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Posted on: September 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] October events in Santa Rosa County

Oct. 1, 2

Navarre Fishing Rodeo

1451 Navarre Beach Causeway, Navarre Beach. Tournament competition opens 12:01 a.m. Saturday until 4 p.m. Sunday. Fish from the shore, a boat or kayak, or from the pier - you just can't "fish" from the seafood market! Prizes will be awarded in all divisions. Weigh-in is on the beach at Juana's, close to Santa Rosa County Boat Ramp and parking. Scales close promptly at 4 p.m. on both days. Up to two Junior anglers 12 and under can compete in the Junior Division for free with each paid rodeo admission. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Navarre Chamber Foundation which in turn benefits the Navarre Beach Marine Park. Visit our event website to find discounts from our local lodging partners for the week of the Navarre Fishing Rodeo. For more information visit or contact Sandi Kemp or Melinda Parnell at 850-939-1900 or email  


Oct. 1

2nd Annual Challenge 22 Event Walk and Ride

8513 Navarre Parkway, Navarre. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is sponsored by the American Legion Riders Chapter 382 to help bring awareness to the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress and the 22 veteran suicides a day. This community event will help raise money towards Project: VetRelief and feature an opening military ceremony, followed by a 2.2 mile walk and 22-mile motorcycle ride. There will be guest speakers, vendors, food, and live music throughout the day. You can register or donate at For more information, visit or call 850-420-4721 or call 850-420-4721.


Oct. 1

Juana’s Annual Oktoberfest Beer Fest

1451 Navarre Beach Causeway, Navarre Beach. 12 to 4 p.m. Festive atmosphere for adults to sample craft beers and food from the Sailor’s Grill along with activities for children staffed by the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. For more information, visit or call 850-939-1092.


Oct. 1

Take a Kid Fishing

8579 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach. 8 a.m. This kid’s fishing clinic is staged at Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. First 200 children (12 and under) receive a fishing pole, goodie bag and includes free bait and fishing instruction. This event usually fills up quickly. Proceeds go to Navarre Chamber Foundation, a 501C3. For more information and to pre-register visit or


Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Movies on the Beach

8579 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach. 8 p.m. Free to the public. It is the responsibility of parents to check ratings. We will not allow any outside food or beverages of any kind. No coolers, no bottles, and no cups. No smoking or vaping. We will have drink specials along with beverages and food available. For more information, visit or call 850-710-3239.

  • Saturday, October 1: Jaws
  • Saturday, October 8: The Hulk
  • Saturday, October 15: Top Gun
  • Saturday, October 22: Bad Moms
  • Saturday, October 29: Double Feature - Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic (Wear your hat and bring your broom)


Oct. 1, 15, 29

Spooky Shark School

Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, 8740 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach. 9 to 10 a.m. Explore sharks of the deep when the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center Shark School goes Spooky in October. Explore local gulf coast sharks, shark biology, and shark conservation. Shark school participates receive: Introduction class to sharks of the Gulf of Mexico, shark arts and crafts, shark tooth treasure hunt, a certificate of completion, and early entrance to the NBSTCC. For more information and to register, visit or call 850-684-3347.


Oct. 1st - Nov. 6th

14th Annual Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze and U-Pick Pumpkins and Sunflowers

2260 Horn Rd., Milton. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reserved school field trips only on weekdays. Visitors can spend time this fall season navigating their way through our fun and unique corn maze with plenty of room to spread out on the farm!  U-pick sunflowers will be blooming in October along with our pumpkin patch. More details on our website and Facebook page. Over 25 fun farm themed activities, including our cow train, beeline zipline, corn popper jumping pillow, barnyard ball, farm themed playground and more! Plenty of food on site including the farm bakery with fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade caramel apples, roasted sweet corn, sno-cones, kettle corn and much more! Find us on Facebook or Instagram for more details and event updates! For more information visit or call 850-686-9917 or email


Oct 7

Pirates on the Panhandle Friday Night Cruise In

8649 Gulf Blvd, Navarre. 6 p.m. The 21st Annual Navarre, Car, Truck, and Bike show will kick off on October 7 with the Friday Night Cruise-In. This will be a meet-and-greet featuring over 50 cars, a DJ, and trophies being handed out to the best cars in attendance! For more information, visit or call 850-499-6210.


Oct. 8

21st Annual Navarre Car, Truck, and Bike Show

Navarre High School, 8600 High School Blvd., Navarre. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Autorama showcasing more than 150 historical cars from all decades are on display in this popular event. Event features music, food, vendor booths. For more information, visit or call 850-501-2244.


Oct. 8

Fall Festival at the West Florida Railroad Museum

5003 Henry St., Milton. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will include tours of the museum, historic presentations, model train displays, and the riding kids train and garden. Food vendors plus “Snowbiz Shaved Ice” will be on site serving up delicious treats. For more information visit or


Oct. 8

Sea Turtle Extravaganza

8740 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Shell-e-brate all things sea turtle through games, crafts, photo booth, costume characters, music and more! Free admission all day to the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center. NBSTCC is open until 4 p.m. For more information visit or call 850-684-3347.


Oct. 8

87 Art Fest at Pik-itz

1922 Highway 87, Navarre. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kick off the shopping season with local artists, food, trucks and live music. For more information, visit or call 850-710-1728.


Oct. 8

14th Annual Run for the Reef 10K/5K and Kid’s One Mile Fun Run

8597 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach. Run starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Navarre Beach boat launch parking lot. Features an out-and-back course along scenic Gulf Blvd. Event is a fundraiser to help “Make Navarre Snorkelicious,” a benefit for the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary and artificial reefs. Race Day registration will be from 6 a.m. - 7 a.m. at Windjammers on the Pier. Awards will also be held at Windjammers on the Pier. For more information visit or contact Mike Sandler at 850-686-6643 or email


Oct. 8

Bluegrass in the Woods

Sunburst RV Resort, 2375 Horn Rd., Milton. 7 - 9 p.m. This free event will feature bluegrass music, s’mores around the fire pit and plenty of toe tapping. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy the peaceful setting. RV sites, cabins, and tent sites can be rented to make a weekend of it. For more information visit or call 850-675-6807.


Oct. 8 and 9

Munson Heritage Festival

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, Blackwater River State Forest. One of the most popular events on the tour held at Krul Lake Recreation Area in Milton. Visitors learn about old-time ways through hands-on demonstrations. There is a Civil War re-enactment camp, Native American displays, wood carving’ basket weaving, making corn-shuck dolls, dulcimer making, shoe cobbling; cross-cut sawing, old-time circular sawmill operation, turpentining, displays by local museums and more. For more information, visit 850-889-3144 or 


Oct. 9

Annual Charity Chili Cook-off and Volleyball Tourney

1451 Navarre Beach Cswy, Navarre Beach. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event is a fundraiser for Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County. Fee required to enter the chili cook-off or the volleyball tournament. Donation fee required to taste. Bring already cooked and hot chili in crock pots with serving ladles to set up between noon and 2 p.m.; chili tastings take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Volleyball registration at 10 a.m. and tournament starts at 10:30 a.m. Four-person co-ed teams any skill levels, will be paired according to skill level. For more information visit or call 850-939-1092.


Oct. 15

Terror in the Theater Milton's Haunted Imogene Halloween Attraction and Paranormal Investigation!

6866 Caroline St. Milton. The Halloween Haunted House begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy a spine-chilling mix of special effects, actors, costumes, story-telling, and exhilarating surprises blended with Imogene's haunted history. Tickets are $15. Ghost Hunt tours start at 7 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. Tickets are $35 and includes ghost hunting equipment, but feel free to bring your own. Audio equipment and digital cameras are allowed. For more information, visit

Oct. 15

Pink Pirate's Get It Off Your Chest Annual 5K Run

8578 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach. 8 a.m. Breast Cancer Awareness Run. Race starts at the Navarre Beach boat ramp parking lot. Pink Pirates is a 501C non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to assist with early detection of breast cancer. Registration at For more information visit or email


Oct. 15


Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church

6451 Park Ave. in Milton. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. This event is open to the public and will feature music, German food, and a variety of beverages.

Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30

Boo at the Zoo – Trick or Treat Trail

5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trick-or-Treat with all your favorite animals! Boo at the Zoo offers six days of scare-free, daytime fun for children and their families. Join our safe zoo neighborhood of Halloween entertainment, with kid-friendly fun around every corner. Includes trick-or-treat trail with toys, treats, treasures, bounce houses, face painting, animal ambassador headquarters and the entire zoo! Save time and purchase your tickets online! For more information visit or call 850-932-2229. 


Oct. 21, 22

Annual Ghost Walk Downtown Milton

6866 Caroline Street, Milton. Tours will begin at the Imogene Theatre in Milton starting at 6 p.m. each evening. Tours will leave approximately every 25 minutes until around 10 p.m. Tours last 30 to 45 minutes. Event website:


Oct. 22

2nd Annual Batty Fang-Tastic Halloween

3051 Cloptons Circle, Navarre. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Don’t be afraid to come out to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge for a spook-tacular time at the 2nd Annual Batty Fang-Tastic Halloween. Arrive in costume (or not) for a boo-licious evening of trick or treating with our animal ambassadors, kid-friendly owl-oween haunted trail, pumpkin painting, cake walk, and much more. Food trucks will be on-site to provide all sorts of delicious treats each night. The most fun you can have learning about our native wildlife and getting treats at the same time. For more information, visit or call 850-684-1485.


Oct. 28 & 29

2022 Gulf Coast Homesteaders Meet-Up

8604 Bobby Brown Rd. Milton. This event will be held October 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 29, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds in Milton. The event will be centered around homesteading, farming, and self-sufficiency. At this event classes will be held on pork processing, chicken processing, bread making, permaculture, herbal remedies and much more. There will be speakers and teaching from people around this area as well as from out of state. There will be vendors set up selling their wares and goods along with food trucks.

Oct. 29

Trunk or Treat at The Eatery

1713 Woodlawn Way, Gulf Breeze. Spooky season is upon us, and you know what that means.... TRUNK OR TREAT AT THE EATERY!! Candy, games, food trucks, amazing prizes, and more. Limited space is available so if you want to decorate your trunk and pass out goodies with us be sure to email See all your goblins and ghouls on Saturday, Oct. 29.


Oct. 29

Science Spooktacular by the Sea presented by the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station

8638 Blue Heron Ct., Navarre Beach. 5 to 9 p.m. From creeps of the deep, an endangered species cemetery, to science that glows in the dark, amazing sea creatures await you. Join us for our annual fundraiser Science Spooktacular. Explore science stations led by outstanding Santa Rosa County teachers. The family friendly event features glow in the dark science demonstrations, spine chilling dissections, haunted beach walk, hands-on activities, and crafts for children. For more information and pricing visit or call 850-261-2141.


Oct. 29

Annual Fenner McConnell/Mark Wantz Blackwater Heritage Century Ride

5629 Byrom St., Milton. Ride starts at 7:30 a.m. Mark your calendars for a spooky Fenner Ride 2022! October is a great time to get outside, enjoy the cooler temperatures, reconnect with nature, and enjoy all that life has to offer. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida and the West Florida Wheelmen Bicycle Club host this great event. This ride gives a unique chance to experience Northwest Florida’s native wildlife, natural environments, and beautiful scenery. A ride for all cycling levels, you choose 18, 42, 62, or 100 miles. Registration includes event giveaways, fully supported rest stops, limited sag support, a post-ride meal, great prize opportunities, a t-shirt, and medals for all participants. For more information and to register visit


Oct. 29

Trash Bash with the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center

8649 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach. 8 to 10 a.m. Halloween themed for the month of October. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes that are upcycled and/or marine themed! Help protect sea turtles and other imperiled species through a citizen science program that allows volunteers to take an active role in the war against marine debris. Volunteers collect trash from different areas along the 4.5 miles of Navarre Beach and record data that is forwarded to state and federal agencies. Meet in the main Navarre Beach Parking Lot near the Sand Crab Pavilion. A limited supplies of gloves, buckets and pickers are provided, or bring your own. For more information, visit or call 850-684-3347.

Events listed are highlights of activities in Santa Rosa County. The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office is not responsible for any changes or cancellations. For more information, visit or call 850-981-8900.

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