7 Festive Pumpkin Patches Near Miami (Yes, They Exist)
Just because we’re in Miami doesn’t mean we can’t indulge the seasonal urge to decorate pumpkins, dress up scarecrows and take autumnal selfies. Throw on your favorite (lightweight) sweater and head to these pumpkin patches complete with beer, corn mazes and all the fall vibes you can handle.
1. Pinto’s Farm
Pinto’s is one of South Florida’s largest pumpkin patches, so the family-run operation has the whole fall fun thing down to a science. Along with an admirable squash selection, you’ll find fruit smoothies, hayrides and animals every weekend through November 3. Be sure to get lost in the farm’s hay maze, which is made with more than a thousand bales.
14890 SW 216th St., Miami; pintofarm.com
2. Fall Pumpkin Fest at Normandy Fountain
Taking place at Normandy Fountain, this one-day event (October 13) starts with a yoga flow and ends with live music and chef-made pumpkin-inspired dishes from local vendors such as Taquiza and Vice City Bean (paired with cocktails, of course). Don’t worry: There’s a fair share of pumpkins up for grabs, as well as carving stations and arts-and-crafts areas.
7802 Rue Vendome, Miami Beach
3. Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival
More than 5,000 orange gourds will be on display during one of Miami’s largest pumpkin patch weekends. Don’t miss the pumpkin-inspired food garden, decorating stations, kiddie corn maze and photo ops. The catch? The pop-up is limited to two days (October 26 and 27), so plan accordingly.
2820 McFarlane Rd., Miami; coconutgrovepumpkinpatch.com
4. Bedner’s Farm
It’s worth heading west to Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market during pumpkin patch season. In addition to acres and acres of ready-to-pick pumpkins, Bedner’s offers hayrides, a corn maze, an animal park and a fully stocked produce market. You'll also find food trucks with cider doughnuts, homemade ice cream and barbecue. Come for the food, leave with a pumpkin.
10066 Lee Rd., Boynton Beach; 561-733-5490 or bedners.com
5. The Little Farm
Pumpkins, a petting zoo and…frozen treats? You’re still in Miami, after all. Open every weekend through October, the Little Farm’s Fall Festival offers everything you’d expect from your neighborhood farm, plus a lineup of local food vendors.
13401 SW 224th St., Goulds; thelittlefarm.us
6. Pumpkin Patch of Hope
Open daily, the 22nd annual Pumpkin Patch of Hope is bigger than ever. Swing by for a corn maze, food trucks, a bonfire, live performances and, of course, gourds galore. Make sure to try the pumpkin bread.
14800 Ludlam Rd., Miami Lakes; 305-821-7274 or hopemlumc.com
7. Pumpkin Towne
If its name is any indication, Pumpkin Towne takes its annual fall duties seriously. With three South Florida locations (Jupiter, Wellington and Stuart) open through October, this family-run operation offers plenty of photo ops, carving stations and food (including legendary pumpkin pie).
Multiple locations; pumpkintowne.com