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The Best Family Friendly Fall Events in Orlando

It’s fall, y’all! Even if it doesn’t quite feel like it outside, our favorite fall festivals in Orlando will help put you into the spirit of the season.  

Get ready to inhale as much pumpkin spice as you can get your hands on! We’ve got something for everyone including trick or treating, fun on the farm, fall themed movies, and Insta-worthy photo opportunities to capture those fall family photos!  

Fall and Halloween Events Orlando

3rd annual Pumpkin Patch by Kasheta Farms

New home for the holiday season at Propagate Social House, 40 E. 5th Street, Apopka
Opening Thursday, September 28, 2023

Only made possible by the generous donation of presenting sponsors, Steve & Cindy Pilling

  • Open 6 Days a Week!
  • Pumpkins, Chrysanthemums
  • PSL’s
  • Live Music on select nights and movie nights
  • Halloween Party
  • Pumpkin Carving

Discover more of the best Pumpkin Patches in Orlando, especially for cute photos.

Happy Frights
Saturdays and Sundays September 30 – October 31, 2023
10am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
Gather the entire family for a fun, family-friendly Halloween adventure throughout Orlando’s Leu Gardens featuring exciting immersive worlds, live characters, food and trick-or-treating. 

Guests will meet a dancing bridge-troll, walk through a garden of sunflowers, explore a neon-light maze, climb up a giant hay-pyramid, celebrate Dia de Muertos and so much more – all while visiting nine trick-or-treat stations along the way.

Happy Frights Haunting Nights Leu Gardens Jack O Lantern Jaunt
Happy Frights Leu Gardens Jack O Lantern Jaunt image by Dani Meyering

Happy Frights is great for younger kids, and if you’re looking for Haunted Houses That Are Okay for Kids then consider the Haunting Nights version of the event.

Town Harvest

Saturday, October 14, 5pm – 10pm
Lake Nona Town Square

Live country music, pumpkin patch + decorating station, Tractor photo-op, and a Fall Sweets Station + Bar with a specialty drink

Lukas Fall Festival

One of our favorite things to do with toddlers in Orlando is to visit Lukas Nursery for the butterfly encounter. And their annual fall festival is not to be missed!

  • When: October 14th & 15th, 2023 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Where: Lukas Nursery Oviedo
  • Cost: $10 for hayride only – $20 for all activities wristband

Discover more hayrides in Orlando.

Fall Festival at The Ranch

Head to St. Cloud for games, music, crafts, rides, food and more!

  • When: October 14th & 15th, 2023 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Where: The Ranch at St. Cloud
  • Cost: $10

Brew and Boo Costume and Pumpkin Contest

Little Wekiva Brewery is near Winter Springs, Apopka, and Altamonte Springs. This month’s market of curated creatives and craft beer includes a costume contest with prizes for most creative, and a pumpkin carving contest!

This is one of the many cool Halloween date ideas in Orlando.

  • When: Saturday, October 14, 3pm – 9pm
  • Where: 145 Wekiva Springs Rd #105, Longwood, FL 32779
  • Cost: Free
a woman holds up a beer in front of a Little Wekiva Brewery sign
Little Wekiva Brewery by Dani Meyering

The Night Market with Zombietoberfest

APGD’s annual fall event!

DJ, outdoor craft market, craft beer gardens, free costume contest for humans, a free Great Pumpkin Costume Contest for pups, free outdoor movie and more.

  • When: Saturday, October 21 from 5-10pm
  • Where: Audubon Park Garden District (3201 Corrine Dr, Orlando)
  • Cost: Free

Hotel Transylvania 2 Kids Halloween Party

Enzian Kid’s Halloween Party. There’s fun for all ages at Enzian’s family-friendly Halloween celebration! Put on your costumes and join us for a delicious lunch buffet, spooktacular activities, and screening of Hotel Transylvania 2!

  • When: Sun, 10-22, 11:00 AM, Film Begins: 12:15pm
  • Where: Enzian Theater
  • Cost: Tickets are $25 for all ages and include your movie ticket, activities, and lunch!

Fall Carnival

Come out for our biggest event of the year! Bring the kids out for carnival games, cotton candy, ping pong ball goldfish and much more!
There is no cost (unless you do the coin toss for prizes). Who’s Cookin’ food truck will be here also so come hungry!

  • When: Saturday, October 28, 9am – 4pm
  • Where: Old Red Barn, Geneva
  • Cost: Free
Old Red Barn Antique Pick Up Truck Parked Out Front image by Dani Meyering

Vegan Halloween Bash

FREE event where all can join us to celebrate spooky season with tons of food, drinks, games and prizes.

Come out for an afternoon full of FUN! with FREE Trick or Treating at the event. Costume Contest, Live Music, Pumpkin Carving Contest, Local Vendors and all your Fall Favorites.

This is a FREE event that is family friendly and completely vegan.

  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 12-5pm
  • Where: Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company (227 N Eola Dr., Orlando)
  • Cost: Free

Annual Fall Fiesta in the Park

Celebrate 51 years of Fall Fiesta in the Park! Admission is free for the entire family to enjoy over 300 artists, crafters, and food vendors around beautiful Lake Eola Park! Come see why Fall Fiesta is Central Florida’s longest-running tradition!

  • When: November 4-5, 2023 from 10am-5pm
  • Where: Lake Eola Park (512 East Washington Street, Orlando)
  • Cost: Free Entry

Fall Harvest Festival

Sunday, November 19, 12pm – 5pm
Verandah at Thornton Park
20+ Vendors, Raffles, Food Trucks, Live Music, Kid Zone *Pet Friendly*

Fall Fun on the Farm


Saturday, September 23 – Sunday, October 29 (Saturdays and Sundays)
$15 – Saturday & Sunday (ages 3 and older)
Friday, October 13, 20, and 27 = $13

Celebrate the essence of autumn at Amber Brooke Farm’s biggest festival of the year! Immerse yourself in the season’s wonders with pumpkin picking, navigate their brand-new crop maze, and bask in the beauty of their sunflower and zinnia fields.

Rediscover cherished farm traditions like sliding down the hill, cow train rides, and wagon adventures.

Plus, this year, they’ve added thrilling archery and gel blaster ranges to the mix!

families and guests enjoy Amber Brooke Farm Eustis Fall Festival
Amber Brooke Farm Eustis Fall Festival image by Dani Meyering

There is a lot to do at Amber Brooke Farms. The sunflower picking is $2 a flower or buy a mason jar for $15 and fill it up as much as you want.

There is not much shade so be sure to wear sunscreen and comfortable clothing. Adorable photo opportunities are everywhere, including a decorated farm pick-up truck.


Saturday, September 23 – October 30, 2023
Also select weekdays in October
Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest, Eustis
Fall activities, hayride and maze, plus fresh pumpkins to take home
$13 – $15 (tickets often sell out)

This is one of our favorite Orlando pumpkin patches due to the amount of shade, plus all the activities that are already included in the admission. The tractor hayride takes you through the Christmas tree forest.

four adults sit with two kids on Hayride at Santa's Farm Near Orlando
Pumpkin Patch and Hayride Santas Farm image by Dani Meyering

Spend a few extra dollars to get a bag of feed so you can feed the goats and donkeys. How fun is it to pair a pumpkin patch with feeding farm animals?

Getting a 10am arrival timeslot will help you avoid crowds.

Fall Festival + Pumpkin Patch at Sunsational Farms

40541 Roger Giles Rd, Umatilla, Fl 32784
Sat. Sept 30, 11a-3p
Sat. Oct 7, 11a-3p
Sat. Oct 14, 11a-3p ( +Market Vendors)
Sat. Oct 21, 11a-3p
Games, bounce houses, face painting, music, food trucks, pumpkin patch, and more.
(Small town farm feel just a short drive from other Orlando pumpkin patches)


Saturdays and Sundays September 30 – November 26, 2023.; 10am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays
Great Scott Farms – formerly Long & Scott Farms
The theme of this year’s 6.5-acre corn maze is outer space themed.
Other event highlights include a cafe, market, food vendors and fun activities for the kiddos if you’re bringing the whole family.

Couples will love the special nighttime maze events on October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th and November 12th. Night Mazes from 6pm until 10pm.

Advance ticket purchase recommended.

Trick or Treating in Orlando

Spooknona Graveyard Smash 

Saturday, October 28, 5pm – 10pm
Lake Nona Town Center

Tricks, treats and festive beats! Grab your creepiest costume and join us for a night of ghoulish good times at Lake Nona’s annual Spooknona Graveyard Smash. Monsters and mummies of all ages are welcome to trick-or-treat around Lake Nona Town Center.

If candy is not your sweet of choice, take your pick from a menu of hauntingly good Halloween treats, like candy corn cupcakes, chocolate mummy cookies and Halloween ice-cream sundaes, sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

After you’ve visited each of our interactive trick-or-treat stops, dance the night away with DJ KD Queen or take your costume to the next level with the help of our face painters and airbrush tattoo artist.

MORE: Lots more events can be found in our guide to Trick or Treating in Orlando.

Movie Night

Bring a blanket, chair, and some snacks and snuggle up for a spooktacular movie night with friends and family on the East Lawn at Lake Eola Park. A fall movie for 2023 has not been announced just yet – stay tuned!

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Erica Thomas