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.
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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Fall Family Fun – Local Attractions in Polk County
✦ 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.
✦ 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.
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:
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Whether you’re trying to find the perfect pumpkin, or a place to take photos of your own little pumpkins, we’ve got a list of pumpkin patches in Lakeland and Polk County.
Looking to explore a corn maze, working farm, or just get outside for a fall afternoon? We’ve got a list of corn mazes and fall festivals happening in Polk County and across Central Florida from September through November.