Have the brisk chilly mornings, Haile Village's Oktoberfest, and all that pumpkin spice in the air put you into the fall spirit and left you craving more? If so, you're in the right place. We're here to share a few of our favorite upcoming fall festivals in and around gourdeous Gainesville! (Warning: more bad puns ahead.)
1. Crossroads Farm & Apiary Fall Festival
Lace up your sneakers and mosey on over to Crossroads Farm for their annual Apiary Fall Festival! This working farm is offering hay rides, games, beekeeping, face painting, jungle gyms, and so much more for the entire family!
Location: 3831 NW 156th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Time: Every Saturday & Sunday until November 6th; 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Saturday) & 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Sunday)
Cost: $10 General Admission (Ages 3+)
2. Micanopy's 47th Annual Fall Festival
Round up your family and run over to the 47th Annual Micanopy Fall Festival where the spirit of autumn comes alive each year! Micanopy plays host to vendors such as local and traveling artists, crafters, and musicians that fill Cholokka Boulevard with fun and activities.
Location: Micanopy Historic District
Time: Saturday, October 29, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Sunday, October 30, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
3. BASH Music Festival featuring Mavis Staples and Drive-By Truckers
The BASH is Gainesville’s FREE music festival featuring national and local acts and showcasing hometown heritage through art, music tributes, food, libations, and family fun. This year Mavis Staples, Drive-By Truckers, Larkin Poe, and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown are headlining the festival. Learn how you can reserve access to special ticketed areas here.
The BASH is more than just music. It's a showcase of the very best of Gainesville artisan community, featuring food trucks and vendors, an art & craft market, a beer garden, vintage finds, a mini-kids fest, and curated experiences for the young and young at heart.
Location: Depot Park 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Time: November 4 - November 6, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4. Alachua Main Street Harvest Festival
On my gourd! The Alachua Business League is putting on its 35th Main Street Harvest Festival! And they promise that this year's event will be one you do not want to miss! Alachua's Main Street will be filled with close to 200 unique vendors and thousands of guests looking for that special gift, a specific piece of artwork for their fireplace mantle, or a delicious pumpkin-spiced treat! Bookmark the festival page on Alachua Business League’s website and like their Facebook Page to stay up to date on all announcements as they happen!
Location: 14801 Main Street, Alachua, FL, 32615
Time: November 13, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5. Downtown Festival and Art Show
Celebrate Gainesville’s thriving local art scene on the historic streets of downtown Gainesville with the 41st annual Downtown Festival and Art Show! This celebration of art and creativity features more than 200 artists, as well live music, performing arts, and delicious and unique culinary art experiences.
Location: 111 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Time: November 19 and November 20, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM