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Here’s a quick guide to Halloween happenings this weekend

Find a pumpkin, a party or a haunted house this weekend.
This artful Jack-O-Lantern bandleader on Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom,is part of the decorations in place for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party held annually at the theme park. A separate ticket is required to attend for the event running through Nov. 2. [Associated Press]
This artful Jack-O-Lantern bandleader on Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom,is part of the decorations in place for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party held annually at the theme park. A separate ticket is required to attend for the event running through Nov. 2. [Associated Press]
Published Oct. 10, 2019

We are fully into Halloween season, so check out some of the parties and events popping up. Plus we have reviews of haunted attractions at Universal, Busch Gardens and Disney World. Orange you glad we made it convenient for you?

Emily Ventura, 13, holds up a pumpkin she has chosen to take home from the Gallagher's Pumpkin Patch in St. Petersburg. [ANGELIQUE HERRING | Tampa Bay Times]

First, find a pumpkin. We have a guide here to the many roadside stands and markets with camera-worthy pumpkin patches. As a bonus, many of the sites offer festivals, corn mazes and Halloween-related family activities, too.

For Creatures of the Night, the Halloween event being held weekends at ZooTampa at Lowery Park, there are activities for all ages includes scare zones, night time animal encounters and a ghoulish dance party. [Courtesy of ZooTampa at Lowry Park]

Then, find a party. Check out this list of more than 30 Halloween parties and events happening just this weekend alone.

Next, read what we had to say after our reporters checked out some of these parties:

Halloween Horror Nights team members walk through a preview of the Killer Klowns From Outer Space haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights 2019. [WILLIE ALLEN JR. | Courtesy of Universal Orlando]

BUSCH GARDENS: Howl-O-Scream is back and we went to all the haunted houses

UNIVERSAL: We rank the houses worth seeing at Halloween Horror Nights this year

DISNEY WORLD: New fireworks and more at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year

Then, learn the history. Take a look back with us as Howl-O-Scream celebrates its 20th birthday this year. It caused a traffic jam in year two because they didn’t expect to be mobbed by fright fans.

A prop is pictured inside the Howl-O-Scream costume shop during rehearsals in September at Busch Gardens. [LUIS SANTANA | Tampa Bay Times]

RELATED: Actor in Howl-O-Scream commercial projectile vomits on ShieKra, and it’s no act

RELATED: Halloween guide 2019: What you’ll find this year in theme parks and top parties

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