Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals
Throughout the month of October in 2018
St. Augustine boasts several fall festivals and a number of places where pumpkins are available for purchase. Here's a list of some of the best places to find Halloween pumpkins in 2018:
Sykes & Cooper Farm
5995 Brough Rd., Elkton FL 32033 (904) 692-1370
Sykes and Cooper Farms hosts its annual Corn Maze each October. In addition to the award-winning mazes (each year’s maze is unique, and they’re all quite challenging), the farm offers a lot of fun fall activities, including hayrides, duck races, kids’ play area and a tube slide. They have a nice pumpkin patch right there and sell other fall produce as well.
First United Methodist Church
118 King Street St., St. Augustine FL 32084 (904) 829-3459
Every year, the First United Methodist church offers pumpkins of all sizes and prices at their downtown location on the corner of King St. and Riberia. The pumpkins will go on sale on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Additionally, a special Trunk or Treat will be held at the Church from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24. This is a free event for school age children.
Rype & Readi Downtown Farm Market
115 La Quinta Place, St. Augustine FL 32084 (904) 429-3070
Rype & Readi Downtown Farm Market will have a large selection of pumpkins for sale, from heirloom varieties to jack-o'-lanterns and jack-b-littles, from October 1 through 31, 2018. The Downtown Market is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
On Saturdays in October, kids can paint their pumpkins for a $3 fee right at the Market from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Ancient City Baptist Church Fall Festival
27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine FL 32084. (904) 829-3476
This annual Fall Festival takes place at the Church's playground on Wednesday, October 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be plenty of activities for kids, including a giant slide, as well as food for the whole family.
Shores United Methodist Church
724 Shores Blvd., St. Augustine FL 32086 (904) 797-4416
12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Pumpkins will go on sale at Shores United Methodist Church right after church on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The patch will be open daily from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. throughout October. From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, the Church will hold its Fall Festival, featuring children’s games, a bounce house, food, and live music, in addition to the pumpkin patch. There will be a Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 31, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
For more about fall activities in St. Augustine, see our article on "Five Ways to Fall for St. Augustine."