Halloween & Fall Events In & Around Jacksonville

It’s coming. Fall in Jacksonville. The season doesn’t officially start until September 22 but the moment September hits stores break out the fall decor and Halloween costumes, Starbucks begins brewing Pumpkin Spice Lattes and we begin to wish for a break in the weather. Because Jacksonville offers so many Fall Festivals and Halloween events we’re bringing you our Ultimate Guide to Halloween and Fall Fun in Jacksonville 2017 a little earlier this year!

From pumpkin patches, mazes and farms and even adult events, this will be your BEST resource for all things FALL and Halloween! Of course, all of our events are also listed on our Events Calendar where you can see what’s going on just for the day or week. Did we miss an event? Let us know by emailing [email protected] Check out all the categories to find what you are looking for!

Check out all the categories to find what you are looking for!

Corn Mazes & Farms // Pumpkin Patches // Kid-Friendly Events // Fall Festivals // Trick or Treating // Big Kid & Adult Events // Fall Fun Runs


Featured Event: JMB Fall Family Fun Day

Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 – 3:00 pm at Congaree & Penn
Jacksonville Moms Blog is excited to host a Fall Family Day at Congaree and Penn sponsored by Carespot! JMB readers and their families are invited to join us Saturday, October 14 from 10 AM – 3 PM at Congaree and Penn to enjoy the perfect family day out with Jacksonville Moms Blog. Read more about all the activities here! Families can explore the farm by foot or by bike, take educational farm tours and enjoy the property, including hayrides! Admission is $10 per car and can be purchased at the farm the day of the event by cash or credit card.

It may still be warm here in October but you will certainly feel the fall season when you visit one of our nearby farms! Enjoy hay rides, pumpkins, corn mazes and more!

Amazing Grace Crop Maze
Amazing Grace Crop Maze is open to the public Fridays and Saturdays during the season. Attractions include corn mazes, corn crib, corn hole, cow train, duck races, hay ride, mini hay bale maze, pumpkin patch, Lou Lou’s Country Store, iFarm Experience and Rat Rollers.


Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres
Maze Daze Season is open to the general public this year from October 7 – November 4. Conner’s is a working family farm and has tons of fun activities for the kids including an Autism themed Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, wagon rides across the creek to visit the cows and their baby calves, Ellis’s and Lottie’s Hen House and farm animal barn, Lottie Bell’s General Store, two corn pools, volley ball, tumble bug roller, play fort, tractor themed see/saws, spider web for climbing, 20 car cow/horse train, horse back rides, corn cannon, and much more!


Sykes and Cooper Farms
You don’t want to miss it this year! With a ton of new and exciting things to see and do, including “Movies Under The Stars” every Friday night, new furry friends, corn cannons and MORE, you are sure to have an a-MAZE-ing time at Sykes and Cooper Farms!


Rype & Readi
Rype & Readi is a 22-acre farm-to-fork marketplace offering food, fun, and a fresh source for premium, local farm fare at an affordable price. Creating a community of related agribusinesses, our products are grown right here at home: in Rype & Readi gardens and at neighboring farms. More than a market, Rype & Readi is a family-friendly St. Johns County destination for families, chefs, farmers, and people that just love to eat local foods. Stop by the Rype & Readi Farm Market today – there’s always something to see, do, and taste!

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Pumpkin Patches in Jacksonville

Pumpkins everywhere! There is no shortage of pumpkin patches in Jacksonville! The season begins September 30 this year and runs through Halloween! Did we miss your favorite patch? List it in the comments below!

Jacksonville Pumpkin Patch at Isle of Faith
The Isle of Faith Pumpkin Patch is one of the most popular patches in Jacksonville. With a Hay Maze, photo opportunities, Noah’s Ark and Cinderella’s Carriage climbing toys, Miss Muffet’s Tuffet with a giant spider and a slew of fresh pumpkins, you want to make sure you add this patch to your list.


Mandarin United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
Located in Mandarin, the Mandarin United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch is one of the biggest in the city. Filled with tons of pumpkins of all sizes, this patch also offers props including giant pumpkins, mini tractors, Fall decor and more, making it the perfect spot for fall photos.


Orange Park United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
Located on U.S. 17 in Orange Park, just across the street from the Orange Park Town Hall.
Also available for school trips weekday mornings for story time as well as the opportunity to purchase mini pumpkins for each child for $1.00.


Southside United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
Tons of pumpkins and activities for the kids at the Southside United Methodist Church patch!


Christ United Methodist Church Fall Festival, Craft Fair, and Pumpkin Patch
Every year Christ United Methodist Church celebrates Halloween with a Fall Festival, Craft Fair and pumpkin patch!


Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church Pumpkin Patch
Our Pumpkin Patch is held at our beautiful 40-acre wooded lakeside location. It is a serene and peaceful setting perfect for families to enjoy! Great selection of pumpkins, friendly service, plus lots of photo ops and a maze for kids to play in. Admission is free and people of all ages from all over town are welcome to join the fun!! Come and pick your perfect pumpkin and support a great ministry!
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Victory Lutheran Church Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival
The event begins with a Pumpkin Patch on October 8th through October 20th. Our Fall Festival is on October 21st 9 to 1. There will be games, large petting zoo, Dunk Tank, Trunk or Treat with free candy for kids, fantastic hot dogs and hamburgers, and Bouncy Houses. A Computer Tablet will be given away for free.

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Kid Friendly Halloween Events in Jax

Looking for a special event for your little ones? These Halloween events are perfect for kids who are looking for not-so-spooky fun!

Fall Arts and Craft Show at Morocco Shrine
September 9-10: 9:00-5:00 pm
Join Morocco Shrine for a two-day arts and craft show. Admission is $3.


2nd Annual Oktoberfest at Wicked Barley
September 23: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Join Wicked Barley for their 2nd annual Oktoberfest with Oktoberfest Bier Hall, German Food Specials, 10+ Oktoberfest Beer Releases, Oktoberfest Games, and a Dirndl and Lederhosen Costume Contest. Free admission/Kid-Friendly!


Oakleaf Fall Expo
September 30: 9:00-4:00 pm
We will have over 75 vendors along with some of the Best Food in Orange Park. Lots of activities and contests for the kids. Train Rides, Rock Wall, Bounce Houses, Human Bowling balls and so much more.


Engine 15 Oktoberfest Downtown
September 30: 1:00 pm8:30 pm
Family friend Oktoberfest! We will have live German music, German food, giant bounce house, chicken poop bingo (it’s a real thing with real chickens), balloon artist, wooden pirate ship & lots of fun.


5th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk
October 4: 5:00 -10:00 pm
Celebrate the 5th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk, our biggest Art Walk of the year! Oktoberfest at Art Walk will feature a polka band, contests, local artists, live music, a carnival zone, a kids zone, and of course, German beer with the traditional tapping of the keg in Hemming Park.


Mandarin United Methodist Women’s Fall Craft Festival
October 7: 9:00-4:00 pm

This successful event has been in existence for 27 years and their crafters say it’s one of the most enjoyable shows. Along with 100 plus crafters, the festival has a bake shop, country store, children’s shop, and more.


Spooktacular Nights at the Jacksonville Zoo
October 13-31: 6:30-10:00 pm
Experience Spooktacular in a Whole New Direction This Halloween, don’t miss Jacksonville’s most enchanting celebration. Spooktacular is a safe and exciting Halloween adventure for kids of all ages.


Smashing Pumpkins Class at Sweet Pete’s
October: Various Times/Days
Take part in Sweet Pete’s popular Halloween class! Each guest will enjoy a hand-tempering demonstration and make a three-dimensional chocolate jack-o-lantern filled with your choice of Sweet Pete’s signature candies. Smash the pumpkins at home to enjoy the chocolate and the treats! Class is approximately 1 hour long. Please check in for class at first floor retail counter.

Only paid participants may enter candy making room. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. *Ages 5 and up*


The Catty Shack Ranch Halloween Haunted Forest
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28
Come one, come all! Bring us your big or your small! From ghosts to ghouls to all that creeps and crawls, your fears shall soon bring forth your fall! So get your costumes ready and come join us at Catty Shack Ranch for our 12th Annual Haunted Forest Trail of Fears.

Enjoy all of the big cats and other animal residents as you stroll leisurely through the sanctuary on your way to the Trail of Fears. There will be crafts and games for kids to enjoy and candy for all! Don’t miss out on your chance to take home 1st place in the costume contest! Children, ages 0-15 years old can compete for the best costume on Sunday, October 22nd at 3:00 pm while adults 16-99 years old will have their chance to win on Saturday, October 21st at 8:00 pm.


Fall Festival at SUMC
October 22: 4:00-7:00 pm

Come to Southside United Methodist Church for family-friendly fun.


St. Mary’s Halloween Express
October 21 and 28
Featuring authentic steam locomotive! Immerse yourself in the spirit of Halloween as you journey to the GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH where scarecrows come alive and lots of laughter ensues. Fun for all ages. Come dressed in costume if you like!


Pumpkin Patch Express at the Florida Railroad Museum
Starts October 21
Pumpkin Patch Express Plan a day trip down to the Florida Railroad Museum! Tickets for this popular event are now on sale. Get your tickets today and join us on a train trip to a family fun fall/pumpkin festival.


Beaches Town Center Costume Contest and Parade
October 21: 10:00–1:00 pm
This is a free family event for children of all ages, to be held on First Street between Lemon Street and Orange Street. Make-your-own-crafts, games, trackless train and refreshments provided.  The Fletcher High School Interact Club volunteers make this event possible! Register for the costume contest, and be eligible to win prizes donated by Beaches Town Center businesses!  Costume contest winners announced following the parade on the sidewalk throughout Beaches Town Center. Costume Photo Booth by Deanne Dunlop Photography Studio and Zombie Dance Experience sponsored by Dance Trance.


Farm of Fantasy at Celestial Farms
October 21 & 28: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Trick or Treat from animal to animal, photo opportunities, pony and hay rides as well as lots of games and activities! Everything is created in a child-friendly manner with their safety in mind. Bring your own camera, dress up and have fun! No admission or parking fees. You are welcome to make a donation to support our animal rescue and educational activities. Pony and hay rides are $3 each. Concessions available.


Wickedween
October 21: 11:00 – 11:00 pm
It’s time for WICKEDWEEN, Wicked Barley’s Annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest! Join us for an all day event to celebrate Halloween!


Dogtastic HOWL-o-Ween Bash
October 22: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Yappy Hour HOWL-o-Ween Bash will feature a pet expo, giveaways, music by Party Solution Entertainment, and the BIGGEST doggie Halloween costume contest!


Holiday Hill Fall Festival
October 21: 11:00 – 2:00 pm
Join Holiday Hill Baptist Church as we celebrate the fall season with our second annual Fall Festival! This year’s theme is “old country” so we will be taking a step back in time to enjoy a day of fun for all ages! We will have craft and clothing vendors, human hamster balls, a bounce house, hayride, and much more!


Pumpkin Patch Express at The Florida Railroad Museum
October 21, 28,and 29
Travel to the Pumpkin Patch by rail. There you’ll find hay wagon rides, toy tent, craft tent, bounce house and much more. Everyone gets a pumpkin to take home. Trains run at 10am, 1pm and 4pm both Saturday and Sunday, 10/29 and 10/30.


13th Annual Halloween Doors & More
October 21: 2:00-7:00 pm
Enjoy a weekend inspired by your imagination, benefiting the nationally recognized Community PedsCare program, which supports children living with complex illness and their families. This year’s enchanted quest is full of new ventures like Superhero City as well as some familiar ones; you’ll get your groove on in the Disco, enjoy a spooktacular makeover at the Salon, take an enchanted journey through It’s A Frozen World, explore Jaxson’s Clubhouse, indulge in gourmet food, and much more.


7th Annual Healthy Halloween Jax
October 22: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating the healthy way with Healthy Halloween Jax. This special event will be handing out healthy snacks and treats free of artificial colors and HFCs. In addition to the treats, Healthy Halloween Jax will also offer fun games, face painting and crafts free to the community.


Pumpkin Carving Party & Contest
October 27: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come carve a pumpkin with us! RSVP to [email protected] and we will have a pumpkin for you and your family to carve. We will have some carving tools but please feel free to bring some of your own, too. We will give 1, 2 & 3 place prizes but candy for everyone who participates. You can leave your pumpkin for us to enjoy or take it home after.


Halloween Spooktacular at Creative Me Art Studio
October 27: 6:00 – 8:00pm
On Friday, October 27th from 6 to 8 p.m., Creative Me Art Studio is hosting our annual Halloween Spooktacular event for children and their parents. Guests are encouraged to attend in costume. There will be lots of art related activities, games and candy give-aways. Special rate: Only $5/child and Free for Parents. To RSVP please call the studio at: 904-770-2222 or click on the link.


TNT Gymnastics Halloween Boo Bash
October 27: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Drop off your little monsters at TNT Gymnastics for a crazy night filled with Halloween activities, gymnastics, obstacles, crafts and more!


TNT Gymnastics Monsters & Minions
Various Dates
Join in for an exciting Halloween Pre-school Party with our favorite Minion! Enjoy 1 hour of open play and the final 30 minutes of a spooky craft and Halloween activity! Costumes are welcome. Please no masks or capes that hang around the neck and face. We do not want costumes. clothing to get snagged on equipment while playing.


Adventure Landing Hallo-Wee Party
October 28: 10:00 – 2:00pm
Join us from 10am-2pm for a day filled with fun:  Crafts, Games, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Candy, Dance Performances, Goodie Bags and more! There is a $3 admission per child!


Kingdom Carnival at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
October 28: 3:007:00 pm
Come join us for an afternoon of community celebration and fun. FREE Games with prizes FREE Bounce house and Giant Slide FREE Face painting FREE Hayrides Food and Drinks Dunk tank Bake sale Enjoy our Pumpkin Patch! Petting Zoo JFRD will be on site with a Firetruck!


Halloween Festival at We Rock the Spectrum
October 28: 2:00 pm5:00 pm
A Spooktacular Halloween Festival just for BOO! Costumes welcome but not required. This is a sensory friendly festival and is for all to come and enjoy.


Halloween Kids Party! Free Costumes – Meet Maleficent
October 28: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Enjoy some free time or errands without interruptions! Drop off ( parents are welcome to stay too ) for a fun day of Halloween crafts, games, maleficient meet and greet, dancing with a dj, and snacks 🙂 and a FREE costume with ticket purchase. Must purchase a ticket to select your costume. Limited styles available.


Halloween Spooktacular at Virginia College
October 28: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Don’t miss the annual “Halloween Spooktacular” at Virginia College for a FREE Halloween event the whole family will enjoy! Families and prospective students in the area are invited to enjoy activities for all ages, and while the kids are enjoying all the spooky and silly Halloween fun, parents are encouraged to take a campus tour and learn all about the various programs offered. Trick-or-treat reusable bags, as well as refreshments and candy, will be provided while supplies last, too!


Murray Hill-O-Ween
October 29: 4:00-10:00 pm
Murray Hill-O-Ween is Jacksonville’s largest Halloween party! Featuring live music, food, drinks and even a parade with floats and costumed characters!


Halloween Trick or Treat at Moosehaven
October 31: 5:30 pm
Providing a safe and family-oriented tradition for many families, Moosehaven hosts an annual Trick or Treat event October 31st of every year as part of the Heart of the Community program.


Mall-O-Ween Spectacular at the Avenues
October 28: 5:00-8:00 pm
Halloween is here and The Avenues is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo-tiful princesses to our Mall-O-Ween Spooktacular. The event includes safe trick-or-treating with our retailers throughout the mall and fun games, crafts, activities and more in Center Court. Join us for a spooktacular time!


Halloween at St. Johns Town Center
October 31: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Avenues Mall invites all little ghouls, goblins, and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Mall-O-Ween Spooktacular. Hitch a broom and fly by for costume contests, pumpkin decorating contests, fun games, and trick or treating.


Kidgits Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treat at Orange Park Mall
October 31: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Orange Park Mall invites your littlest ghost, ghouls and goblins to enjoy a complimentary, safe, air-conditioned and entertaining alternative to Halloween with free trick-or-treating fun the whole family can enjoy.


Pump It Up Paw Patrol Halloween Bounce
October 31: 10:30 – 12:30 pm
Each child guest will get chance to meet and take photos with Marshall, enjoy 1.5 hours of jumping fun followed by a craft and snack & super fun give-aways for each kid $20/per child.


Pump It Up Halloween Bounce
October 29 – 31: 5:00 pm
Join us for the best Halloween bounce in town. Trick or Treat around our gigantic inflatables. Enter the bubble zone, fog zone, and other surprises. Includes a trick or treat goodie bag, bouncing fun, and craft.


Flips, Tricks, and Treats Halloween Party at Rebounderz!
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Join us at Rebounderz for the Second Annual Flips, Tricks and Treats Halloween Event! This is a Family friendly, not so spooky Halloween Party that is perfect for all ages! Last year was a blast! This year will be even BETTER! With all of our new attractions up and running, you will not want to miss this event!

 

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Fall Festivals In Jacksonville

Fall is in the air and that means it’s festival season. Whether you’re looking for good food, music or even a free kid zone these Fall Festivals are sure to have something the entire family can enjoy.

Oakleaf Fall Expo
September 30: 9:00-4:00 pm
We will have over 75 vendors along with some of the Best Food in Orange Park. Lots of activities and contests for the kids. Train Rides, Rock Wall, Bounce Houses, Human Bowling balls and so much more.


2nd Annual Oktoberfest at Wicked Barley
September 23: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Join Wicked Barley for their 2nd annual Oktoberfest with Oktoberfest Bier Hall, German Food Specials, 10+ Oktoberfest Beer Releases, Oktoberfest Games, and a Dirndl and Lederhosen Costume Contest. Free admission/Kid-Friendly!


Estuary Fest
September 23: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for lots of free fun and games and help us celebrate National Estuaries Week and learn about our beautiful oceans, rivers, and estuaries. This family-friendly event will have activities, art, music, food, and prizes! The first 50 families that complete the Scavenger Hunt will receive a bag of goodies! Bring some cash for the food trucks, vendors, raffles and special activities.


Intuition Ale Works 6th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration
September 23: 12:00-6:00 pm
Ticket holders will receive access to the brewery bier hall with polka and dance music from DJ E.L. and games! Sausage Paradise FOOD TRUCK will be on-site selling nine, hand-made German sausages; served with the traditional trimmings. There will be a Crowning of festival King and Queen.


Oktoberfest Jacksonville 2017
September 29-30: 3:00-6:00 pm
Oktoberfest Jacksonville celebrates German cuisine, culture and craft beer with this weekend-long event in Jacksonville, Florida. Multiple stages host a variety of entertainment including live music and traditional dancing, and vendors provide a smorgasbord of authentic German cuisine, traditional festival fare and thirst-quenching beers. Kids can make their way over to KinderFest, an area with games and activities for the little ones to enjoy in a safe environment.


Engine 15 Oktoberfest Downtown
September 30: 1:00 pm8:30 pm
Family friend Oktoberfest! We will have live German music, German food, giant bounce house, chicken poop bingo (it’s a real thing with real chickens), balloon artist, wooden pirate ship & lots of fun.


5th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk
October 4: 5:00 -10:00 pm
Celebrate the 5th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk, our biggest Art Walk of the year! Oktoberfest at Art Walk will feature a polka band, contests, local artists, live music, a carnival zone, a kids zone, and of course, German beer with the traditional tapping of the keg in Hemming Park.


2017 Florida Oktoberfest and Music Festival
October 6-8: 6:00-8:00 pm
Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park will play host to three jam-packed days and nights of music and Oktoberfest fun.


Carter Hall Fall Festival presented by Lennar
October 7: 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Join us at Carter Hall on October 7th for Food, Fun and Games! Enjoy free pumpkins, face painters, balloon artists, obstacle course, yard games and more!


Mandarin United Methodist Women’s Fall Craft Festival
October 7: 9:00-4:00 pm

This successful event has been in existence for 27 years and their crafters say it’s one of the most enjoyable shows. Along with 100 plus crafters, the festival has a bake shop, country store, children’s shop, and more.


The Makery Fall Market
October 7-8
The Makers Market is a curated market in Jacksonville, FL where independent Makers, designers, and creative entrepreneurs along with the local community can gather and inspire one another. It is a fun and lively event with make-and-take workshops, “101” demonstrations and music along with artisanal food and drink. Handmade, reclaimed, and vintage items will be featured with a focus on fresh design and exceptional workmanship.


Nemours Family Fall Festival
October 8: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care is hosting a Fall Festival Fundraiser. It is family and pet friendly with live music, football on large-screens, pumpkin carving, face painting and much more! $10 for Children (3+) and $25 for Adults (21+). 100% ticket sales benefit the patients and families at Nemours. Wicked Barley will donate 10% of food and beverage sales throughout the afternoon.


City of Atlantic Beach Fall Festival
October 14: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family fun for all ages! Join the City of Atlantic Beach for their annual fish fry event held in October to celebrate the beginning of the fall season. Food, music, community information, and exhibits, games (Bingo, cake walk, balloon pop, etc), face painting, hayrides, arts and crafts table.


Beaches Oktoberfest 
October 13-15
The Beaches Oktoberfest is Florida’s Largest Annual Oktoberfest. The three-day festival held in the heart of North Florida at the Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion attracts 45,000-55,000 attendees annually. The family-friendly festival boasts a large variety of German beer, performances daily by national performing acts, food trucks, a 110+ ft Ferris Wheel, arts & crafts vendors, games & activities and so much more. Tickets and lineup will be announced soon.


The Beaches Art Fest
October 14-15
The Beaches Art Fest is being held outdoors, stretching two city blocks on Pablo Avenue, in the heart of Jacksonville Beach, FL. Over 100 outstanding artisans and master craftsmen will be exhibiting their carefully created jewelry, pottery, paintings, fiber art, glass art, sculpture, photography, wood and much, much more. Be inspired at The Beaches Art Fest!


Seamark Ranch Jamboree
October 21: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Make plans to join us for the Seamark Ranch 10th Anniversary Jamboree! Come and help us celebrate 10 years of serving children with a day of family fun. Enjoy a superhero costume parade, meet our local superheroes – our first responders, kid’s fun zone, Ranch tours, music, wagon rides, garden tours, petting zoo, Seamark market, concessions and lunch available for purchase. Don’t forget the Anniversary cake cutting and cake for everyone! Be sure to come dressed as your favorite superhero. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.


Party in the Pines Country Music Festival
October 20-21
Party In The Pines is a country music festival held Oct. 20-21 in White Springs, Fla. The event will kick off at 3 p.m. ET and continues into Saturday when the gates will open at noon. Presented by Bienville Entertainment, the two-day music and camping festival will feature the biggest names in country music including Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Easton Corbin, Ryan Hurd and more. Two-day General Admission tickets are $160, including parking, and will be available at partyinthepines.com.


Town of Orange Park Fall Festival
Oct 21-22: 10:00-5:00 pm
The annual Arts, Crafts, and Music event held at the Orange Park Town Hall grounds will include two full days of music, food, fun, crafts, vendors, kid’s activities and live entertainment!


Alimacani Elementary PTA Fall Carnival
October 21: 9:00 am – 2:00pm
It’s about that time of year! Our Annual Alimacani Elementary PTA Fall Carnival is on October 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Help us spread the word, tell your co-workers, family and friends. This event is open to the public and is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. So, who likes Food, Games, Prizes, Rides or Petting Zoo?


Farm of Fantasy at Celestial Farms
October 21 & 28: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Trick or Treat from animal to animal, photo opportunities, pony and hay rides as well as lots of games and activities! Everything is created in a child-friendly manner with their safety in mind. Bring your own camera, dress up and have fun! No admission or parking fees. You are welcome to make a donation to support our animal rescue and educational activities. Pony and hay rides are $3 each. Concessions available.


The Jacksonville Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival
October 21: 6:00-10:00 pm
Fun for the whole family! Car show, marketplace, games, crafts and of course pumpkins!! As always, there is no entry fee.


Holiday Hill Fall Festival
October 21: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join Holiday Hill Baptist Church as we celebrate the fall season with our second annual Fall Festival! This year’s theme is “old country” so we will be taking a step back in time to enjoy a day of fun for all ages! We will have craft and clothing vendors, human hamster balls, a bounce house, hayride, and much more!


Suwannee Hulaween
October 27-29
A 3-day music festival set in Live Oak along the black Suwannee River. Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is one of the most beautiful live music venues in the country and offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms and water stations.


Halloween at Hubb’s with Scarecrow Festival
October 27-29: 6:00 pm
Have some Halloween fun at Hubb’s Farm with our not-so-spooky activities for the whole family. Little goblins ages 10 and under, may register for the Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, October 28th, between 12 pm and 3:30 pm. The contest will begin at 4 pm. We’ll be giving out TREATS, not tricks, during our trick-or-treat on Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm. When the sun goes down, the maze comes ALIVE for our dark flashlight maze. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to “get lost”!


47th Annual Fall Bazaar
October 27 – 29: 5:00 – 5:00 pm
Authentic food, fun games, clean rides, live music, great fellowship! Fun for all ages!


Fall Festival
November 4: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
For the past 3 years, Epoch Church’s Fall Festival has become a favorite event for families to enjoy together. We are thrilled to be bringing this event back to our beautiful seven-acre campus! Join us for this FREE* annual community-wide family event!


Brew at the Zoo
November 10: 7:00 pm
Brew at the Zoo features delicious food and drink vendors from around Jacksonville, live music, games, and more in the amazing setting of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. All proceeds from the event benefit the care and feeding of our 2,000 animals and over 1,000 plants.


MOCA Fall Family Day
November 11: 11:00-5:00 pm
Celebrate MOCA Jacksonville and the arts, including activities! Free admission.


Mandarin Festival and Chili Cook-Off
November 18: 11:00-3:00 pm
The Mandarin Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off is an annual fundraising event for the Mandarin Council of the JAX Chamber. Each year the Mandarin Council of the JAX Chamber helps fund various school and community projects through a program we call “Community Support.” The Mandarin Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off is our main event for fundraising.This event is a huge success for the community and our sponsors.


Bruval Craft Beer Fest 2017
November 18
: 12:00-10:00 pm
Bruval is a one-day event celebrating the rapidly growing craft beer movement. Featuring North Florida’s top craft breweries and beyond, this event will highlight the area’s greatest flavors right in the heart of Jacksonville Beach at the Seawalk Pavilion. Come out to try dozens of brews at this celebration of all things craft beer. The event will also include an unlimited tasting area featuring over 20 breweries and 60+ different types of beer.


Jaxtoberfest
Dates TBA

Jaxtoberfest is a two-day festival full of beer, bratwurst and entertainment. Held at the St. John’s Town Center, it will feature authentic, mouthwatering German traditional favorites such as bratwurst and pretzels, as well as some of Jacksonville’s finest food trucks, offering a wide variety of tasty items throughout the day.

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It’s the spookiest time of the year! Get ready for Halloween sweets and treats with our list of special events to go trick or treating in Jacksonville! These are kid-friendly events that include trick or treating as well as trunk or treats around town.


Spooktacular Nights at the Jacksonville Zoo
October 13-31: 6:30-10:00 pm
Experience Spooktacular in a Whole New Direction This Halloween, don’t miss Jacksonville’s most enchanting celebration. Spooktacular is a safe and exciting Halloween adventure for kids of all ages.


Trunk or Treat at St. Patricks Episcopal Church
October 14: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free community event including food, carnival games, music, contests, silent auction and more!


Unleash Your Superpower: 13th Annual Halloween Doors & More
Saturday, October 21: 2:00-7:00 pm
Unleash your superpower and join us at Northeast Florida’s premier Halloween weekend! Halloween Doors & More, our “gala of a different sort,” transforms the Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall into a not-so-spooky soiree for the whole family, with candy, toys, food, interactive experiences, live characters and even an adult-friendly area to unwind.


7th Annual Healthy Halloween Jax
October 22: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating the healthy way with Healthy Halloween Jax. This special event will be handing out healthy snacks and treats free of artificial colors and HFCs. In addition to the treats, Healthy Halloween Jax will also offer fun games, face painting and crafts free to the community.


TRUNK or TREAT at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
October 27: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Car trunks will be decorated for Halloween. There will be a Maze, Games, Crafts and lots of Candy!! No Charge for this fun-filled event. Snacks will be served: Hot dogs, popcorn and drinks


Lucky’s Market Trick or Treat
October 28: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Before you stroll the neighborhood, Trick or Treat around the store for some Halloween treats. Enjoy live music and yummy food. Happy Halloween! *costumes are welcome but please, no masks.


4th Annual Trunk or Treat – Green Cove Springs Police Department
October 28: 6:00 pm
There are decorated trunks, food booths, games, a scare tent, dance and costume contests, great music, and so much more! Oh yeah… and candy, candy, candy!


Mall-O-Ween Spectacular at the Avenues
October 28: 5:00-8:00 pm
Halloween is here and The Avenues is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo-tiful princesses to our Mall-O-Ween Spooktacular. The event includes safe trick-or-treating with our retailers throughout the mall and fun games, crafts, activities and more in Center Court. Join us for a spooktacular time!


Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat at Argyle Church of Christ
October 29: 5:30 pm
Please join us for a fun event for our church family and an outreach for our community families.


Trunk or Treat at The Little Gym
October 29: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for our annual Trunk-or-Treat for Sepsis Awareness. The day will be filled with games, raffles, activities, food vendors, bake sale and more!


Trunk or Treat at Church of Pentecost
October 29: 5:00 pm – 7:00 
Free food, bounce houses, petting zoo & candy!


Halloween Trick or Treat at Moosehaven
October 31: 5:30 pm
Providing a safe and family oriented tradition for many families, Moosehaven hosts an annual Trick or Treat event October 31st of every year as part of the Heart of the Community program.


St Paul United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat
October 31: 6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Come join us on Halloween night in the rear parking lot for lots of Trunks and Treats for the Kids. FREE Hot Dogs, Chips and Drink for everyone. Bring your best-decorated trunk so our 3 judges can pick the winners. Trophies will be awarded to place on your mantel. Bring the kids all dressed and ready to follow the Yellow Brick Road for costume judging, music and lots of fun.


Halloween at St. Johns Town Center
October 31: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Avenues Mall invites all little ghouls, goblins, and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Mall-O-Ween Spooktacular. Hitch a broom and fly by for costume contests, pumpkin decorating contests, fun games, and trick or treating.


Kids Eat Free on Halloween
October 31: 4:00-10:00 pm
Treat your little monster to a FREE Kid’s Meal at Wicked Barley! Kids, wear your HALLOWEEN costume and get an extra special treat! Face painting *FREE Kid’s Meal with the purchase of any adult entree. Kid’s 12 and under, please.

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Halloween isn’t just for little kids. Big kids and adults love a spooky thrill. So whether you’re a teenager looking for some haunted fun or an adult looking for a fun night out, we’ve got all the best big kid & adult Halloween events in Jacksonville.

Intuition Ale Works 6th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration
September 23: 12:00-6:00 pm
Ticket holders will receive access to the brewery bier hall with polka and dance music from DJ E.L. and games! Sausage Paradise FOOD TRUCK will be on-site selling nine, hand-made German sausages; served with the traditional trimmings. There will be a Crowning of festival King and Queen.


Haunted Attraction

September 29-October 28: 8:00 pm

Come experience our haunted trail. Three distinct areas of terror. Over 1/2 mile long. This is not for the faint or weak at heart.


Jax Haunted Brewery Zombie Hunt
September 29-October 28: 5:00 pm
The Haunted Brewery experience at Anheuser-Busch Brewery is a festival experience programmed with many attractions, including the apocalyptic zombie hunt. Grab your squadron and make your way through the brewery, ridding it of zombies through a first person laser tag experience.
From food trucks to nightly live music, the haunted brewery has experiences to entertain you and scare you. Each night is programmed with different entertainers, activities, private parties and over 40 live zombies in the zombie hunt experience.


Adventure Landing Haunt Nights
October 6 – 31
Haunt Nights is comprised of 4 self-guided, dark attractions full of over-the-top special effects, one-of-a-kind monsters and chilling scares. Every night the attraction is open, 80+ actors are transformed into monsters to scare and entertain our visitors. Various days and time. Please check website for more info!


Freaky Food Truck Festival
October 6: 5:00-10:00 pm
From the creeping and crawling to the disembodied and appalling, the Freaky Food Truck Festival at the The Haunted Brewery Zombie Hunt will come alive Friday, October 6th. Stop by each food truck to be served appetizers and finger foods (so very literally), spooktacular main dishes, desserts, and even a few scary cocktails.


Sugar Skulls Class at Sweet Pete’s
October: Various Evenings
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with Sweet Pete’s! Learn to make and mold a traditional sugar skull. Class participants will decorate a skull with royal icing and choose from different embellishments to create a unique sugar skull to take home. Please bear in mind, sugar skulls are not edible. Class is approximately 1 hour long. Only paid participants may enter classroom. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Ages 13 and up.


The Catty Shack Ranch Halloween Haunted Forest
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28
Come one, come all! Bring us your big or your small! From ghosts to ghouls to all that creeps and crawls, your fears shall soon bring forth your fall! So get your costumes ready and come join us at Catty Shack Ranch for our 12th Annual Haunted Forest Trail of Fears.

Enjoy all of the big cats and other animal residents as you stroll leisurely through the sanctuary on your way to the Trail of Fears. There will be crafts and games for kids to enjoy and candy for all! Don’t miss out on your chance to take home 1st place in the costume contest! Children, ages 0-15 years old can compete for the best costume on Sunday, October 22nd at 3:00 pm while adults 16-99 years old will have their chance to win on Saturday, October 21st at 8:00 pm.


Pafford’s Place Halloween Party
October 14: 8:00 pm
Jeff and Patti Pafford provided such an amazing venue and did a wonderful job co-hosting last years Adult Themed Halloween Party. So good in fact, we are allowing them to do it again.. Last years event was amazing, if you missed it, you’re getting a second chance to experience one of the best Halloween events of the year.


Hocus Pocus Halloween Party
October 26: 9:00-2:00 am
Come little children, I’ll take thee away to a Halloween so frightening, the witches have come out to play! We will be transforming Blackfinn Ameripub, into Salem, Massachusetts where the Sanderson Sisters have been resurrected from the dead.


Rebounderz Haunted Laser Tag
Times TBA
There is something haunted lurking behind the doors at Rebounderz. Round up a team of your bravest friends as you enter the combat arena with different scare zones around every corner. Recommended for ages 8 and up.


Estu-SCARY Festival and Haunted Forest Trail

October 27: 6:00 -9:00 pm

A frighteningly fun Halloween event!


Halloween Party at Wild Wing Cafe
October 28: 9:00 pm
Join Wild Wing Cafe for a Halloween and costume party!


Field of Screams at Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres
TBA

Bone chilling, spine-tingling, heart-pounding….. Be prepared to get scared in the maze! Not recommended for children under 10.


Candy Fest Trick or Treating for Adults
October 12: 5:00-7:00 pm and October 13: 9:00-11:00 pm
Trick or Treat around Blackfinn Ameripub while sampling 8 adult friendly Halloween inspired cocktails and this year paired with Sweet Pete’s candies! Ages 21+ only.


Beaches Oktoberfest
October 13th — 15th
The Beaches Oktoberfest is Florida’s Largest Annual Oktoberfest. The three-day festival held in the heart of North Florida at the Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion attracts 45,000-55,000 attendees annually.


Jaxtoberfest
Dates TBA

Jaxtoberfest is a two-day festival full of beer, bratwurst and entertainment. Held at the St. John’s Town Center, it will feature authentic, mouthwatering German traditional favorites such as bratwurst and pretzels, as well as some of Jacksonville’s finest food trucks, offering a wide variety of tasty items throughout the day.


Suwannee Hulaween
October 27-29
A 3-day music festival set in Live Oak along the black Suwannee River. Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is one of the most beautiful live music venues in the country and offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms and water stations.


Jaycees Trail of Terror
October 22-30
The Trail of Terror is Jacksonville’s oldest haunted attraction with over 8 acres of bone-chilling zombies. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.


The Scream Park
Weekend nights October 1-31
The Scream Park is conveniently located at The Clay County Fairgrounds in Green Cove Springs Florida, just 20 minutes south of Jacksonville. The totally redesigned Scream Park offers three indoor haunted houses, midway rides, food vendors and fun for the whole family at an affordable price. Not recommended for children under 10.


Brew at the Zoo
November 10: 7:00 pm
Brew at the Zoo features delicious food and drink vendors from around Jacksonville, live music, games, and more in the amazing setting of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. All proceeds from the event benefit the care and feeding of our 2,000 animals and over 1,000 plants.

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Get ready to race this fall! The weather is perfect for running through cemeteries, getting chased by zombies, and racing in full costume. Below are all the fun runs and races in Jacksonville!

Pumpkin Chase
October 1-31
We love Autumn and Halloween!!! And to celebrate the amazing month of October, we are hosting The Great Pumpkin Chase 5K & 10K!


Flagler Rama 5K and Mash-Up
October 7: 8:00 am
Enjoy a 5K the “Flagler Way” with a run through the Bartram Park and Flagler Station community and showcasing the “love, peace and happiness” in costume and activities. Participants can run, walk or stroll along the designated route or workout with a series of 30-minute exercise classes. In addition, participants and spectators can visit food trucks vendors or for a donation, “dunk’ their favorite local Celebrity in our dunk tank. All participants receive a tie-dye race shirt, goodie bag and “groovy” finishers medal. Registration is only $25 for Y Members and $35 for Non-Members.


Blacklight Run
October 7: 5:30 pm
The Blacklight Run™ is none other than the brightest, most fun 5K out there. At the Blacklight Run™ we aren’t focused on how fast or how far you can run, what type of exercise you enjoy, or if you’re an avid runner. We don’t care if you’ve never run a day in your life! Instead, we welcome any and all participants looking for a glowing good time. Whether you sprint it, run it, or walk it, it doesn’t matter to us! We simply want you to enjoy it. These three miles will be the best three miles you’ve ever spent with your friends and family—we promise.


ZombieFest 2017 & 10th Annual Zombie Walk

October 7: 2:00-8:00 pm

Jacksonville Zombie Walk is a free family friendly event. Please bring 2 non-perishable food or personal hygiene items to be donated to a local charity.


Jacksonville Creepy Crawl 5K & Vampire Mile
October 14: 8:00-10:30 am
Join us for a 3.1 mile run or a Vampire Mile fun walk/run through the Nocatee neighborhood for a hauntingly good time this October! The Jacksonville Creepy Crawl 5K & Vampire Mile is a signature HFGF event to raise money for the Florida bleeding disorder community while bringing the bleeding disorder community and their supporters.


Fall Festival

October 14: 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Bring the whole family and join the Fall fun. Join us at the Old Navy Entrance for all of the activities. There will be a bounce house, petting zoo, food trucks and more!


6th Annual Monster Mash Dash
October 20: 6:00-8:00 pm
Imaginations will run wild’ on Friday evening, Oct. 20 at the annual Monster Mash Dash benefit race for Community PedsCare®. Costumes are encouraged for this 5K, where children and families can enjoy food, fun and live entertainment. Participants can choose from the 5K, a one-mile Fun Run and a Diaper Dash.


Zooma Women’s Race Series Amelia Island Half Marathon, 12K & 5K
October 21: 7:30 am
Bring your best friends, your sister, your mom or your daughter for a weekend you’ll remember for years to come! Recognized as one of The Top 10 Women’s Races by Shape Magazine, ZOOMA Florida is a race weekend you simply don’t want to miss!


Arlington Toyota Kids Fitness Zombie Chase
Saturday, October 22: 7:30 am

St. Johns Town Center Take a bite out of fitness with the Arlington Toyota Kids Fitness Zombie Chase at the St. John’s Town Center. On this one-mile course, kids ages 5-15 will run from start to finish while trying to avoid being “bitten” (stickered) by the zombies that roam the course. Parents and older siblings ages 16 and up, you are the zombies!


Evergreen Pumpkin Run
October 29: 8:00 am

This spooky 5K or 10-miler will take you through Evergreen Cemetery past ghosts, ghouls and goblin runners. Those who dare can participate in a Halloween costume contest for the chance to win a $50.00 1st Place Sports gift card. Costume categories include Scariest Costume, Funniest Costume, and Best Overall Costume.


3rd Annual Tony’s Turkey Trot for Brain Injury
November 23: 8:00 am
Join us for our 3rd annual Tony’s Turkey Trot 5K and 1-mile fun run for Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s Awareness in Atlantic Beach Thanksgiving Morning 8am.


Fight For Sight Costume 5K & Fun Run
TBA
Enjoy a fun-filled 5K and 1-mile fun run on the beach to benefit Vision Is Priceless’ sight-saving programs for children and adults. Costumes are optional for the runs but encouraged!


Halloween Howler
TBA
This is a fun night time race with a big party afterward on the Nimnicht Dealership lot, including a DJ, food and prizes! We encourage you to dress up in costume in the spirit of Halloween, best-dressed prizes!! See below for costume categories. There might even be a few spooky surprises along the course…watch out!!

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