Halloween is a few weeks away, the air temperature is finally dipping below 90 degrees and our Facebook feeds are getting flooded with questions about which pumpkin patches are open this year. It must be a pandemic fall in South Florida!
Boca moms LOVE autumn. Let’s be honest, many of us are transplants from the northeast and we crave the change in season (and fashion). Whether it’s a socially distanced fall photo opportunity at Boca Center or a drive-thru “trunk or treat” event, you better believe Boca moms will be there this year with Jimmy Choo boots and designer masks on and their costumed kids in tow.
With traditional fall events sadly canceled, local parents are actively seeking out new venues in which to get that perfect pumpkin patch photo of their children. Luckily, we’ve done some digging and found several locations that are still opening for business this year.
Because if you give a basic Boca mom a pumpkin patch, this fall season will feel just a little bit more like normal. Even if regular trick-or-treating is still in question…
Pumpkin Towne – Wellington, Jupiter
Opening October 8th, Pumpkin Towne invites local families to get in the fall spirit while picking out their pumpkins. Kids can enjoy a bounce house, play area, hay bales for climbing and cute photo opportunities with gourds galore!
And, not only do they sell three varieties of pumpkins, but they also have minis for under $1, pumpkins for pies and more.
Open 7 days a week 10/8-10/31 from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; 561/697-9377
Mr. Jack O’ Lantern’s Pumpkins- West Palm Beach
Now open through October 31st, this family-owned business offers premium pumpkins, corn, games, activities, pumpkin decorating and carving kits (which can also be ordered online and delivered) along with attractions to ensure a full Halloween experience!
For everyone’s safety, Mr. Jack O’ Lantern’s Pumpkins has also implemented a ton of new measures to keep everyone healthy from mandatory facial coverings to new sanitization stations throughout the patch.
Open 7 days a week through 10/31 from 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (10:00 on weekends); 844/452-2567
Cason United Methodist Church – Delray Beach
During the month of October, thousands of people typically pass through Cason United Methodist Church’s annual Pumpkin Patch. And go figure, this year is their 25th anniversary celebration! In this Delray Beach patch, you’ll find everything from small, baseball-sized pumpkins to huge monsters that will take 2 people to carry out to your car. Not to mention colorful gourds of every size and description (and maybe even some pre-decorated and painted pumpkins too)!
Not only is the Pumpkin Patch a fundraising effort for Cason’s mission and outreach programs, it is also a way for the church to be involved with the community. Social distancing guidelines are in place and volunteers and guests will be asked to wear masks and gloves.
Open every day 10/17-10/31 from 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (9:00am opening on Saturdays); 757/651-2677
You Farm Fall Family Days – Loxahatchee
Visiting You Farm takes a little advanced planning on a parent’s part as it’s a ticketed pumpkin patch, which aids with crowd control. $5 per person will snag you a weekend spot at the farm with weekday tickets counting towards your family’s total pumpkin purchase.
And on October 31st, You Farm’s Fall Festival will close out the Halloween season with hayrides, music, farm games and more. We hear tickets will sell out fast for this event, so get them while you can!
Open weekdays through 10/31 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and on weekends 10:00am-2:00pm Saturdays; 2:00-6:00pm Sundays); 561/315-7410