ACF Autopupulate unformatted date. Want to pull in page data instead


I’m relatively new to gravity forms and have dug through some of the documentation but can’t seem to find an answer to this. When I pull in data from the ACF date picker it just smashes the date into one long string like this (20210212) for February 12th 2012. I’ve tried changing the ACF display and return settings and nothing changes. So I wanted to know if there was a way to pull in data from the page instead? So instead of relying on ACF for the information I would like to grab it using the information on the page the form is embedded in. Like if I could populate the form with the data within the tag below.

<div class="date">June 7-8, 2021</div>

This the the page I’m working on, I have made the event date field visible so you can see what the string looks like.