Okay, okay. We don’t really have a fall season here in Miami, but the weather gets cooler and it’s really nice out. Our version of fall foliage is the Royal Poinciana in the summer. But we still have hay rides and carnivals:
Nov. 18-19: The 43rd annual Harvest Festival at the Miami Dade Fair Expo in Tamiami Park (10901 SW 24 St., Miami, 33165) features family fun and festivities, arts and crafts, free bounce houses, food, classic car show, photo op, pony rides, free inside toddler play area, hula hoop contest, live entertainment, model train village, cutest baby contest, free petting zoo, train rides, free bean bag toss, face painting, visit Santa, and more. Click here to save money on early bird tickets: $12 for adults in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for kids aged 5 and up. Free re-entry all weekend for early birds 8-10 am on Nov. 18. Not an an early bird? Click here for a $1 off coupon or bring a canned donation for a discount. General admission hours: 10 am-5 pm both days.
Oct. 6-31: Burr’s Berry Farm Harvest Festival. A fun time for the whole family includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Tire Mountain, Hay Maze, Corn Pit, and Hay Rides. Enjoy delicious treats: Candy Apples, Boiled Peanuts, Pecan Pies, Apple Pies, Kettle Corn, Jams, Jellies, Hot Dogs, Belgium Waffles, Milkshakes, Pies, Pico de Gallo, Salsas and Guacamole. 9:30 am-5 pm. Weekends: Adults $12 / Kids ages 3 to 15 $7. Weekdays: Adults $7 / Kids ages 3 to 15 $4. Price includes hay rides, corn maze, and face painting. Located at 12741 SW 216th St., Miami, 33170. For more info, call (305) 251-0145.
Oct. 27: Light the Night Fall Festival. Fun for the entire family includes pony rides, inflatables, bungee jump, rock climbing, face-painting, food, and more. Pre-Sale Tickets Unlimited Rides: $15 Bracelet, Food: 10 tickets for $8. Ticket Prices (Day of Event) Unlimited Rides: $20 Bracelet, Food: 1 ticket for $1. Stop by the Church Office for Pre-Sale ticketing. 5-9 pm. Key Biscayne Community Church, 355 Glenridge Rd.
Oct. 31: Fall Festival Christian-themed Trunk or Treat: Hayrides, food, face painting, photo-op area, music, and nut-free candy will be available for a charge. No evil or scary costumes, please. They also will be hosting a disaster relief drive. Suggested donations include: money, baby items, feminine products, canned food and water. 7-9 pm. Free admission. New Testament Baptist Church, 6601 NW 167 St, Miami, FL 33015. 305-827-8728.
Nov. 4: St. Thomas Lutheran Church Annual Fall Festival: 9 am-4 pm. Local craft vendors, free face painting for kids and adults. Proceeds help the Lutheran Disaster Response for Hurricane Irma victims in the Florida Keys and the church’s homeless outreach programs. Free admission. 17700 Old Cutler Rd.
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