October 20, 2022
Upcoming Halloween Events in Clay County
October means cooler temperatures, pumpkins and plenty of spooky fun! In Clay County, we celebrate the arrival of the county’s largest arts festival and take pride in the stories of years past. Check out these upcoming Halloween and fall events to plan an adventure with your family.
The Amazing Grace Family Farms is gearing up for another season of family fun – in a new location! In its new home between Middleburg and Keystone Heights on State Road 21, the farm has a variety of events planned for families to enjoy the cooler weather, explore the farm along with taking part in plenty of festive photo opportunities! The pumpkin patch makes the perfect spot for fall photos and little ones can enjoy seeing the farm animals and the nearby playground. This family owned and operated farm offers a variety of activities, food vendors and fun for everyone! www.agcropmaze.com.
For a fun night at the theater, don’t miss The Island Theater’s production of Little Shop of Horrors in Fleming Island. This show tells the story of a nerdy florist named Seymour who finds his chance for love and success with the help of a giant, man-eating plant. Shows take place on select dates from October 21-30. www.theislandtheater.com.
Take a spooky walk-through Orange Park’s Magnolia Cemetery on Saturday, October 29 as the Moonlight on Magnolia event returns to Clay County. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Orange Park, guests go on a cemetery tour led by interpreters dressed in period clothing telling the stories of Orange Park and its former residents. Tours will start at 4:00 p.m. and the last tour will start at 6:00 p.m. www.ophistory.org.
Orange Park’s 40th Annual Fall Festival takes place October 15-16 at the Orange Park Town Hall. What started with 12 vendors and a few musicians has blossomed into a festival featuring over 200 vendors and two stages packed with live music. Festival-goers can shop for unique gifts, handmade quilts, locally-made pottery and more. Food vendors including a variety of items including barbecue to fresh baked goods, seafood and local honey. In the Kids Zone, little ones can enjoy face painting, inflatables and games. Admission and parking are free! This event is ranked as a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society. www.OPFallFestival.com.
Tales from the Clink returns this year with a spooky, guided candlelit tour of the Historic Triangle in Green Cove Springs. Learn stories from the past at Clay County’s 1890 Historical Courthouse, Old Jail and the Old Railroad Depot as local drama students portray real characters from the area’s past. This festive night also includes a fall family festival with a free game zone for kids, arts and crafts vendors, plenty of food and drink available for purchase and a pumpkin patch. Sponsored by the Clay County Archives Department and the Clay County Clerk of Courts, this night offers a fun and educational way to learn about the stories of our past. www.archives.clayclerk.com.
From the fall festival to scary stories of days past in Clay County, have fun making memories together with your family. To learn more about the spooky fun taking place in Clay County this October, check out the Explore Clay Calendar of Events.