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Posted on October 16th, 2012 by

Categories: Auto, Baseball, General, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Florida Orange Blossom Series Fall Classic
Dates: Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21
Venue: Simpson Park Community Center, Lakeland
– This is a USATT (United States Association of Table Tennis) sanctioned tournament.
– It is also sanctioned by the USSTTA (United States Sandpaper Table Tennis Association) and by the LTTA (Lakeland Table Tennis Association).
– The tournament begins on Friday night with Doubles and Sandpaper events.

Lake Mirror Classic
Dates: Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21
Venue: Downtown Lakeland
– Now in its 13th year, the Lake Mirror Classic is considered one of the “must do” collector car shows in the southeastern United States.
– The display of more than 600 show vehicles on and surrounding the restored 1920’s, art deco-inspired Lake Mirror promenade in downtown Lakeland,  Florida provides one of the most scenic venues in the country.
–  The Lake Mirror Classic draws top car collectors from the southeast and serves as a support event to the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

CornFusion Corn Maze 2012
Friday, October 19 – Sunday, November 25
The Smith Family Ranch, Lakeland
– CornFusion Corn Maze in Lakeland is back for another fall season.
– This family-friendly fall attraction features a corn maze, corn box, corn cannon, country store, cow train, mini maze, hayride, pumpkin patch, pony ride and a jumping pillow.

Zombie Paintball Hayride at CornFusion 2012
Friday, October 19 – Sunday, November 25
Venue: The Smith Family Ranch, Lakeland
– Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., mow down zombies with paintball guns on a hayride through infected swamps, a scrapyard and a corn field at CornFusion in Lakeland.
– All materials needed to put a dent in the Zombie population will be supplied.

Florida AAU Fall Slug-a-Rama
Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, October 21
Venue: Diamond Plex, Winter Haven & Lake Myrtle Sports Park, Auburndale
– Florida AAU and Sunshine Sports League will host their annual Fall Slug-a-Rama Baseball Tournament in Polk County over two days in October.
– The event draws fifty youth baseball teams (ages 10-16) from across Florida to Polk County.

Florida ISA Halloween Scream
Dates: Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, October 21
Venue: Bartow 555 Softball Complex
– Florida Independent Softball Association (Florida ISA) presents the Halloween Scream, a softball qualifying tournament in Bartow.

Lake Region Fall Classics
Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, October 21
Venue: Lake Region High School, Eagle Lake & Lake Myrtle Complex, Auburndale
– This JV/Varsity baseball tournament, hosted by Lake Region Baseball, will be held over two weekends at the Lake Region High School baseball fields as well as at the Lake Myrtle Complex in Auburndale.

FYSA Florida State Premier League 2012
Sunday, October 21
Venue: Lake Myrtle Sports Park–Auburndale
-The FSPL offers divisional play for girls and boys U14 through U18 age groups, and teams must play in their age group.
-October 21 Division: Boys U18 – Only C2WFP West Florida Premier 94 Boys Elite vs. CTC Bandits U-17

Recurring Events:

Saturday Night RodeoEvery Saturday night (Westgate River Ranch Resort, Lake Wales)

Haunted Hanger Storytelling Tour– October 1-31 (Fantasy of Flight, Polk City)

Brick-or-TreatOctober- Saturdays & Sundays (LEGOLAND® Florida, Winter Haven)

CornFusion Corn Maze – October 19-November 25 (The Smith Family Ranch, Lakeland)

Zombie Paintball Hayride at CornFusion – October 19-November 25 (The Smith Family Ranch, Lakeland)

Safari Wilderness Ranch Fall Festival– Through October 28 (Safari Wilderness Ranch, Lakeland)

Buckingham Terror – October 19 – October 31 (Lakeland)

Upcoming Events:

Boktoberfest  – October 20 (Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales)

Paintball Sports Promotions World Cup – October 25-28 (Fantasy of Flight, Polk City)

BOO! BashOctober 26 (Explorations V, Lakeland)

Naturally Creepy Trick or Treating – October 26 (Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales)

Pioneer Days Festival – October 26-28 (Lake Wales)

Hispanic Festival of Polk County – October 27 (Lake Mirror Complex, Lakeland)

Polk Outpost 27 Fall Festival  – October 27 (Polk Outpost 27, Davenport)

The 28th Annual Munn Park Garden Extravaganza – October 27 (Munn Park, Lakeland)

In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits from the Harry Warnecke Studio – October 27-January 12 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music FestivalNovember 2 (The Lakeland Center)

Wings ‘n ThingsNovember 2 (Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum, Lakeland)

The Fancy Flea Vintage Home & Garden Market – November 3 (Downtown Lakeland)

Water, Wings & Wild Things  – November 3 (Circle B-Bar Reserve, Lakeland)

2012 Quilts and Tea Festival – November 9-10 (Davenport)

A Patriotic Tribute Performed by the Imperial Symphony OrchestraNovember 10 (Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum, Lakeland)

Sunset and Symphony – November 10 (Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales)

World Beer Festival – November 10 (The Lakeland Center)

Veterans’ Day Salute: A Celebration of ServiceNovember 10-November 11 (Fantasy of Flight, Polk City)

Lake to Lake 10KNovember 17 (Lakeland)

Lou Gramm in Concert – November 17 (The Lakeland Center)

The Raleigh Ringers – November 18 (The Lakeland Center)

Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate – November 23-January 6 (Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales)

Winter Wonderettes – November 29-December 15 (Theatre Winter Haven)

For a complete listing of November and December events, please visit our websites at: CentralFloridaSports.com or VisitCentralFlorida.org.

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