Fall Festivals in Fort Myers
The North can keep its falling leaves and chilly air, because the fall festivities throughout Fort Myers’ islands, beaches and neighborhoods keep spirits warm and smiles bright. From lively Oktoberfests to fun-filled festivals and haunted hayrides, activities for everyone bring out the best of the fall season.
Farmer Mike’s Annual Fall Festival & Corn Mazes
During the month of October, Farmer Mike’s U Pick delights with its annual Fall Festival & Corn Mazes. Find an abundance of pumpkins and enjoy a good old-fashioned hayride. Families can enjoy the twists and turns of the 5-acre Daytime Corn Maze or bring a flashlight to try to solve the puzzle once the sun has set. The 10-acre Haunted Corn Maze brings frights and elicits screams from those who want to test their wits and their nerves.
Oktoberfest at Millennial Brewing Co.
This family- and dog-friendly festival is the only craft beer–based Oktoberfest celebration held in downtown Fort Myers over one glorious October weekend. Sip on seasonal pumpkin ales, authentic Märzen and other Bavarian brews, ciders, and more while listening to live music. Dine your way through food trucks serving up traditional German favorites, hot pretzels and other treats. Test your skills with ax throwing or throw down in the Stein Hoisting Competition.
Southern Fresh Farms Fall Festival
Every weekend in October, this family-focused fall festival offers hayrides, face painting and a petting zoo full of cute and cuddly animals. Take a walk through the pumpkins to find the perfect one for your jack-o’-lantern, pie or fall decorations, or grab a drink at the Crazy Dingo, the onsite brewery.
Cape Coral’s Annual Oktoberfest
Don your dirndl and put on your polka shoes! Every year, the German American Social Club (GASC) hosts the area’s largest Oktoberfest in Cape Coral during the last two weekends of October. Enjoy the outdoor biergarten and festival tent with three stages featuring nonstop live music and two dance floors. Try authentic German food in von Steuben Hall, which features schnitzel, bratwurst, potato pancakes, and more. Everyone’s stein can get filled with imported German beer and domestic beer, German wine and spirits, and plenty of non-alcoholic beverages. Additional food vendors, a carnival area for kids with rides and games, handmade crafts from GASC members, and other vendors and exhibitors round out the Oktoberfest offerings.
Lakes Park’s Scarecrows in the Park
Every fall, Lakes Park is dotted with highly decorated, themed scarecrows. As part of its annual Scarecrows in the Park competition, teams and individuals put their creativity to the test. These delightful designs are on display in the park for the last two weeks of October and are judged by a local panel who award “A Party in the Park” to the winners.
Oktoberfest at Fort Myers Brewing Co.
This four-day Oktoberfest features 30+ beers — some of which are only available during certain hours on certain days. Be sure to check this year’s schedule so you don’t miss out on a brew before it taps out! Full of uniquely crafted beer, with a food truck lineup and lots of live music, there’s no shortage of fun for families (and pups!).
Springtime Farms Adventure Park’s Fall Adventure Festival
Beginning the last weekend of September and lasting through the end of October, the Fall Adventure Festival has something for everyone with over 30 activities, a petting zoo and pumpkin patch, as well as food trucks, vendors, hayrides, and waterslides on the weekends. For those looking for spooks, the Haunted Palm Tree Maze, Haunted Trail and Haunted Hay Ride bring out the ghouls and ghosts.
Annual South Cape Business Trick-or-Treat & Fall Festival
Downtown South Cape becomes a trick-or-treat haven for costumed kids and their families the Saturday before Halloween. Along with a map of participating trick-or-treating businesses, kids can enter a photo booth contest and costume contest with prizes. A fall festival with food trucks, face painters, vendors and more are set up in the downtown area, with some businesses hosting their own special events.