What the Free?! – October Edition

This is my favorite time of year! Being from Massachusetts, I was used to the crisp weather and leaves changing colors. In Florida, I definitely don’t notice it as much. However, Alachua County has some amazing autumn events that are perfect for the whole family. The best part about it? A lot of these events are free!

Let our team know if you were able to check out any of the events listed below as we’d love to know about your experience or see some photos.

Check out this Trunk or Treat event coming up on Saturday, October 22, from 8am to 1pm. There will be a flea market with food available for purchase, and funds raised will go to HSFUMC Youth. The trunk event will take place at 11:30am. Costumes are welcome!


Micanopy Florida is a scenic location for a fall arts and crafts festival. This quiet little town bustles with activity as the vendors

pour into town and fill Cholokka Boulevard. Many local artists, crafters, and musicians participate in the festival, as well as other artists from across the southeast.


Looking for some Halloween fun for the whole family? Join the Festival of Fun and Frights on October 29 from 1 to 4pm. There will be a dunk tank and a photo booth as well as cotton candy and snow cone vendors.


On October 29 from 2 to 6pm, enjoy games, music, and prizes at the Archer Community Fall Fest! There will be a blanket and jacket drive for the homeless.


On October 30, join Grace at Fort Clarke us for an awesome night full of candy and fun as they kick off our annual in-person Trunk or Treat event!


On October 31, join Haile Equestrian for a halloween event featuring free pony rides, games, prizes, and spooky horsey surprises!


Come join Tioga on Halloween, Monday October 31st at Tioga Town Center from 6:00-8:00 pm! Come Trick-or-Treat, say hi to neighbors, and enjoy everything Tioga has to offer!


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