9 ways to celebrate fall in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s fall, y’all. And while changing leaves and cooler weather may be too much to ask for in Central Florida, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate the season.

Channel 9 compiled a list below of 9 ways to celebrate fall in Central Florida:


Scott’s Maze Adventures

Long & Scott Farms will host its annual fall corn maze starting Oct. 1. The farm will offer a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay rides/farm tours and more! This year’s corn maze theme is pirates. Click here for more information.

Southern Hill Farms Fall Festival

Southern Hill Farms is hosting its annual Fall Festival from Sept. 24 to Nov. 13. The farm is closed Monday through Wednesday and open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets must be purchased online in advance for all guests 3 and older and are required for entrance onto the farm. Children 2 and under are free and do not need an admission ticket to enter. The event will feature apple-cider doughnuts, carving pumpkins and s’mores around the fire pits. Tickets and more information can be found here.

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Enjoy a fall-themed coffee drink

Whether you want to sweat it out with a hot latte or cool off with a cold brew, plenty of Orlando-area coffee shops have fall-themed beverages for you to sip this season. Click here for a list.

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A Lot of Pumpkins pumpkin patch

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest is hosting its “A Lot of Pumpkins” pumpkin patch and activities. The event runs weekends beginning Sept. 24 through Oct. 30 and Thursdays and Fridays in October. Click here for more information.

Spooktacular at SeaWorld

SeaWorld Orlando’s family-friendly Halloween event is back for some seasonal fun. Spooktacular will run on select days through Oct. 31. Read more here.

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Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights is back at Universal Orlando Resort. This year’s event features 10 haunted houses, five scare zones, shows and more. Read more about the event here.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is back at Magic Kingdom. The after-hours and specially ticketed event brings out the ghouls and ghosts for a night of gently frightening fun for all ages. Read more here.

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Go to the beach

It may be fall, but this is Florida after all. It’s beach weather more often than not year-round. Snap a picture and rub it not-so-subtly in the faces of your friends and family up north.

The Haunted Road, A Drive-Thru Halloween Experience

The Haunted Road – Human Slaughterhouse Edition includes a 25-minute drive down an all-new route of The Haunted Road to witness spine-chilling phantom sightings. At the end of the road, guests can park their vehicle to walk through a human slaughterhouse and then enjoy a chilling “Afterlife Party.” Click here for tickets and more information.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.