26 Oct Upcoming Fall & Halloween Events in Southwest Florida
Fall season is in full swing and that means pumpkin spice and Halloween scares. There are many things happening in the area to celebrate this exciting season (especially during the upcoming Halloween weekend!). There is something for everyone, whether you’re celebrating with children as they show off their costumes and stock up on candy, looking for a pumpkin brew and a good scare, or just want some fall arts and festivities. Here’s just a taste of the seasonal events happening in Southwest Florida.
Oktoberfest | October 27 – 29
German American Social Club
2101 Pine Island, Cape Coral, FL
Every year in October, the German American Social Club organizes Munich in Cape Coral. The Cape Coral Oktoberfest is the largest party of the year in the community! It is the event for fun, good food, freshly poured domestic and German beer, live music on several stages, laughter, and dancing. It’s that famous German Gemütlichkeit.
Naples Stone Crab Festival | October 27 – 29
Tin City & Naples Bayfront
The annual Stone Crab Festival is a weekend of food and fun starring, of course, the stone crab. It’s also your chance to explore the beautiful Naples waterfront with activities on land and by water in and around Bayfront, Port of Naples Marina, Tin City, and Naples Transportation and Tours General Store/Heritage Museum.
Naples Haunted “Gross” House | October 27 & 28
Collier County Fairgrounds
751 N 39th Ave NE, Naples, FL
This annual haunted house is in the memory of Collier County Fair board member Cheryl Gross. The event raises money for the Making Life “Fair” Fundraiser. You and your family can enjoy a haunted hayride, pony rides, kid’s games, a cake walk, and food vendors. $15 admission for one walk through the Gross House.
Mike Greenwell’s 26th Annual Haunted Hike | October 27, 28, 30 & 31
Mike Greenwell’s Bat-A-Ball & Family Fun Park
35 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL
A Southwest Florida favorite returns with even more zombies, psycho killers, and creatures of the night! Get ready for Mike Greenwell’s 26th Annual Haunted Hike, taking place outdoors along the haunted trail. This is an intense event, intended to be scary, and not recommended for children. $13 general admission, $20 fast pass, and $2 for parking.
Fall and Halloween Festival | October 13 – 31
Lakes Regional Park
7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL
Fun for all ages! Bring the whole family out for these and many more fun activities: Halloween Express Train Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Inflatables, Concessions, Face Painting, and Special Appearances By “Way Too Tall Torie.” Parking during the Festival: The Sunrise Rotary will be here Friday-Sunday with a special parking rate. Monday-Thursday, the parking fee will be just $1 per hour or $5 per day.
Haunted History Tour | Now – October 31, Wednesdays & Saturdays Year-Round
The Franklin Shops
2200 First St, Fort Myers, FL
This 90-minute walking tour offers glimpses into the unseen, with stories of the reputed paranormal activity of those who cannot or will not leave the buildings in which they lived… or died. Many of our tour guests have seen “spirits,” while others have discovered unsettling images on their photographs. Whether you believe or not, this evening-into-night stroll through our historic district is fun and informative of our documented history, as well as the, well, arguable.
Zombie Paintball | October 27 & 28
Extreme Rage Paintball Park of Fort Myers
3820 Veronica S Shoemaker Blvd, Fort Myers, FL
We need your help! You will have the chance to sit down at one of our mounted machine-guns and fire away at our live zombie horde eliminating as many as you can. Admission is $30 / person and includes 140 glowing tracer rounds. These rounds have been designed in a lab by the Centers for Disease Control and are filled with an experimental liquid neurotoxin designed to infect the zombies and eradicate the horde. There are a limited number of tickets available each night so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance and arrive early.
“She Kills Monsters” | Now – November 5
Sugden Community Theatre
701 Fifth Ave S, Naples, FL
She Kills Monsters transports you into the world of the Dungeons & Dragons playbook left behind by Tilly Evans when she dies suddenly at the age of 15. A high-octane dramatic comedy packed with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, action, wit, and some of the nerdiest and most heroic characters to be found outside of a video game. Tilly’s sister Agnes loses herself in her sister’s game to reclaim their connection. Acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. NOTICE: This production is not your traditional piece of theatre and is not suitable for children. The show contains instances of adult language and themes, kick-ass battle scenes, and a giant 5 headed dragon.
Farmer Mike’s Haunted Corn Maze | Now – November 5
Farmer Mike’s U Pick
26031 Morton Ave, Bonita Springs, FL
The corn maze gets “spooked up” this weekend and next with various monsters and ghouls. Walk through and try to find your way to the end, but the turns and dead ends aren’t the scariest part. Watch out for what is around every corner! The haunted theme for this year is “IT” and parental guidance is suggested. $12 admission.