Ultimate Fall Fun Guide 2022 | Polk County Moms

Ultimate Fall Fun Guide

Covering events and activities Clermont, Groveland, Davenport, Haines City, Polk City, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Dundee, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, Frostproof, Frostbite, Mulberry, Bartow, Lakeland, Auburndale, Plant City, Poinciana

Halloween Lights Display

October 8 – October 31
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Enjoy a Halloween Light Display by The Bigda’s. Listen to the music on your car radio on 87.9FM

4314 Shadow Wood Trail,
Winter Haven, FL

 

October 11 – October 31
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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See the one-of-a-kind spooky spectacle of more than 1000 hand-carved foam pumpkins transforming a home in Davenport into the Pumpkin House. Every night the pumpkins light up from 7 pm to 11:00 pm with special projections for the week of Halloween (weather permitting).

This is a free, walk-through event you can do at your leisure.

Davenport Pumpkin House
418 Grovepark Drive
Davenport, FL

One Day Fall Festivals & Events

September 17 & 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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There is a Petting Zoo (weekends only), Corn Maze. two playgrounds, a cow train, hay rides, large yard games, and more. There will be pumpkins and sunflowers for purchase.

$15 admission

 

September 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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There is a Petting Zoo (weekends only), Corn Maze. two playgrounds, a cow train, hay rides, large yard games, and more. There will be pumpkins and sunflowers for purchase.

$15 admission

 

September 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Join Bell Family Farm in celebrating fall with live music, a bounce house, face painting, guest animals including a watusi, smores bar, a vendor market, a petting farm, and more!!

Free admission. Free parking. Space is limited!

 

September 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Shop Main Street Bartow during Fall Fest

 

October 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Enjoy world-famous German music, food, and beer. Free admission

 

October 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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The fair will be held on the church grounds.

 

Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Enjoy a Full Vendor Market, pumpkin patch with photo ops, jet monster fire truck, food trucks, and a costume contest with prizes

 

October 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Buy a tasting ticket and sample as many of the beers as you’d like! go HERE to buy tickets

Main Street Winter Haven
263 W Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL

 

October 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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FREE food, games, candy, prizes, bounce house, and more!!!

Winter Haven Church of God
675 Avenue E SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880

 

OCTOBER 8 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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Seasonal, and innovative homemade arts, crafts, and products

Polk State Winter Haven Campus
999 Avenue H, NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881

 

October 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Polk County Park & Recreation’s signature Halloween event. Fun for all ages. Tickets are $5 per person.

Simmers Young Park
339 American Spirit Road
Winter Haven, FL

 

October 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Join the Bartow Executive Airport for a fun Trunk or Treat. Enjoy, Aircraft Trunk or Treat, Raffles and prizes, static air display, firetruck, Sherrif’s Swamp Buggy, Food Trucks and more

Bartow Executive Airport
5993 Airport Blvd
Bartow, FL 33830

 

October 21 @ 6:30 pm
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3rd Annual Halloween Trick-UR-Trunk Event – Brings your ghouls & goblins!

Webber International University
1201 N Scenic Hwy
Babson Park, FL 33827

October 21 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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PCSO Haunted Jail Tour is back by popular demand! There will be a bounce house, a “dunk your deputy” dunk tank, and food trucks – fun for the entire family!

Polk County Jail
455 North Broadway
Bartow, FL 33830

October 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Pumpkins, Classic Car Show, Vendors, Crafts & MORE!

Presbyterian Church in the Highlands
1010 Lake Miriam Dr
Lakeland, FL 3381

 

October 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Music, trail rides, entertainment, and much more. 

Resort at Canopy Oaks
16950 CR-630
Lake Wales, FL 33898

Oct 22 @ 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
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Enjoy a Full Vendor Market, pumpkin patch with photo ops, jet monster fire truck, food trucks, and a costume contest with prizes

Prices: $8 purchased online; $15 at gate

Scars Farm
777 Alturas Rd
Bartow, FL 33830

 

October 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Free admission for trick-or-treaters!

Polk City Fields
5130 Duey Road
Polk City, FL

October 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Play UNLIMITED games & collect prizes, show off your best getup in the costume contest, and express yourself with a craft project!

TICKETS:
$5 for kids, PK through 5th grade
Parents & kids 2 & under are free!
$3 gets you a dog, chips, and a drink

Camp Fire Sunshine Central Florida
2600 Buckingham Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803

October 22 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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PCSO Haunted Jail Tour is back by popular demand! There will be a bounce house, a “dunk your deputy” dunk tank, and food trucks – fun for the entire family!

Polk County Jail
455 North Broadway
Bartow, FL 33830

October 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Join St. John’s Methodist Church for another fun Trunk or Treat event.

 

October 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Enjoy a fun family-friendly trunk or treat event at Auburndale Community Church.

 

October 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Trunk or Treat event & A glimpse of Heaven a Hell walk! (Scary and comforting), Hayrides, Bounce houses, and a Chili cook-off competition

October 28 @ 7:00 pm
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Trick or Treat Event & Open to the public

 

October 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Trunk or Treat event & enjoy the fall decor, games, prizes, and of course CANDY

 

October 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Be sure to visit merchant stores to get some candy and enjoy devilish deals

 

October 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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TRUNK OR TREAT, giveaways and so much more!

Kairos Church
5624 Cypress Gardens Blvd
Winter Haven, FL

October 28 @ 6:30 pm
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There will be a costume contest, trick or treating in the downtown Bartow area, a rare appearance of the Ghostbusters car ECTO-1 and lots of Ghostbusters to meet and greet.

 

October 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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PCSO Haunted Jail Tour is back by popular demand! There will be a bounce house, a “dunk your deputy” dunk tank, and food trucks – fun for the entire family!

Polk County Jail
455 North Broadway
Bartow, FL 33830

October 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Annual Downtown Clermont Harvest Festival

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There will be a kids zone, over 150 vendors, costume contest and more

 

October 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fall Fest & Annual Trunk or Treat at Poinciana Community Center

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Trick-or-treating at participating business locations and more! Wear your costumes!

October 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Enjoy trick-or-treating, music & free hot dogs! There will be all types of vehicles for kids to explore.

October 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Trick-or-treating at participating business locations and more! Wear your costumes!

October 29 @ 4:00 pm
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There will be vendors, games, and a community trunk or treat!

Spence Park
NE 1st Street
Mulberry, FL 33860

October 29 & 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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The festival with community organizations, antique tractors, and cars, live music and entertainment, festival food, beer & wine. Families can also enjoy the Pumpkin Patch with pumpkins for sale, fall craft stations, old-fashioned games, a corn crib, hay piles, a photo station, and face painting.

 

October 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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PCSO Haunted Jail Tour is back by popular demand! There will be a bounce house, a “dunk your deputy” dunk tank, and food trucks – fun for the entire family!

Polk County Jail
455 North Broadway
Bartow, FL 33830

October 30 @ 4:00 pm
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Enjoy a FREE Trunk or Treat with themed trucks, games, prizes, and more

Friendship Church
304 NW 8th Street
Mulberry, FL 33860

October 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Enjoy food trucks, candy, a treat walk, music, prizes, and so much more.

Community of Faith UMC Children’s Ministries
9120 Teacher Lane
Davenport, FL 33897

October 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Kids can enjoy Trunk-or-Treat Stations, a photo area, a Haunted House, and more. Food and fun for the whole family!

Lakeland Pal Recreation Complex
325 W. 2nd Street
Lakeland, Fl

October 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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The sisters will also be serving up Green Goblin punch for the kids and adult potions

 

October 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Join the City of Eagle Lake at their Annual Trick or Treat Lane!

 

October 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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This is a FREE family event

 

October 31 @  4:30 pm
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Everyone is invited to join us for a fun evening of the trunk or treat.

 

October 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Enjoy family fun for all ages including free food, games, and lots of “Trunk or Treating.”

 

November 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Families can enjoy activities, inflatables, rides for the kids, live music, and over 60 vendors!

 

Recurring Fall Events

The events listed below occur throughout the season.

Harvest Holler Corn Maze

Opens September 16

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Explore the corn maze, visit the pumpkin patch, go on a hayride and so much more. All activities are included with admission

Prices: $12 – $15

Hours:
Friday: 4 pm-8 pm
Saturday: 12 pm-8 pm
Sunday: 12 pm-5 pm

950 Tavares Rd,
Polk City, FL

Fall Tours at Cow Creek Farm

Open September 17

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Head to Cow Creek Farms for a fun experience. Take a 45-minute guided walking tour, a tractor ride, feed the animals with the pail of treats (included with admission), and then shop from the vendors.

Tickets for ages 12+: $22
Tickets for ages 3 -11: $17

Hours:
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

6802 Five Acre Road
Plant City, FL 33565

Undead in the Water

Opens September 23

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A mysterious female apparition and her possessed cult threaten passengers across 60,000 square feet of cavernous cargo holds and open-air decks

Prices: $22 -$24

Hours:
Friday: 7:30 pm- 10:30 pm
Saturday: 7:30 pm- 10:30 pm

615 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

Atwood Family Farms

Opens September 24

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Tons of activities such as corn maze, pumpkin painting, wagon rides, jump pads, cow train, and more

Prices: $15

Hours:
Saturday: 10:00 am- 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am- 7:00 pm

36111 N CR 44A
Eustis, FL

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Families can pick their perfect pumpkin, make arts & crafts, play outdoor games, go on hayrides, take some great family photos, and maybe even enjoy a Monster truck ride.

Prices: Free admission; fee for activities

Hours:
Saturday: 9:00 am- 6:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am- 6:30 pm

5010 US Highway 27
Clermont, FL 34714

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Enjoy apple cider donuts, s’mores around the fire pits, and much more. Kids Zone included in admission

Prices: $20 for ages 3 and up

Hours:
Thursday: 11:00 am- 7:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am- 7:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am- 7:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am- 7:00 pm

16651 Schofield Road
Clermont, FL 34714

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Join mischievous characters for a night of Halloween adventures complete with animals, spooky frights, and festive treats!

Prices: $34.95

Hours:
Friday: 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Saturday: 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm

1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa, FL 33604

Lake Catherine Fall Events

Opens September 30

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Head over to Lake Catherine for their Fall Maze, Haunted Halloween Maze, and Dark Forest Trail of Terror.

Prices: $16 -$21

Hours:
Friday: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

5849 Lake Catherine Road
Groveland, FL 34736

Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail

Opens September 30

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Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail features 3 haunted trails, an escape room, and laser tag

Prices: $27 -$47

Hours:
Friday: 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday: 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (starts 10/09/22)

2837 Frontage Road
Plant City, Fl 33566

Scott’s Maze Adventures

Opens October 1st

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This year’s theme is Pirates. Get lost in a 6.5-acre corn maze or a .5-acre mini maze. Tons of activities for the whole family.

Prices: $15

Hours:
Saturday: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

26216 Count Road 448A
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze

Opens October 1st

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The whole family can enjoy the corn maze and simply enjoy the great outdoors! There will be pumpkins for sale, hayrides, games, and more

Prices: $10 for ages 3-17; $11 adults

Hours:
Saturday: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

6151 Varn Road
Plant City, FL 33565

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Enjoy a fun corn maze, unlimited hay rides, a kid zone, and other family-friendly activities.

Prices: $10  for ages 3-12; $15 adults

Hours:
Saturday: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm

Holidays 10/10 &11/11 hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

1603 Hawk Griffin Road
Plant City, FL 33565

Keel Farms Harvest Days

Opens October 8th

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Enjoy activities for all ages including pumpkin painting, bounce houses, and farm animals!

Admission and parking are both FREE for this event!

Hours:
Saturday: 10:00 am- 3:00 pm

Keel & Curley Winery
5202 Thonotosassa Road
Plant City, FL 33565

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Tons of fun for the whole family at this family-friendly farm.

Prices: $6.95 for general admission

Hours:
Saturday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

3350 US Highway 17 North
Bowling Green, FL 33834

Frosted Cookies N Cream
Rice Krispy Treats

These Frosted Cookies N Cream Rice Krispy Treats are perfect for any Fall party, gathering, or just because.

Fall Scented Playdough Recipe

Seasonal play dough is a fun and easy thing to make with kids of all ages. The scents of fall – cinnamon, apple, cloves, spiced berries, brown sugar – all work well with play dough.

Maple Pecan Muffins

Chef Deb Ponzek’s Pumpkin Chili

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