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Things to Do in Sanford this Fall

Lakeside Fellowship Pumpkin Patch SanfordAre you enjoying the fresher temperatures in Sanford as much as I am? It’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Fall and I can’t wait for all the fun things to do around here. So without further ado, here is my list of the best things to do this Fall in Sanford…

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Pumpkin Patch at Lakeside Fellowship Church, Oct 10 – Oct 31 – 305 S. Orange Blvd., Sanford, FL 32771
Monday-Friday, 2pm to dusk | Saturday, 10am to dusk | Sunday, 12pm til dusk
One of Sanford’s best Pumpkin Patches and lots of great picture opportunities for Fall memories…

Zoo Boo Bash, October 19 & 20 and October 26 & 27, 9am-3pm – 3755 U.S. 17 Sanford, FL 32771 
Halloween fun at the Central Florida Zoo for the little ones including costume contests, hayrides, story time, crafts, activities and face painting.For more information, call 407.323.4450 ext. 100.

Trunk or Treat October 26th, 10:30-12pm , 305 S. Orange Blvd., Sanford, FL 32771
Trick or treating in non-scary costumes for the whole family and especially the little ones who will collect sweets from the trunks of cars decorated for the occasion.

Spooky Hollow Trick or Treat in Downtown Sanford – October 31, 6-8pm
Trick or treating with the downtown merchants (First Street and Magnolia Square) and lots of fun activities for the kids including a costume contest and carnival games.

Puttin on the Ritz SanfordPuttin on the Ritz, November 9th, starting at 6pm – 203 S Magnolia Ave Sanford, FL 32771
A fundraiser event for the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. Get ready for a night of roaring twenties. Entertainment, silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres. Dress up in your best costume for the occasion! Tickets $50 single or $75 couple. Order at 407-321-8111.

Sofas and Suds, November 10th, 2pm-6pm, Downtown Sanford
One of the most creative events this Fall:  An all craft beer festival with a sofa-racing competition (yes, you heard right!) More info at

Turkey Day 5K November 28, 8am, Ft Mellon Park (at the waterfront) 
Run (or walk) off those calories BEFORE the big feast (and shopping). This has quickly turned in Seminole County’s largest run on Thanksgiving. More info at

Sanford Candlelight Tour of Homes25th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes, December 6, 6:30-9pm, Old Downtown Sanford Historic District
Simply breathtaking! After touring the historic homes this night you will be in the holiday mood – guaranteed! Stroll candlelit streets while enjoying live saxophone, piano, string and choral music. Get decorating ideas at the “Around the World” themed tablescapes showcase. Complimentary food and beverage samples will be offered, by local restaurants. Click here to read more about it or click here to buy tickets.

Holiday Day Tour of Homes and Gardens, December 7, 11am-4pm, Old Downtown Sanford Historic District
The daytime version of the Candlelight Tour of Homes with lots of decorating and gardening ideas at 8 historic homes dressed up for the holidays. Complimentary refreshments at two historic buildings as well as live music. “Around the World” themed Tablescapes in the garden of a recently renovated Oak Avenue home. Click here to buy tickets.

Christmas in the Square, December 6th, 6-8pm, Magnolia Square
Light up Historic Downtown Sanford! Free event with live entertainment, visit with Santa and fun for the whole family! More information at 407.688.5120

Sanford’s Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade, December 14th, 6-8pm, Downtown Sanford
A fun-filled family night out in Historic Downtown Sanford! Enjoy the beauty of this annual parade with sparkling lights, floats, Santa and lots more! For more information call 407.688.5120

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