It's officially fall! If you're wondering how to spend your October 2019 weekends in Jacksonville, look no further. You can get lost in a creepy horror maze or visit a beautiful waterfall...whatever fall vibes you're looking for, you can find them in Jacksonville.

Weekend of October 4-6, 2019

Design + Music Festival

Price: $10

When: October 5

Address: Cork Arts District - North at 2689 Rosselle St in Jacksonville 

Why You Need To Go: This festival is for the artsy music-lovers. Enjoy live tunes from local bands, amazing artwork, and tasty eats like tacos from Dos Vatos Tacos. 

Falling Creek Falls

Price: Free

Address: 953 Northwest Falling Creek Road in Lake City

Why You Need To Go: Visit this coffee-colored waterfall near Jacksonville. These lesser-known falls are tucked away in Lake City, just waiting for you to explore.

Weekend of October 11-13, 2019

2019 Beaches Oktoberfest

Price: Free

When: October 12-13

Address: 75 1st St N in Jacksonville Beach

Why You Need To Go: This free festival is the largest oktoberfest in Florida. Join in the fall festivites like the bratwurst eating competition and cornhole tournament.

Congaree and Penn Farm

Price: Pumpkin Patch is $12, Wagon Ride and Goat Greet is $10 

Address: 11830 Old Kings Road in Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: Pick a pumpkin or go on a wagon ride or visit cute goats this October at the farm. Next year in August and September, you can go muscadine grape picking.

Weekend of October 18-20, 2019

37th Annual Fall Festival Town of Orange Park

Price: Free

When: October 19-20

Address: 2042 Park Avenue in Orange Park

Why You Need To Go: Head to this annual fall festival near Jacksonville and enjoy funnel cakes, live music, and arts and crafts while you explore the giant pumpkin patch. 

Seafood & Soul Festival 2019

Price: $10

When: October 19 

Address: Morocco Shrine Center at 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd in Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: This one is for the seafoodies. Indulge in a low country crab boil including crab, shrimp, potatoes, and sausage at this year's festival. 

Weekend of October 25-27, 2019

13th Floor Jacksonville

Price: $29

When: September 13 through November 9

Address: 9230 Arlington Expressway in Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: Explore one of scariest haunted houses in the US! Wander through 13th Floor for a creepy experience in Jacksonville this Halloween. 

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Price: $10

Address: 829 Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: Visit Cummer Museum for a magical garden experience. You'll feel like you're in Versailles while you wander through this beautiful garden. 

Check out these 8 things to do in Jacksonville this fall. The holidays will be here before you know it, so make this October a great one.


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