Fall Festival and Haunted Maze

Pumpkin patch, haunted palm maze, petting farm, water slides (weekends only), haunted hay ride (weekends only), playground, rubber duck race, scavenger hunt, haunted trail and more. Haunted Nights on the farm are from 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday nights. Oct. 1-31 at Springtime Garden Center, 10761 Aqua Vista Lane, North Fort Myers. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.springtimeplantfarm.com.

Desoto County Spook Yard

Desoto County Spook Yard is a haunted house operating from 8 p.m.-midnight every Friday and Saturday in October at the Desoto County Fairgrounds, 100 Heard St., Arcadia. Featuring haunted house for ages 16+, food trucks, bands, hunted maze and games. General admission is $5 kids/$7adults. Spook Yard is $5. www.facebook.com/desotocountyspookYard.

Port Charlotte Pumpkin Festival Scare Park

Halloween Notte is a “Jekyll and Hyde” festival celebrating the joys of childhood imagination with the monsters that go bump in the night. Halloween Notte will be three weekends of fun, fear and entertainment for all ages. Oct. 15-31. Tickets are available in advance at www.halloweennotte.com. Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte.

North Port Spooktacular 21+

North Port is having it's 1st Annual Spooktacular! 21+ ONLY (as alcohol is being provided in cost of ticket). 5-10 p.m. Oct. 16. Tickets are $45 per person and will include: Hand stamped at the door verifying ticket purchase and age. Alcohol and non-alcohol beverages throughout the whole night. Custom souvenir cup to take home. DJ and dancing. Photobooth, games, costume contest, food trucks will be onsite (available for purchase). Transportation services are being offered through A&F Shuttle & Transportation services. Must call 941-662-6409 ahead of event to arrange services. George Mullen Activity Center, 4956 City Center Blvd., North Port. Tickets available at www.northportareachamber.com/events/details/npyp-spooktacular-16734. Email npyoungprofessionals@gmail.com with any questions.

Halloween Tea Party

Join North Port Parks & Recreation for a “Not-So-Scary” Halloween Tea Party from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 at the Morgan Family Community Center, 6207 W Price Blvd. Kids 7 and under accompanied by an adult can wear a costume an enjoy Spooktacular treats, fun photo stations, a mini-monster bash, and more. It’s $10 a pair (child and adult) and $3 for each additional attendee. Register at http://bit.ly/2k6PQ4T.

Haunted Trails

The Haunted Trails at Oscar Scherer State Park will be a drive through haunt this year. Featuring multiple stations along the parks dark road filled with props and plenty of scare. If you make it to the end of the road, Nokomis Fire Department will be there to show you the exit. Plenty of treats along the way with Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce businesses to sweeten the drive with candy. 8-10 p.m. Oct. 22-23 at Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey. Tickets sold at the door are cash only. $10 carload up to 8 people. Additional people $1. No on foot entries allowed. No facilities, No parking. https://friendsofoscarscherer.com/haunted-trails.

Floating pumpkin patch

Families are invited to pick a floating pumpkin at the Pumpkin Plunge, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 23 at the North Port Aquatic Center, 6205 W. Price Blvd. Select a pumpkin to take home. The fee is $10 per child, which includes the cost for the pumpkin and complimentary admission for up to two supervising adults. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be crafts and games on the pool deck. Pre-registration is required at http://bit.ly/PumpkinPlunge or at the North Port Aquatic Center. For more information, visit www.CityOfNorthPort.com/PumpkinPlunge.

Haunting on the Harbor

Prepare to be scared at Punta Gorda's Haunting on the Harbor Halloween Festival & Haunted House. Live entertainment each night, food trucks, kid's zone, costume contests for kids and adults, plus over 7,000 square feet of scariness in the Haunted House. Oct. 22-24, 29-31 at City Marketplace, Downtown Punta Gorda. http://puntagordahaunting.com.

Trunk or Treat

Candy, bounce houses. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Colonial Baptist Church of Venice, 2400 Taylor Ranch Trail, Venice. Register at 941-492-4678 or cbcvenice.org.

Spooky Stories and Ghost Tours at The Point

Evening tours led by storytellers reveal the spooky side of history at our Historic Spanish Point campus. 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 28-30. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Historic Spanish Point campus, 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey. https://selby.org.

Punta Gorda Youth Baseball Trunk or Treat

6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Punta Gorda South County baseball parking lot, 670 Cooper St., Punta Gorda. puntagordayouthbaseball18@gmail.com.

Trunk-or-Treat at the YMCA

Candy, vendors, food trucks, "Thriller' live performance, kids activities and more. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 29. Franz Ross Park YMCA, 19333 Quesada Ave, Port Charlotte. 941-629-9622.

Haunted College

Come in costume and enjoy trunk-or-treating, games and activities for all ages. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the outdoor amphitheater, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda. For more information, call 239-489-9246 or email engage@fsw.edu.

Trick or Treat at City Hall

The annual Trick or Treat event has been modified this year into an outdoor-only event at City Center Front Green, 4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Open to the public and with free admission, this signature event offers a safe, outdoor trick-or-treat experience that is also a treasured local tradition. All children must be accompanied by an adult and dressed in costume. For the most current event information, visit www.CityOfNorthPort.com/TrickOrTreat.

Haunted History Walking Tour

Join Venice Florida Tours on a walk through Venice while learning about history, ghost stories, and ghost hunting 101. Select nights through Oct. 30. VeniceFLTours.com.

Halloween at the Farm

Trunk or treat event at Inverness Farm. pony rides and visiting the many animals that live on the farm, from goats, geese, bunny, ducks, mini horses, horses and more. Costume party for children, adults and animals. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Inverness Farm, 377 Inverness Road, Venice. 941-416-5285.

Trunk-or-Treat Family Style

free food, take-home crafts, and lots of candy. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 30 at Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 S. McCall Road, Port Charlotte. 941-697-1747 or https://GulfCoveChurch.com.

Trunk or Treat Spooktacular

Food truck, decorated cards, candy. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30. Sellstate Vision Realty, 2705 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-336-5400 or www.sellstatevisionrealty.com.

BOOO-day Party

Come to the gardens in your best family friendly costume and trick-or-treat your way around the gardens. Plus lawn games and scavenger hunts. Masks and social distancing required. 1-6 p.m. Oct. 30. Last admission at 5 p.m. This is a special ticketed event. No gory/scary costumes and no clown costumes on adults are allowed. Visit www.peacerivergardens.org or call 941-621-8299 for more information. Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, 5827 Riverside Drive, Punta Gorda.

Halloween party

Trunk or treat, games, prizes. 2-6 p.m. Oct. 30 at Kidstar Park, 18505 Paulson Drive, Port Charlotte. 941-662-1107.

Trunk-n-Treat at Sonrise Baptist Church

Sonrise Baptist Church will be hosting its annual Trunk-n-Treat from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31. The event is free and open to the public. At least 30 cars will be decorated and giving out goodies. There will also be hayrides as well as special treats. 11050 Willmington Blvd., Englewood. 941-475-5363.

Trunk or Treat

Fellowship Church of Englewood is teaming up with WSEB Radio to hand out candy to the thousands of children that will be participating in the event. 5 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church parking lot, 140 Rotonda Blvd. West. Wear your best costume. Visit fcenglewood.com or the church's Facebook page or call 941-475-7447.

Annual Fall Festival

5 p.m. Oct. 31. First Baptist Church of Punta Gorda, 459 Gill St Punta Gorda. http://fbcpuntagorda.org.

Trunk or Treat

1 p.m. Oct. 31 at American Legion Post 110, 3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-629-7446.

Historic District Trick or Treat

The Historic District in Downtown Punta Gorda welcomes trick or treaters on Oct. 31. Trick or treating at the City Hall Annex begins at 5 p.m. The 1st United Methodist Church’s is hosting the 2021 Punta Gorda Historic Trunk n Treat Halloween Festival. The event will be from 6-9 p.m. This will be a safe and fun event for everyone to enjoy food trucks and decorated trunk n treat cars, golf carts or trucks. For the safety of the community Marion Avenue from Harvey Street to Shreve Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and opened for pedestrian traffic only. Street closure will begin at 5 p.m. and reopen at 10 p.m. www.ci.punta-gorda.fl.us/visitors/events-festivals/trunk-or-treat.

Englewood Halloween Safe Walk

The Old Englewood Village Association is sponsoring the 25th Dearborn Street Halloween Safe Walk from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 along West Dearborn Street in downtown Englewood. Expect plenty of treats from businesses and organizations. Visit englewoodfl.org for more information.


Family-friendly celebration including trick-or-treating, holiday crafts and frightening (but not too scary) activities for older children. Costumes encouraged. 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 31. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 1534 Mound St., Sarasota. https://selby.org.

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