When the daylight shrinks, and the temps drop ever so slightly, that doesn’t mean that Florida loses its luster. There are thousands of incredible activities for visitors in the Fall. How do you narrow it down? From the Keys to the Panhandle and everywhere in between – the falling leaves signal a chance at Florida fall fun.
We’ve chosen the following 11 fall activities as the absolute best in the state. From a farm festival to a food tasting and even a motorcycle rally, the options are everywhere. We chose these award-winners based on reviews, offerings, unique features, location, and our own extra subjective criteria. Book a trip with any of these activities included and you’re on your way to an unforgettable autumn experience.
The 11 Best Fall Activities in Florida for 2021
The Rattlesnake Festival has drawn thousands each year for a weekend of Florida fun. Though it has undergone many changes, the festival continues to fulfill the original purposes to entertain and to give to the community. The festival has something for everyone, from live snake and reptile shows to wooden gopher turtle races, hundreds of craft booths, children’s activities, live entertainment, the five–mile Rattlesnake Run as well as a variety of foods and refreshments.
Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival (Micanopy)
Micanopy Florida is a scenic location for a fall arts and crafts festival. Micanopy is the town that time forgot. This quiet little town bustles with activity as the vendors pour into town and fill Cholokka Boulevard. Many local artists, crafters, and musicians participate in the festival, as well as other artists from across the southeast. The tradition and ever evolving quality of the show attracts a broad range of the buying public. Along with the two hundred displays of arts and crafts there are many other attractions. The main stage plays host to a variety of good time music throughout the festival and an old time auction of items donated by participating vendors on Saturday afternoon.
The Florida Seafood Festival is a two day event annually drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the historic town of Apalachicola in scenic Franklin County. The Festival is held at the mouth of the Apalachicola river under the shady oaks of Apalachicola’s Battery Park.
The festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events, Musical Entertainment. Some of the notable events include Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contest, Blue Crab Races, Photo Contest, Parade, 5k Redfish Run, The Blessing of the Fleet, History of the Festival Exhibit and Tonging For Treasure.
Stroll across 6 continents—and beyond—as you sample mouthwatering delicacies during Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Dine on delectable dishes at delightful marketplaces, including returning favorites like Canada, Greece, Germany and Appleseed Orchard.
Discover a cornucopia of cultures, cuisines and innovative cooking techniques from chefs worldwide. This food aficionado’s paradise is replete with delicious dishes, fine wine, craft beer, spirits and other beverages sure to satisfy every palate.
“This was a field trip that I attended with my daughter and we had a fabulous time! The people here were absolutely amazing, with the most incredible environment for children. They had so many activities for us to enjoy, complete with a Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch’s, Flower Gardens, farm animals, cool places to take pictures… I honestly could keep going! They have an amazingly incredible amount of activities that impressed me beyond belief ! We had a blast! It is an absolute THRILL to know that we have something this spectacular that is available for us and our families to enjoy in our community! I will go back again and again every year to this farm! It is the best farm I believe I have ever been to. A lot of hard work is put into this farm, and the wonderful people that run this place need to be recognized!” – Google Review
Here at Long and Scott Farms, located in beautiful Lake County, Florida, you will love the old-time fun of shopping at their Farmer’s Market, especially for our Kirby Pickling Cucumbers and Scott’s Zellwood Triple-Sweet Gourmet Corn and other fresh and local produce, jams and jellies, honey, sauces and various other products. You will be hankerin’ for delicious food, such as their fresh-made corn chowder, yummy sandwiches, and various other goodies from the cafe. You also can enjoy some old-fashioned fun in Scott’s Maze Adventures park (open seasonally) which features a seven-acre corn maze, jumping pillow, zip line, super slide, and more fun!
Biketoberfest® celebrates a full-throttle lifestyle born on two wheels. An estimated 100,000 motorcycle enthusiasts come together during the four-day rally each year to enjoy beautiful Florida weather, live music, motorcycle racing at Daytona International Speedway, and miles of scenic rides along famous A1A, historic Main Street or the scenic Loop during this four-day rally. Come experience the Southeast’s best motorcycle rally featuring motorcycle shows, custom bike builds and hundreds of the industry’s top vendors throughout Daytona Beach. All roads lead to this rally.
Bok Tower Gardens has offered some of Florida’s most remarkable experiences to more than 23 million visitors since 1929. Through its historic landscape gardens, unique Singing Tower carillon, magnificent 1930s Mediterranean-style mansion, and 3-acres of nature inspired play Children’s Garden, the Gardens offer unparalleled opportunities for artistic, cultural, personal and spiritual enrichment. At Bok Tower Gardens there is something to discover for visitors of all ages.
Leu Gardens teems with vigor and beauty, regardless of the season. Discover palms, cycads and flowering trees. Enjoy azaleas, vines, bromeliads and tropical philodendrons. Appreciate the sight of familiar annual flowers and the beauty of roses and camellias. Stroll under the awe-inspiring branches of camphor trees, elms and oaks. The Leu House Museum is a restored 19th century home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Four families owned the property before it opened to the public. Guided tours of the Leu House are available.