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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
38th Annual Terror on Main Street Haunted House: This house is 20,000 square feet of terror, illusions, zombies, clowns and just terrifying scares. Not recommended for small children. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31. 1036 Main Street, Sebastian. $10 per person, and credit cards are accepted.772-925-9235; sebastianhauntedhouse.org/
“Haunted Walk”: LaPorte Farms is having a haunted walk. 8-10 p.m. Oct. 18, Oct. 21; 8-11 p.m. Oct. 19, 20. This event is not recommended for small children. $5. 772-646-2114 or Facebook page.
In 2017, Hurricane Irma forced Countryside Citrus to cancel its corn maze. It’s back this year and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekend through Nov. 4.
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Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Pawrade: 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Off-Leash Dog Park, 1230 16th Avenue in Vero Beach. Over 100 dogs will be dressed in all kinds of fun costumes. The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit will present an demonstration. Bring your dog and lawn chairs. For information call Shelly Ferger at Dogs For Life 772- 567-8969.
“Trunk or Treat”: Sebastian United Methodist Church is hosting “Trunk or Treat”. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27. Free. There will be a face painter, balloon twister, hot dogs, plenty of candy and much more. 1029 Main Street, Sebastian.
City of Sebastian Halloween Costume Contest: Music, hay rides, goody bags for the kids and prizes for the costumes. 10 a.m. Oct. 27. Riverview Park, Sebastian. 772-228-7054.
“Trick or Trunk”: St. Sebastian Church is hosting Trick or Trunk. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28. Wear your costumes, decorate your trunk, and provide a fun, safe alternative to trick or treating. Kids trick or treat out of participants trunks in their parking lot. Admission is a can of food.
City of Vero Beach Recreation Department’s 60th Annual Halloween Parade & Costume Contest: Line up begins at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Vero Beach Women’s Club. Parade starts at 10 a.m. Oct. 27 on 21st Street and travel down 14th Avenue to the Vero Beach Community Center the community can watch the parade. Costume contest immediately after the parade inside the community center. Prizes will be awarded for the 25 best costumes worn by children ages 0-17. Parents also encouraged to dress up. Free children’s goodie bags at the community center’s east and west entrance door ways.
Trick or Treat: Children can visit stores for treats. All stores that have a pumpkin in their window are participating. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 27. Chow Down Food Trucks from noon-6 p.m. with live entertainment. Vero Beach Outlets, 1824 94th Drive, Vero Beach. 772-770-6097
Mall-O-Ween: Trick-or-treating store to store. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Indian River Mall, 6200 20th St. Vero Beach Please contact the Mall Management Office if you have any questions 772-770-9404.
If you are a significant other or friend that wants to coordinate costumes, Keri Lumm has a few ideas for you!
ST. LUCIE COUNTY
2018 Fall Fun Fest: This family-friendly event, co-produced by the Parks & Recreation Department and the Port St. Lucie Downtown Lions Club, includes a midway carnival, food vendors, arts and crafts, live entertainment and much more. Trick-or-treating and annual costume contest 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27. Costumes will be judged on creativity and originality and prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age group. 5-10 p.m. Oct. 26; noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 27; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Outside the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. Admission and parking are free.
Kids Halloween Cooking Class and Costume Contest: Kids will have a hands on learning experience to make and taste their own Halloween decoration treats. They should come dressed in their best Halloween costume to enter the contest. 10-11 a.m. Oct. 20. Nutrition Smart, 464 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie.
Annual Spooktacular Event: Get a 4×6 photo with the Peanuts gang and trick-or-treat bag. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 26-31 to the first 75 kids. On Oct. 27 a free glow-in-the-dark mug will be given to the first 150 kids. Play Pumpkin Toss game for a chance to win a prize. Bass Pro Shops, 2250 Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, visit https://stores.basspro.com/us/fl/port-st–lucie/2250-gatlin-blvd.html
The Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past historic walking tour features local figures who tell stories about the people who settled in the area before the conveniences of air conditioning and mosquito control. LAURIE K. BLANDFORD/TCPALM
Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past: Historical figures from Fort Pierce’s past will tell their stories throughout the downtown area. This annual living history tour is a fun way to learn about the people that settled in this area before the conveniences of air conditioning, mosquito control, and modern transportation. There are four different Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past walking tours. Each tour is approximately 1 hour in length and has eight to 10 stops.The first tours leave at 5:30 p.m. with additional tours leaving every 15 minutes until 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-25. Each tour is $5 per person and there is no charge for children under 5. Reservations are required. Arrive 15 minutes before scheduled tour and wear comfortable walking shoes. For more information or to make a reservation call Main Street Fort Pierce at 772-466-3880 or visit http://mainstreetfortpierce.org/ghost-of-fort-pierce-past-history-walking-tour-2018/.
Spooky Mosaic Sticker Puzzle: The library staff will have a special Spooky Mosaic Sticker Puzzle event during the Teacher Work Day. Families are encouraged to join this collaborative, community-building activity. Designed for ages 8 and older, this event will feature additional activities for younger children. 2 p.m. Oct. 26. The Zora Neale Hurston Branch, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce.
BOOtanical Halloween: Fun at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. Trick or Treat Ramble in The Gardens. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie.
Ahead of Halloween, Universal Orlando shows how they apply makeup for their Halloween Horror Nights attraction. (Oct. 11)
Discover Haunted History and Freaky Fish: Explore the aquarium in the dark while using special flashlights, explore mystery critters and play spooky games. Make your way through the spooky forest of Museum Pointe Park and pick up some trick-or-treat goodies and finish the night at the History Center’s haunted house. Dress up in your favorite costume for this family-friendly event. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. St. Lucie County Aquarium, 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce.Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children. 772-462-3474; [email protected] or https://www.cityoffortpierce.com/218/St-Lucie-County-Aquarium.
Second annual Palm City Pumpkin Patch: Proceeds from this old-fashioned Halloween Pumpkin Patch help support the House of Hope Production Garden. Business hours Oct. 13-21. Palm City Farms Produce & Market, 3706 S.W. Citrus Blvd, Palm City.
Haunted Hotel: Not for young children or the faint of heart. 8-11 p.m. Oct. 19-20. General admission is $8 for adults, $5 for those age 16 and under. $2 discount off admission by bringing two canned food items or $1 off for one canned item. Food will be donated to House of Hope. The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast , 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach. For more information, visit https://www.childrensmuseumtc.org/
Tricks and Treats: Pop-up candy stations throughout the museum exhibits. Bring your own bucket, pillow case or safe candy keepe. Costumes strongly encouraged. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 27. The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Admission is $5.
All Treats, No Tricks: Come in costume for spooky family fun and activities based on Vampirina and your favorite Disney Junior pals. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Old Navy Court, Treasure Coast Square, 3174 N.W. U.S. 1, Jensen Beach. 772-692-0100
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