Pensacola With Kids | Weekly Round Up | March 3 – March 12

Here is your Weekly Round Up! **** If you know of an event we should add to the list, please leave us a comment! Have a fun week exploring Pensacola with your family! More events will be added as they are found, created or updated. As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Preschool Art & Storytime, Pensacola Museum of Art, 10 am – 11 am

Hot Pink Weekend Kick Off Gala {Breast Cancer Research Foundation Pensacola}, Seville Quarter, 6 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

My Fair Lady, Pensacola Little Theater, Multiple Shows

Pensacola Ice Flyers Game, Pensacola Bay Center, 7:05 pm

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hot Pink Weekend Golf Tournament, Marcus Pointe Golf Club, 7 am

Bayou Hills Run (10K, 5K and Kids Run), Bayview Park, 7:30 am

Tinker Tots, Pensacola MESS Hall, 9 am

Science Discovery Workshop (Grades 1 – 3), Pensacola MESS Hall, 1 pm

Maker Studio, Pensacola MESS Hall, 3 pm

Riverwalk Arts Festival, Milton, 10 am – 5 pm

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen’s Cooking Demonstration Show and Youth Culinary Art Experience , The Imogene Theatre in Milton {during The 29th Annual Riverwalk Arts Festival}, 6 pm

Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair, Pensacola Interstate Fair, All Day

29th Annual Lumberjack Festival, Pensacola State College – Milton Campus, 8 am – 4 pm

Hot Pink Weekend Bowling Tournament, Deluna Lanes, 2 pm

Hot Pink Weekend Fashion Show, Pensacola Country Club, 7 pm

Relay for Life Food Rally (Pensacola Cooks Kitchen), Plaza de Luna, TBD

Barnes & Noble Storytime, Good Night, Good Night Construction Site, 11 am

Parent’s Night Out at Mojo Elite Gymnastics, 6 pm – 10 pm

AKC Dog Show, Equestrian Center, 8:30 am – 4 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

My Fair Lady, Pensacola Little Theater, Multiple Shows

Pensacola Ice Flyers Game, Pensacola Bay Center, 7:05 pm

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Run Pink 5K, Hot Pink Weekend, Seville Quarter (in front), 2 pm

Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair, Pensacola Interstate Fair, All Day

Annual Dr. Seuss Celebration with Read Across America, Barnes & Noble, 1 pm

Riverwalk Arts Festival, Milton, 10 am – 5 pm

AKC Dog Show, Equestrian Center, 8:30 am – 4 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

My Fair Lady, Pensacola Little Theater, Multiple Shows

Monday, March 6, 2017

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Auditions for Charlotte’s Web, Pensacola Little Theater, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 

Story Sprouts, Ever’man Educational Center, 10 am – 12 pm

Free Admission to the Pensacola Museum of Art, 10 am – 5 pm

Market in the Breeze, Gulf Breeze Community Center, 4 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Auditions for Charlotte’s Web, Pensacola Little Theater, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Gravedigger Meet & Greet, Harley – Davidson, 3 pm – 7 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Friday, March 10, 2017

Monster Jam Meet & Greet, Central Credit Union – 9 mile Road, 4 pm – 7 pm

Pensacola Sports Junior College Tennis Event, Roger Scott Athletic Complex, 8 am – 5 pm

Preschool Art & Storytime, Pensacola Museum of Art, 10 am – 11 am

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Saturday, March 11, 2017

MONSTER JAM, Pensacola Bay Center, 1 pm & 7 pm

Barnes & Noble Storytime, Dance, 11 am

Costume Character: Clifford, Barnes & Noble, 11 am

The LEGO Batman Movie Event (finale), Barnes & Noble, 2 pm

Parent’s Night Out at Mojo Elite Gymnastics, 6 pm – 10 pm

WSRE PBS Kids & Family Day, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, 10 am – 2 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Sunday, March 12, 2017

 

MONSTER JAM, Pensacola Bay Center, 1 pm

American Girl club: Kit, Barnes & Noble, 2 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Pensacola With Kids Weekly Round Up – Jan 19 – Jan 25

Here is your Weekly Round Up! **** If you know of an event we should add to the list, please leave us a comment! Have a fun week exploring Pensacola with your family! More events will be added as they are found, created or updated. As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dinner & a Movie, Imogene Theater in Milton, 6:30 pm

Friday, January 20, 2017

Arbor Day Celebration, Camelot Park, 10 am – 12 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Gallery Night, Downtown Pensacola, 5 pm

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kids’ Cooking Class (Ages 4-5), Happy, Healthy New Year Food, Pensacola Cooks Kitchen, 9-1030 AM

Kids’ Cooking Class (Ages 6-9), Happy, Healthy New Year Food, Pensacola Cooks Kitchen, 11 am-1230 pM

Kids’ Cooking Class (Ages 10-12), Happy, Healthy New Year Food, Pensacola Cooks Kitchen, 2-330 pM

Project Greenshores & Bartram Park Cleanup, Wayside Park West, 9 am – 10 am

Palafox Market, 9 am – 2 pm

Tinker Tots, Pensacola MESS Hall, 9 – 945 am

Science Discovery, Pensacola MESS Hall, 1 pm – 2 pm

Story time, Nanette’s Baguette, Barnes & Noble, 11 am

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Parent’s Night Out at Mojo Elite Gymnastics, 6 pm – 10 pm

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Monday, January 23, 2017

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Kids’ Cooking Class (Ages 4-5), Happy, Healthy New Year Food, The Imogene Theater , 9-1030 AM

Kids’ Cooking Class (Ages 6-9), Happy, Healthy New Year Food, The Imogene Theater, 11 am-1230 pM

Kids’ Cooking Class (Ages 10-12), Happy Healthy New Year Food, The Imogene Theater, 2-330 pM

Story Sprouts, Ever’man Educational Center, 10 am – 12 pm

Market in the Breeze, Gulf Breeze Community Center, 4 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

After School Art Club, Pensacola Museum of Art, 330 pm – 5 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Friday, January 27, 2017

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

The Heights Movie Night, Woodland Heights Resource Center, 6 pm – 8 pm

Pensacola With Kids – Weekend Round UP – December 2 -December 11

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Here is your Weekend After Round Up! **** If you know of an event we should add to the list, please leave us a comment! Have a fun week exploring Pensacola with your family! More events will be added as they are found, created or updated. As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes.

 

 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Pensacola Museum of Art Preschool Art & Storytime, Pensacola Museum of Art, 10 am – 11 am

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Pensacola MESS Hall Downtown Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Polar Express Pajama Party, Naval Aviation Museum, 3 pm

Kid’s Night Out at Skyzone through Gull Point Resource Center, 5 pm – 10 pm, First 25 kids 6+, $25

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa and Performance Trolley Tours, 5 pm – 9 pm

49th Annual Snowball Derby, Five Flags Speedway

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Imogene Theater (Dinner Available through Pensacola Cooks Kitchen), 7 pm

Pensacola Ice Flyers Hockey Game, Bay Center, 7:05 pm start

the Polar Express Pajama Time, Barnes & Noble, 7 pm

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Palafox Market, 9 am – 2 pm

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11 am

USO Runway Run 5K, Pensacola International Airport, 10 am

Gulf Breeze Christmas Parade, Gulf Breeze 10 am

Navarre Garden Club Annual Santa’s Craft Fair,  9 am to 3 pm at the Navarre Conference Center.

Christmas in the Park & Navarre Community Christmas Parade, Navarre Park, 10 am – 530 pm

Navarre Jingle Bell Run & 5K, Navarre Main Firestation, 7 am

Holiday Fest with Santa at Virginia College – 9 am – Noon 

Polar Express Pajama Party, Naval Aviation Museum, 3 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Saturday Studio Club at Pensacola Museum of Art, 11:30 am – 4 pm

Santa Rosa Farmers Market, Pace, 9 am – 1 pm

Coastal AL Farmer’s and Fisherman’s Market, 9 am – 2 pm

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa and Performance Trolley Tours, 5 pm – 9 pm

Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks,  Pensacola Beach, 6:30 pm (Kids event starts at 4 pm at Shaggy’s)

Pensacola MESS Hall Saturday Night Science Glow Night, Pensacola MESS Hall, 6 pm

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

49th Annual Snowball Derby, Five Flags Speedway

Parent’s Night Out at Mojo Elite Gymnastics, 6 pm – 10 pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Imogene Theater (Dinner Available through Pensacola Cooks Kitchen), 7 pm

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Relay for Life Family Day, Sanders Beach Corrine Jones Conference Center, 2 pm – 6 pm

Pensacola Winterfest, Downtown Pensacola, Visit Santa

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Pensacola Beach Christmas Parade, 2 pm – 330 pm

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa and Performance Trolley Tours, 5 pm – 9 pm

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

49th Annual Snowball Derby, Five Flags Speedway

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Imogene Theater (Dinner Available through Pensacola Cooks Kitchen), 7 pm

Monday, December 5, 2016

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Story Sprouts, Ever’man Educational Center, 10 am – noon

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Merry Marketplace by the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Pensacola Grand Hotel, 1 pm – 7 pm

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Friday, December 9, 2016

Pensacola Museum of Art Preschool Art & Storytime, 10 am – 11 am

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Charlie Brown Christmas, Pensacola Little Theater, 730 pm

Pensacola MESS Hall Bear Super Science Elective, Pensacola MESS Hall, 6 pm

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Pensacola MESS Hall Tinker Tots, Pensacola MESS Hall, 9 am – 945 am

Hall of Celebrities:  The Grinch with Santa and Frosty, Pensacola Children’s Museum, 11am and 2 pm

If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11 am

Free Movie Saturday – A Christmas Carol, The Imogene Theater, 1030 am – Pensacola Cooks Kitchen on site with popcorn and snacks

Polar Express Pajama Party, Naval Aviation Museum, 3 pm

Charlie Brown Christmas, Pensacola Little Theater, 1030 am & 3 pm

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Pensacola Christmas Parade, Downtown Pensacola, 515 pm

Parent’s Night Out at Mojo Elite Gymnastics, 6 pm – 10 pm

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Polar Express Pajama Party, Naval Aviation Museum, 3 pm

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa

Charlie Brown Christmas, Pensacola Little Theater, 3 pm

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

2012 Santa Rosa County Fair

What: Santa Rosa County Fair; Where: Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds; When: various dates April 6th through April 14th; Cost: Cost varies depending on date and time

The Santa Rosa County Fair will be held from April 6th to April 14th.   It will be closed on April 9th and 10th.  There are different ticket options throughout the week including wristbands, kid’s night and more.  There will be an egg hunt on Sunday, April 8th.

See Santa Rosa County Fair for more details.

Corn and Hay Mazes in Pensacola & Surrounding Areas (2011)

*This is our 2011 list.  See the updated 2012 list of Corn and Hay Mazes in Pensacola and Surrounding Areas.

October already?  Am I the only one saying this?  It seems like the kids just started school the other day and now it is time to start looking for Halloween costumes and holiday decorations.  One of our favorite things to do in October is visit the corn and hay mazes in the area.  We usually try to visit one a weekend.  The kids absolutely love it and my oldest has gotten quite good at getting out of the maze!

Be sure to follow the links or phone ahead of time to confirm dates and times.  Most of the corn mazes take cash or check only so be sure to check before you go.  They are listed in alphabetical order.

Beaver Creek Maze, Baker, Florida – Beaver Creek Maze offers a corn maze, a hay bale maze for the younger kids, and a pumpkin patch.  Beaver Creek Maze is open Saturdays 9 – 5 and Sundays 11 – 5 during the month of October. Admission is free for children 3 and under and $5.00 for everyone else.  They are located at 278 Dusty Trail in Baker, Florida and their phone number is 850-537-1981.

Dixon Primary’s Haystackular, Pace, Florida – Haystackular is the largest hay bale maze constructed in Northwest Florida!  There is a maze, food for sale, hay ride and more.  Haystackular is open during the month of October on Fridays from 4pm to 9pm, Saturdays from 12pm to 9pm, and Sundays from 12pm to 6pm.  Admission is $5 and some activities have an additional cost associated with them.  They are located at the field across from Dixon Primary in Pace.

Magnolia Corn Maze, Magnolia Springs, Alabama – Magnolia Corn Maze offers the maze, corn cannon, cow train, hayride, petting zoo, pony rides and more.  Magnolia Corn Maze is open during the month of October on Fridays from 5pm to 9pm, Saturdays 11am to 9pm, and Sundays 12pm to 5pm.  Admission is $10 and there are other activities with some additional cost associated with them.  They are located on CR49 in Magnolia Springs.  Directions are available on the website.  Their phone number is 251-605-7216.

Seward Farms, Lucedale, Mississippi – This corn maze is probably the furthest away but it came highly recommended last year so I thought that I would keep it on the list in case you were headed that direction!  Seward Farms offers a corn maze, pig races, hayride, farm animals, corn cannon, jumping “pillow”, and more.  Seward Farms is open Saturdays, Sept. 24-Nov. 5, from 10 am to 9 pm.  They are closed Sundays.  Admission prices begin at $12.  They are located at 10836 Tanner Williams Road in Lucedale, Mississippi.

Sweet Season Farms, Milton, Florida – Sweet Season Farms offers the corn maze, haybale maze, cow train, playground, corn cannon and more.  Sweet Season Farms is open October 1-November 6th on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.  Admission is $5 and there are additional activities available at an additional cost.  They are located at 2260 Horn Road in Milton and their phone number is 850-675-3573.  

Did we miss any fall mazes?  If we did, please leave us a comment or send us an email and we will add it to our list!  Also, last year we shared information for Maizing Family Fun Farm but their website has not been updated this year.  If you have any info as to whether they are open this year, please let us know!

Sweet Season Farm & Giveaway

What: Sweet Season Farms; Where: 2260 Horn Road; When: Saturdays and Sundays from October 1 to November 6; Cost: $5

Sweet Season Farms is opening up on October 1 for their fall season.  They will be open on Saturdays from 9 to 5 and Sundays from 1-5.  They will be open October 1 until November 6th.  I have been in touch with Sharon from Sweet Seasons and she has said:

**Update: I just got an email from Sharon and she said that the corn has grown to 4.5 feet in most spots! Perfect for kids to get lost in!

And so is the plight of the farmer! Unfortunately, this year our corn is only 2-4 feet tall due to drought.HOWEVER – We will still be OPEN and still have your favorite farm activities at a discounted price! $5.00 for EVERYONE (ages 3 and up) gets you in the farm! Included with admission: maze, corn cannon, cow train, hay ride, playground, hay bale maze, picnic areas, corn picking, games and more!  Visit our website at www.sweetseasonfarms.com or Like us on Facebook for more information!

Visiting a farm is the perfect family activity!  Even though the corn isn’t tall enough for adults and big kids to get lost in doesn’t mean that you can’t have a fun time at the farm!  We think there are lots of reasons to visit Sweet Season Farms!

  • There aren’t too many other times during the year that you can shoot corn out of a cannon!
  • The kids will love being whipped around in the cow train.
  • Let the kids run around and get some fresh air while you rest at a picnic table.
  • The farm is the perfect place for family pictures with a fall theme.
Read a review of Sweet Seasons Farm from our visit last year! 
The Giveaway
Sweet Season Farms generously gave us a family 4-pack of tickets to the Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze for one lucky person!  The giveaway includes four tickets for maze admission and three activities per ticket.  The giveaway certificate is good for one visit during the 2011 season (Saturday or Sunday only, no extra events).
How to Enter

If you would like a chance to win, leave one comment in this post before 5:59pm CST on Monday, October 3, and tell us about your favorite fall activity.  Don’t worry about being creative with your comment, the winner will be chosen by a random number generator.  Please make sure that you fill out the required fields by putting your first name (you don’t need to put your last name) in the name field and your email address in the email address field.  I do not share email addresses and you will not receive mail from Pensacola with Kids unless you win.   

Winners

We will choose ONE winner randomly and announce the results here on Pensacola with Kids after Monday, October 3.  Giveaway certificate will be mailed to the winner.

Rules

One comment per person per giveaway post.  Duplicate comments and anonymous comments will be discarded.  Please make sure that the email address in your comment form is valid so that we can contact you (email addresses are never made public).  Winners must claim their prize within three business days after the date of notification of such prize.  We will disqualify any entries that we believe are generated by scripts and other automated technology.  No substitutions including for cash are permitted, except that Pensacola with Kids reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize.  Relatives of Pensacola with Kids are not eligible to win.

Because this is a family site and we get a lot of spam comments, all comments on this site are moderated.  If your comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t worry!

**If you haven’t already, be sure to enter to win tickets to Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales.

Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch

What: pumpkin patch; Where: 2055 Homer Holland Road, Milton, Fl; When:  Monday through Saturday 8 am-6pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm; Cost: $8 for pumpkin and all activities or $5 for pumpkin

Beginning on October 1 and continuing through the month of October, Holland Farms will welcome people to their pumpkin patch for a fun family outing.  Last year, we were so excited to find a real pumpkin patch where you can go out and pick your own pumpkin!

Holland Farms is a family owned peanut, produce, and row crop farm.  It is located in Milton, Florida.  It isn’t located too far from Sweet Seasons Farm (which we will be talking about tomorrow!) so you could plan a whole day of farm visits!

All month long, Holland Farms will be offering visitors a chance to pick their own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, take a hay ride, walk on the hiking trails and just relax and enjoy farm life!  Visitors receive a cup of boiled peanuts to eat on the front porch or take home for later.  For $8 a person, you will receive a wristband that will get you a hay ride, all other activities, and one pumpkin.  For $5 each, you can purchase a pumpkin.

On October 1, Holland Farms will hold their Customer Appreciation Day with live music and a cup of boiled peanuts.

See our review of our visit to Holland Farms last year.

Things to Know Before You Go:

  • Holland Farms is a peanut farm.  They sell peanuts of all kinds.
  • Pumpkins ready for harvest have been cut from the vine already.  This is to ensure that you are picking the ripe pumpkins.
  • You might want to wear closed toed shoes as you will be walking around the farm
  • A trip to the pumpkin patch is good for children of all ages.
If you have additional questions, you can visit Holland Farm’s website or connect with them on Facebook.

 

2nd Annual Milton Fall Rodeo and Frontier Days

What: PRCA Sanctioned Rodeo; Where: East Milton Recreation Park; When: September 23rd and 24th at 7pm; Cost: $10.00 Adult (12 and up) $ 5.00 Youth (6 – 11) Free (5 and under)

This weekend I am joining a group of travel writers and bloggers who will be visiting Santa Rosa County.  I am excited to play tourist in my own area and learn about some places and attractions that I might have otherwise overlooked.  One of the activities on the itinerary is the Milton Fall Rodeo and Frontier Days.

The Milton Fall Rodeo and Frontier Days will be held on Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24, at 7pm at the East Milton Recreation Park.  There will be a rodeo clown, a calf scramble, live music, concessions, a mechanical bull and more.  This is the 2nd annual rodeo.  Did you go last year?  If so, let us know what you thought of it!

Cambridge Farms – Milton, FL

What:  Cambridge Farms; Where: 3200 Deloach Lane, Milton; When: Hours vary daily, check their FB page to confirm; Cost: FREE

Today I am welcoming Ashley to Pensacola with Kids with her guest post about Cambridge Farms!  I was so excited when she offered to write up a post about Cambridge Farms because it is on our list of places to visit but we just haven’t gotten there yet.  Thanks for your post, Ashley!

I really love the simple life of a farm, don’t you? That’s why on a mid-Sunday afternoon we decided to venture out to Cambridge Farms in Milton, Fl.  It looked like quite a drive on my phone’s map, but it was a nice scenic ride through the country! Newly planted fields in prep for the fall crops surrounded the road. We saw cows, horses, and even had a few opportunities along the way to stop and buy the farms produce out by the road. And I spotted Holland Farms, which is a great place to visit in the fall.

Once we found the farm, (they have little signs posted) we drove down a long bumpy dirt road. At the end, there was a cute small house with a big nice porch, and a barn-like structure. The really nice owners immediately greeted us, and offered to give us a tour of their animals. We saw lots of ducks, geese, huge turkeys, chickens, etc. The goats greeted us as we walked up, and one of their potbelly pigs! We got to see the peacock resting under a tree. And the best part is, most of their animals are rescues. They really educate you about the animals, and you can really tell they love what they do. The animals were so well taken care of! This farm is one of the most natural farms I’ve seen, they use zero chemicals/pesticides and make their own compost. They are one of Florida’s few natural vineyards!

The blueberries from Cambridge Farms were awesome! They had huge bushes with sweet delicious berries. They were full with ripe berries but still had plenty of ones that will be ready over the next couple weeks. For a 5lb buckets its $7.00. We filled ours up ¾ of the way and bought a bumper sticker all for $7.00. They also had a nice porch with plenty of seating. L and I sat here while hubby broke into our car with the keys locked inside. L Tom even sent me an e-mail saying they now offer “moonlight pickings” on Friday evenings. They have live music, and blueberry picking from 6-9, so it’s cooler in the evening to pick. I’m sure this farm as much more than what we saw, we will be visiting again in the fall for the U-pick grapes! 

Things to know before you go:

  • Bring sunscreen even though they have great places to pick in the shade!
  • They did offer us drinks several times, but I still prefer to bring my own.
  • There are free-range animals on the premises, so watch out for everything they leave behind!
  • Hours are 7-4 Mon-Sun, or call for appointment.

Cambridge Farms has a very active Facebook page and if you ask a question there, they are quick to respond.

Ashley C. is a mom to a 13 month old little boy.  She was born and raised in Pace. They are an outdoorsy kind of family and they love to go on new adventures (even though L is so young!).  She is also very active in the MOMS Club of Pace/Milton where she serves on the board. 

Weekend Roundup – March 4th, 5th, 6th

It is Mardi Gras time!  Here is your weekend roundup.  If you have a family friendly activity to add, please leave us a comment or send me an email!  Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, March 4th

First Friday in Downtown Milton

Clydesdale Visit

Smokin’ in the Square BBQ Cookoff

Krewe of Lafitte Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday, March 5th

Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade

23rd Northwest Florida Forestry Conclave and Lumberjack Festival

Teen Movie Lounge

Storytime at Westside Branch

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Bayview Flea Market

Home Depot Build and Grow Clinic

Smokin’ in the Square BBQ Cookoff

Sunday, March 6th

Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras Parade