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Fall Activities + Halloween Events in Bartow

Halloween Events Bartow FL

Looking for fall activities in Bartow, FL? We’ve put together a list of Pumpkin Patches, Trunk or Treat events, Carnivals, Hayrides, Halloween Movies, Fall Festivals & more.

Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Fall & Halloween Activities for a full list of fun things to do this fall in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Polk County, and Central Florida including pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses, Halloween events, trunk or treats, drive-thru Halloween attractions, trick or treat details, and more.

Below you’ll find family friendly Halloween events and fall things to do near Bartow including the popular Bartow Halloween Parade, Bartow Halloween Carnival, and Polk County Sheriff’s Office Haunted Jail Tour. For a full list of Halloween fun across Polk County, visit our full Halloween guide – link below.

Bartow Halloween Parade + Carnival

One of Bartow’s favorite family traditions is the annual Halloween Parade and Carnival! The event includes food trucks, games, costume contest, cake walk, and more.

2023 Fall + Halloween Events in Bartow

We also have a full list of Halloween Events in Polk County or you can use our full Calendar to find upcoming events.

Pumpkin Patches in Bartow

While we don’t know of any church pumpkin patches in Bartow (contact us if you know of one!) you can find nearby pumpkin patches in Lakeland and Winter Haven in our Pumpkin Patch Guide:

Things to do in Bartow – Fall Fun

Multiple farms and corn mazes are just a short drive from Bartow – Harvest Holler Corn Maze, Heartland Fall Festival, Springtime Farms, Heartland Fall Festival, and Fox Squirrel Corn maze are approximately 30 minutes away.

The Heartland Fall Festival

Bring the whole family to this pumpkin patch and Fall Festival located in Bowling Green, Florida. Admission includes Playground Area​, Giant Slides, Ball Zone, Duck Races, Games, Rat Rollers, Tire Climb, Hayrides, Human Foosball, Educational Area, Animal Area, Gaga Ball, Tetherball, And More!

Location: 3350 US Highway 17 North, Bowling Green, FL  33834 (MAP IT
More infoWebsite / Facebook 
Dates & Times: Saturday and Sunday from October 21 – 29, 2023
Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm
Tickets: Ranges from $7 – 17. Ages 2 and under are free.

Haunted Houses in Bartow

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Haunted Jail Tour

This Haunted House in Bartow is located in a jail. What could be spookier?? The HAUNTED JAIL TOUR hosted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office features never-before-seen areas of the old booking facility.

For a $15 donation per adult (or $5 for kids under 10), you can scream to your heart’s delight on any of these four nights at the PCSO Haunted Jail Tour. PCSO will have agency members on-hand to watch the little ones whose parents want to tour but maybe don’t want their children tagging along. They will also have a bounce house, a “dunk your deputy” dunk tank, and food trucks selling food and drinks – fun for the entire family!

Proceeds benefit the United Way of Central Florida. Tickets are sold in person only. Cash and credit will be accepted.

Dates & Times: FOUR NIGHTS ONLY – October 20, 21, 27, 28, 2023
Admission Price: $15 for Adults / $5 for Children. All proceeds benefit United Way. First come, first served – pay at the door. Food and drinks will also be for sale.
Location: PCSO Old Jail in Bartow – 455 N. Broadway Ave, Bartow, FL

Polk County Sheriff Haunted Jail Tour 2023

Wonder House Halloween Tours – Bartow

Something spooky this way comes… the historic Wonder House in Bartow offers Halloween tours during the month of October. Both daytime and night tours are available inside this historic home decorated for Halloween.

The house will be decorated for Halloween with many personal oddity collections on display. This is a family friendly tour and does not have any jump scares, zombies or monsters.

Location: 1075 E Mann Rd, Bartow, Florida 33830
More info:
Website | Facebook
2023 Dates TBA. Check the website or Facebook for updates. Tours sell out quickly!

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Fall + Halloween Activity Guide

🌽 Corn Mazes 🎃 Pumpkin Patches 💀 Haunted Houses 🍬 Halloween Events in Polk County 👸 Neighborhoods for Trick or Treating 🍭 Trick or Treat Hours and more!