2021 Guide to Fall Festivals

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Fall Festivals

There are plenty of fun Halloween and Fall festivals in Orlando that the entire family can enjoy this year! Are we missing your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

Please be sure to check with each venue, as times and dates may change.


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Festivals are listed in no particular order.
Please be sure to check with each venue, as times and dates may change.

FALL FESTIVALS

Fall Festivals

Scott’s Maze Adventures

Scott’s Maze Adventures

Opening night October 1st.

The corn has been planted! Design has been cut out!

We are looking forward to your visit this Fall, come out and get LOST!

Now booking advance group reservations!

It all started with just a 7 acre corn field… Now it has become a tradition with many of our guests. It’s a maze, it’s a game, it’s educational, and it’s FUN! Year after year each corn maze has a unique design, with twisting pathways, questions and answers, and picture rubbings.

Join us for our 19th annual corn maze and pumpkin patch! This year our theme is Dinosaurs. Get lost in our 6.5 acre corn maze! Jump on our huge jumping pillow, slide down our 60ft super slide, play on our giant castle-like playground. Not ready to tackle so many acres in the big maze? Try out our 0.5 acre mini maze for a shorter journey into the corn, get your fortune, and learn about the different types of farming. As you journey through acres of pathways inside the corn maze, you find pictures and clues to help you play the game, making learning about Farm to Table fun for the whole family. Compete with friends to collect all the hidden clues as you hunt for hints and answers for your game sheet. Get into the great outdoors and soak up the fresh country air. Take an audio tour of our farm on the hay ride while learning about what we grow and our history. Check out our Market, Cafe, and food vendors. As always, we are committed to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests and employees. Hope to see you soon!

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are strongly encouraging guests purchase their tickets online. This allows us to reduce the amount of face to face interaction and allow for scheduling of arrivals to help reduce the line at the ticket window. While there will still be a small reserve of slots for walk-ins, we can not guarantee quick entry to the maze park.

Santa's Christmas Tree Forest: A Lot of Pumpkins

Santa’s Fall Fun! Hello Pumpkins!

Pumpkin Patch – opening September 25th!

A Lot of Pumpkins pumpkin patch and activities are open for our 14th straight year!  Weekends beginning the last weekend of September through Halloween and select weekdays, we will offer guests a great place to get out of the house and play!  Please see our Hours for details.

October 30th & 31st – Trick or Treat stations will be set up throughout the farm.  Put on your family friendly costumes and join us.

Pumpkins are fresh picked, and then displayed in a shaded lot to help preserve their freshness. Pumpkins are priced by size, and most range between $3 and $13.  For information on preserving your carved pumpkin click here.

Visit the Admission Page for more details.

 

Southern Hills Farm

Fall at Southern Hill Farms events begin September 25th!

Join us this season for our Fall at Southern Hill Farms events. With autumn inspired delight around every corner, there is something for everyone at our farm this fall.

Advanced ticket purchase required, as well as time reservations for weekends. This is to ensure we do not exceed our capacity limits created in response to COVID-19, creating a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Thursdays and Fridays – 9 am to 4 pm. $7.99 plus taxes and fees.

Saturdays and Sundays – 11 am to 7 pm. $11.99 plus taxes and fees.

Painted Oaks Academy Pumpkins & Ponies Festival

Painted Oaks Academy Pumpkins & Ponies Festival

October 4th – October 31st

10am to 6pm Daily

  • $5 Adult $3 Kids Admission
  • Pre-Sale Tickets Only
  • Free Parking
  • Pumpkins: $1 per pound
  • Music, Food, Pony & Hay Rides $5
  • Train Rides $5
  • NO CASH  Use touchless Debit Cards PPE

We are best known for our Annual Pumpkin Patch in October and stable of well trained and safe lesson horses for both Beginner and Experienced Riders with children lessons being our specialty. We offer Riding Camps, Field Trips, Group Tours, Kids Pony Parties, Themed Unicorn and Fire Chiefs Parties with our 1925 Model T for the Boys’ and our seasonal Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Haunted Road Event for the whole family.

Ormond Beach Celtic Festival

Ormond Beach Celtic Festival

Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Celtic heritage when the Ormond Beach Celtic Festival returns to Rockefeller Gardens with folk music, food, and fun from the seven Celtic Nations and beyond. Arriving this year on September 11-12, 2021, this ten-year-old festival occupies two downtown parks along the Halifax River and fills them with 5 music stages, a Highland Games, clans, and Celtic societies from throughout the region as well as a host of other activities. Voted the Best Local Event in the 2017 News-Journal’s Readers Choice poll, the weekend attracts more than 8,000 locals and visitors each year. Admission is $10 each day for adultsChildren 12 and under are admitted free. Two-day passes are available for $15 online only. Active duty military can receive a discount admission at the festival gate by presenting identification. There is plenty of free parking, including free off-site parking at Ormond Beach City Hall, 22 S. Beach St. and The Cupola, 100 N. Halifax, with free shuttle service to allow everyone access to the Festival activities.

OKTOBERFEST EVENTS

Oktoberfest Events

Oviedo OKTOBERFEST

Oviedo OKTOBERFEST

Get your Lederhosen ready! Come and join us in your best German attire at the Center Lake Park Amphitheater and Cultural Center for a FREE 3-day German themed celebration!

  • Thursday, September 23rd:  5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, September 24th:  5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 25th: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This event will feature live music, beer, wine, authentic German dancing, German food, and an additional area with non-German faire.

Oktoberfest is a FREE festival made possible by A Budget Tree ServiceWaste ProOviedo Medical CenterCreative WorldBath FitterThe Strand and 407 Cafe, and presented by The City of Oviedo.

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Orlando Trachtenverein Dancers
  • The Kings Guys Oktoberfest Brass Band
  • Marty Gross and the Sonnenschein Express

NEW THIS YEAR!
Children’s section including Root-Bier garten and face painting.

Enjoy the majestic Flag Parade and Ceremonial Keg Tapping!

CONTESTS

Test your skills by entering the Stein Holding Contest, Hammerspiel, and Lederhosen Contest!

Avalon Park OKTOBERFEST

Avalon Park OKTOBERFEST

Avalon Park is hosting our annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 9th, 2021, with a Beer Garden Preview Friday, October 8th!

There will be a Beer Garden, Live Music, Food Vendors, Alpine Dancing and plenty of good times to go around! The event will take place from 5-10 pm at 3651 Avalon Park Blvd East.

ARTS + CRAFTS FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Arts + Craft Fairs and Festivals

Fall Fiesta in the Park

Fall Fiesta in the Park

50th Annual Fall Fiesta in the Park returns for its 50th year at Lake Eola Park

November 6th and 7th, 2021

The downtown Orlando family- and pet-friendly festival features arts and crafts by local artisans, live entertainment and food, as well as a Kidszone. 

IMMERSE 2021

IMMERSE 2021

IMMERSE 2021 from Oct. 15-17, transforms 10 blocks of downtown Orlando into an epic celebration of the arts with live performances from musicians, trampoline acrobats, dancers and more. 

Don’t just watch.
At IMMERSE, you get up close and inside art.

Longwood Arts + Crafts Festival

Longwood Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday November 20 9am-5pm & Sunday November 21, 2021 9am-4pm, 2020

The event is held on the streets in the historic district of Longwood, Florida. Use GPS 175 W. Warren Ave, Longwood, FL 32750

There will be festival food vendors and a line up of entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday. Due to social distancing standards, we will not feature a kid zone.

There is no fee to attend the event.

Avalon Park Fall Craft Fair

Avalon Park Fall Craft Fair

Saturday November 13th 2021, 10a-2p

Local vendors will feature homemade items such as holiday décor, sweet treats, art work, candles, plants, and more!

Mount Dora Craft Fair

Mount Dora Craft Fair

Held on the streets of historic downtown Mount Dora, FL.
Ranked #4 in 2019 and #2 in 2020 by Sunshine Artist Magazine in their annual ranking of the Best Classic/Contemporary Craft Festivals in America. In August of 2021 the Mount Dora Craft Fair was named the All-Time Favorite Show in the USA by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
The downtown streets come alive with more than 400 of the best exhibitors in the country ready to show and sell their fine and fun crafts at the 36th annual event. Festival food, music and a free kids zone will round out the event.

12th Annual Día de los Muertos & Monster Event

12th Annual Día de los Muertos & Monster Event

Artist Opening Reception and Outdoor Dining Experience

Thursday, October 21, 2021

CityArts (39 S Magnolia Avenue)

5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Exhibits open at 5:00 p.m.

Street Party & Outdoor Dining Experience begins at 6:00 p.m.

Dia de los Muertos and Monster Party is a themed exhibition at CityArts Orlando and an outdoor experience with live performances, vendors, and more! Now in its 12th year, the Día de los Muertos & Monster Art Exhibitions will showcase Day of the Dead and Halloween-inspired art created by regional, national, and international artists. This unique art exhibition will be paired with an outdoor experience on opening night that will feature food, drinks, entertainment and spooky art vendors.

Cost to enter CityArts only: $5

  • Register for a time-of-entry NOW!

Cost of the Outdoor Dining Experience $40 per person/seat

  • Includes guarnteed time-of-entry to CityArts
  • Must register for Outdoor Dining Experience HERE.

 

About the Outdoor Dining Experience

Guests will gather outside CityArts on Pine Street to enjoy a fantastic evening of exciting entertainment and delicious food from Tamale Co. Mexican Street Food. Registrations are available for private tables, exclusive to the registrant and their guest(s). Tables are available for parties of 2, 4, or 8.

Seating at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner/Show at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Table registrations include:

  • One appetizer (shared by all table guests)
  • One individually boxed meal (for each guest)
  • One drink ticket (for each guest)
  • Guaranteed time-of-entry to experience CityArts’ exhibitions (5:30 p.m. or 8:00 p.m.)

 

Meals include:

2 Tacos or 2 Tamales (Chicken, Beef, Vegetarian), served with rice & beans

Live performances during dinner (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.):

Mariachi Band, Mexico Lindo Folkloric Ballet of Orlando, and Phantasmagoria

Live performances after dinner (8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.):

Phantasmagoria, Bloody Jug Band, Omilasa

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From pumpkin patches, mazes and farms, drive-thru events, trick or treating and festivals, this will be your BEST resource for all things Fall and Halloween! Did we miss an event? Let us know by emailing [email protected]

Please be sure to check with each venue, as times and dates may change.

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