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Pasco County's celebration of fall continues

One festival takes a ride deep into Starkey park.

Times (2002)

One festival takes a ride deep into Starkey park.

Check out some of Pasco County's upcoming fall festivals and spooky seasonal events.

Hillbilly Farms' Harvest Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hillbilly Farms, 10325 US Highway 98, Dade City. Enjoy a pumpkin patch, a tree house, a building bunny trail, horse rides, games, contests, hay rides, music, crafters, farm animals, face painting, food vendors and an open house. Some items are free; some items require one or two tickets, which cost $1 each. (352) 567-7475.

Hoedown Fall Festival, 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Kiddy Up Ranch, 10740 Brian Lane, New Port Richey. The event is free to attend and includes pony rides, trunk-or-treats, spooky hay rides, airbrush tattoos, a hay maze, a costume contest, mechanical bull riding, food and live music. There will be performances by Trinity Andrews, George Marshall, Adrian Ray, the Wise Guys, Southern Marie and Morgan Bernard. Proceeds from the event benefit Kiddy Up Ranch's equine therapy programs. (727) 418-6219; kiddyupranch.org.

Kids' Fun Fair, Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 State Road 52, Hudson. There will be a bake sale, a bounce house, games, face painting, hay rides, a puppet show, and a costume parade and contest. No scary costumes. (727) 856-5000.

Halloween Celebration and Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson. The eighth annual event includes carnival games, balloons, a bounce house, clowns, face painting and trunk-or-treat. Wear Halloween costumes. Refreshments and free hot dogs available. (727) 863-5646.

Halloween Howl, 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday in downtown Zephyrhills. Costumed kids can trick or treat from street vendors and downtown businesses, hop on the Hair-Raising Hay Ride and get spooked in the ZephyrKILLS: City of Pure Terror haunted house. Radical Randy will be the "master of screamonies," as he DJs street dancing and contests at the band stage. The event also includes a kids costume parade, bounce houses, pony rides and petting zoos, face painting, caricature artists, bobbing for apples, carnival games, vendors and food. Free to attend; small fees apply for certain activities. (813) 780-1414; mszi.org.

Fall Festival and Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 12747 Interlaken Drive, Trinity. The free event features a bounce house, games, local crafters and businesses, food trucks, a petting zoo, pony rides, and vendor and craft tables. $1 per game. (727) 420-3471; stpetertrinityfl.org.

Halloween Dinner Dance, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 10167, 4619 Bartelt Road, Holiday. There will be hobo stew and dessert. Cash prizes will be awarded for the three best costumes. Music by Three Cats in the Hat. $6. (727) 938-5977.

Halloween Senior Spooktacular, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive. The dance party for seniors includes DJ music, games and a light meal of "ghoulash." Costumes encouraged. $7 at the door. (727) 837-1290.

Fall Family Fun Fest, 5 to 7:45 p.m. Oct. 31 at Unveiled Church, 6213 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. There will be games, food, giveaways, prizes, trunk-or-treating and a professional magic show. Public parking is on the corner of Bank Street and Missouri Avenue. Free. (727) 481-0668.

Meadow Pointe 1 Fall Event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Meadow Pointe 1 Clubhouse, 28245 County Line Road, Wesley Chapel. There will be face painting, a 40-foot obstacle course and an 18-foot slide. Hamburgers, sausages, hot dogs, chips and beverages will be available for purchase. (813) 907-1237; mp1cc@yahoo.com.

Fall Family Fishing Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee River Blvd., Dade City. The free event features hands-on instructions in baiting, casting, knot tying, tackle selection, Florida fishing rules, fish identification as well as games, wildlife encounters, crafts, lunch and a free rod-reel combination for the first 150 youths. (352)567-0264; (352)521-4182.

Hay Ride and Star Gazing, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. Visitors will take a hay ride 2 ½ miles back into the park to look through telescopes at the stars. Free. (727) 255-3083.

Fall Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, 8812 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey. The free event features live entertainment by contemporary Christian band Commandment 11, Sell's Broadway Dance Team and Spirit of Grace Liturgical Dancers. There will be a mobile medical band, child IDs, hay rides, a bounce house, food and other community groups. Bring a canned food item to help the food pantry. (727) 376-0919; soglutheran.org.

Pasco County's celebration of fall continues 10/21/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:53pm]
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