Tallahassee Festivals

Tallahassee Festivals taking place this year

Discover Tallahassee festivals and other exciting outdoor activities this fall.

Fall is officially here! The weather is cooler, the leaves are slowly changing from green to orange and football is finally back at FSU and FAMU. Fall also means festival season has returned to Tallahassee. While some events have been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19, there are a number of awesome outdoor activities open to the public. Many of the event organizers are putting social distancing and other safety measures in place, so grab your sweater, a pumpkin spice latte and join in on the fall festivities. 

Farm Tour 2021

Enjoy Farm Tours

Farm Tour 2021 is the perfect outdoor weekend for the entire family! This free event includes 30 farms, located throughout the Leon/Jefferson county area, with more than 40 participating vendors. Visit local area farms and ranches, sample delicious homemade treats, pet the farm animals, and pick fresh fruit right from the tree. 

Hosted October 9th & 10th, this is the 14th annual event. You can access the full program here and decide which farms you want to visit this year. There will be hayrides, mazes, and more. 

All activities primarily take place outside, however, some sites may have mask requirements or social distancing measures in place if there’s crowding or concern for contamination. For more details and updates, visit the Farm Tour 2021 Facebook page here.

3rd Annual Tallahassee Beer Festival

3rd Annual Tallahassee Beer Festival

Come taste all of the best brews at Tallahassee’s 3rd annual Beer Festival! With 60+ breweries showing out for this event, there will be almost 200 different types of ales, meads, ciders, sparkling sodas, and wines to taste. Upon arrival, tasting cups will be handed out to everyone for endless refills. Don’t wanna mix your ciders and wines? No worries – there are rinse sprayers to make sure your palette stays cleansed. 

This event will take place on November 7th from 3:00 to 6:30 at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Food vendors will be set up throughout the event space to wash down the ale. And if you’re feeling energetic (and a bit adventurous), Tomahawks 51 will be on-site, so practice your best ax-throwing form and have fun!

Tickets are available now. Visit their website for more information.

Pumpkin Patch Family Fun

Annual Pumpkin Patch event

Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin Patch is no match for Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church’s Family Fun Pumpkin Patch. Starting October 9th, every Saturday in October, bring the family to enjoy some fall fun festivities at the Pumpkin Patch. There will be a multitude of pumpkins to pick from with many of the best attractions like pony rides, a bouncy house, and concession stands lining the field!

For more details visit their website.

FSU’s Flying High Circus Halloween Show

FSU's Flying High Circus Halloween Show

Partake in an annual Tallahassee tradition; 75 years of Florida State University’s Flying High Circus! This family-friendly spooktacular event features skeletons and zombies performing tricks that are sure to thrill you. Spanning 2 weekends, October 29th and 30th and November 4th and 5th, be sure to get your tickets early as you won’t want to miss this ghoulish spectacle. 

Tickets are available now. Visit their website for more information.


Dog Halloween costume contest

Sponsored by STAR 98.9, get ready for the 33rd annual Dog-O-Ween on Sunday, October 24th from 10 am to 2 pm. Dress up your pet in the cutest or scariest costume and you could win a prize. While judges deliberate, there will be tons of entertainment, music, food, and prizes to keep you and the star of the show, your pet, busy.

Check it out here for reservation details.

Trough or Treat at Redemptive Love Farm

Trough or Treat at Redemptive Love Farm

Ponies, goats, and more at Redemptive Love Farm!

On Saturday, October 30th from 11 AM – 6 PM, enjoy a socially distanced trick-or-treating experience at Redemptive Love’s 12-acre farm. This is their 2nd annual Fall Festival, which will have 25+ candy stations spread throughout the farm. 

To help with social distancing, Redemptive Love Farm has designed a one-way walking path so that everyone can keep their distance while collecting their treats! Additionally, each family will be allowed two hours to complete, to ensure no crowding takes place. 

Enjoy (or participate in) a trunk decorating contest, a scarecrow contest, pony rides, and other fun fall festivities. 

Tickets are on sale now. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Movie Night at the Ballpark

Movie showing at night at FSU's ballpark

Enjoy movie night at the Ballpark! On Friday, October 29th at 7 pm, head on down to the Mike Martin Field and watch the classic Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus. Gates open at 6 pm, so grab a blanket and a chair and find the best spot on the field. If you’re interested in a more private viewing, open-air suites for up to 10 guests may be purchased ahead of time. Don’t forget to mark your calendars and grab your popcorn and candy. 

See you there! Buy your tickets in advance here.

Tallahassee Downtown Market 

Live! In Tallahassee gives a tour of the Tallahassee Downtown Farmers Market

Don’t forget about one of the oldest (and most beloved) Tallahassee festivals! Every Saturday from 9 AM – 2 PM, from now through November, you can head over to Tallahassee’s Downtown Market. Located on the corner of North Monroe and East Park Avenue, you’ll find rows of local vendors and merchants selling fresh homegrown produce, flowers, eggs, and more. There’s a small stage for live musical performances from 10:30-1:30 every Saturday, so be ready to dance or clap along to the beat. 

While this fall event does take place outdoors, according to the event Facebook page, new measures have been put into place to ensure the safety of all shoppers, so you can enjoy a worry-free experience. 

For more information, visit their Facebook page here.

Outdoor Family Programs hosted by Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center (JBYCC)

Weekly outdoor activities

Looking for an outdoor day of fun for the entire family? Look no further than the Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center’s FREE private, staff-guided educational trips for families (or friends and families) with up to 8 members. 

Do you like to spend time on the water? Or perhaps explore the trails and forests? Maybe a day fishing on the pond is what clears your mind and brings your family closer together? At JBYCC, you get to pick your area of focus for the day! Trips are available Monday – Friday through December.

You can get more details about registration, times, dates, and activity specifics on their website here.

*** PLEASE NOTE*** Event dates, times and other details may change. We have done our best to ensure this information is as accurate as possible, but we encourage you to visit each events’ webpage or contact the event coordinator for more information about each of these Tallahassee festivals.

Did we miss any Tallahassee festivals, activities or events that will be taking place in the area this year? Send an email to choosetallahassee@gmail.com and we’ll add it to our list!