October Calendar: Farm Marketing Events & Ideas

“Wake me up when September ends…”

The lyrics to the Green Day song are definitely depressing, but there’s something about October that’s hopeful. Summer’s gone. Fall’s here. The holidays are coming. It’s also harvest season and very busy on farms.

I hope this month’s calendar inspires some marketing ideas for you. There are also a few hashtag events happening that you might want to be a part of so be sure to scroll through.

October "Holiday" Calendars for Farmers & Small Businesses 

As a friendly reminder, you can download my social media calendar template here.


  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • American Cheese Month

  • AIDS Awareness Month

  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month

  • Eat Better, Eat Together Month

  • National Dessert Month

  • National Pretzel Month

  • Financial Planning Month

  • National Apple Month

  • National Book Month

Week Observances in October

  • Financial Planning Week, October 1-7 

  • Great Books Week, October 7-13 

  • Earth Science Week, October 14-20 

  • Mediation Week, October 21-27 

Special "Holidays"

  • 10/1: International Coffee Day

  • 10/4: National Taco Day

  • 10/5: World Teachers Day

  • 10/12: National Farmers Day

  • 10/16: World Food Day

  • 10/26: National Pumpkin Day

  • 10/30: Checklist Day

  • 10/31: Halloween

American Farm Bureau #AGSTAGRAMOCT18

Post your best #agstagram for a chance to be featured on @americanfarmbureau. Use the hashtag #agstagramoct18. Good Luck!!

  • October 1 - 6: Harvest

  • October 7 - 13: Seasonal Colors

  • October 14 - 20: Pumpkins, gourds, and leaves, oh my!

  • October 21 - 27: Future Farmers

Jamie Tiralla