Grande Lakes Orlando, the sprawling 500-acre resort, home to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, is hosting “Fall on the Farm” – a new family  friendly fall-themed outdoor event –  every Saturday and Sunday throughout the months of October and November between 10am-3pm.

We got a chance to see for ourselves this fun, intimate event recently including family friendly activities such as kid-friendly arts and crafts, corn hole games, mazes, and more.

The “Fall on the Farm” events are all taking place at Whisper Creek Farm, an 18,000 square-foot farm located on-property at Grande Lakes Orlando, open year-round to visitors for tours and culinary programming. Pro-Tip – if you are not staying at the resort, make sure to purchase tickets in advance and park in the parking lot for Whisper Creek Farm.

Our family loved the autumn-centric activities including a hayride, pumpkin picking, and pumpkin carving and painting workshops with the resort’s Olympic medalist and two-time World Champion culinary artist and carver, Victor Dagatan.

Another highlight was the farmer’s market where we could purchase – for a very reasonable price –  a taste of Grande Lakes Orlando including locally produced and homemade items such as honey, Surplus Beer, jams, BBQ sauces and rubs, popcorn and more.

Some of the wonderful food options for purchase included pulled pork and beef sliders, a hot dog stand, warm pretzels, popcorn, bagged chips, candied apple and Dipping Dots – all expertly prepared by the Grande Lakes Food and Beverage Team of course.

The Whisper Creek Farm features all the culinary bounty of Central Florida: from the on-site apiary, which produces honey for Grande Lakes Orlando’s restaurants and spa, to the vast assortment of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, to the dozens of chicken, ducks and quail, Whisper Creek Farm is one of the largest farms open to the public in the Orlando-area.

Access to Fall on the Farm is only $35 per person.

Families and friends can also schedule a photography session with The Photography Concierge to capture your fall family portrait, packages start at $30.

Reservations will be required for all guests and space is limited.

Call 407-206-2400 or email guestrelations.orlando@ritzcarlton.com to purchase tickets.

For overnight guestrooms or more information, please visit Grandelakes.com.