Lakeland Mom’s 2020 Fall & Halloween Guide

Lakeland Fall & Halloween Guide (2)

It’s officially FALL and we’ve got the Ultimate Guide to Fall Activities and Halloween Events in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Mulberry, Auburndale, and across Polk County and Central Florida. If you’re looking for things to do with kids in Lakeland this fall, you’ll find it all right here. The great thing about fall is that most activities are outdoors, making it easy to social distance and enjoy outdoor fall 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 Halloween activities for kids and families in Lakeland. 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.

Fall & Halloween Video

Fall & Halloween Activities

Pumpkin Patches

Corn Mazes

Haunted Houses

Halloween Events + Trunk or Treats

Ideas for a Safer Halloween during COVID-19

Trick or Treat Times

Fall Kids Fun Runs and 5k events

Halloween Costume Stores

Harvest Holler Corn Maze

Things to Do This Fall

Visit a pumpkin patch in Lakeland to take fall pictures or pick out the perfect pumpkin.

Check out a fall festival or pumpkin festival held at a 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 {opens September 18, 2020}.

Check out the list of Trunk or Treats and Family-Friendly Halloween Events for Kids in Lakeland 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 the Lakeland area.

If you have older kids, teens, or want a scary date night out, check out area Haunted Houses and Scary Attractions.

Get the scoop on Trick or Treat Times in Polk County {Trick or Treating is NOT canceled this year!}

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.

Fall Family Fun – Local Attractions

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida

Sea World Halloween Spooktacular

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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.

Dream about a visit to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party when it returns in 2021 {canceled for 2020}.

Be sure to check out our Spring & EasterSummer, and Holiday & Christmas seasonal activity guides.