Temperatures can still hover around 80, even during our cooler months, but any remote “crunchy” day by Florida standards warrants a visit to the fall festival, pumpkin patch, or more craft brewery. close. Fall festivities are naturally a little different this year, but there are still plenty of fun ways to celebrate the season. From pumpkin patch and fall festivals to events for foodies and craft beer lovers, plan a fall date with our guide to the best fall festivals and foodie events in Orlando.
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Orlando Fall Festivals + Pumpkin Patches
Fall at Southern Hill Farms
Opening September 25, 2021, flexible hours
Southern Hills Farms
Head to the farm for one of our favorite Orlando fall festivals. Seasonal fun activities include sunflower and zinnia picking, fall meals (like apple cider donuts and hot apple cider), a pumpkin patch, fall photo ops, s’mores and much more. Friendly dogs on a lead welcome.
$ 8 – $ 12 / person
Pumpkin Patch Celebration + Autumn Festival
Open every day from September 27 to October 31, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fall Festival October 16 – 17, 2021
Community Presbyterian Church – Downtown Celebration
Pick the perfect pumpkin and experience the photo ops at this annual pumpkin patch just steps from Market Street in downtown Celebration. New this year, the café will feature pumpkin lattes, apple cider, homemade treats and more. Stop by the Fall Festival on the weekend of October 16-17 for even more fun, including fall games, music, fall food, and more.
Pumpkin prices vary
Long & Scott Farms 19th Annual Corn Maze
Saturdays and Sundays from October 1 to December 12, 2021; 10 am-5pm Saturday, 12 pm-5pm Sunday
Long & Scott Farms
This year’s 6.5-acre corn maze theme is Dinosaurs! Other event highlights include a cafe, market, food vendors, and fun activities for the kids if you bring the whole family. Couples will love the labyrinth’s special nightly events on October 1, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6 and 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Advance ticket purchase recommended.
$ 15 / adult
Painted Oaks Academy Pumpkin Patch + Corn Maze
Pumpkin: Open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from October 4 to 31, 2021
Corn maze: open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from October 4 to November 31, 2021
Academy of Painted Oaks
Spend the afternoon picking a pumpkin, making your way to the corn maze, taking selfies at various photo ops, and more. This event also offers live music on weekends. Reservation required for hourly entry.
$ 5 / adult for the pumpkin (pumpkins cost $ 1 per pound); $ 15 / adult for the corn maze
Corn Maze Partin Ranch
Saturdays and Sundays from October 9 to November 7, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weather permitting
5601 N chemin Canoe Creek, Kenansville
Walk the 5-acre corn maze, see the pumpkin patch, browse produce from local vendors, enjoy fall photo ops, and stock up on fall goodies during this corn maze and festival annual.
$ 10 / adult
Are you looking for Halloween events?
Check out our guide to Halloween events in Orlando. Planning a road trip for Halloween? Here’s our roundup of the best Halloween events in Tampa Bay.
Craft beer, wine + gastronomic events
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
July 15 – November 20, 2021
Eat and drink your way through the park’s biggest culinary feast!
Theme park entry required
SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival
Friday-Sunday August 13 – September 12, 2021
SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival features over 100 craft beers. Taste an unbeatable mix of local and local Florida dishes. Plus, savor over 20 expertly matched foods to match your favorite brew.
Entrance to the theme park and reservation required; Sample lanyards start at $ 50 / person
Weekends in the cellar
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Pack a picnic blanket and chairs to enjoy an afternoon of wine, food trucks, free wine tours, an outdoor wine bar, lawn games and more.
Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining
August 27 – October 3, 2021
Over 80 participating Orlando restaurants
This annual celebration of Orlando dining features dozens of restaurants offering night owls a three-course prix fixe menu for just $ 37 / person. Additionally, new for 2021 is Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights, which offers residents exclusive hotel and resort deals to extend the dining experience at participating hotel restaurants.
Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
September 9, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
October 14, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
November 11, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Thornton Park District
The monthly wine and food walk is back! Head to the Thornton Park district for tasty tastings at several participating bars and restaurants across the neighborhood, plus live music and art vendors along the way.
$ 10 / person
Breweries around the zoo
September 18 – 19, 2021
Central Florida Zoo
Brews Around the Zoo is a popular adults-only event to benefit the zoo. Explore 15 beer stations with over 30 different craft beers, while enjoying live music and food to buy.
Hollerbach Oktoberfest 2021
8 – 10 October 2021
Sanford Civic Center and surrounding streets
This annual Oktoberfest celebration is a festival celebrating German cuisine, beer, music, dancing, folk costumes and of course Gemütlichkeit! This year the party has moved to the Sanford Civic Center and surrounding streets, just one block from German restaurant Willow Tree Café! New additions for 2021 include a craft beer yard with Florida craft beers, more artists than ever, and an all-new beard contest.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
October 29 – 30, 2021, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – Orlando
Located outside in the quaint ambience of the resort, this annual dining event features live music, unlimited food tastings from the resort’s culinary team at over 20 food stations, 100 beverage selections from around the world entire and immersive themed areas, such as the beer garden and the bubble lounge.
Night packages available starting at $ 580 / night; $ 165 for tickets for the event only
October 29 – 30, 2021, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
RockPitOberfest will feature 4 all RockPit German beer releases, Smoked Brats from Cecil’s BBQ, live music and more. In addition, the front parking lot will be closed for plenty of additional outdoor seating. Competitions in strength, drinking ability and costume will be organized.
Orlando Beer Festival 2021
Saturday 13 November 2021
Join over 3,000 of your beer-loving friends to sample premium, craft beers from local breweries and across the country. Plus, wine tastings, interactive games, tasty food and live music keep the party going all afternoon!
$ 40 and more
9th edition of Cows’ n Cabs
Saturday November 13, 2021 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Central Park West Meadow – Winter Park
After a one-year hiatus, Cows’ n Cabs is officially back for 2021! This country-themed Orlando Fall Festival is an upscale party of food, wine, craft beer, and spirits that benefits charities that support children in need in Central Florida. The main charities this year will be the After-School All-Stars and 4Roots Farm.
November 27 – 28, 2021
Seneff Arts Plaza (in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)
Cultures from around the world will fill the Seneff Arts Plaza in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the Orlando City Hall Commons Plaza for the free two-day festival, which attracts people from over 110 different cultures to experience. music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities and features more than 1,000 local artists, who will perform and present their work on the stages, gallery and interactive installations of FusionFest. Before the festival, participate in the monthly Divertastic Dining experiences at restaurants around Orlando, including dinners highlighting cuisine from Peru and Yemen.
Orlando Fall Festivals TBD for 2021
Sanlando pumpkin patch
Dates to be determined for 2021
Sanlando United Methodist Church
Come and attend the annual Sanlando Pumpkin Patch, a FREE community event that features pumpkins of all colors and sizes and other fall decorations, plenty of backgrounds for family photos, water bottles, hay bales and more! For info: this event is not suitable for pets.
Pumpkin prices vary
Fall on the farm
Event dates to be determined for 2021
Whisper Creek Farm in Grande Lakes Orlando
Enjoy fall-centric family activities, including a hay walk, pumpkin picking, and pumpkin carving and painting workshops with the resort’s Olympic world champion culinary artist and sculptor Victor Dagatan. One must reserve. Learn more about this fall festival here.
Tickets to be determined for 2021
Gastronomy & Wine weekends
Event dates to be determined for 2021
Waldort Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Now in its 11th year, Food & Wine Weekends offers an impressive menu of culinary delights. In addition, guests also enjoy continuous luxury coach transportation to the Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Highlights include Chef Bull & Bear’s table, 4-course Taste of La Luce menu, beer garden, and the popular Chocolate Bar and Champagne Tasting.
The price varies; stay packages available
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Photo credit: Southern Hill Farms