The Grove of Fruitville
Every weekend in October, 7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, (941) 377-0896
Pumpkin Fest 2021 at Fruitville Grove is scheduled every Saturday and Sunday in October. Festival opening hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission includes access to the children’s playground and petting zoo, live music, the Torres Family Circus show, photo ops and costume contests. Also enjoy hay and pony rides, a bounce house, and vendor stalls. The farm market will also be open. Free entry; parking is $ 5.
Port Nord Autumn Festival
Saturday October 2 4970 boul. of the Town Hall, North Port
Head to the North Port Town Lawn for a fall-themed fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Peruse local vendors, shop for crafts and goods, and enjoy food and drink trucks. A children’s costume parade will take place at 12 noon, with prizes for first, second and third place.
Old Miakka Fall Hootenanny
Sunday October 3, 15800 Wilson Road, Sarasota
The Old Miakka School will be hosting an event on Sunday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a silent auction, vendor kiosks, live music by the Dunn Deal and more. The event will benefit the restoration of the old school. Free entry.
The Meadows Fall Festival
Saturday October 16, 3101 Longmeadow, Sarasota, (941) 371-6000
The Meadows Country Club will be hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $ 5 for ages 10 and over; children under 10 are free. Children will enjoy a bouncy house, hay rides, face painting and games. Live entertainment and crafts for the whole family. Food and drink available for purchase. Register here.
Saturday-Sunday October 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31, 5500 County Road 675, Bradenton, (941) 322-2168
The 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Hunsader Farms will be held Saturday through Sunday, October 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Following. Admission is $ 12 and parking is $ 5; children 10 and under are free.
Fall Festival in the University City Center
Saturday-Sunday October 23-24, 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (727) 674-1464
This first annual fall festival will take place at the University Town Center Mall and will feature carnival rides, a pumpkin patch, trunk or treat options for the kids, a pumpkin show, an animal costume contest. company and market vendors. Also enjoy food trucks and a beer garden. Free entry.
Humane Society Harvest Festival
Saturday October 23, 2515 14th St. W., Bradenton, (941) 747-8808
The Humane Society of Manatee County is hosting a Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Donations of pet food will be accepted. Free entry.