Everything You Need to Know About Sarasota’s Fall Festivals

Although the temperatures aren’t dropping much here in Sarasota, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy autumn. If you love Halloween, stunning foliage, and the harvest season, I’ve got some can’t-miss events for you to check out.

Here are all the details you need on Sarasota’s fall festivals — there’s truly something for everyone!

Sarasota Oktoberfest

Person pouring beer at one of Sarasota's fall festivals

Fall means it’s time for Oktoberfest! Get ready to check out some of the best beers, live music, and delicious cuisine in the area on October 18th to 20th at JD Hamel Park. There will also be a marketplace with local artisans, so it’s the perfect time to get a head start on holiday shopping. Be sure to watch performances by Triggerfish, The Verge, and Ari & the Alibis, too—it’s going to be a party you won’t forget!

Harvest Fall Festival

Woman and children carving pumpkins at one of Sarasota's fall festivals

Did you know that Sarasota’s best fall festival is coming up soon, and it’s also completely free? That’s right—head to the Harvest Fall Festival on November 9th to see what all the buzz is about. There’s plenty of fun for everyone, even the kids! Activities include face painting, local vendors, free food, and live performances. If you’re looking for a family-friendly festival that won’t break the bank, this is one that you can’t miss.

Sarasota Medieval Fair

Knight on horse

Hear ye, hear ye! All Sarasotans looking to have a fantastic time need to check out the Sarasota Medieval Fair, which runs from November 9th to December 1st. Here, you’ll be transported back to the times of knights, princesses, and feudal fun! There’s no better place to watch jousting competitions, feast on a turkey leg, or browse the artisan marketplace. Best of all, period costumes are encouraged!

Sarasota Fall Fine Arts Festival

Woman exploring art pieces

Do you want to support local businesses and artisans? Then the Sarasota Fall Fine Arts Festival is for you. From November 16th -17th, thousands will descend upon JD Hamel Park to check out tons of crafts and original art created by fellow Floridians. These pieces will truly touch your soul, and you’ll feel good knowing that you’re supporting a fellow neighbor. It’s time to discover tons of jewelry, ceramics, photography, metalwork, and much more!

Ready to Experience Sarasota’s Fall Festivals?

It’s not too late to check out Sarasota’s fall festivals for yourself. If you’re ready to live a life of excitement and leisure, it’s time to consider a move to Southwestern Florida. With countless beaches, restaurants, shops, and activities, you’ll never run out of things to do.

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