The Week Ahead for South Florida 9/11/15

Bedner's Pumpkin Patch

VaderPumpkinsThere are a number of things going on around town this weekend (even if you are not going to the big FAU vs Miami game!  I am pumping up the list as we speak on the search for the best Fall Festivals, Halloween and Pumpkin Patches around!  If you know of one, let me know!

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The Week Ahead for South Florida (Halloween Weekend #2) 10/29/14

Boo at the Zoo Palm Beach Zoo

So here is Halloween Part 2. 

Boo at the Zoo Palm Beach ZooLast weekend we hit up our Community Garden Trick or Treat so others can eat.  We had a great day, the weather was beyond beautiful belief!  The week before it was Boo at the Zoo and Benders.  We are really working the costume this year!

The list of events that I have embedded in this post is actually all happening this weekend.  we are actually going to make a new  record on how many times we can wear our costumes this year.

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If you go to our Events Calendar and click on the advanced setting you can search by category.  Choose Holiday to see all the fall festival and holiday activities that are coming up starting in October.

The Let me know if you have any Holiday events that need to go on the list!

Click Here for the full list!  It is extremely long!

 

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The Week Ahead for South Florida 10/9/14

VaderPumpkins

Tiny Vader with Big PumpkinsHi everyone!
I have been adding events like a mad women this week!  I hope you are all having a great week!  Enjoy!

Here is your short list!

If you go to our Events Calendar and click on the advanced setting you can search by category.  Choose Holiday to see all the fall festival and holiday activities that are coming up starting in October.

The Let me know if you have any Holiday events that need to go on the list!

Click Here for the full list!  It is extremely long!

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The Week Ahead for South Florida 9/25/14

Bedner's Pumpkin Patch

Bedner's Pumpkin PatchWe are heading out this weekend to Bedner’s Fall Festival!  We go every year!  Check out my review of the event for tips and tricks to make your visit (and photos) the best!

We always try to go the first weekend.  I am finding the crowds increasingly difficult to deal with.  I guess I have to stop telling people about my favorite places 😉

If you go to our Events Calendar and click on the advanced setting you can search by category.  Choose Holiday to see all the fall festival and holiday activities that are coming up starting in October.

The Let me know if you have any Holiday events that need to go on the list!

My pick of the week: 
Bedner’s starts their Fall Festival this weekend so click here for Bedner’s Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch Review.

Pumpkin Patch at Flamingo Nursery starts this weekend too.

Here is your quick link to the full list!  It is extremely long!

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Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market, Strawberry U-Pick and Pumpkin Patch

Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market Fall Festival

Update:

We go to Bedner’s every year!  They stepped it up a notch last year, which means that it cost a bit more too, so expect to drop some cash.  They added some great games (free) for the kids and bunch of bounce houses (not free).  The best advice i can give you about this place is that you need to go the first weekend if expect to get good pumpkin patch photo’s.  The first weekend the vines on the hay bales are green and look great.  By the end of the season, you will have photo’s of pumpkins on brown hay bales.  The second bit of advice is to go early.  This place gets very busy!

Bedner’s Fall Festival Review

This is the best Pumpkin Patch that I have been able to find.  It is a bit of a drive from Fort Lauderdale, but seriously worth it!  Bedner’s have a great market filled with beautiful locally grown fruit and vegetables, some of which are grown on property.

Weekends in October are the best here due to the Fall Festival!  Guests take a ride through the fields on a tractor to the “pumpkin patch”.  We got to see an alligator on the way!

Pumpkins don’t grow terribly well in Florida, so it’s not a real pumpkin patch, There is an entire field filled with Pumpkins sitting on what looked like cucumber vines.  So you get the feel that you are really out picking pumpkins. It is a great photo opportunity!  I got several pie pumpkins while we were there and made some great pumpkin pie with it!

The grounds are all decorated for fall and Halloween, there is a huge Tiki Hut where you can sit in the shade and enjoy great barbecue and home made ice cream and the best fresh dipped caramel apples ever!

There are also some local craft venders with some really cute stuff for sale.  Be prepared to walk to get there, we had to park down the street, so bring a stroller to carry your pumpkin back to your car even if your kid won’t use the stroller.  If you get there at opening you can park right in the lot (I won’t go unless we get there early, it gives us a chance to get through all the activities with less lines.)  

During the summer they also run a strawberry  and tomato u-pick.

Bedner’s can be found at 10066 Lee Road Boynton Beach, Florida 33473 and the Fall Festival is open Beginning September 27th Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 10-5.

Alligator at Bedner's FarmLast word of caution:  There are alligators in the canals, and while we were at the pumpkin patch I did see a child fall into the canal.  He was fine, his mother was in like a flash right after him.  However, it is a good reminder of how fast a kid can trip and fall.  Please be right on top of your kids at all times near these canals.

Bedner’s Pumpkin Patch

 

Bedner’s Pumpkin Patch

 

Gator in the Canal

 

Bedner’s Alligator
Bedner’s Fall Festival
Bedner’s Pumpkin Patch
Bedner’s Farm Market
Bedner’s Home Made Ice Cream
Bedner’s Fall Festival
Tractor Ride
Tractor Ride

The Week Ahead for South Florida 9/18/14

Bedner's Pumpkin Patch

Vader PumpkinsWe are getting ready to replant our garden now.  I decided to go the community garden route again, however we got a bigger plot this year.  I am hoping that we are able to grow a few more things than we managed last year.  The crazy alien looking carrots were fun, however our tomatoes were pretty sad.  I love how my kids thinks it is the best thing on earth to eat the things that we grow.  Keep your fingers crossed for us that we do a little better this year.

If you go to our Events Calendar and click on the advanced setting you can search by category.  Choose Holiday to see all the fall festival and holiday activities that are coming up starting in October.

The Let me know if you have any Holiday events that need to go on the list!

My pick of the week: 
Arts Park Free Movie Night & Funtastic Friday

Here is your quick link to the full list!  It is extremely long!

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Biggest Holiday Events List in South Florida

Flamingo Gardens ScarecrowHello Everyone!

I am so excited this year about the Holidays!  We are so lucky to live to in South Florida where there is truly so much to celebrate between October and January!  We have every culture you can think of and I for one intend to celebrate them all!  Not to mention the amazing weather that is (hopefully) a month or so away.

I wanted to let you know that when you go to the Upcoming Events Links you can click on Santa by the Seathe Advanced Search option, click on the category, then click Holiday in the drop down for the most updated list.

I have everything I can find and I still am finding more!  If you know of a Holiday event that is not listed, please send it to me please!

Here is a the “short list” for October! But don’t rely on this list alone, because I keep finding more! so check the Upcoming Events List often!

Oct 2013

Date/Time Event
10/04/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/05/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/05/2013
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Harvest Festival and 4th Annual Great Scarecrow Competition at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/05/2013
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch in Coconut Grove
Peacock Park, Coconut Grove FL
10/06/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/06/2013
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch in Coconut Grove
Peacock Park, Coconut Grove FL
10/11/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/12/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/12/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall Festival and Hayride at Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale
Snyder Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/13/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/18/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/18/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/18/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/18/2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Nights at Flamingo Gardens in Davie
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/18/2013 – 10/19/2013
7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Howling Hammock Adventure at Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale FL
10/19/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/19/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/19/2013
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/19/2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Nights at Flamingo Gardens in Davie
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/20/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/20/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/20/2013
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Anne Kolb Nature Center Hallo-Green Halloween Event in Hollywood
West Lake Park, Anne Kolb Nature Center, Hollywood FL
10/20/2013
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/24/2013
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween Spooktackular in Wilton Manors
Wilton Manors Elementary School, Wilton Manors FL
10/25/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/25/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/25/2013
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Costume Party at Patch Reef Park in Boca (2-5 yrs)
Patch Reef Park, Boca Raton FL
10/25/2013
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sarasota Pumpkin Festival at Payne Park
Payne Park, Sarasota FL
10/25/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/25/2013
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ArtsPark Boo Bash and Concert in Hollywood
ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, Hollywood fl
10/25/2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Nights at Flamingo Gardens in Davie
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/26/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/26/2013
12:00 am
Croissant Park Neighborhood Halloween Party in Fort Lauderdale
Croissant Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/26/2013
12:00 am
Riverland Park Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party in Fort Lauderdale
Riverland Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/26/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/26/2013
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monster Mash Costume/Swim Party in Boca Raton
The Swim Center, Boca Raton FL
10/26/2013
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/26/2013
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sarasota Pumpkin Festival at Payne Park
Payne Park, Sarasota FL
10/26/2013
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trick-or-Treat on Second Street in Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/26/2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ghosts and Goblins Family at Fern Forest Nature Center in Margate
Fern Forest Nature Center, Coconut Creek FL
10/26/2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Nights at Flamingo Gardens in Davie
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/27/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/27/2013
12:00 am
Spooky Woods at Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach
Secret Woods Nature Center, Dania Beach FL
10/27/2013
7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spooktacular 5K Road Race at TY Park in Hollywood
TY Park, Hollywood FL
10/27/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/27/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fall Festival at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek
Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek FL
10/27/2013
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/27/2013
11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Story Time with the Good Witch at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/27/2013
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sarasota Pumpkin Festival at Payne Park
Payne Park, Sarasota FL
10/30/2013
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bass Park Spooky Halloween Dance Party in Fort Lauderdale
Bass Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/31/2013
12:00 am
Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Miami FL
10/31/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween Dance at Franklin Park for teens in Fort Lauderdale
Franklin Park, Fort Lauderdale FL
10/31/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/31/2013
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Haunted House for Families at Roosevelt Gardens Park in Fort Lauderdale
Roosevelt Gardens Park, Fort Lauderdale FL