Guide to Fall Festivals in Jacksonville

Fall Festivals

Fall is in the air and that means it’s festival season. Whether you’re looking for good food, music or even a free kid zone these Fall Festivals are sure to have something the entire family can enjoy.

Rustapalooza Vintage Markets Fall at the Fairgrounds
September 24 :: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Jacksonville’s Premiere Vintage Market with over 100 Antiques and Vintage Vendors from 4 states. Indoor at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, Children under 10 are FREE, General Admission at the Gate just $5.

Alimacani Fall Festival
October 1 :: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Enjoy bounce houses, food and games at Alimacani Elementary School

City of Atlantic Beach Fall Festival
Oct 8 :: 11am-3pm
Family fun for all ages! Join the City of Atlantic Beach for their annual fish fry event held in October to celebrate the beginning of the fall season. Food, music, community information and exhibits, games (Bingo, cake walk, balloon pop, etc), face painting, hayrides, arts and crafts table.

Fall Fest Week at SUMC
October 12-16
Come to Southside United Methodist Church for nightly family-friendly events Wed-Fri. & Classic Fall Festival on Sunday afternoon.

Howls & Haystacks Fall Festival
October 15 :: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Join us for food, music, games and so much more as Seabreeze Elementary hosts their annual Howls & Haystacks Fall Festival. Located at Seabreeze Elementary there will be fun for everyone. This is a community wide event and everyone is welcome to attend.

Mandarin Road Farm Festival
Oct 15, 16, 22 & 23 :: 11am-7pm
Mandarin Road Farm Festival is held on an 8 Acre Horse Farm in the heart of Mandarin. The Farm Festival has partnered with the Jacksonville Jaguars for this year’s event, which means an acre of the festival will be dedicated to the team including Jaguars focused interactive games, along with gaming vehicle and the Jax Pack Street Team!  The festival will also include inflatable bounce houses, slide, interactive games, pony rides, haunted hay rides, old-time games, concessions, and much more!

Town of Orange Park Fall Festival
Oct 15 & 16 :: 10am-5pm
The annual Arts, Crafts, and Music event held at the Orange Park Town Hall grounds will include two full days of music, food, fun, crafts, vendors, kid’s activities and live entertainment!

Isle of Faith Food Truck Fall Festival
October 15 :: 10am-2pm
Isle of Faith will host their annual Fall Festival. This year’s event will include live music, food trucks, crafts, face painting, games, prizes and more.

CrossRoad Church UMC Fall Festival
Oct 21 :: 6pm
Fun games, bounce houses and slides, face painting, hay rides, live music. Everything is free except the concessions. Food available for purchase. Costumes are welcome.

St. Andrew’s Fall Festival & Craft Fair
Oct 22 :: 10am-3pm
Plenty of shopping for art and unique crafts. In addition to the Craft Fair, they have fun kid’s activities (inflatables, face painting, carnival games, petting zoo) plus music, delicious food choices, and a beer garden.

River of Life United Methodist Church Fall Festival
October 22 11am-4pm

2600 Race Track Rd
St Johns, FL 32259
Join in on this free family festival. There will be complimentary hot dogs, chips, drinks, cotton candy, snow cones, Popcorn, hay rides, pony rides (11-1:45pm), train rides (12-3pm), two bouncy houses, face painting, balloon art, local entertainment and of course pumpkins! Parking is at the Julington Creek Elementary School where you can take a hay ride or a golf cart to the festival. Handicapped parking is always in the church parking lot.

Community Fall Festival at Holiday Hill Baptist Church
October 22 :: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Enjoy FREE admission, LIVE music, face painting, human hamster balls, bounce houses, hay ride, games, balloon twisting, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer Friendly, the Jacksonville Fire Department, concessions, free door prizes and more!

Novemberfest Fall Festival & Craft Show
Nov 12 :: 9am-3pm
Free kids zone, bounce houses and face painting and pony rides. Christmas Village for kids to shop with local crafters, vendors, artists.

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Jena Pugh is a stay-at-home working mom, a wife to her adoring husband Paul, and mama to two spunky girls. She currently writes daily blogs for Entertainment Benefits Group, a travel company that sells discounted tickets to Orlando theme parks (, and Las Vegas ( shows and attractions. Her blogs include happenings in both Vegas and Orlando as well as celebrity sightings in Sin City. Jena also teaches group fitness classes with Jacksonville Stroller Strength and is certified as a nutrition coach.


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