Sure, the leaves might not change and the weather isn't crisp and cool, but we still have our own fall traditions here in South Florida. This includes Halloween, seasonal beer, and of course, pumpkin patches. Here are some of the best pumpkin patches and harvest festivals in Broward and Palm Beach county.
Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market
12033 State Road #7 in Boynton Beach. Call 561-733-5490, or visit bedners.com.
Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market is open every day except Tuesday for your pumpkin picking. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There are also fun activities on weekends such as bounce houses, corn mazes, and hayrides. The cost of the corn mazes and hayrides are $4.
Hope Lutheran Church
7430 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach. Visit hopelutheranwpb.com.
This patch is open daily from noon to 8:30 p.m. There will also be a harvest fest on Saturday, October 24 with carnival games, a pumpkin carving contest, chili cook and more from 2 to 5 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Coral Springs
8650 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs. Call 954-752-0333, or visit firstchurchcoralsprings.org.
Buy your pumpkins from noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays and on 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends.
Flamingo Road Nursery
1655 Flamingo Road, Davie. Call 954-476-7878, or visit flamingoroadnursery.com.
This pumpkin patch is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Hayrides are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for $4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church
400 N. 35th Ave., Hollywood. Call 954-989-8336, or visit hollywoodhillsumc.org.
Hollywood Hills not only has a pumpkin patch open every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Saturday opens at 10 a.m.), but has a spooktacular event on All Hallow’s Eve. On Friday, October 30 from 6 to 8 p.m., participants will get to go on hayrides and participate in “trunk or treat”, where candy is exhibited in car trunks.
First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
1530 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Call 954-923-8209, or visit firstpreshlwdfl.org.
Pumpkins arrive at this spot on Saturday, October 17. The hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Shops at Pembroke Gardens
527 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines. Call 954-450-1580, or visit pembrokegardens.com.
On Sunday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., The Shops at Pembroke Gardens will feature a pumpkin patch from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The patch will be in front of Fuddruckers. On the day before will be a trick or treat event from 2 to 4 p.m.
Harvest Fest at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
5555 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-771-8840, or visit crpc.org.
The pumpkin patch at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church will only be displayed for one day, but at least it will be integrated into a fest. On October 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., the patch will be accompanied with carnival games, rides, hay rides, and contest for those to bring in their already carved pumpkins. There is no admission.
Mounts Botanical Garden
531 N. Military Trl., West Palm Beach. Call 561-233-1757, or visit mounts.org.
Visit this pumpkin patch and Fall Family Festival on October 18. The time of the event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is $5. There will be activities such as pumpkin painting, face painting, petting zoo, train rides, rock climbing and more
Fall Harvest Festival
11100 NW 44th St., Sunrise. Call 954-747-4600, or visit sunrisefl.gov.
Taking place at Welleby Park, the Fall Harvest Festival will feature a pumpkin patch, face painting, rides, games, costume contests, hayrides and more. Admission is $5. This fest is on Sunday, October 18 from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
New Horizon United Methodist Church
5741 S. Flamingo Rd., Southwest Ranches. Call 954-434-7400, or visit newhorizonumc.com.
This pumpkin patch opens 8:30 a.m. every day to dark. There will also be a Harvest Fair on October 24 with lunch, hayrides, arts and crafts, games and more. The festival is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First United Methodist Church Boca Raton
9087 Glades Rd., Boca Raton. Call 561-482-7335, or visit fumcbocaraton.org.
Boca Raton's pumpkin patch is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays. On Sundays, the patch is open from noon to 7 p.m.
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