Monday, September 24, 2018
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Creepy Crawly Critters and Craft: 6 p.m. Oct. 27, Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Children 8 and older may participate in this Halloween program, dedicated to things that creep, crawl and slither. Activities include a craft to create a lantern jar. Payment may be made at the program. $10 (registration required). (352) 754-6722.

Trunk or Treat Festival: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Bene’s Career Academy, 698 S Broad St. Includes trunk-or-treating, carnival games, entertainment, local vendors, gift raffles and services provided by Bene’s Career Academy, including chair massages, hair feathers, face painting and mini manicures. Proceeds will benefit the Dawn Center, in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Call (352) 364-8502.

Trunk or Treat: 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Oct. 27, Hope Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., Hudson. Dress your little "boos" ages 10 and younger in costume for a night of Halloween activities. Admission is free. Call (727) 863-6446.

Merlin’s Halloween Magic and Spook Show: An "Oddities, Curiosities and Spooks" show will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28, featuring strange magic. Merlin’s Theater, 7148 Congress St., New Port Richey. Advance tickets are $17.50; $12.50 for ages 12 and younger. Day-of tickets are $22.50; $17.50 12 and younger. Call (727) 748-8800 or visit visual magicshop.com.

Merlin’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Magic for Kids: 1 p.m. Oct. 28, Merlin’s Theater, 7148 Congress St., New Port Richey. Children ages 3 and older can enjoy Halloween-themed magic and stories. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 for all ages. Call (727) 748-8800 or visit visualmagicshop.com.

Halloween with the Animals: 11 to 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Hernando County Animal Services, 19450 Oliver St., Brooksville. Families are invited to come in costume and trick-or-treat with the shelter animals. Also participate in a scavenger hunt with a chance to win a $50 Walmart gift card. Pets will be available for adoption with reduced fees. Call (352) 796-5062.

Halloween Howl: 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28, Fifth Avenue, Zephyrhills. Main Street Zephyrhills presents this event, which will include food and merchandise vendors, games, a safe trick-or-treat zone and other activities. Free. Call (813) 780-1414.

Halloween Charity Costume Ball: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 8014 S.R. 52, Hudson. A meatball sub dinner is included at this Halloween dance. Also costume contest, games, a cash bar and door prizes. Proceeds will help feed Pasco County’s homeless and at risk. $15. Call (727) 226-2348.

Headless Horseman of Hippie Hollow: 6 p.m. Oct. 28, Rhythm and Brews, 4711 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. Spooky and psychedelic party with a costume contest and live music by the Ole! band, Arevalo, Oakley and Fender, and the Alex Zayas Band. $10 in advance; $13 at the door. Call (813) 395-6957.

Scream-A-Geddon: Continues through Nov. 4 at 27839 Saint Joe Road, west of Dade City. Open from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Featuring haunted attractions spread across 60 acres. Tickets start at $19.95. Call (813) 452-5412 or visit screamageddon.com.

Fantasy Hallow Haunt Tours: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 29 at Fantasy Escapes, 7136 State Road 54, New Port Richey. Tours are offered every 15 minutes. There will be a costume contest, with winners receiving four free tickets for an escape room experience. The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family. Call (727) 312-3280 or visit fantasyescapesfl.com.

Sweetfields Farm Fall Festival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Mondays through Oct. 30 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 5 at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. The annual event typically features a corn maze, but the maze was destroyed by Hurricane Irma. This year’s festival will include hayrides, a hay maze, a hay play area, farm animals, pig racing, a pitcher pump duck race, a spider maze, a tree house, a storyteller, tumble weed rolls, crafts and a U-pick area. Admission is $9.50; $5 ages 3 to 11, and free for ages 2 and younger. Call (352) 279-0977 or visit sweetfieldsfarm.com.

Harvest Moon Corn Maze: The 5-acre corn maze will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 5 at Harvest Moon Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown. It will feature more than 3 miles of twists and turns, along with a petting farm, Maize-O-Poly, a 70-foot jumping pillow, a cow train ride, pumpkin bowling, games and a pumpkin patch. Admission is $11.95; free for ages 2 and younger. Call toll-free 1-800-373-4811 or visit harvestmoonfl.com.

Halloween Haunted House: 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 27-28, Hernando Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Guests can roam all three floors, even the attic, of one of the oldest restored houses in Brooksville. The frights don’t stop as visitors exit through several scare zones before returning to safety. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Younger children can enjoy a less scary children’s maze, games, trick-or-treating, stories and roasting marshmallows around a fire pit. Hot dogs, soda, water and homemade baked goods will be available for purchase. Admission to the outdoor festival is free. Entry to the haunted house tour is $5. The children’s maze is $1 (free for ages 1 and younger). Hernando Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Call (352) 835-1535.

Wild ’N Wicked Nights: 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 27-28, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Hosted by the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Featuring the Mercendants Mermaid Show; a Fun House (maze for all ages); a Kids Fun Maze (for ages 6 and younger); costume contests for children ages 12 and younger; the Goulish Gardens, a ghostly path through the gardens; an escape room; a tour of a zombie infestation zone, and the Carn Evil, a nightmarish clown experience. Admission is $8; $5 for ages 6 to 12, and free for ages 5 and younger. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the park. Call (352) 592-5656 or visit weekiwachee.com.

Trick or Treat at Sunlake High School: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28, 3023 Sunlake Blvd., Land O’Lakes. Children can enjoy a morning of trick-or-treating. Call (813) 346-1000.

Boxer Bash Howl-O-Ween: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29, Smokehouse Creek Ranch, 30218 Darby Road, west of Dade City. The dog-friendly Halloween celebration includes costume contests for dogs and people, trick-or-treating, a pet parade, a hayride, a dog water park, a lure course, face painting, treats for dogs, a boxer kissing booth and dog grooming. The event benefits medical care for foster boxers. Admission is free. Call (814) 659-0568. Visit flbr.org.

Trunk or treat: Halloween alternative, 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29, First Presbyterian Church, 5510 19th St., Zephyrhills. Includes a bounce house, slides, prizes, hot dogs, games and a costume contest with prizes for elementary-school children and younger. Also prizes for best trunk decorations. Free.

Pet Halloween party: 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Essentials PetCare, 8701 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Bring the kids, cats and dogs for a costume contest and parade. Free. Call (727) 478-0318.

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