Top 10 Fall Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

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Hurricane Ian has certainly dropped the temperatures in Orlando which makes our fall festival season much more enjoyable this year! Fall festivities have officially begun and this year is bigger and better than ever! Enjoy fall foodie events, craft beer festivals, pumpkin patches and corn mazes right here in Orlando.

ICON PARK- OKTOBERFEST

Grab your favorite stein and best lederhosen, then head on over to Orlando’s top entertainment destination – ICON Park is hosting its first annual Oktoberfest celebration.

Aligning itself with the famous Oktoberfest festival held each year in Munich, Germany, ICON Park will offer special beer, food and entertainment on Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 10 p.m. starting Sept. 16 through Oct. 2. This celebration will be the perfect opportunity for families to spend time together while enjoying traditional experiences.

Throughout the celebration, guests can get their fill of delicious German beers. Beer flights featuring four seasonal brews will be available at The Lawn Bar for $16. If you’re looking for a nice souvenir, a commemorative 32 oz glass stein filled to the brim with your favorite selection can be purchased for $22. Guests can even take a flight on their flight of The Wheel! A seasonal selection cooler will be offered at the Sky Bar before boarding.

The brews will pair perfectly with the traditional German dishes ICON Park is offering at The Lawn. Choose from Bratwurst and Sauerkraut, Chicken Schnitzel, Pretzels with Beer Cheese and, of course, Apple Strudel.

To learn more about ICON Park, visit https://iconparkorlando.com.

Amber Brooke Farms

Amber Brooke Farms is excited to welcome you to our second annual Fall Festival starting September 24th. Enjoy lunch and fresh baked goods at the farm, as well as our fall- slushes, local craft beers, and wine. We offer a gorgeous pumpkin patch with unique pumpkin varieties. We have tons of kid’s activities, with special entertainment each weekend and live music for the whole family to experience this fall. We will have a maze in addition to our u-pick sunflowers and u-pick zinnias.

This year we are excited to offer our Fall Festival Season Pass for only $35/person. The season pass is good for one entry per person each day of our Fall Festival.

Krush Brau Park

From Sept. 16 to Oct. 30, Krush Brau Park’s 600-seat outdoor tented beer garden or biergarten is the place to be if you love beer, bratwurst, watching soccer, and all things German. Have some daytime fun with giant outdoor lawn games the whole family can enjoy. Or be there after 5 p.m. for a rousing good time on the spicier side of things with shots of Goldschläger or Jägermeister.

The Krush Brau Park operations team says this year’s Oktoberfest will include alphorn blowing, stein holding, cowbell ringing, and yodeling competitions, just to name a few. There will also be live music, and it won’t just be German oompah music. There will also be pop, country, Latin and other musical genres to enjoy.

The Haunted Road

Over the past couple of years, Orlando’s last Haunted Road transformed into an infamous showcase of eerie happenings and spine-chilling phantom sightings. 

This year, drive an all NEW 25-minute route of The Haunted Road stopping at the murder sites of infamous serial killers. If you make it to the end, you can leave the safety of your vehicle to walk through the human slaughterhouse haunted house!

Scott’s Maze Adventures

It all started with just a 7-acre corn field… Now it has become a tradition with many of our guests. It’s a maze, it’s a game, it’s educational, and it’s FUN! Year after year each corn maze has a unique design, with twisting pathways, questions and answers, and picture rubbings.

Join us for our 19th annual corn maze and pumpkin patch! This year our theme is Pirates! Get lost in our 6.5-acre corn maze! Jump on our huge jumping pillow, slide down our 60ft super slide, play on our giant castle-like playground.

Not ready to tackle so many acres in the big maze? Try out our 0.5-acre mini maze for a shorter journey into the corn, get your fortune, and learn about the different types of farming. As you journey through acres of pathways inside the corn maze, you find pictures and clues to help you play the game, which makes learning about pirates’ fun for the whole family. Compete with friends to collect all the hidden clues as you hunt for hints and answers for your game sheet. Get into the great outdoors and soak up the fresh country air.

Take an audio tour of our farm on the hayride while learning about what we grow and our history. Check out our Market, Cafe, and food vendors.

Santa’s Farm After Dark presents Animal Farm – Haunted Trail, Hayride and Maze

A Lot of Pumpkins pumpkin patch and activities are open for our 15th straight year!  Weekends beginning September 24th through October 30th and Thursdays and Fridays in October, get out of the house and play on the farm!  Please see our Hours for details.

October 29th & 30th – Trick or Treat stations will be set up throughout the farm.  Put on your family friendly costumes and join us.

Pumpkins are fresh picked, and then displayed in a shaded lot to help preserve their freshness. Pumpkins are priced by size, and most range between $3 and $13.  For information on preserving your carved pumpkin click here.

Friday and Saturday nights beginning October 14th, join us if you dare to witness a terrifying take-over of the farm by the many resident farm animals.  Tickets should be purchased in advance, as some nights will sell out.

Southern Hill Farms

Join us on our family farm for our 7th annual Fall Festival at Southern Hill Farms! What fall adventure would be complete without mouth-watering apple cider donuts, jolly Jumbo Jack carving pumpkins and s’mores around the fire pits? Admission tickets must be purchased online in advance, admission payments will NOT be accepted at the farm. Admission tickets give you access to all activities during the event. Tickets and more information can be found at https://southernhillfarms.brushfire.com/fallfestival/.

Lake Nona Town Harvest

Immerse yourself in the seasonal delights of fall at Lake Nona’s annual Town Harvest festival. Don’t miss the opportunity to take home the perfect pumpkin from our Town Center pumpkin patch, open during event weekend only! Snap a picture in front of festive photo backdrops while swaying along to tunes from Diamond Dixie and the John Sparling Band. Feeling hungry? Indulge in your favorite fall treats like apple cider cake doughnuts and pumpkin cheesecake blondies or enjoy one of our seasonal drink offerings. Join us on Saturday October 15th.

Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest in Sanford!

Time to save the dates – 𝐃𝐚𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐡’𝐬 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 𝐎𝐤𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭, our annual German party in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford on Oktober 14th, 15th and 16th!

This indoor-outdoor festival at the 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐂𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐜 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 will feature authentic German food from Hollerbach’s German Restaurant and Market, German beer, wine, Schnapps and desserts, a Kids Zone presented by Ladies 327 of Sanford, and German-style entertainment including polka music, folk instruments, yodeling, and dancing in traditional costumes. This year we’ll have two bandstands – one inside and one outdoors – and the King Guys Band and Sonnenschein Express will be returning with their traditional German folk music! Watch our Facebook page for updates on the entertainment schedule and menu items.

Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest features free parking and no admission or cover charges. Any food and beverage you wish to enjoy will be on a pay-as-you-go basis, and this year we’ll have a cashless 𝑭𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒃𝒂𝒏𝒅 (wristband) system to make it a lot easier for our guests! Visit hollerbachs.com/oktoberfest

Fall on the Farm

Grande Lakes Orlando’s Fall on the Farm will feature family-friendly offerings celebrating the season, all taking place at Whisper Creek Farm, an 18,000 square-foot farm located on-property at Grande Lakes Orlando.

🍁 Hayride, pumpkin picking, and pumpkin carving, painting workshops with the resort’s Olympic medalist and two-time world champion culinary artist and carver, Victor Dagatan.

🍁 Arts and Crafts, corn hole, maze, and family games.

🍁 Farmer’s market to purchase a taste of Grande Lakes Orlando

🍁 Locally produced and homemade items such as honey, Surplus Beer, Jams, BBQ Sauces & rubs, and popcorn.

🍁 Locally-sourced dining options from local purveyors and the resort’s culinary team

🍁 Grande Lakes Orlando’s Director of Fly Fishing, Captain Mark Benson will be sharing fun facts about fishing and how to properly set up a fishing line and lure.

🍁 The Master Falconer will visit between 12:00-12:30 PM so guests will have an opportunity to see a falcon and learn about falconry school.

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