Fall is a beautiful season: the sun is already not blisteringly hot but warm enough to enjoy outdoor activities in the colorful nature. There are rainy days. Nevertheless, they are still not too cold and grey.
Only because fall is followed by summer, people perceive it as something negative: the closure of the vivid summertime, the beginning of school, and the boring everydays.
Swap this depressive point of view to a more positive perspective! It could be blizzards, hail, or burning hot; as we can realize the beauties of the actual moment in that we are present, adjust us to the given situation, and fill with meaningful, motivating activities our lifetime, we can live a whole life all year long, regardless of the season, even the weather. The “Summer of ‘69 “ is already a world-famous, heart-warming memory for Bryan Adams. It’s time to make the fall of 2021 unforgettable for you!
1. Vintage season.
Fall is the season of the harvest! Festivals, parades are organized to celebrate the picking and give thanks in this vivid way for the fruits, crops. Thankfully, in the fall of 2021, these events can be held, maybe just with a slight restriction.
Oktoberfests are arranged throughout the country, especially in Florida, by the German American Society Club. Oktoberfests started in September and are continuously organized from Jacksonville to Miami until the beginning of November. Authentic German music, folk dance, traditional food and beverages (bratwurst, pretzel, and beers), games for kids and grownups entertain the guests. Participation in this fall of 2021 is conditional but still possible! Learn more on the website of the German American Society Club!
From mid-July until the 20th of November, the Walt Disney characters leave the screen and serve their guests at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Irresistible culinary specialties worldwide, delightful dishes offered on the marketplaces (Appleseed Orchard, Tangierine Café, Mac & Eats, etc.), plant-based meals, tea, spirit and wine specialties by the Impossible food, beverage seminars are on the menu. Savor the taste of the Alps, Greece, Brasil, or Ireland! Furthermore, you can enjoy additional programs like Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt and Emile’s Fromage Montage.
Another festival for the fall of 2021 is the Mount Dora Craft Fair in the historic town of Mount Dora on the 23rd and 24th of October this year. At the most popular Arts & Craft Festival of America, around 400 craft vendors offer their fine and fun crafts to admire and even buy them. Moreover, musicians, performers, and other artists are entertaining kids and grownups alike. Mouth-watering festival foods and beverages are going to be prepared for the visitors as well.
2. Gifts of the season.
Besides food and wine, beer, arts & craft festivals, there are some more funny events organized in the fall of 2021 in Florida! If you are an ever kid, let’s visit the Partin Ranch Corn Maze, where you can return back to your childhood, and re-experience the pumpkin preparation, “travel” on barrel train, ride the hay, or try to find the way out from the corn maze. With adult height, this latest challenge is supposed to be easier than decades ago. Partin Ranch is awaiting its guests every weekend of October in the fall of 2021. If you would like to have some more excitement, for an extra fee, you can even ride the pony! Have fun!
Similar seasonal activities are provided by the Sweet Season Farm, Milton, with local specialties like cow train and sunflower speedway.
If you visit Mount Dora to admire the arts & craft festival, don’t miss Scott’s Maze Adventures! The theme of fall 2021 is Dinosaurus. Children can jump on the giant jumping pillows, play on a castle-like playground, and slide down the 60ft long slide. All ages can learn different farming techniques, the Farm to Table process, and, of course, searching for the way out from the corn maze.
4. Halloween is knocking on the door!
Approaching the end of October, the thrilling nights do the same. Prepare your soul for the spooky holiday with the various programs provided in fall 2021.
Do a time travel back to the heydays of the circus entertainment, when a mysterious traveling circus suddenly appeared. Ghost clowns, freaks, strange performers made people think that evil spirits possessed the circus. In fall 2021, you have the chance to reveal the suspicious history of the Haunted Circus Miami!
Do you need more adventure and enigmas? Let’s visit American Escape Rooms! In three cities each (Tallahassee, Tampa, Orlando), you can choose from 4 different escape rooms to challenge your mind, bravery, and problem-solving skills. You can save the world from a nuclear bomb (BOMB!); outsmart a mad professor (MADNESS!); get lost in the recesses of the mind (TWISTED!), and find the solution how to combat zombie’s attacks (VIRUS!)
Besides mind-boggling puzzles, fearfulness, and mystique, escape games improve your self-awareness, stress-handling skills and provide you with an excellent opportunity to strengthen the bond between you and your friends.
Are you already scared enough? Do you need something lighter? Then the Candlelight Concert suits you. Haunted Halloween Classics will be performed by great musicians at the Coral Gables Congregational Church at 3010 De Soto Boulevard on the evening of the 28th of October in the suspicious light of flickering candles. Ghost be with you!
+1 A late fall opportunity.
Between November and March is the time to visit a lovely, endangered, gentle giant, the Manatee (Sea Cow). During these months, this primarily herbivorous marine mammal spends its winter holiday in Florida’s water. Meet with them at plenty of locations throughout the state, like Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center, Manatee Springs State Park, Chiefland, or the Manatee Lagoon, An FPL Eco-Discovery Center, West Palm Beach!
Are you still regretting the end of the summertime? I honestly hope that this guide has managed to open your eyes to realize the wonders of this season! Make these months of fall 2021 unforgettable, everlasting memory for you!