Fall Things To Do on the Treasure Coast in 2023
Over 20 Halloween Activities in St. Lucie, Martin, and Indian River Counties
Grab your knitted sweaters and pumpkin spiced lattes-fall in Florida is here! Ok, maybe you don’t need a sweater, but it’s still the season for hay rides and haunted houses-and for that, I’ve got you covered. Here’s the ultimate guide for Fall activities on the Treasure Coast.
This post of 20 fall things to do in Florida, is divided into Oktoberfest, Fall Festivals, Fall on the Farm, Spooky events, and thanksgiving things to do on the Treasure Coast.
You don’t have to be German to celebrate the heritage during this world-wide celebrated festival! You don’t even have to like beer. But you do have to like having fun! Here is a list of Treasure Coast fall events for Oktoberfest
1. Downtown Fort Pierce
Saturday, September 30th 2023- Head on over to 2nd Street block party to join one of the most popular fall celebrations in Fort Pierce and on the Treasure Coast. Event hosted by Sailfish Brewing and Notion and Potions.
2. Vero Beach Oktoberfest
Saturday to Sunday October 21-22,2023 is The Vero Beach Oktoberfest at the Indian River Fairgrounds. You’ll be all set to eat, drink, and dance to your heart’s content. A huge beer garden tent will be setup with over 120 local vendors to shop from.
3. Port Saint Lucie Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 from 12pm-11pm; The Hop Life Brewery is holding food and drink specials, live music at 8pm; and a full day of celebrations.
Fall Festivals and Markets on the Treasure Coast
With the weather cooling down, fall festivals in Florida are some of the best! Partly because fall traditions give you that warm-hug feeling, but also because we know winter is not coming! Here are some fall festivals on the Treasure Coast
4. Fall Garden Market at Blooming Freedom
Saturday, October 14th
9-2 in Palm City
5.Tradition Fall Festival
Saturday, November 4th 5p-9pm
hayrides and bounce houses in the Kid Zone, live music, seasonal treats from food vendors.
6. iL Mercato’s Fall Market
September 30, 2023- from 1pm-7pm at Tradition Square
The square is one of the best things to do in Port Saint Lucie. It’s next to shops, restaurants and a splash pad. It has a huge grassy wide-open “square” space where kids can run around. During events, the streets are blocked off with tents for eating and shopping local. This fall event features live music, food trucks, free parking and admission.
7. Fall Festival in Port Saint Lucie at Kaiser University
Saturday, October 7th at 10am
This fall market in Port Saint Lucie is a great way to kick-off the Fall season. This year you will find hayrides, pony rides, a pumpkin patch, face painting, food and craft vendors and much more.
Visit a Farm this fall
We have some of the best farms here that are accessible year-round.
8. Countryside Family Farms Fall Festival & Maze
October 1st – October 30th
This family farm in Vero Beach has so much to offer! This year’s activities include yard games, a hayride, an air cannon, a train ride, a pumpkin patch, a NEW toddler zip line, photo ops, a NEW wall ball races, bubble fun, a graffiti car, a petting zoo and SO much more. They also serve farm-fresh bites and sweets. See their special date events during the month of October and find out all of their offerings because the list goes on! They even have a HOWL-O-WEEN-which, you guessed it, is a dog event!
9. Fall Festival at Seven Oaks Ranch
October 22 1:00PM – 5:00PM
This is what I like to call a BOOjie farm. The Seven Oaks Ranch is like a page out of a story book! Join in on a pumpkin picking and decorating, a spooky-chic candy buffet, carnival games, professional family photos in a fall-themed vintage VW bus, and more. Think adorable photo ops! You’ll be able to explore the acreage at your lesisure while still partaking in some traditional fun. All adults and children over the age of 2 require purchase of a ticket. Children 2 and under are free. RSVP here
Yes this is the actual playground that you’ll have access to!
10. LaPorte Farms in Sebastian
has a ton of festive halloween events on the Treasure Coast
Check out the Haunted barn on October 19th-21st and October 26th-28th from 730pm to 1030pm.
Trunk or Treats
11. Islamorada Brewery and Distillery-Fort Pierce
Sunday, October 29th starting at 11 am
bounce house, face painting, best dog costumes, halloween themes trivia at 5pm
There are tons of trunk or treats going on at various churches, parks and local businesses. The best way to get this is on the events page of Facebook.
Spooky Halloween Events on the Treasure Coast
check out these cute spooky themed events and also take a peek at my costume guide for some amazing family halloween costume ideas!
12. 3rd Annual Boo Bash
Riverpark, Sebastian on Saturday and Sunday, October 21-22, 2023
Over 100 fantastic local vendors, free face painting on Sunday, free pumpkin craft passed out on Sunday, live local music & Great Food trucks!
13. Pet Halloween Costume Contest
Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 9am-1pm-at Tradition Square
I love that this neighborhood is so thoughtful and celebrates our beloved paw pals. Details: Enter your fur buddy into three free contests to win awards for the best, cutest, and most original halloween costume on the Treasure Coast. Only 1 entry per person and the winner is prized a basket full of pet goodies. Pets need to be in full costume and the owner needs to fill out an application at the market by 10am.
14. Pumpkin Carving Contest
Sunday, October 29th from 10a-1pm-at Tradition Square.
another celebration at Tradition- I know this area is all about family fun. Details:
-Registration closes at 11Am.
-Winner will be announce after 1Pm
15. Spooktacular Night at the Park- Haunted House Treasure Coast
Friday, October 20, 2023 at 6pm-Stuart Memorial Park
Get here for he haunted house!
16. Jeepers Creepers Trunk or Treat and Car Show
October 28th from 5pm-9pm at Clover Park (Met’s Stadium) in Port Saint Lucie
17. Trick or Treat Stroll
October 21st 4p-6p
19. Hobgoblins on Main Street
Saturday, October 28th from 1-4pm on Main Street, Downtown Stuart, Florida.
20. Trunk or Treat
October 31, 2023 at the Martin County Sheriff’s Office
800 SE Monterey Road
21. Harvest hayride and Bonfire in the Preserve
McCarty Ranch Preserve-Port Saint Lucie
Sign up for a Treasure Coast Marathon or Relay
22. 6th Annual Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving day at 8am
Just in case you like to run and want to burn off that stuffing and gravy, you can sign up for a Chip-timed 5K or untimed 2K on Thanksgiving morning at Tradition in Port Saint Lucie.
23. Treasure Coast Halloween Half Marathon & Relay
Sun October 29 – Mon October 30, 2023-Stuart Memorial Park
Sign up to run for your life!
Thanksgiving events on the Treasure Coast
Thanksgiving events on the Treasure Coast are here!
24. Celebrity Bartender 2023
25. Vero Beach 4th Annual Holiday Art & Craft Expo
November 11th and 12th
This is a free holiday art & craft expo with hundreds of booths. It’s the largest art & craft event on the Treasure & Space Coast. You will find food, live music, adult beverages, and a free Kids zone! I personally love these because I can get into the holiday spirit while I walk around and consume local products.
If you want ideas for celebrating halloween at home? Check out this post of 3 easy and classic cookie decor tutorial by local baker, Karen from Big Cookie House.
Check back later to see If I updated this list with any other fall activities in Stuart and beyond. For now, this should include most of the fall events on the Treasure Coast. What are your favorite fall traditions? Comment below and follow along on instagram for more local happenings!