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It may be the inaugural year of Tysons Fall Harvest, but it already has the docket to rival any well-established fall festival. This family-friendly event will keep kids entertained with plenty of activities, from pony rides and petting zoos to a hay maze and pumpkin carving. Those who need to brush up on their carving skills can sit in on demonstrations from master pumpkin carvers or head to the craft corner to paint or just hug a gourd that escaped. Even without kids in tow, adults will have plenty to do, including visiting the wine and beer garden for unlimited samples when they purchase a tasting glass, as well as shopping a marketplace with pumpkins and fall decor. They might even consider dropping by Rocknoceros's set at the live-music stage; they might be a kids' band, but their acclaim has landed them gigs at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and the Kennedy Center. A portion of the Harvest's proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation.
600 North Ashley Drive
Tampa,
FL
US
Challenge Nation pioneered the urban-adventure race with a race season that includes visits to more than 35 cities across the country. Each scavenger hunt is personalized to the hosting city, exploring its many diverse neighborhoods with a series of clues that would test even the most skilled children's-book detective. The teams?composed of at least two people?vie for a $300 first-place prize. The Amazing Race?style competition rewards quick wits and wise planning over physical fitness, so the best way to prepare is by doing logic puzzles while eating Funyuns and lounging in a La-Z-Boy. The top 25 teams qualify, the top five receiving free entry, to compete in the national championship, which rewards winning teams with a $5,000 cash prize.
615 Channelside Drive
Tampa,
FL
US
Equipped with in-depth product knowledge and bottles from all over the world, the consultants of PRP Wine International waltz into homes ready to answer nearly any question a novice oenophile may have. As they pour samples for small groups, they explain everything from the intricacies of flavor profiles and the correct pronunciation of “pinot noir” to the most dramatic way to throw a glass of red at a mortal enemy. After tastings, guests can select any of the wine varietals sampled, all of which are chosen by PRP consultants after thorough scrutiny.
5910 Breckenridge Pkwy
Tampa,
FL
US
The seasoned brewers at Southern Brewing & Winemaking impart the secrets of crafting artisan ales at home during friendly, intimate beer-making classes. Up to 15 students savor sample brews and light snacks as hops-loving experts explain basic equipment and recipes and discuss the bottling and tasting of home-brewed beverages, demystify the brewing process. Instructors fill the lesson plan with their passion for brewing and encourage students to ask questions or stage modern-dance interpretations of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.” The class covers enlightening topics open to students of all ages, but only participants 21 or older can drink alcohol.
4500 North Nebraska Avenue
Tampa,
FL
US
Understanding wine at a fundamental level requires a look at its fundaments through highly trained wine spectacles; don them with today's Groupon: $30 for a Wine 101 Class at WineMall. These small, 10- to 15-person sessions pour wine wisdom into the minds and bellies of fermented-grape novices.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
11246 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa,
FL
US
Perfect for a casual night out with friends, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse offers traditional American fare in a laid-back setting. Healthy eaters will enjoy BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, a local restaurant filled with healthy eats and gluten-free options. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse has kid-friendly food and seating. Or, take your grub to go. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse offers catering. For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot. BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat. Super-savers will adore the low-prices at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. Stop by for three square meals a day — BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
8002 Citrus Park Dr
Tampa,
FL
US
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