Temperatures may still hover close to 80 even in our coolest months, but any remotely “crisp” day by Florida standards warrants a visit to the closest fall festival, pumpkin patch or craft brewery. Fall festivities understandably look a bit different this year, but there are still loads of fun ways to celebrate the season. From pumpkin patches and fall festivals to events for foodies and craft beer aficionados, plan a fall date with our guide to the best Orlando fall festivals and foodie events.
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Orlando Fall Festivals + Pumpkin Patches
Opening September 25, 2021, hours vary
Southern Hill Farms
Head to the farm for one of our favorite Orlando fall festivals. Fun seasonal activities include sunflower and zinnia picking, fall eats (like apple cider donuts and hot apple cider), a pumpkin patch, fall photo ops, s’mores kits and so much more. Friendly dogs on leashes welcome.
Open daily September 27 – October 31, 2021, 10am-6pm
Fall festival October 16 – 17, 2021
Community Presbyterian Church – Downtown Celebration
Pick out the perfect pumpkin and check out the photo ops at this annual pumpkin patch located just steps from Market Street in Downtown Celebration. New this year, the cafe will have pumpkin lattes, apple cider, homemade treats and more. Stop by the weekend fall festival October 16 – 17 for extra fun including fall games, music, fall food and more.
Pumpkin prices vary
Saturdays and Sundays October 1 – December 12, 2021; 10am-5pm on Saturdays, 12-5pm on Sundays
Long & Scott Farms
The theme of this year's 6.5-acre corn maze is dinosaurs! Other event highlights include a cafe, market, food vendors and fun activities for the kiddos if you're brining the whole family. Couples will love the special nighttime maze events on October 1, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6 and 13 from 6-10pm. Advance ticket purchase recommended.
Saturdays and Sundays in October, 10am-3pm
Whisper Creek Farm at Grande Lakes Orlando
This popular fall festival that debuted in 2020 is back for 2021! Enjoy family-friendly, autumn-centric activities including a hayride, pumpkin picking, and pumpkin carving and painting workshops with the resort’s Olympic World Champion culinary artist and carver Victor Dagatan. Reservations are required. Read more about this fall festival here.
$60 ($40 for overnight resort guests)
Pumpkin patch: Open daily 10am-6pm October 4 – 31, 2021
Corn maze: Open daily 10am-6pm through October 4 – November 31, 2021
Painted Oaks Academy
Spend the afternoon picking out a pumpkin, weaving your way through to corn maze, snapping selfies at various photo ops and more. This event also features live music on the weekends. Reservations for timed entry required.
$5/adult for pumpkin patch (pumpkins are $1 per lb); $15/adult for corn maze
Pumpkin patch open October 5 – 29, 2021, 2pm-8pm (Mon-Fri), 10am-8pm (Sat), and 1pm-8pm (Sun)
Fall festival October 24, 2021, 3-5pm
Sanlando United Methodist Church
Come out for Sanlando's annual Pumpkin Patch, a FREE community event that features pumpkins of all colors and sizes and other fall decorations, plenty of backdrops for family photos, gourds, hay bales and more! FYI: This event is not pet-friendly.
Pumpkin prices vary
Saturdays and Sundays October 9 – November 7, 2021, 10am-5pm weather permitting
5601 N Canoe Creek Rd, Kenansville
Wander through the 5-acre corn maze, check out the pumpkin patch, browse goods from local vendors, take advantage of fall photo ops and stock up on fall goodies at this annual corn maze and festival.
November 6 – 7, 2021, 10am – 5pm
Lake Eola Park
Celebrate 50 years of Fall Fiesta in the Park! Enjoy over 300 artists, crafters, and food vendors around beautiful Lake Eola Park.
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Craft Beer, Wine + Foodie Events
July 15 – November 20, 2021
Eat and drink your way through the park’s largest culinary fest!
Theme park admission required
Fridays-Sundays August 13 – September 12, 2021
SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival features more than 100 crafts brews. Sample an unbeatable mix of domestic and local Florida favorites. Plus savor more than 20 food items expertly paired to match your preferred brew.
Theme park admission and reservation required; Sampling lanyards start at $50/person
Saturdays & Sundays, 12-4pm
Pack a picnic blanket and some chairs to enjoy an afternoon of wine, food trucks, complimentary wine tours, an outdoor wine bar, lawn games and more.
August 27 – October 3, 2021
80+ Participating Orlando restaurants
This annual celebration of Orlando eateries features dozens of restaurants offering date nighters a three-course, prix fixe menu for just $37/person. Also, new for 2021 is Visit Orlando's Magical Nights, offering locals exclusive hotel and resort offers to extend the dining experience at participating hotel restaurants.
September 9, 2021, 6:30-9:30pm
October 14, 2021, 6:30-9:30pm
November 11, 2021, 6:30-9:30pm
Thornton Park District
The monthly wine & art walk is back! Head to the Thornton Park District for tasty tastings at multiple participating bars and restaurants throughout the district, plus live music and art vendors along the way.
Saturday, September 18, 1pm
Celebrate Orlando Brewing's final Oktoberfest at the Atlanta Ave location. Festivities include plenty of games, a bounce house for the kiddos, prizes, German food for purchase, live music, vendors, and the brewery's organic Oktoberfest Marzen. Check the full events calendar for additional happenings throughout the week.
FREE admission; Oktoberfest steins available for $20 – $25
September 18 – 19, 2021
Central Florida Zoo
Brews Around the Zoo is a popular adults-only event benefitting the zoo. Explore 15 beer stations with over 30 different craft beers, while enjoying live music plus food for purchase.
Fridays & Saturdays, September 24 – November 20, 2021, 5:30 or 6:30pm
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando
This four-hour epicurean excursion is led by a knowledgeable culinary guide and includes seven stops throughout the resort complex. Enjoy an epic gourmet journey as you progressively dine through the highly acclaimed restaurants at Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando. From exceptional wine tastings and innovative food pairings to a customized mixology session and decadent Bar du Chocolat sweet treats, Bonnet Creek Epicurious is an indulgence for the senses and an adventure for the palette.
$235/person; $149 special nightly rate available in addition
October 8 – 10, 2021
Sanford Civic Center and surrounding streets
This annual Oktoberfest celebration is a festival celebrating German food, beer, music, dance, folk costumes, and of course Gemütlichkeit! This year the party has been moved to the Sanford Civic Center and surrounding streets, just a block away from the Willow Tree Café German restaurant! New additions for 2021 include a craft beer courtyard featuring Florida craft beers, more entertainers than ever before, and a brand new beard competition.
Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12-5pm
The Ravenous Pig
Check out this 1st annual celebration happening in The Ravenous Pig's spacious beer garden. Highlights include a German style roast menu, the brewery's seasonal Oktoberfest lager, live DJ, a litre hoisting competition and more.
Menu prices vary
October 29 – 30, 2021, 5:30-9pm
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – Orlando
Set outside among the scenic ambiance of the resort, this annual foodie 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, and immersive themed areas, such as the beer garden and the bubble lounge.
Overnight packages available from $580/night; $165 for event-only tickets
October 29 – 30, 2021, 6-10pm
RockPitOberfest will feature 4 all RockPit German beer releases, Smoked Brats from Cecil's BBQ, live music and more. Plus, the front parking lot will be closed off for plenty of extra outdoor seating. Contests of strength, drinking ability and costumes will be afoot.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Join more than 3,000 of your fellow beer lovers to sample craft and premium beers from local breweries and around the country. Plus, wine tasting, interactive games, tasty eats and live music keep the party going all afternoon!
$40 and up
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 7-10pm
Central Park West Meadow – Winter Park
After a 1-year hiatus, Cows ‘n Cabs is officially back for 2021! This country-themed Orlando fall festival is a high-end food, wine, craft beer and spirit party that benefits charities supporting children in need in Central Florida. This year’s primary charities will be the After-School All-Stars and the 4Roots Farm.
November 27 – 28, 2021
Seneff Arts Plaza (in front of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)
Cultures from all across the world will fill the Seneff Arts Plaza in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Orlando City Hall Commons Plaza for the free, two-day festival, which draws people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities and features over 1,000 local artists, who will perform and showcase their work on the stages, gallery and interactive installations at FusionFest. Leading up to the festival, join monthly Divertastic Dining experiences at restaurants around Orlando, including dinners highlighting cuisine from Peru and Yemen.
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Feature image credit: Southern Hill Farms