Florida Fall Festival & Activity Guide

Florida may not get much change of seasons, but we sure do love to celebrate the fall!

This is the time when we get a relief from the hot hot summer and start to feel a slight coolness in the air. And while summer is the time to stay indoors or be in the water, fall is the time to get out and enjoy everything Florida has to offer. With music, crafts, food, halloween themed, Octoberfests, harvest festivals and so much more, come and celebrate with us!  

Theme Park Events

One of the best things about the fall in Florida is the plethora of theme park activities and fun seasonal events. Mickey's not-so-scary HalloweenUniversal's Halloween Horror NightsBusch Gardens Howl-O-Scream are just a few of the fall events that the theme parks offer. If you are not into going to these special events, a visit to the theme parks at this time of year offers lots of fun experience with special parades, performances, and activities, like the Nighttime Lights At Hogwarts™ Castle, Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, and more. Enjoy the slightly cooler temperatures at the theme parks with a visit in the fall.

Outdoor Florida Fall Activities

Fall is the perfect time of year to visit the Florida State Parks, Florida's Forests, local parks, get out your bikes and hiking shoes, and get exploring. October is the official start of Manatee Season. If you haven't ever swam with the manatees or viewed the manatees at one of the many viewing locations in Florida, the fall is a great time to get out and see them. It is also a time to go on a turtle walk to see sea turtle's nesting on Florida's Beaches. 


Fall Activities, Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and more

Florida comes alive at the start of fall with lots of family activities and it is the perfect time to visit local farmers who offer fun pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides, petting farms and more. 


Check out our Editor's top choices for the Best Fall Festivals around Florida


For a complete list of events month by month around the Sunshine State in the fall: