Orlando has a lot going on throughout the year, but autumn is particularly magical around Central Florida. The communities around the city really know how to celebrate the harvest, including activities for every family member.
Orlando Pumpkin Patches
Pumpkin patches are a quintessential fall activity, so grab the family and head out for a fun day of activities, food, and the best pumpkin in town.
Fall on the Farm at Grande Lakes
Fall on the Farm is Grande Lakes Orlando’s celebration of all things autumn and features numerous activities in addition to the pumpkin patch across Whisper Creek Farm’s 18,000 acres. The event runs every weekend throughout October.
Tickets: Registration is available online, and ticket prices are confirmed upon arrival.
Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest – A Lot of Pumpkins
Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest in Eustis may not get to the height of its busy season until later in the year, but Santa’s pumpkin patch gets things kicked off in autumn. A Lot of Pumpkins runs each weekend through the end of October, with trick or treating encouraged on the 30th and 31st.
Tickets: $8 per person. Kids 2 and under are free.
Painted Oaks Academy Pumpkin Patch
Painted Oaks Academy welcomes visitors to their pumpkin patch every day in October. There are pony and train rides for children, with food and live music on weekends.
Tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 3-17.
Hagerty Farms Pumpkin Patch
Now through October 31, Hagerty High School in Oviedo hosts Hagerty Farms Pumpkin Patch to support the Hagerty Girls Lacrosse team. This pumpkin features tons of fun vignettes to snap pictures and a spider web maze.
Club Lake Plantation’s Fall Festival
The stunning event venue Club Lake hosts a pumpkin patch each year during the month of October. Open Thursday through Sunday each week, this year’s Fall Festival boasts all the autumn classics, like hayrides, a corn maze, and a wide array of games.
Tickets: $14.95 per person.
Fall Family Events
From adults to little ones, there are plenty of autumn activities around the Orlando area for the whole family.
Gators, Ghosts, Goblins at Gatorland
For the third year in a row, Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins returns for a ghoulishly good time. This festival runs for four weekends through the end of October. The event features spooky seasonal fun for the whole family like games, food, and shows. Family-appropriate costumes are welcome, and there’s a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade each day at 1:30.
Tickets: $29.99 for adults, $24.99 for seniors (60+), and $19.99 for kids 3-12 years old. Florida residents can receive 50% regular admission with a valid Florida ID.
Crayola’s Screamin’ Green Hauntoween
Crayola Experience Orlando is always guaranteed family fun, and Screamin’ Green Hauntoween is sure to be an engaging day of learning and fun for kids of all ages. The event runs through Halloween day and features new Halloween-themed characters and colors for kids to discover. Crafts, scavenger hunts, a Crayola slime class, and trick or treating on the weekend should make this a memorable activity for the entire family.
Tickets: Discounted tickets are available online for $23.99.
City Trunk or Treat Events
Check out these fun trunk or treat events happening in and around Orlando this year, featuring fun Halloween decorations and plenty of candy to share. These events are free to attend, but pre-registration is requested for some venues.
Head to Oviedo, just 20 minutes northeast of Orlando, for fun costume contests and lots of sweet treats.
- Evans Elementary– Thursday, October 28, 6 –7:30 p.m.
- Oviedo City Church– Sunday, October 24, 5–7 p.m.
Head 30 minutes south to Kissimmee for a hauntingly good time, with free admission for all guests.
- Show Car Saturday Nights– Saturday, October 30, 4–8 p.m.
- City of Life Church– Sunday, October 31, 4–6 p.m.
Just 20 minutes north of Orlando, you’ll find the city of Longwood hosting multiple trunk or treat events with activities for the whole family.
Central Florida Corn Mazes
Get lost in one of the many corn mazes in Central Florida. Each location offers plenty of food and games to enjoy after you’ve found your way through the fields.
Long & Scott Farms Corn Maze
Long & Scott Farms is hosting their iconic 6.5-acre corn maze for the 19th straight year, now through December 12. So much more than a maze, the Long & Scott is dinosaur-themed this year, featuring games, riddles, and challenges throughout the massive winding paths.
Tickets: $15 per person, with free admission for kids 3 and below.
Partin Ranch Corn Maze
The Partin Ranch Corn Maze in Kenansville runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through the first weekend in November. They have two mazes with unique layouts. The weekend of Halloween, any child up to 12 years old in a costume will receive free entry. The celebration also features a kiddie zip-line, hayrides, ranch animals, a barrel train, a pumpkin patch, pony rides, and more.
Tickets: $10 per person, with free admission for kids 2 and below.
Lake Catherine Blueberries Fall Maze
For anyone looking for a fun little fright, check out the Lake Catherine Blueberry Haunted Halloween Maze and the seriously scary Dark Forest. Visitors can also go on a fall scavenger hunt through a sprawling maze of blooming flowers, open each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until October 30.
Tickets: $11 per person.
Harvest Fields Corn Maze and Hayride
Open every weekend through Halloween, the Harvest Fields Corn Maze & Hay Ride also features duck races, a hay fort, a corn cannon, and a pumpkin patch. The corn maze is the largest in Central Florida, situated on a scenic, working farm. After dark, the event transforms into the Fields of Fright Haunted Hayride, where older kids and adults can get a scare across the haunted trails of the old farm.
Tickets: $10 per person for the Harvest Fields Corn Maze & Hayride and $20 per person for the Fields of Fright Haunted Hayride.
Club Lake Plantation Apopka Corn Maze
Also mentioned above for their fabulous pumpkin patch, Club Lake in Apopka warrants another spot on this list for their outstanding corn maze, open now through October 31. The beautiful autumn decor on this sprawling property makes it one of the most scenic fall events in the Orlando area, where the whole family can have a blast.
Tickets: $7.95 per person on Thursdays and Fridays. $14.95 on Saturdays and Sundays, including hayrides. Infants are free.
Harvest Holler Corn Maze
The Harvest Holler Corn Maze gives visitors an authentic harvest experience on a real farm. The sprawling corn maze may be their central attraction, but this working farm goes all out with autumn festivities every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November 14. Additional activities include hayrides, mini-golfing, a giant set of playground slides made from a retired combine, and an old-fashioned country store.
Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for kids 2-12, seniors (65+), and military, fire, and police officers. Kids under 2 are free.
Orlando Haunted Houses
It wouldn’t be October without a few screams. These haunted houses in Orlando are only for the bravest thrill-seekers.
Howl-O-Scream is an all-new Halloween event at SeaWorld Orlando running through Halloween night. This fully immersive live show takes place throughout the entire SeaWorld grounds. Not for the faint of heart, this scary experience promises a frighteningly good time. Due to the graphic nature of this event, Howl-O-Scream is intended for mature participants only.
Tickets: $41.99 per person.
Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Orlando goes over the top when it comes to Halloween, and they’re at it again for their 30th annual Halloween Horror Nights. Through October 31, monsters prowl the park as you navigate your way through rides and haunted houses featuring next-level scares inspired by iconic horror cinema. Live music and food round off the festivities at this spooktacular event.
Tickets: Prices vary depending on the date, starting at $70.99 per person.
The Haunted Road
The Haunted Road is a one-of-a-kind experience that puts you on a drive-through journey down one of the last remaining haunted roads in Central Florida. After debuting in 2020 as a no-contact alternative to haunted houses, this year’s drive is scarier than ever. Take a trip down The Haunted Road, if you dare, open Wednesday through Sunday until November 7. Online reservations are required.
Tickets: Prices vary depending on the date, starting at $22.99 per person.
Open year-round, Mortem Manor is a two-floor Victorian haunted house with actors, animatronics, and serious special effects. Just outside Orlando in nearby Kissimmee, they have been named one of the “Scariest Haunted Houses in America” by the Travel Channel.
Tickets: $15 per person.
Fall Food, Beer & Wine in Orlando
Orlando is home to some of the country’s best dining, and during autumn, you can experience the very best seasonal fare from the city’s most popular venues.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Now until November 20, Epcot celebrates cuisine from across the world. Visitors can try an assortment of exotic foods and fine wines from around the globe. Live entertainment and activities for the whole family round-out a day at this exciting Epcot festival.
Tickets: $109 per person for full-day access.
Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
For the 12th consecutive year, the Food & Wine Classic returns to the thoroughfares of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, October 29 and 30. World-class chefs will be offering a diverse selection of cuisines, plus exotic spirits, beer, and wine from all over the world. Rub elbows with sommeliers and chefs at this celebration of all things delicious. Admission includes unlimited food and drinks.
Tickets: $165 per person.
Cows ‘n Cabs
More than 25 gourmet restaurants from around Orlando have come together for nine consecutive years to make Cows n’ Cabs one of the city’s best gourmet fundraising events. On November 13, feast on mini-dish tastings and samplings of over 200 wines, cocktails, and craft beers. This year’s event will raise funds for children’s programs in Central Florida, including After-School All Stars Orlando and 4 Roots. Admission includes unlimited food and drinks.
Tickets: $140 per person.
Central Florida Veg Fest
As the largest and longest-running vegan festival in the world, Central Florida Veg Fest draws a massive crowd to Orlando Festival Park for a free food extravaganza every fall season. On October 23, visitors can enjoy a large assortment of amazing vegan cuisine, featuring speakers, demonstrations, animals, an artist’s corner, and live music.
Orlando Beer Festival
Since 2015, the Orlando Beer Festival has drawn thousands to Orlando’s Festival Park each November. On Saturday, November 13, head down to the festival and sample local craft brews as well as rare picks from around the country. Non-beer lovers still have plenty to enjoy with wine tastings, delicious food, and live music.
Tickets: Starting at $45 per person. Designated drivers receive special pricing at $35.
Fusion Fest is a two-day festival on November 27 and 28 in downtown Orlando, showcasing the diverse cultural heritage that makes up our community. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of music, art, film, and dance, along with exotic foods sure to delight any culinary buff.
Fall Festivals in Orlando
Check out some of the hottest festivals in the area that offer both sophisticated culture and once-in-a-lifetime fun.
The German American Society of Central Florida throws one of the biggest Oktoberfest bashes around. The streets fill with over 10,000 guests listening to traditional Oompah music, as the smells of delicious schnitzel and German beer fill the air. The event will be held on October 23 and 30.
Tickets: $5 per person.
Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash
Zoo Boo Bash, hosted by the Central Florida Zoo, is a great opportunity for kids to enjoy trick or treating with their favorite furry friends. The zoo will have Halloween-themed activities and trick or treat stations, and some child-sized scares as well both Halloween weekend and the weekend before. Join the fun on October 23, 24, 30, and 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets: $19.50 for adults, $15.95 for seniors (55+), and $13.75 for kids 3-12. Kids 2 and under are free.
Fall Festival at Southern Hill Farms
The Fall Festival at Southern Hill Farms is a popular fall festival featuring a play barn, a corn maze, bonfires, hayrides, gorgeous fields of sunflowers, and multiple eateries. This seasonal experience that the whole family can enjoy. Head over to the festival from September 25 through November 7.
Tickets: $20 per person.
Ever After Farms Fall Festival
Ever After Farms Fall Festival goes on every weekend through November 7, offering a magical day of autumn experiences, plus some can’t miss photo opportunities. Visitors can pick wildflowers in one of the many flower patches, see the assortment of farm animals, enjoy tasty refreshments, and more.
Tickets: $6 per person. Kids one and under are free.
Fall Events with Live Music
For music lovers, Orlando provides a diverse range of artists from every genre. If you want to catch multiple shows during the same event, we’ve assembled a list of autumn music festivals to check out.
RockPit Brewing’s laid-back, neighborhood taproom on Illiana Street in Orlando cuts loose on October 29 with their RockPitOberfest. Cecil’s BBQ will be providing smoked brats for the event, and RockPit has a number of new beers and hot bands lined up. Enjoy live alt-rock, punk, and pop from the late 90s and 2000s
Orlando Bark, Blues & BBQ Festival
A new addition to the Orlando festival scene, the Orlando Bark, Blues & BBQ Festival offers good food and good music in a dog-friendly environment. On October 23, grab your four-legged friend and head over for some great BBQ and blues shows from local Orlando musicians.
Tickets: $10 per person.
Craft Beer & Blues Festival
Featuring musical performances by “Too Slim” and the “Taildraggers,” you’ll have a rockin’ good time at the Craft Beer & Blues Festival on November 12. Jam out to live tunes while sipping a variety of local craft beers. Over ten food trucks offering gourmet fare will be available on-site when you’re ready to grab a bite to eat.
Visit Orlando For Your Next Vacation
The city of Orlando has so much to offer, even beyond our world-class theme parks. At Florida Citrus Sports, we’re proud to be a part of the diverse fabric that makes up Orlando. If you’re interested in what else Orlando offers during the fall season or year-round, please contact us today!