It’s fall and time to visit area farms for pumpkin picking, crop mazes, and good ‘ole fashioned family fun! Here’s a round-up of 2020 events in St. Johns County, Putnam County and Green Cove Springs:
ST. JOHNS COUNTY
Wesley Wells Farms – Farm Days
The Maze at Sykes Family Farms
Oct. 3-25: Nine acres of a local farm becomes THE MAZE at Sykes Family Farm each year — with live music, the maze, games, sunflowers, pumpkins, live animals and more at 5995 Brough Road in Elkton, just off State Road 207. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $13 for ages 3 to 64; $11 for seniors and military with ID; and free for ages 2 and younger. Go to www.sycofarms.com for more details.
Cracker Day at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds
Oct. 17: The St. Johns County Cattlemen’s Association will host the 61st annual Cracker Day at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds featuring horse games and food, including barbecue, and a Farmers Market with local vendors. Cracker Day celebrates cracker horses and cracker cattle, which were brought to the area by the Spanish. “Cracker” also refers to a cowboy who uses a whip to round up cattle, which makes a cracking sound when used. Gates open at 6 a.m., and the event is from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $5 (cash only). Registration to compete in the horse games ranges from $5-$15. The St. Johns County Fairgrounds is located at 5840 S.R. 207, in Elkton. Call 904-669-6186 for more details.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2596126913980921/
Farm Dayz – Crop Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 10-11, Oct. 17, Oct. 24-25: Farm Dayz is located just an hour from St. Augustine at932 Coral Farms Road Florahome FL 32140. Cost is $6 person (3 & under free) CASH ONLY. Stroll through two crop mazes, a pumpkin patch, take a hay ride, play corn hole, and enjoy the photo prop area. Food and other vendors will be available. Enjoy family time on a beautiful farm, walk the mazes, and buy some pumpkins.
- October 10-11 — 10am-6pm
- October 17, October 18 & October 24 — 10am-9pm
- October 25 —10am-6pm (Halloween Costume Contest with Prizes!)
GREEN COVE SPRINGS
Amazing Grace Family Farms
Fridays & Saturday through Oct. 31: Amazing Grace Family Farms in located in Green Cove Springs, 2899 Wisteria Farm Rd Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Enjoy the pumpkin patch, corn maze, jump pad, playground, photo ops, tug-o-war, barnyard ball zone, and farm animals. Visit www.agcropmaze.com
- Fridays: 5 to 10 PM
- Saturdays: 10 AM to 10 PM
- Closed Sundays