Five Best Halloween Festivals and Pumpkin Patches in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

*NOTE: Looking for pumpkin patches? Check out our 2015 Guide to Pumpkin Patches for an up-to-date list of the best patches in South Florida.

Halloween is less than a week away. You have no pumpkin and the kids are starting to beg you to go trick-or-treating.

Clean Plate Charlie understands your busy schedule and knows you might not have time to do the research and find the best Halloween events around town.

That's why we did the dirty work for you and found the five best and most unique events equipped with hayride, haunted houses, and even pumpkin patches.

So stop wasting your time on silly matters like bills and budgets and focus on the little ghouls and goblins in your house!

1. Bedner's Farm Fresh Market 

What's cool about Bedners:

This farm fresh market is open year round but they've had special fall festivities during October. This weekend is your last chance to participate!

Activities include: 

Hayrides - $2

Haunted house - $5

Corn maze - free

There are also face painters, ice cream, caramel apples, food vendors, and arts and craft vendors for the kids.

Pumpkin patch: Yes, and they cost between $1 and $10.


Monday - Saturday: 9 am to 6 pm

Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm


10066 Lee Road

Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Phone: 561-733-5490

2. Flamingo Road Nursery

What's cool about Flamingo Road Nursery: 

The Flamingo Road Nursery is known as a fresh food market during most of the year. They also host special events for holidays like Halloween. Come out for the final weekend of their Fall Fest during which you can participate in activities and even shop the harvest market.

Activities include: 

Horse-drawn hayrides - $4

Face painting - $4

Petting Zoo - Free

Paint-a-Pumpkin - free with purchase of a $4 pumpkin

Pumpkin patch: Yes. The pumpkins are arranged in a tropal setting that's very photographic. Pumpkin painting is free with the purchase of a $4 pumpkin, bigger pumpkins range from $6 to $28. 

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day


1655 Flamingo Road 
Davie, FL 33325

Phone: 954-476-7878

3. Spookyville in Yesteryear Village

What's cool about Spookyville: 

The Spookyville party is held at Yesteryear Village on the South Florida Fairgrounds. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes and go trick-or-treating throughout this psuedo-village created by old homes and buildings that have been transported to the area over the years.

When they enter, kids are given a trick-or-treat bag that has a game piece inside. That game piece will lead them to one of 13 activity stations where they can receive candy and play games. The kids will get a special prize at the last station.

Activities include: 

Spooky (haunted) house, train rides, dragon ride, pony rides, and two bounce houses. Kids and families can also participate in activities like mummy wraps, a cake walk, and pumpkin bowling!

Pumpkin patch: none

Admission: $5 for adults accompanying a child, $10 for children ages 3-14, children age 2 or younger get in free.


Thursday, October 27: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

?Friday, October 28: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm?
Saturday, October 29: Special 3:00 pm opening thru 8:00 pm
?Sunday, October 30: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm?
Monday, October 31st.: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


9067 Southern Blvd

West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Phone: 561-793-0333


4. HarvestFest at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

What's cool about HarvestFest: 

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church is holding an entire festival for kids, families, and adults alike on Oct. 28. Admission is free but there will also be food trucks available so don't forget to bring cash.

Activities include: pie and chili contest, carnival games, carnival rides, hay rides, and more.

Pumpkin patch: none

Hours: 954-771-8840


5555 N Federal Highway

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308


5. Marando Farms

What's cool about Marando Farms: 

Marando Farms isn't a typical Halloween event destination. The venue is typically a farmer's market specializing in organic produce, you-pick herbs, and other delicious ingredients. Come out and see the rescued farm animals that are housed on-premise and purchase fresh apples and apple cider.

Pumpkin patch: Yes, prices range from $5.99 - $9.99 for carving pumpkins. They will also have organic pie pumpkins available by Friday by the pound. Prices vary.

Hours: 954-294-2331


1401 SW 1st Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315


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