Fall 2021 Festivals and Halloween Events in Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Florida — Whether you’re looking for pumpkins, Halloween cocktails, or spooky jumps, these 13 fall events are sure to get you in the seasonal spirit.

Fall festivals

Raprager Family Farms Pumpkin Fall Festival
When: September 25-October 30 (Friday-Sunday only)
Or: 16907 Boy Scout Road, Odessa
Cost: $ 12.50 (2 years and under enter FREE)
Info: It’s Raprager Family Farms 2nd Annual Fall Pumpkin Festival! There are more activities than ever and lots of improvements. In addition to the standard attractions (hay sidewalks, hay slide, 80 foot inflatable pillow, petting zoo, kiddie fort, etc.) there will be plenty of vacation attractions including a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds, a 5,000 square foot haunted barn and graveyard, a mini maze of cultures, a children’s haunted house (1,100 square foot inflatable), tons of vendors, holiday decor, shows and much more.

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival
When: October 2-31 (Saturday-Sunday only)
Or: 7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota
Cost: FREE ENTRY ($ 5 for parking)
Info: This 33rd annual pumpkin festival is an event suitable for all ages. Stroll under the shade of tall oak trees to see the local vendors in the Handicraft Fair with their unique handicrafts. Daily activities include a fun zone for kids (with zipline), pony rides, face painting, mini train ride, carriage rides, pumpkin painting, hay rides, hug , an encounter with an enchanted unicorn, an experience in the butterfly garden, etc. much more to do throughout the day! Activity prices range from $ 1 to $ 10.

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival in Sarasota | Taste and see Tampa Bay

Harvestmoon fun farm
When: 2-31 October (closed Mondays) and 6-7 November
Or: 15990 Stur Street, Masaryktown
Cost: $ 9.95 +
Info: Enjoy a 5 acre maze that will feature the lighting of Tampa Bay. The little ones can read the story of the Spookley the Square pumpkin. Activities include jumping on the 70 foot jump pad, touring the pumpkin patch, boarding the cow train, touring the kids’ farm, watching live shows on select weekends and more! Select on Saturday evening, there will be a night option with flashlight, where guests can walk the maze in the dark.

HarvestMoon Fun Farm Maze | Taste and see Tampa Bay

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival
When: October 16-31 (Saturday-Sunday only)
Or: 5500 Co Road 675, Bradenton
Cost: $ 12 for adults | FREE for ages 10 and under ($ 5 for parking)
Info: Each day of the Pumpkin Festival features a craft show, live music and shows, lots of pumpkins, hay rides, pony rides, chainsaw carver, scarecrow exhibits, a corn maze, a great train ride, food galore and much more! Dogs are allowed as long as they are friendly, kept on a leash and picked up afterwards. The event is cash only (although some vendors may accept credit cards).

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival | Taste and see Tampa Bay

Haunted houses and fears

When: Select dates from September 10 to October 31
Or: 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City
Cost: $ 24.95 +
Info: SCREAM-A-GEDDON returns for its 7th season. New for this year is Bloodwater Bayou, a spooky new haunted attraction featuring a priestess who roams the backwaters in a bone headdress, hypnotizing the innocent and transporting them to another plane of existence. In addition, there will be five other fan-favorite blood-pumping haunted attractions, spooky characters, and a horrific Monster Midway. And don’t forget to join Bonzo the Clown and his bar mates for some local craft beers you could really die for at Bonzo’s Beer Garden.

Scream-A-Geddon Drone Tour in Dade City, Florida

Haunted road
When: Select dates from September 30 to November 7
Or: 15239 Lake Pickett Road, Orlando
Cost: $ 15.99 +
Info: The Haunted Road returns for its 2nd year in Orlando. Beware of frequent ghost sightings on this driving Halloween adventure. Drive from scene to scene to find out why this is one of the most haunted roads in central Florida (the scares and the scene will only happen if the cars are parked). If you don’t want the night to end when the road ends, upgrade to The Barnyard add-on for $ 79 / vehicle. The barnyard includes Ol ‘Watering Hole for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, Haunt Market, Abandoned Butcher Barn (a haunted walk-in experience), a smoky barbecue for an additional purchase, and live pop-up shows.

Undead in water
When: October 1-23 (Friday-Saturday only) and October 28-31
Or: Sparkman Pier at 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $ 20 +
Info: UNDead in the Water is Tampa’s only authentic haunted water attraction. This year’s theme is SOS (Save Our Souls) and the American Victory will be stationed at Sparkman Wharf. Cross multiple decks on this historic WWII freighter and see a cryptic female appearance wreaking havoc. This event is not recommended for people under 11 years old.

Scarecrow Pinellas
When: 1-30 October (Friday-Saturday only) and 31 October
Or: 12461 Creekside Drive, Largo
Cost: $ 15 +
Info: Experience 10,000 square feet of dread … if you dare! The terrifying tour takes you through the aftermath of last year’s red tide and its chilling effects. This year, you can purchase a Fast Pass Upgrade for an additional $ 10 at the door if you want to reduce your wait time in line. A short intermission will be taken at 9:00 p.m. each evening and this event is wheelchair and disabled accessible. A portion of Scarehouse’s proceeds along with pet food and supplies collected from the Haunted House will be donated to the Tampa Bay SPCA.

Scarehouse Pinellas in Largo, Florida | Taste and see Tampa Bay

Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail
When: October 1-November 6 (Friday-Sunday only, closed October 3)
Or: 2837 S Frontage Road, Plant City
Cost: $ 25 +
Info: Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail is an outdoor haunted event. Sir Henry’s offers several different experiences for guests to satisfy their Halloween and haunted house cravings. They feature 3 haunted trails, an escape game and a laser tag along with live entertainment, food vendors and merchandise. Discover this ‘park of fear’ unlike any other and come see the legendary Sir Henry for yourself.

Scary fun

Cocktails and screams
When: Tuesday to Sunday all year round
Or: 39 W Pine Street, Orlando
Cost: FREE ENTRY (except on event nights)
Info: Halloween lasts longer than October at this spooky bar. Cocktails & Screams in Orlando offers Halloween-themed cocktails, food, and decor for any season. Check out the wall of masks as you enter, full of iconic faces from Halloween movies and pop culture, then head back to check out the Witches Lounge for a bespoke cocktail, accompanied by a wizard bartender for satisfy your personalized drinking experience. The show’s 13-day Halloween events kick off October 16 and include themed costume contests, shows and more!

This Halloween-themed bar is open year round for spooky entertainment | Taste and see Tampa Bay

Sylvan Ramble Lights
When: October 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 25-31
Or: 4412 West Sylvan Ramble Street, Tampa
Cost: FREE
Info: Enjoy this Halloween light show for the whole family, featuring addressable LED technology and special effects like fog! The shows are around 20 minutes long and feature popular songs that are sure to get you in the mood for Halloween. Sylvan Ramble Lights’ mission is to support local nonprofits by raising awareness and fundraising through Holiday Joy, and this year they are raising donations for Clothes To Kids.

Sylvan Ramble Lights in Tampa | Taste and see Tampa Bay

The Haunted Tavern: A Dark Pop-Up Cocktail Experience
When: October 1-November 7 (Wednesday-Sunday only)
Or: Cerealholic Café and Bar at 1909 N 15th St, Tampa
Cost: $ 50 to $ 60
Info: The Haunted Tavern is an immersive cocktail experience. You’ll visit one of Tampa’s most haunted places as the Tavern Keeper guides you through a 4-part interactive cocktail journey. Hear the spooky and dark stories that haunt Ybor’s location and history, and beware of the ghost that never left … Your night will be filled with surprises – the ghost tends to witness the experience and scare those who are brave enough (or filled with liquid enough courage) to enter!

The Haunted Tavern in Ybor | Taste and see Tampa Bay

Night of shimmering lights
When: October 8-10, 14-17, 21-31
Or: Sunkissed Acres at 2302 N Dover Road, Dover
Cost: $ 7 (free for children 2 and under)
Info: This quarter-mile walking trail with hundreds of themed light shows is perfect for all ages! The trail features props animated by pixels moving to music, outdoor movies, a maze of lights, a scavenger hunt, games, and crafts. Hike the trail as many times as your energy allows! Free parking, restrooms and light concessions are available on site. Costumes are permitted and encouraged, but toy weapons are prohibited. Trick-or-Treat will be set up during the event for Halloween night.

Nights of shimmering lights in Dover | Taste and see Tampa Bay

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