Fall Fun in St. Augustine

Fall in Florida is glorious- evenings are cool enough for s’mores but days can heat up enough to still wear my favorite flip-flops. It’s the perfect time of year to picnic, to visit a farm and to GET LOST!! Yes, get lost in a corn maze!! They’re popping up all over St. Augustine- here are some favorite spots for local “agritainment“:

Tommy’s Pumpkin Patch on CR210

Who’d have thought to bring farm animals, a hay ride and a “corn maze” to suburbia?! Tommy did! His nursery & Superior Landscape business is open year round (just past Winn Dixie on the R of CR210) but he’s drawing crowds with his “Fun Zone”. My girls’ favorite part was the petting zoo where they hand-fed goats, heirloom chickens, piglets, rabbits and even a peacock!

Two play-gymns are set up for littles to play on and there are fun photo ops scattered around the grounds.

I could hardly pry my boys away from the pumpkin darts. Sharp objects hurtling through the air seeking a pumpkin target- what’s not to love!?! 4 year old Georgia did as well as her big brother {shh… don’t tell!} so it’s not the power behind the throw, it’s all in the wrist.

We visited during the day and were the only family there for a while, so I took a turn in the bounce house and slide!! It was so much fun bouncing with the kids! Admission is good all day, so go early and then again in the evening to get the biggest bang for your buck.

Clara found the barrel train and climbed right in. She loved it… until the tractor started. Then she cried ’til I got her. Being 2 is so hard!

Like I said earlier, you can go all day with your wristband. We went back after dinner for a few more bounces and some fun dashing down the giant tube slide {soon to be a candy cane slide for Christmas…}. Two words on why we went twice in one day: EASY BEDTIME.

Tommy’s Pumpkin Patch & Fun Zone
Find it off CR 210. Open through Halloween

$8 per kid, $4 per adult, $2 per grandparent
Christmas trees & an ice skating rink will be opening late November!

Sykes & Cooper Farms
GET LOST!! Sykes & Cooper Farms urges you to get lost in their 9 acre corn maze- the highlight of their “agritainment” fall attraction. While it’s no good for adorable 2 year olds to get lost…

…the big kids love having some time to run free, figure out the clues and conquer the crazy maze!!

I used to go to Connor’s in Hilliard- but it’s so far! I do like the other attractions at Sykes & Cooper but the Corn Maze is a little confusing for this grown-up. I heard there’s another good one a couple more exits South, we may check it out next year.

THIS is my kiddos’ favorite part of Sykes & Cooper Farms… the Popcorn Popper! It’s a huge bounce house- but no walls & it’s sloped, so you can slide down the sides. King of the Hill was resurrected as a favorite game for an afternoon.

There are pigs & chickens to see, fair food to buy, barrel trains & bounce houses to ride… the grande finale is a hay ride through the fields of sunflowers and winter squash. Until next year, buh bye!!

Sykes & Cooper Farms
Corn Maze in the fall, Strawberry picking in the spring, etc!
$8 entrance, I think some some things require additional tickets. We were there on a field trip so everything was 1 set price.

United Methodist Church on King Street

Remember when pumpkin patches just sold pumpkins? Maybe raised a few dollars to fund a food pantry or help kids go on a missions trip? If you’re on a quest for simplicity, UMC is your place.

I know there are other pumpkin patches around St. Augustine… these are the 3 I’ve visited. Wherever you end up, enjoy the beautiful weather and make some sweet memories with your family!

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