Alachua County

Hollow Oaks Corn Maize

Take your maze experience to a new level at Hollow Oaks. The farm’s maze is an interactive battle of wits. Figure out the puzzle and you’ll be awarded with a prize. Winding through the cornstalks, you’ll also find trivia to keep you on your toes. Little ones can wander through the mini maze. Family-friendly games include pumpkin bowling, duck races and a bean bag toss. Take in the picturesque views while relaxing on the hayride. If ghosts and ghouls are your thing, dare to take a journey on the haunted hay in the evenings when the goblins are about. Keep the kids close as they will give them a fright.

Homeschoolers can enjoy a farm fresh, a-maize-ing field trip on Wednesday, October 13, as the date is especially for small classes and groups. Come for trick-or-treating on October 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The maze is open from October 1 through November 7 and hours are Fridays 6 to 11 p.m., Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sundays 2 until 6 p.m.

 

Website: https://www.hollowoakscornmaze.com

Instagram:  @hollowoakscornmaze

FB:  https://www.facebook.com/hollowoakscornmaze

Phone: (386) 462-5848

Email: jlufteach@hollowoakscornmaze.com

Address: 18005 NW 190th Ave, High Springs, FL 32643

Admission: 13 and older $12, 4-12 $10, 3 and under free

Distance: 30 minutes from Gainesville, 65 minutes from Penney Farms, 60 minutes from Baldwin


Roger’s Farm

Starting October 2, Roger’s Farm has an assortment of activities to keep fall festivities in full swing. Leap into action on the jumping pad, bounce through the obstacle course or test your skills with human hamster wheel. See what the new pumpkin chunkin’ and pumpkin bowling games are all about before you find that special pumpkin from the patch. See how high you can climb on the mini rock wall, and then feed the animals before cruising through the field on the train rides. Don’t forget to save some energy and savvy skills for the main maze event.

But beware. When there’s chill in the air and the sun fades from view, ghoulish spirits have been seen that want to haunt you. Keep away from the corn maize and spooky trail after 8 for there the ghosts are sure to wait.

Bring your appetite as the farm has a cultivated lineup of food trucks to tempt your tastebuds. Some activities are an additional fee (hayride, food trucks, pumpkins and pumpkin chunkin’).

Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for 3 and older. Military and senior (65+) discounts available with ID.

 

Website: www.rogersfarmfl.com

Instagram: @rogersfarmfla

FB: https://www.facebook.com/rogersfarmfla

Phone: 386-462-2406

Email: rogersfarmfla@gmail.com
Address: 3831 NW 156th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609

Distance: 50 Minutes from Penney Farms, 60 minutes from Palatka, 90 minutes from St. Augustine

Newberry’s Cornfield Maze

As their website says, “laugh by day…scream by night.” Cruise on the tractor-pulled wagon around the farm while Farmer Hodge tends to the herd. But as dusk descends, watch out as the dead come to life with petrifying might. Though the daylight maze may seem serene, in the evening the spirits take over, stalking you at every twist and turn, hoping you get lost for good. If you’re not spooked out, try a tour through the haunted house for more phantom phenomenon.

Newberry’s also has a kids play area for children who do not wish to be scared. Have a grand time riding Aunt Shirley’s cow train. Then enjoy the swing and slide or tackle the towering haystacks. There are even peeps to greet and a putt-putt hole in one. The maze and hayride are open from September 24 until October 30, Fridays from 5 until 11 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 to 11 p.m.

Enjoy these attractions for an extra fee: hayride $5, mechanical bull $5 and human hamster balls $5.

 

Website: http://newberrycornfieldmaze.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/newberrycornmaze

Phone: 352-354-5118

Email: newberrycornfieldmaze@gmail.com

Address: 20015 W Newberry Road, Newberry, FL 32669

Admission: 11 and older $15, 10 and younger $10, 3 and younger free.

Duval County

Jacksonville Zoo Spooktacular

This October, Spooktacular returns to the Jacksonville Zoo for its 34th year. Tour through the town square and be enchanted by games galore. As you wander through the park in search of treats, greet some of your favorite zoo creatures. Move and groove to the beat at Fiesta Encantada and Mystical Dance party. If a fright is not in sight for you or your little ghouls, steer clear of the spook zones, as they are designed to prey on your fears.

Family friendly costumes are strongly suggested. Advanced online ticket purchase required. $25 3 and up, 2 and younger free; $15 for members. Open October 15-17 and Oct 22-31 6-10 p.m. Kindly note: the grounds will have sparkling/flashing lights, fog and strobes. May not be appropriate for individuals with light and sound sensitivities.

 

Website: https://www.jacksonvillezoo.org

Instagram:  @jacksonvillezoo

FB: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleZooandGardens

Phone: (904) 757-4463

Email: info@jacksonvillezoo.org

Address: 370 Zoo Parkway Jacksonville, FL 32218

Congaree and Penn:

What started as a rice farm in 2014 has grown to a seasonal oasis, boasting fig trees and Muscadine grapevines, private tractor rides and animal encounters, as well as the highly sought-after self-pick fruit baskets. This year, Congaree and Penn will host its first Pumpkin Party. The one-day event will feature live music, story time and face painting with a variety of food trucks to satisfy every appetite. One pumpkin per guest is included in the price of admission. The event is from 3 to 7 p.m. on October 9. Mark your calendars, tickets are sure to sell out fast.

Unable to make the Pumpkin Party? The farm is still a tranquil environment to escape the daily frenzy of urban and suburban life. With specific family hours every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., children are sure to expel some energy exploring the 330-acre farm. Meander along the curvy creek and greet one of the many animals you meet along the way; goats, chickens, horses and the recently added emus. Relax and unwind in the evening hours, as 4 p.m. and after is reserved for adults only. An onsite restaurant makes for a tranquil and delicious date night. Choose the ambiance of the stars or indoor in the AC. Picnics are encouraged on the sprawling farm; however, outside food and beverages are prohibited. Picnic orders can be placed at the restaurant. All visits to the farm require a reservation. Well-behaved and leashed pooches are welcome to stroll along with their human companions.

 

Website: https://www.congareeandpenn.com/dine-at-the-farm

Instagram: @conagreeandpenn

FB: https://www.facebook.com/congareeandpenn

Phone: 904 527 1945

Email: hello@congareeandpenn.com

Address: 11830 Old Kings Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32219

Admission: General farm visit $5 per person; Pumpkin Party $25, includes a pumpkin

Distance: 50 minutes from St. Augustine, 20 minutes from Jacksonville

Clay County

Amazing Grace:

As a sixth-generation family farm, Amazing Grace gives a new meaning to farm, family and fun. Stroll through the sprawling fields and be kissed by the final sunflowers of the year. Explore the crop maze and take a rest on the playground. If energy abounds, bounce away on the jump pad. Test your target skills with their barnyard ball zone and visit the farm animals in their home.

Additional attractions included in admission: games like tug-o-war, duck races and hula hoop cows, the cow train, barnyard bounce corral and more. Wheelchair users can fly into action on an accessible swing that is also on the grounds.

Pumpkins, concessions and souvenirs are available for purchase. Outside food and drink is not allowed and the farm can only permit service animals. While the terrain is usually accessible for wheelchairs or scooters, the maze can get soft and difficult to push through after any rain.

Their fall season begins October 1 and ends October 30. Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets available online. Sunflower dates October 1, 2, 8 and 9, subject to weather and availability.

 

Website: https://www.agcropmaze.com

Instagram: @agcropmaze

FB: https://www.facebook.com/AGCropMaze

Phone: 904-284-2949

Email: info@agcropmaze.com

Address: 2899 Wisteria Farm Rd, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Admission: $17.95

Distance: 45 minutes from Jacksonville, 50 minutes from St. Augustine, 45 minutes from Palatka

NASSAU COUNTY

Conner’s A-maize-ing Acres

The maze is just one way to explore Conner’s A-maize-ing Acres. Swing or slide into all the action. From tractor play forts to playgrounds and pumpkin patches to sunflower fields, there is something for everyone to love. Try your luck at games like corn hole and duck races or feed the animals in the barn. Horseback rides, corn cannon and feed bags are available at an additional cost.

Need a break? The covered barn provides shelter from the sun or rain and food trucks are available to reinvigorate your activities.

When twilight takes over and the stars start to sparkle, take a wagon ride to stare in awe of the celestial view. Even stroll through the maze using a flashlight* as your guide.

Craving something more spooktacular? When the sun goes down and the sky turns black, try your scare tolerance on the terrifying trail, on the evenings of October 29 and 30. Separate reservations required and the haunted trail is not recommended for children under 10.

Have a child who is sensitive to stimuli? Inquire about their sensory friendly maize day! Reservations are limited to 300.

*Conners Corn Maze does not supply flashlights, please bring your own.

 

Website: https://connerscornmaze.com/fall-events

Phone: 904-879-5453

Email: info@connerscornmaze.com

Address: 19856 County Road 121, Hilliard, FL 32046

Admission: $18.99 (subject to change)

Accessibility: Sensory friendly maize day + autism garden

Distance: 48 minutes from Downtown Jacksonville, 75 minutes from St. Augustine, 35 minutes from Yulee

St. Johns County

Alligator Farm: Creatures of the Night

Back for its 16th year, the Creatures of the Night is sure to give you some creepy fear.

Tour the farm in your costume if you dare, there’s no guarantee from the gators you’ll be spared. Try for a treat, but you could get a trick. Those reptiles are crawly and quite quick.

If you make it out without a ghoulish fright, you just might be fine on Halloween night.

Collect some sweets as you make your way through the zoo, where the calls and coos will surely alarm you. Listen and learn about the creatures they house, be quiet as can be, silent as a mouse. Dates are limited, only a few can pass. Are you brave enough for these Cretaceous types; do you think you can last?

Animal ambassadors are present as well, to teach you about the creatures. It’s truly swell!

 

Dates: October 22-24 only.

Website: https://www.alligatorfarm.com

Instagram: @staugalligatorfarm

FB: https://www.facebook.com/TheAlligatorFarm

Phone: 904-824-3337

Email: zoosales@alligatorfarm.com

Address: 999 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Admission: Member $9, children 2-11 $7; Nonmembers $10, children 2-11 $8; Kids 2 and under free.


Wesley Wells Farm

Wesley Wells Farms fall season begins September 25. Come out and find the perfect pumpkin and dance with the sunflowers. Tour their fresh vegetable fields to pluck find the freshest produce for your dinner table*. Play harvest games and take a hayride before you take on the tire mountain.

Field trips and educational activities are also hosted by the farm and reservations during the week can be made. Children two and younger are free. All others pay $5. Hours for September 25 are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The farm is open every Saturday after from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

*You-Pick baskets are an additional cost.

Website: https://wesleywellsfarm.com

Instagram: @wesleywellsfarms

FB: https://www.facebook.com/WesleyWellsFarm

Phone: (904) 679- 5660

Email: wesleywellsfarms@gmail.com
Address: 3455 Joe Ashton Rd. St. Augustine, FL 32092

Distance: 45 Minutes from Bunnell, 40 minutes from Palm Coast and Jacksonville

Sykes Family Farm:

The nine-acre corn maze is just the start of entertainment at Sykes Family Farm. From the playground to farm animals and games, there is so much to explore. Take a tractor ride around the crops or a swirl through the field in the barrel train. Visit with the pigs or cows and snap some pretty photos throughout the grounds. Sail through the air on the large jump pad. Food stands keep the energy flowing. Or pack a picnic and relax in the shade of the covered patio. Looking for a farm fresh items or homemade goods? The farm shop has honey, books and other farm inspired treasures for purchase.

Sykes will also be hosting live music nights and special events be sure to check out their website for the lineup. Hours are Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last ticket sold 1 hour before closing. Under 2 free Admission 3-64 $13, Seniors 65+ $11, Military w/ ID $11.

 

Website: https://sycofarms.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/WesleyWellsFarm

Phone: (904) 692-1370

Email: eventmanager@sycofarms.com

Address: 5995 Brough Road Elkton FL 32033

Distance: 45 minutes from Jacksonville, 20 minutes from Palatka, 40 minutes from Flagler Beach

Volusia County

OC Sorosis Club’s Board Game Betrayal

When family game night turns into a horror show! Muddle the mayhem that erupts when innocent board games mutate with a mission to destroy. The only directions: escape the demonic pieces. As you twist through mazes and crafted traps, you’ll hope to find a way to the other side. Make one wrong move, and you won’t make it out at all.

OC Sorosis is a 501c3 Non-profit. Proceeds from the haunted house benefit local charities and organizations in the surrounding community. Purchase tickets online by 4:30 p.m. the day of the event or with cash at the door.

 

Website: https://sorosiscluboforangecity.com/haunted-house.html

Dates: Thursday October 21 & 28 7-9 p.m., Fridays and Saturday October 22, 23, 29 7-11 p.m. and Saturday October 30 6-11 p.m.

Cost: 10 and under $5, 11 and older $10

FB: https://www.facebook.com/ocsisters

Phone: 386-775-6814

Address: 22 E. University Ave., Orange City, FL 32763

Distance: 35 minutes from Daytona and New Smyrna Beaches, 50 minutes from Bunnell

Cassadaga Haunted Attraction

What happens when the Ouija board comes to life? Find out in Zozo’s Fear House at Cassadaga Haunted Attraction. Test your skills and see if you can outwit Zozo to get out…alive. The ultimate terrifying fright for the spookiest Halloween night.

Come costume ready for trick-or-treating on October 31. Haunted house recommended for 12 and older. Adult supervision/discretion is strongly advised.

 

Website: www.cassadagahauntedattraction.com

Dates: Ticket booth opens at 7 p.m. House closes at 11 p.m.

Cost: $15 and subject to change.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Cassadaga-Haunted-Attraction-1060761644131945

Phone: 386-473-2963

Address: 355 Cassadaga Road, Lake Helen, FL 32744

Distance: 45 minutes from Bunnell, 35 minutes from Daytona Beach, 50 minutes from Mt. Dora

Lake County

Long and Scott’s Corn Maze:

The theme for this year’s maze is dinosaurs and with over six acres of corn to explore, this maze must be dino-mite. As you weave through the stalks, look for clues and hints to answer the questions on the companion game sheet. With prizes on the line, it’s sure to tickle your competitive streak and keep you winding until the end.

If this field is too corn-fusing, try the half-acre maze, perfect for smaller tykes. Take a serene walk through the Labyrinth. If the little ones have a sugar-rush, have them hop through Hank’s Maze Craze. Stroll along the “Cornfusion” Tree maze made with over 1,000 Ligustrum trees or simply cool down with a slow meander in the mist maze. Take a seat and tour the fields on a tractor ride accompanied with audio about the farm and its history and practices.

When you’re finished winding though the pathways, the farm has a playground, jumping pillow and 60-foot super slide for more adventures.

Refuel with food and beverages from the Country Café and local food trucks.

Advanced ticket purchase strongly recommended to allow for added social distancing and crowd regulations. Group reservations for 20 or more are available on weekdays with a reservation. Special events occur after 6 p.m. See website for night maze offerings.

 

Website: www.longandscottfarms.com

Dates: October 1 until December 12, Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 12-5 p.m.

Cost: 3 and under, free. 4 and older $15. Extra costs: Hayride, $4; Kid fishing, $2.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/LongScottFarms

Phone: 352-383-6900

Email: farm@longandscottfarms.com

Address: 26216 County Road 448A Mount Dora, FL 32757

Distance: 90 minutes from Flagler Beach, 45 minutes from Deland

Santa’s Farm: A Lot of Pumpkins

It’s a merry and scary place to be. What started as a Christmas Tree farm has transformed into a wonderland of fun year-round. Santa’s Farm is incredible for all ages. When you wander through the Magical Maze, keep your eyes peeled for 13 monster pictures and win a prize. Saddle-up on the horse and pony rides before you bounce your way onto the giant pillow. Search for real shark teeth and take a spin on the barrel train. And don’t forget to visit with the farm animals and soar through the skies on Santa’s Flight Zip Line!

Pick a pumpkin from the patch. Prices vary depending on size. Savor snacks and concessions from the Kettle Grill. Wear your costumes on October 30 and 31, it’s trick-or-treating at the farm.

Be scared if you dare, with entrance to Horror in Headphones show: a 360 audio experience with live actors. If a parent’s night out is what you seek, have some tricks with Santa’s Adult Trick-or-Treat. This adult only, 21+ event is Friday and Saturday October 29 and 30.

 

Website: www.santaschristmastreeforest.com

Dates: September 25 and 26 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekends in October* Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. *Closed October 1.

Cost: Prices vary. 2 and under, free. Horror in Headphones $20, with limited availability.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/SantasChristmasTreeForest

Phone: 352-357-9863

Email: joditheelf@gmail.com

Address: 35317 Huff Road, Eustis, FL 32736

Distance: 60 minutes from Edgewater, 25 minutes from Deland, 60 minutes from Bunnell

Seminole County:

Green Acres Farm

Green Acres Farm is offering Halloween theme events. Come on October 10 and be the master puppet maker of your own hand-held monster. Create and decorate a unique creature, as scary as you can handle. Then, on Saturday, October 16, enjoy an outdoor viewing of Young Frankenstein with complimentary popcorn.  And be sure to make time to see the farm animals while you’re there.

 

Dates: Sunday October 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 – cash only on site. Tickets available through Eventbrite.

FB: www.facebook.com/GreenAcresFarmOviedo

Phone: 407-489-7430

Email: mak1029@aol.com

Address: 1700 Marsh Street, Oviedo, FL 32765

Distance from New Smyrna Beach and Deland: 50 minutes

Marion County

Coon Hollo
Coon Hollo has been a family run farm for 75 years. Their fall festival is acres of amusement. Test your swing with mini golf, farm style. See the sites with a tractor ride through the pasture and greet the hungry cows. Squeal with laughter as you watch the pig’s race. Then, conquer the haybales before a spin on the trough train or take a whirl on the country carousel. And don’t forget to stop into Nana’s Store for baked goods and more!

Concessions are available for purchase. Festival opens October 8 and runs weekends though November 11. Fridays 4-7 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays 12-7 p.m.

 

Website: coonhollo.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/coonhollo

Instagram: @coonhollo

Phone: 352-318-9258

Address: 22480 N US Highway 441, Micanopy, FL 32667

Admission: $12.50, 3 and under free.

Distance: 60 mins from Palatka, 90 mins from Bunnell and Deland, 60 mins from Penney Farms

Brevard CO

Ever after Farms

Ever After Farms is more than a wedding location. Each fall, the farm teams transform the expansive grounds into a harvest playland for their Fall Festival. Indulge in the cooler temperatures with games like the candy corn ring toss and “cow” roping. Trek through their child-friendly maze, then rest your feet on a hayride of their entire farm or try your artist talents with pumpkin painting. Interact with farm animals in the petting zoo* and pick your favorite pumpkin before departing for the day, ready to nap from all the activities. Farm opens weekends October 2 through November 7,and food and beverages are available for purchase.

 

Website: www.everafterfarms.com

Instagram @everafterfarmsweddings

FB: https://www.facebook.com/everafterfarmsweddings

Phone: (321) 529-9319

Email: familyfun@everafterfarms.com

Address: 4455 Dixie Way, Mims, FL 32754

Admission: $5 per person, babies 1 and younger free; *petting zoo additional $4

Distance from Daytona Beach and Deland: Approx. 45 mins

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