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Halloween and Fall Family Fun in Jacksonville :: A Family Guide

​It's time for back to school and that means pumpkin spice lattes, fall festivals, corn mazes, and Halloween fun are right around the corner! And maybe cooler weather will be close behind? A Floridian can hope, right?! Scroll down for all the events around town and check back as more and more organizations have their plans finalized because we'll be adding hundreds of events through the season! 

​From trick or treating in downtown Jacksonville, to Halloween craft events, to party at local small businesses, our Halloween and Trick or Treating Events page has the scoop on all the family friendly trick or treating fun! Click here or the photo above for the entire list!

​There is nothing like making family memories on a local farm! During fall, three farms open for corn mazes! Many have activities, pumpkins, rides, animals, a playground, and concessions. Don't forget to pose for a family photo on a hay bale surrounded by pumpkins! 

Conner's A-Maze-Ing Acres is north of Jacksonville and opens on September 29 to the public on Saturdays only. It features a hayride where you can feed cows on the way to the corn maze. They have a beautiful long barn (old chicken coop) for shade and eating yummy bar-b-q with plenty of farm style activities like a corn bin for kids, life sized games, and a farm market. The playground is my kids' favorite with a big mound of dirt with a slide and huge see saws!

Sykes Family Farms opens October 6th in Elkton, Florida, just west of St. Augustine. It has a Menorcan themed maze design and new this year they will have most of the activities FREE with the entry fee! They have a hay ride through the working farm, a play ground, petting zoo, and kid friendly maze. We've got the list of local mazes and all the info HERE or you can and you can click the photo above!

From Oktoberfest celebrations to food festivals, to farmers market fall celebrations, to the Jacksonville Fair, you'll want to mark your calendar for all the fall festivals! Find the list by clicking the photo above or clicking right here!

Carving pumpkins is a quintessential part of Halloween fun. Many are open starting in September and have fun activities, mazes, photo props, and more family fun. It is fun just to go for a visit well before you purchase your pumpkin! Then go back to find your perfect round, tall, big pumpkin to carve closer to the holiday. Find all the patches around town by clicking the photo above or right here!

​We love free fun...but we especially love free food! Many businesses will be offering kids eat free programs on Halloween! Many of these a are decided two weeks before Halloween so be sure to check out all of the specials by clicking the photo as the day gets closer or clicking here. We'll be working hard to get those live as soon as we confirm!

For daily family fun throughout fall, be sure to visit our Jacksonville family calendar daily! It has FREE fun, events, and more so you will be in the know for fall. Also, be sure to find more family fun and tag us with #fun4firstcoastkids or @fun4firstcoastkids on social media!

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