It’s time to cozy up with your significant other, head outdoors, and sip your favorite fall drink of choice because the Orlando area is preparing for the change of seasons. Here are five festive fall date night ideas in Orlando to spice up your next night out.
Watch a Football Game
UCF Knights Football
When: Upcoming home games November 1 & 10
Where: 4465 Knights Victory Way, Orlando
There might not be a chill in the air yet, but nothing marks the beginning of the fall season quite like football. Cheer on the UCF Knights at a local home game, a staple of autumn Saturday nights. Filled with food, drinks, and entertainment, this is a fun and affordable night out not to miss. Their next home games are on November 1 and 10 at the Spectrum Stadium in Orlando.
Alternatively, watch football together at one of these local bars.
Pick the Perfect Pumpkin at a Local Pumpkin Patch
Southern Hills Farms Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch
When: Every Saturday and Sunday in October from 11am-8pm
Where: 16651 Schofield Rd., Clermont
Southern Hill Farms invites guests to take a stroll through their working farm and experience their fall festival every weekend in October. It’s a fun-filled place for adults and children featuring live music, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and fire pits. The farm has thought of every detail down to craft beers, a vintage bakery and food trucks. Admission is $10 per vehicle.
More local pumpkin patches:
- Painted Oaks Academy: October 6 – 30, 10am-6pm
- The Sanlando Pumpkin Patch: October 9 – 31; Hours vary – check event page for details
- St. Lukes Pumpkin Patch: October 11-26; Monday-Friday 4-8pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-8pm
- Trinity Christian Academy Orlando: October 14 – 31; Sunday-Thursday 12-7pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-8pm
Weave Your Way through a Corn Maze
Partin Ranch Corn Maze
When: Weekends October 13-November 3, 10am-5pm
Where: 5601 N Canoe Creek Rd., Kenansville
Partin Ranch is jam-packed with entertainment for the entire day. There’s a challenging 5-acre maze, a large pumpkin patch, $5 dollar combine harvester rides, corn cannons and hay rides. There are also local craft and food vendors. FYI: the venue is cash only and there aren’t ATMs on site. Special events will be announced closer to the weekends. The annual corn maze is held every weekend from 10am-5pm from October 13 – November 3. Admission is $10 for adults and children age three and up. Season passes may be purchased for $20.
More local corn mazes:
- Scott’s Maze Adventures at Long & Scott Farms: Saturdays (10am-5pm) and Sundays (12-5pm) October 6 – December 9
Sip Vino at a Local Winery
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards BBQ & Blues Festival
When: October 12 & 13, 10am-8pm and October 14, 11am-5pm
Where: 19239 U.S. 27 North, Clermont, 34715
Lakeridge Winery has invited the top five BBQ Rib Competitors to compete for the winning title as “Rib Champion” at their BBQ & Blues Festival this October. This three-day event features live blues music on an outdoor stage, a Cheese & Wine bar, local arts and crafts vendors, free winery tours and tastings, plus beers and other treats for purchase. Admission is $10 for adults.
More Central Florida wineries to visit:
12th Annual Oktoberfest in Celebration
When: October 19-20, 5-10:30pm
Where: Celebration Town Center
Watch as the town of Celebration transforms for the fall season with the magical opening of their annual Oktoberfest, the old-world German celebration of Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage. Guests can watch the fall “leaves” fall at 7, 8, and 9pm. Listen to live music, drink some cold beer, or hop on a hayride. Town center is the perfect place to kick off the fall season.
More Oktoberfest ideas:
- Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest in Sanford: October 12-14
- 4th Annual Crooked Can Oktoberfest: October 19-21
Feature image credit: Southern Hill Farms