Halloween is just three weeks away. Here's this week's list of haunts and happenings to get you in the spooky spirit.
Artistic costumes are required for the gallery's Halloween party with scary-themed food, music, runway show, art display and frightening video art. $10 advance, $15 at the door. ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 324-3878. 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday.
Fall Festival and Brewhaha
Dress up your little ghost or goblin and bring them out for trick or treating, caricature artists, a bounce house, face painting, hay ride, a street festival, live entertainment, food trucks and two beer trucks. Free. Hyde Park Village, 1621 W Snow Circle, Tampa. (813) 251-3500. 5-10 p.m. Saturday.
Follow the stories of some of America's best known killers through this adult-only haunted attraction. Benefits Big Cat Rescue. Murder House, 9048 Hickory Circle, Tampa. (813) 520-0784. 7-11 p.m. today-Saturday.
Two haunted houses to benefit two causes. Enter the Side Show Massacre for a scare by pickled punks, then 13 Hallows explores the number 13 to reveal things aren't always as they seem. Benefits Fire Explorers Post 945 and area animal shelters. No one under 13 will be admitted without a parent. $2. Newton Avenue, 5600 Newton Ave. S, Gulfport. (727) 798-2901. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Dress as your favorite rock star for this costumed dance party. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Club Detroit, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 637-2949. 7-11 p.m. Saturday.
Haunted Angelus House
Situated on 25-acres, the PG-13 rated, handicapped-accessible haunt features a pirate haunt, hayrides and a 1-mile haunted trail. $12 main haunt, $8 pirate haunt, $8 haunted hayride, $23 all three, $30 one night unlimited adult, $12 one night ages 5-10, 4 and younger free. The Angelus, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson. (727) 364-2868. 6:30 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 6:30-10 p.m. Sunday.
Tarpon Springs Haunted Forest
A scary van takes ages 12 and older to the beginning of the supernatural experience where ghostly inhabitants await you. $5. North Anclote River Park, 550 Old Dixie Highway, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5628. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Trolley of the Doomed
Board the trolley for a round trip tour from Centro Ybor to a Ghost Party Haunted History graveyard. Disembark at stop No. 3 for an optional paranormal tour of Hotel Hell old hospital and morgue. 25-cents (trolley ride); $5, $1 kids (paranormal tour). Centro Ybor 20, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 242-0664. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday.
The Puny Pumpkin and Halloween Carnival
The St. Petersburg City Theatre presents the production The Puny Pumpkin, the story of Teenie the small pumpkin, followed by a mini-carnival and dancing. $5. St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 866-1973. 3:30-6:15 p.m. Saturday.
Busch Gardens' Halloween celebration with haunted houses, scare zones, roller coasters in the dark and spooky live shows. Not for small children. $89 but online tickets start at $48; other deals include Thursday Four Pack for $30-$35. Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-5600. 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. today, 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday.
Lowry Park Zoo's family-friendly Halloween event with haunted houses and trails for older zoo-goers, costumed characters, boo houses and seasonal lights for little ones. Also unlimited zoo rides in the dark. $18, $14 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552. 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7-10 p.m. Sunday.
A weekly Halloween costume contest for dogs. The winner will compete in the finals on Oct. 29. Includes a Yappy Hour with a Canine Cafe menu for dogs. Free admission. The Kitchen, 226 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0540. 6-10 p.m. Tuesday.
A Halloween party for dogs includes doggie games, treats, pet costume contest, live music and drawings. Benefits Dalmation Rescue of Tampa Bay. $2 per car up to 8 people, fees vary for contests/games/services. Lake Park, 17302 N Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz. (727) 417-6017. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
Yappy Hour and Costume Contest
Sea Dog Brewing Company offers up samples at this Halloween party with a doggy costume contest and adoptable pets on site. Beer purchases benefit the Humane Society Tampa Bay. Free. Cafe Dufrain, 707 Harbour Post Drive, Tampa. (813) 275-9701. 3-5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Fall Events and mazes
Sacred Heart Fall Festival
Features carnival rides, live bands, food, games, a flea market and craft vendors. Free; rides: $12 per sheet advance, $18 per sheet at festival. Sacred Heart Interparochial School, 7951 46th Way N, Pinellas Park. (727) 541-4447. 6-11 p.m. Wednesday.
Farm Fall Festival
Children's hayrides, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin patch, train rides, bonfire and a scarecrow contest. $10, children under 1 free. Horse Power for Kids, 8005 Racetrack Road, Tampa. (813) 855-8992. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Pint Sized Pumpkin Patch
Come dressed in costume for a trick or treat parade with food, games, crafts and a visit from scarecrow. $5 advance; $8 at the door. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. (727) 518-3125. 6-7:30 p.m. Monday.
Compiled by Times staff writer Kelly Stefani