It’s fall in Florida!
October heralds the beginning of my favorite time of year (personally speaking). It is also the time of year when the fall festivals start. All over nation they take place. With so many to choose from, it can be overwhelming! So I narrowed the search and found a great site worth checking out with just about all the festivals going on in the Sarasota/Manatee counties and a bit further.
Some of our best memories as a family has been at fall festivals. Now that Miranda, our oldest, is almost 6 the season is taking a turn for even more fun. She is beginning to understand the difference in the seasons and what that all means with all the holidays coming up. She is excited to make jack-o-lanterns and bake apple pies and, of course, go trick-or-treating.
And again I appreciate our Manatee County Library. Central branch location has great children’s programs including Thursday Storytime (10am, for 4-5 yr. olds) and Friday Mother Goose on the Loose (10:30am, about 2-5 yr. olds) that feature fall themes through the October and November months (they also have the best Summer time themes during the end of May through July). They even have a S.T.E.A.M. program once a month right after the storytime and Mother Goose for a great head start for Pre-K and Kindergarteners! (S.T.E.A.M. stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics). Here is a link to their calendar of events page where you can download a pdf of all October events in all of the Manatee county branches.
Upcoming events at the Central Branch location include a Literacy Expo on Monday, October 5th to showcase all the Library has to offer like reading programs, the Emerging Readers Club, S.T.E.A.M. Kits, the Feld Entertainment Fall Reading Club, Early Literacy Kits (called ELK Boxes), and more! South Florida Museum will even be there with some exciting presentations for the kids as well. We are really looking forward to being there!
Hope this helps with your fall fun planning! If I missed any Festivals or events, let me know in the comments below! I don’t want to leave anyone out!