With the onset of fall, many places that you have already visited may sparkle with new colors, most likely this will not be in the literal sense, as Southwest Florida continues to delight us with summer weather.
Fall in Fort Myers is full of outdoor festivals and activities, here are the most popular of them:
Make sure to stop by at Farmer Mike’s Annual Fall Festival & Corn Mazes. Every weekend at the Bonita Springs and Fort Myers farm locations, you can choose your favorite pumpkin and hop on a hayride. The 5-acre corn maze is always a challenge, especially after dark when flashlights only illuminate your path. If you looking for a real challenge try to handle the hounded 10-acre corn maze filled with your worst nightmares coming to life at the Bonita Springs location.
For more fall flavors visit Southern Fresh Farms Fall Festival with farm-fresh food and a brewery. Every weekend in October, this family-friendly festival celebrates with pumpkins, hayrides and a petting zoo. Check the website and social media pages for the most up to date schedule.
What better way to celebrate the best of October? One of the most anticipated fall festivals is old-fashioned Oktoberfest at the German American Social Club of Cape Coral. This popular annual party features parades, German live bands, dancing, cultural displays, lots of food and even more beer.
Lakes Park is a perfect location for The Fall Festival. Take your time to experience all kinds of seasonal fun such as hayrides, pumpkin patches, blow-up displays, games and more. The annual scarecrow decorating contest adds an element of creativity and decorations can be found throughout the park. It's a good time to take a 15-minute miniature train ride past a small scale village and its spooky landscape. The 2.5 miles of paved and unpaved paths at Lakes Park include workout stations, encounters with wildlife, and boat and bike rentals too.
If you love history and are full of desire to learn about it then you are in the right place. Downtown Fort Myers has quite a rich history and True Tours is a fun way to learn about it. Local experts regale visitors with intriguing information about the city's famous residents, old buildings and historical events. Every Fall these tours become something intriguing. Introducing the Haunted History Tour. Whether you are a believer in the unseen or not, this 90-minute evening-into-night stroll and ghost tour through our historic district is fun. Learn some of the documented, as well as the undocumented history of this very peculiar little town. Who knows what unsettling images your camera may record. If you don't capture a ghost, the tour does allow time for you to grab great shots of the charming downtown streets and architecture.
The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers make learning fun. Spanning over 100 acres with elevated boardwalks and a museum, this interactive education center allows families to get up close and personal with some of Florida's native creatures, including snakes and alligators. There's also a stunning butterfly aviary and the Audubon Aviary, which houses permanently injured birds of prey like hawks, bald eagles and owls. The planetarium offers an exciting celestial experience for all ages. There are stargazing programs and nighttime laser light shows, the show featuring the music of Pink Floyd being among the most popular. If you happen to be in town for Halloween, the Haunted Walk through the dark swampy trails is sure to get your adrenaline up.
Another event worth visiting is FRIGHT NIGHT at Bay Oaks Recreational Campus, Fort Myers Beach.
The event is on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.
Admission is free. Enjoy a costume contest, TRUNK OR TREAT, multiple bounce houses, community organizations, food and music!
Enjoy these fall activities and include some nice at the beach while your at it.
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