Fun Fall Family Events

Fun Fall Family Events

Fun Fall Family Events

Compiled by
Victoria Armijo

I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited for Fall to arrive so I can take my family to all the fun Fall local family events that Central Florida has to offer! We are thankful for our Sponsors listed below. Be sure to visit their Fall Family Events!

Sponsors in the Spotlight!

Spooktacular in Downtown Avalon Park

Spooktacular in Downtown Avalon Park

Spooktacular in Downtown Avalon Park

Saturday, Oct. 25 5 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy a costume parade, haunted house, and trick or treating!

Zoo Boo Bash

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens,
Sanford
Oct. 18-19 and 25-26 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
It’s safe, fun, and not-too-scary event for young and old alike. Kids are invited to bring goodie bags and wear costumes for trick or treat stations. If you forget your costume, not a problem, our face painter will help you fit right in. Walk on Water Balls will also be available for an additional charge. Also, learn about the myths and realities of some misunderstood animals. Event is included in general Zoo admission.

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Big Red Ranch and Rescue Fall Fundraiser in Osteen

Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bring your family and friends out to the horse rescue for pony rides, face painting, hay rides, concessions and more! Admission will be $3 for children 2 and older. Adults are free! That will include the pony rides, hay ride and petting area. We will have face painting and balloons for a fee. Kona Ice will be here as well as other vendors offering you a chance to start your holiday shopping and purchase yummy treats!

Trick or Treat Safe Zone

Trick or Treat Safe Zone

Trick or Treat Safe Zone

Orange County Regional History Center
October 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween at the History Center at our sixth annual Trick or Treat Safe Zone! Children and parents will enjoy four floors of trick or treating, crafts, games, lessons in ghost-hunting practices, and a scavenger hunt. Halloween costumes are encouraged for children and their parents alike!

Fall Festival
Presented by Kiwanis of Avalon Park

Thursday, Nov. 6th, 6 – 8 p.m.
Timber Lakes Elementary
Come out and enjoy a spaghetti dinner, costume contest, corn-hole (bean bag toss), pumpkin decorating, sack race, pin-the-smile-on-the-pumpkin, 50/50 raffle for a cruise, and more!
$5 Adults / $3 Children
Price includes spaghetti dinner!

Southwest Fall Festival in Orlando

Oct. 23 – Sunday, Oct. 26
FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING – FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE, VIP on-site parking, professional carnival rides and Midway games, daily cash bingo, raffles/prizes & drawings, nightly music & entertainment, beer & wine garden, delicious food including a multi-ethnic food court & plenty of cotton candy, funnel cakes and other old carnival favorites.

Fall Festivals:

Big Red Ranch and Rescue Fall Fundraiser in Osteen
Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bring your family and friends out to the horse rescue for pony rides, face painting, hay rides, concessions and more! Admission will be $3 for children 2 and older. Adults are free! That will include the pony rides, hay ride and petting area. We will have face painting and balloons for a fee. Kona Ice will be here as well as other vendors offering you a chance to start your holiday shopping and purchase yummy treats!

Avalon Park Kiwanis Fall Festival

Avalon Park Kiwanis Fall Festival

Fall Festival
Presented by Kiwanis of Avalon Park
Thursday, Nov. 6th, 6 – 8 p.m.
Timber Lakes Elementary
Come out and enjoy a spaghetti dinner, costume contest, corn-hole (bean bag toss), pumpkin decorating, sack race, pin-the-smile-on-the-pumpkin, 50/50 raffle for a cruise, and more!
$5 Adults / $3 Children
Price includes spaghetti dinner!

Southwest Fall Festival in Orlando
Oct. 23 – Sunday, Oct. 26
FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING – FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE, VIP on-site parking, professional carnival rides and Midway games, daily cash bingo, raffles/prizes & drawings, nightly music & entertainment, beer & wine garden, delicious food including a multi-ethnic food court & plenty of cotton candy, funnel cakes and other old carnival favorites.

Winter Garden Corn Harvest Festival
Nov. 8, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join us when the farmers market is transformed into a good ole fashioned corn harvest festival. Bring the whole family for hay rides, mini pumpkins for the kids to decorate, delicious freshly roasted corn and lots more.

Fall Fiesta in the Park
Lake Eola, Orlando
Nov. 2 – 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kids zone includes face painting, bounce houses, live music and more!

Club Lake Plantation Fall Festival
Apopka
Oct. 1 – 31, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Visit the website for weekday and weekend activities like exploring the maze, hayrides, play on 4 playground areas, visit Tink the white tail deer, duck racing games, horse swings, air cannon launcher ($1/shot), pumpkin chunkin’ ($1/ shot), face painting and many more!

Deltona Lakes Elementary School
Oct. 17, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Free admission. Lots of games and activities such as bounce houses, obstacle courses, food, professional family portrait offers and much more! All proceeds benefit the classrooms.

Pumpkin Patches and Fall Activities:

The Stanley Pond Adventure Farm Pumpkin Patch
Astatula
Oct. 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 25 & 26
This fall, join us at Stanley Pond Adventure Farm as we celebrate diversity with our silly pumpkin friend, Spookley! October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Spookley the Square Pumpkin is the “Official Spokes-Pumpkin” for Bullying Prevention! Spookley is out on a mission to spread the word that hurting people’s feelings is a bad thing to do! This season there will be tons of fall fun including Uncle Jack’s Jumping Pillow, Skippy the Airboat, and other farm fun activities, included with farm admission.

Long & Scott Farms Corn Maze
Mount Dora
October 4, 2014 through December 14, 2014 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Scott’s Maze Adventures is open for the general public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Last admission is sold at 3 p.m. both days. Tuesdays and Fridays are reserved for groups of 20 or more. Reservations are required.

Octoberfest in Kissimmee
October 17th- 5:30 PM-10:00 PM and October 18th 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
On October 17th and 18th , Celebration Town Center transforms before your very eyes as the falling leaves of the season drop on Market Street in the Fall Festival known as Oktoberfest. Listen for the rustling of leaves, relax by the lakeside and rock your troubles away, and enjoy the live music with family and friends in this one-of-a-kind themed extravaganza.
Hop on a hayride, dance to terrific live music, paint a pumpkin, or just stroll and enjoy the crisp fall air and enjoy the great savings at the lakeside promenade. Leaves fall daily at 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 PM. Parking and Admission are FREE!

Pumpkin & Pony Festival
Orlando
Oct. 11 – 31, Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 11, 12, 18 & 19, Harvest Weekends $5 Pony & Hayrides
Oct. 25 – 26, Pumpkins & Ponies Festival

Pumpkin Patch at Green Meadows Farm
Kissimmee
Oct. 26 – Children’s Halloween Fun Day
It’s that exciting day when your little ghouls and goblins get to dress in their ookiest costume. Join us Sunday, Oct. 26 for our Trick or Treat Day at the farm!
During the month of October, everyone gets to pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch! Plus, get into the Halloween spirit by enjoying our kid-friendly Ooky-Spooky Haunted House on Saturdays & Sundays in the month of October. Our Ooky-Spooky Haunted House features 13 rooms of not-so-scary fun and laughs for the whole family.

Santa’s Tree Forest – A Lot of Pumpkins
Eustis
Weekends through October
10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Aside from loads of pumpkins, there is a maze, horse rides, hay rides, the bounce pillow & kiddie tram rides, and more! Admission is free, some events have a fee.

Uncle Donald’s Farm in Leesburg
Oct. 17 & 18, 24 & 25, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy night hayrides and take a “Walk on the Wildside”, where you will see panthers, owls, and other nocturnal animals. Visit the “Creepy Crawly Barn” for a close encounter with reptilian wonders. Find your way through the hay maze if you can, and definitely visit the “Pumpkin Patch.”

Hometown Harvest in Winter Springs
Oct. 11, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fall-themed event capturing the essence of a small town, with free pumpkin painting and hayrides, live music and dancing. Free and open to the public.

Sanlando Pumpkin Patch
Longwood
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m, and Sunday, noon – 8 p.m.
Admission to the patch is free! A wonderful, large array of pumpkins, picture backdrops, and even group activities for a small fee.

Pumpkin U’Pickem Festival
Geneva
Oct. 25 & 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Happy Tails guided trail tour with 30 costumed characters handing out candy and goodies, including a chance to meet the Arabian Princess at the barn and get your photos taken with her.

Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Events:

Trick or Treat Safe Zone

Trick or Treat Safe Zone

Trick or Treat Safe Zone
Orange County Regional History Center
October 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween at the History Center at our sixth annual Trick or Treat Safe Zone! Children and parents will enjoy four floors of trick or treating, crafts, games, lessons in ghost-hunting practices, and a scavenger hunt. Halloween costumes are encouraged for children and their parents alike!

Spooktacular in Downtown Avalon Park
Saturday, Oct. 25 5 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy a costume parade, haunted house, and trick or treating!

Zoo Boo Bash
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens,
Sanford
Oct. 18-19 and 25-26 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
It’s safe, fun, and not-too-scary event for young and old alike. Kids are invited to bring goodie bags and wear costumes for trick or treat stations. If you forget your costume, not a problem, our face painter will help you fit right in. Walk on Water Balls will also be available for an additional charge. Also, learn about the myths and realities of some misunderstood animals. Event is included in general Zoo admission.

Windermere Halloween Hayride and Costume Contest
Windermere Town Hall
Oct. 26, 9 a.m. – noon

Ghost Stories at Leu Gardens
Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets available at the door: Adults $10, Leu Member $5, Children $5
Creaky garden gates open at 6:00 pm, and at 7:30 pm a ghost host will summon the ghouls to tell you stories of wicked things lurking in the dark. Bring a blanket or chairs – this is an outdoor event, weather permitting. Food, drinks and “treats” will be available for purchase. Stories may be frightening for young children.

Halloweenfest in Winter Garden
Friday, Oct. 31, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Featuring live entertainment, local vendors and family activities! Enjoy a safe night of haunted happenings along downtown Plant Street.

A Petrified Forest Kid’s Day
Altamonte Springs
Oct. 3 – 31, Thursdays-Saturdays
Halloween festival, enjoy live bands, food, backstage tours, and other surprises.

Vintage Halloween Costumes
Lake Mary
September 20 – October 25
Take a tour through our “spooky” museum, complete with a collection of antique costumes and Halloween decorations.

Lake Mary Annual Ghost Walks
Lake Mary
October 18 and October 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Annual GHOST WALKS is a 45 minute walk with tour guides to visit local ghosts and storytellers in downtown Lake Mary. Appropriate for all ages. Reservations required: 407-585-1481.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Orlando
September 1 to October 31, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Dress up in your favorite costume and collect delicious candy throughout Magic Kingdom park. You’ll see many favorite Disney Characters dressed in their very own Halloween costumes!

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular
Orlando
October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Event takes place every weekend in October for silly spooky fun at SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular®. During this daytime event, children and adults alike will be immersed in an underwater “fantasea” filled with trick-or-treating, dancing with sea fairies and pumpkin fish and kids can create sea-themed arts and crafts.

Halloween Hustle
Baldwin Park
Thursday, Oct. 23, 5 p.m to 10 p.m.
Event features a 5K run/walk (6:30 p.m.), Kids’ Fun Run (5:45 p.m.) and Halloween party with activities for adults and children alike. From trick-or-treating and Halloween-themed carnival games to live entertainment, food trucks and adult beverages for those over 21, the frightening festivities are fit for all ages. Costumes for the evening are strongly encouraged.

Halloween Carnival of Screams
Riverside Park, Oviedo
Friday, Oct. 24th and Saturday, Oct. 25th, 5-10 p.m.
Costume contests, games, music, hay ride, haunted house! Friday evening event is Haunted House Only, 5-10 p.m.

Old Town Halloween
Kissimmee
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, and 31st from
Live entertainment, costume contest, four haunt zones and much more!

Pumpkins & Munchkins
Winter Park
Friday, Oct. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to join us for Pumpkins and Munchkins in Shady Park! This free event will have activities that include games, bounce houses, costume contest, Trick-or-Treat Trail, and lots of fun for the entire family!

Spooky Skate
RDV Sportsplex, Orlando
Saturday, October 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Admission for this extended ice skating event is $10.75 including tax and ice skate rental. Spooky Skate is open to everyone and skaters are encouraged to wear a costume and save $1 off admission! Spooky Skate includes ice skating, “spooky” music, a costume contest, candy, games and fun.

Halloween Spooktacular
Central Park at Lake Mary City Hall, Lake Mary
October 31, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Join the city of Lake Mary for a safe and Fun Trick-or-Treating, music, games, kiddie train rides, and a children’s costume contest.

Halloween at Cranes Roost Park
Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
October 31st from 5:00 p.m to  9:00 p.m.
The 19th Annual Halloween event features local businesses sponsoring booths to hand out candy and trinkets to an estimated 15,000 kids. There are costume contests for all ages, inflatable games and live entertainment. Trick-or-treating will be around Cranes Roost Lake and live entertainment in the Eddie Rose Amphitheater.

Forest of Fear
Geneva
October 24, 25, 31 & Nov. 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Hawaiian Luau Show with Hawaiian dancers and fire knife performer, Happy trails (guided spook walk), Games, Feed the animals, Hawaiian Luau Dancers, Hay Rides and Bounce house.

Be safe and enjoy the fall festivities where you live!

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