Temperatures can still fluctuate around 80 even in our coolest months, but any “crispy” day by Florida standards warrants a visit to the next fall festival, pumpkin patch, or craft brewery. The fall festivities are understandably different this year, but there are still plenty of fun ways to celebrate the season. From pumpkin fields and fall festivals to events for foodies and craft beer lovers, plan a fall date with our guide to the best fall festivals and foodie events in Orlando.
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Orlando Fall Festivals + Pumpkin Fields
Fall on Southern Hill Farms
Opening September 25, 2021, opening times vary
Southern hill farms
Head to the farm for one of our favorite Orlando Fall Festivals. Fun seasonal activities include sunflower and zinnia collecting, fall food (like cider donuts and hot cider), a pumpkin patch, fall photos, s’mores kits, and more. Friendly dogs on a leash are welcome.
$ 8- $ 12 / person
Celebration pumpkin patch + autumn festival
Open daily from September 27th to October 31st, 2021, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Autumn Festival October 16-17, 2021
Congregation Presbyterian Church – Downtown Celebration
Pick the perfect pumpkin and check out the photo ops in this annual pumpkin patch located just steps from Market Street in Downtown Celebration. New this year, the café offers pumpkin lattes, cider, homemade delicacies and more. Head to the Fall Festival on the weekend of October 16-17 for added fun with fall games, music, fall food, and more.
Pumpkin prices vary
19th Annual Long & Scott Farms Corn Maze
Saturdays and Sundays October 1 – December 12, 2021; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Long & Scott farms
The theme of this year’s 6.5 acre corn maze is dinosaurs! Other event highlights include a cafe, market, food stalls, and fun activities for the kids if you bring the whole family. Couples will love the special nightly maze events on October 1st, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and November 6th and 13th from 6-10pm. Advance booking recommended.
$ 15 / adult
Photo credit: Long & Scott Farms
Painted Oaks Academy Pumpkin Patch + Corn Maze
Pumpkin patch: open October 4th – 31st, 2021 daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Corn Maze: Open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. until October 4 – November 31, 2021
Painted Oaks Academy
Spend the afternoon picking out a pumpkin, weaving your way through the corn maze, snapping selfies at various photo ops, and more. This event also features live music on the weekends. Timed admission reservations required.
$ 5 / adult for pumpkin patch (pumpkins are $ 1 per pound); $ 15 / adult for corn maze
Partin Ranch corn maze
Saturday and Sunday October 9th – November 7th 2021, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., depending on the weather
5601 N Canoe Creek Road, Kenansville
Stroll the 5-acre corn maze, check out the pumpkin patch, browse for goods from local vendors, take advantage of fall photo opportunities, and stock up on fall items at this annual corn maze and festival.
$ 10 / adult
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Craft beer, wine and foodie events
International Food & Wine Festival in Epcot
July 15 – November 20, 2021
Eat and drink your way through the park’s biggest culinary festival!
Entrance to the theme park required
SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival
Friday-Sunday August 13th – September 12th 2021
SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival features more than 100 craft beer brews. Try an unbeatable mix of Florida native and local favorites. Plus, enjoy more than 20 dishes expertly tailored to your preferred brew.
Theme park entry and reservation required; The range of lanyards starts at $ 50 / person
Weekends in the winery
Saturdays & Sundays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Pack a picnic blanket and a few chairs for an afternoon of wine, food trucks, free wine tours, an outdoor wine bar, lawn games, and more.
Visit Orlando’s Magical Food
August 27 – October 3, 2021
Over 80 participating Orlando restaurants
This annual Orlando Dining Celebration features dozen of restaurants opening date nights offering a three-course, fixed-price meal for just $ 37 per person. Also new for 2021 is Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights, which offers the locals exclusive hotel and resort offers to expand the culinary experience in the participating hotel restaurants.
Taverna Grandpa Magical Food | Photo credit: Stephanie Machado
Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine and Arts Walk
September 9, 2021, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
October 14, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
November 11, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Thornton Park district
The monthly Wine & Art Walk is back! Head to Thornton Park District for delicious tastings at several participating bars and restaurants throughout the district, plus live music and art vendors along the way.
$ 10 / person
Brewed around the zoo
September 18-19, 2021
Central Florida Zoo
Brews Around the Zoo is a popular adult-only event that benefits the zoo. Explore 15 beer stations with over 30 different craft beers while enjoying live music and food for sale.
Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest 2021
October 8-10, 2021
Sanford Civic Center and surrounding streets
This annual Oktoberfest celebrates German food, beer, music, dance, folk costumes and of course cosiness! This year the party has moved to the Sanford Civic Center and the surrounding streets, one block from the German Willow Tree Café! New additions for 2021 include a craft beer courtyard with craft beers from Florida, more entertainers than ever, and a brand new beard competition.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
October 29-30, 2021, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – Orlando
Outside in the picturesque ambience of the resort, this annual foodie event features live music, unlimited food tastings from the resort’s kitchen team at over 20 food stations, 100 selections of drinks from around the world, and immersive themed areas such as the beer garden and bubble lounge.
Overnight packages available starting at $ 580 / night; $ 165 for event-only tickets
Photo credit: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
October 29-30, 2021, 6-10 p.m.
The RockPitOberfest features 4 German beer releases from RockPit, Smoked Brats from Cecil’s BBQ, live music and more. In addition, the front parking lot will be blocked off for a lot of additional outdoor seating. There will be competitions related to strength, drinkability and costumes.
Orlando Beer Festival 2021
Saturday, November 13th, 2021
Join over 3,000 other beer lovers to sample craft and premium beers from local breweries and from across the country. Plus, wine tastings, interactive games, delicious food, and live music keep the party going all afternoon!
$ 40 and more
9th annual Cows’ n Cabs
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 7-10 p.m.
Central Park Westwiese – winter park
After a year-long hiatus, Cows’ n Cabs is officially back for 2021! This Orlando country-themed fall festival is a high-end food, wine, craft beer, and liquor party that benefits charities that support children in need in central Florida. The top charities this year will be the After-School All-Stars and 4Roots Farm.
November 27-28, 2021
Seneff Arts Plaza (in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)
Cultures from all over the world will find the Seneff Arts Plaza in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the Orlando City Hall Commons Plaza fill for the free, two-day festival that attracts people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games, and interactive activities and showcases over 1,000 local artists who present their work on the stages, galleries and interactive installations at FusionFest. In the run-up to the festival, take part in monthly Divertastic Dining experiences at Orlando restaurants, including dinners that highlight Peruvian and Yemeni cuisine.
Orlando Fall Festivals TBA for 2021
Sanlando pumpkin patch
TBA dates for 2021
Sanlando United Methodist Church
Come to Sanlando’s annual Pumpkin Patch, a FREE community event that features pumpkins of all colors and sizes and other fall decorations, lots of backgrounds for family photos, pumpkins, hay bales and more! For your information, this event is not pet friendly.
Pumpkin prices vary
Fall on the farm
Event dates still open for 2021
Whisper Creek Farm at Grande Lakes Orlando
Enjoy family-friendly autumn activities such as a hay ride, pumpkin picking, and pumpkin carving and painting workshops with the culinary artist and woodcarver Victor Dagatan. Reservations are required. Read more about this autumn festival here.
Tickets still open for 2021
Photo credit: Grande Lakes Orlando
Food & Wine Weekends
TBA event dates for 2021
Waldort Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Food & Wine Weekends is already offering an impressive culinary offer for the 11th year. In addition, guests also enjoy continuous luxury coach transportation to the Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The highlights include the Bull & Bear Chef’s Table, the 4-course Taste of La Luce menu, a beer garden and the popular Bar du Chocolate and Champagne Tasting.
Prices vary; Stay packages available
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Photo credit: Southern Hill Farms