It’s not summer and it’s not yet autumn, it’s Pumpkin Spice season!
In August, coffee shops began selling seasonal specialty drinks. And plans are underway for the return of the Pumpkin Patch fundraising event at Miami Lakes United Methodist Church.
Visitors come from around South Florida to the corner of Northwest 67th Avenue and Miami Lakes Drive to soak in the atmosphere of the festival, a 22-year tradition.
Proceeds will be used for missions and community outreach, the church said.
Pumpkins; baked goods; gourmet hot dogs and shaved ice will be sold. Hours are 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily at 14800 Ludlam Rd.
General admission is $4 Monday - Thursday and $6 Friday - Sunday.
Two dollars from each ticket may be used toward a pumpkin purchase.
Children ages 12 and younger enter free with a paying adult.
On Oct. 23, the Flanigan’s Dinner and Show of Illusion begins at 6:30 p.m. Flanigan’s food truck will sell items from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The combined show and Pumpkin Patch visit is $12 for adults; kids ages 12 and younger pay $6. To attend just the show, it’s $5 per person.
For tickets call 305-821-7274 or go online.
For Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Pumpkin Spice Chai Lattes, visit The Vie de France Bakery & Cafe at 6854 Main St.
Dunkin’ at 6701 Main St. brought back their Pumpkin Spice Latte and added an Apple Cranberry Refresher and a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew to its fall menu.
Starbucks has Pumpkin Cold Brew, Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino, Pumpkin Spice Latte, cold or hot Apple Crisp Macchiatos and pumpkin scones for sale.
In addition to Flanigan’s Seafood Bar & Grill, Pumpkin Patch sponsors include The Graham Companies; Miami Lakes AutoMall; Vicky Bakery and Forever Signs.