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2016 Volusia County Fall and Halloween Events - Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, DeLand

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2016 Volusia County Fall and Halloween Events
(Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, DeLand, and beyond)

Every year throughout Volusia County and beyond there are many fall and Halloween events that take place. Whether you are looking for pumpkin patches, hay rides, parties, or more, you can find it here. Volusia County is a fun-filled place every fall. Here is a list of 2016 fall and Halloween events that take place Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, DeBary, and beyond! This list will be updated frequently as more event information becomes available, so check back often. If you know of an event that is not on this list, please submit it to be added here.

When is trick-or-treating in Volusia County?
This is a common question from parents in the county, often because they have moved here from other areas and when kids trick-or-treat in those areas varies. Here in Volusia County, trick-or-treating is always on Halloween day, October 31st, regardless of what day it may happen to fall on. Typically, trick-or-treating gets started around 6:00 pm, with the youngest children heading out first, followed by older kids. Most homes tend to turn their light off around 9:00 pm. It's not that it is planned out that way, but it just tends to happen that way. Trick-or-treating should only be done at houses that have put a light on, which indicates they are participating, or if they have made some other visible indication (e.g., they are in their driveway, they set up a Halloween obstacle course, etc.). Always drive carefully through the neighborhoods, because most are filled with kids on Halloween night. Also, watch for teal pumpkins, which people put out if they are not giving out food treats. This is an allergy-free movement that you can read about here.

 

Check back, as this list will be updated as more information becomes available!

Corn Mazes (some out of the county)

Amazing Grace Crop Maze - They have a corn maze and will be hosting events throughout the season, including a fall party, flashlight night Friday's, and more.

Harvest Fields Corn Maze & Hay Ride - Located in Ormond Beach, they will be offering a corn maze and hay rides from October 8-November 6th.

Heritage Farms - Located in DeLand, they will be having events all October long (Thursday-Sunday), including a corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin patch, and more. 

Maze Dayz in Flagler - They will be having a maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, farm animals, and more. September 30 - October 30.

Santa's Christmas Tree Farm - There will be a Magical Maze at Santa's Christmas Tree Farm in Eustis. They also have a pumpkin patch, hay rides, and more. 

Scott's Maze Adventures - (This is the one my family goes to each year.) They have a corn maze and plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy. Check Groupon, as they recently had a deal on there for the tickets. Read my review on Scott's Maze Adventures here.

Sykes and Cooper Farmers - Located in Elkton, they have a corn maze, homeschool day, and a variety of activities during the fall season.

Heritage Farm in DeLandThey will be having a pumpkin patch that opens on October and will be open every Thursday-Sunday. They also have a $5 maze and hay rides for $2. 

SC Halloween Decorations - This house goes all out to decorate for Halloween (and Christmas). If you are in the area, drive by and check it out.

 

Pumpkin Patches
(Most don't open until October)

 

First Church of Port Orange
Their pumpkin patch opens on September 27, 2016. The hours are Sunday-Friday from noon to 8 pm and Saturday from 10-8 pm. They will have weekend festivities, too. Get more info here

Heritage Farms
Located in DeLand, they will be offering family friendly events throughout October (Thursday-Sunday each week), which includes a corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin patch, and more. Get more info here.

Santa's Christmas Tree Farm
A Lot of Pumpkins can be found at Santa's Christmas Tree Farm in Eustis. They also have a maze, hay rides, and more. You can get the details here.

Pumpkin Patch Grace Lutheran Church 338 Ocean Shore Blvd Ormond Beach (one block north of Granada on A1A). Open daily 10 am - 7 pm until October 31. Wide variety of pumpkin sizes and prices. Photo op areas, too!

 

Fall Festivals and Events

September 24
There will be a free fall festival at the Open Door Christian Church, located at 1700 S. Clara Ave in DeLand. The event is free and is from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be games, free hot dogs, and lots of fun.

September 29 – October 2
The Port Orange Family Days is a celebration for the whole family! There will be a variety of events including free entertainment, a community expo, a mascot breakfast, parade, carnival, beer and wine garden, mechanical bull competition, food trucks, and more! This is a huge event every year and one not to be missed. They  have something for everyone and every age! Get more info here.

September 29 - October 2
There will be an Oktoberfest fall festival event in DeLand. Get the info here.

October 1
Amazing Grace Crop Maze in Green Cove Springs will be hosting a Great Outdoor Adventure Day, which will include archery, a petting zoo, music, and more. Get info here.

October 1
There will be a 5K and Fall Festival at Ivy Hawn in Lake Helen. Get more info here.

October 1-2
There will be a Fall in the Field event at the antique center in Mount Dora. Get the info here.

October 6-9
There will be a Prince of Peace Octoberfest held in Ormond Beach. Get the info here.

October 6-9
There will be a performance of The Addams Family at the Athens Theatre in DeLand. Get the info here.

October 7
Movies on the Halifax will show "Goosebumps" at The Casements in Ormond Beach. The movie starts at 7:00 pm. 

October 7
There will be a Boo Bash in Daytona Beach. Get the info here.

October 8
Samsula Academy is having a fall festival. Get the info here.

October 15
Deleon Springs Autumn in the Oaks Festival will take place. Get the info here.

October 13-16
There will be a performance of The Addams Family at the Athens Theatre in DeLand. Get the info here.

October 14-15
There will be a haunted hayride and family Halloween events in DeLeon Springs. Get the info here.

October 14-16
Vo-LaSalle Farms in Deleon Springs will be having fun family activities every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Get the info here.

October 15
Full moon pumpkin 5K, taking place in Clermont. Get info here.

October 15
There will be a paranormal investigator at the New Smyrna Beach library, from 2-3 pm. She will be discussing true Florida ghost encounters and haunted areas.

October 16
Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona will be hosting Going Green for Halloween from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Looking for ways to lessen the candy load? Let us share ideas that can help you reduce, repurpose and recycle your holiday candy. Tips on how
to have an “eek-o” friendly holiday and reduce the haul, along with other creative ideas will be discussed. Free event.

October 20
There will be a Pumpkinology event at the DeLand library at 5:00 pm. Pumpkinology: The knowledge of all things pumpkin. If you want to carve a fabulous jack-o-lantern this Halloween you have to come see this. All pumpkin carvers and carving novices alike will love this presentation.  Recognized by Disney for his pumpkin carving expertise, Scott Norman is carving his way across the country showing his skills and knowledge of all things pumpkin.  Come see an ordinary pumpkin transformed into a work of art.  No registration required.  Free and open to the public.

October 20-23
There will be a performance of The Addams Family at the Athens Theatre in DeLand. Get the info here.

October 20
Deltona Lakes Elementary will be hosting a fall festival. Get the info here.

October 21-23
Vo-LaSalle Farms in Deleon Springs will be having fun family activities every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Get the info here.

October 22
There will be a fall festival (trunk-or-treat and activities) in Edgewater. Get the info here.

October 20-29
There will be a haunted house in Orange City. Get the info here.

October 21
Whim Wham Art Studio, located in Ormond Beach, will be having a class for kids to make Jack-o-lantern canvas and personalized treat bags. Get the details and register here.

October 21
Paint a pumpkin for free in the park in Orange City. Get the info here.

October 21-22
There will be a haunted hayride and family Halloween events in DeLeon Springs. Get the info here.

October 21-22
There will be a fall festival at the Silver Sands Bridle Club in New Smyrna Beach. Get the info here.

October 21-22
The City of Deltona will be holding their annual Spooktacular event. This is a free event that takes place both days from 6 pm - 10 pm. The event is held at Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex for two (2) days, a Teen Night on Friday which includes a Haunted Pirate Ship, Haunted Trail, Hayride, and a D.J. as well as other musical groups.  Family Night is the following day, Saturday, which includes not only the Haunted Pirate Ship, Haunted Trail and the Hayride but, also Halloween games and prizes, inflatables, treats, a pie eating contest and a frightening freaky food contest. 

October 22-23
There will be a pumpkin festival in Geneva at the Horsepower Ranch. Get the info here.

October 22-23
The Central Florida Zoo will have a Boo Bash. Get more info here.

October 22
There will be a Spooktacular skate at the ice arena. Get the info here.

October 23
Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona will be offering "Re-purposed Pumpkins" from 3:00-4:00 p.m.  
Pumpkins are great for much more than carving! They are high in vitamins and minerals, but low in calories. Learn about their health benefits and ways they can be re-purposed after Halloween. We’ll even be making no-bake pumpkin pie in a bag! Free class.

October 26
There will be a Halloween story time and costume parade for the preschoolers/toddlers at the Port Orange Library from 10-11 am. Family story time will entail: singing, stories, fun; followed by a parade through the library, a fun walk through a not-so-scary haunted house, and snacks to end our time together. Please bring a dozen of a delicious food to share for our snack time.

October 26
There will be a puppet show at the Ormond Beach library from 3-4 pm. Bat stories and activities including a puppet show.  Though just a touch of Halloween is included the content is not scary, and the program will be especially suitable for preschool through early elementary grades although all ages are welcome to attend.

October 26
Canine Yappy Hour and Costume Contest will be held at the Downwind Cafe in Port Orange. Get the info here.

October 26
There will be a Halloween party at the Port Orange Library for kids in grades K-5. Party is from 2-3 pm. Join us for games, crafts and snacks as we celebrate Halloween together. Costumes encouraged!

October 27
The Ormond Beach library will have a Halloween-themed story time from 11:00-11:45. Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds. Stories, flannelboards, puppets, songs, rhymes, crafts, music-making and much more! The program usually lasts 30-40 minutes plus time to socialize afterward. Today's Theme is "Happy Halloween!"  Children are invited to dress up in costume if they wish, and we will have a trick or treat parade around the library.  Please note that the content of the program is not scary.

October 27
There will be a Halloween party at the DeLand library at 4 pm. Join the Children's Staff for a fun Halloween Party! There is going to be games, crafts, food, and more!

October 27
There will be a Walk of Terror, Halloween Story Walk at the DeLand library from 5-7 pm. Looking for a great way to celebrate this Halloween?  Experience Edgar Allen Poe like you have never experienced him before.  Take a walk through one of Poe’s most haunting stories The Tell Tale Heart.  Participate in this story walk adventure with Poe, puzzles, and prizes, but proceed with caution and listen to the beating of your own heart.  Walk through any time between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.  Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Library.  No registration required.  Free and open to the public.

October 27-31
There will be a haunted house at the Hotel Cassadaga (not for young children). Get info here

October 28
The Daytona Beach Drive-In Church will be hosting a trunk-or-treat event. This free event will take place from 6-8 pm.  It is for children through the 5th grade. Costumes should be church friendly. The church is located at 3140 S. Atlantic Ave in Daytona Beach Shores.

October 28
There will be a fall festival at Salty Kids Preschool in Ormond Beach (open to the public). Get the details here.

October 28-29
There will be a haunted hayride and family Halloween events in DeLeon Springs. Get the info here.

October 28-30
Vo-LaSalle Farms in Deleon Springs will be having fun family activities every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Get the info here.

October 28-29
There will be a performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Athens Theatre. Get more info here.

October 28-29
There will be a haunted house in Lake Helen. Get the info here.

October 29
Amazing Grace Crop Maze in Green Cove Springs will be hosting a harvest party. Get more info here.

October 29
Orange City will be hosting a Halloween bock party. Get the info here.

October 29
There will be a fall family festival at the First Baptist Daytona Beach, located at 10 First Baptist Pkwy. The event is free and is from 4-7 pm. All ages are welcome. There will be a bounce house and slide, pony rides, hay rides, and more.

October 29
There will be a Lake Helen Family Fall Festival. Get the info here.

October 29-30
The Central Florida Zoo will have a Boo Bash. Get more info here.

October 29-30
The Florida Rail Road Museum will be offering train rides on the pumpkin patch express. Get the info here.

October 29-30
There will be a pumpkin festival in Geneva at the Horsepower Ranch. Get the info here.

October 31
There will be a Halloween Fest at the City Center Complex in Port Orange. Get the info here.

October 31
There will be a trunk-or-treat event held at LifePoint Church in Eustis, from 6-8 pm. There will be inflatables, face painting, music, and more. Get the info here.

October 31
First Baptist Church of New Smyrna Beach is having their Annual Fall Festival on October 31 from 4-7. Free Food, Games, Inflatables, and lots of Candy! First 300 people get a drawstring sports bag! 200 Faulkner Street in New Smyrna Beach.

October 31
There will be a trunk-or-treat event in Palm Coast at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, located at 156 Florida Park Drive. The event is free, for ages 12 and under, and will include a bounce house, hay maze, games, and more.

November 4-6
Vo-LaSalle Farms in Deleon Springs will be having fun family activities every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Get the info here.

November 5
There will be a fall festival and pumpkin patch at Grade United Methodist Church in Lake Mary. Get the info here.

November 5-6
Barberville Pioneer Settlement will be having a Fall Country Jamboree. Get more info here.

November 11-13
Vo-LaSalle Farms in Deleon Springs will be having fun family activities every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Get the info here.

November 18-20
Vo-LaSalle Farms in Deleon Springs will be having fun family activities every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Get the info here.

November 19
The Basket Brigade will start at 8:45 am. They need volunteers to help with the mission.

 

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