Pumpkin patches in St. Augustine & St. Johns County


Pumpkin patches and Halloween events are popping up at area churches and other locations this fall in St. Augustine and St. Johns County. To submit an event, please email totallystaugustine@gmail.com


The Maze at Sykes Family Farms

Oct. 7-30: Nine acres of a local farm becomes The Maze each October at Sykes Family Farm — with live music, the maze, games such as a corn cannon, live animals and more at 5995 Brough Road in Elkton, just off State Road 207. The event includes a 9-acre maze, farm animals, hayrides, children’s play area, pumpkin patch, food vendors, artisans and fall fun. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. every Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Sunday. Live music by The Willow Sisters from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15; and a Life South Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 (free entrance to the maze with blood donation). More details at www.sycofarms.com

First United Methodist Church

  • October 7-Until the pumpkins are gone: First United Methodist Church, 118 King St., offers pumpkins of all sizes, available this month in downtown St. Augustine. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday-Friday; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Prices range from 50 cents to $35. Call 904-829-3459.

River of Life United Methodist Church

  • Oct. 3-30: The pumpkins arrive on Oct. 3 at River of Life United Methodist Church, 2600 Race Track Road, in the Julington Creek area. Hours are 2-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. A portion of proceeds from pumpkin patch sales benefit the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home and other ministries in the church each year. Call 904-230-2955 or go to www.rolumc.com

Shores United Methodist Church

  • Oct. 15-30: The pumpkins will arrive Oct. 15 at Shores United Methodist Church, 724 Shores Blvd., St. Augustine, between the Golf Course Clubhouse and Hartley Elementary. Mini-pumpkins, pie pumpkins and all all sizes in-between. Pumpkin prices vary depending on size of the pumpkin. Patch hours are 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Sunday worship services are inside at 8:45 a.m. (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary). Rev. Carolyn Westlake is the pastor. Call 904-797-4416 or go to www.shoresumc.org


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