On the hunt for pumpkins, spice, and everything nice? Look no further. Although Disney in October is never a bad idea, the Sarasota/Bradenton area has seasonal events that are just a short drive awaywith Fruitville Grove and Hunsader Farms making the top of the list.



Fruitville Grove: 32nd Annual Pumpkin Festival

Festival Hours: Every Sat. & Sun. in October, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission: Free admission, $5 parking


The Fruitville Grove’s Pumpkin Festival is a classic event in the Sarasota area. Enjoy a family outing filled with fall festivities! Pick out a pumpkin, enjoy seasonal decorations, pet furry favorites at the petting zoo, listen to live music, and more. Don’t forget to grab local farm fresh produce and snap your annual family photos in the pumpkin patch.


Hunsader Farms: 29th Annual Pumpkin Patch

Festival Hours: Sat. & Sun. October 10th – 25th,  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Admission: $10/person age 10+, $5 parking fee


Hunsader Farms has something for the whole family! Get a taste of autumn with hayrides, pony rides, live music, craft vendors, the petting zoo, corn maze, rock climbing wall, arm painting, and tons of fall-friendly eats. And pumpkins galore, of course!


From all of us at House Match, happy fall!


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