Our insane and scary list of halloween events for St. Augustine and surrounding area.
Dr. Jimmy Glenos will host his annual Halloween Bash from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today in the Ketterlinus Gym, 20 Orange St. The bash will feature food, contests and prizes. For information, call 797-6453.
SCREAM PARK – CLAY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Spooky experiences abound at The Scream Park, where thrill seekers can visit three haunted houses that offer more than 25,000 square feet of frights. After the houses, visitors can ride on the Midway attractions, enjoy a variety of live music and entertainment, or chow down on snacks and treats from an array of food trucks. Tickets as low as $5 without access to haunted houses. More info: http://www.thescreampark.com/index.html
The Gifted Cork, 64A Hypolita St., will host its annual Barktoberfest from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today. Guests will enjoy seven wines of the season, as well as delicious cheeses. The cost is $10. All reserved pups will also receive a treat. Prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners. For reservations, call 810-1083.
SKELETON ART SHOW & DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL
Maria Marfia will show works from her “Greetings from St. Augustine” series (campy skeleton tourists capering on and around Old City landmarks), her “Old (Dead) Masters” series (a bare-bones homage to classical art works), and her “Skelly Dancer” series (skeletal dancers on the beach) just in time for Halloween at The Red Sable Art Store & Gallery.
A Day of the Dead festival will combine an artist’s reception with more artist booths and food, plus a special memorial trunk and treat show. The festival and artist’s reception is scheduled for today. For information, call Melissa Roby at 217-8426.
HALL OF TERROR – PALM COAST
Hall of Terror takes those who dare through a haunted house and show at Palm Coast Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive. Volunteer characters, many of whom are firefighters and other City employees, provide the scares. 9 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast, FL. (386) 986-2300
GOOD NEWS CHURCH FALL FEST
Good News Church, 1357 Wildwood Drive, will host a Fall Fest from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The event will feature food, booths, games and candy for the kids. All ages are welcome to the free event.
ST. PAUL SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE FALL FESTIVAL
Lots of spooky fun activities await from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Park, 100 Martin Luther King Ave., St. Augustine, including hay rides, face and nail painting, a mummy wrap, cupcake walk, musical chairs and a sack race.
1ST ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT TRAIL WALK
Join us for an EERIE walk back in time along the nature trail and among the historic ruins! This is a unique opportunity to see the ruins at night and have some family-friendly Halloween fun. Come out and see living history unfold with re-enactors telling the story of this once thriving plantation, Bulowville. There will be games, children’s costume contest with prizes and other fun activities. Refreshments like hot chocolate and S’mores will also be available. A $5.00 donation per vehicle will be collected. 3501 Old Kings Road, Flagler Beach, FL. October 30, 2015. More info: 386-517-2084
FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM’S FLORIDA’S HAUNTED TRAILS
A variety of treats awaits families at this event, at 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast, including a haunted trail and wagon ride, haunted house, obstacle course, magic shows, storytelling, bounce house and a costume contest on Halloween. There will be food and drinks available for purchase. Wear costumes, if you like, and sensible shoes, as there is lots of walking involved. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for 12 and younger and free for 5 and younger. Call 386-446-7630 or go to floridaagmuseum.org for more information.
GANDER MOUNTAIN HALLOWEEN EVENT
Crafts, activities, giveaways, and more! 550 Prime Outlets Blvd., St. Augustine, FL. 904-829-1946. Admission is FREE
SPOOKTACULAR SATURDAY CARNIVAL: SOUTHEAST LIBRARY
Before you go out trick-or-treating, stop by the Southeast Branch Library, 6670 U.S. 1 South, at 11 a.m. Saturday for games, crafts and treats galore. Guests can dress in their best costume for a spooky photo booth.
TRICK OR TREATING AT ST. AUGUSTINE OUTLETS
Join St. Augustine Outlets on Saturday, October 31st from 6 to 8 p.m. for Indoor Halloween. We’ll have Trick-or-Treating for ghosts, ghouls and goblins of all sizes! Start your Trick-or-Treating at Guest Services and then visit participating mall stores for candy. While supplies last. 6pm-8pm Halloween Night. 500 Outlet Mall Blvd., St. Augustine, FL
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT AT THE ALLIGATOR FARM
Trick-or-treating and fun await young ghosts and goblins at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, 999 Anastasia Blvd. Hours are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. Admission is $9 for adults and $7 for children. For information, call 824-3337 or go to alligatorfarm.com.
TRICK-OR-TREAT ALL DAY: ANASTASIA LIBRARY
Kids of all ages can come into the Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Seagrove Main St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to receive a special treat on Halloween. Hours: 10am and 5pm
THE GREAT ST. AUGUSTINE SKELETON SCAVENGER HUNT
There’s no bones about it — the Great St. Augustine Skeleton Scavenger Hunt is back. Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions has placed 11 skeletons at downtown St. Augustine businesses. They are all visible from the street and are hangin’ around at businesses near the Ripley’s Red Train route. The challenge is to find them all, take photos, and upload them to the Ripley’s St. Augustine Facebook page at facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys. Participants can pick up a Red Train map at Ripley’s. Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into a drawing for a $200 gift card and a 4-pack of tickets to Ripley’s St. Augustine attractions.
PALM COAST UNITED METHODIST TRUNK OR TREAT
A favorite event for the whole community! Church campus provides a safe environment for trick or treaters of all ages as goodies are given out from cars, trucks, and SUVs decorated for Halloween. 6500 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast, FL. 386-445-4757.
‘ROOM ON THE BROOM’
Every Saturday and Sunday in October, the IMAX at World Golf Village, One World Golf Place, will present “Room on the Broom.” The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand. Is there room for the animals that come to her rescue from a hungry dragon? Tickets are $13 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and military; and $10 for children ages 3-12. For showtimes, go to WorldGolfImax.com.
FREE SCARY FACE PANCAKE AT IHOP
Trick or treat, give kids something free to eat! Scary Face Pancake is available ALL October but it is FREE on Friday, October 30th! St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, Flagler, Palatka
TRICK OR TREAT TRAIN AT RIPLEY’S ST. AUGUSTINE
On Halloween night, the fun starts at 5:30 p.m. at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! with an “all aboard!” for the Trick or Treat Train. Ripley’s Red Train will stop at four locations where kids can collect candy.
After that, there’s a stop at Bayfront Mini Golf for a round of “Ghoulie Golf,” games, candy and prizes. There will also be a costume contest and outdoor showing of “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.” The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 and up.
Reservations are not needed.
INDOOR TRICK OR TREATING AT OUTLETS
The St. Augustine Outlets will host indoor trick or treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Participating stores will feature trick-or-treating for ghosts, ghouls and goblins of all sizes. The fun starts at Guest Services.
TRUNK OR TREATS
San Sebastian Catholic Church, 1112 State Road 16, will host a Trunk or Treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the parking area of the church. The event will also feature a haunted house and Monster Mash Cafe. Food will be available for purchase.
Trunk or Treat, a safe and fun alternative to Trick or Treat, will be held in the parking lot at Shores United Methodist Church on from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The event is open to the community and children are encouraged to wear their costumes. There is plenty of free parking. For information, go to shoresumc.org.
ST. AUGUSTINE’S HALLOWEEN TOUR
The family-friendly fun Halloween tour presented by The Tasting Tours, celebrates our fabled afterlife in illuminating fashion. Experience 45 minutes of the supernatural side of St. Augustine with history and surprises. Admission is $19 for adults and $14 for children. The tour departs at 7:15 p.m. from 59 Cuna St. For information, call 325-3911 or go to thetastingtours.com.
14TH ANNUAL OCTOBER SCARE
The 14th Annual October Scare Haunted House will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Atlantis Industrial & Business Park, Unit 80, 2323 N. State Street, Bunnell. Tickets are $10 at the door and on the Flagler Habitat website at flaglerhabitat.com. Suggested ages are 8–78. Guests should come prepared to be “scared.”
HALLOWEEN NIGHT RIPLEY’S GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE
For people interested in a real-life hunt for ghosts, spooks and specters, there will be a special Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure run at 8 p.m. on Halloween night. Guests can use EMF meters and laser grids to hunt for paranormal activity — right in the heart of one of America’s most haunted cities. Reservations are needed for this event and can be made by calling 824-1606. For information, email [email protected]
CITY WALKS CREEPY CRAWL HAUNTED PUB TOUR
The haunted pub crawl provides spirits with your spirits, led by your ghost-hunting guide on a spine-tingling crawl not only to enjoy drinks and local lore, but also explore the bizarre tales of the various haunts along the way. Tickets are $19. Tours depart at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday from the the City Gates on North St. George Street. For information, call 540-3476 or go to StAugustineCityWalks.com.
TEEN JURASSIC PARK MARATHON
Begin your Halloween shenanagins with a Jurassic Park marathon at the library! In honor of the new movie, we’ll be showing Jurassic Park, The Lost World, and Jurassic Park III. These films are rated PG-13. Light refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. 6670 US 1 South, St. Augustine, FL. (904)827-6900. October 31st 10am-5pm
During Halloween when the veil between the living and the dead is said to be the thinnest, the History Mystery Murder & Mayhem tour becomes enchanted with stories of the origins of Halloween. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. The tour will depart at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 4 Granada St. The cost is $13. Children 6 and under are free. For information, call 540-3476.