Posted by Alexa Curbelo in Sarasota, Home Building Industry

The seasons are changing, and it’s a great time to discover the top things to do in Sarasota during the fall!

From one of the best pumpkin patches in the state to Sarasota’s annual city loved festivals, there’s endless fun for all ages. Get ready to make some memories!

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Hunsader Farms

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival is a crowd favorite fall festival in Sarasota. Step in and be immersed by the numerous pumpkin patches, hundreds of vendors, corn maze, hayrides, and more! Throughout the weekends of October will feature different outdoor things to do in Sarasota every week.

Even after the holidays, Hunsaders is the perfect place to find things to do with kids in Sarasota. With their petting zoo, farmer’s market, playgrounds, strawberry picking, and flower fields, your options for family fun weekends are endless!

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival

Drive on by to the Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival, another top-rated fall festival Sarasota. With bounce houses, pony rides, horse drawn carriages, and a petting zoo, there’s a host of family things to do in Sarasota, Florida.

Don’t forget to stop by and grab that perfect pumpkin to carve later and to roast those pumpkin seeds!


Sarasota Medieval Fair

The fall season in Sarasota means cooler weather and the annual Sarasota Medieval Fair. This immersive fall festival in Sarasota brings you back to medieval times with tournaments like jousting, live entertainment, and arts and crafts throughout, and don’t forget to grab that delicious turkey leg for the road!

Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition

Taking advantage of the perfect beach weather all year round in the Sarasota metro area is just one of the many reasons to move down to an M/I Home, and don’t forget to check out one of the top things to do in the area with the annual sand sculpting competition happening on the beautiful beaches of Siesta Key.

Enjoy all of the outdoor things to do in Sarasota by joining the judges and voting for your favorite sand art created by many artists from around the world.

Sand Sculptures

The fun does not stop there—this event brings more things to do with kids in Sarasota with lessons provided throughout the day about how to sand sculpt.

Families can spend the day listening to live music while shopping the Sand Village. Be sure to check out the Barefoot Beach Bar Part tent and multiple food trucks as well.

Sarasota Chalk Festival

Immerse yourself into the Sarasota Chalk Festival by walking the street and watching the pavement turn into a chalk masterpiece.

With all different types of professional pavement artists, witness the chalk be transformed, and don’t be afraid to dive into the 3D painting to become a part of the art itself!

Chalk Drawing

You won't want to miss the infamous activities at this fall festival in Sarasota. Join in on all of the fun by creating chalk art yourself in the “Young and Young at Heart” interactive zone, listening to the live music from local and national bands, and spending your time visiting the local shop, food, and craft vendors surrounding the artwork.

Sarasota Octoberfest

Experience the city’s spin on Oktoberfest by visiting the fall festival in Sarasota, Rocktoberfest.

Discover an authentic German experience with dancers, and try mouthwatering foods like smoked sausages, sauerkraut, cabbage, and delicious pretzels while enjoying a rock-n-roll twist of array of German, rock, soul, and R&B music.

Outdoor Festival

Live the good life in an M/I Homes – Sarasota community, and you will be just minutes from all the top things to do in the Sarasota area!


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Hi, I’m Alexa! After graduating from the University of Central Florida (go Knights!), I launched my real estate career with M/I Homes and am proud to serve as the Internet Sales Manager in Sarasota. With years of customer services and online sales experience, this role is a natural fit for me. I love connecting with new people every day! When I’m not helping people find their dream home, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading for book club, and perfecting my pickleball skills.

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