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Fall Festivities in Ocala/Marion County, Florida

Fall is here and it’s the perfect time to be outdoors enjoying Ocala/Marion County.

With its mild temperatures and scenic views, located just a two-hour drive from major metropolitan areas in Central Florida or the Gulf Coast of Florida.

  • For those looking for a fun autumn weekend activity, Timberline Corn Maze has something for everyone. In addition to a fantastic corn maze experience, visitors can also enjoy carnival games, pumpkin patches, pony rides, music, food and drinks and so much more. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students. The maze is open select weekends between October 3rd and November 2nd. Located at 3200 SE 115th Street in Belleview, additional information can be found on the website, www.timberlinefarm.net.
  • “Celebrate the 8th annual Ocala PrideFest Saturday, October 18th from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. at Citizens’ Circle in the heart of downtown Ocala. Enjoy family-friendly activities, live entertainment, food and beverage vendors, and great local groups and businesses. What’s the best part? This event is completely free. If you would like more information about this event visit www.ocalapridefest.org.
  • Horsepower in Horse Country” is the theme at the fourth annual Ocala Pumpkin Run. The three-day classic car show is held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 24th through October 26th at Castro Farms located at 7700 Old Blichton Road in Ocala. Admission is $12 for adult, $10 for military and children under the age of 11 are free. For more information visit, www.ocalapumpkinrun.com.
  • The 48th Annual Ocala Arts Festival returns on Saturday, October 25th and 26th. Free and open to the public, festival goers have many options to chose from, including browsing art from a variety of artists across the country to sampling food from local vendors. Kids will enjoy the special hands-on activities and live performances taking place in Historic Downtown Ocala at 110 SE Watula Avenue. For more information about this event, visit www.fafo.com.
  • Travel back through time and visit the McIntosh 1890’s Festival held in the township of McIntosh. Come spend the weekend and enjoy the celebration held on October 25thfrom 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discover the area’s rich history while walking down tree-lined streets filled with unique vendors, music, face painting and great food. McIntosh is located on Highway 441. Visit www.friendsofmcintosh.org for more information about the township, its events, and for vendor information call 352-591-4038.
  • Lights, Camera, Action! The Silver Scream is coming to Ocala, Halloween weekend – October 30th and 31stat the Marion Theatre and Brick City Center for the Arts. This two-day event specializes in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action. It will include showings of the original black and white silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame accompanied by an original score newly composed and performed by the Ocala Symphony, as well as showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and other events. For more details please contact Laurie Zink of the Ocala Film Foundation at 352-817-4155 or visit springsfilmfest.com.
  • Ready to take a walk on the spooky side? If you like history mixed in with a little mystery, then the Ocala Ghost Walks and Historical Tours is a great way to explore Historic Downtown Ocala. Listen to tales of spirits who still linger around the brick city and bring your camera to capture the digital orbs on film. Believers and skeptics will find this tour both educational and fun. Reservations are required, and tours are only $11. For ticket information call, 352-690-7933 or visit the website, www.ocalaghostwalks.com.