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FALLing in love with Winter Haven

Winter Haven, FL is not only a popular destination for retirees to live but it is also smack dab in the center of the state, the perfect location to enjoy seasonal festivities! While there are also major theme parks and attractions to enjoy throughout the autumn months, below is a list of favorite local events. From festivals and concerts to art shows and outdoor activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. See what your retirement has in store as we guide you through the top fall events near in Winter Haven, Florida:

Polk State’s Annual FallFest

Thousands trek to the campus each second Saturday in October to enjoy the event that features a craft show, the Kids Zone, music, police and EMS demonstrations, the Pumpkin Patch, food, the Haunted House, and more!

Silver Moon Drive-In Halloween Series

Enjoy a series of Halloween events at Silver Moon Drive-In in Lakeland. Featuring movies like Labyrinth, Ghostbusters, Christine,  Gremlins, Little Shop of Horror, Lost Boys, Nightmare on Elm Street,  Black Phone, Belko Experiment, Frankenstein, Wolf-Man, and more!

Fall into the Gardens

Visit Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales and let your imagination take flight this fall. The Central Florida attraction is offering a new season of educational programs, workshops, and special events. Explore how our connection to bees, butterflies, and birds powers the world around us. View all the upcoming fall events here!

Harvest Holler Corn Maze

Located in Polk City, Harvest Holler Corn Maze is fun for the whole family! This event features a corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, a pumpkin patch, and so much more!

The Haunting of River Ranch

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo is bringing back a thrilling event this Halloween season! Experience a haunted hayride that uncovers a bone-chilling tale never-before-heard at the ranch. Grab a friend and make your way, twisting and turning, through a haunted house. Then, visit a family-friendly county fair in your fall best to pose for pictures and pick out your favorite gourds. Book an accommodations package to receive discounted tickets and a $25 daily food & beverage credit.

Oktoberfest - Downtown Winter Haven

Main Street Winter Haven's 16th Annual Oktoberfest presented by Victor Smith Law Group will kick off October 6th at 6:00 PM in Central Park - complete with over 40 Florida Craft, local, and German beers! Buy a tasting ticket and sample as many of the beers as you'd like!