5 Reasons to Love Fall in Pensacola


We may not have rows of apple orchards or leaves that change to brilliant oranges and yellows but Pensacola does offer a lot of activities to usher in the fall season!  This week the temperatures have dropped giving us a taste of the cooler weather that is to come.  I have had my windows open all week, Starbucks began carrying the Pumpkin Spiced Latte again, and I saw Halloween decorations at the the store.  Fall will be in full swing before we know it!  Pensacola is a great place to be in the fall because the beaches are still gorgeous and there are lots of fun fall activities!

Get lost in a sea of corn and a maze of hay bales! Visiting the local corn mazes is a great way to spend a day as a family.  Wander the corn maze, shoot corn from the corn cannon, and grab a treat when you are all finished.  Several of the area corn mazes are set to open the first week in October.  Dixon Primary will be putting on their Haystackular this year as well!

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!  Ever since I created this website, I have gotten emails from readers looking for a place to pick real pumpkins out of a real pumpkin patch.  Last year, Holland Peanut Farm opened a pumpkin patch and invited families all over the area to pick out pumpkins at reasonable prices, go for a hay ride and enjoy a cup of boiled peanuts and they will be opening the pumpkin patch again this year!

Get your fill of shrimp, oysters, conch and more.  The 34th Annual Seafood Festival is held on September 23-25th and is one of my favorite family festivals.  There is a children’s section, beautiful arts and crafts to peruse, and tasty seafood to try.

Fair time!  This week of cooler weather has made me think of the fair.  We didn’t go last year because of scheduling conflicts but I would love to take the kids this year.

Time to explore parks.  We will be starting our park series back up with the cooler weather.  It had been my intention to write about a new park every week in the summer but it was just too hot outside.  The cooler weather means camping, more time playing outside and exploring area parks!

As these activities get closer, I will share our reviews, important dates and things to know before you go.  What is your favorite fall activity in the Pensacola area?