Florida may not have the traditional four seasons, but that doesn’t stop the Sunshine State from getting into the fall spirit. There are plenty of fall festivals and other autumnal rites of passage involving pumpkin patches, beer gardens, corn mazes, day of the dead and more to gather family and friends to join in the fun. Enjoy these picks for festive events.
Coral Gables Pumpkin Arch & Pumpkin Patch
Everyone is used to receiving a holiday card in December, so surprise them with a fall family photo under the Pumpkin Arch in Coral Gables’ Giralda Plaza instead. More portrait vignettes will be at the Coral Gables Pumpkin Patch in Ponce Circle Park on October 15. Enjoy live music, crafts and refreshments there too.
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From Mediterranean-Revival architecture to the iconic Biltmore Hotel to lush greenery, the historic Coral Gables neighborhood has so much to offer. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
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Northeast Florida Lantern and Dia de los Muertos Festival
Put your best painted face forward for Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens’ inaugural Northeast Florida Lantern and Dia de los Muertos Festival nightly from November 3-4. Hanging lanterns and luminary bags will illuminate the 120-acre green oasis’s trees and trails during the family-friendly event with entertainment, scavenger hunts, movies and food trucks.
Jacksonville, the largest city geographically in the contiguous U.S., boasts an incredible variety of green spaces and beaches, as well as prime waterfront from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Johns River with its iconic bridges. The city’s vast network of neighborhoods and islands further invites nonstop adventure. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Rockin’ H Ranch’s Fall Festival Extravaganza
Rockin’ H Ranch’s country setting is made for autumn events. Come out for its Fall Festival Extravaganza on November 20, where lucky winners will go home with big cash prizes for the signature scarecrow costume contest. Families also look forward to hay rides, the petting zoo, music, and last but not least, piglet races.
West of the oceanside city of Stuart, Palm City is a vestige of Old Florida within Martin County. But don’t think it’s just farms and ranches. You’re apt to see more golfers than livestock these days. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Fall in Historic Cocoa Village
Discover 250 artists and makers at Historic Cocoa Village’s Fall Art & Craft Festival from October 15-16. The family- and Fido-friendly celebration offers entertainment and delicious food. Support Coastal Boxer Rescue of Florida at Tails at the Barkery and Dirty Oar Beer Company’s Pumpkins for Paws and Bark Brew Fest fundraisers on the same weekend.
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The Space Coast’s Historic Cocoa Village feels like traveling back in time. Its 19th- and 20th-century architecture remains mostly intact, enchanting today’s generation just as those before. Tranquil waterways and independent shops and cafés lend to the appeal. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
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Boca Raton Pumpkin Patch Festival
Boca Raton goes big with its ticketed Boca Raton Pumpkin Patch Festival at Mizner Park Amphitheater from October. 15-16. Pick out your pending jack-o’-lantern from 2,500 pumpkins, which may also be DIY decorated, and check out the carnival rides, scarecrow village, cornstalk maze and photo vignettes. Craft brews and pumpkin treats are available as well.
Perhaps most famous for its destination mall and namesake luxury resort, Boca Raton also delights snowbirds and locals alike for its arts, entertainment venues and proximity to down-home Delray Beach. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Hay Maze Miami
It isn’t every day that Miamians get to jump in a pile of leaves and find their way out of a massive hay maze, but they’ll be able to for the first time at Hay Maze Miami. Located in Bayfront Park, the experiential activation features the 6,000-square-foot main attraction, leaf pit, photo opps and a beer garden.
Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
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