Get Into The Fall Spirit South Florida Style

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By: Heather McMechan Contributing Writer

Just because we live in South Florida, it doesn’t mean it’s all about vacations and sandy beaches. We want to celebrate the seasons too, even when it’s 85 degree weather.

Fall is such a fun time for my family. They can’t wait to carve pumpkins and enjoy hayrides. If you are looking to get into the fall spirit South Florida style, then check out the scoop on these festive spots.

Bedner’s Farm located in Boynton Beach, Florida hosts a traditional Pumpkin Patch. You and your family can take a hayride around the 80 acres of working farm. Don’t forget to check out the corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides and more. They also have tasty treats like WinKettle Corn, carnival foods, hot dogs, fresh lemonade. Bender’s Farm is located at 10066 Lee Road, Boynton Beach. Call 561-733-5490 for more information.

Ever since my kids were little, we’ve been driving up to the Pumpkin Patch at Cason Methodist Church. It might be located 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., Delray Beach.  Call 561- 276-5302 for more information.

The Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival is a new event bringing the season of fall to life in Boca Raton. On Oct. 14 & 15 at Mizner Park Amphitheater, you can celebrate the season with 2,500 pumpkins, a cornstalk maze, scarecrow dress-up activity, unlimited carnival rides for all ages, live entertainment, a pumpkin food court, pumpkin beer bars (for adults) & more! Go to www.bocapumpkinpatch.com for more information.

St. Ambrose Pumpkin Patch will be open from Oct. 16th thru Oct. 31st. Hours are 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. every day. They have a large assortment of pumpkin, gourds, corn stalks, hay etc. The pumpkins are sent from Klickman farms in Ohio. Payment is cash or check. St. Ambrose Church is located at 380 South Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach. Call 954-895-7613 for more information.

This year take the whole family to see one of our South Florida Pumpkin Towne location. It’s not just about picking your own pumpkin, it’s about getting in the fall spirit. You can enjoy bounce houses, hay bales for climbing, head cutout photo ops and other fun fall activities Pumpkin Towne is located at Wellington Green next to the Mall in the Whole Foods parking lot. 2585 State Road 7, Wellington, Florida. Call 561-727-4114 for more information. The second location is at the N.W. Corner of Indiantown Rd. and Old Dixie Highway, 14 N. Old Dixie Hwy. (U.S. 1), Jupiter. Call 561-744-5198 for more information.