North Brevard Fall Festival promises fun, but different because of COVID

The town turned out for fun at last year's Fall Festival at Fox Lake Park.

It’s autumn and that means it’s time to gather the kids, grandkids and kids at heart, for family fun at the North Brevard Fall Festival.

The free event will take place 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at Fox Lake Park at 4400 Fox Lake Road in Titusville. It is coordinated by Brevard County Parks and Recreation, North Area Park Operations.

"This will be a drive-through event because COVID changed all the rules," said Andrea Chestnut, the project manager for special needs.

The park’s 32 acres of natural beauty will be on display, as will recent improvements to the facilities.

Erika Whitt, the recreation leader, expanded on the improvements.

"The road has been repaved and new lighting installed," she said. "Pavilions have been painted within the last year and the kitchen is getting a makeover."

Activities at the festival include a fall and Halloween exhibit contest, a scarecrow contest, candy, goody bags and more.

Visitors can vote for their favorite exhibit and scarecrow, Oct. 24 to 30, at Facebook@Bcpr.North. Winners will be announced Oct. 31. They will receive a free, one-year advertising and marketing partnership with Brevard County, North Area Parks. (Some restrictions might apply.)

But even when the festival is over, Fox Lake Park with its pavilions, picnic shelters, grills, playground, fishing dock, boat ramp and opportunities for wildlife viewing, remains open to the public.

For information about the fall festival and other events, call 321-264-5105. On Facebook, go to Brevard County North Area Parks and Recreation.