Fall gets underway with festivals, farmers’ markets, cooking classes and lots more to do
“Everything Everywhere All at Once.” The title of this Oscar winner could easily describe the fall calendar in Tallahassee. Coming up: Tallahassee Greek Food Festival. The Tallahassee Museum‘s Zoobilee. The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra‘s Spooktacular concert. Oktoberfest at Cascades Park. And it’s Halloween! Look for costume contests, cooking classes, farmers’ markets. And don’t forget those Spooky Sips.
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Load up on fresh produce, meats and other treats at Tallahassee’s many farmers’ markets. Photo / Tallahassee Table
* Celebrate fall at our farmers’ markets and the Downtown Market Tallahassee FL. Visit our guide at https://www.tallahasseetable.com/tallahassees-farmers…/
* Check out the list of pumpkin patches at the Fun 4 Kids site, https://fun4tallykids.com/Whats-Happening/Pumpkin-Patches/
A walk through the haunted corn maze is one of the attractions at the Spring Hill Tree Farm fall event. Photo / Spring Hill Tree Farm
* It’s a nice time of year for a road trip. Spring Hill Tree Farm is hosting an Oktoberfest event, with pumpkins, a haunted hayride and maze, miniature golf and lots of treats including BBQ, hot dogs, homemade apple fritters and homemade vanilla ice cream. Through Oct. 31. 795 Woodhull Rd., Bainbridge, GA.; 229-400-0329. You don’t have to go to Orlando for a Halloween scare fest. Visit the Haunted Corn Maze at the farm on Friday, Saturday and Halloween nights. With live actors. https://springhilltreefarm.com/pages/octoberfest
* It’s time for one of Tallahassee’s favorite events: The 2023 Tallahassee Greek Food Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 27-28, featuring classic Greek foods – including homemade baked delicacies – music, dancing and vendors. The festival is at the Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church, 1645 Phillips Rd.; 850-878-0747. Top photo: Pastries for sale at the Greek Food Festival / Photo credit Tallahassee Greek Food Festival. Above, patrons savoring the food, music and culture at the festival. Photo / Tallahassee Table
* The enchanting Spooktacular concert from the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra is set for 6 to 9 p.m Oct. 27 at Adderly Amphitheatre at Cascades Park, 1001 S. Gadsden St. Trick-or-treating starts at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m. tallahassee symphony.org. Picture above. Credit / Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra
* The Tallahassee Museum’s annual Zoobilee takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27, featuring food from local restaurants, an open bar and music by the band, The Brown Goose. Proceeds from Zoobilee support the museum’s education, preservation, and conservation services in the community. Tickets are $45 in advance until 5 p.m. the day of the event, $50 at the door and group rates. Must be 21+ to attend. 3945 Museum Dr.; 850-575-8684.
* DEEP Brewing Company is celebrating All Hallows Eve on Oct. 28, with food trucks (including desserts) and lots of beer, of course, including the new Gate Keeper. 2524 Cathay Ct.; 850-567-0295.
Look for new menu options from chef Leon C. Brunson at the popups at this new restaurant, Leon’s at Lake Ella. Photo credit / Leon C. Brunson
* Calling all witches. The Brass Tap – Midtown Tallahassee is hosting a Halloween costume contest (first prize, $500 in cash) and party from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 28 at 1321 Thomasville Rd.; 850-320-6300.
The scene from a past Halloween costume party at Liberty Bar. Photo credit / Liberty Bar
* Liberty Bar is hosting a Halloween party, starting at 10 p.m. There will be music and dancing and a DJ, @artisanp. “Come dressed up and enjoy spooky drink specials till 2am!” Arrive before midnight to sign up for the costume contest. Prizes for 1st, 2nd place, and 3rd place. 1307 N. Monroe St.; 850-354-8277.
Cocktails at Casa Tapas & Cantina, which will have a Halloween-themed party and brunch. Photo credit / Casa Tapas
* Casa Tapas & Cantina is hosting a Halloween-themed night with the band Latin Legends on Oct. 28. Be scared, be very scared …. of just how much food you can devour at one sitting at the Sunday Halloween brunch on Oct. 29 at Casa Tapas, 2705 Apalachee Pkwy; 850-765-1770.
* There’s a party Oct. 28 at the Venezuelan restaurant, VeneBitestally1, with singer Karlin, a motorcycle show, food and a costume contest, starting at 9 p.m. 217 E. Third Ave.; 850-727-7641. Cover $10 men, $5 women.
Chef Jessica Bright McMullen offers a variety of classes at KitchenAble Cooking School. Photo credit / Jessica Bright McMullen
* Chef Jessica Bright McMullen, owner of KitchenAble Cooking School, presents a “make and take” class for fall treats, including Mulled Cider, Pumpkin Spice Cookies, Soft Pretzels, Sea Salt Caramel with Apples, and S’more Brownies, at 10 a.m. Oct. 28. The class is $75. Book classes in advance by visiting www.kitchenable.com and clicking on “calendar”. All classes include a recipe packet.
* Elder Care Services, Inc.‘s 25th Annual Oktoberfest takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at Cascades Park. (2 p.m. for VIP tickets.) For tickets to this fundraiser, see https://eldercarebigbend.org/oktoberfest General admission is $50 ($25 for designated driver/child) and $100 for VIP sponsorships for $15,000.
Photo credit / North Florida Fair
* Learn about how to set up cheese and charcuterie boards at the Grazing Table with Brittany cooking class ($60) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at The Prepared Table, Bannerman Crossings Shopping Center, 3425 Bannerman Rd.; 850-354-8352. Check out the schedule of upcoming classes, which include Christmas cookies. There will be popup shops on Oct. 28, with a holiday open house on Nov. 3 and 4. Picture below. Photo / The Prepared Table.(