There is never a shortage of things to do in this town. Savor the rich array of festivals, events and entertainment in the Orlando area. Plenty of festivals and events are free or relatively inexpensive, offering opportunities for frugal-friendly dates, family fun or enticing excursions on your own.
OCTOBER FESTIVALS & EVENTS
First Friday Oktoberfest Baldwin Park
Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
4990 New Broad Street, downtown Baldwin Park
Free sidewalk festival with artisans and vendors, family friendly and pet friendly.
Central Florida Oktoberfest
Oct. 5 & 6, Oct. 26 & 27
German American Society of Central Florida: 381 Orange Lane, Casselberry
Presale tickets $6-12
Celebration Porch and Yard Sale
Oct. 6, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Community wide sale in the town of Celebration.
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards BBQ and Blues Festival
Oct. 12 – 14
$10 adults, free for 12 & younger
Winter Park Autumn Art Festival
Oct. 13 – 14
Central Park in downtown Winter Park
Oct. 12 – 13
Downtown Avalon Park
Free entry for Alpine dancing, food trucks, kids’ activities, German music and beer garden.
Orlando Film Festival
Oct. 18 – 25
Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Oct. 19 & 20
Leaves fall daily during this fall-themed event. Free entry and parking.
Central Florida Veg Fest
Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Orlando Festival Park
Mount Dora Craft Fair
Oct. 27 & 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free entry for this popular event along the streets of downtown Mount Dora.
Santa’s Farm: A Lot of Pumpkins
Sept. 29 – Oct. 28 (select days and times, see schedule)
Pumpkin patch, hayrides and animal petting zoo.
General admission tickets range from $3 per person during the week to $5 on peak days.
Southern Hill Farms: Fall Festival + Pumpkin Patch
Weekends in October
Enjoy live music, food trucks, beer & wine for purchase, activities for the kids and adults, pumpkins for sale, and more. $10 per vehicle.
Stanley Pond Adventure Farm: Fall Festival
Fall Festival weekends in October
Pumpkin activities, hayrides and plenty of farm-style fun for the kids. More details will be announced on the farm’s website soon.
Club Lake Plantation: Fall Festival
Sept. 29 – Oct. 28 (closed on Mondays)
Pumpkin patch, hay rides, playground zone, and tons of fun activities for the kids.
Weekdays $7.95, weekends $13.95.
Scott’s Maze Adventures
Saturdays & Sundays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 9
$12 fee (3 and under are free).
Lake Catherine Blueberries: Fall Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Weekends starting Sept. 28
Fall Maze ($5) Lake Catherine Labyrinth ($10) and evening maze “Catherine’s Revenge” ($10).
NOVEMBER FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Harvest Festival & Fair
Nov. 2 -4
All Souls Catholic Church in Sanford
Free entry, tickets required for rides
Fall Fiesta in the Park
Nov. 3 – 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lake Eola Park
Free event featuring art, entertainment, & food vendors, kids’ activities.
Hometown Harvest Winter Springs
Nov. 3, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Winter Springs Town Center
Free event with hayrides, pumpkin painting, bounce houses and live entertainment.
Festival of the Trees
Nov. 10 – 18
Orlando Museum of Art
Orlando Beer Festival
Nov. 10, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Orlando Festival Park
For ages 21 & older and pet friendly. Tickets start at $24.49.
Great Day In The Country Arts & Crafts Festival
Nov. 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oviedo on the Park
Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair
Nov. 11 & 12
Longwood Chili Cook-Off
Nov. 10, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
$5 Tasting tickets before the event, $7 at the event.
Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival
Nov. 16 & 17
Sunset Park & Gilbert Park
Free entry for Celtic music, Irish dancing, and games.
Longwood Fall Festival
Nov. 16 – 18
Downtown Historic Longwood
Free entry, fee for carnival rides and food.
Light Up Mount Dora
Nov. 24, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Downtown Mount Dora
Christmas in the Square Annual Tree Lighting
Nov. 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Downtown Sanford, Magnolia Square on First Street
Light Up Winter Garden
Nov. 30, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Downtown Winter Garden, Plant Street
Light Up Clermont
Nov. 30 – Dec. 1
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