Admission to ButterflyFest, set for Oct. 12 in Gainesville, is free. Entry to the Butterfly Rainforest and the Crocs exhibits cost $14 and $8 for adults, respectively. But admission to both costs just $19.50, a $2.50 savings. / Contributed

Who doesn’t like to save money — especially when you can enjoy yourself while doing so? So here is a list of events in October that give discounts for buying in advance, for attending more than once, or for military service.

In some cases, due to the number of discounts an event provides, not all discounts are shown; so please visit the website provided. In almost all cases, advance-purchase deadlines apply, so visit the website early. (Editor’s note: These lists will grow longer as the “tourist season” progresses. Prices do not include sales tax or, if applicable, gratuity.)


ButterflyFest; Oct. 12; Gainesville; Admission to ButterflyFest is free. Entry to the Butterfly Rainforest and the Crocs exhibits cost $14 and $8 for adults, respectively; or $19.50 for admission to both. Please visit the website shown above for complete info on other discounts available.

Redland GrowFest; Oct. 19-20; Redland; Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door; children 11 and under free.


Northeast Florida Fair; Oct. 10-20; Callahan; Discounts are given each day of the fair; visit the website for info. In addition, ride tickets and family ride-ticket packages will be sold daily on the Midway; the more tickets you buy at once, the more you save.

Greek Festival, Oct. 11-13; St. Augustine; General admission costs $5. Those 14 and under — and active-duty military members and their families with ID — are admitted free.

Taste of Tamarac; Oct. 12; Tamarac. Advance online tickets are $8 per adult, $4 for children 6 to 12, and under 6 free until Oct. 5; to buy them, visit After that, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for 6 to 12.

Indiantown Rodeo; Oct. 18-19; Indiantown: Advance tickets are $18; $25 at gate; visit

Boggy Fest; Oct. 18-20; Niceville; Two pre-sale weekend passes are available: VIP parking costs $25; a weekend pass costs $30. (Single-day tickets cost $15, Friday; $20, Saturday; and $15, Sunday.)

South Florida Seafood Festival; Oct. 19-20; Miami; Visit the website to buy advance tickets for $14 (general admission) and $22 (family pack) through Oct. 20.