Whether we can feel it or not in Florida it is officially Fall! Maybe we can’t feel it in the air, but we can definitely see it in the events that are happening right here in Sanford!

Check back regularly as we will continue to add events to our list as businesses announce them.

PLEASE NOTE: EVENT DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL BUSINESS TO VERIFY.

Haunted Alley Halloween Activities

When: Every day in October

Where: Airport Lanes, 190 E Airport Blvd

What: Enjoy Halloween festivities all month long at Aloma Bowl! Enjoy spooky selfies at one of out haunted selfie stations or themed cocktails for adults!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Halloween Boo-Tique

When: Sunday October 2nd 4pm-8pm

Where: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art 211 E 1st St. Sanford, FL 32771

What: Few among the artists in Jeanine Taylor’s orbit turn out the haunts like those featured in her upcoming Halloween Boo-tique.

The artist roster will feature the likes of Melissa Menzer, Darlene Allen, Kerry Schmidt, Anthony Pack and Patty Bonner. Each artist possesses an undying thirst for all things strange and unusual!

The festivities will begin promptly at 4pm on October 2nd. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to get their choice pick of art. A sampling of seasonal of hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails hand selected by Jeanine Taylor will be complimentary to all attendees.

MELISSA MENZER:
For Melissa Menzer there is no better muse than vintage sepia toned photographs of long forgotten relatives found in the bargain bins of Florida’s roadside flea markets. Her wry quirk can be attributed to her parents who were artists and antique dealers in the Washington DC area. Menzer utilizes varied materials from cabinet card photographs to vintage silverware. Orlando culture seekers may remember Menzer’s featured bejeweled birds at the Mennello Museum of Art under Frank Holt’s reign.

DARLENE ALLEN:
Darlene Allen possesses a love for Jim Henson, misfit toys and mohair. Her title as a Master Bearmaker is well earned and very apparent. Allen’s mohair creatures are tediously assembled with masterful hand stitching and given a mischievous grimace.

KERRY SCHMIDT:
Felted oddities of the ghoulish persuasion come to life by the hands of California based artist, Kerry Schmidt. The eye-popping characters in Schmidt’s arsenal include hard-nosed crows, snarling French Bulldogs, grinning bats and a few vegetables with an attitude. Her work has been featured in multiple magazines and collected far and wide.

ANTHONY PACK:
Anthony Pack’s multimedia upcycled assemblages round off this Halloween Boo-tique quartet. His famous suited devils made of wood scraps and book covers have a wide appeal. It is common for his creatures to wear a startled expression across their mug. Last year he included Frankenstein and his bride, as well as a spot-on Edgar Allen Poe.

PATTY BONNER:
Now living in the quiet rural town of Ocala, Florida, Patty Bonner paints memories of her life growing up in Salem, Ma. That’s where her love for autumn mornings, horror show double features and trick or treating was nourished. Patty’s love for October vibes serves as inspiration for her intricately detailed memory paintings. We’re excited to feature Patty’s artwork at the Halloween Boo-Tique!

Admission: Free to Attend

Info: 407-323-2774 | Click Here for Event Facebook Page

Sanford Ghost Tours

When: Every Friday and Saturday, 7pm-8:30pm

Where: Historic Downtown Sanford, 307 E 2nd St, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Dare to experience a Historical Ghost Walking Tour in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida!
During this ghost walk, prepare to be regaled with tales of old and new concerning ghostly experiences in the downtown area, culminating with a walk to an actual haunted building! You will be presented with an overview of ghostly activities by an expert guide as you walk the streets learning historical stories gathered from the people who live in Sanford themselves.
Incorporated in 1877, the stories of Sanford’s past residence and those still lurking around are plentiful.

Admission: $20, Tickets

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

National Night Out – 2021

When: Tuesday October 5th, 5pm-8pm

Where: Fort Mellon Park, 600 E 1st St,

What: Celebrate your community and enjoy a FREE night out with your family! There will be food, drinks, and PD & Fire Department displays.

Admission: FREE!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest in Sanford

When: Friday Oktober 8th 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday Oktober 9th 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday Oktober 10th 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: This year we have moved the party to the Sanford Civic Center and surrounding streets, just a block away from our Willow Tree Café German restaurant!

What: Join us for our annual Oktoberfest, a festival celebrating German food, beer, music, dance, folk costumes, and of course Gemütlichkeit! This year we have moved the party to the Sanford Civic Center and surrounding streets, just a block away from our Willow Tree Café German restaurant!

Craft Beer Courtyard:
Neu to the event is a craft beer courtyard! Wayne Densch and 3 Daughters have teamed up to bring Florida craft beer for Oktoberfest. Our collaboration the Hollerbach’s Kolsch as well as their own Oktoberfest will be on tap. 3 Daughters also made sure Hollerbach’s Kolsch cans will be at food stations through out the festival.

Entertainment:
This year we have the most entertainers we ever had at Oktoberfest.
The Willow Tree Cafe will of course have Jimmy and Eckhard, and all the way from Germany Sepp Diepolder. While over at the Sanford Civic Center King guys and the Sonnenshine express will provide the polka for our Oktoberfest experience. .
Please check this link for performance times: https://www.hollerbachs.com/entertainment-schedule

First Annual Oktoberfest Beard Competition:
Hollerbach’s is excited to Willkommen all beardsmen no matter how big or small to the First Annual Hollerbach’s Beard Competition during Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest. On Oktober 9th we will be hosting a series of competitions to decide who has the best beards in all of Oktoberfest. Mythical Beards has provided us with rules and judges for this event, as well as fabulous beard prizes. A separate Facebook event will be created with full details of the event.

Food and Drink Menu:
https://www.hollerbachs.com/oktoberfest-faq

Ladies 327 Kinder zone
The Ladies 327 are joining us and brining their bounce houses, games and actives our kinder guests at Oktoberfest!

Admission: Parking and Admission are Free!! (Please note that food and drink must be purchased with Hollerbucks, view info. below)

Hollerbucks are back! The food and beverage (detailed below) available at our Oktoberfest can be purchased with Hollerbucks, which are sort of like ride tickets you use at a fair. Hollerbucks are available at different ticket stations at the Fest on the day of the event, or in advance online. **Visit Hollerbach.com/Oktoberfest to purchase your Hollerbucks in advance.

Info: Full details and Frequently asked questions here : https://www.hollerbachs.com/oktoberfest-faq

Ritz Theater presents The Addams Family

When: October 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th & 17th

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: The Addams family have lived by their kooky, upside-down values for hundreds of years. Dad and mom, Gomez and Morticia, want to continue that way. Their macabre daughter, Wednesday, is an 18 year-old ready for a life of her own, and to their horror, she has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet boy from a normal Ohio family. To make matters worse, Wednesday has invited the Beinekes to dinner. On this fateful night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.Major funding provided by Florida, Power & Light.Additional support from Fowler, Feeney & Associates, P.A.

Admission: $20-$27, Tickets

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

the pumpKIND patch

When: October 9th-31st, Saturday & Sunday 11am-7pm, Wednesday 5pm-7pm

Where : 514 Walden View Dr, Sanford, FL 32771

What: All the pumpkins will be fresh for the Pickin’ so, join us down at the church for the 2nd annual pumpKIND patch.


Bring a friend and join Our City Beautiful during our second ever pumpkin patch. Now, more than ever, our community deserves kindness from one another, and there is no better way to do that then to come on over to the pumpKIND patch and share in some fun!


Search our field for surprises, pick your favorite Pumpkins, and make memories with your family. Keep your eyes peeled for a calendar of events that will be happening through the season, including craft days and a costume party!


The pumpKIND patch is proudly sponsored by Crossings Community Church and all profits earned will be used in Our City Beautiful’s (501c3) HOLLAND project, which serves as a catalyst for encouraging adult individuals with physical and intellectual differences to live independently in their own community. 

Admission: FREE!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Rocktoberfest / Skyfall 21′

When: Thursday October 14th 5pm-9pm

Where: Downtown Sanford on First Street Sanford, FL 32771 

What: Every October we turn Alive After 5 into “RocKtoberfest” a celebration of Great German Beer, amazing food and awesome Rock-n-Roll.
However, we added a twist this year! We teamed up with the Air & Space Show to kick off the weekend air show festivities with a celebration in the heart of Alive After 5 in Downtown Sanford. There will be demo teams with pilots of the upcoming show just hanging out with other members of the aviation community. Come down, learn about the air show, learn about aviation as a whole and meet a pilot of two.
BUT wait!!!! The producers of the Air & Space Show are surprising us with very special parachute jump team that will descend into Downtown Sanford from 15,000 ft. with a great showing of precision, skills and maneuvers.
Come join us to WATCH this incredible jump.

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Fall Pumpkins and Sunflowers Painting DIY – Paint & Sip

When: Thursday, October 14th @ 7pm-9pm

Where :119 French | Bar & Bites, 119 S French Ave, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: Adorable baby turtles on a beach landscape – paint, friends and drinks! My kind of perfect evening. Join us!!


The painting will be on your choice of a 10×20″ stretched canvas or an 8×18” piece of cut, stained and sanded wood.
The event lasts from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and make sure you come thirsty for some delicious wines! You must purchase your ticket beforehand to book your spot. If you have a special occasion, please reach out and let Lauren know so she can prepare to make your night even better!


This is an acrylic painting and the paint and everything needed to complete your masterpiece is supplied. Bring an apron if you’d like, or wear some paint clothes in case it gets messy!


Your ticket includes all of the supplies that you will need to complete your painting. Of course you’ll be able to take your paintings home with you to show off to your friends and family!


Lauren will be assisting you throughout the process to ensure that you have something to be proud of in the end. This event is all about having fun, and that will be a definite!

Admission: Tickets · $24 – $29 via Eventbrite

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Little Shop of Horrors (High School Cast)

When: October 15th, 16th & 17th

Where: Theater West End, 115 W 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant!LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a West End Prep production, featuring a cast of pre-professional 9th-12th grade students.A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! 

Admission: $16+, Tickets

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Bat House Building Workshop

When: Saturday October 16th, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 US-17

What:Come assemble your very own bat house at this family-friendly workshop!
Native bats are nocturnal insectivores that spend their evenings chowing down on insects, including mosquitoes and other pest species. Building a bat house will encourage bats to roost near your home, a natural, DIY form of pest control!
Space is extremely limited, so don’t delay reserving your spot today!

Admission: Tickets,$25 per family | $15 for each additional bat house, which must be ordered at the time of registration.
Registration is required by September 25, 2020.

Info:  For more information, please visit www.centralfloridazoo.org/bathouse, call 407-323-4450 ext. 123 or e-mail us at education@centralfloridazoo.org

2021 Orlando Air and Space Show

When: October 16th-17th, 9am-4pm

Where: Orlando Sanford International Airport, 1200 Red Cleveland Blvd

What: The Orlando Air and Space Show soars October 16-17 over Orlando Sanford Int’l Airport featuring the Air Force Thunderbird

THE U.S. AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS WILL HEADLINE THE 2021 ORLANDO AIR AND SPACE SHOW ON OCTOBER 16-17 AT ORLANDO SANFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT!
WE’VE CONFIRMED SOME INCREDIBLE MILITARY DEMOS INCLUDING THE NAVY F-18 SUPER HORNET, E/A-18 GROWLER, MARINE CORPS MV-22 OSPREY, PLUS BIG BOY STATICS LIKE A B-52 BOMBER, C-5M SUPER GALAXY AND THE NEW KC-46 TANKER!

Admission: Tickets

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Seminole Harley October Bike Fest

When: October 13th-17th

Where: Seminole Harley-Davidson, 620 Hickman Cir

What: Stop by Seminole Harley during Daytona’s Bike Fest for a screamin’ good time!
If you’re here early, swing by our National HOG Social on Wednesday, right before the Seminole Chapter Sanford Florida HOG Meeting, complete with food trucks and a free pin, just for showing up (while supplies last.)
Thursday Join us for our official Kick off at 6pm with A Seasonal Scare a halloween party band and our very own PIRATE DANCE PARRTY! Costumes are welcome and encouraged as you boogie down with the Vixen Pirate Go Go dancers to your favorite halloween tunes!
Friday, all day party the day away with DJ Richie Rich as he keeps the vibe going all day long.
Saturday is jam packed with live music, featuring tributes to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Motley Crue and AC/DC by the Chili Poppers at 1pm followed by, Primal Crue and ThunderJack starting at 5pm!
Sunday make sure you stop by and groove with Sound Theory on your way out of town, starting at 1pm

See flyer for full details! 

Admission: Free

Info:  Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

The Great Pumpkin Tap Takeover

When: October 21st, 5pm

Where: Celery City Craft 118 S Palmetto Ave

What: Join us for this great pumpkin tap takeover! We’ll be tapping up 9 different pumpkin beers! Checkout the goods!

Tampa Bay Brewing Gords Gone Wild
O’fallon Brewery Maple Bacon Pumpkin Ale
Prairie Artisan Ale Pumpkin Kerfuffle – Sour Pumpkin Ae
Southern Tier Brewing Warlock
Southern Tier Brewing Pumpking
Elysian Brewing Night Owl
Heavy Seas Brewing Greater Pumpkin Ale
Brew Bus Brewing Basic Bitch

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

Ritz Theater Classics presents Frankenstein

When: Thursday October 21st, 7:26pm-9:26pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Sponsored by City of Sanford. Based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein was made before American movie warnings and rating codes were assigned to films which depicted mature situations, violence, strong language, etc. The creature made by Dr. Frankenstein out of corpse body parts was portrayed by Boris Karloff, and the movie was responsible for both the monster and the doctor’s hunchback assistant (Igor) becoming film icons.

Admission: $5 cash at the door.

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

Oh The Horror! Art Show at Deviant Wolfe Brewing

When: Thursday October 21st-November 30th

Where: Deviant Wolfe Brewing, 121 W 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Oh, the Horror!ATTENTION ARTISTS! We are looking for artwork to display in our next show. Specifically we are looking for art that celebrates Halloween and all things spooky. Inspiration can be drawn from tv shows, books, movies, folklore, legends, etc. All mediums are welcome. That means photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, digital art, 3D prints, etc.DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Wednesday, October 13th
ART DROP OFF: Friday, October 15th SANFORD ART & JAZZ NIGHT: Thursday, October 21st OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, October 23rd The show will be up through Nov 30th for Deviant Wolfe Brewing’s event, “Day of the Deviants” on November 20th. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Your submission must contain subject matter related to Halloween. Prior to accepting your piece to the show, please send a photo of your submission for review to: art@deviantwolfebrewing.com. MEDIUM: We will be accepting all mediums for this show. – Limit of 3 pieces per artist – No pieces larger than 18” x 24” – Please email in advance for 3D art or inquiries for installations. Commission Fee: There is a 25% commission fee for any sold artwork, including additional prints. Any unsold artwork not collected within 90 days of the submission deadline will become the property of Deviant Wolfe Brewing.
Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding art or the event at: art@deviantwolfebrewing.com

Admission:FREE!

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Witches of Shakespeare

When: October 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th & 31st

Where: Seminole State College – Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, 100 Weldon Blvd.

What: Witches of Shakespeare
A gathering of witches performed by our theatre students and the other worldly creatures of some Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.
Special performance for children on Halloween on October 31.
Lake Mary Museum
158 N. Country Club Rd.
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Masks are required
$5 donation 

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Halloween Bike Night & Stereo Competition

When: October 22nd, 6pm

Where: Seminole Harley-Davidson, 620 Hickman Cir

What: Join us at our Halloween themed bike night, hosted by Jerry Merkler and sponsored by Rubenstein Law. Stereo Competitions, Best Decorated Bike or Costume Contest, Free Bikini Bike Wash, Free Beer and CASH Prizes!
Bike Wash starts early, 4pm, so you can get your ride cleaned up before the show!Limit 2 Beers per person, only while supplies last. Cash Prizes not to be used towards new bike purchase. 

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

Florida Fall Ride at Seminole H-D

When: October 23rd, 9am

Where: Seminole Harley-Davidson, 620 Hickman Cir

What: It’s not wet, it’s not hot, let’s ride!October 23 at Seminole Harley-Davidson. registration at 9am, kickstands up at 10amRide with Jerry Merkler followed by Box Lunches, Live Music and Prizes on the Patio2 Possible routes depending on attendance. New riders welcome! 

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

Goldsboro Fest 20th Anniversary

When: October 23rd, 10am-2pm

Where: 919 S Persimmon Ave

What: Join us on October 23rd from 10am-2 pm…

Bounce Houses, Food Trucks, Vendors, Music, Games & More!!!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

The Littlest Oktoberfest

When: Saturday October 23rd, 2pm

Where: Dees Brothers Brewery, 210 Magnolia Ave

What: Tapping our only keg of Festbier @ 2pm and paired with a few food specials coming out of the kitchen. Don’t be late, ONE KEG ONLY. Come down and enjoy a pint with yours truly, Dees Brewery.

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

Laidback Lagerfest at Deviant Wolfe Brewing

When: Saturday October 23rd, 12pm

Where: Deviant Wolfe Brewing, 121 W 1st St

What: Laidback Lagerfest is coming soon!
Featuring 5 lagers on tap:
Oktoberfest
Any Way The Wind Blows – Bohemian Pils
Exterior Illumination – German Bock
Dyin’ Breed – Vienna Lager
India Pale Lager
$5 Lager Pints.
$10 Lager Flights.
Food Pop Up in the taproom.
Live music at 7 PM by Patrick Cuesta.

Admission: Free to Attend. Lager and Food available for purchase.

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Fall Festival at Central Church

When: Saturday October 23rd 4pm-7pm

Where: Central Baptist Church 3101 W State Road 46, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: We want to INVITE you to our FREE Fall Festival! Join us for an incredible time packed with candy, hayrides, train rides, s’mores, games, hay maze, cake walk and MORE! There will be fun for ALL ages so bring the whole family!
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TIME: 4:00 to 7:00 PM
WHERE: 3101 State Road 46
GoCentralChurch.org/FallFestival

Admission:
FREE

InfoClick Here for Event Page!

Lakeside’s Trick or Treat Trail

When: Saturday October 23rd, 4pm-5:30pm

Where: Lakeside United Methodist Church & Preschool, 121 N Henderson Ln

What: YOU’RE INVITED!

Lakeside’s Trick or Treat Trail where Jesus guides us through!

You’re invited to our Trick or Treat Trail at Lakeside. Wear your best not-so-scary Halloween costume and join us.

On the trail kids will find several stops with some great surprises. Snag a snack, play festive games or race your friends on an obstacle inflatable. Enjoy pony rides, petting zoo or even build your own snow cone on our human powered snow cone wheel!

Help spread the love of Jesus to our community by bringing a canned food donation to the event. We will be collecting for our local food banks.

We can’t wait to have fun with you and your family on our Trick or Treat Trail! 

Invite a friend! Download flyer HERE!   

Admission: Free Family Fun!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

4th Annual Sanford Jazz in the Park

When: Saturday October 23rd, 2pm-7pm

Where: Centennial Park, 400 S Park Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Oh, the Horror! ATTENTION ARTISTS! We are looking for artwork to display in our next show. Specifically we are looking for art that celebrates Halloween and all things spooky. Inspiration can be drawn from tv shows, books, movies, folklore, legends, etc. All mediums are welcome. That means photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, digital art, 3D prints, etc.DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Wednesday, October 13th
ART DROP OFF: Friday, October 15th SANFORD ART & JAZZ NIGHT: Thursday, October 21st OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, October 23rd The show will be up through Nov 30th for Deviant Wolfe Brewing’s event, “Day of the Deviants” on November 20th. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Your submission must contain subject matter related to Halloween. Prior to accepting your piece to the show, please send a photo of your submission for review to: art@deviantwolfebrewing.com. MEDIUM: We will be accepting all mediums for this show. – Limit of 3 pieces per artist – No pieces larger than 18” x 24” – Please email in advance for 3D art or inquiries for installations. Commission Fee: There is a 25% commission fee for any sold artwork, including additional prints. Any unsold artwork not collected within 90 days of the submission deadline will become the property of Deviant Wolfe Brewing.
Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding art or the event at: art@deviantwolfebrewing.com

Admission: FREE!

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Zoo Boo Bash, Presented By Orlando Health

When: October 23rd, 24th, 30th & 31st

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 U.S. 17 Sanford, FL 32773

What: Trick or Treat at the Wildest Place in Town!
Zoo Boo Bash is the perfect way for children and families to safely show off those Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat while enjoying the fun of the Zoo.
The Zoo will have plenty of not-so-scary decorations and activities, including trick-or-treat stations in a designated area to ensure social distancing.
Costumes are encouraged for all guests.

Admission:  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS, All activities are included with Zoo admission;
Annual Pass Holders should note this is a blackout date but special discounted event admission for annual pass holders can be purchased here for $5 per individual named on their valid annual pass card.

Info: For more information, call 407.323.4450 ext 100 | Click Here for More Info.

First Annual Sanford Witches Ride: In Honor of Amanda Butler

When: October 24th, 5:30pm

Where: Celery City Craft Beer Garden, 114 S Palmetto Ave

What: Welcome to the 1st Annual Sanford Witches Ride! This fun bike ride is held in remembrance of our dearly departed friend, Amanda Butler and celebrates a few of her favorite things – friends, family, fun, Sanford and Halloween!
Ride begins and ends at Celery City Craft (114 S Palmetto Avenue Sanford)
We ride out at 5:30pm! A route map will be provided.
Ways to Participate:
– Join in on bike or golf cart. Bring candy to toss to kids and residents who are watching from their yards!
– Come outside and wave and support the ride – and get candy!
– Join us after for a drink at Amanda’s very favorite watering hole – Celery City Craft
– All Witches and Warlocks are welcome! 

Admission: FREE!

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Corsets and Cuties present Creepy Cuties!

When: Sunday October 24th, 8pm-10pm

Where: Theater West End, 115 W 1st St

What:  The Cuties are back to celebrate all things creepy! Costumes are encouraged with prizes awarded for the best plus the Sanderson Sisters close out the night!

Admission: Tickets, $18

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

4th Annual SanfoTaste of Sanford 2021

When: Monday October 25th 5pm-8pm

Where: Sanford Civic Center, 401 E Seminole Blvd

What: The Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce will host visitors to experience Sanford’s culinary fare at the Taste of Sanford, Monday, October 25, 2021 from 5pm – 8pm. The event will be held on beautiful Lake Monroe at the Historic Civic Center in downtown Sanford. 

The Chamber’s Taste will feature more than 25 restaurants, providing a wide variety of food, beverage and sweets. Sanford’s diverse range of restaurants will showcase their businesses by providing great samples of local fare.

This event will be a ticketed event that will gain you entrance into a showcase of Sanford’s finest foods, sweets, and beverages that are unique to our community.

Admission: $25 Single Ticket in advance /$45 Couple Tickets in advance, Ticket Info.

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Trunk or Treat Presented by Texas Roadhouse – Sanford

When: Tuesday October 26th 5pm-8pm

Where: Texas Roadhouse – Sanford , FL 100 Towne Center Boulevard, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Come out for a FREE fun time of trunk or treating at Texas Roadhouse in Sanford on October 26!
Games, Crafts, Candy, Costume Contest, Vendors, Family Friendly Trick or Treating, pumpkin painting and more!!!!!!!!

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Halloween Candy & Wine Pairing

When: October 26th, 7pm

Where: Luisa’s Cellar, 206 Sanford Ave,

What: Halloween! Trick or treat! Trust me… you will have lots of leftover candy and you will need wine to go through them so we are here to help! We will be tasting in this occasion not 4 but 5 wines!
We will be pairing them with some of your favorite Halloween Candy! From Reese’s and M&Ms to Snickers, Starburst and more! Something for everybody.
Cheers!
Limited to 20 people for social distancing.

Admission: Cost: $25 plus gratuity and tax. Please read carefully
You will pay $10 at checkout and the rest the day of the event. No refunds available. If you are part of a group of 3 or more please note that at check out to arrange seating properly. No groups larger than 6. If you have a group larger than 6 please contact us. Visit luisascellarwine.com to reserve your spot today!

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

Halloween Costume Party at The Barn

When: October 28th & 29th, 7pm

Where: The Barn in Sanford, 1200 S French Ave

What: COLLEGE NIGHT JUST GOT BETTER ON OCT 28th!
DRESS UP and HAVE FUN!
#CostumeContest Thursday and Friday Nights!
Don’t Miss #BrandonBings Saturday Night Contest!

Info: Click Here for the Facebook Post!

Halloween Candy- Craft Beer Pairing

When: Thursday October 28th 4pm-9pm

Where: Deviant Wolfe Brewing, 121 W 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Who says Halloween candy is only for kids? Join us for a craft beer and candy pairing on Thursday, October 28th. Flights include five Deviant Wolfe beers paired with five Halloween candy favorites. Space is limited, so purchase your flights ahead through our Online Store or ask your beertender during your next visit to the taproom.Halloween Candy and Craft Beer Pairing Menu to be announced soon!Celebrate Halloween at Deviant Wolfe!

Admission: Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets!

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Haunted Tours, 2021

When: October 28, 29, and 30, 6pm – 10pm

Where: Museum of Seminole County History 300 Eslinger Way, Sanford, Florida 32773

What: Haunted Tours returns to the Museum, sponsored by the Seminole County Historical Society! Capacity is limited to 15 persons per tour this year, with priority given to advance registration online. Tours on the hour from 6pm-9pm. Bring your own ghost hunting equipment, or use ours as we track the ghosts through our halls and relay the strange phenomena which have taken place within our walls!

Admission: $5 per person. All proceeds benefit the Bill Nygren Carriage Project. For reservations, please visit recreation.seminolecountyfl.gov.

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Glow Flow Halloween Yoga

When: October 29th, 8pm-9:15pm

Where: 1Raw Yoga, 541 N Palmetto Ave Suite 102

What: Come glow and flow with black lights. Feel free to come dressed up in your best Halloween costume! Bodypaint will be included. This will be a fun fitness experience pairing the energy of upbeat music mixed with the healing movements of yoga.Join Angelina aka YoGi Bear for a fun night full of good vibes!

Admission: Tickets, $20 for non-members $15 for members

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

Reel Fun Films Rocky Horror Picture Show

When: Friday October 29th, 9pm-11pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Join us for the interactive viewing of this 1975 sci-fi/horror musical gender-bending rock opera featuring The Rich Weirdos shadow cast. Break out your fishnet stockings, stilettos, and red lipstick. Bring your rubber gloves, flashlight, or glow stick, and sing along as you get in touch again with your inner transvestite. Prop bags will be available for purchase so that Rocky Horror virgins can participate in all the rituals while the shadow cast ratchets up the humor and debauchery. This cult classic is more than a movie. It’s all about audience participation.

Admission: $15, Tickets

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! CRITICAL MASS SANFORD

When: Friday October 29th, 6:15pm

Where: Pedal Driven Co., 210 N Park Ave

What: Celebrate Halloween with us this Friday and wear your favorite (bike friendly) costume!

Join us the last Friday of every month for an easy 5 mile ride through downtown Sanford – open to ALL ages and skill level! Ride begins at the Pedal Driven shop at 6:15 and ends at Deviant Wolfe Brewing to enjoy some beer and good company. See you there!

Admission:  FREE!

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page!

HALLOWEEN HAVOC V DAY 1

When: October 29th, 7:30pm

Where: West End Trading Co. 202 Sanford Ave

What: HALLOWEEN HAVOC V DAY 1 Concert
Doors open at 7:30pm

Admission: $15 Cover Charge Discounted Presale Tickets Available NOW at eventbrite

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

Johnny Wild & The Delights – Classic Retro Monster Bash

When: Friday October 29th 9pm

Where: Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge 200 S Myrtle Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: We’re throwing a Halloween party and all you ghouls and goblins are invited!

Come party the night away in costume! We’ll be holding a contest for best dressed!

1st Place – $150 Tuffy’s Giftcard
2nd Place – $50 Tuffy’s Giftcard

Time to eat, drink, and be scary! We’ll have some booooozy drink specials, the DJ’s spooooky dance tunes, and Smoke in the City BBQ food truck parked outside!

(Just a friendly reminder, Tuffy’s is strictly 21+ after 7PM, so please leave the little ghosts at home)

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Mayfair Country Club Halloween Costume Contest

When: October 30th, 6:30am-6pm

Where: Mayfair Country Club, 3536 Country Club Rd

What: Win a FREE 20 Play Card!! Dress up as your favorite PGA Tour, LPGA Tour Professional, or Golf Personality on Saturday October 30th to enter. All entries receive a free round of golf on the 30th. Whoever has the best costume will win a 20 Play Card. 

Admission: Must pay to play golf.

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Fall Festival at The Rock of Central Florida

When: Saturday October 30th 10am-2pm

Where: The Rock of Central Florida, 6641 W State Rd 46

What: Florida as we kick off our 22nd Anniversary Weekend with our Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 30th!
Come join in the fun on campus from 10AM – 2PM: Local Business Booths, Raffle Prizes, Food Trucks, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Pie Eating Contests, Line Dancing, Chili Cook Off, Cakewalk, Field Games, and so much more!


Raffle tickets will be sold in our lobby at Nations Cafe! $2 per ticket or $5 for three!

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

Halloween for Dees Kids

When: Saturday October 30th 11:30am-3pm

Where: Dees Brothers Brewery, 210 Magnolia Ave

What: An afternoon full of Trick-or-Treat fun for your lil monsters with games, crafts and of course… TREATS!
Be sure to dress up for the Kids Costume Parade @ 2:30 pm!Halloween Spooky Specials from the Kitchen, sure to haunt the whole family’s cravings.Fall Food Drive to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida- Raffle tickets for your donation!Bring any nonperishable food you’d like to donate for your kiddos to have a chance to win a fun prize!
Follow this link for a list of their most needed items: https://www.feedhopenow.org/site/SPageServer/…1 CAN = 1 Raffle Ticket
5 CANS = 2 Raffle Tickets
10+ CANS = 3 Raffle TicketsDress up and join us as we kick off our FIRST Halloween!@ yours truly,
Dees Brewery

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

Celebrate our 7th Anniversary & Costume Party

When: Saturday October 30th 12pm

Where: Wop’s Hops Brewing Company And Kitchen, 419 Sanford Ave

What: Come join us in celebration of our 7 year anniversary of business! It’s going to be a day full of delicious craft beer, fun, the Sanford Avenue Block Party, and our Halloween Costume Party.

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

Sanford Avenue Halloween Block Party & Costume Contest

When: Saturday October 30th 5pm-11pm

Where: Sanford Brewing Company, 400 Sanford Ave

What: Live Music. Craft Beer. Vendors.

Prize money now at $1400!!! See all you Ghouls & Gals here!

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Event Facebook Page!

City Fest-Fall Festival

When: Saturday October 30th 6pm-8:30pm

Where: City Church FL, 1711 S Orange Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Join us for City Fest!

This event is for you and your family! Join us for a night with Trunk or treat, costumes, bounce houses, hayride, candy, and so much more! This is for all ages and will take place on the church campus! Stay tuned for more information.

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Event Website

Orlando Big Band Boo Halloween Concert

When: Saturday October 30th, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Time to dress up in your most chilling costume for some spooky selections from the past. Join Bing for the telling of The Headless Horseman. Listen to Satan Takes a Dorsey Holiday. Be on the lookout for Mr. Oogie Boogie. It’s always Midnight in a Madhouse at the Big Band Boo Halloween Concert with the OBB. Bring your cadaverous bodies to this creepy performance for a frighteningly good time. Become an honorary member of the OBB with the best costume. Beware of a scary good show.

Admission: $23-$30, Tickets

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

Halloween Costume Contest at West End Trading Co.

When: October 30th, 7pm-12am

Where: West End Trading Company, 202 Sanford Ave

What: Join us for a bone-chilling night on OCTOBER 30 for our annual Halloween Costume Contest!Craft beer, live music and tons of Halloween fun!Cash and prizes up to $500!This will be an epic night .. join us! 

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Halloween Costume Contest at Celery City Craft

When: October 30th 7pm-12am

Where: Celery City Craft Beer Garden, 114 S Palmetto Ave

What: Join us for a bone-chilling night on OCTOBER 30 for our annual Halloween Costume Contest! Craft beer, live music and tons of Halloween fun! Cash and prizes up to $500!
This will be an epic night .. join us!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Halloween Party Live Music w/ Beartoe

When: Saturday October 30th 8pm-11pm

Where: Dees Brothers Brewery, 210 Magnolia Ave

What: Dress up and join us as Beartoe takes the stage!

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

HALLOWEEN PARTY at The ALLEY Live Music MISS INTENT

When: Saturday October 30th 8pm-12am

Where: The Alley, 114 S Park Ave

What: Annual Halloween Party at The Alley! Prizes for best costume! Live Music with Miss Intent!

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

BUSTER’S STELLA SPOOKTACULAR

When: October 30th 8pm-12am

Where: Buster’s Bistro 300 S Sanford Ave 

What: CALLING ALL BOOS AND GHOULS!! COME JOIN BUSTER’S BISTRO FOR SOME FREAKY FUN FILLED WITH ENTERTAINMENT, PRIZES, CONTESTS, AND PLENTY OF BOOZE!!!

Admission: NO COVER CHARGE! VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR $40/PERSON. INCLUDES:*FREE RAFFLE ENTRY
*2 FOR 1 STELLA, HOEGAARDEN, RED RUM COCKTAIL
*ETCHED HALLOWEEN STELLA ARTOIS GLASS

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

EVIL OASIS 2 : SCI-FI NIGHTMARE – HALLOWEEN PARTY

When: Saturday, October 30th @ 8pm-2am

Where: Oasis On the River, 4380 Carraway Pl, Sanford, FL 32771

What: This is the 2nd annual Evil Oasis Halloween party, after the success of last year’s this one is promised to be something special. Oasis on the River is your Halloween 2021 party destination. EOIISFN will be a gateway to another dimension of pure chaos, pure evil. Prepare to be abducted and brought to an Oasis of Evil, where Sci-Fi Nightmares become reality. We are bringing it all; Hosted by MC Titanium, on the decks we have Dj J. Taylor providing the indoor tunes, and outside we have Dj Evolv3, Dj Frank Dee, Dj Johnny Knox and Dj Daggett, Aerial Burlesque performed by Libra Moon, and a photo booth provided by Photoboom LLC. Drink specials and VIP Cabanas will be available along with a $1000 cash prize for best costume!

Admission: $5.99 – $10, Tickets 

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Sanford’s Got Talent (Karaoke Contest)-Theme: Halloween Costume Party 

When: October 30th, 8pm-12am

Where: Shantell’s Just Until Restaurant & Lounge, 503 Sanford Ave

What:
Theme: Halloween Costume Party
***Come belt out your favorite tunes for a chance to win cash prizes, gift cards (TBD) and champion trophy.
Contest Rules: Vocalists of all genres of music are welcome to sign up. Singers can pick any songs to perform, either as an individual or as a group. Each week, 2 singers or groups will be chosen to compete in the finals. Our final competition will be held on October 30th Halloween Costume Party from 8pm-11pm in Shantell’s back yard. Contestants will be judged on the following…
Stage Presence
Clear Pronunciation
Vocal Quality (Range, Pitch & Melody)
***All the finalists will receive a certificate.
***Top three will receive prizes.
COVID: The microphone will be frequently sanitized and every singer will be given 2 disposable mic cover for each night. We are still monitoring the ongoing Covid situation and are taking extreme sanitary measures to protect all participants and patrons.

Admission: Tickets 

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Fang-Tastic Fest at Ft. Mellon

When: Sunday, October 31 @ 2pm-5pm

Where: Fort Mellon Park, 600 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Load up your little ghosts and goblins and celebrate the season with costume contests, carnival games, inflatables and sweet treats.

Admission: FREE

Info: For more information call 407.688.5120 option 6 or visit www.Sanfordfl.gov

SGCG Trunk or Treat @ The Park on Park

When: October 31st, 5pm-7pm

Where: Park on Park 101-199 W 8th St

What: Sanford Golf Cart Gurus Trunk or Treat! Decorate your carts, load them up with candy & meet at The Park on Park. We will hand out candy from 5pm to 7pm. After, we will do a Halloween golf cart ride through town.

Admission: FREE!

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

LifeWay’s Drive-In Candy GiveAway

When: Sunday October 31, 6pm-8:30pm

Where: LifeWay Community Church 2462 S Park Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771 At the Corner of Park Avenue & 25th Street (SR 46)

What: Who doesn’t love candy?We thought we would make your 2021 a little sweeter with a drive-in candy giveaway!We’re giving away 75,000 pieces of candy. We’re preparing to pack our parking lot with cars full of friends and families.Make your plans to dress those kids up and join us for free candy and popcorn, on October 31st! We can’t wait to see you all.It’s like going to 50 houses in 15 minutes. You’ll find it to be well organized, safe & enjoyable for the whole family.www.LifeWay.cc/candy You will find friendly smiles,  popcorn for all and lots of CANDY for the kids.  It’s like going to 50 houses in 15 minutes. There will be a 10 minute rotation… You’ll stay in your car, watch a short 4 minute video then your candy and popcorn will be delivered by our health screened volunteers. It’s safe and will be enjoyed by your whole family.

Admission: This event is FREE! It’s for the whole family. 

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Fall Fest at Fort Mellon Park presented by Action Church

When: November 12th, 6pm-10pm

Where: Fort Mellon Park, 600 E 1st St

What: It’s official…Fall is here familyAre you looking for a FREE event that the whole family can enjoy? Look no further…we got you covered! Action Church – Sanford presents Fall Fest 2021 in collaboration with SAO, Ent. and the City of Sanford.


There will be FREE carnival rides, hayrides, games, DJ, & live music. Bring your appetite so you can enjoy the many different food vendors from seafood, soul food, Caribbean cuisine, wings, fried ribs, BBQ, hotdogs, sausages, candy apples, funnel cakes & much more. We can’t wait to see you there!! 

Admission: FREE to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Sofas & Suds 2021-Sanford Couch Race!

When: Sunday, November 14th @ 2pm-6pm

Where: 200 S. Palmetto Ave Sanford, FL 32771

What: Come to Beautiful Downtown Sanford and watch as local businesses race their modified couches against each other. Who will be the fastest and who will be the crowd favorite?

Sunday, November 14th, 2021 on Palmetto Ave (at 2nd street), 2 to 6 pm.

Admission to this event is FREE! But please, no coolers our outside drinks. Security and Sanford PD will ask you to throw away. There will be plenty of options for drinks and dining in and around the event site.

We also will again be offering our VIP area for just $49 per person. Included in that is complimentary beer/wine/liquor, bathroom access, prime viewing area, and full access to “pit row” along with all of the racing participants. VIP area will be 21 and up this year. You can purchase your tickets in advance here:

Admission: This event is FREE! VIP options available HERE, Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event at the gate for $59, cash only.

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Sofas Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens presents Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild, sponsored by T-Mobile

When: Nov. 19, 2021 to January 16, 2022

Where: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 W Seminole Blvd

What: SANFORD, Fla. (August 25, 2021) — The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will be lit up with twinkling lights this holiday season—but it will once again be one of the most unique displays in the Orlando area.

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens presents Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild, sponsored by T-Mobile, will return for the second year from Nov. 19, 2021 to January 16, 2022. The festival features more than 30 larger-than-life, hand-constructed lanterns lit by more than 10,000 LED lights. The result is a dazzling display of color, light and sound celebrating art, culture and beauty of traditional Asian lantern festivals.

The event was first held in 2019 at the Zoo but did not take place in 2020 due to the pandemic.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring this popular event back to the Zoo,” said Dino Ferri, the Zoo’s CEO. “People flock to this event, and when you see these beautiful lanterns illuminated, it’s easy to see why. We’re happy to provide a fun, festive and cultural experience for folks in Central Florida again to end the year and start 2022.”

The lanterns will be set up on a 3/4 -mile trek throughout the Zoo. Festival hours will be in the evening, and entry will require a separate ticket from normal Zoo admission.

The festival takes place entirely outdoors and is rain or shine. More information about festival days and hours will be available on the Zoo’s website, and tickets will go on sale soon. Online ticket purchase is highly recommended, as limited on-site, day-of tickets are available.


The Central Florida Zoo presents Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild, sponsored by T-Mobile is presented in partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc. For more information, visit www.centralfloridazoo.org.

About the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is home to over 300 animals in Sanford, Florida. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in conservation, providing experiences that excite and inspire adults and children to learn and act on behalf of wildlife.

Admission: Tickets

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Antique Tractor Show

When: November 20th & 21st

Where: LifeWay Community Church 2462 S Park Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771 At the Corner of Park Avenue & 25th Street (SR 46)

What: Mark your calendars
We are having big fall festival at the Barn on the third weekend of November
Lots of old tractors, fresh juice, cracking pecans and of course BBQ!

Admission:FREE!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!