Howl-O-Scream, Tampa Bay’s premier Halloween event, returns with an evil encore for 21 select nights with tormenting surprises around every corner and unexpected terrors. The streets will be swarmed with hundreds of roaming creatures, making escape nearly impossible. A chilling live show and the chance to challenge Florida's top thrill rides in the dark will keep the screams coming all night. BUY TICKETS
Explore all-new haunted houses, scare zones, spooky live entertainment and more at Universal Orlando Resort. Halloween Horror Nights 25 features The Walking Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 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. For extra scary-good fun, book the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package. BUY TICKETS
Brick or Treat, presented by Shutterfly, will be back with more spooky, kooky Halloween fun for kids. Expanded in 2016, the friendly-not-frightening event features trick-or-treating along the Brick or Treat Trail, larger-than-life LEGO® models, LEGO build activities, the world's largest LEGO jack-o-lantern, a scavenger hunt with prizes, and an exclusive, Halloween-themed fireworks show in Pirates' Cove. BUY TICKETS
Adventures for the whole family at this all-new Halloween event! Wander into scare zones or encounter animals at night. Party the night away at a ghoulish dance party. No horror or gore, just scares and startles for one and all. 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
Local Halloween Events
Halloween Extravaganza (from news gathering partner The Citrus Chronicle)
This is a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT featuring fun and games, two Halloween themed, childrens' movies with popcorn! The grill will be fired up and we will be serving grilled hotdogs and cold drinks. Children will receive a "Thank you for coming" gift bag of candy and trinkets! We will have a maze featuring our upcoming Vacation Bible School theme of a Fun Shop! Costumes are welcome! This is a non-scary, SUPER FUN filled evening!
For more information, visit www.jesus-lovrs-us.comor LIKE us on Facebook First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Linda and Terry at (352) 795-2259.
2016 Fall Maze Saturday, Oct. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 6
Harvestmoon Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown
This year the maze will feature an interactive bingo game where guests who complete it successfully will have a chance to win a trip for 4 to meet the Peanuts gang at Knottsberry Farm in California. Tickets are $11.95 MORE INFO
26th Annual Halloween Harvest Festival Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22
Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street, Brooksville
This two-day festival will feature a variety of games, face painting, fantastic food, haunted house, hay ride and contests. The haunted house opens at 6 p.m. and is recommended for ages eight and up. Entrance to the festival is free, but activities are sold seperately.
A Nightmare on Franklin Street Oct. 23-31, times vary
Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa
Tampa's most historic theater presents nine nights of programming aimed at everyone from the average Halloween enthusiast to hard-core horror fans. Screenings include The Conjuring, The Shining, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Poltergeist and more, as well as a special screening of The Exorcist featuring a live discussion with Linda Blair. MORE INFO
Halloween Spree Monday, Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa
Crime Stoppers of Manatee County, in partnership with the DeSoto Square mall, will host the 13th annual Halloween Safe Kids Night. It will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the mall. Food and beverages will be available. 941-792-2732 or manateecrimestoppers.com for more information.
The Village of the Arts will host a trick-or-treat for children. Village residents and businesses will be handing out treats from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday. 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton, villageofthearts.com.
Scream-A-Geddon Select nights, Sept. 25 - Nov. 1
TreeHoppers, 27839A Saint Joe Rd., Dade City
The new horror park features six haunted attractions with a Monster Midway spread over 60 acres of forest. The park's attractions use Hollywood special effects and exclusive interactive element. MORE INFO
13th Annual Boo Bash Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Bright House Field, 601 N. Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater
This free event is a safe community Halloween celebration, featuring many interactive areas for kids, including games, hayrides, a costume parade on the field, and plenty of candy. | MORE INFO
TASCO Field of Screams: "The Asylum" Friday, Oct. 28 to Monday, Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg
Teens and adults, you won’t want to miss the 11th Annual TASCO Field of Screams featuring “The Asylum”! Year in and year out, TASCO’s Field of Screams is voted the #1 scare in Tampa Bay. This year’s event will be the largest and best of them all. You will be challenged to escape the Asylum, navigate through the dark woods, survive the inmates, and flee to safety. Tickets are $15. | MORE INFO
Safety Harbor's Halloween Spooktacular Friday, Oct. 23
Folly Farms in Safety Harbor
Celebrate the fall season with hunting ghosts, decorating pumpkins and watching a not-so-spooky movie at Folly Farms in Safety Harbor! The hunt begins at 4:30 p.m. Don't forget to bring a pumpkin for decorating (materials provided). Bring the whole family for this free fun! Concession packs will be available for $3. | MORE INFO
The Shallow Grave Select dates, Sept. 30 to Nov. 5
701 42nd Street NW, Winter Haven
An intimate, in your face, fear-filled environment with custom themes and movie quality sets to put you in the midst of terror unlike anything you have experienced before. Admission is $17 per person per haunt, with combination passes available. MORE INFO
Harvest Holler Corn Maze Friday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Nov. 13
950 Tavares Rd., Polk City
Admission includes interactive corn maze, hayride, hay fort, corn cribs, tire swings, a cow train, corn hole and more. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children ages 4-12 and children 3 and under are free. MORE INFO
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