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RIPLEYS TRICK OR TREAT TRAIN
On Halloween night, October 31, Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions presents the Trick or Treat Train and Halloween Event at the Believe It or Not! Museum. The fun begins when the Trick or Treat Train departs at 5:30 p.m., stopping at four locations where guests can collect candy.
The Train will then drop guests off at the Bayfront Mini Golf for a round of “Ghouls Golf,” as well as games, more candy and prizes. There will be a costume contest at 7:00 p.m., followed by a showing of the movie “Wallace and Grommet: The Curse of the Ware Rabbit” right there at the City Municipal Marina behind the golf course.
The Trick or Treat Train will be available after the movie to return guests to their starting point at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum.
Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 – 11, and free for toddlers two and under.
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
The Trick or Treat Train departs from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum at 19 San Marco Ave.
Florida’s Haunted Trails 2015
The Florida Agricultural Museum hosts its annual Haunted Trails event on October 29, 30 and 31, 2015. Featuring a haunted house, magic shows, carnival games and wagon rides through the woods, this is a popular Halloween event in the St. Augustine area.
A variety of food and drink will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to come in costume if they like, but sensible shoes are recommended for walking the trails.
Admission: $15 adults; $12 kids (ages 5 – 12); children under 5 free.
Thursday, October 29, 6 – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31, 2015, from 6 – 11 p.m.
The Florida Agricultural Museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Rd. N. in Palm Coast.
Call (386) 446-7630 or visit here for more information.
Creatures of the Night
Creatures of the Night at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park offers a fun and unusual way for kids (and adults) to enjoy Halloween. There are tricks, treats, and even alligator feedings along the way, including interesting animals to meet and learn about at each table on the trick-or-treating path. The event takes place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. October 23, 24 and 30, 2015. A special alligator feeding will be at 7:20 p.m.
Bring your trick-or-treaters to the Alligator Farm for some tasty treats and spooky times.
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park has been providing fun and educational opportunities to interact with wildlife since 1893. Zoo residents include crocodilians, reptiles, mammals and birds. Located on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, The Alligator Farm features natural exhibits, wildlife shows and educational demonstrations. In 1992 the Alligator Farm was designated a Historic Site.
Admission: $9 for Adults and $7 for Children ages 2-11 ($8 and $6 for Annual Pass Holders).
Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, and Friday, October 30, 2015, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Alligator Farm is located at 999 Anastasia Blvd. in St. Augustine.
For more information, call (904) 824-3337 or visit here.
56th Annual Cracker Day Celebration
The St. Johns County Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting the 56th Annual Cracker Day Celebration on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Elkton.
Cracker Day celebrates cracker horses, which were brought to the Americas by the Spanish. “Cracker” also refers to a cowboy who uses a whip to round up cattle, which makes a cracking sound when used.
This family-friendly event includes horse and cattle games, such as the popular barrel roll. There will also be a whip-cracking contest and games for children. Veterinarian certification of negative Coggins is required for participation in the horse games.
There will also be plenty of food and drink at the event, including a variety of barbequed meats that are featured every year. Each year there is a special honoree, which is announced at the celebration.
Parking is available. Admission: $5 per car. Saturday, October 17, 2015. 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 State Road 207, Elkton, FL 32033.
For more information, call Chuck Stevens, President of the St. Johns County Cattlemen’s Association, at (904) 669-4241.
WAREHOUSE 31 UNLEASHED
St. Augustine’s very scary Haunted House attraction, Warehouse 31, is back for Halloween 2015, and now it’s Unleashed.
Warehouse 31 Unleashed offers unique “chambers” that are guaranteed to terrify. This year, the horrors include The Torture Chambers, The Asylum, and The Eradication.
Warehouse 31 Unleashed is NOT recommended for anyone under the age of 13. The content is quite gory, and it is meant to scare. The actors do not deliberately touch guests, but occasional contact may take place in passing. If a guest becomes too frightened to continue, he or she will be helped out immediately.
Admission: $25 general admission. $35 general admission with Fast Pass.
Thursdays through Sundays from September 25 through November 1, 2015. Thursday and Sunday hours: 6 – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours: 6 p.m. – 12 midnight.
Warehouse 31 Unleashed is located at 255 W. Davis Industrial Drive in St. Augustine FL 32084.
SYKES AND COOPER FARMS CORN MAZE
Sykes and Cooper Farm open their Corn Maze to the public from October 3 to October 25, 2015. Visitors can purchase tickets to walk through the gigantic maze and experience the farm’s hayrides, playground, and farm animals.
Winner of “The Maize” 2010 outstanding new Maze award, Sykes and Cooper Farm’s nine-acre Corn Maze is a spectacular sight and a fascinating experience to navigate. The farm offers many other fun activities — hayrides, a tube slide, a children’s play area, a corn cannon, farm animals, duck races, and a cow milking station, just to name a few.
Sykes and Cooper Farms is also a great place to get pumpkins, sunflowers, and fresh produce for Halloween celebrations.
Guests are asked to refrain from smoking while on the farm, and no pets (except service animals) are allowed. One flashlight or glow stick is required per group in order to enter the maze at dark.
Sykes and Cooper Farms offers a Homeschool Day on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Reservations are required to participate in this event, as space is limited. Please call (904) 692-1370 to reserve a field trip for your home school group.
Admission: General Admission is $9 for adults (ages 3 to 64), $7 for senior citizens (65+) and military, while children two and under are free. Tickets are cash only, but an ATM is available for use at the farm.
Fridays through Sundays, from October 3 to October 25, 2015. Fridays: 5 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sundays: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last ticket sold at 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Sykes and Cooper Farms located at 5995 Brough Road in Elkton, FL 32033.
For more information please visit Sykes and Cooper Farm’s website Here or call (904) 692-1370.
First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church, 118 King St., offers pumpkins of all sizes, available this month in downtown St. Augustine. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Prices range from .50 cents to $35. Call 829-3459.
River of Life United Methodist Church
Oct. 1-31: The pumpkins have arrived at River of Life United Methodist Church, 2600 Race Track Road. A portion of proceeds from pumpkin patch sales benefit the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home and other ministries in the church each year. The patch is open from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Call 904-230-2955 or go to http://www.rolumc.com/
Shores United Methodist Church
October: Pumpkins are available while they last at Shores United Methodist Church, 724 Shores Blvd. Pumpkin prices vary depending on size of the pumpkin. Tentative times for the patch are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, with weekdays hours from 2 to 7 p.m. Call 904) 797-4416 or go to www.shoresumc.org
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