Lakeland Mom’s 2020 Fall & Halloween Guide

Halloween Fun Guide Lakeland Florida

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 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 on Halloween Night

Fall Kids Fun Runs and 5k events

Halloween Costume Stores

Harvest Holler Corn Maze

Sunflower Fields

Drive-Thru Halloween Events

Trick or Treat Locations

Things to Do in Lakeland This Fall

Please check directly with event organizers or local businesses for safety protocols, mask requirements, 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. Be informed, wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, have fun, and make good choices!

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 {open September 18 – November 15, 2020}.

Visit a Sunflower Field in Central Florida for U-Pick Sunflowers.

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!}

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.

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. 

Browse all of our Fall Articles:

Thanksgiving Dinners To Go and Thanksgiving Catering in Lakeland + Polk County

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, need some help with the side dishes or pies, or don’t want to show up at a holiday dinner empty-handed, we’re here to help with a list of Lakeland and Winter Haven area restaurants that offer Thanksgiving Catering, Dinners To Go, and Holiday Pies.

Drive-Thru Halloween Events in Lakeland + Orlando

Drive-thru Halloween events are popular in 2020! You can dress up in a costume and enjoy collecting Halloween candy from the safety of your own vehicle. Check out these local Halloween Trunk or Treats and other drive-through events and activities in Lakeland and Central Florida.