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Halloween Events and Fall Festivals in Polk County

By: Jessica Roberts

Happy Fall, y’all! Summer has passed and cooler temperatures have arrived so get outside and enjoy some popular fall festivals and events in Polk County.

We compiled a list of our favorite fall events for you to check out. Enjoy!

Be sure to click each link for more information about these wonderful fall events. 

Poster Image for Tour the Wonder House in Bartow, FL

Halloween Tours at the Wonder House

October 4 – 27, Fridays – Sundays

From October 4th to the 27th, see a spookier side of the Wonder House. The house will be decorated for Halloween but there will not be any ghosts or goblins popping up at you since this is a family friendly tour.

More information: Wonder House Tours

Poster Image for Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Brick-or-Treat

October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is always awesome, but even more so during Brick-or-Treat. This spooky, kooky event features trick-or-treating along the Brick-or-Treat Trail, LEGO build activities, the largest LEGO jack-o-lantern in the world, a haunted scavenger hunt in Miniland U.S.A., Halloween-themed entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with “bricktastic” prizes!

Munn Park Extravaganza Gardening Show

October 26

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy a family day of activities while exploring the many plants and flowers that will be for sale from more than 50 vendors during Munn Park Extravaganza Gardening Show. Garden presentations are scheduled throughout the day and Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer all your questions. Soil testing can be done for $3.00.

Cypress Gardens Spooktacular Water Ski Show

October 26

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Members of the original Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team continue to WOW central Florida audiences, and work to pass on their water skiing skills to the next generation. The Team will a Halloween themed children’s costume contest and water ski show at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Winter Haven.

Pioneer Days Festival

October 26-27 

Daily festival hours can be found at Pioneer Days Festival.

The 44th Annual Lake Wales Pioneer Days will be held on the shores of beautiful Lake Wailes and will feature an antique car parade, architectural carriage tours, crafters, demonstrators, re-enactors, and the naming of this year’s Pioneer of the Year.

Central Florida Visitor Information Center Annual Fall Festival

Central Florida Visitor Information Center Annual Fall Festival

Visitor Information Center Fall Festival

November 2 

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Start your trick or treating at Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center! This free family-friendly event will include a pumpkin carving contest, games, face painting, candy, prizes, and bounce houses. Costumes are welcome, and food and gifts will be available for purchase from local vendors.

39-Mile Scenic Highway Yard Sale

November 2

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The 39-Mile Scenic Highway Yard Sale is held each November, and provides sellers and buyers alike a special opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Ridge Scenic Highway Scenic corridor while scoring awesome treasures.

Participating communities and sale locations can be found at 39-Mile Scenic Highway Yard Sale.

Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club

Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club

Fall Fuel Up

November 6-9

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The 23rd Annual Florida Flywheelers’ Fall Fuel Up will feature antique tractors and cars, hit and miss engines, food, a flea market, parades, and the antique village. The Fall Fuel Up is a great event for the entire family.

Honey Bee Festival & Craft Fair

November 9

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Nearly 100 vendors will be offering home and holiday décor, handcrafted jewelry, jams and jellies, sand art, and more. The Honey Bee Festival & Craft Fair will also feature honey treats, honey for cooking, honey wine tastings, supplies for starting a beehive, a spelling bee contest for children ages 10-13.

Love honey? Check out our blog post about buying Raw Honey in Central Florida. Watch the video below too!

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Peace River Folk Festival

November 16-17

Enjoy this weekend bluegrass and country music festival in Fort Meade featuring daily re-enactments of the 1864 Battle of Bowlegs Creek. The Peace River Folk Festival can be enjoyed by the entire family.

You may also be interested in our full Calendar of Events.

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