As Fall progresses, decorative bats, pumpkins and black cats permeate the community with Halloween spirit. Before the fright comes the fun. Some of the greatest things about this season are hayrides, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches in Sarasota. Here are the top three places to find the best family-friendly activities and fall events in Sarasota for you and your little ones. 

Fruitville Grove Farm Market 

Beginning October 6, you can find fall fun and Halloween events in Sarasota here every weekend in October. The festival is open from 10am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday. With no fee for admission or parking, you’ll get to enjoy all the activities Fruitville Grove offers without breaking the bank. Though you’ll be satisfied with the pumpkin patch, they have even more to make your family smile. Their petting zoo, pumpkin painting, and pony rides will also complete the experience. Some of the activities are free while others require a nominal fee. Pets are welcome to join the fun as long as their health records are up to date.

Florida Railroad Museum 

The train leaves the station at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm two weekends in a row starting October 20. For two hours, you and your family will have the opportunity to enjoy hayrides, crafts, and explore pumpkin patches. Included in the ticket prices, every child gets to choose one pumpkin to take home from their experience. Tickets are between $14.50 and $28.50 for children and $18.50 and $32.50 for adults. The exact price is determined by what class ticket you choose.

Hunsader Farms

Live shows, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, and a zip line are just a few of the activities Hunsader farms will offer at their pumpkin festival every weekend beginning October 13 through October 28. The fun starts at 9am and ends at 5pm. Many of the events are free with the $10 admission while others are supplied by outside vendors and have their own individual pricing. Children under the age of 10 get to enjoy the fun with no admission fee. This year will be the 27th year Hunsader farms has offered this to the community. Check out this article from last year’s Bradenton Herald to get an idea of what you could experience.

For more Fall fun and Halloween events in Sarasota, register on 941area for free!

Feature Image Provided By Fruitville Grove Farm Market