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 in the Lakeland and Polk County area. Keep in mind that they will close once the pumpkins are gone!
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.
Many attraction closures and event postponements have been announced beginning September 27 due to Hurricane Ian. We are editing our calendar and articles if we receive notice of event changes, but please be sure to check directly with organizers to confirm any events or activities from September 27 - October 2. A link is provided at the bottom of every event on our calendar and in all articles.
All of the locations in the first section 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.
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 treat, drive-thru Halloween attractions 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. Below you’ll find a list of free pumpkin patches where you can buy a pumpkin. If you are looking to spend the day on a farm with hay rides, duck races, jumping pillows, live entertainment, and other fun activities, head on over to our separate list of corn mazes, farms, and fall festivals.
Please check directly with event organizers for specific dates, 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.
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Pumpkin Patches in Lakeland
Pumpkin Patches in Winter Haven + Auburndale
Pumpkin Patches in Polk County
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’ Patch – NOT OPEN IN 2022
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
Map – Find a Pumpkin Patch Near You
Pumpkins Near You | Church Pumpkin Patch Near You
We would LOVE to include more Pumpkin Patches on our list. Please contact us if you know of one!
Fall + Halloween Activity Guide
Check out our Ultimate Fall & Halloween Activity Guide to find more things to do including:
🌽 Corn Mazes 🎃 Pumpkin Patches 💀 Haunted Houses 🍬 Halloween Events in Polk County 👸 Neighborhoods for Trick or Treating 🍭 Trick or Treat Hours and more!