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Fall list: 2021 pumpkin patches, hayrides, events in your area

It’s fall, y’all! 👻🎃

Mandarin United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
Mandarin United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s officially Fall and the pumpkin patches, hayrides, haunted houses, and more spooktacular events are back!

Last year, many pumpkin patches stayed closed during the pandemic. But this year already looks different.

News4Jax has compiled a 2021 list of the best pumpkin patches and events in your county.

JAXBEST | Jacksonville’s best pumpkin patch: Mandarin United Methodist Church (2020)

Duval County

Pumpkins on the Point
  • Celestial Farms - Address: 13958 Duval Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218 | Farm of Fantasy on Oct. 30 ONLY (No pumpkin patch, but it is decorated)
  • Pumpkin Patch on Main Street - The Main Street Food Park (1352 North Main Street) will be hosting a Pumpkin Patch starting this Saturday, October 4 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m. during their Grand Opening) and from Oct. 9 through the 31 (Hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Fri, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sat, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday) EVENT: Historic Springfield Bike-A-Boo on Friday, October 29th, meeting at the Main Street Food Park (1352 North Main Street) Costumes are encouraged on this leisurely ride to look at the Fall decorations throughout Historic Springfield.
  • Hubbard House is celebrating its 45th Anniversary on Oct. 31 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Klutho Park in Springfield.
Hubbard House
  • Shepherd of the Woods Pumpkin Patch - Address: 6595 Columbia Park Ct., Jacksonville, FL 32258 | Oct. 10 – 31. Hours: Monday - Friday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 31 only: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Isle Of Faith United Methodist Church - Address: 1821 San Pablo Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224 | Open daily to the general public from Oct 9 - Oct 31. Hours: Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. This church has 5 different fall-related events. Click here to view.
  • Jax Melanin Market presents The Autumn Festival - 5045 Soutel Drive | Pumpkin patch, hayrides, petting zoo, face painting and much more from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 16.
Jax Melanin Market presents The Autumn Festival
  • Spooktacular at Jacksonville Zoo - EVENT: Jacksonville’s most enchanting Halloween celebration is back Oct. 15-17 and 22-31. Each night from 6-10 p.m., guests are encouraged to dress up in their family-friendly costumes to explore the winding pathways of themed decorations. Spooktacular features activities for all ages from trick-or-treating to scare zones. Click here for tickets, dates and more information.
Spooktacular at Jacksonville Zoo
  • Congaree and Penn - Address: 11830 Old Kings Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32219 | EVENT: The Pumpkin Party: “Join us for a family-friendly pumpkin patch nestled in Congaree and Penn’s oak hammock. Saturday, Oct. 9, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.” (BOOKED: Waiting list only)
  • Cedar Creek Baptist Church - 1372 Lane Ave S, Jacksonville | EVENT: Truck or Treat event Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. (see flyer below)
Truck or Treat event
  • Holiday’s Nursery & Landscaping - Three locations: 510 Shetter Ave., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250; 13601 Philips Hwy, Jacksonville, FL 32256; and 4434 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207. All three locations have a pumpkin patch.
  • Hidden Fields Jax Pumpkin Patch - Address: 2259 Forest Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246 | EVENT: “Each admission includes a hayride to the pumpkin patch for the family, a pumpkin for each paid child, pumpkin carving and decorating, scarecrow building (bring your own clothes), s’mores & apple cider, and of course a pony ride for each child! We will be open from 12 to 5 p.m. on these weekends: Oct. 23 & 24, Oct. 30. & 31. Oct. 31 is costume day!” Click here to RSVP and to buy tickets.
  • Ortega United Methodist Church - Address: 4807 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32210 | Monday-Thursday: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Friday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Selfie Wrld Jax - 11112 San Jose Blvd Suite 25, Jacksonville, FL 32223 | Two events will be held at Selfie Wrld Jax. Click here for more information.
Selfie Wrld Jax
  • Christ United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch - Address: 400 Penman Road, Neptune Beach, FL 32266 | Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Noon to 8 p.m. Sundays | Family Fun Day: Oct. 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Trunk or Treat: Oct. 30 from 4-6 p.m.
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch - Address: 8264 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211 | Opening Date: TBA Monday through Friday - 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. & Sundays - 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Baptist Health is hosting a Halloween CARnival on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (See below)
  • 13th Floor Haunted House - 9230 Arlington Expy, Jacksonville, FL 32225 | Regarded by many as one of the scariest stops in Jacksonville, 13th Floor is back and so are the screams! Click here for tickets, dates and more.

JAXBEST | Best local haunted house: 13th Floor Haunted House

  • St Patrick Catholic School - 601 Airport Center Drive East | Pumpkin patch & EVENT: Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fall Festival with food trucks, pumpkin patch, photo ops, games, vendors and many other activities.
St. Patrick Catholic School 601 Airport Center Drive East Jacksonville, Fl 32218

Clay County

  • Middleburg United Methodist Pumpkin Patch - 3925 Main St., Middleburg, FL 32068 | Oct. 1 - Oct. 31 Monday - Friday 3:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. & Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Click here for more events and information.
  • Quigley House HOWL-O-WEEN Paws for a Cause event - Saturday, Oct. 23 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Orange Park Mall | This FREE event is a family-friendly, Dog-Friendly fall festival that benefits survivors of abuse and their families and pets throughout Clay County. We have partnered with Safe Animal Shelter who will provide information on fostering and adopting pets. Your family will love to watch the amazing canine agility demonstrations from our local law enforcement and dog trainers. Make sure you and your furry friend sport your best spooky costume and enter to win the costume contest! Register here.
Quigley House HOWL-O-WEEN Paws for a Cause event

Nassau County

  • Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres Farm - 19856 County Road 121, Hilliard, FL 32046 | Fall Days: Oct. 1 - Oct. 31. Fridays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. by reservation. Fridays 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. & Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. without reservation.
2021 "BEE KIND" CORN MAZE
Live Zombie Shoot 2: The Trails Have Eyes | GTF Paintball

St. Johns County

  • Happy Haunts at Faith Community Church - 3450 county road 210, Saint Johns 32259 - Pumpkin Patch is open at 3 p.m. during the week, 12 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. on Sundays. They close at dark.
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

Baker County

Alachua County

  • Newberry’s Cornfield Maze - 20015 W Newberry Road, Newberry, FL 32669 | Starting Sept. 24 - Oct. 30 every Friday and Saturday night. The Maze will open on Fridays from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 p.m.- 11 p.m. throughout the season. Click here for more information.
  • Roger’s Farm - 3831 Northwest 156th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609. | 2021 Fall Festival & Corn Maze: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting on Oct. 2. Friday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 31 only: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spooky trail becomes haunted at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. More information and ticket prices

Columbia County

Fort White FFA hosting fall fun maze at Pinemount Plantation

Georgia

  • Poppell Farms - 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop Odum, GA 31555 | Fun begins Saturday, Oct. 2. Click here for more information.
  • Southern Belle Farm - 1658 Turner Church Rd, McDonough, GA 30252 | There is a wide variety of things to do from pig races to getting lost in our corn maze. Open Oct 6 - 29. Click here for prices and times.
Southern Belle Farm
  • Burt’s Farm - Address: 5 Burts Pumpkin Farm Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534 | Open now! Pumpkin Patch and Store: Open Daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Hayride: Running Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*Did we miss one? Please email CLuter@wjxt.com to be added to the list!*

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About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.