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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Things to Do in Lakeland + Polk County This Fall
Check out our list of Top 10 Things to do in September and our Top 10 Things to do in October to kick off our fall festivities.
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.
Be sure to check out our Spring & Easter, Summer, and Holiday & Christmas seasonal activity guides.
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:
- Auburndale + Polk City
- Plant City (we know – not technically in Polk County – but it is super close and they have lots of fun events!)
- Winter Haven
Browse all of our Fall Articles:
Halloween Safety Tips for Trick or Treating on October 31
For kids, Halloween is one of the best nights of the year! It can also be a dangerous night with so many people out and about. We’ve got a list of tips to keep your kiddos safe and happy while you have a FUN Halloween night!
The Best Places for Halloween Trick or Treating in Lakeland
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.
Lakeland + Polk County Trick or Treat Hours for 2022
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.
Hocus Pocus Events, Outdoor Movie Nights + Theatre Showings
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.
Fall Activities + Halloween Events in Auburndale and Polk City
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.
Fall Activities + Halloween Events in Plant City
Find fall activities and Halloween events in Plant City, FL. Pumpkin Patches, Trunk or Treat events, Farms, Halloween Movies, Haunted Trails, Fall Festivals & more.
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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.