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Springtime Farms holding monthlong Fall Fest through October

By CHUCK BALLARO - | Oct 8, 2021

Springtime Farms is holding a fall fest this month.

The nursery and adventure park is going to celebrate fall every day through October for the second straight year, featuring some of the fun stuff you would expect in the fall and some new stuff.

Sabrina Williams, co-owner of Springtime Farms, said fall is such a wonderful time of the year and they wanted to spruce it up with myriad of activities.

“We have a hay ride this year, pumpkin painting and the aqua park up and running. They will also be a haunted night event every weekend evening through the month that starts this weekend,” Williams said.

On those Friday and Saturday evenings (Oct, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30) there will be haunted hayrides, haunted walks and haunted mazes from 7 to 10 p.m.

“It will be like a haunted junkyard back there that people will ride through. We will have a lot of employees who will serve to scare people for the nighttime event,” Williams said.

Some of the newest attractions to the adventure park include a second jumping pillow, which was opened last month and has been a great success. There also is a barnyard ball zone, tube swing, tug-o-war, scavenger hunt, and steer roping game.

Of course, the main reason people come to Springtime Farms is to buy plants and other horticulture for the home. Since it opened, though, it has morphed into a agri-tourism attraction that features fun things for the kids, including a petting zoo with more than 300 animals, a butterfly and bird aviary, tons of games, food trucks on the weekends and much more.

“It’s hot in October, so anything with water is a definite plus. The kids and adults love the animals and the kids get to run off some energy,” Williams said. “Business is great. With every event we do, we add something pretty nice in preparation for the next one.”

Of course, you couldn’t go anywhere without seeing a pumpkin for sale or one that the kids could paint and design.

Joan Bruno of Cape Coral came to the event with some friends after learning about it on social media and was glad she did.

“We were trying to figure out what to do this weekend and the girls wanted to go ice skating. I saw this and thought it might be cool. I think it’s great,” Bruno said. “For the price, it’s worth it. It’s a lot of fun and the girls are having a great time.”

The Fall Festival Adventure Park activities cost $14 per person, with children 2 and under free. All activities are included with the All-Day pass except for the hay rides and water slides. Seniors are $12 per person. There is a $2 discount on weekdays.

The hay ride is $5 per person and the aqua park is $6 on weekends only.

Springtime Farms is at 10761 Aqua Vista Lane, just north of the Posse Arena, in North Fort Myers.

1. From left, Alyssa Zelko, Hailey Stubbs and Aubrey Kinter get ready for a hayride at the Springtime Farms Fall Festival on Saturday.

2. A plethora of pumpkins are ready to be sold at the Springtime Farms Fall Festival on Saturday.