It’s arguably the most fun family activity leading up to Halloween: the annual trek to the pumpkin patch in search of the perfect pumpkin. Here’s a list of local pumpkin patches that run the gamut from a place to simply purchase great pumpkins to larger farms with fun activities for the whole family
ATWOOD FAMILY FARM Location: 36111 CR 44A, Eustis This farm’s pumpkin patch is available during its Fall Festival on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until October 31. After Halloween, the Pumpkin Destruction Day is November 6th. Hours: Fridays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
FAR REACH RANCH Location: 1255 South Dora Blvd, Tavares The pumpkin patch at this seasonal blueberry farm is open every day. The Spooky Hollow event on October 29th and 30th is from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
G.R.I.T.S. 4-H CLUB PUMPKIN PATCH Location: Lil’ Bit of Life Farm, 2920 Robie Ave, Mount Dora Hours: Call farm to confirm pumpkin patch hours. (407) 461-3091 Charity: Proceeds are split between VineLife Foster Closet and Lake County 4-H
EAST LAKE COMMUNITY PUMPKIN PATCH Location: 24214 Sorrento Ave., Sorrento Hours: Weekdays 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. until October 31 or until the last pumpkin is sold. Details: Choose from a selection of pumpkins in a variety of shapes and sizes. Cash and checks accepted. Host: East Lake Chamber of Commerce
LONG & SCOTT FARM COUNTRY MARKET Location: 26216 CR 448A, Mount Dora Plenty of pumpkins and photo opportunities are outside the entrance to Scott’s Country Market. On weekends families can also enjoy the corn maze, bounce pillow and more for an added admission fee. Hours: Tues - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SANTA'S FARM PUMPKIN PATCH Location: 35317 Huff Rd, Eustis This seasonal Christmas tree farm and petting zoo also has a pumpkin patch during the fall that runs until October 31. The farm also has hayrides, a bounce pillow and more. Hours: Open weekends through October 31 from 10 a.m. Admission: $8 - $15 when purchased onlin
SUNSATIONAL FARMS Location: 40541 Roger Giles Rd, Umatilla This farm has a free weekly Fall Farm Festival in October on Saturdays featuring a pumpkin patch, and tickets can be purchased for games, a maze and more. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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