Top Fall Festivals In South Florida

September 5, 2016 12:00 PM

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival (Source: http://www.coconutgrovepumpkinpatch.com)

From craft beer to pumpkin patches, South Florida is not lacking in the fall festivals coming to town this year. Whether you have a family or are a single, each of the top fall festivals below has something for everyone. They all provide not just fun times but a great way to get into the fall season spirit. So don’t miss these awesome festivals running this fall season throughout South Florida.
Grovetoberfest
Peacock Park
2820 McFarlane Road
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 461-2700
www.grovetoberfest.com

Also known as the Miami Craft Beer Festival, Grovetoberfest takes place on October 15, 2016. This fun festival showcases the best craft beer throughout South Florida as well as offering plenty of beers brewed around the country and globe. Ticket prices range from $40 to $90 depending on which ‘level’ ticket you buy. Please note this event is only open to those who are 21 or older. Don’t forget to ‘like’ them on Facebook as well for updates and news on the event.

Oakland Park Oktoberfest
Jaco Pastorius Park
4000 N. Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL 33334
(954) 630-4502
www.oaklandparkfl.gov

The 12th annual Oakland Park Oktoberfest, presented by Funky Buddha Brewery, takes place on Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. Oktoberfest is an annual fall festival and celebrates German culture. The Oakland Park Oktoberfest will have everything from authentic German-style beers and food to live German music, as well as tons of fun activities like stein races, an apple strudel eating contest and Bavarian folk dancers. Ticket prices are a flat $5 for anyone 12 and older. Check out their website for additional details on this fun event.

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival
Regatta Park
2699 S.W. 27th Ave.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(877) 471-8499
www.coconutgrovepumpkinpatch.com

Taking place on Oct. 21 through 23, the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival is sure to get South Florida residents and visitors in the fall spirit. The fall fun includes: a pumpkin patch, carnival for all ages, corn and hay bale maze, pumpkin food court and beer bars and much more. A 1 day entrance fee ticket is $15 for ages 2 and up (under 2 is free) or families can purchase a ‘WonderFALL Family 4 Pack’ which is $60 for four general admission tickets. Be sure to ‘like’ them on Facebook or visit their website for more information and details on this fun fall festival.

Related: Ask A South Florida Expert: Preparing For Fall Fashion

South Beach Seafood Festival
Lummus Park
7th St. and Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 00000
(305) 255-3500
www.sobeseafoodfest.com

No South Florida festival list would be complete without a seafood festival. The 4th annual South Beach Seafood Festival, also known as SOBE Seafood Festival, takes place on October 22, 2016 from 12 to 7 p.m. with an VIP Ticket Extended Party following the festival until 11 p.m. SOBE Seafood Festival will showcase food from 17 local restaurants, including CJ’s Crab Shack, Poseidon, A Fish Called Avalon, Joe’s Stone Crabs and many more. In addition to serving food there will also be live music, a Whole Foods demo zone, beer garden, and of course the beach. General admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $150. For the latest updates follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Harvest Festival
Flamingo Gardens
3750 S. Flamingo Road
Davie, FL 33330
(954) 473-2955
www.flamingogardens.org

Taking place at Flamingo Gardens, the Harvest Festival is a very fitting fall festival to add to the South Florida fall festivals list. It will take place Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Opening weekend of the festival will include their 7th Annual Great Scarecrow Contest. The fall festival includes tons of seasonal fun from hayrides to pumpkin patches as well as plenty pumpkin and fall inspired crafts, activities and games. Head over to their Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest news and updates on the Harvest Festival.

Related: Ask A South Florida Chef: 5 Tasty Pumpkin Dishes

Suzy Fielders is a working mom of a spirited 9 year old daughter. She has an MA in Communication Studies and BA in Psychology and Communications. She works in marketing/public relations, is a freelance writer and is very involved in the Winston-Salem community and arts & films scene.

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