Fall Festivities in Ocala/Marion County, Florida

Fall is here and it’s the perfect time to be outdoors enjoying Ocala/Marion County. While some fan favorite fall happenings have been postponed until next year, there is still a lot going on to help you get into the autumn mood! Here is a list of some of the fall festivities for 2020.

Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival

For those looking for a fun autumn weekend activity, Timberline Farm’s Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch has something for everyone. In addition to winding through their traditional corn maze, visitors can also enjoy carnival games, pumpkin patches, pony rides, music, food and drinks and so much more. The Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival is open Friday through Sunday, Oct. 2 – Nov.1, 2020 at 3200 SE 115th Street in Belleview. For more information, visit TimberlineFarm.net. Click here to explore our other great pumpkin patches in the destination.

FAFO Takes Over October

While the traditional Ocala Arts Festival put on by Fine Arts for Ocala in Downtown Ocala is not happening this fall, the arts in the community are still going strong in October. There are two different art shows all month long. FAFO’s ‘Community’ Art Show will be a collaborative exhibition of local artists’ work at the Brick City Center for the Arts. FAFO's "Alone- Together" Art Show will be featuring pieces of art from past Best of Show artists from the previous years’ art festivals. This exhibit will be at the new NOMA Art Gallery. Throughout October, FAFO will be hosting other family-friendly events at the Brick City Center for the Arts including Family, Crafts & Coffee on Oct. 10 and a Market & Mingle on Oct. 17.

Old Florida Cracker Craft Show & Thanksgiving Festival

On Halloween Day, Harbison Farm Cattle & Produce will be hosting their fifth annual Old Florida Cracker Show & Thanksgiving Festival. The festival will include a large craft show and activities for the kids, including a costume contest! To top it off, starting at noon, festival goers can enjoy a Thanksgiving lunch and dinner feast with all the makings—turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, casseroles and more.

Unique Movie Experiences

The historic Marion Theatre in Downtown Ocala is now featuring timeless cinematic classics with a spooky line up this fall. Movies range $5-$6 each! Many of you may have never seen some of these cult classics on the big screen, so now is your chance. Among the screenings are, Hocus Pocus, Rear Window Casper, The Phantom of the Opera (1943), Dracula (1931), The Birds, Animal House, The Nightmare Before Christmas and many more. See the full list of show times at MarionTheatre.org.


To add the cinematic fun, jump back in time with a $1 showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Fort King National Historic Landmark at 8 pm on Oct. 30! Bring your blankets or chairs and enjoy the historic atmosphere of the fort! Concessions are available to purchase.

For another nostalgic movie experience, the Ocala Drive-In is a fun way to see a movie in the safety and comfort of your own vehicle! During the Halloween season, there is often a scary movie showing, so keep up with their current showings at OcalaDriveIn.info.

Want to drink in more of the Halloween spirit? Check out some of the Halloween happenings this October in Ocala/Marion County— including a haunted trail, Halloween run and safe ways to trick-or-treat!

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