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Harvest Festival Weekends

October 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, and 28 & 29, 2023
9:30am - 5:00pm

Flamingo Gardens celebrates the arrival of fall in south Florida with Harvest Festival Weekends. Each Harvest Festival weekend in October is themed and will feature entertainment, fun activities, and specialty Fall foods; guests are encouraged to dress up to each week’s theme.

Guests may also enjoy viewing Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats which will be on display in the Gallery at Flamingo Gardens through January 28, 2024 (Closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas Days). Often misunderstood as large, blind, squeaky, creatures who suck blood and get tangled in your hair, this exhibit debunks myths and opens your eyes to the wonderous world of Bats.  Learn about how gentle bats really are and their many benefits to the environment through lifelike models, multisensory interactive displays, and environmentally realistic settings.

Harvest Festival Weekends’ Activities: 

October 7 & 8: Pirates Weekend.  Music provided by DJ Digital Anarchy Noon – 3pm, live interactive Pirate Encampment with fun family activities all day.

October 14 & 15: Cirque de Flamingo Weekend. Live entertainment provided by the Florida Children’s Theatre Circus Spectacular from Noon – 3pm.  Watch thrilling feats of balance and skill and then try your hand as you learn from the performers.

October 21 & 22: Cowboys & Cowgirls Weekend.  Live entertainment by the South Florida Cloggers from Noon – 3pm.  Learn from the dancers in between their performances. Visit with a real Rodeo Cowgirl and her horse from 10:30am-4:30pm and hear all about rodeo life and the cowboy/girl lifestyle.

October 28 & 29: Halloween Weekend.  Music provided by the Sekond Nature Band from Noon – 3pm and visit with some of Flamingo Gardens’ own not-too-spooky Animal Ambassadors. Times TBD. 

Each weekend will also feature free:

  • Hayrides 10:30am – 4:30pm (last ride at 4:15pm)
  • Pony Rides 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Farm Animal Encounters 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Costume Contests & Candy Giveaway at 1:00pm
  • Fall Photo Opportunities 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Giant Board Game Favorites on the Lawn 10:00am – 4:00pm

*On-site Registration will be required for each Costume Contest. Guests will vote for 2 People’s Choice Awards each day, one for girls and one for boys. Prizes will be Flamingo Gardens’ Gift Cards valued at $25. Halloween Weekend will also include an “Over 18” Category with a Flamingo Gardens’ gift card prizes valued at $25.


  • $24.00 for ages 12+,
  • $17.00 for ages 3-11,
  • Flamingo Gardens members and children 2 or younger are admitted free.

Flamingo Gardens is located at 3750 South Flamingo Road in Davie, FL 33330. Narrated tram tour, Butterfly Conservatory, Animal Specialist Talks, Wildlife Encounter Presentations, Wray Home Museum and Gallery exhibits are included in admission.  Specialty weekend programs may be subject to change. Please check website for details prior to your visit. For more information, visit or call 954-473-2955.

Presented by:

Sponsored by:

Major support for Flamingo Gardens provided by the Broward County Cultural Division, the Cultural Council, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

The exhibit is included with admission to Flamingo Gardens and open to the public 7 days a week 9:30am to 5:00pm. Last tickets sold at 4:00pm.


Vivian Williams

Special Programs Department

(954) 473-2955 x125

[email protected]


our flamingos will not be on display today May 12th, 2023 while we make much needed repairs to their habitat!

We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to purchase tickets in our Gift Shop to receive 25% off admission.

 The sidewalks to the bear and otters will also be closed while the work is in process, in addition there may be a foul odor.

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