Most major Halloween scare attractions are running, ready to weird out otherwise functioning adults via mason jars of eyeballs. We love a good traumatic stroll, of course. But the truth is, plenty of things in life are scarier than a deranged carnival barker chasing you down a boardwalk. Here are six ideas for haunted houses that might outdo even Leatherface.
This quaint little town, incorporated in 1917, isn't known for eerie pre-Civil War mansions or creepy moss-covered cemeteries, but it does have enough purported paranormal activity to warrant a ghost tour.
Here are some of the top Halloween events coming to the Tampa Bay area worth lurking for:
Many attractions tone down the gore for Halloween parties aimed at kids under 12. Here are the biggest ones:
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You don't have to drive far to find a place to get scared in Tampa Bay. But after seeing the price tag and long lines of big thrills like Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream and Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights, you may just want to stay in town, save some many and check out local frights.
The most wonderful time of the year isn't when the halls are decked with holly, but when they're home to ghouls, ghosts and garish creatures lurking around the corners. Halloween in Tampa Bay means sweating through a toasty Pumpkin Spice Latte, early sunsets on the beach and making room on the calendar for haunted …
It's Labor Day weekend, and once again funky Gulfport will be all decked out for its annual GeckoFest, right. And Shephard's Beach Resort, below, on Clearwater Beach brings an EDM dance party to its Labor Day Beach Weekend.
Last weekend, I took part in the storied tradition of discount shopping suburbanites everywhere. I got stuck inside Super Target during a rainstorm. Scholars shall write volumes on it as a study in human behavior. Chapter One will chronicle the soaking wet toddler I saw dive headlong into a display of iced tea.
TEMPLE TERRACE — Mayor Frank Chillura describes the Temple Terrace Fourth of July parade as an amenity that perfectly plays into the community's "Amazing City" tagline.
LUTZ — A 60-plus unit parade, a 5K race, a 1-mile family fun run, games, activities, a cake contest and the election of the next Guv'na of Lutz are part of the annual Lutz Independence Day Celebration.