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4 Fall Festivals in Florida for the Family

by Katie Skrzek

Sep 26, 2022

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show © Felix Mizioznikov | Dreamstime.com

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Florida offers family travelers fall festivals worth traveling for:

 

Baytowne Beer Festival

This festival takes place Oct. 7–8 at Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. The annual event includes exclusive beer tastings, brewery showcases and live music. More than 50 breweries will be in attendance, with 200 domestic and international craft beer samples.

 

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Baytowne Beer Festival © Melissa Watson

 

Sundays at the Ranch

James Beard award-nominated chef Niven Patel hosts a series of tasting events this October. Sundays at the Ranch takes place at Patel’s two-acre farm, Rancho Patel, where the chef grows produce for his South Florida restaurants. The event includes a welcome cocktail, tour of the ranch and a three-course meal with wine pairings.

 

Fantasy Fest

Held in Key West each fall, Fantasy Fest is a 10-day celebration filled with costumes, parades and parties. The event runs Oct. 21–30 and this year’s theme is Cult Classics and Cartoon Chaos. Book at stay at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort, located steps away from where the festival takes place. Guests of the resort can take part in the Red Elvises Pool Party on Oct. 28 with a fun musical performance.

 

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Taking place Oct. 26 –30, the international boat show celebrates its 63rd year. Fort Lauderdale boasts more than 300 miles of inland waterways, making it an ideal location to host the best of the boating industry. Learn about the latest technologies and new models of boats, yachts, marine products and accessories. Book a stay at the nearby Hillsboro Beach Resort for your visit and enjoy oceanfront views.

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