s no better way to welcome it than enjoying its bounty: hayrides, pumpkin patches ready for picking, and fun outdoor activities for the whole family.

Check out these eight place across Florida that will help you and yours experience fall.

Sweet Season Farm, Milton

Here Are 8 Great Places, From Pumpkin Picking to Corn Mazes, to Enjoy Fall in Florida
Photo via Sweet Season Farm Instagram

The pumpkin wagons are all set up for you to wander through the pumpkin patch at this farm located northwest from Pensacola. But it is the fabulous 8-acre corn maze that will challenge you with its many twists and turns. This year, the maze is divided into three sections, including the main maze, a kiddie maze, and a new sunflower walking trail around the maze. 

Visitors can also enjoy hayrides and even partake in some pumpkin bowling while the kids can have a blast at the Corn Popper jumping pillow, play tug-o-war, or interact with the barnyard animals, among other attractions. 

Of course, so much activity can lead to an appetite. Enjoy mini pizzas and doughnuts at the Pizza and More Trailer, and sweet corn, fresh off the roaster, at Shuck’s, right near the smoker. 

2260 Horn Road, Milton, FL 32570

Phone: (850) 686-9917

Website

Fruitville Grove, Sarasota

This family-run farmers market offers locally grown produce throughout the year. But it’s in the fall that its annual Pumpkin Festival takes center stage, bringing fun for the whole family with a pumpkin patch, rock climbing, a bounce house, and a petting farm.  

Daily activities include a craft show, live music, an Enchanted Unicorn Encounter, and a mini train ride. There’s also a children’s costume contest every Saturday at 2 p.m., in front of the animal barn.

As you wander around enjoying the mild fall weather, make sure to take advantage of the cute decorated photo spots to take a selfie. 

7410 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240                                                                                                  

Phone: (941) 377-0896

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The Long & Scott Farms Corn Maze Adventures, Mount Dora

Here Are 8 Great Places, From Pumpkin Picking to Corn Mazes, to Enjoy Fall in Florida
Photo via Long & Scott Farms Facebook

If you love the thrill of getting lost in a twisty corn maze, you will love this expansive 6.5-acre field that’s ready to be explored. A much-loved local tradition in the area during fall weekends, the design and theme of the maze change each year. The maze opens in October and lasts through the beginning of December. 

While you enjoy exploring the fields, you can visit the County Market and Cafe for some fall delights, featuring daily specials made from fruits and vegetables that represent the season’s best. You can also pick up some locally grown produce from this family-owned and operated farm that dates back generations. 

26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Phone: (352) 383-6900

Website

Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market, Boynton Beach

Here Are 8 Great Places, From Pumpkin Picking to Corn Mazes, to Enjoy Fall in Florida
Photo via Bedner’s Farm Instagram

Located in Palm Beach County, since the 1950s, this 80-acre farm owned by the Bedner family has been producing food that’s healthy to eat, doesn’t harm the environment, respects animals, and enhances local community. 

Now that fall has arrived, you’ll also be able to enjoy a pumpkin patch and festive fall activities like hayrides, a corn maze, an animal park, tractor rides, a sunflower field, and a bounce house. 

Make sure not to miss the homemade ice cream, apple cider doughnuts, grilled cheese sandwiches, and fire-roasted corn.

10066 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Phone: (561) 733-5490

Website

Coon Hollo Farm, Micanopy

Just south of Gainesville, this 5th-generation family farm’s pre-picked pumpkin patch is fun and easy for kids to enjoy.

And the maze is one you’ll definitely want to explore. But there are lots of other fall activities included in the price of admission, including hayrides, pony rides, a maze, mini-golf, and visits with farm animals. And there’s more: a hay fort, pasture putt putt golf, a 50-foot sack slide, and a trough train.

There’s also a lot to enjoy in the food department: The Feed Trough Concessions, Nana’s Bake Shop and Country Store, and Jersey’s Creamery Homemade Ice Cream all have something to delight any taste.

22480 US-441, Micanopy, FL 32667

Phone: (352) 318-9258        

Website

The Berry Farm, Miami

When you think of Miami, you think of South Beach, the Grove, or Coral Gables. But there’s also a place for country fun in South Florida’s coolest city. With a five-acre corn maze to wander around in, a pumpkin patch ready for pickin’, a jumping pillow, a corn pit, and gorgeous sunflower fields, this farm brings autumn to Miami. 

There are also hayrides, a huge turf field with all kinds of games, an amazing playground with slides galore for your slidin’ pleasure, and even live bands. 

For Halloween the farm even has a spooky event called “Nightmare in the Redland” that is sure to scare everyone silly.

13720 SW 216th St., Miami, FL 33170

Phone: (786) 701-8100

Website

Southern Hill Farms, Green Cove Springs

Here Are 8 Great Places, From Pumpkin Picking to Corn Mazes, to Enjoy Fall in Florida
Photo via Southern Hill Farms Instagram

Held Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 13, this 120-acre farm’s Fall Festival is a family destination to remember. It has a 5-acre corn maze, a pumpkin patch boasting a wide variety of pumpkins of all sizes and colors (the pumpkins are already cut from the vine), farm wagon rides, Bungee jump trampolines, and a giant slide. There’s even a pirate ship swing! 

The venue has  live music by local artists, and if you’re worried about missing your college or professional football team’s big win, worry no more. The place is fan-friendly, with flat-screen TVs playing all the weekend’s biggest rivalries under their food truck barn. 

And speaking of food, delicious apple cider donuts, blueberry lemonade, frozen and hot apple cider, blueberry cobbler, pumpkin muffins, and more, are available for purchase from the farms’ vintage Airstream turned bakery.

4251 SR 21, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Phone: (407) 986-5806

Website

Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres Farm, Hilliard

This is a family-owned farm northwest of Jacksonville with lots of u-pick seasonal fruit. Fall activities and events include wagon rides and horseback rides (some of which require additional costs), a large pumpkin patch with plenty of pumpkins ready for your picking pleasure, an Animal Farm Barn, play areas, and games the kids will enjoy.

But here’s the main attraction for the more adventurous types, those who don’t shy away from a challenge: on some evenings, they open the corn maze to explore in the dark, in all its twisty glory, equipped with flashlights.

The fun takes place Oct. 14 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Oct. 21 & 28 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Oct. 22 & 29 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

19856 County Road 121, Hilliard, FL 32046

Phone: (904) 879-5453 

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