Parties, Parades & Pumpkin Patches
There’s no party quite like a Jax Halloween party. Feast on tricks, treats & munchkin delights with our 2019 Halloween Guide, presented by 904 Happy Hour’s Beaches Oktoberfest. Read below for our featured event listings, then visit our listings of local pumpkin patches, costume stores & candy buy back programs.
904 Happy Hour’s Beaches Oktoberfest. The Beaches Oktoberfest is Florida’s largest annual Oktoberfest. The two-day festival held in the heart of North Florida at the Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion. The family friendly festival boasts a large variety of German beer, performances daily by national performing acts, food trucks, a 110+ ft ferris wheel, arts & crafts vendors, kidzone, games & activities and so much more. We look forward to seeing you October 12-13 at this year’s festival!
Jacksonville Symphony. Spooktacular is back and spookier than ever! Join us for a Halloween concert that’s fun for the whole family. Come dressed in your Halloween costume for a costume contest, trick-or-treating, spooky crafts and our Instrument Zoo – an interactive, hands-on experience with all the instruments of the orchestra. The fun starts Sun, Oct 20 at 3pm. Pre-concert activities begin at 2pm.
Burnt Glassworks. Burnt Glassworks offers hands-on glassblowing experiences, and has some special pumpkin workshops for this Halloween season. Come into the studio and choose your colors, then work one-on-one with a professional glassblower to create your unique glass pumpkin. Prices start at $35 and children 8 & up are welcome to participate.
Hemming Park Fall Family Day. Join us in Hemming Park for free fall family fun on Sat, Oct 12 from 11am-3pm. We’ll host food trucks, vendors, a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo and more! Click here for details.
Hemming Park Halloween. Visit Hemming Park during Downtown Vision, Inc.’s “Trick or Treat on the Street” on Oct 31 from 11am until 2pm. Enjoy food trucks, music, Halloween treats and more! Click here for details.
St. Marys Railroad. Ride the rails to Hotel Transylvania and help show the Little Werewolf how to be a good monster. Fun Halloween entertainment all along the way. Appropriate for all ages. Trains depart from Theatre by the Trax, St. Marys, GA at 10am, 12pm 2 pm & 4 pm Oct 19 & 26. Discounts available for groups of ten or more by calling 912-729-1103. Click here for tickets and more information.
Sykes Family Farm. We combine a 9-acre corn maze full of “cornfusing” twists and turns, Pumpkin Patch, live entertainment and lots of farmtastic family fun. Mix it all together and you have “Agritainment.” Enjoy jumping on our jump pads, visiting the animals, picking and painting pumpkins, riding through the fields on the hayride, a variety of delicious snack vendors and more! Click here for details.
5 Great Halloween Books. We love a great holiday book. Start the festivities early, prep little kids for upcoming fun & relive the merriment after the fact. We love these books for their engaging stories and inviting illustrations. Look for bold colors, silly rhymes & fun characters. Click here to check out 5 great Halloween books for toddlers.
Pumpkin Patches. Pick the perfect pumpkin at these patches around town. Shop pumpkins, treats and fall decor. Click here to view the complete list.
Costumes. It’s not officially Halloween until you have a great costume. Get creative with your family with these local resources. Hours & availability vary by location, please call to confirm. Click here for details.
Candy Buy Back. On candy corn overload? Save your family a few calories & cavities this year by participating in a Halloween candy buy back program. Bring your candy to the businesses below, walk out with a bit of extra change. Click here for details.