There's always a fair or festival going on in South Florida.

There's always a fair or festival going on in South Florida. (May 16, 2013)

KIDS' FISHING DERBY
Sept. 27. Children 5-15 are invited to participate in Sunrise’s 25th annual Fishing Derby, co-sponsored by the Sunrise Bass Club. Beginners are welcome. Bring a fishing pole and bait (night crawlers or worms work well). Prizes awarded for best catch in each age category. Children under 10 must be with an adult. 8:30 a.m. Welleby Park, 11100 NW 44th St., Sunrise. 954-747-4600

Oakland Park Oktoberfest
Oct. 3. Bavarian cuisine, beverages, music and activities. $5 for 11 and older. 5-11 p.m. Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park. 954-630-4502 or oaklandparkfl.org

Bird Festival
Oct. 4-5. Bird walks, photo contest, plant sales and lectures by James A. Kushlan keynote speakers. $25 adults, $12 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. 9:30 a.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Fairchildgarden.org

Peru Fest USA
Oct. 4-5. More than 60 exhibitors and ethinic food vendors with free entry. 12-8 p.m. Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc., 10901 Coral Way, Miami. 305-479-2147 or perufestusa.com

Craft Show  at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
Oct. 10-12. Crafts, raffles and fresh baked goods. 9 a.m. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1401 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs. 954-753-3330 or elizabethannseton.org

Divali Nagar 2014 Festival of Lights
Oct. 17-18. Classical and traditional music, vendor booths, ethnic clothing, arts and crafts and kids play zone. Admission $5. 6 p.m. Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill. 954-846-9895 or divalinagar.us

Miami International Children’s Film Festival
Oct. 17-19. Premieres of family-appealing films as well as hands-on workshops, parties, film-maker meet and greets and more. Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. 786-385-9689 or gablescinema.com

Fall Festival and Craft Fair
Oct. 18. Vendors, food trucks and a pumpkin patch for free. Kids’ zone also allows for peaceful shopping. 9 a.m. Eagle Point Elementary, 100 Indian Trce., Weston. 954-385-3060

Bucklers Craft Fair
Oct. 18-19. Items for sale range from dolls and toys to jewelry, handbags and clothing. $7 entry for 13 and older. 10 a.m. at South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. 386-860-0092 or bucklercraftfair.com

Coconut Grove Seafood Festival
Oct. 19. Food, live music, cooking workshops and a family fun zone, which includes a treasure island obstacle course, surfer simulation machine, balloons, magicians, face painters and more. $20 ages 12 and older, kids free. 11 a.m. Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove. Coconutgroveseafoodfestival.com

A Day in West Africa – Living Museum Project
Oct. 24-25. Artists recreate a West African village setting and kids of all ages can engage in hands-on arts, learning activities, non-religious rituals, dress-up and musical activities. $5 advance, $7 at-the-door. 12-6 p.m. The Midtown Commerce Center, 1033 NW Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-687-5789

South Beach Seafood Festival
Oct. 25. Sobe Seafood hosts family fun, live music, culinary demos, retail village, health zones, kids’ zone and more. Tickets start at $25. 1-9 p.m. Lummus Park, Ninth Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. 305-255-3500

Caribe Arts Fest
Oct. 25. Event includes a kid’s art zone packed with painting and musical activities. 12 p.m. Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. 754-273-7166 or caribeartsfest.com

Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival
Oct. 25-26. Music and vendors. 11 a.m. Coral Gables City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables. 305-302-9750 or gableshispanicfestival.com