Halloween Trick or Treats of Tampa Bay Area



The spirit of Halloween possesses the mermaids at the state park as they present their spooky show “Happily Never After” show, along with other activities including the Lost River boat ride and hike, haunted house, hay rides, a kids maze, crazy carnival, costume contest and a scream contest. $8; $4 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 592-5656. 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Catch pirates, explorers, pioneer women and even the Ghostbusters sneaking around the galleries as kids trick or treat their way through the museum’s hands-on exhibits while snagging candy from historical figures come to life. $14, $9 children; $8, $6 children members. Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. (813) 228-0097. 4-7 p.m. Sunday.


See which animals stomp, chomp, kick, play and pounce on their seasonal treat. Included with regular zoo admission. $23.95, $21.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552. 11 a.m. Friday.


Radley Haunted House

Now in its sixth year, this elaborate haunted house takes guests on a trip to explore the dark roots of the Radley family tree. $4. 3900 19th St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 420-5593. 8 p.m. to midnight Friday-Sunday.


With valet parking, where a hearse will deliver you to the mansion’s front door. Also gypsy wagons, fire cannons, psychic readers, monster music, food and drink. Proceeds benefit the Chairscholars Foundation. $100, $125 at the door. Rutland-Farley estate, 5030 Sunrise Drive S, St. Petersburg. (813) 926-0544. 8 p.m. Saturday.


A five-stop pub crawl through downtown St. Pete with a costume contest for prizes and a free drink at each stop. Participating pubs include MacDinton’s, the Bishop, Five Bucks, Courigan’s and Pelican Pub. $10. MacDinton’s Irish Pub, 242 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (877) 820-2582. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Disco Halloween Party

Frankenstein meets Saturday Night Fever for a monster mash with a costume contest, food, drawings, silent auction and music by Fifi. Proceeds benefit the All Children’s Hospital Milk Fund. $10 advance, $12 at the door. American Legion Post 14, 1520 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 894-7320. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.


This two-day event in the Boyd Hill Pioneer Settlement has activities for all ages including hay rides, haunted trick-or-treat cabins, a rock climbing wall, a spooky kids trail through the woods, inflatable games and carnival-style concessions for sale. Admission is $4; $1 hay rides, $3 trails. Friday and Saturday 6-9 p.m. at the settlement, 900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg.

Haunts of Newton Avenue

Tour the scene of a bloodbath under the big top at the Midway Massacre. A firefighter explorer will escort your group for $5 additional. Proceeds benefit the Pinellas Park Fire Explorers. $2 (Midway Massacre); $5 (Haunted Hollows). 5600 Newton Ave. S, Gulfport. (727) 518-4383. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Horror High III

The high school will be transformed into various scare zones. $7 adults, $5 students. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No masks allowed. Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 797-7010. 6-11 p.m. Saturday.

Haunted Cemetery

With a maze of fog, lasers, special effects, strobes and enclosed spaces. Suggested for ages 10 and older. Donations benefit the Child’s Play Charity. Free. Hellview Cemetery, 510 49th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 525-2139. 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Haunted Fire House

The 4,000-square-foot haunt has an array of themed rooms. Children under 13 will not be admitted without an adult. $5. East Lake Tarpon Fire Station 57, 3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-8668. 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Tarpon Springs Haunted Forest

A scary van takes adventurous souls ages 12 and older to the beginning of the supernatural experience where ghostly inhabitants await you. $5. North Anclote River Park, 550 Old Dixie Highway, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5628. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Trick-or-Treat at the Mall

Kids in costume can go trick-or-treating at the mall, with DJ dancing, games, a Halloween creation station and face painting. Free. Largo Mall, 10500 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Noon-2 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Harvest Festival

Includes a haunted house, hay rides, games, a pet masquerade (7 p.m. Friday), food and contests for adults, kids and dogs. Free admission, charge for game ticks, hay rides. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4031. 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Halloween Party and Haunted House

The Halloween event features pizza dinner, costume contest, trick-or-treat trail, scary maze, haunted house, bounce house and prizes. Free. Dimmitt Community Center, 918 Osceola Road, Belleair. (727) 518-3728. 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Happenings

A cast of 20 children ages 7 to 14 present a two-act Halloween-themed play followed by a carnival, costume contest and dancing. $5 (games and food additional). Academy of St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 515-5380. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Haunted Angelus House

Situated on 25-acres of land, the PG-13 rated, handicapped accessible haunt features a 40-foot pirate ship and pirate haunt with a monster midway, a one-mile haunted trail and a haunted cemetery. $12 one haunt, $16 two haunts, $18 three haunts, $25 one night unlimited. The Angelus, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson. (727) 364-2868. 6:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday.


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