It’s officially FALL and we’ve got the Ultimate Guide to Fall Activities and Halloween Events in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Mulberry, Auburndale, Plant City, and across Polk County and Central Florida.
If you’re looking for things to do with kids in Lakeland and Polk County during September, October, and November, you’ll find it all right here. The great thing about fall is that most activities are outside, making it easy to enjoy outdoor fun.
Many attraction closures and event postponements have been announced beginning September 27 due to Hurricane Ian. We are editing our calendar and articles if we receive notice of event changes, but please be sure to check directly with organizers to confirm any events or activities through October 9. A link is provided at the bottom of every event on our calendar and in all articles.
What do you love about fall?
🎃 Visiting the pumpkin patch and carving pumpkins?
🎃 Planning Halloween costumes?
🎃 Hayrides and special fall events?
🎃 Getting lost in a corn maze?
🎃 Filling your candy bowls up with candy corn?
🎃 Visiting Haunted Houses and getting SCARED?
🎃 Eating apples and caramel dip or drinking a pumpkin latte?
🎃 Watching Halloween movies or scary TV shows?
🎃 Trunk or Treat events and Fall Festivals?
🎃 Going Trick or Treating?
We love ALL THINGS FALL!
This is the best list of Polk County Halloween activities for kids and families. We’ll be updating this page all the way up until October 31, so be sure to check back often for any new events and things to do.
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Things to Do in Lakeland + Polk County This Fall
Visit a pumpkin patch in Lakeland to take fall pictures or pick out the perfect pumpkin.
Check out a Polk County Fall festival or pumpkin festival held at local farms across Central Florida.
Take your family to one of these a-MAZE-ing corn mazes in Central Florida and put your navigational skills to the test.
Go on a hayride at Harvest Holler Corn Maze – open September 16 – November 14, 2022.
Visit a Sunflower Field in Central Florida for U-Pick Sunflowers.
Find Lakeland Halloween Activities and local Halloween parties that include face painting, bounce houses, food, games, and family friendly fall fun.
Check out the Calendar of Lakeland Halloween Events + Winter Haven Halloween Events and Trunk or Treats across Polk County and let your kids get more than one wear out of their Halloween costumes.
See Hocus Pocus in Theatres or at an Outdoor Movie Night.
Speaking of costumes, we’ve got a handy list of Halloween costume stores in Winter Haven and Lakeland.
If you have older kids, teens, or want a scary date night out, check out the best Haunted Houses and Scary Attractions in Central Florida.
Get the scoop on Trick or Treat Times in Polk County.
Check out the Best Places to Trick or Treat in Lakeland – events on Halloween night and neighborhoods.
Stay safe on October 31 with our safety tips for Halloween night.
Don’t go Trick or Treating hungry – check out local Halloween freebies and deals.
Lace up your running shoes and take the entire family out for a Fall 5K Race or Kids Fun Run.
Fall Family Fun – Local Attractions
Check out the trick-or-treat trail and meet special Halloween LEGO characters at Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida.
Find Halloween Fun in Orlando Sea World’s Halloween Spooktacular.
Fall Fun by City
Looking for Halloween events near you? Check out our Fall + Halloween pages for a list of events in specific cities in Polk County:
Browse all of our Fall Articles:
Find fall activities and Halloween events near Auburndale and Polk City. Pumpkin Patches, Trunk or Treat events, Corn Mazes, Hayrides, Halloween Movies, Fall Festivals & more.
Find fall activities and Halloween events in Plant City, FL. Pumpkin Patches, Trunk or Treat events, Farms, Halloween Movies, Haunted Trails, Fall Festivals & more.
Find fall activities and Halloween events in Lakeland, FL. Pumpkin Patches, Trunk or Treat events, Carnivals, Hayrides, Halloween Movies, Fall Festivals & more.
Find fall activities and Halloween events in Winter Haven, FL. Pumpkin Patches, Trunk or Treat events, Carnivals, Hayrides, Halloween Movies, Fall Festivals & more.
Find Halloween events, pumpkin patches, and fall things to do near Bartow, FL including the popular Bartow Halloween Parade, Bartow Halloween Carnival, and Polk County Sheriff’s Office Haunted Jail Tour.
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is a Halloween Party built for kids! Festivities include live shows, a trick-or-treat trail, character meet & greets, LEGO® builds, and more. All of the activities are included in a regular LEGOLAND® Florida admission ticket.
100+ Things to Do with Kids
Check out our Ultimate List of Things to Do with Kids in Lakeland + Polk County to find indoor fun, outdoor fun, free things to do, seasonal activities, and more.