The month of October marks the official countdown for the cooler, crisper weather that fall brings. Fall presents even more opportunities to get outside, explore the great outdoors, start a garden and get back to harvesting fresh. From North Florida to South, from East Coast to West, no matter where you are in Florida, there’s plenty of family-friendly activities during the month of October.

Looking for something new to try? That’s great news, because we have some amazing restaurant deals to help get you excited about dining out. Want to get out an explore? There’s so much to do we had to create a completely new list…check out our Fall Fun article!

What are your favorite fairs and festivals in October? Did we miss one? Tell us about it in the comments.

Fairs and Festivals in October 2018

Oct. 1-2, 2018: 22nd Annual Americas Food and Beverage Show
Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach

Oct. 1-6, 2018: Central Panhandle Fair
Bay County, Panama City

Oct. 1-31, 2018: Destin Fishing Rodeo
Okaloosa County, Destin

Oct. 4-6, 2018: FNGLA Landscape Show
Orange County, Orlando

Oct. 5-6, 2018: 22nd Annual Florida Scallop & Music Festival
Gulf County, Port St. Joe

Oct. 5-7, 2018: 40th Annual Destin Seafood Festival
Okaloosa County, Destin

Oct. 6, 2018: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s 80th Annual Member’s Day Plant Sale
Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables

Oct. 6, 2018: 30th Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival
Levy County, Williston

Oct. 6-7, 2018: 29th Annual Jay Peanut Festival
Santa Rosa County, Jay

Oct. 6-7, 2018: Datil Pepper Festival
St. Johns County, St. Augustine

Oct. 11-21, 2018: Northeast Florida Fair
Nassau County, Callahan

Oct. 12-14, 2018: 21st Annual Greek Festival
St. Johns County, St. Augustine

Oct. 13, 2018: 15th Annual Taste of Tamarac
Broward County, Tamarac

Oct. 13, 2018: 13th Annual ButterflyFest
Alachua County, Gainesville

Oct. 13, 2018: Grovetoberfest
Miami-Dade County, Miami

Oct. 13-14, 2018: Redland GrowFest
Miami-Dade County, Redland

Oct. 13-14, 2018: USF Botanical Gardens 26th Annual Fall Plant Festival
Hillsborough County, Tampa

Oct. 13-14, 2018: Treasure Coast Marine Flea Market & Seafood Festival
Indian River County, Vero Beach

Oct. 14, 2018: Annual SAiRA Food & Wine Festival
St. Johns County, St. Augustine

Oct. 16-20, 2018: South Beach Seafood Festival
Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach

Oct. 18-19: Sixth annual (FANN) Native Plant Show
Manatee County, Palmetto

Oct. 18-28, 2018: Greater Hillsborough County Fair
Hillsborough County, Dover

Oct. 18-28, 2018: Pensacola Interstate Fair
Escambia County, Pensacola

Oct. 19-21, 2018: Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival
Okaloosa County, Niceville

Oct. 19-29, 2018: Alachua County Fair
Alachua County, Gainesville

Oct. 20-21, 2018: Cedar Key Seafood Festival
Levy County, Cedar Key

Oct. 20-21, 2018: Annual Coconut Grove Seafood Festival
Miami-Dade County, Coconut Grove

Oct. 20-21, 2018: Annual Rattlesnake and Music Festival
Pasco County, San Antonio

Oct. 21, 2018: Pensacola Beach Art and Wine Festival
Escambia County, Pensacola Beach

Oct. 25, 2018: Sabor y Vino’ – Latin Food & Wine Festival
Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Gardens

Oct. 25-28, 2018: Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival
Pinellas County, Madeira Beach

Oct. 26-27, 2018: Annual Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
Orange County, Orlando

Oct. 26-28, 2018: Annual Naples Stone Crab Festival
Collier County, Naples

Oct. 26-Nov. 11, 2018: Annual Space Coast State Fair
Brevard County, Viera

Oct. 27, 2018: St. Marks Stone Crab Festival
Wakulla County, St. Marks

Oct. 27, 2018: 13th Annual Central Florida Veg Fest
Orange County, Orlando

Oct. 27-Nov. 3, 2018: Columbia County Fair
Columbia County, Lake City

Oct. 31-Nov. 11, 2018: Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair
Duval County, Jacksonville

Ongoing Celebrations:

Aug. 17-Oct. 31, 2018: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Orange County, Orlando

Aug. 30-Nov. 12, 2018: Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Orange County, Lake Buena Vista

Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2018: 3rd Annual WineDine KeyWest
Monroe County, Key West