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October 3, 2019

Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals, Halloween Events, and MORE!

By Laura Byre, Heather DeManche, Sarah Rigby

Our list of our favorite pumpkin patches in Tampa Bay, fall festivals, corn mazes, Halloween events and more is ghoulishly good!

So, get those calendars out and start scheduling some fall family FUN! We are continuing to update and tweak the list of events, but check out some that have piqued our interest so far and keep checking back. Happy haunting…I mean, hunting!

Have an event and want to add it to our list? Email us at calendar@tbparenting.com.


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The Pickin’ Patch

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Tampa Bay:

Harvest Holler Corn Maze in Polk City
Weekends through Nov. 10, various times
Come out for a fun fall tradition and stroll the fields of this year’s corn maze at Harvest Holler Farm, a working family farm in Polk City. Check out the pumpkin patch, go on a hayride and meet up with live farm animals. Families also can ride the cow train, play corn hole, swing on the tire swings and climb the hay fort. They even have mini-golf!

The Pickin Patch in Dunnellon
Opening day is Sep 28
Pack a lunch and enjoy a fun day trip to the Pickin’ Patch, located in Dunnellon, Florida, where you can pick your very own white pumpkin from the vine, as well as fall sunflowers and gourds. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, they host live bluegrass music while your family enjoys a corn maze, hay ride, kids hay fort and slides. Opening day starts September 28th. $5 a person, children 3 and under free. dunnellonpumpkinpatch.comharvestholler.com

Keel Farms Fall Harvest Days
Saturdays in Oct. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit Keel Farms for a day of family fun! Fall Harvest Days will be held every Saturday in October from 10a to 6p. Admission and parking are free. The event will feature a hay maze, vendors, bouncy house, kids farm experience, and animal exhibits and feeding all included in free admission. Hayrides, u-picks, and a pumpkin patch are available for a small fee. keelfarms.com

Pumpkin Patches HarvestMoon Corn Maze
Navigating our way through the HarvestMoon corn maze!

HarvestMoon Farm in Masaryktown
Weekends Oct. 5 – Nov. 10
One of best kept secrets in Masaryktown this time of year, HarvestMoon Farm’s offers five acres of none stop fun for the whole family. Venture the Farm as a Farm Scene Investigation (ISI) or travel through the corn maze finding clues at each stop while reading passages of Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Hand down, one of the best features this Farm has to offer is a 70-foot jumping pillow. The grounds also offer a cow train ride, mineshaft slide, pumpkin patch, expanded petting farm and tree house. Tickets are $11.95 plus tax for age 3 and older.

If you’re also looking for a little nighttime fun, but not so much spooking, the farm also offers a nighttime walk through the maze in the dark with flashlights. Cost is $11.95 per person ages 3 & up; 2 & under free. The main farm and all other attractions will be closed for this Event. Harvestmoon Fun Farm Night-time corn maze runs Saturday’s starting October 13th through November 10th.Visit Harvestmoon Farm | Masaryktown, FL | Flashlight Maze

Sweetfield Farms Fall Corn Maze and Farm Activities
Select Days through Nov. 3 various times
Come out for corn maze fun at Sweetfield Farms in Masaryktown, but stay for the Pitcher Pump Duck Race, hay ride, farm animals and free craft of the season. Stick around to meet up with special visiting vendors including Brenda Parish face painting, Heyman Kettle Corn, Ex-Squeeze-Me Lemonade, Fresh Pressed Apple Cider and more. sweetfieldsfarm.com

Seal Swim School’s Pumpkin Patch & Family Fun Festival
Oct. 5-31, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Pick out this year’s jack-o-lantern wannabes, participate in activities, and enjoy the photo ops at Seal Swim School with two locations in Lutz and South Tampa. Admission is free and open to the public. Plus, stop by 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 for their Family Fun Festival. sealswimschool.com

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze in Plant City
Weekends, Oct. 5-27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Take part in exciting, family-friendly fall games and activities at Fox Squirrel Corn Maze in Plant City. Tackle the corn maze, check out fun duck races, challenge friends to a game of cornhole or badminton, and shop for a pumpkin in the patch. Free parking. Maze cost is $11 plus tax for adults and $10 plus tax for children ages 3-17. Learn more here.

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come out to Hunsader Farms in Bradenton for this yearly fall celebration. Festival will include musical entertainment and other live entertainment as well as a variety of fun fall activities for all ages. Admission is $10 and parking, $5. Children 12 and younger are free. hunsaderfarms.comfutchentertainment.com

Heritage UMC Pumpkin Patch in Clearwater
Oct 5-31, Mon-Sat, 9 a.m. to 8 pm., Sun 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Heritage’s annual Pumpkin Patch is back again! Join us for pumpkins of all colors and sizes, as well as story time in the morning for the little ones, photo opportunities for the whole family, contests, and our annual Fall Festival on October 21st! heritageumc.com


Fall Festivals and Celebrations in Tampa Bay:

Fall Festival at Hyde Park Village 
September 28, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
This beloved family-friendly event will benefit The Humane Society of Tampa Bay this year! There will be live music, activities for the kids, a pumpkin patch and plenty of food and drinks!

House Power for kids and Animal Sanctuary 11th annual Fall Festival fundraiser 
Weekends in October 5-27
Bring the family out for a day of fun, while supporting a non-profit animal sanctuary right outside the Westchase area. The festival includes pony, train and hay rides, as well as farm animals. Fall games and bon fire, which includes marshmallows. horsepowerforkids.com

16th Annual Pumpkin Palooza Fall Festival in St. Pete
Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pack up the whole family for a day of fall fun at this GWFC St. Petersburg Junior Woman’s Club event held at Northside Baptist Church in St. Pete. The event offers a pumpkin patch, kids’ games, face and hair painting, inflatables, food and treats, arts and crafts vendors, and more. Admission is free. New for 2018, check out onsite food trucks and purchase a $15 play-all-day wristband for unlimited games for the kids. Funds raised benefit charitable projects of the Club.

Our Lady of Lourdes Fall Festival
Oct. 10-13, various times
Experience this Dunedin tradition on the grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes. There’s tasty fair food, craft beer, sports tent, rides, games and music. Admission and parking are free with free trolley shuttle service available. Proceeds benefit Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. ollfallfestival.com

Pick and Paint Your Own Pumpkin  
Oct. 11, 5:30-7 p.m. 
Wanna get crafty? Well come on out to pick and paint your own pumpkin! The kids can pick out their own pint-sized pumpkin to paint however they please! There will also be a costume contest so dress to impress, or to scare! Parent participation required. Registration ends Oct. 4 and admission is $5. Heritage Gardens, 900 E. Broadway Ave. eventbrite.com

10th Annual Oktoberfest in Tampa
Oct. 11-13, various times
Celebrate all things German – German music, dance, food and fun – as part of this fall tradition at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa. The event features games and competitions all weekend long, and of course, beer! oktoberfesttampa.com

Pumpkin patches and Scarecrow Festival
Scarecrow Festival fun!

Scarecrow Festival at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City
Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Take part in fall games and activities as a family at Pioneer Florida Museum and Village in Dade City. Paint a pumpkin, make a scarecrow, visit the petting zoo, pose for a photo with a scarecrow, touch a truck, get your face painted and go on carnival rides and more! NEW this year: meet Skye and Marshal from Paw Patrol. Admission is $5. Children younger than 5 are free. No pets, coolers, food or beverages allowed. pioneerfloridamuseum.org

2nd Annual Heights Fall Festival at Armature Works in Tampa
Oct. 12-13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Armature Works is hosting its first fall festival/food drive that will bring cheer to your family and spread cheer to others who need it! Bring non-perishable food donations to help support local families and then enjoy the pumpkin patches, games, kid friendly activities, live music, face painting and more! armatureworks.com/calendar

Pint Size Pumpkin Patch in Largo
Oct. 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Enjoy games, food, and crafts at Highland Recreation Complex in Largo. Come dressed in costume for a contest and parade for little ones. Ages 6 and under. Cost is $8-$10 per child. For information, call 727-587-6720. playlargo.com

Sacred Heart Fall Festival
Oct. 16-20, various times
Get ready for Sacred Heart Church’s annual fall celebration and fundraiser held at 4661 82nd Ave. N. in Pinellas Park. The event includes games, Midway rides, food, music, and prizes. Free admission and parking; rides ticket sheets start at $12 when purchased online in advance, can be purchased on site as well.

North Tampa Christian Academy Fall Festival | Oct. 20 4-7 p.m.
Join North Tampa Christian Academy for a trunk or treat maze, bounce house, obstacle course, games, dunk tank and silent auction. There will be food, dessert trucks and more! Food and game tickets will be sold at the event. northtampachristian.org/fall-festival

8th Annual Fantasma Fest in Centro Ybor-Little Monsters Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 26, 11 am-3 pm
In the historic district of Ybor City your littlest monsters can enjoy a day trick-or-treating down historic 7th Avenue, picking and decorating pumpkins on the main square of Centro Ybor, as well as other fun activities. Costumes are encouraged. And if you can stick around; the always popular Big Monster’s Bed Race will take place later in the afternoon, cheer on the Ybor merchants as they speed down 7th Avenue in handcrafted beds on wheels!

Tarpon Springs Holiday Safety Festival 
October 26 at 10 AM- 2 PM
Head to Lowe’s of Tarpon Springs located at 41800 US Hwy 19N for a day of free holiday safety fun with trucks and safety demonstrations for your kids to see up close and personal. The Recreation Center will have games, activities, bounce houses, food and more. There will also be a costume parade so come in costume! Concessions will be available for purchase. exploretarponsprings.com

Wesley Chapel Fall Festival
Oct. 26-27, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The 15th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival presented by Suncoast Credit Union and Grove at Wesley Chapel will include a carnival with rides and games, live music, delicious fall food and beverages, arts and craft area, local business expo and a pumpkin pageant. Come get spooky! simplyeventsfl.com


Our Favorite Halloween Events at Tampa Bay and Central Florida Theme Parks and Attractions:

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Select Nights through Nov. 1, various times
Visit Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for a night of trick-or-treating fun with some of your favorite Disney characters. Check out the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, Boo-to-You Halloween Parade and NEW this year, Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular! Guests are encouraged to arrive in costume. disneyworld.com

Related: 5 Things We Love About Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Halloween events in tampa bay
Howl-O-Scream

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa
Select Nights Through Nov. 2, various times
Experience terrors around every corner at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Meet up with hundreds of roaming creatures, explore new haunted houses and see live, interactive entertainment. Don’t miss the NEW First Fear scare zone bringing 20 years of history back to life! buschgardens.com

Related: Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2019

Scream-A-Geddon
Oct. 3. – Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. to midnight.
It’s officially that time of year! Scream-A-Geddon is returning to Dade City to terrify guests once again with haunted house attractions and creepy crawlies wandering the grounds to give you your first frights of the season. New this year, make sure to visit Bonzo’s Beer Garden! *Please don’t bring kiddos to this—it’s quite intense. screamageddon.com

Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 4-26, 4-10 p.m.
Return to ZooTampa for a Halloween event even spookier than last year. Ghouls and goblins of all ages can watch the zoo transform into an eerie and immersive Halloween adventure for the whole family. Creatures emerge at dusk with startling surprises but without the horror or gore. Guests are encouraged to arrive dressed up in their best family-friendly costumes! NEW this year is the Twisted Tale Trail and Rising Waters! zootampa.org

Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends and Halloween Painting at Busch Gardens
Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 5-27, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Say hello to Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and many more Sesame Street friends for Halloween fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Enjoy trick-or-treating, music and a chance to be up close with the park’s animal ambassadors. Join in parades and dance parties throughout the afternoon at Sesame Street Safari of Fun with different themes each weekend. Plus, take part in a special Sesame Street meet and greet. Guests may dress up, although only those 12 and younger are permitted to wear masks. buschgardens.com/tampa

Related: Halloween FUN at Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens!

Winter’s Trick or Tweet at Clearwater Marine Aquarium | Oct 15-Nov 3

Celebrate the season with the famous Winter the dolphin! There are a ton of fun activities planned for the kids like a slime station, giant squid game, goblin shark game and more! On select dates, there’s even more creepy crawly fun with Tampa Bay Bats and Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife. You can even upgrade to Winter’s Tropical Family Boo Cruise of Clearwater Bay and learn about the wildlife that call the waters home as you show off your Halloween best! Learn more: seewinter.com

Guppyween Hosted by Harry Otter  at the Florida Aquarium
Oct. 26-27, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Let’s take a trip to Codwarts School of Fishcraft and Squidery as Harry Otter embarks on a journey as a wizard! Your young wizards can come along with Harry Otter as he makes a splash around the Florida Aquarium and learn more Fishcraft spells! Sensory-Friendly event will be Oct 26 from 8-9:30 a.m. Admission prices vary. flaquarium.org

Halloween Spree at Glazer Children’s Museum
Oct. 26, 4-8 p.m. 
It’s time to show up and show out in that cool spunky costume! Bring your little monsters to celebrate a safe Halloween Party with indoor trick or treating, spooky experiments and crafts, costume parades and more haunts! Tickets are available now and also at the door. There will also be a Sensory-Friendly Halloween Spree Sunday Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Night at the Museum  at the Tampa Bay History Museum
Oct. 20, 2-3:30 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m.
All your favorites from pirates, pioneers to even Star Wars characters will be sneaking around the museum during Night at the Museum. Bring the family and haunt and explore the history center at its spookiest time! The little ones can trick or treat around the gallery and enjoy some Halloween fun with Storm Troopers and other Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion! $10 per child, $12 per adult, discounted admission for members. tampabayhistorycenter.org 

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Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida
Weekends in Oct., various times
Enjoy a Halloween party built just for kids at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven. Kids can enjoy spooky LEGO building activities, Brick-or-Treat Trail and Scavenger Hunt, meet-and-greets with spooky characters and The Tale of Pirates’ Cove Fireworks Spectacular.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights
Select Nights through Nov. 2, various times
Dare yourself to experience Halloween at its most frightening at this Universal Studios Orlando event. This year’s haunted houses include “Stranger Things,” “Ghostbusters,” “John Peele’s Us” and more! Flex tickets are available so visitors can decide what night is best for them. halloweenhorrornights.comlegolandflorida.com

SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular
Weekends through Oct. 27, During Normal Park Hours
Kids can dress in their favorite Halloween costume to trick-or-treat at SeaWorld Orlando and meet up with everyone’s favorite neighbors on Sesame Street as The Count, Elmo, Abby, and others perform in the all-new Sesame Street Halloween Parade! Other Halloween fun includes Pets Ahoy Halloween, Halloween Dance Party and Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast. seaworldorlando.com

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience
Through Oct. 31, various times
Beware of werewolves, witches and monsters at the Crayola Experience inside The Florida Mall in Orlando. Check out 27 exciting hands-on attractions. Create monster crafts, snap character photos, go on a themed scavenger hunt and trick-or-treat throughout the attraction (weekends only). Buy tickets online and save. crayolaexperience.com/orlando 


More Spooky Halloween and Trick or Treating Events in Tampa Bay:

Trick or Treating on the Riverwalk.

Tall Tales of Old Florida
Oct 12, Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Come out and join Tall Tales of Old Florida as they tell some mysterious stories of the past! You will encounter six tellers who will share some spooky Florida stories that will have you on the edge of your seat wanting more! There will be a magic lantern show and old tales of ghouls and pirates you don’t want to miss it! Come early and enjoy harvest games and decor while you wait for your tour to begin. crackercountry.org  

Spook- A- Thon
Every Friday and Saturday in Oct (plus Oct 27), various times                                                                            Come out to the Concourse for their Spook- A- Thon event. Bring the whole family and celebrate this Halloween season at the Spook- A-Thon! There will be many activities for the kids so come out and have a spooky time! There will be a Spooky Train and Spooky Trail that will be open all five weeks. The Spooky Town and Spooky Fun will only be open the last weekend Oct 25 and 26. theconcourse.org

A Nightmare on Franklin Street at Tampa Theatre
Oct. 18-31, various times
Explore Tampa’s most historic – and most haunted – movie palace as part of this popular Halloween event returning to downtown Tampa. Also, visit the Theatre’s website this month for new ghost tours throughout October plus 12 nights of back-to-back classic horror films, creepy cult favorites, family-friendly frights, paranormal experiences, and spooky special guests. This year there will be a special presentation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! For schedule details and tickets, tampatheatre.org/Nightmare. 10 & Older

Pumpkin Patch Express (Florida RailRoad Museum) 
October 19, 20, 26, 27 
The Florida Railroad Museum is calling “all aboard” for young and old train enthusiasts as you embark on the Pumpkin Patch Express to a field full of pumpkins to pick, as well as kid-friendly activities on your 2-hour journey. Children are invited to pick their own pumpkin to take home. Everyone is also invited to participate in other crafts and activities. Train rides from Parish to the pumpkin patch range from $14.50 to $32.50 a person. frrm.org

Mummy & Me Halloween Screening at Tampa Theatre
October 19 at 2:30 p.m.- Hocus Pocus 
October 20 at 11:30 a.m.- Little Monsters
October 27 at 11:30 a.m.- Goose Bumps
Watch an animated family film Halloween morning at Tampa Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for kids ages 2-12. For this year’s Halloween selection, be sure to stop by the Theatre website. Flick details will be posted as soon as they become available. tampatheatre.org

Mr. Tommy’s Very Un-Scary Halloween Party
Oct. 20, 2 p.m.
Catch the children’s entertainer in action as he hosts a fun, scare-free Halloween party at Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa. Dress in costume and be ready to sing along and dance to monster hits. Cost is $7 members and $8 general admission, with a $28 family four-pack available. Children ages 4 and younger are free. carrollwoodcenter.org

Halloween in the Park – Honeymoon Island 
October 25 & 26, 6 pm-10 pm
It wouldn’t be fall in Florida without a spooky haunted trail along the beach. Family friendly costumers are encouraged while you stroll through the parks trail with ghosts, goblins and ghouls. The event will also include children’s games, bungee jump and spooky storytelling. Join The Friends of the Island Parks as the host the 20th annual Halloween in the Park Friday and Saturday, October 25th and 26th from 6pm to 10pm.

Owl-O-Ween at McGough Nature Park in Largo
Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m.
A spooky nature trail, a raffle, candy and toasted marshmallows and ghosts and goblins are on the agenda for this night in McGough Nature Park in Largo. $5 per person. For more information and to preregister, call 727-587-6720. playlargo.com

Downtown Trick or Treat in Dunedin
Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m.
Bring the kids around downtown Dunedin businesses for fun, safe trick-or-treating as the city closes roads. Participating merchants display pumpkin decals in their windows to invite families to stop in for treats. Stop by Dunedin History Museum for a Halloween exhibit and costume contest at 5:45 p.m. Later, head to Pioneer Park for a screening of a family-friendly film. Free. For more info, call 727-298-3201. Everyone

Color Pumpkins with Hillsborough County Deputies 
October 26th from 10AM-2AM
Join the Hillsborough County Sheriff Officers for a free event sure to please any cadets in training as you pick a pumpkin from their patch at the Sheriff’s Operation Center in Ybor City and get one-on-one training decorating with an Officer. Also, enjoy a walkthrough of the Hillsborough County Sheriffs History Museum as well as face panting and free light snacks.

An Eerie Evening at the Tampa Bay Hotel
Oct. 25 and 26, from 7pm-10pm
Visit the historic Tampa Bay Hotel to the Henry B. Plant Museum for a night like never before full of ghost stories from the hotel’s haunted past. Period lighting will add a new level of fear when the ghost stories are recounted in the museum. The lanterns and ghostlike presence will spill out of the old hotel and into Plant Park while guests take a step back in time to another world. Admission is $25 and $20 for members. plantmuseum.com/events Teens and adults

Halloween Spooktacular 2019
Oct. 26, noon to 5 p.m.
Enjoy this popular, family-friendly event at Largo Central Park with free trick-or-treating from noon-4 p.m. and carnival of activities from noon-5 p.m. Wristbands are required for carnival games, inflatables and petting zoo and are $8 in advance ($7 with rec card), $10 per person day of. Buy yours at any of our recreation facilities. Limited on-site parking is available for $10. For more information call 727-587-6720. playlargo.com

Halloween Howl in Zephyrhills
Oct. 26, 4-9 p.m.
Join Main Street Zephyrhills, Inc. as they host their annual Halloween Howl, which is 5 hours of fun…and FRIGHT, if you choose to enter their haunted house! Free to attend with trick-or-treating, a haunted house, hay ride (gets scary after dark), costume parade, bounce house, games, free entertainment and more! mainstreetzephyrhills.org

Dunedin Halloween Happenings
Oct. 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this spooktacular annual event at Highlander Park including a haunted hayride, carnival games, crafts, bounce houses, costume contests for all ages, DJ music jams, as well as Boo in the Zoo and Little Goblins Hayride for little ones. Cost is $5 parking, $5 for Haunted Hayride and $10 for a wristband for children’s activities. For more information, call 727-812-4530. dunedingov.com/events

31st Annual TOTS Trick or Treat Street 
Oct. 26, 2-6 p.m. 
Come dressed up in your best family-friendly costume and walk along booths in a safe environment to get your treats. The 31th Annual Trick or Treat Street event hosted by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation and Riverview High School will include fun, free activities as well as extended activities and food for purchase. reiverviewchamber.com

4th Annual “Riverwalk Trick or Treat”
Oct. 26, 4-7 p.m.
Come on out to the Tampa Riverwalk for an evening full of Trick or Treating! Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes to partake in this FREE event. Local businesses and organizations will be handing out candy! At the end of the night, a family-friendly Halloween movie (Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride) will be playing in Water Works park hosted by Friends of Tampa Recreation.

Trick or Treat Street – Riverview High School 
October 26th at 6pm
Celebrating the tradition of Trick or treating, come dress up in your best family friendly costume and walk along booths in a safe environment getting treats. The 30th annual trick or treat street event hosted by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation and Riverview High School will also include games and costume contest for kids of all ages, 0-15.

Also, Calling all dog owners, this event is for your fur babies, too! Pet are encouraged to come in costume and take part in the Four Paws Veterinary Hospital Dog Costume Contest. Local business are welcomed to participate in passing out goodies to the little ghost and goblins, as well as a chance to garner the coveted award for best booth.

 

Spooky Empire

Spooky Empire at Tampa Convention Center
Oct. 31- Nov. 3, various times
For the first time in their 17 years in operation, Spooky Empire is taking their thrills and chills to the Tampa Convention Center. From cosplay to costume contests, exhibitors, vendors and even trick-or-treating, Spooky Empire is the best place to be this Halloween. On Halloween, the ticket to enter the convention is just $20 and free for children 12 and under. While the kids trick-or-treat, parents can walk around the convention and discover the one-of-a-kind exhibitors and vendors to get some treats of their own. For more details on dates, pricing and the full list of celebrity guests in attendance visit spookyempire.com.

2019 Sylvan Ramble Lights Halloween Lights Show
Select nights Oct. 18-31, various times 
What started a small neighborhood Christmas light display has become city-wide entertainment with a Halloween angle added. Head to West Sylvan Ramble Street for an eye-catching, spooky light show. Along with your favorite Halloween tunes there will be strobes, fog and ghostly effects to keep you on the edge of your seat! eventbrite.com

Main Street Trick or Treat in Safety Harbor | Oct. 31, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Put on that costume and head to downtown Safety Harbor’s Main Street for a fun, safe family-friendly trick-or-treating experience. City Hall, Fire Station 52 and Main Street businesses will be handing out treats. Free. cityofsafetyharbor.com

Happy Healthy Halloween- Trunk or Treat
Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m. 
Bring the whole family to First Unity Spiritual Campus in St. Pete for Happy Healthy Halloween-Trunk or Treat, a safe event that includes pumpkin painting, hayrides across campus and a costume contest. Children of all ages are welcome! eventbrite.com

Knots So Scary Halloween on the Lake
Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m.
Bring the little ones to Knotted Roots on The Lake in Land O’ Lakes for pumpkin patch photos, crafts and of course goodies and candies for all the trick-or-treaters! Take a spooky walk through the haunted bridal house. There will be costume contests and prizes so come through with your best costume! eventbrite.com 

Boo Bash Trick-or-Treat
Oct. 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The Clearwater Threshers and the City of Clearwater are hosting their annual Boo Bash Trick-or-Treat event at Spectrum Field. Bring the kids to the ballpark for a free and safe, family-friendly evening. Trick or Treat around the concourse at more than 25 candy stations donated by local business, enjoy the on-field hayrides, and stop at 2nd base to see yourself on the big screen during the costume parade! Spectrum Field is located at 601 N Old Coachman Rd in Clearwater, the office may be reached at 727-712-4300.

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