Includes haunted houses, scare zones, roller coasters in the dark and spooky live shows. Thursday events stay open until 1 a.m. while Friday and Saturday events are open until 2 a.m. Not recommended for small children. BUY TICKETS
Face horror's most terrifying creatures in the flesh at Universal Orlando Resort. Explore all-new haunted houses, scare zones, spooky live entertainment and more. Halloween Horror Nights 24 features Halloween, From Dusk Till Dawn, AMC's The Walking Dead and more. BUY TICKETS
Ghouls and goblins gather for a bewitching Halloween spooktacular at Walt Disney World. Guests of all ages are encouraged come in costume and trick-or-treat around the Magic Kingdom. Plus, following Mickey's Boo-to-You Parade this year is the all-new Not-So-Scary Street Jam. BUY TICKETS
Enjoy safe and family-friendly festivities at Legoland Florida's Halloween celebration. Trick-or-treat along the brick-or-treat trail, build your own Lego models, take your picture with the world's largest Lego jack-o'-lantern and win prizes in an all-kids Halloween costume contest. BUY TICKETS
ZooBoo at Lowry Park Zoo
Sept. 26 - Nov. 1 (select nights)
Creep around ZooBoo for a ghoulish good time for all. The event is family-friendly with attractions that range in "scare factor," including haunted houses, trails, displays, lights, music, night rides and more. BUY TICKETS
An ocean of Halloween fun for all ages awaits you at SeaWorld Orlando. Put on your Halloween costume and stop by for special Halloween shows, a sea of sweet treats, and lots of fun, family-friendly spookiness. Best of all, it's all included with regular admission to SeaWorld Orlando. BUY TICKETS
Great American Cooterfest Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 at 12 p.m.
Liberty Park, 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness
The weekend is full of turtle races, a Cooterween party, live music, games, food and other activities. Admission and parking are free.
Haunted House Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7-11 p.m.
Hernando Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville
The haunted house is recommended for children ages 8 and up, and particularly not for children who are easily frightened. Children are encouraged to bring their trick-or-treat buckets because the museum will also have free games on the grounds, as well as a Halloween children's maze, which is suitable for children of all ages. Admission to the haunted house is $5 per person. The children's maze is $1 for ages 2 and up.
Harvest Moon Corn Maze Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 27-Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Harvest Moon Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown
A five-acre corn maze that features more than three miles of twists and turns, a barrel train, a petting farm, a pony hop and a pumpkin patch. Cost is $11.95 plus taxes for ages 3 and up; 2 and younger free.
Halloween Harvest Festival Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18 from 6-10 p.m.
Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville
The festival features a variety of games, face painting, food, haunted houses, hay rides and contests. The pet masquerade will be held on Friday. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the contest begins at 7 p.m. A $2 entry fee is required. A costume contest for people will be held Saturday. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the contest is at 7 p.m. A $2 entry fee is required. General admission to the festival is free. Game tickets are four for $1, the haunted house is $3 and hay rides are $2. Food vendors will be on site.
Fox Squirrel Corn Maze Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 4-26 at 10 a.m.
Fox Squirrel Corn Maze, 3002 Charlie Taylor Road N., Plant City
Sneakers and hiking boots are required for this maze. There are also hay rides, duck races, corn boxes, horseshoes, dummy steer roping and a cracker county. Cost is $10, $9 for ages 3-17 and children 2 and younger get in free.
Farm Fall Festival Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 4 to Nov. 2 at 11 a.m.
Horse Power for Kids, 8005 Race Track Road, Tampa
The event celebrates the arrival of fall with childrens' activities, including hayrides, pony rides, face painting, a pumpkin patch, train rides and more. Cost is $10.
Pumpkin Toss Friday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.
Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa
The animals at the park have their own Halloween fun with a pumpkin party. The party is included with regular zoo admission.
A Night at the Museum Sunday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.
Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa
This Halloween party features pirates, explorers, pioneer women and the Ghostbusters sneaking around the galleries with trick-or-treating throughout the museum. The party also features hands-on exhibits, games, crafts, a costume contest and parade, a Thriller dance and more. Admission is $14 per person and $9 per child.
Guavaween Saturday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
Cuban Club, 2010 N. Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa
The annual Guavaween carnival has five themed areas, including a street festival, theater shows, a dance club, a lounge, live concerts and a $1,000 costume contest. Tickets are $18-$30 for general admission and $80-$125 for VIP.
Guppyween Sunday, Oct. 26 from 4-8 p.m.
Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Dr., Tampa
Kids can trick-or-treat from tank to tank among over 20,000 sea creatures. Entertainment and treats will be provided, so come dressed in your best costume. Tickets are $5 for kids in costume, $12 for adults (12 years and older). Aquarium members and children under 2 get in free.
Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 11 - 26 at 9 a.m.
Hunsader Farms, 5500 County Road 675, Bradenton
This fall-themed festival has more than 100 craft booths, live country music, a seven-acre corn maze, pumpkin games, hayrides, a frog jumping championship and more. Admission is $10, while children ages 12 and younger get in free. Parking is $5. Some games and activities may carry an additional charge.
Pumpkin Patch Express Saturday, Oct. 25 & Sunday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E, Parrish
A two-hour diesel powered train excursion to a special pumpkin patch for hay rides and holiday activities. Choose your own pumpkin to take home. Tickets are $14-$28.
12th Annual Goblin Gathering Friday, Oct. 17 at 6:30-9:30 p.m.
G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W, Bradenton
This family-friendlye vent includes face painting, a hay maze, a costume contest, bounce houses, hay ride, an inflatable slice and more. Several local businesses will be on hand passing out treats, providing children with a safe alternative to trick-or-treating. A $5 wristband is available for children to participate in activities. Parents are free.
Haunted Angelus House Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 26 - Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
The Angelus, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson
The PG-13 rated, handicap-accessible haunted house is located on 25 acres of land. It includes a pirate haunt, hayrides, a one-mile haunted trail and more. Admission is: $12 for the main haunt, $8 for the pirate haunt, $8 for the haunted hayride or $23 for all three. One-night unlimited admissions are also available for $30 for adults and $12 for children ages 5-10. The child's haunt is $3.
Halloween Train Ride Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 17 - 25 at 7 p.m.
Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Dr., Shady Hills
A large-scale train takes visitors through more than two miles of dark woods where they'll meet goblins, spooks and all sorts of Halloween tricks. Admission is $5 while children ages 2 or younger get in free, maximum of $20 per family.
Hoedown Fall Festival Friday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.
Kiddy Up Ranch, 10740 Brian Lane, New Port Richey
The event includes a chili cookoff (Friday only), pony rides, spooky hay rides, a costume contest and more. Admission is $1 per car. Pony rides, hayrides and carriage rides are $3-$5. Proceeds benefit Kiddy Up Ranch's equine therapy programs.
Hellview Cemetery Oct. 18, 24-26, 31 & Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
510 49th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
This local haunted attraction is free to the public. Donations will be collected for the Florida Bat Conservancy, Child's Play and local non-profit The Kind Mouse. For more information, visit hellview.net.
Pumpkin Palooza Saturday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m.
St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg
The 11th annual family fall festival and pumpkin patch includes kids' games, crafts, inflatables, food, arts and crafts vendors and more. This event is free but there is a cost for pumpkins, food and game tickets.
Radley Haunted House Thursdays - Sundays, Oct. 9 - Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
3900 19th St. N, St. Petersburg
An elaborate haunted house with a theme. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Admission is $5 per person. The proceeds from the haunted house will benefit the Cancer Research Institute.
Pint Size Pumpkin Patch Saturday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.
Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Rd., Largo
Children ages 6 and younger can dress in costume and take part in a treat parade. The event also features fall activities, crafts, food and a special visit from a storytelling scarecrow. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 on the day of.
Haunted Hike through Historic St. Petersburg Saturday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Departure point is 13th Avenue and 13th Street N, St. Petersburg
The one-mile, one-hour tour will go through Euclid St. Paul's Neighborhood, which is known as St. Petersburg's most paranormal neighborhood. Tours leave every 15 minutes. Advance tickets are $6 per person, while children ages 2-12 are $2 and 1 and younger are free. The night of the tour, tickets are $7 per person, with children ages 2-12 are $3 and children 1 and younger are free.
Halloween Spooktacular Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m.
Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo
The annual Spooktacular features an enormous trick-or-treat path, bounce houses, entertainment, music, concessions and games. Dress up in your favorite costume. Admission for children ages 14 and younger for activities other than trick or treating is $5 in advance, $6 without card, $7 day of the event. Parents are free.
Halloween Happening Saturday, Oct. 25 at 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Rd., Dunedin
This family-friendly event features child-focused games and crafts, "Boo in the Zoo," bounce houses, spooky storytelling and a costume contest. Take a ride on the Haunted Hayride, which has a theme of Alien Armageddon this year. Tickets for Boo in the Zoo are $5. Tickets for the hayride are $5. (Must be 8 years or older to ride.) A $10 wristband includes all game booths, inflatables, crafts, the costume contest and Boo in the Zoo.
Trunk-Or-Treat Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 6:30-8 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Rd., Largo
Families can stroll down the "candy trail" where they will get a ton of free goodies, then work off their energy in one of several bounce houses. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and bring their friends. The event will take place in the front parking lot of the church.
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