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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Please check directly with event organizers or local businesses for mask requirements, safety protocols, advance registration, and any last-minute changes. All information on our website is for informational purposes only – we are not qualified to provide health or safety recommendations.
Check out our list of Top 10 Things to do in September 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 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 list 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.
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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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.
Read our review of Harvest Holler Corn Maze in Polk City, just outside of Lakeland. Farm animals, corn maze, hayride, Frank-N-Slide, cow train & more. Fall family fun through mid-November!
Trunk or Treating, Carnivals, Hayrides, Halloween Movies, Fall Festivals & more. Check out our ULTIMATE list of fall activities and Halloween events in Polk County and find fall fun to add to your calendar.
If you like to SCREAM when it is time for Halloween, we’ve got a list of places to find all things scary in Central Florida including Haunted Houses, Zombies, and gory attractions designed for teens & adults.
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.