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Annual Chili Cook-Off called off for 2021

If you were looking forward to the next Chili Cook-off at Pinecrest Gardens, we have some disappointing news for you: This year’s edition of the popular annual event has been canceled.

 

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The official site for this event, which is sanctioned by the International Chili Society, has this announcement:

“Due to Covid-19 concerns, we will not have our Chili Cook-Off this season, but we will be back with more fun and chili than ever in Season 2021-2022!”

The event typically features a primary competition for professional chili cooks and a separate contest for amateur chili cooks. There also are country music bands, line dancing, mechanical bull riding, plus a selection of food, chili sampling and more.

In the past, tickets cost $5 for general admission, and admission was free for Pinecrest Gardens members and children younger than age 2. All proceeds have benefited the Community Foundation of Pinecrest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Pinecrest Gardens, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in October 2011.

Pinecrest Gardens is at 11000 Red Road. For more information, go to pinecrestgardens.org

Other Miami events that have been canceled

The year 2020 brought many firsts and never-before-seens – including the cancellation of some of our favorite events. Throughout Miami, organizers have had to make tough decisions and take into account factors such as public safety.

These events will have to wait for now, but hopefully they’ll be back soon! Click here to see which ones have been affected for the upcoming season.

Miami events in 2021: A month-by-month guide

Of course, not all events have been canceled. Throughout South Florida, there are still plans for car shows, art festivals and more in 2021. 

We’ve compiled a month-by-month roundup of events in our area. Keep in mind that some events may be virtual. Others may follow strict safety protocols. You’ll want to get all the details and decide which options are best for you and your family. Click here for this handy guide to Miami events!

Entertainment and Events Calendar

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Marando Farms & Ranch Pumpkin Patch

8:00 am to 6:00 pm | Marando Farms

Miami Lakes United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Carousel Club

The Berry Farm Harvest Festival

10:00 am to 6:30 pm | $9.00-20.00 | The Berry Farms

Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Flamingo Road Nursery

Pumpkin Patch at Miami International Mall

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Miami International Mall

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Parkridge Pumpkin Patch

3:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Parkridge Church

National Night Out

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Merrick Park

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | CityPlace Doral

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

House of Horror Amusement Park coupon

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Miami International Mall

Sip of History: Bearing Witness

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

6:40 pm | Discounted | Marlins Park

Comedy Night

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Miami Lakes United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Carousel Club

The Berry Farm Harvest Festival

10:00 am to 6:30 pm | $9.00-20.00 | The Berry Farms

Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Flamingo Road Nursery

Pumpkin Patch at Miami International Mall

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Miami International Mall

Parkridge Pumpkin Patch

3:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Parkridge Church

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

4:10 pm | Discounted | Marlins Park

Food Trucks In Volunteer Park

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Volunteer Park Plantation

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

$8 roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

House of Horror Amusement Park coupon

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Miami International Mall

Line Dance Lessons in Dania

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm | $8.00 | Dania Beach Frost Park

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Marando Farms & Ranch Pumpkin Patch

8:00 am to 6:00 pm | Marando Farms

Miami Lakes United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Carousel Club

The Berry Farm Harvest Festival

10:00 am to 6:30 pm | $9.00-20.00 | The Berry Farms

Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Flamingo Road Nursery

Pumpkin Patch at Miami International Mall

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Miami International Mall

Sunny Days/Starry Nights at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale with free entry

11:00 am to 7:00 pm | FREE | NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Parkridge Pumpkin Patch

3:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Parkridge Church

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

Screening of In The Heights

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

In the Heights

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Food Trucks at Tree Tops in Davie

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Treetops Park

House of Horror Amusement Park coupon

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Miami International Mall

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free landscaping lectures in Dania

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Secret Woods Nature Center

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

The Moth - Miami StorySLAM

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

City Theatre explores activism and civic engagement in free short plays

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Los Wizzards

7:30 pm to 8:45 pm | $17.00 | Ziff Opera House

Los Wizzards at Arsht Center Plaza

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | $20.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center

Friday, October 7, 2022

Night hike at Fern Forest

$5.00 | Fern Forest Nature Center

Marando Farms & Ranch Pumpkin Patch

8:00 am to 6:00 pm | Marando Farms

The Berry Farm Harvest Festival

9:00 am to 7:00 pm | $9.00-20.00 | The Berry Farms

Miami Lakes United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Carousel Club

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Flamingo Road Nursery

Tinez Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Tinez Farms

Pumpkin Patch at Miami International Mall

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Miami International Mall

Carousel of Pumpkins Pumpkin Patch

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Carousel Club

Parkridge Pumpkin Patch

3:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Parkridge Church

Art After Dark at Norton in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Norton Museum of Art

First Fridays @ 5 concert in Boynton Beach

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Beach Amphitheater

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Downtown Delray Art Walk

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Delray Beach

October moon viewing

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00 | Deering Estate

Free Gables Gallery Night first Fridays

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Downtown

Free Gallery Night entry

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Old Town Untapped in Pompano

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Contemporary Arts

Oakland Park Oktoberfest

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Funky Buddha Brewery

Oktoberfest in Oakland Park for $5

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Pastorius Park

House of Horror Amusement Park coupon

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Miami International Mall

Fast Lane Friday

6:00 pm to 11:59 pm | $0-25.00 | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Giveaway alert! 'Familia Kitchen Cookbook': Latino family recipes

6:30 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

48th Oktoberfest 2022

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | American German Club of The Palm Beaches

"Haunted" house in Royal Palm Beach

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $10.00 | Commons Park

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

First Friday Art Walk

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Arts Garage

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Salsa Nights

9:00 pm to 2:00 am | FREE | InterContinental Hotel

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

All Day | FREE | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Ticket deal for 'Red Riding Hood' at FAU in Boca Raton

$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Sensory Friendly Saturday

9:00 am to 11:00 am | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

Marando Farms & Ranch Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Marando Farms

Fun for dogs at waterpark at TY Park in Hollywood

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | $5.00-6.50 | TY Park

The Berry Farm Harvest Festival

9:00 am to 7:00 pm | $9.00-20.00 | The Berry Farms

Miami Lakes United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Carousel Club

Big Toy and Truck Extravaganza in Fort Lauderdale

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Holiday Park

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami museum

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Free family fun celebrating Ukrainian culture

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Parkridge Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 6:30 pm | Parkridge Church

Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Flamingo Road Nursery

Tinez Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Tinez Farms

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Pumpkin Patch at Miami International Mall

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Miami International Mall

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

GIPA's 31st Oktoberfest

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | German American Social Club of Greater Miami

Brazilian Festival in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $0-20.00 | Snyder Park

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum

Rock-n-Fall Festival in Royal Palm Beach

1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Commons Park

Oakland Park Oktoberfest

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Funky Buddha Brewery

Oktoberfest in Oakland Park for $5

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Pastorius Park

Family Day free admission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Carousel of Pumpkins Pumpkin Patch

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Carousel Club

48th Oktoberfest 2022

3:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $10.00 | American German Club of The Palm Beaches

Elevated vendor market in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Dania After Dark Street Festival

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania City Hall

Free Gospel Sunday concert

5:00 pm | FREE | Historic Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Free Gospel Sunday concert

5:00 pm | FREE | Miami Gardens City Hall

House of Horror Amusement Park coupon

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Miami International Mall

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Herp Tour

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $0-15.00 | Deering Estate

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

"Haunted" house in Royal Palm Beach

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $10.00 | Commons Park

Laser Evening: Elton John

7:00 pm to 11:30 pm | $8.00-10.00 | Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Night sky viewing with telescopes

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Ticket deal for 'Red Riding Hood' at FAU in Boca Raton

$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Pinecrest drive-up Farmer's Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | Pinecrest Gardens

Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market

8:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Coral Reef Park

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park

Vizcaya weekly farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Las Olas Oceanside Park vendor market

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Marando Farms & Ranch Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Marando Farms

Fun for dogs at waterpark at TY Park in Hollywood

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | $5.00-6.50 | TY Park

The Berry Farm Harvest Festival

9:00 am to 7:00 pm | $9.00-20.00 | The Berry Farms

Miami Lakes United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Carousel Club

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Flamingo Road Nursery

Tinez Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Tinez Farms

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Pumpkin Patch at Miami International Mall

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Miami International Mall

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Merrick Park

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Free live music & supplies drive in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Parkridge Pumpkin Patch

12:00 pm to 6:30 pm | Parkridge Church

48th Oktoberfest 2022

12:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $10.00 | American German Club of The Palm Beaches

Brazilian Festival in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $0-20.00 | Snyder Park

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum

Oktoberfest in Oakland Park for $5

1:00 pm to 7:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Pastorius Park

Oakland Park Oktoberfest

1:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Funky Buddha Brewery

Rock-n-Fall Festival in Royal Palm Beach

1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Commons Park

Carousel of Pumpkins Pumpkin Patch

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Carousel Club

Chamber Music: The Lark Ascending

2:00 pm | $15.00 | New World Center | New World Symphony

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

House of Horror Amusement Park coupon

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Miami International Mall

Free Gospel Jam Session

6:00 pm | FREE | North Beach Bandshell

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, October 10, 2022

Marando Farms & Ranch Pumpkin Patch

8:00 am to 6:00 pm | Marando Farms

Miami Lakes United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Carousel Club

The Berry Farm Harvest Festival

10:00 am to 6:30 pm | $9.00-20.00 | The Berry Farms

Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Flamingo Road Nursery

Pumpkin Patch at Miami International Mall

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Miami International Mall

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Carousel of Pumpkins Pumpkin Patch

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Carousel Club

Parkridge Pumpkin Patch

3:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Parkridge Church

Noche de Arte

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | InterContinental Hotel

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tarpon River Brewing

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

 

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