Scarecrows in the Park Friday October 15th - Sunday October 31st. *The festival and Pumpkin Patch will close on Saturday October 30th while the Halloween Express remains open on Halloween.
Activities include the Scarecrow Walk through the Children's Garden, the Pumpkin Patch (Farm Fresh pumpkins for sale), family hayrides, bounce houses, carnival food and of course the Halloween Express nighttime train rides with tens of thousands of lights and holiday displays. Train will be open on Halloween.
10 am – 2 pm - Museum & Train rides (Museum closes at 1:30 pm).
10 am – 9 pm - Scarecrows in the Park (Children’s Garden).
6 pm – 9 pm - Train rides, Hay rides along south lake to D-1.
- Food concessions and pumpkin patch (pumpkin sales).
- Parking by Sunrise Rotary at $3/vehicle.
Some events are free.
Lakes Park Fall Festival is held at Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Ft Myers.
Spooktacular History of the Garden Club's Scarecrows
Scarecrows in the Park is part of the annual Lakes Park Fall Festival. Over 50,000 visitors attend the Fall Festival every year!
In 2019, part of this event was SCARECROWS IN THE PARK with spooktacular exhibits. Monies raised from this event supported projects and programing in the park. The Garden Club of Cape Coral entered a scarecrow exhibit the last 8 years on behalf of a community sponser. We try to do something that will teach the public about plants or the environment, and still be fun. In 2018, our entry reflected our current water quality problems in this area and was sponsored by The Key West Express.