Hunsader Farms 2013 Pumpkin Festival

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Date: Weekends: October 12-13 & 19-20 & 26-27, 2013
Location: Hunsader Farms
Cost: $8/person, FREE for children age 12 and younger; Corn Maze: $2/person; Additional attractions, fresh produce and food provided by outside vendors have their own pricing; Parking: $5
Info: (941) 322-2168; Hunsader Farms Website
Distance: Hunsader Farms is approximately 1 hours south of Downtown Tampa

What’s Doing?
Take a day trip with the family to Hunsader Farms for their annual Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze. This annual event features lots of kid-friendly fun included with your admission:
— 100+ craft booths
— Live music and shows
— Pioneer Trades Village
— Hayrides
— Chainsaw Sculptor
— Scarecrow Displays
— Petting Zoo
— Barnyard Playground
— Juggler
— Frog Jumping Championship

There will also be food and fresh produce available for purchase, and even more activities to be enjoyed, but pricing for these will be additional:
— Pumpkins
— Charity Pumpkin Games
— Pony Rides
— Corn Maze
— Rock Climbing Wall and Power Jump
— Face Painting
— Children’s Train Ride
— Butterfly Experience

Address:
Hunsader Farms
5500 County Road 675
Bradenton, FL 34211

RELATED LINKS:
1. Westfield Brandon Celebrates Halloween 2013
2. Elements 3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat Celebration
3. Waterset by Newland Communities One-year Birthday Celebration

Pumpkin isolated image courtesy of twobee / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Thank you to WDTB reader Kimberly W. for reminding me about this event!

Scott’s Maze Adventures

Scott's Maze Adventures 2012Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-5 p.m. (Sun.); Last admission sold at 3 p.m. each day.
Date: Open Saturdays and Sundays through December 16, 2012; The farm will also be open to the general public on the Wednesday before and Friday after Thanksgiving (November 21 & 23).
Location: Long and Scott Farms
Cost: $11/adult (age 17+), $9/child (age 3-16), and FREE for children under 3 years
Under 3 years: Free; Weekend Hayrides: $4/person, FREE for children under 3; “Fishing for Kids”: $2 extra per child (weekends only); Food available for purchase from vendors
Info: (352) 383-6900; Scott’s Maze Adventures Website; Purchase Maze Tickets Online
Directions: Long and Scott Farms is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes northeast of Downtown Tampa.

What’s Doing?
Bring the family out to the farm for some fall fun. Your admission will include:
— Large and small Corn Maze
— Tree Maze
— Rock Maze
— Mist Maze
— Super slide
— Jumping pillow
— Zip line for kids
— Playground
— Picnic area and access to food vendors

Maze Adventures Special Weekends:
— October 27 & 28: FALL-O-WEEN — Purchase a Maze ticket in your costume and receive $1 off at the register.
— November 10 & 11: Veteran’s Day Salute — In honor of all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, there will be a Flag ceremony at 10 a.m. and all veterans with valid I.D. will receive FREE admission.
— November 24 & 25: Santa arrives and the farm will have Christmas trees for sale.

Address:
Long and Scott Farms
26216 County Road 448A
Mount Dora, FL 32757

RELATED LINKS:
1. Find more Fall Corn Mazes taking place around the Tampa Bay area.
2. Holiday Craft Fair and Pumpkin Patch
3. 2012 Wesley Chapel Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch Pageant

Hunsader Farms 2012 Pumpkin Festival, Craft Fair and Corn Maze

Hunsader Farms PumpkinsTime: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Date: October 13-14, 2012; October 20-21, 2012 & October 27-28, 2012
Location: Hunsader Farms
Cost: $8/person, FREE for children age 12 and younger; Corn Maze: $2/person; Additional attractions, fresh produce and food provided by outside vendors have their own pricing; Parking is $5/car
Info: (941) 322-2168; Hunsader Farms Website
Distance: Hunsader Farms is approximately 1 hours south of Downtown Tampa

What’s Doing?
Every day family will get to enjoy lots of kid-friendly fun included with your admission:
— 100+ craft booths
— Live music and shows
— Pioneer Trades Village
— Hayrides
— Chainsaw Sculptor
— Scarecrow Displays
— Petting Zoo
— Barnyard Playground
— Juggler
— Frog Jumping Championship

There will also be food and fresh produce available for purchase, and even more activities to be enjoyed, but pricing for these will be additional:
— Pumpkins
— Charity Pumpkin Games
— Pony Rides
— Corn Maze
— Rock Climbing Wall and Power Jump
— Face Painting
— Children’s Train Ride
— Butterfly Experience

Address:
Hunsader Farms
5500 County Road 675
Bradenton, FL 34211

RELATED LINKS:
1. Find more Fall Corn Mazes taking place around Tampa Bay in 2012.
2. Temple Terrace Reads! 2012 Family Festival
3. Trick-or-Treat events taking place at Tampa Bay area malls, stores and shopping areas.

Pumpkin Image: by Francesco ‘Architetto’ Rollandin, Open Clipart Library
Image: Hunsader Farms, Inc.

Enjoy a Farmtastic Family Experience at The MAiZE

The MAiZE in Lakeland, FL

Maze Design Cancer Awarness-John Wayne/Chris LeDoux
This MAiZE owned and operated by The Smith Family Ranch LLC

Time: 2 p.m.-Dusk (Fri.), 9 a.m.-Dusk (Sat.) & 12 p.m.-Dusk (Sun.)
Date: October 19, 2012 through November 25, 2012
Location: Lakeland, FL
Cost: $10/person age 11+, $8/child (age 5-10), FREE for children under 4 (Includes all attractions except for those run by outside vendors.); The Branding Iron Grill will have food and beverages for sale
Info: (863) 859-6472; The MAiZE Website
Distance: Lakeland, FL is approximately 1 hour NE of Downtown Tampa

What’s Doing?
This corn maze is created by the MAiZE Inc., the world’s largest cornfield maze consulting/design company, and Lakeland, FL is just one of many corn mazes they offer throughout the country. In addition to the chance to get lost — and found — in a field of corn, attractions will include:
— Corn box
— Corn cannon
— Country Store
— Cow train
— Mini mazes
— Hayride
— Pumpkin patch
— Jumping pillow
— Pony ride

NOTE: Since this activity can be affected by weather, please check weather reports before you visit. Closed-toe shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather are recommended, as well as sun screen.

Address:
The MAiZE
13444 Moore Road
Lakeland, FL 33809

RELATED LINKS:
1. Get Lost in a Corn Maze at Sweetfields Farm
2. Find Fall Festivals taking place around the Tampa Bay area in 2012.
3. Browse Halloween 2012 events in Tampa Bay

Image and Logo: The MAiZE, Inc.

Get Lost in a Corn Maze at Sweetfields Farm

Sweetfields Farms Fall 2012 Corn Maze PosterTime: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Last admission will be at 4 p.m.)
Date: September 29 & 30; October 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28; November 3 & 4
Cost: $8.50/person age 12+, $4.50/child age 3-11, FREE/child age 2 and younger; What to bring extra cash for: Launcher, face painting and pumpkin painting, food, beverages, U-Pick and gathered produce (Visit the Sweetfields Farm website to see what crops are currently available.)
Info: (352) 279-0977; Sweetfields Farm Website
Distance: Masaryktown, FL is approximately 1 hour north of Downtown Tampa.

What’s Doing?
Don’t miss an opportunity to get lost is a maze of corn! Plus, there will be fun activities for the family to enjoy. In addition to the corn maze, your admission will include:
— Hay ride
— Hay maze
— Hay play area
— Duck race
— Spider web maze
— Treehouse
— Story teller
— FREE craft of the season
Visit the animals
… and more!

There is a picnic area for families to enjoy, as well.

What to Bring: Water, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes (no dress shoes, sandals or flip flops please), your camera and some cash (there is NO ATM on the farm, and credit/check is not accepted). Also, be sure to wear clothes appropriate to the weather, and keep in mind that this is a working farm, so there is lots of dirt and uneven ground. Be sure to check out their Farm Rules before you go.

Address:
Sweetfield Farms
17250 Benes Roush Road
Masaryktown, FL 34604

RELATED LINKS:
1. Halloween Costume Swap
2. Hydro Harvest Farms 2012 Pumpkin Patch & Boofest: The Patch Opens October 5!
3. St. James United Methodist Church Fall Festival 2012

Images: Sweetfields Farms

 
 

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