It’s fall, ya’ll! I know we don’t have leaves changing here in southwest Florida but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some down home fall festival fun, am I right?!
All year long there are always SO MANY events in Sarasota but this is my favorite season to get out and attend family friendly things happening in Sarasota!
Now, because of Covid-19 a lot of fall festivals in Sarasota have been cancelled, but there are still some things going on that you can attend with your family. Make sure to click through to the links and call before you head out. There are always last minute cancellations or rain issues that I may not have updated in this post. So while I do my best to offer accurate information in each of my lists, I always suggest checking with the venues before visiting.
I will divide the fall festivals in Sarasota County by cities Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton and North Port. Keep scrolling to find the city you are looking for!
Fall Festivals in Bradenton
If you are looking for a great pumpkin festival in Bradenton, you need to head over to Hunsader Farms! They have been doing this for years and it is so much fun. There will be hayrides, pony rides, scarecrow displays, petting farm, children’s train ride, and more!
Admission at Hunsader Farms is $10 per person and parking is $5. (Children 10 and under are free).
If you are wondering when is Hunsader Farms doing their festival, the hours and dates are October 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25th from 9AM-5PM.
Fall Festivals in Sarasota
A super fun pumpkin festival in Sarasota is Fruitville Grove. There is so much to do at this festival including a free children’s costume contest, daily shows, pony rides, train ride, butterfly garden and more!
This is a bonus because it’s one of the only free festivals in Sarasota and surrounding areas. But there is a $5 fee to park.
The farm market (including pumpkins) is open 9am-6pm but the festival is on the weekends starting October 3rd.
These are the fall festivals going on in the Sarasota area this season, but there are also a TON of Halloween events in Sarasota. Click the picture below to get a big list of Halloween events in Bradenton, Sarasota, North Port and Venice!
If you want to buy a pumpkin in Southwest Florida, but don’t necessarily want to go to a fall festival, click the following picture for a big list of where to buy a pumpkin!