Feeling fall in South Florida with pumpkin patches, hayrides


By: Heather McMechan Contributing Writer

I love pumpkin patches, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin cake and pumpkin coffee. Pumpkin everything this time of year. Truly one of my favorite things to do is pick out pumpkins with my family.

South Florida fall weather is usually 80 to 85 degrees. But this is the one thing we do as a family that makes it feel just a little bit like fall in South Florida.

Get the scoop on these fun pumpkin events:



The Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival is back and more wonderFALL than ever! It’s on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. The festival will feature a variety of fun activities for the whole family, including a pumpkin patch with 2,500 pumpkins to pick from! Plus, carnival rides for all ages.

Included in the entrance fee: unlimited carnival rides, a cornstalk maze, a dress-your-own scarecrow village, and tons of beautiful photo vignettes to capture that perfect autumn photo. Attendees can also decorate their pumpkins right on-site, as well as enjoy savory & sweet pumpkin delights (and delicious fair food) in the Pumpkin Food Court!

For more information about this event, visit  http://www.bocapumpkinpatch.com/

Ticket Pricing is $20 General Admission for everyone 2 Years Old & Up. Free admission for Babies Under 24 Months old (does not include access to carnival rides).



Bedner’s Farm offers customers a variety of locally grown produce and is one of the few remaining family owned farmer’s markets left in South Florida. They grow some of the most delicious tasting corn which is so sweet you can pick and eat it right off the cob.

Each season they host their Fall Festival Weekends, which runs through Oct. 27. You can pick your pumpkin from their traditional pumpkin patch.

Bedner’s Farm is located at 10066 Lee Road, Boynton Beach. Call 561-733-5490 for more details. Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.



Ever since my kids were little, we’ve been driving up to the Pumpkin Patch at Cason Methodist Church. It may be in a parking lot, but they have great photo opportunities for you and your kids.  Dress them up in their favorite costumes and pick out your favorite pumpkin to carve.

You’ll find pumpkins from baseball size to monsters along with colorful gourds of every size and description to make the perfect fall display.

Cason Methodist Church is located at 342 North Swinton Ave. Call (561) 276-5302 for more details.