TAMPA, FL — Pumpkins are showing up at grocery stores and roadside stands as Halloween creeps closer. If your family has a visit planned to a local pumpkin patch in Tampa, we have a list of stands open in the area. And here’s a look at the weekend weather forecast to help you plan your trip.
Friday night is your best bet for pumpkin hunting. The temperature should be around 75 degrees with 80 percent humidity. There will be a few clouds but no rain predicted.
A visit to the pumpkin patch Saturday morning is also a possibility. There's a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms, but they're expected to hold off until the afternoon. The temperature will rise to 89 degrees with 72 percent humidity.
There may be some thunderstorms off and on Sunday but, overall, it should be a nice day to visit a pumpkin patch with light winds and temperatures reaching 76 degrees with 86 percent humidity.
In many cases, coronavirus precautions have merely changed — not shut down — area pumpkin patches and their entertainment options. Below is a list of some of our favorite pumpkin patches near Tampa:
Here are some of them:
The St. Paul Catholic Church youth group will host a pumpkin patch through Oct. 31 at the church, 12708 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Hyde Park Village will host a socially distant pumpkin patch through Oct. 31 at 1602 W. Snow Ave. Hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
The Tampa Bay Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch, 1001 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, will be open through October from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering pumpkins, corn stalks, straw bales, hay and more.
Seminole Heights United Methodist Church, 6111 N. Central Ave., Tampa, will host the Great Pumpkin Patch on the front lawn of the church through Oct. 31. The pumpkin patch will be open Monday through Friday from 2 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Cash, checks and all major credit cards are accepted.
If we missed your favorite pumpkin patch, be sure to share it with readers in the comments section.