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Pumpkin Patches in Lakeland + Polk County

Pumpkin Patch Near Me

Whether you’re trying to find the perfect pumpkin to carve or a place to take photos of your own little pumpkins, we’ve got a list of great local pumpkin patches near you in the Lakeland and Polk County area.

A visit to the pumpkin patch is a great family-friendly activity, and so is pumpkin carving or pumpkin painting. Since we live in Florida, we can’t carve our pumpkins very far in advance or they will rot. HGTV has a list of great tips for carving, lighting, and preserving your jack ‘o lantern.

Looking for free pumpkin patches near you? All of the locations below are free to visit and take photos with the pumpkins. All of them support local churches (usually youth groups), so if possible, show your support by making a purchase.

Keep in mind that they will close once the pumpkins are sold out. We do not update this list with closures but links are provided to check for updates.

Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Fall & Halloween Activities for a full list of fun things to do this fall in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Polk County, and Central Florida including pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses, Halloween events, trunk or treats, drive-thru Halloween attractions, trick or treat details, and more.

Editor’s Note: Here in Central Florida, there is some confusion around the term “Pumpkin Patch.” While up north and in the midwest this usually means a visit to a farm to pick out a pumpkin and enjoy fall activities, pumpkin patches in Central Florida are typically just pumpkins on the front lawn of a church because pumpkins aren’t traditionally grown in Florida.

Are you looking for:
🌽 A place to spend a few hours on a farm with hay rides, corn mazes, duck races, jumping pillows, live entertainment, and other fun activities where there is paid admission – head over to our list of Corn Mazes + Fall Festivals Near You
🎃 A place to spend 30-45 minutes, take pumpkin photos, visit for free, buy a pumpkin – keep reading! Below you’ll find a list of pumpkin patches near you.

Please check directly with event organizers for specific dates, discounts, current ticket prices, advance registration, and any last-minute changes. While we do our best to provide accurate information, we include an outside link so you can verify the details for all events and activities.

Pumpkin Patches in Lakeland

First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkin patch at First United Methodist Church on Lake Morton is back! This favorite Lakeland Florida pumpkin patch opens on Friday, October 6th at 4:00 PM. Visit for free photos and purchase a pumpkin to support the church youth. Join FUMC for their Pumpkin Patch Kickoff on Saturday, October 7th from 4-6 PM.

Location: 72 Lake Morton Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801 (MAP IT
More info: Website | Facebook 
Dates: Opens Friday, October 6, 2023
Hours: Monday – Friday: 4pm-7pm | Saturday – Sunday: 10am-7pm

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Presbyterian Church in the Highlands Pumpkin Patch

Presbyterian Church in the Highlands will have their annual Pumpkin Patch beginning Sunday, October 8! At this pumpkin patch at the corner of Lake Miriam and Cleveland Heights, you can find many different varieties and sizes of pumpkins and gourds. It is free to roam around and take pumpkin patch photos with multiple picture spots. You can also play kid friendly games. Pumpkins are available to purchase with cash, credit card or Apple pay.

You can also join Presbyterian Church in the Highlands for their Craft Fair + Fall Festival on October 14 and Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 22 from 5-7pm.

Location: 1010 Lake Miriam Dr, Lakeland, FL 33813 (MAP IT
More info: Website |  Facebook 
Dates: Opens Sunday, October 8, 2023
Hours: Daily from 9am – 7pm (until the pumpkins are gone)

Shepherd’s Community United Methodist Church

Shepherd’s Community United Methodist Church in South Lakeland / Mulberry has a pumpkin patch open 7 days a week for those fall photos and pumpkin purchases, plus a Fall Fest on October 21.

Location: 6885 Chelsea Oaks Dr Lakeland, FL 33811 (MAP IT)
More info: Facebook
Dates: Opens October 14, 2023
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am – 7pm, Monday – Friday 12pm – 6pm

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Booger Mountain Lakeland Pumpkins

We have confirmation of pumpkins in Lakeland! Booger Mountain Christmas Trees will be selling pumpkins hand-picked at their farm in North Carolina. This pumpkin patch in Lakeland Fl opens in mid October.

Location: Ardella Baptist Church on Pipkin Rd – 709 W. Pipkin Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811 (MAP IT)
More info: Facebook
Dates: Opens Friday, October 20, 2023
Hours: 3pm-8pm Monday through Friday, 9am-8pm Saturday, 12pm-8pm Sunday

Winter Haven Pumpkin Patch

Produce 863

This produce stand and farmers market has pumpkins and spots for fall photos. Pumpkins are scheduled to arrive in early October. Bring the kiddos out for some good old fashion pumpkin patch photos.

Location: 6121 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33810 (MAP IT)
More info: Facebook
Hours: Open 7 days a week – Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm

Walkers Produce

This local produce stand has pumpkins available for sale and as well as photo spots.

Location: 6320 U.S. Hwy. 98, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (MAP IT) – located at the corner of 540A and Bartow Hwy in South Lakeland
More info: Facebook
Hours: Daily from 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

TBA Church Pumpkin Patch

The TBA Pumpkin Patch will not be open in 2023. (We do have confirmation there will be a Christmas tree lot at TBA again this year).

Location: 1815 Co Rd 540A, Lakeland, FL 33813 (MAP IT

Pumpkin Patches in Winter Haven + Auburndale

St. John’s United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch in Winter Haven

This pumpkin patch in Winter Haven opens in October! Prices range from $25 – 0.25. Supports the church youth group.

St. John’s UMC Winter Haven pumpkin patch will also host family activities, fall photos, games, and more on Saturdays in October.

Location: 1800 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884 (MAP IT
More info: Website | Facebook
Dates: The truck is scheduled to arrive at 10am, Saturday, October 10, 2023
Hours: Monday – Friday 1pm to 7:30 pm, Sat 9 am – 7:30 pm, Sun 12 pm – 7:30 pm

First United Methodist Church Auburndale – Youth Ministry Pumpkin Patch

Check out this pumpkin patch in Auburndale FL! This church is located right on Lake Ariana, providing a scenic backdrop for your pumpkin patch photos. The pumpkins are scheduled to be delivered the afternoon of October 15, and the patch will open on October 16.

Location: 316 Lake Ariana Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823 (MAP IT)
More info: Facebook
Open: Scheduled to open October 16, 2023
Hours: Daily from 11am – 7pm

Michael’s Fresh Produce Auburndale

This produce stand in Auburndale is open year-round, and in October has pumpkins ranging in all sizes. Get regular pumpkins, witches nose pumpkins (warts), beautiful fall mums and crotons! Plus a photo spot with hay for the kids.

Location: 1795 Berkley Rd, Auburndale, FL 33823
More info: Facebook

Pumpkin Patches in Polk County

Bok Academy Pumpkin Patch Lake Wales

Bok Academy South is hosting a pumpkin patch to benefit PTO and FFA. They have food vendors, photo spots, and lots of fall family fun.

Location: 13901 Hwy 27 Lake Wales, FL 33859 (MAP IT
More info: Facebook
Dates: 2023 TBA
Hours: Weekdays 9:30am – 7:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 – 4:00 pm, Sundays 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Pick Your Own Pumpkin | U-Pick Pumpkins

Pumpkins aren’t a common crop here in Florida, but there are a few pumpkin farms where you can go to a real pumpkin patch and cut your pumpkin off the vine.

Mick Farms – 4261 Canoe Creek Road, Saint Cloud, Florida 34772
A family farm and market offering On the Vine Pumpkins, Pumpkin Picking + U-Pick Pumpkins in Central Florida. Check Facebook for updates on pumpkin availability.

The Pickin’ PatchNOT OPEN IN 2022, NO UPDATE FOR 2023
11000 Rolling Hills Road, Dunnellon FL 34431 (almost 2 hours from Lakeland)
The Pickin’ Patch is Florida’s Genuine Pick out of the Field Pumpkin Patch! $5 per person admission includes access to the picture spots, hay fort and slides, kids hay maze, corn maze, live music, and entrance into the pumpkin field. Pumpkin, gourd and sunflower picking is an additional fee.

Corn Mazes + Farms with Pumpkins

Most of the corn mazes and fall festivals in our Central Florida Corn Maze Guide also have pumpkins available for sale as well as great photo spots. These family-friendly events include farm animals, hayrides, a day on a family ranch, pony rides, playgrounds, food trucks, hay bales, train rides, petting zoo, and more. Paid admission is required.

Corn Mazes with a Pumpkin Patch include:

  • Harvest Holler Corn Maze near Lakeland (have a fun day on the farm AND visit the pumpkin patch – opens mid September)
  • Springtime Ag-Venture Farm Polk City
  • Fox Squirrel Corn Maze – Plant City
  • Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival in Bradenton
  • Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival at Southern Hill Farms near Orlando

Click here to see the full list of Corn Mazes and Fall Festivals in Polk County

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We would LOVE to include more Pumpkin Patches on our list. Please contact us if you know of one!

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