The 450th birthday celebration may be over but the Fall is just beginning and we have lots to do in St. Augustine during the Autumn. First… be sure to get your reservations in to stay at one of our fantastic Historic Bed and Breakfast Inns.
Your innkeeper can help you with getting around town and finding all of these fun things to do. There is something for everyone during the month of October. This list is mainly family friendly, next week we’ll touch on more Adult Octoberfest options. So… be sure to check back with us.
1. Corn Maze & More at Elkton’s Sykes & Cooper Farms – October 3 – 25
Sponsored by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, this year’s maze has quite the chomp to it. It’s a big Alligator! But the maze is not everything. There will be live music on Saturday nights, Hayrides, Playgrounds, a Cow Train. Duck Races, a Cow Milking Station, Corn Cannon and so much more….
Open Friday – 5pm-10pm*, Saturday – 10am-10pm*, Sunday 11am-5pm
*Last ticket sold at 9pm CASH ONLY $9 per person 3-64 $7 Seniors (65+) & Military.
Admission tickets include: Corn Maze, Hayride, Playgrounds & Farm Animals. All other attractions are an extra admission. Visit their website for more information.
2. St. Augustine Greek Festival – Oct 9 – 11
Come and celebrate all things Greek — food, dancing, music and heritage. Taste homemade Greek foods and Greek pastries; join in traditional Greek dancing and music, an outdoor marketplace and Kids Center with carnival rides & games and other children’s activities, and much more.
Where: Special Events (Francis) Field — U.S. 1 and West Castillo Drive, next to the St. Augustine Visitors Center and Parking Garage.
When: Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11
Admission: $3 (children 12 and under are free, as well as active-duty military and their immediate family).
3. Benedict the Moor Blues Fest – Oct 16 & 17
St. Benedict the Moor Church will host its annual Blues Fest on Friday & Saturday, October 16 & 17! This do-not-miss festival features some of the best blues and the best barbeque in St. Augustine. This year’s line-up includes Billy Buchanan & Free Avenue, Amy Hendrickson, Gene Johnson Road Blues and Fats Lewis. But there will be more…
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the great food as well. Beef brisket burgers, gumbo, pulled pork, BBQ ribs, and a plethora of side dishes will be available. There will also be plenty of beer and other beverages.
Where: St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, 86 M.L. King Ave, St. Augustine
When: Friday, October 16 4pm-10pm – Saturday, October 17 noon to 10pm
Admission: $5 per person
4. Cracker Day – Oct 17
Hosted by the St. Johns County Cattlemen’s Association, the 56th Annual Cracker Day celebrates cracker horses which were brought here by the Spanish. “Cracker” also refers to a cowboy who uses a whip to round up cattle. This whip makes a cracking sound when used.
There will be horse and cattle games, barrel roll, whip-cracking contest and games for the kids. Plenty of food and drinks will be available.
Where: St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 State Road 207, Elkton, FL
When: Saturday, October 17 7am to 4pm
Admission: $5 per carload
5. Taste of the Beach – Oct 18
This year’s event will again be held at the St Johns County Pier. There will be 15 local restaurants that will be competing for your vote for Best Entree, Appetizer, Desert and People’s Choice Award. Entertainment this year will be provided by local singer – guitarist, Vinny Jacobs.
Taste of the Beach benefits the Betty Griffin House that supports the victims of domestic violence in our community.
Where: St. Johns County Pier, St. Augustine Beach
When: Sunday, October 18 noon-5pm