If haunted houses give you the creeps but you love pumpkin picking, check out these Halloween events at Pasco County churches. Festivals and trunk-or-treats offer fun, minus the scare factor. Just remember, if you decide to go, avoid gory or frightening costumes.
First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey, 5901 Indiana Ave., will host a free Family Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will include face painting, activities, hayrides, a bounce house and a labyrinth. Marshmallow roasts will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 29. Trunk-or-treat will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. The church also operates a pumpkin patch during the season from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit fumcnpr.com or call (727) 842-7674.
Generations Christian Church, 1540 Little Road, Trinity, will celebrate fall with Trinity Fest, a weekend filled with activities Oct. 27 to 30. A midway carnival will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28, from 1 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29 and from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30, featuring food trucks and rides. Cost is $1 a ride Oct. 27, $20 for a wristband Oct. 28 and 29 and $15 for a wristband Oct. 30. There will also be a 5K and kids fun run Oct. 29. The 5K begins at 8 a.m.; registration begins at 6 a.m. A free community expo featuring face painting and activities will follow from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29. Trunk-or-treat will conclude the festivities from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30. For information, visit generationscc.com.
Hope Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., Hudson, invites the public to trunk-or-treat from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Oct. 27. Come dressed in your Halloween best. For information, call (727) 863-6446.
Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 State Road 52, invites the public to pick pumpkins at the church patch open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31. Visit faithumchudson.org/news/pumpkin.
Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel, will host trunk-or-treat at 4 p.m. Saturday. For information, visit www.discoveralc.com.
Heritage Church, 1854 Oak Grove Blvd., Lutz, will host Boo Bash "Light the Night" Halloween alternative event at 6 p.m. Oct. 31. The free event will include candy, inflatables, games and other activities. For information, visit yesheritage.com.
Harvester United Methodist Church, 2432 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, will host a pumpkin patch daily through Oct. 30. For information, visit harvesterumc.org.
St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson, will host a free Halloween Celebration and Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 29, with carnival games, balloons, a bounce house, clowns, face painting and trunk-or-treat, as well as other surprises. Wear Halloween costumes. Refreshments and free hot dogs will be available. For information, call (727) 863-5646.
Covenant Christian Church, 6814 Indiana Ave., New Port Richey, will host an arts and crafts festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5. The event will include vendors, live entertainment and a blood drive. For information, call (727) 842-4566.
St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson, will host a sale at its thrift shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout October. The sale will include name-brand clothing, handbags and other items. For information, call (727) 237-9980. A fall festival will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 29. For information, call (727) 863-5646.
Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, New Port Richey, will host a fundraiser for A Child's Hope, an organization benefiting foster children, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. For information, visit faithnpr.org.
Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey, will host a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19.