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Go PLAY! October 2022 Family Events in Orlando

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Now through October 31

Magic Kingdom
Our favorite special event is back at the Magic Kingdom. This evening celebration has the best candy, Disney parade, firework display, castle decorations and family costumes in town. Plus, after sundown is an ideal time of day to visit Magic Kingdom. No need to bring a trick-or-treat bag Disney gives you one when you enter, and you get a special treat when you leave!

Fairy Doors
Now through November 7

Leu Gardens
The great fairy migration is happening again at the beautiful Leu Gardens! Explore the 50-acre gardens to find where the fairies live by discovering whimsical doors.

SeaWorld Spooktacular
Weekends, Now through October 31
SeaWorld Orlando
Kids will love collecting ghoulish goodies as they explore SeaWorld Orlando’s fun-filled trick-or-treating trail while meeting colorful characters (like a Halloween mermaid!) along the way. Children are encouraged to dress up in costumes. Don’t miss the new Scarecrow Dance Party in Journey to Atlantis Plaza or the new cookie decorating and craft area between Sesame Street Land and Wild Arctic. Wander through the Pumpkin Garden to look for friendly pumpkin fish. Curious adventurers may even run into the Pumpkin Queen as she reads stories in the garden. Guests can purchase a scavenger hunt map and follow the clues to win amazing prizes.

Screamin’ Green Halloween
Now through October 31
Crayola Experience 

Crayola Experience is “chalk”-full of spooky happenings included with admission, such as a themed scavenger hunt, spook-tastic crafts, character photo ops, trick-or-treating on the weekends and more.

Fall on the Farm
Weekends in October
JW Marriott Orlando, Grand Lakes

Fall on the Farm will feature family-friendly offerings celebrating the season, all taking place at Whisper Creek Farm, an 18,000 sq. ft. farm located on-property at Grande Lakes Orlando. Activities include a hayride, pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving, painting workshops, arts and crafts, corn hole, maze, family games and a farmers market. The Master Falconer will visit between 12–12:30 p.m., so guests will have an opportunity to see a falcon and learn about falconry school.

Fall Festival
Now through November 13
Southern Hill Farms

What fall adventure would be complete without mouth-watering apple cider doughnuts, jolly Jumbo Jack carving pumpkins, corn maze fun, live music and s’mores around the fire pits? Admission tickets must be purchased online in advance; admission payments will NOT be accepted at the farm.

Scott’s Maze Adventures
Long and Scott Farms, Mount Dora
October 1–December 11, Saturdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sundays 12–5 p.m.

This year’s theme is the Pirates of the Corn Maze! Get lost in this 7-acre corn maze or the half-acre mini maze while learning about pirates throughout history. In addition, enjoy the fall festival, farm tours, pumpkin patch, giant playground and the brand-new game in the tree maze.

Long & Scott Corn Maze

Now through October 30
Legoland Florida, Winter Haven

Families will be screaming in excitement as they enjoy more candy, more LEGO® characters and more spell-binding surprises than ever before with 12 nights of Halloween fun – each Saturday and Sunday. This Halloween spectacular will bewitch families with amazing NEW experiences, live shows, spooky LEGO® decorations and Monster mischief around every corner – all included with general park admission and select Annual Passes.

October 19, 2022

Fall Festival
Saturdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunsational Farms
Visit the farm for some family fun this Fall. Their iconic Big Orange will be transformed into a big ol’ Jack-o-Lantern. A perfect photo opportunity for a unique, Central Florida picture. There will be multiple weekends for this Fall Festivals.

Stranger Things Teen Trivia Night
October 4, 6 p.m.
Oviedo Library, 310 Division St, Oviedo

Now that you’ve finished season four of Stranger Things, you’re ready for some trivia! There will be questions asked from all four seasons, so come eat some Eggos, compete with friends for bragging rights, or simply test your knowledge of the hit Netflix series. They will be doing trivia using Kahoot! A phone or tablet device will be needed to participate. There will be spoilers: you have been warned. Snacks will be provided. No registration required.

October 4-9, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Dr. Phillips Center

From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!

Photo by Joan Marcus

Mr. Richard’s Teatime Dance Party
Friday, October 7, 10 a.m.
Infusion Tea, College Park

Bring your tot out for some yummy brunch and dancing to Mr. Richard’s live musical performance!

Story Time & Book Signing with author John Patrick Green
Friday, October 7, 10:30 a.m.
Writer’s Block Bookstore, Winter Garden

Come join us for story time and meet author John Patrick Green to help celebrate the launch of his latest children’s book, Investigators.

Parent’s Night Out: Pizza, Cookies, Movie & More
Friday, October 7, 6:30 p.m.
The Taste of Curiosity

Drop of your kids, ages 5 and up, for an evening to watch Hocus Pocus 2 with their friends, make some pizza and decorate cookies at this new cookie studio in Oviedo.

Sherlock Holmes and The Baker Street Irregulars, and Other Tales
Presented by the CFCArts Youth Theatre Jr. Companies, Companies, and Jr. Troupe
Friday, October 7, 7 p.m. & Saturday, October 8, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Trinity Preparatory School Auditorium (Winter Park)

Sherlock Holmes is missing, and the streets of London are awash with crime. Who will save the day? The Baker Street Irregulars—a gang of street kids hired by Sherlock himself to help solve cases. Can a group of orphans, pickpockets, inventors and artists rescue the people of London? The game is afoot!

Outdoor Movie Night: Ghostbusters
Friday, October 7, 7:30 p.m.

Leu Gardens
Enjoy an outdoor movie in Orlando’s most beautiful garden. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating; alcohol is permitted. This movie is rated PG, so children under 13 years of age require an accompanying parent or adult guardian. Weather permitting.

2022 Indie-Folkfest
Saturday, October 8, 12–5 p.m.
Mennello Museum of American Art

This free family-friendly and pet-friendly outdoor event in the museum’s lakeside sculpture garden celebrates community, local artists and foodies.

October 8–30, 2022
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Explore immersive, inflatable art like you’ve never seen before! Relaxing sounds and soft lighting enhance the experience, creating a one-of-a-kind atmosphere as you explore the art from the inside, journey through a giant, inflatable garden and meet larger-than-life characters. There are three sections to this event: Architects of Art, Larger than Life Anatomy and Garden Maze. Click here for more details.

Photo: Stephen Wright

Pumpkin Patch & Ponies Festival
October 8–31, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Painted Oaks Academy

Here’s some good old-fashioned outside fun for the whole family! On weekends, families can enjoy music, vendors, a petting zoo, food and pony rides.

Autumn Art Festival
October 8 & 9, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Central Park, Winter Park

The only juried fine art festival exclusively featuring Florida artists.

Hot Wheels Race to Win
October 8January 8
Orlando Science Center

A new traveling exhibit makes its way to the Orlando Science Center. Real racing, real fast, real fun!

October 1016, 2022

Storytime at the Zoo
Wednesday, October 12, 10 a.m.
Central Florida Zoo

Enjoy animal stories at the Zoo, along with a special visit from one of the animal ambassadors. Programs will be presented by the Orange County Library System storytellers. This free program is designed for preschool-age children. No registration required.

Pig on the Pond
October 14–16, 2022
Waterfront Park, Clermont

This three-day community festival is a family-friendly event that features a carnival, pig racing, dachshund racing, a BBQ contest for restaurants and kids, live entertainment, a kid’s zone, a chili cookoff, a prince and princess parade, spectacular fireworks and live music.

8th Annual Crooked Can Oktoberfest
October 14 – 16
Plant Street Market, Winter Garden

Live music, family-friendly activities, German-inspired dishes, and plenty of beer, including special brews on tap from Crooked Can Brewery.

37th Annual Fall Festival
October 15 & 16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter

This weekend of family fun activities will include the BEST tractor-pulled hayrides in town, a picture-perfect pumpkin patch, horse & pony rides, pumpkin painting, bounce houses, face painting, food trucks and more. Tickets and wristbands for activities will be available for purchase the day of the event.

Winter Springs Festival of the Arts
October 15 & 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Winter Springs Town Center
Meet local artist, enjoy great food and drinks and incredible music. Plus, there will be a kids area that you won’t want to miss!

Gators, Ghosts and Goblins
October 15–30, 2022

Many activities will be on the schedule, including themed haunt zones, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets and the popular children’s Halloween Costume Parade with treat bags. The Halloween event is free with park admission.

Gators, Ghosts and Goblins, Gatorland

Halloween Craft
Sunday, October 16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Green Acres Farm, Oviedo
Enjoy a fun day making Halloween bookmarks, outdoors at the farm (a small family homestead). Make sure you leave time to visit with the friendly farm animals. The price is $10 per child. You can pay cash when you arrive or pre-purchase tickets through Eventbrite. Credit cards are not accepted at the farm.

Sensory Sunday: The Musical Museum
Sunday, October 16, Noon-4 p.m.
Orlando County Regional History Center

Learn about Orlando’s musical past and enjoy themed sensory activities through the museum as we explore the power of music! Presented in partnership with the Autism Society of Greater Orlando.

October 1723, 2022

Family Nutrition: Building the Basics
October 20, 6-8 p.m.
Edible Education Experience

Calling parents and teenagers! Join us at the Kitchen House as we learn how to cook delicious and nutritious food with Dr. Hanna, a local pediatrician with AdventHealth who is passionate about improving the nutritional health of families. We will learn how to choose healthier foods to cook without breaking the bank.

Fall Family Festival
October 20–23

Kit Land Nelson Park
The annual Apopka festival includes carnival rides, live music, food, vendors and more.

Sloth Days
October 2022, 2022
Wild Florida

Receive $5 off the sloth encounter, free corn on the cob from the Chomp House Grill and more!

Fall Family Festival
Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
XL Soccer World, Lake Nona

Fun for all the Family and opportunities to explore local business and support the community! Activities include raffles, bounce houses, costume contests, opportunities to explore all the best local businesses around and much more. With a variety of food vendors and a local brewery or two, there will be no shortage of options to choose from. There will also be free soccer clinics from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and there is limited space available so go to xlnona.com to register and claim your spot today!

Free Family Day
Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Art & History Museums of Maitland, Waterhouse Residence Museum
Step back in time to the Victorian period when William H. Waterhouse built the Waterhouse Residence for his family! Enjoy free Victorian crafts, a scavenger hunt and more! Space is limited, so reserve a spot for your family today.

Sugar Skull Workshop
Saturday October 22 or 29, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Our Suite Village, Oviedo Mall

Make a granulated sugar skull from scratch and learn about the Mexican traditions for Day of the Dead. (Ages 6+, Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Registration Required: https://forms.gle/dVRVUdNi3qEdT8Jb7

October 2431, 2022

Movie Under the Stars
Friday, October 28, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Town Park at Avalon Park

Bring your chairs and blankets for a double feature, starting with Zootopia at 7 p.m. and continuing with Hocus Pocus at 9 p.m.

Festival of Frights
October 28 & 29, 2022
Riverside Park, Oviedo

The family-friendly evening event features trick-or-treating, bouncing, playing and costumes.

Festival of Frights, Oviedo

Zoo Boo Bash
October 29 & 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Central Florida Zoo

This is the wildest Halloween event in town! Zoo Boo Bash provides zoo-goers with a fun, safe and not-so-scary Halloween experience. This family-friendly event will feature treat stations and several fun activities. The entire family is invited to wear their costumes to show them off. Event included in Zoo admission; annual pass holders $5 per person.

Trick or Treat Safe Zone
Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Orange County Regional History Center & Orlando Public Library

Trick or treat throughout the History Center and the Orlando Public Library and enjoy creepy crafts, candy and a scavenger hunt! Free for families with children ages 12 and under; children must be accompanied by and adult.

Day of the Dead: A Family Celebration
Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m. – Noon
Orlando Museum of Art

Commemorate your loved ones at the museum through this life-affirming celebration which has been observed for centuries recognizing the eternal cycle of life. Learn about the significance of Dia de los Muertos through a speaker, art activities, docent-guided tours of Soñadora: Yuyi Morales, dance performances and music. Guests will enjoy a heartfelt ofrenda (altar), Mexican hot chocolate, and pan de muerto (traditional Day of the Dead bread). Ticketed event.

Fall Family Play Date
Saturday, October 29, 3 p.m.
Kidz Play & Party Club, Orlando

Wear your costume and socks and enjoy live by Mr. Richards, drinks, food, treats, unlimited play time and more! Professional family pictures are from 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Call, email, or buy tickets on the website. (407-820-1026/ kidzcluborlando@gmail.com)

Hometown Harvest: A Fall Festival
Saturday, October 29, 4:30–8:30 p.m.
Central Winds Park, Winter Springs

Celebrate fall at the 16th Annual Halloween Harvest! From free hayrides to live musical performances, this event hosts a large collection of fun activities. Various vendors will be available with food, drink and other goods. Kids can also enjoy the Hay Play area and pumpkin painting!

CLUE for a Cause
Presented by the CFCArts Youth Theatre Programs
October 29, 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
First Congregational Church of Winter Park

Enjoy an evening of mystery and mayhem with the CFCArts Youth Theatre Program’s original spin on Clue! Our audience will find themselves at the center of the crime scene as they work with a tenacious team of detectives to answer the age-old question: WHODUNNIT? This interactive theatrical event includes a delicious dinner and dessert, a silent auction of intriguing items, plenty of photo ops, prizes, and other surprises. Coming in costume is highly encouraged! There will be a Family Seating at 5 p.m. for parties with Junior Detectives in tow, who will have their very own Scavenger Hunt to sleuth and prizes to claim! For those seeking a more spine-chilling experience, reserve your tickets for the Scary Seating at 7:30 p.m.!

Monster Jam
Saturday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Camping World Stadium

The most family-friendly, action-packed motorsport in the world races into Orlando for one night only. Watch the best drivers in the world and the most popular trucks tear up the dirt in intense competitions of speed and skill. It’s full throttle family fun!

Family Day: Pumpkin Party & Trick or Treating
Sunday, October 30, 124 p.m.
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company

It’s Family Day at Ivanhoe Park Brewing! Register to paint a pumpkin. Shop from vendors & enjoy food trucks. Trick or Treat amongst vendors and participate in kid activities!

Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch
Sunday, October 30, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Santa’s Farm, Eustis

This pumpkin patch has plenty of photo spots, a petting zoo, hayrides, the Jolly Acres play area, a bar & grill, pony rides and much more. Purchasing tickets online in advance of your visit guarantees that you can visit on your chosen date and time and saves you money.

Fang-tastic Fest
Sunday, October 30, 2-5 p.m.
Jeff Triplett Community Center, Sanford

Looking for something a little spooky and a lot of fun for your Halloween weekend? Load up your little ghosts and goblins and come celebrate the season with costume contests, carnival games, inflatables, and sweet treats!  

Fall Festivalbulous
Sunday, October 30

Come dressed in costume and have a spooky good time! There will be a costume contest and get the chance to win cool prizes. Every kid will receive candy!

Stories & Puppets in the Park
Monday, October 31, 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Greenwood Lakes Park, Lake Mary

We are bringing all the fun of our library storytimes out to our Seminole County Parks with Stories & Puppets in the Park! Join us on for two storytimes at 10am and 11am at Greenwood Lakes Park!

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