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Celebrate the season steps from the sand at the 2nd Annual Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Fest returns to the LOOP. Throughout the day, attendees can celebrate the harvest season under the sun and swaying palms at Las Olas Oceanside Park in a fair-like atmosphere with tasty fall flavors, local vendors, live music, contests, and activities to celebrate Fall’s arrival, Florida-style.

Families and well-behaved dogs on leashes are encouraged to dress in costume to capture fun photo moments and prizes. FREE.


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

👩🏻‍🌾 Sip, Shop, and Stroll Local Vendors, Makers, and Artisans

🍂 Fall & Halloween Themed Photo Stations

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

🥧 “Best Pie in Greater Fort Lauderdale” Competition – presented by Fort Lauderdale Magazine. 🥧

It’s history in the baking! The LOOP has teamed up with Fort Lauderdale Magazine to find the best pie in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Professional, cottage industry bakers and school culinary programs will show off their pumpkin spice and everything nice in the Annual Pie Baking Competition. Pies will be judged by flavor, crust, filling, and creativity by some of South Florida’s favorite foodies. In addition to gift cards and prizes, the first, second, and third place winners will have their pies and recipes published in Fort Lauderdale Magazine’s December issue. View Official Entry Form for Information and Requirements.

Guest Emcee: Sabrina Courtemanche – Executive Pastry Chef at the Riverside Hotel and Winner of Netflix Sugar Rush Christmas – Ep. 1 Christmas Spirit.

Judging Panel

  • Erik Petersen – Editor, Fort Lauderdale Magazine
  • Kristin Sanchez – Morning News & Traffic Anchor, NBC 6 Miami
  • Jesse Scott – Freelance Writer, Travel + Leisure, Thrillist, Condé Nast Traveler, New Times,
  • Mariana Rodriguez, Entertainment Reporter and Host, “Acceso Total,” Telemundo 51
  • Matt Meltzer – Freelance Writer, Thrillist
  • Miriam Tapia – Producer, “Inside South Florida” WSFL TV 39

10:00 AM – 3 PM

🎃 Craft A Pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch ($)

🍁 Fall and Harvest Scene Photo Stations

🌽 Lawn Games for Prizes – Witches Ring Toss & Corn Hole

🍎 Bobbing for Apples Game – sponsored by New York Life

🍂 Fall & Halloween Theme Arts & Crafts – sponsored by Prestige Home Pros / Prestige Windows and Doors

👨‍🍳 Fall Flavors Stations

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 🍬 Trick-or-Treat Trail

Trick or Treat down Broadway with the Broward Center Spotlights The Broward Center Spotlights will treat children ages 2 – 12 with both sweets and sweet tunes from the upcoming Broadway Across America series at Broward Center of the Performing Arts. Songs from Six, Hamilton, Tina, Chicago, Mean Girls, and Beetlejuice will surely delight all ages embarking upon the sing-a-long Trick or Treat Trail.

11:00 AM – 3 PM

🎶 Live Music: Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band

With vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and bass fiddle, Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band connect people with music that is woven into the fabric of the United States. Carrying on the tradition of old-time, pre-bluegrass string bands and songsters, they raise the roof with traditional folk songs, fiddle tunes, old-time country, bluegrass, Appalachian music, ragtime, blues, spirituals, railroad, and cowboy songs, work songs, sea shanties, reels, breakdowns, ballads, and more. The Rambling String Band

11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

👨‍🍳 Fall Flavors Cooking Demonstrations

  • Chef Jira Baird, Pastry Chef, The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale.
  • Bourbon Apple Crisps ( Mom Approved! ): prepared by Chef Carissa DaSilva, Pastry Chef, Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa 


Kid Friendly
Best for Families

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