Fall Activities from Beaches to Woodlands

This year marks the 18th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour, a series of family-friendly fall festivities from September through the beginning of November. TheBeaches to Woodlands Tour is put on by the Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Office. From corn mazes and pumpkin patches to sailing competitions and fishing rodeos, you won’t want to miss this fall fun.  

For more information, visit the Beaches to Woodlands website or call850-981-8900.  
 
Here’s the lineup of fall festivities:
Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 
Bands on the Blackwater Fall Concert Series 
5158 Willing St. in Milton, 7 to 9 p.m.  

Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor spring and fall concert series held Friday nights in downtown Milton. Pull up your boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great live music! For more information visit the Bands on the Blackwater Facebook page or call the City of Milton at 850-983-5400. 
 
Sept. 3 - Nov. 6 
Chain of Lakes Trail Self-Guided Interpretive Tour 
Blackwater River State Park, 7720 Deaton Bridge Rd. in Milton.  

Come out on a nice fall day to enjoy the scenic route that is the Chain of Lakes hiking trail. Approximately 1.5 miles in distance, this trail will traverse through many types of natural habitats supported by the park. On this self-guided tour, learn about the natural habitats as well as other insightful facts about the park and trail. Parking is located in the “P” across from the Chain of Lakes trailhead. Park admission is $4 per vehicle. Bring exact change and utilize the honor pay station located within the parking area. Grab a trail map on the boardwalk before embarking on a hike. For more information, call the Ranger station at 850-983-5363. To view the park map, take a look at the brochure and map from the Florida State Parks website.
 
Sept. 18, Oct. 2, 16, Nov. 6 
Hwy. 87 Outdoor Market at Pik-itz 
1922 Hwy. 87 in Navarre, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
 
This monthly outdoor market takes place on the first and third Saturday of each month. Farm to Table vendors are available along with arts and crafts. Also, don’t miss out on shopping inside Pik-itz! For more information visit the Pik-itz website or call 850-710-7128. 

juana good time regatta
 
Sept. 10, 11 and 12 
31st Annual Juana Good Time Regatta 
1451 Navarre Beach Causeway, Navarre Beach.
  
The Juana Good Time Regatta is designed for both experienced and novice racers, with the main emphasis being a “Good Time”. It is open to all sizes of multi-hull sailboats, from beach cats and trimarans to cruisers. For more information visit the Juanas website or call 850-939-1092. 
 
Sept. 25 
Oktoberfest 
Ye Olde Brothers Brewery, 4458 Hwy. 87 in Navarre, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  
The premier event of the year at Ye Olde Brothers Brewery! Come out and enjoy premium craft beer and authentic lagers in addition to traditional German fare and great music. For more information visit the event website or call 850-684-1495. 

holland farms corn maze

Sept. 25 - Nov. 6 
Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze 
2055 Homer Holland Rd. in Milton, Sunday to Saturday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Enjoy a farm hayride around the farm and to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin. New activities for this year include a .75-mile train ride around the farm and a new innertube hill slide! Other activities include corn box, horse and regular swings, spider web, pirate ship, zip lines, pedal tractor cart racing, hill slides, rat racers, sandbox, and an eight-acre corn maze with kiddie maze. Every visitor receives a free cup of Holland Farms’ famous homegrown boiled peanuts. Sit back and relax on the farm market porch. Follow Holland Farms on Facebook or Instagram (Hollandfarmsonline).For more information visit the Holland Farms website or call 850-675-6876 or email [email protected] 
 
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October 
Whispering Pines Haunted Hayride & Zombie Shoot 
1603 Penton Rd in Milton, 7 p.m. to midnight.  

Come out for some Spooktacular Fun! Halloween activities include a haunted hayride, zombie bus paintball shoot, bonfire, live music, and concessions. For more information and admission prices visit the website, Facebook page, or call 850-304-1559. 
 
sweet season pumpkin patch

Oct. 2 - Nov. 7 
13th Annual Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze and U-Pick Pumpkins and Sunflowers 
2260 Horn Rd. in Milton, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Reserved school field trips only on weekdays.Visitors can spend time this fall season navigating their way through a fun and unique corn maze with plenty of room to spread out on the farm!U-pick sunflowers will be blooming in October along with the pumpkin patch.Over 25 fun farm-themed activities,including the cow train, beeline zipline, corn popper jumping pillow, barnyard ball, farm-themed playground, and more.Plenty of food including the farm bakery with fresh-squeezed lemonade, homemade caramel apples, roasted sweet corn, snow cones, kettle corn, and much more. Find Sweet Season Farms Facebook or Instagram for more details and event updates. For more information visitthe Sweet Season farms website, call 850-686-9917, or email [email protected] 
 
Oct. 2 
1st Annual Challenge 22 Event Walk and Ride 
Navarre Park, 8513 Navarre Parkway in Navarre, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

This event is sponsored by the American Legion Riders Chapter 382 to help bring awareness to the effects of post-traumatic stress and the 22 veteran suicides a day.This community event will help raise money towards Project: VetRelief and feature an opening military ceremony, followed by a 2.2-mile walk and 22-mile motorcycle ride. There will be guest speakers, vendors, food, and live music throughout the day. Register or donate at the American Legion Riders Chapter 382 website, or call 850-420-4721 for more information. 

Oct. 2 
Juana’s Annual Oktoberfest Beer Tasting, Juana’s Pagodas & Sailor’s Grill 
1451 Navarre Beach Causeway, Navarre Beach, 12 to 4 p.m.  

A festive atmosphere for adults to sample craft beers and food from the Sailor’s Grill along with activities for children staffed by the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. For more information, visit the Juana's Pagodas website or call 850-939-1092. 
 
Oct. 2 
Sea Turtle Extravaganza, Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center 
8740 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Shell-e-brate all things sea turtle through games, crafts, photo booth, costume characters, music and more! Free admission all day to the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center. NBSTCC is open until 4 p.m. For more information visit the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation website or call 850-684-3347. 
 
Oct. 2 
Take a Kid Fishing 
8579 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach, 8 a.m.  

This kid’s fishing clinic is staged at Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. First 200 children (12 and under) receive a fishing pole, goodie bag, free bait, and fishing instruction. This event usually fills up quickly. Proceeds go to Navarre Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. For more information and to pre-register visit the Take a Kid Fishing website or visit the Navarre Chamber Foundation website

Oct. 2, 3 
Navarre Fishing Rodeo 
1451 Navarre Beach Causeway, Navarre Beach 

Tournament competition opens 12:01 a.m. Saturday- until 4 p.m. Sunday. Fish from the shore, a boat or kayak, or from the pier - you just can't "fish" from the seafood market!Prizes will be awarded in all divisions.Weigh-in is on the beach at Juana's, close to Santa Rosa County Boat Ramp and parking. Scales close promptly at 4 p.m. on both days. Up to two junior anglers, 12 years of age and under can compete in the junior division for free with each paid rodeo admission.Proceeds from this event will benefit the Navarre Chamber Foundation which in turn benefits the Navarre Beach Marine Park. Visit the event website to find discounts from local lodging partners for the week of the Navarre Fishing Rodeo. For more information visit the Navarre Fishing Rodeo website, call 850-939-1900, or email [email protected] 
 
 
From the south side of the county beaches to the north side of the county woodlands, you are sure to be entertained this fall during your Navarre Beach vacation!