October 19, 2022

Fall Family Events

18.7 min read| Published On: October 19th, 2022|

By Kyle Coppola

Fall Family Events

18.7 min read| Published On: October 19th, 2022| 1 Comment|

Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes

Are you tired of searching aimlessly for fun things to do this fall? With the pandemic in the rearview, local businesses and farms are welcoming families near and far, rejoicing in the spooky season with festivities galore. Numerous event platforms are on the rise, creating a disorganized approach in captivating users to local activities, so we have curated a centralized list of local pumpkin patches, fall festivals, and trick or treating events in Lake and Sumter Counties. Liven your Halloween spirit and join in the fun!

FALL FESTIVALS

Boo! Fest

Boo! Fest

October 28
6 – 9 PM

Downtown Tavares
100 E. Ruby St.
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Games & Music
  • Performers
  • Food Vendors

Camp Fear Reach

Fright Nights

NOW – October 29

Fridays & Saturdays
7 PM – MIDNIGHT
Far Reach Ranch
1255 S. Dora Blvd., Tavares

Stroll through Camp Fear Reach
if you dare!

Sunsational Farms

Fall Festival

NOW – October 29

Saturdays 11 AM – 3 PM
Sensational Farms
40541 Roger Giles Road, Umatilla
  • 80+ Vendors
  • Haunted Walk
  • Kids Activities
  • Pumpkin Patch

Mayhem Ranch

Fall Festival

NOW – October 30

Saturdays & Sundays
11 AM – 6 PM
Mayhem Ranch
17830 SE 40th St., Morriston
  • Petting Farm
  • Vendors & Music
  • Hay Rides & Mazes
  • Pumpkin Patch

Rocktoberfest

Rocktoberfest

October 22
11 AM – 10 PM

Downtown Tavares
100 E. Ruby St.
  • Great Food
  • Live Music
  • Monster Splash Fly-In

Amber Brooke Farms

Fall Festival

NOW – October 30

Fridays – Sundays
10 AM
Amber Brooke Farms
36111 N. CR 44A, Eustis
  • 1-Acre Maze
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Train Rides
  • Food, Music & Games

Tails & Treats

Tails & Treats

October 22
10 AM – 2 PM

Lil’ Bit of Life
2920 Robie Ave, Mt. Dora
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Pony Rides
  • Photo Ops
  • Kids Costume Contest

Horses with a Mission

Fall Festival

October 22
9 AM – 2 PM

Horses with a Mission
16540 Lake Stewart Dr., Groveland
  • Trick or Treat
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Food & Vendors
  • Pony Rides

Pig on the Pond

Fall Festival

October 14
5 – 10 PM

Waterfront Park
330 3rd St., Clermont
  • Carnival Rides
  • BBQ Contest
  • Live Entertainment
  • Pig Racing

Downtown Clermont

Harvest Festival

October 29
10 AM – 4 PM

Historic Downtown Clermont
  • Food Trucks & Vendors
  • Costume Contest
  • Kids Activities
  • Trick or Treating

Southern Hill Farms

Fall Festival

NOW – November 13

Thursdays – Sundays
11 AM – 7 PM
Southern Hill Farms
16651 Schofield Rd., Clermont
  • Kids Activities
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Food Trucks & Music
  • 5-Acre Corn Maze

Puzzle Ranch

Fall Festival

October 15
2 – 6 PM

Puzzle Ranch
33348 CR 437, Sorrento
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Farm
  • Gemstone Mining
  • Food Trucks & Vendors

Grace City Church

Fall Festival

October 30
12:30 – 2:30 PM

Grace City Church
32441 CR 437, Sorrento
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Games
  • Chili Cookoff

Reach Church

Fall Festival

October 29
2 PM

Reach Church
31431 Payne Rd., Sorrento
  • Food & Games
  • Bounce Houses
  • Hay Rides
  • Trick or Treating

Scream & Steam

Scream & Steam

October 15
9 AM – 9 PM

Renningers Flea Market
20651 US Hwy 441
  • Kids Crafts
  • Costume Contests
  • Entertainment & Food
  • Steampunkin Carving Contest

Scott's Maze Adventures

Fall Festival

NOW – December 11

Saturdays 10 AM – 5 PM
Sundays 12 – 5 PM
Long & Scott Farms
26216 CR 448 A
  • 6.5-Acre Corn Maze
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Kids Activities
  • Cafe & Food Vendors

Graceway Church

Fall Festival

October 15
4 – 6 PM

Graceway Church
10200 Morningside Dr, Leesburg
  • Fall Photo Ops
  • Bounce Houses
  • Carnival Games
  • Raffle Prizes & Treats

Brown's Corn Maze

Fall Extravaganza

NOW – November 11

Fridays 3 – 10 PM
Saturdays 10 AM – 10 PM
Sundays 12 – 6 PM
Brown & Brown Farms & Country Store
13940 N, US-301, Oxford
  • 8-acre corn maze
  • Kid’s Activities
  • Food Trucks & Vendors
  • Live Music

Hometown Halloween

Hometown Halloween

October 28 – 29
4 – 9 PM

Brownwood Paddock Square
The Villages
  • Live Entertainment
  • Carnival Games
  • Haunted House
  • Vendors & Food

Growl-O-Ween

Growl-O-Ween

October 28
3:30 PM

Brownwood Paddock Square
The Villages
  • Pet Parade
  • Costume Contest

PUMPKIN PATCHES

Far Reach Ranch

Pumpkin Patch

NOW – October 29

Friday’s & Saturday’s
12 – 11:30 PM
Far Reach Ranch
1255 S. Dora Blvd., Tavares
  • Photo Opportunities
  • Shopping
  • Farm Goodies
  • Pumpkin Picking

Trinity Church

Pumpkin Patch

NOW – October 31
1 – 7 PM

Trinity Church
890 Abrams Rd, Eustis
  • Pumpkin Picking
  • Picture Booths
  • Kids Play Zone

Amber Brooke Farms

Pumpkin Patch

NOW – October 30

Fridays – Sundays
10 AM
Amber Brooke Farms
36111 N. CR 44A, Eustis

Club Lake Plantation

Club Lake Plantation

NOW – October 30

Fridays – Sundays
10 AM – 6 PM
Club Lake Plantation
3403 Rock Springs Rd, Apopka
  • Hay Rides
  • Corn Maze
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Country Store

Uncle Donald's Farm

Uncle Donald's Farm

NOW – October 30

Thursdays – Saturdays
10 AM – 3 PM
Uncle Donald’s Farm
2713 Griffin Ave., Lady Lake
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Hay Rides
  • Country Store

Pumpkin Chunkin'

Pumpkin Chunkin'

October  22
11 AM

East Lake Sports & Community Complex
24809 Wallick Rd, Sorrento

Launch pumpkins at targets using catapults.

Santa's Christmas Tree Forest

A Lot of Pumpkins

NOW – October 30

Fridays – Sundays
10 AM
Santas Christmas Tree Forest
35317 Huff Road, Eustis
  • Haunted Woods
  • Corn Maze
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Kids Activities

Community United Methodist Church

Pumpkin Patch

October 15 – 31

Mondays – Saturdays 10 AM – 7 PM
Sundays 11 AM – 7 PM
Community United Methodist Church
309 College Ave, Fruitland Park
  • Photo Ops
  • Pumpkin Patch

TRICK OR TREATING

Church of Nazarene

Trunk or Treat

October 29
4 – 6 PM

Church of Nazarene
480 W. CR 44, Eustis

Faith Lutheran School

Trunk or Treat

October 30
4 PM

Faith Lutheran School
2727 S. Grove St., Eustis

Sorrento Hills

Trunk or Treat

October 29
5 – 7 PM

Sorrento Hills Church of Christ
31325 CR 437, Sorrento
  • Carnival Games
  • Trick or Treat
  • Popcorn

Sorrento Elementary

Trunk or Treat

October 27
5:30 – 8 PM

Sorrento Elementary
24605 Wallick Rd, Sorrento
  • Trick or Treat
  • Kids Activities
  • Concessions

A Jurassic Sized Event

Trunk or Treat

October 31
5 – 8 PM

First Baptist Church
1000 E. 1st Ave., Mt Dora
  • Kids Activities
  • Food &Entertainment
  • Cool Cars
  • Trick or Treating

St. Patrick Catholic Church

3rd Annual Trunk or Treat

October 29
6 – 8 PM

St. Patrick Catholic Church
6803 Old Hwy 441 S., Mt Dora
  • Food & Music
  • Bounce Houses
  • Kids Activities
  • Trick or Treating

The Cross

Trunk or Treat

October 29
5 – 7 PM

The Cross
4425 N. Hwy 19A, Mt Dora
  • Trick or Treating
  • Kids Activities
  • Bounce Houses
  • Food Trucks

Boo Bash Leesburg

Boo Bash Leesburg

October 29
9 AM – 12 PM

Downtown Leesburg
  • Trick or Treating
  • Kids Activities
  • Costume Parade

Saint Paul Catholic Church

Trunk or Treat

October 28
5 – 8 PM

Saint Paul Catholic Church
1330 Sunshine Ave., Leesburg
  • Live DJ
  • Trunk Decorating Contest
  • Kids Activities
  • Food

City of Wildwood

Trunk or Treat Spooktacular

October 29
6 – 9 PM

Millinneum Park
6500 Powell Rd., Wildwood
  • Food Trucks
  • Trick or Treating
  • Kids Activities
  • Costume Contest

One Comment

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    April H. Mullen October 10, 2022 at 12:05 am - Reply

    St Thomas is Episcopal Church, Eustis is celebrating 140 years on Saturday, October 29 from 9-2 with a Fall Bazaar. Live auction, drawings, bake sale, food, scarecrow contest, Thrift Shop, crafts, and vendors. Plaque dedication at 10. http://www.stthomaseustis.org.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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