11th Annual Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival

Celebrate 11 years of agritourism fun weekends from September 28 through November 3 at Sweet Season Farms in Milton. Learn about agriculture, navigate your way through a themed 8-acre corn maze and play on more than 20 farm-themed activities such as the corn popper jumping pillow, beeline and the cow train. Enjoy games, goodies and farm-themed foods. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is required for entry. For more information, visit www.sweetseasonfarms.com or call 850-675-3573.

Through October 22, Avon Park

Fall Decorations at Hotel Jacaranda
Embrace the festive fall season at this 1920s historic hotel where Babe Ruth, Clark Gable and Al Capone once stayed. Free to visit; excludes meals and overnight stays.
www.hoteljac.com; 863-453-2211

September 2, Islamorada

Annual Labor Day Service
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents a Labor Day service at 9 a.m. at the hurricane monument at MM 81.8. Each year, tribute is paid to the more than 500 men, women and children who died September 2, 1935. The event begins with an invocation, short service, brief history of the monument’s significance, a presentation of the colors, the national anthem, placing of a wreath, taps and a benediction.
www.matecumbehistoricaltrust.com; 305-393-0940

September 3-October 13, Florida Keys

Kids Free Florida Keys
During a 40-day celebration, kids are treated to free admission to participating museums and attractions throughout the Keys, along with complementary meals and other perks.
www.keywestattractions.org; 305-293-7249

September 5, Pensacola

Free Film Screening
Join WSRE in the Amos Studio at 7 p.m. for a free 45-minute advance screening of Ken Burns’ 16-hour documentary, “Country Music.” A panel discussion and audience question-and-answer session follow. Please preregister.
www.wsre.org/CountryMusic; 850-484-1200

September 5-7, Perdido Key

Seventh annual Bulls on the Beach
The high-energy, rock-and-roll rodeo hosted at 8 p.m. by the Flora-Bama Lounge features professional bull riders from across the Southeast.
www.florabama.com; 850-492-0611

September 6, Pensacola

Emerald Coast Beer Festival
Sample beverages from more than 45 breweries throughout the United States, more than a dozen regional homebrew clubs and major distributors from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Seville Quarter. Food truck vendors are on-site, and live music is featured on several stages. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 the day of the event. Proceeds benefit Seville Rotary and the Alfred-Washburn Center, which serves the homeless.
www.emeraldcoastbeerfest.com; 850-434-6211

September 7, Islamorada

Fourth annual Florida Keys Poker Paddle
Paddle to five different stops along a 4-mile route through the bayside waters of Islamorada and draw a card. The best poker hand wins. Complete the course and receive a completion medal, T-shirt and swag bag. Lunch and an awards party are at Florida Keys Brewing Co. This is a great event for all ages. Proceeds benefit veterans, first responders and their families.
www.paddleguru.com; 305-407-7939

September 7, Gulf Breeze

Birdwalk at Soundside Foundation Preserve
Join the Francis M. Weston Audubon Society at 8:30 a.m. at Soundside Drive (SR 191B) for a two-hour family-friendly walk to learn about area birds. Participation is free.
www.fmwaudubon.org; 315-345-3511 (text)

September 7, Panama City Beach

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
The September 11, 2001, attack is remembered with a 110-flight climb at Edgewater Beach Resorts. Proceeds benefit the Emerald Coast First Responders Association and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
www.pcbstairclimb.com; 850-819-1156

September 7, Pensacola

Pieces Adrift
The inaugural art show and auction feature trash collected from in and around the waterways of Escambia County. More than 50 local artists have signed up to submit art pieces with one restriction: Each piece must be at least 50% trash or found objects. The show is from 5 to 8 p.m. at First City Art Center, 401 North Reus St., with a silent auction for most of the pieces, interactive activities, music and food trucks. Admission is $10. Kids younger than 12 get in free.
https://bit.ly/2ZWug2E; 850-438-1178

September 12-15, Marathon

60th annual International Bonefish Tournament
Compete in fly and grand slam divisions (for the top spin or fly angler who releases the largest bonefish, permit and tarpon) in one of the few tournaments where anglers can fish without a professional guide.

September 14, Sebring

Literacy Day and Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Highlands Hammock State Park hosts a bilingual story hour from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, followed by a nature hike and the junior ranger program.
www.floridastateparks.org; 863-386-6094

September 14, Islamorada

Sixth annual Swim for Alligator Lighthouse
Swimmers participate in an 8-mile roundtrip race from Islamorada to the Alligator Lighthouse and back that helps raise awareness of the need to preserve the treasured, historic offshore lighthouses along the Florida Keys. Proceeds help provide scholarship opportunities to students in need and who wish to pursue competitive swimming.

September 14, Pensacola

5210 Day of Play
Enjoy activities, games, sports, contests and physical challenges for all ages from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. at Community Maritime Park.
www.cityofpensacola.com; 850-436-5670

September 18, Islamorada

Immerse Yourself!
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Dr. Anne Stewart will speak about “Sacred Cenote” at 7 p.m. at the History of Diving Museum, MM83.
www.divingmuseum.org; 305-664-9737

September 20, Perdido Key

Flicks on the Field
Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a free showing of “The Lego Movie” at 7 p.m. at the Pensacola Greyhound Track.
www.visitperdido.com; 850-492-4660

September 20-22, Islamorada

Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Fishing Championship
Named after the man known affectionately as “Mr. Everglades,” the event is headquartered at the Islander Resort, MM 82.1. Anglers are challenged to target seven species of fish in two days during this one-of-a-kind tournament, staged in the boundaries of Everglades National Park.

September 21, three Florida state parks

Coastal Cleanup Day
Volunteer to remove litter at one of three Florida state parks: Camp Helen in Panama City Beach, 8 a.m. to noon CDT; Topsail Hill in Santa Rosa Beach, 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. CDT; or Wakulla Springs south of Tallahassee, 9 a.m. to noon EDT.

September 21, Sebring

ChampCar Sebring 14
Street cars of just about every make and model—including vans and station wagons—are raced by amateur drivers in a 14-hour endurance event on the famous 3.74-mile Sebring road course.
www.champcar.org; 434-996-6721

September 21, nationwide

Smithsonian Magazine’s Free Museum Day
Visitors to the website who download and present a Museum Day ticket gain free entrance for two at participating venues.

September 27, Bushnell

Eighth annual Intertribal Pow-wow
Enjoy native crafts and food, music, storytelling, singing and dancing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dade Battlefield State Park.
www.floridastateparks.org; 352-793-2654

September 27-28, Islamorada

Conch Scramble Charity Golf Tournament
Floating greens, golf boats and biodegradable fish food balls highlight the one-of-a-kind “par-tee” on the water that raises money for charity. Up to 50 teams can enter. Teams stop at eight Islamorada waterfront venues and come ashore to tee off. Each player has two shots at the floating holes using biodegradable golf balls that dissolve into fish food after 90 hours in the water.
www.conchscramble.com; 305-509-0315

September 27-28, Pensacola

Vettes at the Beach
The Miracle Strip expects 300 Corvettes from across the country from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Casino Beach parking lot. The event—which features music and vendors—is free for spectators. Competitors pay an entry fee.
www.miraclestripcorvette.com; 850-375-6993

September 27-29, Key Largo

20th annual Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge
Anglers compete for trophies for trout, snook and redfish in catch-and-release fishing around the clock. Proceeds support vocational scholarships for all ages and Take Stock in Children scholarships for financially challenged Upper Keys students. Headquartered at the Tavernier Elks Club, the annual event presented by the Rotary Club of Key Largo features a silent and live auction showcase and Sunday evening dinner open to the public.
www.keylargorotary.org; 305-331-0525

September 27-29, Pensacola

40th annual Seafood Festival
Sample mouth-watering dishes and enjoy entertainment at the free event in Seville Square Park from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to
11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
www.pensacolaseafoodfestival.com; 850-433-6512

September 28, Bradenton

Mixon Farms Craft Fair
The indoor fair is in the back of the processing plant at 2525 27th St. East from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
the fourth Saturday of the month, April to September. Fifteen to 25 craft vendors participate.
www.mixon.com; 941-748-5829 ext. 239

September 28, nationwide

National Public Lands Day
Enjoy free entrance to 124 national parks.

September 28, Bradenton

Third annual Chef’s Challenge
Appetizer and dessert chefs compete for your vote, and art is created as you watch at a 6 p.m. fundraiser for the nonprofit ArtCenter Manatee.
www.artcentermanatee.org; 941-746-2862