Southeast Florida is not known for having four distinct seasons. But just because our streets aren’t lined with crunchy, colorful leaves that have us preparing our cars and homes for the onslaught of winter doesn’t mean we can’t be festive.
One of the highlights of the Sunrise Fall Harvest Festival is the large pumpkin patch where people can meander while soaking up fall colors and spirit. Kids will love helping select the pumpkins you bring back to your home to carve and decorate for Halloween. Pick all the pumpkins you want! Just be aware price varies by size. If you plan on roasting seeds or making heaps of pumpkin soup, justifying your purchase should be easy.
Music, Fun, and Games
Another highlight of the festival is the hayride. Few activities are as exciting to children as the chance to bounce up and down in a hay-strewn wagon drawn by horses. Most adults who give the hayride a shot find they really enjoy it too. In addition to the hayride and pumpkin patch, there is face painting, costume contests, carnival-style games, and music.
A defining, if symbolic, feature of many harvest celebrations is the shared enjoyment of grain and other foodstuffs. Keeping with tradition, food is a major component of the festival. Candied apples, sweetened nuts, and more substantial food items will be available for purchase and consumption at the event. Be sure to come hungry so you can support local vendors and enjoy the fruits of their labor.
A great deal of effort is put into the festival to make it fun for everyone. One of the most compelling reasons for residents of the Fort Lauderdale area to drop in and experience it, however, is the regionally rare autumnal atmosphere that permeates the event. Depending on where you live and what business trips or vacations you have coming up, the Sunrise Fall Harvest Festival may be your best chance to experience the beauty of autumn in the tropical rain forest climate the Fort Lauderdale area enjoys.
With an entrance fee of just , the festival is a celebration everyone can enjoy without breaking the bank. This year’s event is scheduled to take place from 12:30 to 4PM on Sunday October 19 at Welleby Park, less than a mile from the brand new apartments at AMLI Sawgrass Village, which will open in 2015. If you live in Sunrise, Fla. or a nearby Fort Lauderdale area apartment such as AMLI Flagler Village, round up the troops for a memorable day at the Sunrise Fall Harvest Festival.
With the season of pumpkin patches and haunted houses on the horizon, it is a good time to reflect on what you like about autumn and what your goals for this season are. What is your favorite aspect of fall, in Fort Lauderdale or elsewhere?
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