Largest pumpkin in Florida arrives at Bearss Groves in Tampa this week

It’s the super duper massive great pumpkin, Tampa. Bearss Groves in North Tampa is set to feature a 969 pound pumpkin in celebration of the season. This is a family-run farm located at 14316 Lake Magdalene Blvd. The iconic farm shop features gorgeous plants, and some of the best produce and locally crafted provisions you’re bound to experience in this city. Their annual pumpkin patch is always a must attend event for locals; the mammoth pumpkin arrival is just icing on the cake.

A group of children from Steps to Maturity, an Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County provider, will be the first to experience Florida’s largest pumpkin. The children will be on-site to watch the big reveal,  ask questions, and participate in an immersive sensory activity as they explore the insides of a pumpkin. According to Child Mind Institute, outdoor play and nature builds confidence, promotes creativity and imagination, teaches responsibility, encourages physical activity, and reduces stress and fatigue.   


The 969-pound pumpkin was purchased in Michigan. Upon arrival, the pumpkin will be placed on display in front of the farmer’s market where visitors can capture the largest pumpkin in photos as Bearss welcomes the fall season with fresh produce and a pumpkin patch.   

Visitors will get to see this massive pumpkin beginning October 12. When you visit, make sure to relax under Bearss Groves very own 400-year-old Oak Tree. 


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