October Events in Florida

October is the perfect time of year for events in Florida. As the summer heat dissipates, the fall season brings a plethora of seasonal events that have something for everyone. Florida is the #1 place for Halloween events at the theme parks with everything from scary horror nights to fun children's events. Farms all across the state open their gates for fun pumpkin patches, corn mazes and farm activities for the whole family. And if you are looking for more then halloween and pumpkins, Florida is abundant with Beer Festivals and Oktoberfests, plus a good selection of food, music and other events and festivals. 

September 9 - October 31, 2022

Location: Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida

Home to lots of terrifying haunted houses, this event is the West Coast's best Halloween celebration. Enjoy the park's thrill rides while you enjoy their additional scares throughout the season!

September - October 31 (Select Days)

Location: Dade City, Florida

There is so much to do at SCREAM-A-GEDDON! From indoor attractions like Blackpool prison to Zombie Paintball Assault coming this year.

September 24 - October 30

Location: Newberry, Florida

"Laugh by day, Scream by night" this Florida maze brings new fun to the fall festivities with a maze that is fun during the day and becomes haunted at night. 

September - November on Select Weekend Dates

The event gives families the opportunity to enjoy a day on the Farm. Visitors can spend time navigating their way through an over 8-acre corn maze, playing on over 25 types of fun farm themed activities, including a cow train, beeline zipline, corn popper jumping pillow, hayride, barnyard ball, farm games, playground and more!  Plenty of food on site including the farm bakery, fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade caramel apples, roasted sweet corn, and more!  The farm is available for group bookings, field trips and other special events.

September 29 - October 2, 2022

Location: Miami, Florida

In the modern internet age, the film industry is changing. These days, many of the best independent filmmakers in this time are making web series' instead of films. This is a modern film festival that celebrates the web series!

September 30 - October 2, 2022

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

This festival brings together amazing popular artists from the adult-alternative rock genre. It is located right on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Panama City Beach, so you can enjoy the ocean while you enjoy the music.

October (Select Nights)

Location: Altamonte Springs, Florida

One of Central Florida's haunted areas that features scare trails, live music, and food trucks at the event starting in October.

October 2022 (Weekends)

Amazing Grace Family Farms, Green Cove Springs, Florida

Open every Friday and Saturday in October, Journey through their Crop Maze, Pumpkin Patch, and farm attractions

October 1 and 22, 2022

Location: German American Society Clubhouse, Casselberry, Florida

Authentic and traditional German music, food, beer, and entertainment to our patrons.

September 30 - October 2, 2022

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

This festival brings together amazing popular artists from the adult-alternative rock genre. It is located right on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Panama City Beach, so you can enjoy the ocean while you enjoy the music.

October 2022 (Select Dates)

Location: Sweetfields Farm, Masaryktown, Florida

Featuring 5 acres of a life-sized living corn crop labyrinth, harvest crop and activities for the whole family. Come check out this farm for a day of fall family fun. 

October TBD 2022

Location: German American Society, Pinellas Park, Florida

Authentic and traditional German music, food, beer, and entertainment 3 weekends, Friday and Saturdays in October sponsored by the German American Society of Pinellas Park. 

October (Weekends)

Location: Plant City, Florida

An outdoor haunted trail which features 3 trails, an escape game, and laser tag. 

Weekends October 

Location: Plant City, Florida

Corn Maze, pumpkin patch, animals, activities, food and everything fun for your family for a fall outing. 

October - November  (Weekends) TBD

Location: Masaryktown, Florida

Come get lost in their 5 acre maze with a new design each year. And that's not all. This farm has a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, pony rides, hill slide, and more. 

October - December  (Weekends)

Location: Long and Scott Farms, Mount Dora, Florida

Open in the Fall on weekends featuring two Corn Mazes, a 1 acre and a 6 acre corn maze, with lots of paths and plenty of room. 

October 7 - 9, 2022

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Celebrating with german cheer, dancing and singing to cooler weather and colder beer along the Hillsborough river downtown at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

October TBD

Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin, Florida

Come out to The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin for the 10th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest featuring American specialty beers from around the nation, more than 200 domestic and international craft beers, brewery representatives offering an opportunity to learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles and live music.

October TBD

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

Columbus Day weekend will bring waves of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Family activities include a scavenger hunt, pirate invasions, a kids parade and main parade, live music, fireworks and so much more! 

October TBD

Location: American German Club, Lake Worth, Florida

Authentic German Fest with Bavarian food, german beer, entertainment, and carnival.

October  - November 2022 (Thursday - Saturday)

Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, Florida

Every year there are different houses to experience, this year there are new haunts and scares that are awaiting for you to visit.

October TBD

Location: Tampa, Florida

This festival celebrates Hispanic heritage in the Tampa Bay area. Celebrate with amazing music, food, and so much more!

October November  (Weekends) TBD

Location: Partin Ranch, Kenansville, Florida

5-acre maze and smaller mazes for the younger ones, a pumpkin patch, barrel train, animals, kiddie zip line, food & drinks, this ranch opens up the fall to you for fun fall festivities. 

October 13 - 16, 2022

Location: Daytona Beach, Florida

Motorcycle enthusiasts converge on Daytona Beach every year for Biketoberfest to enjoy the beautiful weather, live music, live racing at Daytona International Speedway's motorcycle races, and lots of great company! 

October 13 - 16, 2022

Location: Our Lady of Lourdes, Dunedin, Florida

For over forty years, the OLL Fall Festival has been an integral part of the Dunedin community. Every October, volunteers from our parish and school come together to put up the “big tent” and fill our campus with rides, games, music, laughter, and fun! Dozens of rides cater to children of all ages with a special section of “kiddie rides” for the little ones. This year we are also pleased to announce our “Craft Beer and Sports Tent”
Enjoy seasonal, craft beer while watching TVs showing the weekends big sporting events.

October 13 - 16, 2022

Location: Key Largo, Florida

This is a celebration of marine conservation with a perfect home in Key Largo! Enjoy tons of great activities such as educational seminars, social gatherings, diving, and eco-adventures with some of the best names in diving and marine science.

October 14 - 16, 2022

Location: Coachman Park, Clearwater, Florida

Since 1980, this festival has been bringing Floridians some of the best jazz music every year.

October TBD, 2022

Location: Schooners Local Beach Club, Panama City Beach, Florida

Eat delicious lobster while you participate in sandcastle competitions and lobster tournaments during this fun week long celebration of everything lobster!

October 15 - 16, 2022

Location: Winter Springs Town Center, Blumberg Blvd, Winter Springs FL

ARToberFEST celebrates exceptional art, tasty German food, rockin’ entertainment, kids’ crafts and much more. This event takes a new twist on October fest and combines the German spirit with art and family activities. 

 

October 18 - 22, 2022

Location: South Beach, Miami, Florida

Stroll the beach while you try all kinds of delicious seafood from many venues at the South Beach Seafood Festival that spans four blocks and welcomes over 13,000 seafoodies!

October 19 - 23, 2022

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

This is one of the biggest and best gatherings of bikers in North Florida. 

 

October 21 - 30, 2022

Location: Key West, Florida

Past ..future…Present let your mind wander! This year’s Fantasy Fest theme, Time Travel Unravels, takes your imagination to anywhere on the time-space continuum. There are limitless possibilities!!! Let your inspiration guide you as you cultivate your costumed revelry into the past colonial era , roman empire, Italian renaissance …or catapult your creativity to a future era of living in the cosmos. You can set your time machine to go where your whim and imagination takes you.

October 21 - 23, 2022

Location: Tampa Bay Downs, Florida

Authentic German Food, Drink, Music, Dancing, Carnival, Arts & Crafts and Contests. 

October 22 - 23, 2022

Location: Mount Dora, Florida

The Streets of Mount Dora fill with amazing vendors selling all kinds of unique art during this fun and artsy festival!

October 22, 2022

Location: Eau Gallie Arts District/Eau Gallie Square, Melbourne, Florida

The Rocky Water Brew Fest is in the heart of the Eau Gallie Arts District at the Eau Gallie Square sponsored by the Eau Gallie Rotary Club. Come out and try some of the best breweries in Florida with unlimited tastings with your ticket to the event. Find a new favorite brew this October.

 

October 27 - November 3, 2022

Location: Orlando, Florida

Named one of the top “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by Moviemaker Magazine, this festival brings many amazing filmmakers together to showcase their films.

October 27-30, 2022

Location: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Florida

Set on the banks of Florida's most famous river, this festival is a great way to celebrate Halloween with dazzling lights, art installations, and performance art, all of which come together to make this music festival a completely unique experience.

October 28 - 30, 2022

Location: Liberty Park, Inverness, Florida

Come out to this emerging music festival that takes place in the small town of Inverness, located in Central Florida and enjoy 3 days of live music, family-friendly activities, rides, vendors, food trucks, street performers and the beautiful nature of the lush city park on Lake Henderson that runs along the Withlacoochee State Trail. 

October TBD

Location: Orlando, Florida

Calling all Horror Freaks, Fans, and Filmmakers!  Kickstart your Halloween festivities at the original FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival.

October 29 - 30, 2022

Location: Cholokka Boulevard, Micanopy, Florida

Fall festival with the true Florida small town traditions. Local artists, crafters, musicians, and lots of activities for the whole family. 

October TBD, 2022

Location: Naples, Florida

The annual Stonecrab Festival is a weekend of food and fun starring of course, the stone crab. It’s also your chance to explore the beautiful Naples waterfront with activities on land and by water in and around Bayfront, Port of Naples Marina, Tin City and Naples Transportation and Tours General Store/Heritage Museum.

October TBD

Location: Gainesville, Florida

Join this predominantly Punk Rock festival for both the main festival in Gainesville and the Pre-Fest in Ybor City (transportation available), or you can choose one or the other. Either way, this is one of Florida's best way to experience music up close and personal!