By: Stanley Spiegelman
A variety of fall festivities will soon commence, including the ever-popular pumpkin patches in October. Here are several we found near us.
1. Parkridge Church Pumpkin Patch
When: September 30 – October 30
The pumpkin patch hosted at Parkridge Church offers free admission for guests. All Proceeds will go toward the Parkridge Youth Ministry. Admission is free.
Patch Hours: Monday – Friday 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Sunday noon – 6:30 p.m.
Where: 5600 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs Website
2. Jack-o’-lantern Stack
When: October 4 from 4 – 6 p.m.
The Jack-o’-lantern stack hosted by Painting with a Twist invites guests to paint their own spooky canvas in a two-hour studio session. Sip, paint, and leave the babies behind, as you must be over 21 years old with a valid ID. The cost to register is $40 per canvas.
Where: 720 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs. RSVP here
3. Haunted Hamptons
When: October 14 – 15, 21 – 22 & 28, with gates open at 7 p.m. and close at 9 p.m.
The City of North Lauderdale Haunted Hamptons festival is back for 2022, where attendees walk through a Halloween-themed event featuring tons of scares! General admission is $10, and a haunted fast pass is available for $15.
Where: Hamptons Pines Park, 7800 Hamptons Boulevard, North Lauderdale Website
4. Boca Raton Pumpkin Patch Festival
When: October 15 – 16 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
This event is for the whole family! A carnival, live music, food court, beer bars, and over 2,500 pumpkins will be at the center of the action. General admission is $25 for ages three and up. All tickets must be purchased in advance.
Where: 327 Mizner Park, Boca Raton Website
5. Deerfield Beach Fall Festival
When: October 15 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The City of Deerfield Beach hosts its ninth annual festival, where attendees can participate in pumpkin patches, archery, hayrides, and live entertainment activities. Admission is free.
Where: Pioneer Park, 217 NE 5th Avenue, Deerfield Beach Website
6. Ghostly Gathering
When: October 18 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Parkland Library hosts a scary Halloween gathering for ages 8 – 11. Please wear your costume and visit the library for scary stories and arts & crafts. A Parkland library card is required to register.
Where: Parkland Library, 6620 University Drive, Parkland Resister here or call 954-757-4207
7. The Great Pumpkin Splash
When: October 19 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The City of Tamarac pumpkin splash is an event for the whole family, with pumpkin picking, water games, music, and prizes. Tickets are $5 per person.
Where: Caporella Aquatic Center, 9300 NW 58th Street, Tamarac Website
8. Trick or Treat with the Animals
When: Friday, October 21, 2022
The Humane Society of Broward County is transformed into Dogwarts as you trick or treat with the animals.
Where: 2070 Griffin Road from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tickets are 2 for $1.00.
9. Margate Fall Festival
When: October 22 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The City of Margate will hold its annual fall festival, where attendees can enjoy activities such as line dancing, pony rides, haunted houses, costume contests (for all ages), and a scarecrow-building contest! Admission is free.
Where: Margate Sports Complex, 1695 Banks Road, Margate Website
10. Thrills & Chills
When: October 22 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Coral Springs Gymnasium converts into a fall festival this Halloween. Activities include carnival games, pumpkin decorating, and a costume contest. Admission is $5 for children (ages two and up) and $3 for adults.
Where: 2501 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs Website
11. Parkland Pumpkin Patch
When: October 26 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Parkland pumpkin patch will feature a petting zoo, photo ops, face painting, and more.
Where: Parkland Equestrian Center, 8350 Ranch Road, Parkland Website
12. Halloween Hoopla
When: October 28 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Attendees can enjoy an event for all ages, music, bounce houses, arts & crafts, and more. The first 500 kids will receive a goodie bag of treats. Admission is free.
Where: Tamarac Park Baseball Fields, 7501 North University Drive, Tamarac Website
13. Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m
the JPT student government invites the community to its first-ever Trunk or Treat, where kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes while strolling from vehicle to vehicle, collecting candy just as they would door-to-door.
Where: in the school’s west parking lot located at 10600 Riverside Dr, Coral Springs, 33071.
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- Stanley Spiegelman is a recent graduate from the University of Miami, where he received his bachelor of science in journalism and public relations. He plans to attend graduate school in the Spring of 2023 to obtain a master's in management.
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