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 2020
Farm Tour 2020 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.
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 2020 Facebook page here.
Drive-in Movie at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
Missing the movies? Downtown Tallahassee has got you covered! On Friday, October 16th, enjoy a movie from the comfort of your own car! The event starts at 7 PM, but get there early for a little pre-show entertainment. The event is free, but you’ll need to register in advance, so grab your candy, some popcorn and mark your calendar.
To register, click here. See you at the drive-in!
AAA Tree Experts’ Tallahassee Fall Festival
Looking for Tallahassee festivals that Fido can participate in too? Then mark your calendar for Saturday, October 17th. AAA Tree Experts are hosting the grand opening of their new Garden Center and there will be plenty of fun activities for everyone. Lawn games, pumpkin painting, fun photo ops and more. Enjoy cheeseburgers, sweets, and drinks from the Street Chefs food truck, which is onsite from 11 AM – 2 PM. Additionally, fruit trees and fall flowers will be discounted.
There will be handwashing and hand sanitizing stations at this outdoor event, and the staff will wipe down high-touch areas throughout the afternoon.
For more information, visit their Facebook page here.
Capital Craft Fest
Crafters rejoice! This event was previously scheduled for spring but it was postponed due to COVID-19. It will now take place this October 17th from 10 AM – 4 PM at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. This is the perfect event for those looking to support local businesses and get a head start on holiday shopping. One-of-a-kind handmade items from ornaments and candles to homemade candy and jewelry will be available for purchase.
This event is one for the kids, as there will be a number of activities specifically for the under-10 crowd as well.
For more information and updates concerning the event, visit the event Facebook page, here.
French Country Flea Market
Head to the French Country Flea Market at the Sweet South Cottage Farms (located at 6007 Veterans Memorial Drive) on October 23rd and 24th for an amazing fall festival experience! Building on nine years of successful events, this one-of-a-kind market brings together some of the best vendors in our area, showcasing antique and vintage curiosities, hand-painted shabby-chic furniture, architectural salvage, up-cycled treasures, hand-made jewelry, local art, personal care products, adult and children’s clothing and accessories, and mouth-watering delights. This is SO MUCH MORE than a craft show! The vendors sell and produce heirloom-quality goods.
Due to COVID-19, numerous safety measures have been put into place including: spacing out booths, wearings masks in crowds (the event is outdoors, but if there are folks within 6 feet, you’ll be asked to wear a mask), setting up numerous sanitization stations around the event, and working with vendors on touchless transaction options.
For more information about this fall event taking place in Tallahassee, visit their facebook page here.
Trough or Treat at Redemptive Love Farm
On Saturday, October 31st from 10 AM – 6 PM, enjoy a socially distanced trick-or-treating experience at Redemptive Love’s 12-acre farm. This is their 1st annual Fall Festival, which will have 50 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, only 50 families will be allowed in each hour, to ensure no crowding takes place.
Enjoy (or participate in) a trunk decorating contest, a scarecrow contest, pony rides, and more.
Tickets go on sale on October 9th. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Tallahassee Downtown 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, 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)
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 18. 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 email@example.com and we’ll add it to our list!