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Pumpkins & Palm Trees

We may not have falling leaves, but we can still celebrate the season at the 2nd Annual Pumpkins & Palm Trees on Sunday, October 23. Happy Fall, Y’all.

2nd annual pumpkins and palm trees
October 23, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
Happy Fall Y’all

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.

View Photos from Pumpkins & Palm Trees 2021

Full Schedule of Activities Coming Soon
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 and sponsored by FRLA, Broward Chapter. 🥧

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 and cottage industry bakers are invited to 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 winners will have their pies and recipe (optional, not required)  published in Fort Lauderdale Magazine’s December issue.

View Official Entry Form for Information and Requirements.


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

Judging Panel

10:00 am – 3 pm

🎃 Craft A Pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch ($)
🐶 Pet Photo Op’s & Giveaways with Petwell Clinics
🍁 Fall and Harvest Scene Photo Stations
🎯 Lawn Games for Prizes – Witches Ring Toss
🌽 Corn Hole Competition
🍎 Bobbing for Apples Game – sponsored by New York Life
🍂 Fall & Halloween Theme Arts & Crafts  – sponsored by Prestige Home Pros / Prestige Windows and Doors

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.

About the Spotlights

Broward Center Spotlights is a performing vocal ensemble for students who love to sing in front of an audience. This audition-based musical theater program trains students to perform solos, duets, and group numbers, along with choreography for various Broward Center and community events. Team-taught by a professional music director and choreographer, students gain top-tier instruction in song and dance, musicianship, improved vocal technique, and song interpretation while building dance skills and stage presence using some of Broadway’s greatest songs. Past appearances include Christmas on Las Olas, Trick or Treat on 2nd Street, live television shows, Coffeehouse Cabarets, and Broadway at the Beach. This session culminates with a performance in a Holiday Spectacular onstage in the Amaturo Theater. Teaching artists: Tammy Holder and TJ Tekurio

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 


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