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2023 pumpkin patches, hayrides, events in your area

It’s officially fall and the pumpkin patches, hayrides, haunted houses, and more spooktacular events are back!

News4JAX has compiled a 2023 list — including multiple Florida counties and Georgia — of the best pumpkin patches and events in your area! Check them out below. (Want to add your event or pumpkin patch to the list? Email CLuter@wjxt.com)

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Duval County

Spooktacular at Jacksonville Zoo: Jacksonville’s most awaited Halloween event, Spooktacular, is returning for its 36th year. Presented by Vystar Credit Union, Spooktacular runs from October 13-15, 19-22, 26-31, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm with an early preview for members on October 12, 2023. This bewitching celebration offers more ghastly delights and eerie entertainment than ever before. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their family-friendly costumes to explore the winding pathways of themed decorations. Click here for tickets, dates and more information.

Spooktacular at Jacksonville Zoo

Mandarin United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch: Address: 11270 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32223 | Reopening September 23 – Oct. 31! Open every day from 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Bring your family to pick out the perfect pumpkin, take pictures, and have fun!” the website said. More info here.

Mandarin United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

Beaches Oktoberfest: Get ready for music, food, vendors, art, and beer!🍻 Beaches Oktoberfest, Florida’s largest Oktoberfest, returns on Oct. 6 and 7 at the SeaWalk Pavilion. Although the event is free, VIP tickets will be on sale for lounge areas, private bars, air-conditioned & private restrooms and more. Click here for more information.

Dates announced: Beaches Oktoberfest is returning to Jacksonville Beach in 2022

Southside Methodist Church: The Patch is open starting Oct. 2. Hours are Mon – Fri from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sun – Honor store. Address: 3120 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207

Southside United Methodist Church: Address: 3120 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207 | Pumpkins Patch is Open! The Patch is open Mon – Fri from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Sat – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, and Sun – Honor store. (News4JAX)

19th Annual Halloween Doors & More: On Saturday, Oct. 14, The Foundation of Community Hospice & Palliative Care will transform the Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall into a magical, candy land-themed day of family-friendly fun and entertainment for the 19th annual Halloween Doors & More. Northeast Florida’s premier Halloween event since 2005, Halloween Doors & More, will begin at 2 p.m. for fun attractions with candy, toys, food, interactive experiences, and live characters. To purchase Halloween Doors & More admissions, call 904.886.3883 or visit HDM.CommunityHospice.com.

19th Annual Halloween Doors & More (News4JAX)

Highlands Baptist Church: The pumpkin patch at 2159 Broward Road in Jacksonville is opening Oct. 16 and will run through Oct. 31. It will be open from 12-7 p.m. Sunday-Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays. All purchases support the church’s youth and children’s ministries. There will also be a photo booth, and the church is hosting its Fall Festival from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 29 with a bounce house, games, prizes, dinner and plenty of candy.

Spring Glen Methodist Church: The church pumpkin patch opens on Monday, Oct. 16. The hours are Mon-Friday 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday’s 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday’s 12-7 p.m. Address: 6007 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, fl 32216

Spring Glen Methodist Church (News4JAX)

13th Floor Haunted House: They’re baccckkkk! 👻🎃😈 13th Floor Halloween Haunted House will bring its gut-wrenching thrills to Jacksonville on select evenings starting Saturday, Sept. 16 through Nov. 4. Click here for tickets, dates and more. Address: 9230 Arlington Expy, Jacksonville, FL 32225

13th Floor Halloween Haunted House returns with new gut-wrenching thrills (News4JAX)

Southside Christian Church Celebrating 100 Years: From Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, Southside Christian Church will host a craft sale, concerts, food, kid’s activities, hayrides and more! Address: 6755 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32211

Southside Christian Church Celebrating 100 Years (News4JAX)

Trunk or Treat partnering with Make-A-Wish: Come join us for a great cause and great fun! All proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event is free. Sponsors are welcome. Click here to read more. Address: 11633 Beach Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32246

Trunk or Treat partnering with Make-A-Wish (News4JAX)

Ortega Church Pumpkin Patch: Address: 4807 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32210 | This pumpkin patch is open Oct. 1 until Oct. 31, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., as well as the weekends, open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by for family pictures and fun! While you’re there, don’t forget to pick out your Ortega Patch pumpkins! Proceeds support our Ortega Church Youth Ministry.

Ortega Church Pumpkin Patch

Kernan Church Trunk or Treat: Don’t miss this Halloween event on Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring the whole family for a fun night of Games, Candy, Bounce Houses, Food Trucks, Hay Rides, and more! Address: 4000 Kernan Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224

Kernan Church Trunk or Treat (News4JAX)

Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church and School Pumpkin Patch: Address: 7860 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256 | This pumpkin patch is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pumpkins with a Purpose (News4JAX)

Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church: Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Normandy Blvd is hosting its fourth annual Pumpkin Patch Festival. The event will offer horse and pony rides on the last two weekends in October, a food court, picture-taking stations, funnel cakes, face painting, balloon animals, and “Trunk-or-Treat” on Sun. Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: 8523 Normandy Blvd., Jax., FL 32221; Open on weekdays 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. On weekends 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Haunt Nights returns to Adventure Landing: Haunt Nights is proud to open again this Halloween season at Adventure Landing. Opening night is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will run through Halloween night (select nights). Haunt actors and the public are thrilled to have one of the best-haunted house attractions open for another season. Click here for more details.

Baldwin United Methodist Church: Be sure to check out this Baldwin pumpkin patch this year! Located next to 1st Baldwin UMC off Highway 90, the spot has tons of picture spots and pumpkins! Hours are 7 days a week 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Address: 51 S. Chestnut St, Baldwin FL, 32234

Baldwin United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch (News4JAX)

‘Fire eating’ at Norikase: Norikase, which is a restaurant on Deer Lake Court, will be offering live “fire-eating” starting this Friday. The professional “fire eaters” will be on hand each Friday for the month of October. Norikase is having its grand opening this Friday. It will go on each Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Click here to read more.

Norikase’s Official Grand Opening is Oct. 6
(Courtesy Instagram/@nori_kase)
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Jacksonville’s Official Halloween Bar Crawl: The Official Halloween bar crawl also features plenty of trick-or-treating fun for everyone from bar to bar of course. When: Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.99 and can be purchased here.

Jacksonville Official Halloween Bar Crawl (News4JAX)

Isle of Faith United Methodist Church: Address: 1821 San Pablo Road S, Jacksonville, FL | The patch is open every day to the general public with no entry fee from Oct. 7 through Oct. 31. This is a free event and open to the public. There will be fun family events every Saturday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Click here for more information.

Photo:Isle of Faith United Methodist Church

Cedar Hills Baptist Christian School: Cedar Hills Baptist Christian School — located on the Westside of Jacksonville — will be hosting a Courtyard Candy Crawl on Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Address: 4200 Jammes Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32210

Cedar Hills Baptist Christian School (News4JAX)

Spring Glen United Methodist Church — Address: 6007 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32216 | The pumpkin patch opens Oct. 16th. Mon-Fri 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Sat: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Sun: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Spring Glen United Methodist Church pumpkin patch (Spring Glen United Methodist Church)

Clay County

ConnectPoint Church: Get ready for ConnectPoint Church’s 2023 Fall Festival! The Oct. 28th event will feature candy, games and more. It will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more details. Address: 2728 Howard Rd, Middleburg, FL 32068

ConnectPoint Church (News4JAX)

Charming Sisters Events: A Fall Festival is being held on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Green Cove Springs. Festivalgoers can expect vendors, food trucks and live music! Admission is free. Address: Clay County Fairgrounds at 2463 FL-16, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Charming Sisters Events (News4JAX)

Springs Chapel’s 4th Annual Fall Festival: On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 2-to-6 p.m., Springs Chapel’s 4th Annual Fall Festival will be held. It will be a free event with dozens of games, free food, vendors, bounce houses, zip lines, a petting zoo, a cake walk, relay races, and more! Join us for fun for the whole family! Address: 1106 N Orange Ave. Green Cove Springs, FL

Springs Chapel’s 4th Annual Fall Festival (News4JAX)

Amazing Grace Family Farms Fall Festival Address: 4251 SR-21, Green Cove duvas, FL 32043 | The event runs from Oct. 6 – Nov. 4. Fri: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Sat: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Mon: Oct. 16: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Click here to buy tickets and for more information.

St. Johns County

Marineland Monster Mash: Marineland Dolphin Adventure in Saint Augustine is hosting its second annual Marineland Monster Mash, a family-friendly, festive spooky event! The event will feature a haunted house, haunted tour, dolphin show, food truck, theatrical performances, photo opportunities and more! Tickets begin at $25 for adults and $15 for children. Click here for more information.

Marineland Monster Mash (News4JAX)

River of Life United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch: Address: 2600 Race Track Rd Fruit Cove, FL 32259 | The River of Life UMC Pumpkin Patch is open Monday through Friday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. through 8 p.m.

Haunted Jail for Sheriff’s Office: Join Sheriff Hardwick at the 3rd Annual Haunted Jail — Friday and Saturday, October 20 & 21 and 27 & 28, 2023 at 6:30 pm. This year features three new scare zones – Slaughterhouse, Children of the Corn and The Exorcist. Once the door slams shut behind you, the only way to go is forward. Tickets are $23. Click here to purchase tickets. Address: 4025 Lewis Speedway St. Augustine, FL 32095

Haunted Jail for Sheriff’s Office (News4JAX)

Happy Haunts at Faith Community Church: 3450 County Road 210, Saint Johns 32259 – Pumpkin Patch opens Saturday, Oct. 7 and will end on the 31st. It opens at 3 p.m. during the week, 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. They close at dark.

Nassau County

Northeast Florida Fair — Callahan: Address: 543378 US Highway 1 Callahan, FL 32011 | It’s the 76th-year celebration of the fair! The fair will begin on Thursday, Oct. 12 and go until Sunday, Oct. 22. You can enjoy rides, food, entertainment, live animals, games and more! Click here for more details.

Northeast Florida Fair — Callahan (News4JAX)

Terror On The Timber Farm Haunted Trails: Get ready to scream! A unique Halloween experience will arrive for six nights only — Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28 — on the Timber Farm. “Six horrifying haunted trails that will send shivers down your spine,” a post said. Explore the dark and twisting paths, encountering creatures from your worst nightmares. Click here to purchase tickets.

Terror On The Timber Farm Haunted Trails (News4JAX)

Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres Farm: Address: 19856 County Road 121, Hilliard, FL 32046 | Fall Events range from Sept. 30 to Oct. 28. Click here for ticket information and more.

Jax Best Pumpkin Patch: Conners A-Maize-Ing Acres

Alachua County

Newberry’s Cornfield Maze: 20015 W Newberry Road, Newberry, FL 32669 | Starting Sept. 22 – Oct. 28. The Maze will open on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. throughout the season. Click here for tickets and more information.


Great Pumpkin LumiNights & The Pumpkin Spice Festival at Wild Adventures Theme Park | 9/22/2023 — 10/29/2023| Guests can explore the glow with a bigger, brighter family adventure! A jungle of jack-o-lanterns will return to South Georgia lighting up the night with incredible glowing pumpkin sculptures and plenty of family fun. Click here for more details.

Pro Pumpkin Carver Returns to Great Pumpkin LumiNights

Poppell Farms: 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop Odum, GA 31555 | Fall Harvest Celebration from Sept. 30 – Oct. 3129. Get ready for 20+ attractions, a petting farm, and pumpkins! The farm features a maze, wagon rides, a pumpkin patch and more. Click here for more information.

Poppell Farms

Southern Belle Farm: 1658 Turner Church Rd, McDonough, GA 30252 | There is a wide variety of things to do from pig races to getting lost in a corn maze! Fall Activities Hours: Monday-Tuesday: Closed Wednesday-Friday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. -7 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Click here for prices and times.

Southern Belle Farm

Georgia National Fair: The Georgia Fair is back from Oct. Oct. 5 – Oct. 15 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agriculture Center! The fair will feature rides, games, food, entertainment, livestock and horces, concerts and more! Click here for more information. Address: 401 Golden Isles Pkwy, Perry, GA 31069

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