Autumn is coming, even if it doesn’t feel like it yet in Orlando. It’s time to break out pumpkin everything! This season is one of the most exciting times of the year in Central Florida marked by festivals and pumpkin patches at local farms near Orlando.
Fill your calendar with fall activities and pumpkin photo ops every weekend at one of these destinations.
BEST PUMPKIN PATCHES & MAZES
Santa’s Farm: A Lot of Pumpkins
Sept. 29 – Oct. 28 (select days and times, see schedule)
Pumpkin patch, hayrides and animal petting zoo. General admission tickets range from $3 per person during the week to $5 on peak days. For an extra charge, you can add on additional activities like horse rides, a zip line, mazes, duck races and a pillow bounce area.
Southern Hill Farms: Fall Festival + Pumpkin Patch
Weekends in October
For a genuine Florida farm experience, drive off the beaten path, down a long clay road through rolling hills to Southern Hill in Clermont. Enjoy live music, food trucks, beer & wine for purchase, activities for the kids and adults, pumpkins for sale, and more. $10 per vehicle. Additional charge for a stay and play zone with a rock climbing wall, bounce house, petting zoo and more.
Stanley Pond Adventure Farm: Fall Festival
Fall Festival weekends in October
Pumpkin activities, hayrides and plenty of farm-style fun for the kids. More details will be announced on the farm’s website soon.
Club Lake Plantation: Fall Festival
Sept. 29 – Oct. 28 (closed on Mondays)
Pumpkin patch, hay rides, playground zone, and tons of fun activities for the kids. Weekdays $7.95, weekends $13.95. Free for entry into the country store and pumpkin patch.
Scott’s Maze Adventures
Saturdays & Sundays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 9
Every fall, this destination dreams up a new corn maze adventure for guests to conquer. Get lost in the labyrinth for a $12 fee (3 and under are free). There are plenty of other attractions at the farm including a playground, jumping pillow and mist maze. Additional charge for fishing and hayrides. Pick out a pumpkin at Scott’s Country Market.
Lake Catherine Blueberries: Fall Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Weekends starting Sept. 28
Visit the pumpkin patch for free. You can also explore a variety of corn mazes: Fall Maze ($5) that’s appropriate for families with young kids, and the Lake Catherine Labyrinth for the more adventurous crowd ($10). During the evening, the maze transforms into a haunted trail called “Catherine’s Revenge” ($10, not appropriate for children under 8).