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Pasco County celebrates fall and all things spooky

Fall festivals and Halloween celebrations continue in Pasco County. Look out for the third installment of fall listings on Oct. 23.

Happy Halloween Haunted Train Rides and Halloween Show, dusk to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Oct. 25-26 at Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Shady Hills. Central Pasco and Gulf Railroads haunted train ride features Halloween songs, dancing, skits, special guest appearances by a professional storyteller and dance academy. $3. (727) 267-7161; cpgrr.org.

Fall Festival and Community Garage Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 5901 Indiana Ave., New Port Richey. The free event includes a toddler costume stroller parade contest, a dog costume parade contest, a free bike drawing for kids, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, hay rides, storytelling, games, prizes, pumpkin painting, candy, crafts and tours of New Port Richey's fire truck. Music by Henry Fletcher and Frank Calafiura. A bloodmobile will also be on site. (727) 842-7674; fumcnpr.com.

Spooktacular, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson. Wear a costume and bring a trick-or-treat bag for the event featuring candy, carnival games, bounce houses and more. $1. (727) 861-3033.

Family Fall Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hope United Methodist Church, 2200 Little Road, Trinity. Includes a pumpkin patch, story time, food, music, a bounce house, face painting, games, crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides, balloons, giveaways and raffles. Inside will be a craft fair and bake sale. Free admission; $5 wristband. (727) 372-4689.

Family Fall Festival, Noon to 11 p.m., Saturday at VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills. The day starts with an antique car show, along with food, kids' games and raffles. A dance featuring music by Bigfoot is at 7 p.m. Dance admission is $7. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Post Canteen or at the door. (727) 856-1860.

Halloween Family Fun Day, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Live Oak Parking Lot, 500 Live Oak St., Tarpon Springs. The 29th annual Halloween festival includes games, prizes, fire and police demos, DJ, bounce house, aquarium demonstrations, crafts and a costume contest. Free. (727) 942-5628; tsrdonline.com.

Trunk or Treat, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel. Youth are invited to test their Halloween costumes and visit decorated cars loaded with candy for trunk-or-treating. Parents can visit tabletop displays to learn about Atonement's various local ministry partners. Free. (813) 973-2211.

The Haunted House on 41, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 and 7:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25-26 at Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd. The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department presents the terrifying tradition. Free sneak peek on Oct. 24; $1 Oct. 25-26. Some scenes may be too scary for young children. (813) 929-1229.

Pasco County celebrates fall and all things spooky 10/14/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 1:30pm]
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