A Guide to Fall Festivals in South Florida

Photo by Joshua Anderson Slate

If the saying goes “spring has sprung,” does that mean “fall has fallen?” Now that temperatures in Boca are finally cooling down and pumpkin spice lattes are back, it feels like autumn is finally here. No, we may not see any leaves changing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy everyone’s favorite fall traditions: hayrides, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches. This month, South Florida has plenty of fall festivals offering fun for the whole family, many of which kick off this weekend. 

Bedner’s Farm Fall Festival

Bedner’s Farm checks all the boxes for a true fall festival, with a pumpkin patch, tractor rides, and even a corn maze. Every weekend from now through October 27th, the farm that provides a market for fresh produce year round will also offer local vendors, a petting zoo, and all the classic fall activities listed above. 10066 Lee Road; Boynton Beach, FL 33473 Website

Boca Center Fall Festival

On October 12th and November 9th, Boca Center’s Second Saturday event will instead be a fall family festival, with local vendors, crafters, and appearances from Disney princesses from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Boca Center, 5150 Town Center Cir, Boca Raton, Florida 33486 Website

Pumpkin Patch at Mizner Park Amphitheater

Taking place right in the heart of downtown Boca, the annual Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival brings carnival rides, fall-inspired food and drinks, and, yes, pumpkins to the Mizner Park Amphitheater. The festival will be open on October 19th and 20th, and admission is $20 per person. Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33486 Website

Fall Fest at Mills Pond

The City of Fort Lauderdale will host its Fall Festival at Mills Pond on October 19th, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The event will feature carnival games, arts & crafts, tractor rides, and a haunted house. Mills Pond Park, 2201 NW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Website

Deerfield Beach Fall Festival

The 5th annual Deerfield Beach Fall Festival will be taking place at Pioneer Park on October 19th, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The event will feature hay rides, live music, and a pumpkin patch. 150 NE Second Avenue, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441 Website

Canyon Springs Fall Family Festival

The Club at Canyon Springs in Boynton Beach will host its fall festival this year on October 20th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and will offer hayrides, fall snacks, and pumpkin painting. The Club at Canyon Springs, 8665 Malear Palm Drive, Boynton Beach, FL 33473 Website

7th Annual Delray Beach Historical Society Fall Fest

The 7th annual Fall Fest  at the Delray Beach Historical Society will feature a pumpkin patch, a bake sale, family portraits, and local history exhibits. The event is taking place on October 25th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Admission is free for members of the Historical Society and attendees under the age of three, and $5 for all others. 3 NE 1st St, Delray Beach, Florida 33444 Website

Grace Community Church Annual Fall Festival

The Annual Fall Festival at the Grace Community Church is taking place on October 25th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., and will feature a costume contest, bounce house, trunk or treat, and more. Admission is free. 600 W Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33486 Website 

St. Jude’s Fall Festival

The annual fall festival at the St. Jude Catholic Church & School will have trick-or-treating, corn hole, live music, and more. The festival will take place from October 31st – November 3rd; see website for times. Admission is $35 for one day, or $60 for all four days. 21689 Toledo Rd, Boca Raton, Florida 33433 Website