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14 Central Florida pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides and more



Central Parkway Baptist Church 5281 Central Florida Parkway, 407-352-8664


Central Parkway Baptist Church has you covered for pumpkin picking seven days a week starting Oct. 7 through Halloween. Take part in some extra fall fun during the Fall Festival on Oct. 21.

Lukas Nursery 1909 Slavia Road, Oviedo, 407-365-6163


Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter is keeping fall traditions alive in Oviedo with its 34th annual fall festival on Oct. 14-15. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. you can ride tractor-pulled hayrides and hang out in the pumpkin patch.

Harvest Holler 950 Tavares Road, Polk City, 352-895-8687


About 45 minutes from Orlando is the picturesque pumpkin patch at Harvest Holler. Between Sept. 22 and Nov. 12, get your pick of pumpkins every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can also check out the farm during the week, if you make a reservation.

Painted Oaks Academy 15100 Lake Pickett Road, 407-929-0970


Painted Oaks Academy opens their pumpkin patch on Oct. 7 and every weekend in October. There's ample opportunity for fall family photos, but if you want a professional shoot, you'll have to call ahead.

Partin Ranch Corn Maze 5601 N. Canoe Creek Road, Kenansville, 407-709-7250


Every Saturday and Sunday in October starting Sept. 30, you can try to make your way through Partin Ranch's 5-acre or mini corn mazes. Attendees can also enjoy hayrides, a kiddie zip line, a corn box and play areas.

Long & Scott Farms 26216 CR 448A, Mount Dora, 352-383-6900


Since 2003, Long & Scott Farms has been working to grow its 7-acre corn maze into a local tradition. This year's events will also include tree, rope and mist mazes, as well as a labyrinth.

Green Meadows Petting Farm 1368 S. Poinciana Blvd., Kissimmee, 407-846-0770


From Sept. 29-Nov. 17, find the perfect pumpkin for carving at Green Meadows Farm in Kissimmee. Admission includes a two-hour tour of the area, the chance to milk a cow, hayrides and a free pumpkin.

Uncle Donald's Farm 2713 Griffin Ave, Lady Lake, 352-753-2882


Don't be afraid of the dark, hop on Uncle Donald's Farm's nocturnal hayride, where you're sure to see owls and other nighttime creatures. Every Saturday in October you can also try the creepy barn crawl filled with reptiles, find your way through the hay maze and wander through the pumpkin patch.

CornFusion Maze 13444 Moore Road, Lakeland, 863-559-9952


Starting Oct. 1, the Smith Family Ranch in Lakeland offers all sorts of family weekend fun. In addition to an 8-acre crop maze and pumpkin patches, you can have fun with hayrides, bounce pillows and a variety of other activities.

Club Lake Plantation 3403 Rock Springs Road, Apopka, 407-703-2707


Six days a week in Apopka, you can wander the corn maze and pick from the pumpkin patch at Club Lake Plantation. Their Fall Festival runs from Sept. 30-Oct. 31 and also includes hayrides, train rides, access to the country store and the chance to launch a pumpkin from an air cannon.

Santa's Christmas Tree Forest 35317 Huff Road, Eustis, 352-357-9863


Christmas may be a few months away, but you can have fun at Santa's Christmas Tree Forest this fall. A pumpkin patch, mazes, photo ops, unlimited hayrides, horse rides, ziplines, duck races and a petting zoo are open on weekends, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29.

Stanley Pond Adventure Farm 15426 County Road 48, Astatula, 352-742-8180


Stanley Pond Adventure Farm offers sunflower mazes and pumpkin patches every weekend in October to get you in the fall spirit. Hours of operation are 11 a.m.-5 p.m., with the last admission at 3 p.m.

Trinity Christian Academy 2113 E. South St., 407-894-2237


From Oct. 15-30, get your pick of pumpkins at the Trinity Christian Academy Orlando Pumpkin Patch. You can also partake in fall games, activities and food at the Fall Festival event on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. – Brian Leng


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