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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 Halloween events in Polk County. While COVID-19 has cancelled many of our annual events, we still have a few that your kids will enjoy.

Here’s list of our favorite Halloween events and fall festivals for you to check out. Enjoy! Be sure to click each link for more information.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Brick-or-Treat

October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 & 31

kid wearing a honey bee costume, hula hooping at LEGOLAND Florida Resort during Brick or Treat, the attraction's Halloween themed event

On weekends in October, your family can experience the spooky, kooky fun of one of the most popular Halloween Events in Central Florida! Visit LEGOLAND Florida Resort and enjoy neighborhood-style trick-or-treating, plus plenty of spooktacular sweets plus seasonal shows. Additionally, Brick-or-Treat weekends include exclusive creepy-cool LEGO characters in the ultimate kids Halloween celebration. Brick-or-Treat is included with regular day admission.

Ghosts, Goblins, & Goodies

October 24, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

child holding pumpkin outside of Central Florida Visitor Information Center during Ghosts, Goblins, & Goodies - an annual Halloween and fall festival event

Start your trick or treating at Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center‘s annual Ghosts, Goblins, & Goodies. This free family-friendly fall festival includes a pumpkin carving contest. Food and gifts will be available for purchase from local vendors. Most importantly, vendors will be passing our candy for the kids. Costumes are welcome.

Tales from the Tower

October 14, 28 and November 11

The Great Brass Door is the entrance to Bok Tower Garden's carillon tower.

Bok Tower Gardens hosts events for both children and adults this fall, including Tales from the Tower. During this special event, kids (ages 6-12) will cross the Tower moat and sit in front of The Great Brass Door for story time.

Buckingham Terror Haunted House

October 23-24 and 30-31

Forest background with Buckingham Terror logo text overlay

Buckingham Terror Haunted House is a community event that engages teens and provides an amazing experience for locals and visitors looking for fun in the Halloween season. 2020’s theme is Twisted Forest: Beware the Witches’ Vengeance. If you love to be in scary situations, then this haunted house is for you! Buckingham Terror is for children over 10, and not for the faint of heart. All proceeds benefit Camp Fire, a non-profit youth agency.

Wonder House Halloween Tours

Weekends in October

Exterior of 3-story Wonder House in Bartow, FL

The historic Wonder House is offering day and nighttime Halloween Tours in October. During tours of this 5,700-sqr. ft. historic home in Bartow, guests will be entertained with ghost stories, sweet treats and personal oddity collections on display.

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