Brown’s Grove Fall Festival
October 6th-13th, 9am-4pm
12255 US Highway 301 N, Parrish, Florida 34219
No entrance or parking fees. Some events require purchase of tickets.
Family fun for everyone! Hayrides, train rides, crafters, vendors, food, farm animals, bounce house, face painting, games and of course, tons of pumpkins!
Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival
October 6th-28th, 10am-5pm
Individual rides and activity booths, including pony rides, rock wall, bounce house, and pumpkin painting, have their own set price ranging from $2 – $7. Costume Contest Every Saturday At 1pm! Pie Eating Contest Every Sunday at 1pm!
Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival
5500 County Road 675 E, Bradenton, Florida 34211
$10 admission | $5 parking | Kids under 5 free
Everyday of the Pumpkin Festival consists of:
Craft Show • Live Music • 14 Live Shows • Pumpkins • Charity Pumpkin Games •
Pioneer Trades Village • Hayrides • Pony Rides • Chainsaw Sculptor • Corn Maze • Scarecrow Displays • Homemade Ice Cream • Farm Roasted Sweet Corn • Food Galore • Pumpkin Pie • Rock Climbing Wall • Power Jump • Petting Zoo • Barnyard Playground • Face Painting • Children’s Train Ride • Big Train Ride • Juggler • Fresh Produce •Butterfly Experience •
Frog Jumping Championship • Zip Line
Halloween Candlelight Tour
October 13th, 7pm-9pm
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park – 3708 Patten Ave, Manatee, Florida 34222
$6 admission | Kids under 5 are free
Visit the oldest home in Manatee County by candlelight; enjoy decorated themed rooms and hear the history of Halloween! At end of the tour, children will receive Halloween treats.
Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spectacular
October 13th, 5pm-9pm
Ed Smith Stadium – 2700 12th Street, Sarasota, Florida 34237
Non-perishable food item donation to All Faiths Food Pantry
Big league family fun at Ed Smith Stadium! Children dress up in costume to enjoy games and activities on the concourse and outfield from 5-6:30 p.m. A costume parade around the bases begins at 6:40 p.m. The movie, Hocus Pocus (PG) begins at approximately 7 p.m. Bring a blanket to enjoy the movie on the outfield or watch from stadium seating.
October 19th, 6:30pm-9:30pm
GT Bray Park – 5502 33rd Avenue Drive West, Bradenton, Florida 34209
$5 activity fee
Bring the family out and join in the costume contest, face painting, hayrides, and bounce houses!Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department is celebrating its 16th Annual Goblin Gathering in conjunction with National Night Out at G.T. Bray Park. This year’s event will be held in conjunction with National Night Out, which is a program to strengthen neighborhood spirit and create police-community partnerships to make our community a safe place to live.
October 20th, 4pm-8pm
515 10th Ave W, Palmetto, Florida 34221
The Halloween Social is a FREE community event full of spooky fun for the whole family! There will be trick-or-treating, crafts, carnival games, and face painting; Fabulous Fatimir will be telling fortunes; the costume contest is at 5pm. Travel through a jungle safari in the Ag Museum and encounter pixies and pirates in the Carnegie Library.
October 26th, 6pm-9pm
Lakewood Ranch Main Street – 8100 Lakewood Main Street, Bradenton, Florida 34202
Come out and explore, watch our local dancers, and enjoy our spooky balloon artist! Have your children bring their Trick or Treat bags to collect the many treats that will be given out from our generous sponsors and merchants.
Mummies at the Market
October 27th, 9am-12pm
Sarasota Farmers Market – Lemon & Main Streets, Sarasota, FL 34236
Mummies, ghouls, and little monsters delight – The Sarasota Farmers Market will be quite a sight!
Come to trick or treat – while supplies last – stay for the costume contest – it will be a blast!
Live music and crafts and surprises in galore – you won’t want to miss what we’ve got in store!
Trick or Treat: 9am – 11am
Costume Contest: 11am
Spooktacular at Selby Gardens
October 28th, 10am-12pm
900 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Selby Spooktacular is a playful, family-friendly event. Daytime activities will include traditional, wholesome Halloween happenings like trick or treating and pumpkin decorating, fun and educational activities like seed planting, as well as more frightening (but not too scary) options for older children like a mad scientist experiment center. Children are encouraged to bring their own trick-or-treat bags to collect their goodies. Come in costume!
Epic Halloween and Food Truck Rally
October 27th & 28th
Cauldron’s Corner – 1704 9th Street W, Bradenton, Florida 34205
Super fun family friendly event, we will have truck or treat, all kids in costume can truck or treat at any vendor or food truck, Pets welcome, there will be food trucks multiple merchants and live music, along with a relaxed fun atmosphere. There will also be a haunted house.
Drinks & live music provided by
10th Anniversary Fright Night on St. Armands
October 31st, 6pm-8:30pm
St. Armands Circle – 300 Madison Drive, Suite 201, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Our fabulous Halloween event, in its 10th year, returns for the “young and young at heart.” Fright Night on St. Armands transforms St. Armands Circle from island sophistication to Halloween fun. Decorated storefronts set the stage for wandering spirits of St. Armands past; frightening characters appear around every corner amidst statues dressed in the Halloween spirit. Children trick-or-treat throughout the Circle with numerous retailers and restaurants contributing to the Halloween spirit with customized promotions. In collaboration with the Sarasota High School Theatre Department, a performance of “Thriller” will take place around 8:00pm.