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 social distance and 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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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 17 – November 14, 2021.
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.
Find ideas for trick or treat alternatives and ways to have a socially distanced Halloween.
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.
Please check directly with local attractions about their safety precautions, social distancing, and mask policies.
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.
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Restaurants and attractions in the Lakeland & Polk County area offering Halloween freebies and deals on meals, kids meals, treats and admission!
Are you looking for the best place to Trick or Treat in Lakeland? We’ve got a list of Halloween events on October 31 plus the best neighborhoods for Trick or Treating.
Trick or Treating in Polk County happens on October 31, no matter the day of the week. Find out the 2021 Trick or Treating hours in Lakeland, Winter Haven & nearby communities.
If you’re a fan of the Sanderson Sisters, the Black Flame Candle, talking black cats, and all things Halloween, find out where you can watch Hocus Pocus this October in theatres or at an outdoor movie night.
There are SO.MANY.EVENTS in October so we’ve put together a Top 10 list to be sure the “can’t miss” events are on your calendar, including plenty of activities that have nothing to do with pumpkins. Check out our October Top 10 for Lakeland and Polk County.
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.
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.