I saw something the other day that called Florida’s Fall season, “Hotumn” and all I could do was just laugh. How true is that small statement here in Tampa?

Although the Fall season is upon us, it is nothing compared to what people in the North experience when fall arrives. Changing of colors on the leaves, warm teas and coffees to keep your hands warm, a new wardrobe filled with coats, scarves and chic hats. Here in Tampa, we can expect a lower amount of humidity which is life changing for sure, but the wardrobe still stays the same with maybe a few new colored pieces, and honestly the most perfect beach weather! I mean, I’m not complaining, especially since our kids won’t have to wear long sleeves and jackets covering up their costumes come Halloween that you spent weeks creating. If you’re from the North like me, you know what I’m talking about.

Buy that Pumpkin Spice Latte HOT and pretend you’re somewhere cooler to get yourself in the fall mood if you aren’t already. I have bought numerous ones so far. Shhh, don’t tell the Hubs on me…

To help you get into the mood even more, I’ve found “10 Things To Do This Fall” for you and the family!

  1. Creatures of the Night

ZooTampa at Lowry Park is having their “Creatures of the Night” event again, every Friday and Saturday of October (4-26)! You can buy your tickets online or when you arrive. Zoo Members receive free admission and Pay for a Day, Get the Rest of 2019 Free ticket holders will receive complimentary admission this coming weekend (October 5th & 6th).

2. The Count’s Spooktacular

Busch Garden’s “The Count’s Spooktacular” event will be every Saturday and Sunday starting this weekend for ages 9 and under. This daytime event will include with some not-so-scary trick-or-treating, a hay-maze, and guests are encouraged to wear costumes, of course!

3. Sweetfields Farm Fall Fun

Sweetfield Farms will be offering more than just a pumpkin patch. This farm will bring you to a good-ole-fashioned Fall themed time, with apple cider, hay rides (my fav), a corner maze, games, crafts, and more!

Visit now through November 3rd! Price admissions vary.

4. Homeschoolers of Tampa (HOT) Halloween Party

Come join HOT for their first ever Halloween party! There will be lots for the kiddos to do and be sure they wear their costumes. A $100 cash prize will be offered to one lucky costume winner!

This event will take place on Halloween from 10AM-12PM at The Prep located in South Tampa.

5. Hyde Park Fall Pumpkin Patch

Hyde Park will be having their pumpkin patch again this year! If you attended their Fall Festival this past weekend you might’ve gotten a sneak peak. They’ll be open October 10-31st, Monday-Friday 12PM to 9PM and weekends 9AM-8PM.

6. Heights Fall Market

Armature Works will be hosting their Heights Fall Market on October 12th-13th! There will be tons to do for you and the kids.

7. Hallowrink

Advent Health Centre Ice presents “Hallowrink”. Their regularly scheduled open skate will be spooked out in the midst of the season. Costumes are encouraged!

8. Armature Works Trick-or-Treat

From 3-5PM you and your kids can enjoy trick-or-treating without the hassle of going very far and pushing back bedtimes!

9. Mr. Tommy’s Very Un-Scary Halloween Party

Mr. Tommy will be having his “Very Un-Scary Halloween Party” on Sunday October 20th from 2-3PM at Carrollwood Cultural Center! Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory.

10. Seal Swim School’s Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat

I remember truck or treats as a kid! Give the experience of trunk or treating on Saturday October 12th from 4PM-7PM at Seal Swim School‘s Lutz & South Tampa Locations!

And don’t forget the official NHL hockey season starts this week. Go Bolts!

I hope you all have a fun and safe fall season!