The seasonal sun is casting ember rays and harvest moon glows. Ghosts and ghouls dance about, enjoying some autumn play. Mazes have been engineered, pumpkin carving is near and the spooky season gives a chill. As the days draw shorter, activities abound and these fall festivities can’t be missed.

Oh, my gourd! Pumpkin Patches, Crop Mazes, Spooky Places and More!

Wesley Wells starts the season with their Pumpkin Festival and Handmade Market on Saturday, Sept. 30. Peruse vendors, pick pumpkins (and veggies) and enjoy snacks from food trucks. Entry is $7. Pricing on you-pick items varies.

Wesley Wells

Happy Haunts is bringing back its pumpkin patch for the third year. Featuring games, shopping and activities for all ages, the patch opens on Oct. 7. The hours are Monday through Friday 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. until 7:30 pm.

With bounce pads, playgrounds, pumpkins, cow trains and nine acres of maze, Sykes Family Farm knows how to celebrate the season. The festivities begin Oct. 7 and run through the 29th. Tickets are $16.99 for ages 3 to 64 and $14.99 for seniors and military (plus tax and service fees). Children two and under are free.


Tricks and Treats

Creatures of the Night at the Alligator Farm. Friday Oct. 20, Saturday, Oct. 21, Sunday, Oct. 22 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Creep carefully through the paths of the Alligator Farm, collecting your treats and discovering crafty sites while you steer clear of the reptiles lurking in the waters. It’s a great way to learn about the reptiles and other species in the zoo and leave with yummy things, too.

Creatures of the Night at the Alligator Farm

Ximenez-Fatio House is hosting a Trick or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1 until 4 p.m. Crafts and games will be available for kids to play, and candy will keep them going back for more. The event is free.

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