Joggin’ for the Noggin! 5K & 1-Mile Walkin’ While Talkin’

Online

Now celebrating its ninth year, this year’s Joggin' for the Noggin event offers a new twist to our Halloween-themed race – run or walk in support of Polk State at a day/time of your choosing, October 1 – 31! Participants can run, jog, or walk this 3.1 race or complete a shorter distance with the one-mile Walkin’ While Talkin.

$30 – $38

POWer in Pink – 26.2 Virtual Marathon Challenge

Online

The Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Florida is challenging YOU to join the POWer in Pink – 26.2 Virtual Month-Long Marathon Challenge presented by the Watson Clinic Foundation! Together we can help breast cancer patients pack a POWerful PUNCH to situational poverty, stemming from a breast cancer diagnosis! Run/walk, bike, swim, or even skate/rollerblade! You choose HOW and WHERE you want to do the miles and make sure to complete them between October 1-31, 2020!

$30

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches + Fall Festivals

FL

Looking to explore a corn maze, working farm, or just get outside for a fall afternoon? Interested in a fall festival or pumpkin farm? We’ve got a list of the best corn mazes and pumpkin festivals happening in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and across Central Florida. Most are only open on weekends.

Om Nom Nom Cookie Carnival

Downtown Lakeland 100 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland

We know that many people were disappointed when our October First Friday event was cancelled, so we have rescheduled our Om Nom Nom Cookie Carnival for Saturday, October 24 from 8am-2pm in conjunction with the Downtown Farmers Curb Market! Cookie Creators will be peddling their delicious wares on North Kentucky Ave.

Free

Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market

Downtown Lakeland 100 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland

At the Downtown Farmers Curb Market you'll find local produce, local plants & flowers, herbs, loose organic tea, foods, honey, hot sauce, local artisans, local vendors, and much more! Saturday mornings from 8am-1pm in Downtown Lakeland.

Free

Touch-a-Truck in Haines City – Trunk or Treat Edition

Haines City - Lake Eva Park 555 Ledwith Ave, Haines City

Touch-a-Truck is a family event for kids to explore all types of vehicles! We will have police cars, emergency vehicles, trucks, farm & construction equipment, tow trucks, and more! We will also have food trucks & bounce houses!

Free

42nd Annual Buick Olds Pontiac Cadillac Car Show and Swap Meet

Auburndale Downtown Park N Bartow Ave, Auburndale

The 42nd Annual BOPC Car Show and Swap Meet with all years, makes, and models of Buicks, Oldsmobiles, Pontiacs, and Cadillacs will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, at Downtown City Park, 119 W. Park St., Auburndale FL 33823.

Free

Mobile Food Pantry – The Way at Inwood Baptist Church Winter Haven

Winter Haven - The Way at Inwood Church 1302 23rd St NW, Winter Haven

Please note, due to rapidly changing circumstances during this time, mobile pantries can be canceled without much notice.
If you are in need of food, come to a Feeding Tampa Bay Mobile Pantry events to pick up a pre-packaged box of groceries, free of charge. They do not require ID, papers, or pre-screening to obtain food at a Mobile Pantry. To honor social distancing regulations, mobile pantries are transitioning to a drive-thru model to eliminate crowds and minimize contact.

Free

Mobile Food Pantry – Donald Bronson Community Center Polk City

Polk City - Donald Bronson Community Center 124 Bronson Trail, Polk City

Please note, due to rapidly changing circumstances during this time, mobile pantries can be canceled without much notice.
If you are in need of food, come to a Feeding Tampa Bay Mobile Pantry events to pick up a pre-packaged box of groceries, free of charge. They do not require ID, papers, or pre-screening to obtain food at a Mobile Pantry. To honor social distancing regulations, mobile pantries are transitioning to a drive-thru model to eliminate crowds and minimize contact.

Free

Halloween Drive Through with Polk County Parks & Recreation

Wabash Community Center - Lakeland 1230 Southern Ave, Lakeland

Drive through eight Halloween stations collecting sweet treats, toys and crafts to take home. ONE trick or treat bag per child (Child must be present in car).

Free

Little Monsters Pumpkin Express Drive-Thru in Ybor City

Tampa - Ybor City 8th Avenue, Tampa

Cars will travel through our "Little Monsters Pumpkin Express" where the kiddos can show off their costumes while enjoying trick or treating, pumpkins handed through your car window, goodie bags with all the best decorations to jazz up their pumpkins, and finally, a Halloween family picture to wrap up your ride. Registration required.

Free

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida Resort One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven

On weekends in October you can celebrate Haloween and the spookiest time of the year at LEGOLAND Florida with trick-or-treating, exclusive character meet and greets and spooktacular treats. October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25.

Mulberry’s Harvest Festival

Mulberry - Spence Park 1100 1st St NE, Mulberry

Come out for a rootin', tootin' good time! Mulberry's Annual Harvest Festival is a celebration of that classic Harvest from years ago. There will be vendors, free candy, hay rides, a hay bale maze, AND a live Bluegrass Band!

Free

Trunk or Treat at Pep Boys

Pep Boys Auto Lakeland 4405 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland

Come on out and bring the kids, so they can get some goodies and treats.

Free

Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat at St. Anthony Catholic Church

St. Anthony Catholic Church Lakeland 820 Marcum Rd, Lakeland

Our High School Youth Group is hosting a Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 24th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. There will be free candy and crafts for the kids.

Free

Buckingham Terror Haunted House (Camp Fire)

Camp Fire Sunshine Central Florida 2600 Buckingham Avenue, Lakeland

Buckingham Terror presents “Twisted Forest: Beware the Witches’ Vengeance.” These cursed woods are a legend among locals. Nearby residents whisper tales of the curious who have entered the forest only to never be seen again. And those who do reemerge share tales of unimaginable horrors and encounters with disfigured, humanoid beasts. Come to Lakeland's best Haunted House and discover what becomes of those who are lost in the Twisted Forest.

$8 – $10

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches + Fall Festivals

FL

Looking to explore a corn maze, working farm, or just get outside for a fall afternoon? Interested in a fall festival or pumpkin farm? We’ve got a list of the best corn mazes and pumpkin festivals happening in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and across Central Florida. Most are only open on weekends.

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida Resort One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven

On weekends in October you can celebrate Haloween and the spookiest time of the year at LEGOLAND Florida with trick-or-treating, exclusive character meet and greets and spooktacular treats. October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25.

Drive-Through Trunk or Treat at First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church Lakeland 72 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland

Come to our Drive-Through Only Trunk-or-Treat event on the East parking lot of the Church. Drive through in the comfort and safety of your vehicle as you enjoy several displays based on the theme "Noah's Ark" including some live animals. At the end of the drive through, we'll give every kid in the vehicle a pre-packaged bag of candy.

Free

Mobile Food Pantry – Blessings & Hope Lakeland

Blessings & Hope Lakeland 2150 E. Edgewood Dr., Lakeland

Please note, due to rapidly changing circumstances during this time, mobile pantries can be canceled without much notice.
If you are in need of food, come to a United Way / Feeding Tampa Bay Mobile Pantry event to pick up a pre-packaged box of groceries, free of charge. They do not require ID, papers, or pre-screening to obtain food at a Mobile Pantry. To honor social distancing regulations, mobile pantries are transitioning to a drive-thru model to eliminate crowds and minimize contact.

Free

Mobile Food Pantry – LVIM Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine

Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine - LVIM 600 West Peachtree Street, Lakeland

Feeding Tampa Bay has weekly Mobile Food Pantry stops across Polk County, including 2 each month at LVIM. If you are in need of food, visit a food pantry location on the set day and time to pick up a pre-packaged box of groceries, free of charge. Each family will receive a week's worth of free food that will feed a family of four. They do not require ID, papers, or pre-screening to obtain food at a Mobile Pantry.

Free

Mobile Food Pantry – Haines City – Trinity Worship Center International Ministries

Haines City - Trinity Worship Center International Ministries 2795 N. 10th St.,, Haines City

Please note, due to rapidly changing circumstances during this time, mobile pantries can be canceled without much notice.
If you are in need of food, come to a United Way / Feeding Tampa Bay Mobile Pantry event to pick up a pre-packaged box of groceries, free of charge. They do not require ID, papers, or pre-screening to obtain food at a Mobile Pantry. To honor social distancing regulations, mobile pantries are transitioning to a drive-thru model to eliminate crowds and minimize contact.

Free

Mobile Food Pantry – RCMA Mulberry

Mulberry - RCMA 4441 Academy Dr, Mulberry

If you are in need of food, come to a Feeding Tampa Bay Mobile Pantry events to pick up a pre-packaged box of groceries, free of charge. They do not require ID, papers, or pre-screening to obtain food at a Mobile Pantry. To honor social distancing regulations, mobile pantries are transitioning to a drive-thru model to eliminate crowds and minimize contact. Please note, due to rapidly changing circumstances during this time, mobile pantries can be canceled without much notice.

Free

Fall Festival Drive-Thru Plant City

Plant City - First Baptist Church 3309 James L Redman Pkwy, Plant City

Our fall festival is right around the corner! Grab a fun costume, invite your friends, and be sure to register ahead of time for this fun drive-thru experience.

Free

Lowe’s Curbside Trick or Treat 2020

Lowe's Stores FL

Come celebrate Halloween with Lowe’s Drive-through Curbside Trick-or-Treating event! Space is limited, so be sure to choose your location and event date to save your spot for free sweet treats and a kid-sized pumpkin. (Registration full at Lakeland area locations)

Free

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches + Fall Festivals

FL

Looking to explore a corn maze, working farm, or just get outside for a fall afternoon? Interested in a fall festival or pumpkin farm? We’ve got a list of the best corn mazes and pumpkin festivals happening in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and across Central Florida. Most are only open on weekends.

Plant City Boo Bash

Plant City - Grace Manor at Hunters Creek Senior Living 765 West Grant Street, Plant City

Join us for a wicked good time on Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 2:30pm! Costume party, games, food, music & more!

Free