What does the fall season mean to you? Autumn may look a bit different in Florida than it does in the Midwest or elsewhere across the United States, but that does not mean Floridians don’t recognize what makes fall a season worth celebrating. Looking around Longwood and the surrounding Orlando area, you’ll find that there is an abundance of ways to settle into the fall months. At Village on the Green, we’re happy to help point you in the right direction.
Autumn Spirit is Not Hard to Find in Florida
Not much may change when the fall season begins in Florida. The weather remains pretty warm, so no one will be swapping their summer clothes for a heavy sweater. Maybe a light jacket in the evenings once the temperature drops a bit. But the lack of noticeable change in the environment does not mean that Floridians are immune to the autumn spirit. In fact, there are plenty of fall events and activities for residents eager to celebrate the staples of fall. These events become especially enticing as we get deeper into the fall and the heat and humidity breaks.
Fall Events & Activities Around Orlando
If you are looking for something to do in Longwood or around Orlando, there are plenty of events and activities designed to highlight all of the things that make fall a unique time of year.
- Check out the >45th annual Longwood Arts & Crafts Festival from Nov. 20-21. Featuring more than 200 artists and hand craft exhibitors selling unique goods, fine jewelry and seasonal decor, the festival is the perfect opportunity for you to get out and about.
- Fall is the harvest season, so be sure to plan a visit to the >Longwood Farmer’s Market, which is open every Sunday at Reiter Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Fall food festivals are commonplace around Orlando, including Fall at Southern Hill Farms, which opens on Saturday, Sept. 25. Fun seasonal activities include sunflower and zinnia picking, fall eats, a pumpkin patch, s’mores kits and more.
- The 19th annual Long & Scott Farms Corn Maze, taking place on Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 1 through Dec. 12, is fun for the whole family. Outside of the corn maze, there is a cafe, market, food vendors and plenty of activities for kids.
Make Your Own Plans for Celebrating Fall
You don’t need to wait for an event or activity to be announced to celebrate fall in Florida. There are plenty of ways for you to ring in the autumn season at home or in your area.
- Bake. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the baking season is upon us! Start warming up the oven and producing tasty treats, whether it is a pumpkin pie or a sheet of sugar cookies. There is fall fun to be had in the kitchen, so be sure to invite over friends or family to help you bake or simply to help you consume the fruits of your labor.
- Gardening. Fall is the harvest season, but you don’t have to be a farmer to plan a harvest. You can work within your own home garden. What better way to get outside and in the fresh air than to take advantage of gardening season and plant produce.
- Leaf Peeping. The state of Florida is not known for its fall foliage, but there are certainly areas around the Sunshine State where you can find leaves changing color, often in mid-November. Take a drive to a sweet spot and bask in the fall colors.
- Football. Football needs no introduction to Floridians, whether you are rooting for the defending Super Bowls champs in Tampa Bay or cheering for the Gators, Seminoles, Hurricanes or Knights. When the calendar turns to fall, football is sure to follow, giving you the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family to watch a game.
Celebrate Fall at Village on the Green
While there are plenty of ways for you to celebrate the fall season in and around Orlando or in your own home, Village on the Green in Longwood, Florida, also provides residents with a community where there are always opportunities to learn, play and grow. Located near the Spring Hammock Preserve and Wekiwa Springs State Park, both of which showcase the area’s natural beauty, you’ll have the luxury of being surrounded by nature during the fall months.
Our community also offers social, culture and educational programs in the fall and throughout the year to ensure residents continue to enjoy an active and engaged lifestyle.
If you’re interested in learning more about the community at Village on the Green, you can schedule an in-person or virtual visit. Fill out the form below or give us a call at 407-682-0230.