It's kind of hard to get into the spooky spirit in Florida β€” we don't get the colorful leaves and comfy cool sweater weather; the price we pay for living in a tropical paradise. But if you love Halloween and are looking for a way to celebrate the scary season, Hunsader Farms' 28th Annual Pumpkin Festival is coming up soon β€” and we're pretty pumped.

Nothing says fall quite like pumpkins and hayrides, but this festival has so much more than that β€” and six whole days of it to be exact.

The admission price includes a few experiences including 14 different live shows, the Pioneer Trades Village, hayrides, fun scarecrow displays perfect for a cute falls-y photo op, chainsaw sculptor, a puppet/comedy show from Luau Logan and much more β€” they even have a petting zoo.

But the pumpkin fest doesn't stop there β€” the event will also feature food vendors serving up delicious carnival-style food, roasted corn cobs, homemade ice cream, & yes, even pumpkin pie.

You'll also find a rock climbing wall, a corn maze, zipline and much more available for additional purchase at the event. Some experiences, like the $2 corn maze, are only a couple of bucks too.

On top of your fun fallsy day on the farm, the pumpkin festival will also have live music, a circus, and stunt performers offering up some awesome live entertainment as you wander the pumpkin patch. Bring your boo and it becomes an adorable and affordable fall date night.

You can get pumpkin pumped for Halloween at the Pumpkin Festival throughout October on Oct. 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27. Admission to the event is only $10, with a parking fee of $5 per vehicle. 

If you're looking for something more spooky to get you into the holiday spirit, an undead-infested zombie apocalypse ship is coming to Tampa this fall or keep the scares going into November at a Mega Horror-Con in Tampa.

An overview of the Pumpkin Festival's details can be seen below.

28th Annual Hunsader Farm's Pumpkin Festival

Price: Admission is $10 (children 10 and under get in free), parking is $5. The festival includes many free experiences, as well as other activities for small $2-3+ fees. Food available for purchase.

When: Oct. 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Address: 5500 Co Rd. 675, Bradenton, FL 34211

Why You Need To Go: six different days you can go throughout the fall season to get you in the spooky season spirit. Tons of activities are included in the admission price, such as hayrides and a petting zoo. Other fun stuff to do for small fees like a corn maze and zipline. Live music, food, and fall fun on a farm β€” they even have pumpkins!


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