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  1. Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze

    Editor's pick

    Hunsader Farms

    Bradenton : 5500 County Road 675, Bradenton, 34211

    Something for everyone in the family at this Fall themed festival with more than 100 craft booths, live country music, pumpkin games, a pioneer trades village, seven-acre corn maze, hayrides, pony rides, chainsaw sculpting, scarecrow displays, petting zoo, playground and a frog jumping champions …

    Price: $10, 12 and younger free; parking $5.

  2. Folkfest St. Pete

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    Creative Clay

    St. Petersburg : 1114 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33705

    This annual contemporary folk art and music street festival features an array of musical acts, food trucks, a beer garden, a VIP area and a family area with children's activities. Music lineup includes Humming House, Von Grey, Urban Pioneers, A Fragile Tomorrow, Rebekah Pulley and the Reluc …

    Price: $5 (donation appreciated).

  3. Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading

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    University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus

    St. Petersburg : 140 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 33707

    The annual book festival celebrates its 22nd year with a roster of more than 40 authors, including  R.L. Stine, Carl Hiaasen, Lisa Unger and The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi. See the festival's website for a complete list and schedule.

    Price: Free.

  4. John's Pass Seafood Festival: Fishing Tournament

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    John's Pass Village and Boardwalk

    North Pinellas beaches : 150 John's Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach, 33708

    This popular annual event returns to John's Pass for its 33rd year and has more than 100 seafood options this year, a Halloween block party, costume contests, arts and crafts, live music, trick-or-treating and children's activities.

    The festival's first Battle in the Gulf Fishing Tournament kicks off as the sun rises Saturday. Festival goers can enjoy seafood and craft beer while watching the anglers bring in their catch to see how they measure up. Weigh-in and awards start at 5 p.m.  

    Price: Free (food/drink additional).

  5. Brickworld Tampa

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    Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Center

    Tampa : 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa, 33610

    See 40,000 square feet of creations all built from Lego bricks by local Lego enthusiasts. Past gatherings have seen a miniature New York City, the moon landing and a scene from Field of Dreams built with Legos.  There will also be a Lego and Duplo play area, seek and find games, fighting ro …

    Price: $10 advance, $11 day of show, $8 military, 3 and younger free.

  6. Poseidon Family Day

    Tampa Museum of Art

    Downtown Tampa : 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 33602

    Take the family for a trip to see the museum's display of classical antiquities inspired by Poseidon, which runs through November 30. Enjoy free admission, games, music and food. Docent tours are 1 and 3 p.m. and there will be hands-on art activities for kids. 

    Price: Free admission.

  7. Fantasma Fest: Little Monsters Pumpkin Patch

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    Centro Ybor

    Ybor City : 1600 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City, 33605

    Costumed kids can choose a free pumpkin from the pumpkin patch to decorate. Trick-or-treating among the Centro Ybor merchants follows.

    Price: Free.

  8. Coral Skies Music Festival

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    MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

    Tampa : 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa, 33610

    This all-day festival has a little bit of everything with two stages of music, a wide selection of craft beers, a food trucktopia and art vendors. Line-up includes, Cage The Elephant, City and Colour, Manchester Orchestra, Bombay Bicycle Club, Bleachers, Benjamin Booker and more. The party conti …

    Price: $45-$150.

  9. Library Book Sale

    St. Petersburg South Branch Library

    Pinellas Point : 2300 Roy Hanna Drive S, St. Petersburg, 33712

    The Friends of the Library will host a large book sale.

    Price: Free.

  10. Dia de Los Muertos Fiesta

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    Pioneer Park

    Dunedin : Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, 34698

    The giant Mexican celebration honoring lost loved ones includes arts and crafts, authentic Mexican food, pinatas, face painting, Groupo Folklorico Mahetzy, wearable art fashion contest and a candlelit procession.

    Price: Free.

  11. Halloween Spooktacular

    Largo Central Park

    Largo : 101 Central Park Drive, Largo, 33771

    Dress up in your favorite costume and join the fun at the annual Spooktacular with an enormous trick-or-treat path, bounce houses, games, strolling entertainment, hay maze, pumpkin patch and music.

    Price: $5, $6 without card (advance); $7 day of (ages 14 and younger for activities other than tick-or-treat path); free (parents).

  12. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

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    Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music delights audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. It has it all-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, favorite songs including, In My Own Little Corner-plus surprising new twists.

    Price: $56-$82.

  13. Fantasma Fest: Big Monsters Bed Bash

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    Italian Club (Ybor)

    Ybor City : 1731 E Seventh Ave., Tampa, 33605

    Teams design wheeled beds to roll and race down Seventh Avenue between 15th and 17th streets.

    Price: TBA

  14. SOLD OUT Mike Tyson

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    Hard Rock Cafe

    Tampa : 5223 Orient Road, Tampa, 33610

    The former world heavyweight champion, popular for his role in The Hangover movies, will bring his one-man show Undisputed Truth from the Broadway stage, offering the audience a personal look inside the boxer's life and mind. The nearly sold-out 6 p.m. show is followed by a 9 p.m. show …

    Price: $73-$98.

  15. Guavaween

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    Cuban Club

    Ybor City : 2010 N Avenida Republica De Cuba, Tampa, 33605

    With new producers, and a new concept this year's Guavaween takes on a voodoo carnival theme with a funhouse street festival, sideshow theater, a dance club, lounge, live concerts including headliners the Mojo Gurus and a $1,000 costume contest; 21 and older only.

    Price: $18-$30 general; $80-$125 VIP.

  16. Halloween Horror Nights

    Editor's pick

    Universal Orlando

    Orlando : 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 32819

    On select nights through Nov. 1, Universal Studios is transformed into a nightmarish labyrinth of eight haunted houses, multiple street experiences and live shows. Highlights this year are houses based on Halloween, Alien vs. Predator and The Walking Dead. Costumes, make-up and masks are not all …

    Remains open until 2 a.m.

    Price: $95.99 general, $41.99-$72.99 add on to daily admission ticket, $45.99-72.99 Florida resident.

  17. Wild n' Wicked Nights

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    Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

    Spring Hill / West Hernando : 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, 34606

    Ghoulish mermaids take over the state park to present the "Tail of Darkness" show along with a haunted trail, costume and scream contests, a kids' maze, the "Fairest of them All" animal show, a safe house (haunted house), the 'Goblin's Revenge' haunted house, petting zoo and carni …

    Price: $6; $4 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free.

  18. Hellview Haunted Cemetery

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    Hellview Cemetery

    St. Petersburg : 510 49th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33703

    Hellview Cemetery is a free local haunted attraction. This year, the disappearance of Madame Oar leaves the power balance in shambles as a new power grows inside Hellview's walls. Donations will be collected for the Florida Bat Conservancy and Child's Play, as well as local non-profit The Kind M …

    Price: Free.

  19. Howl-O-Scream

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    Busch Gardens

    Tampa : 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa, 33612

    Busch Gardens' Halloween celebration with haunted houses, scare zones, roller coasters in the dark and spooky live shows. This year brings "Dead Fall," a new haunt in which ghosts of our memories reach into the present to never be forgotten. Remains open until 1 a.m. Not recommended fo …

    Price: $45-$65.

  20. Radley Haunted House

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    Radley Haunted House

    St. Petersburg : 3900 19th St. N, St. Petersburg, 33714

    This elaborate haunted house set up in a residential neighborhood has a new theme: Dr. Radley's Nightmare Machine. Blood will be used in the outdoor, eerie environment and touching is not allowed. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Benefits the Cancer Research Institute.

    Price: $5.

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