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This year there are so many fun Halloween themed events for kids around Gainesville. There are spooky events, trick or treating events, and Halloween carnivals. Click on the hyperlinks for details of each event below.


To read about all the corn mazes, click here.

To read about all the pumpkin patches, click here.

To read about all the fall festivals around, click here.


Spooky/ Haunted Events

Alachua Haunted House- Open Saturdays and Halloween Weekend.

Family Friendly Ghost Walk at Morningside Nature Center - October 22nd 7-8:30PM *Pre-registration is required

Halloween Haunted Walk in the Woods in Micanopy - Saturday, October 22nd 7:30 -9PM

Hippodrome Ghost Tour - October 27th -31st. Check website for start times. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Historic Halloween Haunt at the Matheson Museum - Friday, October 28th 6PM *RSVP is required.


Halloween Carnivals & Trick or Treating Events BEFORE October 31st

Screaming for Safety at Safety City - Saturday, October 15th 5-8PM

Williston Central Christian Academy Fall Festival - Saturday, October 15th 2-6PM

O2BKids Spooktacular - Saturday, October 22nd 6-10PM

Sun Country Howlapalooza - Sunday, October 23rd 3-6PM

Ghouls, Goblins and Greeks - Thursday, October 27th 5-8PM

Parkview Baptist Fall Family Festival - Thursday, October 27th 6-8PM

Celebration UMC Trunk or Treat - Friday, October 28th 6-8PM

Duckpond Fall Festival -  Friday, October 28th 6-8:30PM

Trick or Treat Carnival at Millhopper Library Friday, October 28th 2PM

Trick or Treating at Tioga Town Center - Friday, October 28th TBA

Waldo Halloween Party - Friday, October 28th 6:30-8PM

Trick or Treat Fun Night in Hawthorne - Friday, October 29th 5-9PM

Skate Station Funworks Halloween Carnival - Sunday, October 30th 2-6PM

Trinity UMC Pumpkin Harvest - Sunday, October 30th 5:30-8:30PM

Trunk or Treat at Grace of Fort Clarke - Sunday, October 30th 5:30-8:30PM


Trick or Treating / Candy Events On Halloween, October 31st

Abiding Savior Trunk or Treat - 5:30 - 8:PM

Boo at the zoo and Green Halloween - 3-7:30PM

Destiny Community Church Family Fest - 6-9PM

Halloween at the YMCA - 6:30 - 8:30PM

Halloween Party at Newberry Library 3:30PM

Light the Night - 6-9PM

Publix Tricky Treatsville - 4-7PM

Tioga Town Center Halloween Spectacular - TBA

Trail of Treats in Williston - 5-7PM

Trick or Treating at the Oaks Mall - 4-8PM

Trick or Treat on Main Street in Alachua - 7-9PM

Westside Baptist Trunk or Treat - 4-7PM


More Fun Halloween Themed Events

Pumpkin Time at the Library - various dates, times and locations

Pink Pumpkin Painting Party - Saturday, October 15th 10-2 *RSVP is required

Chick-fil-A Archer Road Costume Party- Tuesday, October 25th 5:30PM

UF and Shands Pumpkin Carve Off - Thursday, October 27th 4-7PM

Zombies in the Tower Road Library - Thursday, October 27th 6:30PM

Michael's Halloween Party - Saturday, October 29th 10-2PM

Toys R Us Halloween Costume Parade - Saturday, October 29th 12-3PM

Tales and Tutus - Sunday, October 30th 2PM

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Any word on when and if sorority row will be doing an event this year?

That's this event: Ghouls, Goblins and Greeks - Thursday, October 27th 5-8PM  :)



Wow! There are even more events than I thought in the next few weeks! I love this time of year! :-)

I know! And this doesn't even include all the fall festivals, performances, family fun days (not related to Halloween), and other fun stuff happening. I love October too. So much to do. I just wish we could do it all!!


Stacy Fournier said:

Wow! There are even more events than I thought in the next few weeks! I love this time of year! :-)

I just added 5 more events to the list, and I wanted to highlight two events taking place this weekend:

Pink Pumpkin Painting Party from 10-2 at the UF and Shands Breast Center. FUN for the whole family at the UF&Shands pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin and paint it PINK with Shands Arts in Medicine artists! Join us in honoring the lives of women diagnosed with breast cancer during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Must RSVP by October 14th by calling (352) 273-5718

Screaming for Safety from 5-8PM at Kiwanis Safety City provides a safe place for kids to Trick- or- Treat and it is a ‘one- stop- shop’ for safety information. Kids visit each safety station to win door prizes, and the first 100 children to complete all the stations win a free ice-cream from Sweet Dreams! Join the Costume Contest to win great prizes! (begins at 6:30). Come test your safety knowledge with Gainesville Fire Rescue, Safe Kids, Florida Poison Prevention, and more! Trick– or– Treat in a safe location! Plus enjoy a Haunted House and Sun Country Gym Bus, and Sweet Dreams will be there selling ice-cream as well! Admission is free, but please bring a canned food donation.

The Harvest Hoedown at the Easton Newberry Sports Complex is this Saturday and Heart of Florida Perks is selling tickets for $10.00 today.   That's a 50% savings if you were to buy your tickets at the door and a $5.00 savings if you were to pre-purchase tickets from them.      Here's the link...don't pass this offer up especially if you were planning on going!     The link also includes information about the event itself.

Where do you park to take part in the sorority event?

I'll be at the Trinity UMC trunk or treat today. Stop by my tent and say hi!



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