Tampa Bay’s top Halloween and fall events, from festivals to ghost tours

From haunted houses to family-friendly theme park attractions, there’s plenty to do from now through October in the Tampa Bay area.
Halloween is just around the corner as evidenced by this array of carved pumpkins displayed in the front yard of a Tampa area home .
Halloween is just around the corner as evidenced by this array of carved pumpkins displayed in the front yard of a Tampa area home . [ PEASE, MIKE | Times (2003) ]
Published Sept. 23|Updated Oct. 29

Ghost Tour Safety Harbor: This spine-tingling journey through the historic and haunted areas of Safety Harbor shares the city’s dark history and stories of ghosts, spirits and other supernatural beings that still roam the streets. $30. 7 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 20) and Saturday-Sunday (Sept. 23-24). Also, 7 p.m. Sept. 27-Oct. 18 , 21-22 and 23-31. Departs from Gigglewaters Social Club and Screening Room, 737 Main St., Safety Harbor. 727-686-1582.

Ghost Tour Tarpon Springs: Use equipment like spirit boxes and dowsing rods to detect paranormal activity on this journey through the town’s haunted history. $25-$30. 7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday (Sept. 20-24). Also, 7 p.m. Sept. 27-Oct. 1, Oct. 4-5, 7-8, 11-15, 18-22. 25-29. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd. 727-686-1582.

A punk vampire seen at Vamp 85, a New Year's Eve-themed vampire haunt at Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights in 2018. The park has scores of scare actors roving across Halloween Horror Nights.
A punk vampire seen at Vamp 85, a New Year's Eve-themed vampire haunt at Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights in 2018. The park has scores of scare actors roving across Halloween Horror Nights. [ UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT | Universal Orlando Resort ]

Tampa Terrors Ghost Tour: Join Tampa Terrors to explore historically haunted locations in the Big Guava. Purchase tickets at $30, $21 ages 12 and younger. 8 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 20), 5:45 and 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (Sept. 21-23), 8 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 24). Also, 5:45 and 8 p.m. Sept. 25, 28-30, Oct. 3, 8 p.m. Sept. 26-27, Oct. 2, 13-15, 20-22 and 27-29. Across from Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. 813-274-8286.

Nightly Spirits Ghost Tour and Haunted Pub Crawl: Hear some of Ybor’s most famous haunted stories, follow in the footsteps of deceased cigar smugglers and rum runners, and even encounter some roosting chickens in Tampa’s most historic community. Costumes encouraged. 21 and older only. Starting at $29.95. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday (Sept. 21-24). Also, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 1, Oct. 5-8, 12-15, 19-22 and 26-31. Tampa Bay Brewing Co., 1600 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. 844-678-8687.

Scream-A-Geddon: Six attractions in one location. Haunts include Breach, Rage 3D, Bloodwater Bayou, Ravenhill Asylum, Demon’s Revenge and Zombie Paintball Assault. Other features include a Monster Midway and a haunted beer garden. Dates without an end time indicated end at 1 a.m. Starting at $24.95. 7-11 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 21), 7 p.m.-midnight Friday (Sept. 22), 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 23), 7-11 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 24). Also, 7-11 p.m. Sept. 28, Oct. 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26 and 29-31, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28. Scream-A-Geddon, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. 813-452-5412.

Fall Pumpkin Festival and Haunted Farm: This attraction is kid friendly all day, but becomes scarier after 6 p.m. It includes a goblin market, feeding cows, ax throwing, pumpkin painting, inflatable maze, misters, hayrides, a haunted barn, petting zoo, bounce pillow, hay chute slide, farmers market, a corn pit and live entertainment. $16.95-$19.95. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday (Sept. 22), 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 23), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 24). Also, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Rapranger Family Farm, 16907 Boy Scout Road, Odessa. 813-922-2799.

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Harvest Holler Corn Maze: A corn maze and pumpkin patch with an adventure hayride, cow train, haystack climbing and a slide. $12-$15, 1 and younger free. 4-8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 22), noon-8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 23), noon-5 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 24). Also, 4-8 p.m. Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27, noon-8 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Harvest Holler Corn Maze, 950 Tavares Road, Polk City. 352-895-8687.

Howl-O-Scream: Busch Gardens’ annual event returns in full force, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, scare zones, sinister shows and more. Horror lurks in every dark corner, including on the theme park’s thrill rides. Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. The event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore and blood. Starting at $37.99. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday (Sept. 22-23). Also, 7 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Oct. 5-8, 12-15, 19-22 and 26-31. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. 813-884-4386.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: Disney’s annual Halloween party at the Magic Kingdom includes Disney characters in costume, trick-or-treat stations, the Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular, Cadaver Dan’s Barbershop Quartet, the Not-so-Spooky Fireworks Spectacular and Halloween-themed food and drinks. Costumes are encouraged. Full face coverings are not allowed. $119-$199. 7 p.m.-midnight Friday (Sept. 22) and Sunday (Sept. 24). Also, 7 p.m.-midnight Sept. 26, 28-29, Oct. 1, 3, 5-6, 9-10, 12-13, 15, 17, 19-20, 22, 24, 26-27, 29 and 31. Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, 1515 N Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista. 407-934-7639.

St. Petersburg Ghost Tour: Join costumed tour guides for a candlelight walking tour to hear true ghost stories of wandering spirits, haunted mansions, phantom lovers and age-old curses. $22, $15 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. Go online to to purchase tickets. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday (Sept. 22-24). Also, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 1, Oct. 5-8, 13-15, 19-21 and 26-31. Meet at Sweet Divas Chocolates, 181 Fourth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 727-894-4678.

Undead in the Water: The Gathering, a possessed cult formed to bring forth the spirit of the ship into the living realm, has returned to threaten passengers across 60,000 square feet of cargo holds and open-air decks. You must be able to traverse multiple decks of this historic WWII cargo ship. $27-$29. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday (Sept. 22-23). Also, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 19-21 and 26-28. SS American Victory, 705 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-228-8766.

Spooktacular: A whimsical not-so-spooky Halloween party takes kids into Kandy’s World, where they can enjoy trick-or-treating, a colorful costume parade and the story “Room on a Broom,” where everybody has a place, and everyone belongs. Runs weekends through Halloween. Included with admission. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Sept. 23-24). Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. 813-884-4386.

Brick or Treat: Costumed kids can trick-or-treat throughout Legoland. There will also be character meet-and-greets, holiday-themed Lego creations, a special soundtrack and lighting on the Dragon Party Coaster, “The Great Monster Chase” 4D movie and a holiday-themed fireworks display. Starting at $84. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 23). Legoland Florida, 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven. 888-690-5346.

Fall Family Festival: Celebrate local families at this festival with interactive exhibits, vendors, family resources, games, food trucks, character visits, entertainment and giveaways. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 23). Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. 813-274-8615.

Haunted Train Depot Tour: Features real paranormal investigation and a lock-down experience inside the old train depot. Includes the use of ghost-hunting equipment. $49, $25 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free. 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Oct. 13-14 and 27-28. Plant City Train Depot, 102 N Palmer St., Plant City. 813-610-1063.

Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail: Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail! celebrates its 10th season with three outdoor haunted trails, plus a new haunted hayride for 2023. Also includes access to two new escape games and ax throwing. $27-$67. 7:30-11 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail, 2837 S Frontage Road, Plant City. 863-944-0748.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Barry Bostwick, who plays the original Brad Majors, will be at this screening in celebration of the 48th anniversary of the original unedited film. $39-$53. 8 p.m. Sept. 29. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-300-2000.

Fall Kickoff: The pumpkin patch opens with a pumpkin photo wall, scarecrow treasure hunt, food truck and seminars on decorating and plant care. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 30. Kerby’s Nursery, 2311 S Parsons Ave., Seffner. 813-685-3265.

Creatures of the Night: An after-hours, outdoor, family-friendly Halloween party set among the animals. This year’s theme is a vampire ball thrown by Count Chirop and Countess Tera. $34.95, members and Pay for a Day ticket holders free. 4 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 6. ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. 813-935-8552.

National Ghost Day: Join the SPIRITS of St. Petersburg as you learn about ghost-hunting techniques and the tools you need to do it. The museum galleries and exhibits remain open afterwards. $50, $90 two. 7-10 p.m. Sept. 30. St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE. 727-894-1052.

Scary-Oke: The haunted kava and botanical tea bar presents a night of Halloween- themed karaoke. Also, BOGO kava and $1 wings. No cover. 8 p.m. Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Spookeasy Lounge, 1909 N 15th St., Tampa. 813-373-6452.

Hocus Focus: Halloween Experience: Embark on a fun and eerie adventure with games and goodies. More creative than creepy, this limited-time Eerie Eyeball scavenger hunt is fun for everyone. $37, $32 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. Noon-7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26, noon-10:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 5-10:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Fairgrounds St. Pete, 2606 Fairfield Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

Even pets can put on a costume for trick-or-treating at various locations.
Even pets can put on a costume for trick-or-treating at various locations. [ ANGELICA EDWARDS | Times ]

Pirate Water Taxi: Haunted Boat Tours: A ghostly crew leads 45- to 50-minute boat tours featuring stories of terror and Tampa’s eerie past. This year, kids can disembark at Captain Patchy’s Pumpkin Barge where they get a small pumpkin and meet Patchy, Tampa’s grumpiest tugboat captain. Starting at $35, $20 children. 6:15-9:15 p.m. Oct. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 and 26-29. Pirate Water Taxi, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. 813-390-3711.

Creepy Crawlies: Bring the children and spend the evening exploring animals often associated with Halloween, including bats, spiders and “warty” frogs. $5. 7-8 p.m. Oct. 6. Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center, 1101 Country Club Way S., St. Petersburg. 727-893-7326.

Paint and Popcorn Night: Halloween: Munch on unlimited free popcorn as you paint a pre-stencil themed canvas and watch a screening of “IT.” This session is not step by step. $20. 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Joe’s Palette, 1915 E Bay Drive, Largo. 727-238-3053.

Horrorlesque: Spooky burlesque with pole dancers, go-go dancers and a costume contest. $20-$50. 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Born Free Pub and Grill, 110 E Waters Ave., Tampa. 813-936-2471.

Young Frankenstein — The Musical: Frederick Frankenstein, the grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania and finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. $25-$31. 8-10 p.m. Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 8, 15 and 22. Carrollwood Players Theatre, 4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa. 813-265-4000.

Pumpkin Patch Festival: Patch: Choose from hundreds of pumpkins. Also, props will be available for photos. No cover (charge for pumpkins). 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28, noon-7 p.m. Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 3-7 p.m. Oct. 9-13, 16-20, 23-27 and 30-31. Harvester United Methodist Church, 2432 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. 813-573-9493.

Spooky Blooms: Floral experts share tips and tricks to craft Halloween-themed centerpieces. $75. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 10. The Roaming Petal, 5400 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. 727-435-5141.

The Crucible: TampaRep teams up with ThinkTank Theatre to present this play that explores the dangers of religious extremism, mass hysteria and the scapegoating of innocent people. Set in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, the play tells the story of a group of young girls who begin to exhibit strange behavior, claiming to be possessed by the devil. As the hysteria spreads, innocent people are accused of witchcraft and put to death. $44, $33 seniors, $22 student. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-14, 3 p.m. Oct. 15. Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-556-8737.

Wykoff’s Haunted House: Wykoff’s Haunted House moves to the gardens to combine The Oddville Circus of the Strange and Hillbilly Terror Trail. $27-$35. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-14, 20-21, 27-28 and 31. DK Farms and Gardens, 1750 Lake Ave. SE, Largo. 727-287-8359.

The exterior of the Tampa Theatre on Friday, April 28, 2023, in Tampa.
The exterior of the Tampa Theatre on Friday, April 28, 2023, in Tampa. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]

A Nightmare on Franklin Street: The annual Halloween celebration at Tampa Theatre, Tampa’s historic and haunted movie house, is chock-full of movies and activities. All events take place at Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286. Click here for the full rundown.

Lights at Spooky Point: Follow an eerily lit path through the wooded campus and past several historic structures. Along the way, you’ll encounter plant-related Halloween light displays. Highlights include spectral “ghost orchids” floating above the Pioneer Graveyard, giant “Dracula orchids” draped with Spanish moss, and colorful “spider orchids” clinging to their webs in the trees. Entry times are 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Guests with younger children or mobility issues should choose early entry. Late entry is recommended for an adult “after dark” experience. $30, $20 members, $15 ages 5-17, 4 and younger free. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13-31. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. 941-366-5731.

Flowers and plants play a big party in Marie Selby Botanical Garden's unique haunt.
Flowers and plants play a big party in Marie Selby Botanical Garden's unique haunt. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Haunted Sarasota Trolley Tour: Learn about Sarasota’s famous murders, haunted buildings and unsolved crimes on this 90-minute trolley tour. Keep an eye out for surprise guests. 18 and older only. Includes complimentary beer and wine for ages 21 and older with proof of age. $52.99. 8 p.m. Oct. 13-15, 17-22, 24-28 and 30-31. Discover Sarasota Tours, 1826 Fourth St. 941-260-9818.

A Very Vintage Halloween: Velvet Scorpion Productions presents Halloween-themed pole dancing, burlesque and cirque-style acts. $52-$175. 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Buttercup Pole Dance, 3251 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. 813-443-5144.

Halloween Tricks and Treats: Femmes and Follies presents a Halloween-themed burlesque show featuring pole dancers, aerial art, showgirls and cabaret acts. $20. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 14. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. 813-248-4050.

Halloween Masquerade Party: Masks are required for this spooky party with live music, gourmet food, desserts, wine and soft drinks. $66.66. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 14. Phantom History House, 12603 Corral Road, Tampa.

Halloween Trunk or Treat at Haunted Manor: Dress in costume for this glow dance party in a glamping teepee with a haunted mansion, costume contest, food truck, arts and crafts, trunk or treat, games and fall photos. Free; add a snack pack for $5. 3-9 p.m. Oct. 15. Studio 131, 11803 104th St., Largo. 727-386-9639.

Halloween Painting: Channel your inner Jack Skeleton as you create an eerie masterpiece in this black light painting session. $35. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Dunedin House of Beer, 927 Broadway. 727-216-6318.

BooMobile: Kids can dress in costume and join Miss WitchiPOO and her Magic Pumpkin for a 45-minute musical trolley tour. Includes complimentary apple cider and cookies. $39.99, $24.99 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19-22 and 26-30. Discover Sarasota Tours, 1826 Fourth St. 941-260-9818.

Listen to spooky themed music in a Candlelight concert by the Listeso String Quartet.
Listen to spooky themed music in a Candlelight concert by the Listeso String Quartet. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]

Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics: The Listeso String Quartet presents spooky Halloween-related music including “Thriller,” the themes from “Addams Family,” ”Ghostbusters,” “Stranger Things,” “Beetlejuice” and more. $35-$55. 6:30 and 9 p.m. Oct. 19, 25 and 28.Centro Asturiano, 1913 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. 813-229-2214.

Wild n’ Wicked Nights: The mild-mannered park turns into a spooky haunt with a “Stranger Springs”-themed underwater show (8, 9 and 10 p.m.), a Weeki Lab escape room, two mazes, light zone, bounce houses, “the woods,” a haunted boat ride and a costume contest. $10, 5 and younger free, $5 haunted boat ride. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 20-21 and 27-28. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. 352-592-5656.

Haunted Hog Jam: Enjoy all-you-can-eat pulled pork, chicken and all the fixings. There will also be a costume contest, raffles, door prizes and music by Bert and the Party Boys (2:30-6:30p.m.) and Jaded (7-11 p.m.). $15-$20. 2:30-11 p.m. Oct. 21. Riverview Moose Lodge 2158, 9000 Honeywell Road, Gibsonton. 813-677-7921.

Pumpkin Patch Festival: The festival includes art, craft and plant vendors, a pumpkin patch, local food trucks, live music, raffles and children’s activities. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 21. Harvester Community Church, 2432 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. 813-573-9493.

Honeymoon Island Fall Festival: This fall-themed pop-up art market features outdoor activity demonstrations, food trucks, educational booths and beach activities. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21-22. Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd. (at the west end of Dunedin Causeway), Dunedin. 727-469-5942.

Pumpkin Patch Express: Board a train for a 2.5-hour not-so-scary train ride to a pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin. Activities include hayrides, arts and crafts, log building and games. $20-$36. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 21-22 and 28-29. Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E, Parrish. 877-869-0800.

Fall Festival: Paint a pumpkin at this festival with live music, an outdoor market, food trucks and bounce houses. Benefits Reach St. Pete. $15-$25. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 21. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-495-6002.

Roser Park Ghost Tours and Block Party: Follow a paranormal investigator on a tour of the historic neighborhood at this event with tarot readings, a Halloween market and spooky movies on the lawn. Costumes welcome. $20. 5-9:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Roser Park Historic District, Sixth Street S and Roser Park Drive, St. Petersburg.

Festival of Fright: Delight in a frightful night of fun including Halloween carnival games, food trucks and family-friendly activities. Free. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21. The Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. 727-562-5510.

Haunted Woods: The 29th annual family-friendly event includes food, a scare trail, music, costume contests and the kid-friendly “Enchanted Woods” with treats, crafts and games. $10, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 21. Hillsborough River State Park, 15402 U.S. 301 N, Thonotosassa. 813-987-6771.

Halloween Dance Party: Bring a dish to share at this potluck party with games and dancing to salsa, ballroom and swing music. $15. 7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 21. The Way 2 Dance, 6520 U.S. 301, Riverview. 813-966-4788.

Halloween Costume Party: Join the Tampa Bay Sanderson Sisters for a costume party with musical numbers and photos with the cast. $66.66. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 21. Phantom History House, 12603 Corral Road, Tampa.

There are tons of haunted houses and Halloween light shows in the Tampa Bay area this year.
There are tons of haunted houses and Halloween light shows in the Tampa Bay area this year. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]

13 Ugly Men Halloween Party: Tampa Bay’s finest ghouls and goblins come together to “party with a purpose” at this event with DJ dancing and entertainment. Benefits Friends of Joshua House. $50. 8 p.m.-3 a.m. Oct. 21. Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa. 813-248-2954.

Beetlejuice: Based on Tim Burton’s iconic film, the musical tells the story of unusual teenager Lydia Deetz, whose life is upended by a recently deceased couple and an irreverent demon. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-26, 8 p.m. Oct. 27, 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 28, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

Ghosts and Spirits Bus Tour: Take a thrifting bus tour to resale shops and a haunted antique shop with a stop at a distillery for tastings of local rum, vodka, gin, whiskey and moonshine. Includes breakfast, catered lunch, afternoon treat, games, prizes and BYOB on the bus. Most shops do not allow large bags. Arrival time of 8:45 a.m. is recommended. Park as far to the left as possible and look for the black bus. $79. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 27. Cracker Barrel, 6150 Lazy Days Blvd., Seffner. 239-676-3876.

An Eerie Evening at the Tampa Bay Hotel: Period lighting, candles and artifacts set the stage for an evening of spooky Victorian mourning and ghost stories. $35, $25 members. 2-8 p.m. Oct. 27-29. Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-254-1891.

Haunted Wharf: Sparkman Wharf transforms into a haunted pirate shipwreck with silly spooks for the kids and scary fun for the adults. Evenings include DJ dancing, Halloween-themed entertainment and photo props including a siren swing, jail cell, drop-down scare window and decorated “Tampa” sign. Free. 5:30-10 p.m. Oct. 27-28. Sparkman Wharf, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-345-5881.

Huboween IV: Get your courage up for this 45-minute drive-thru scare zone. The first 500 cars get a free swag bag with candy. $20-$25. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 27-28. J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. 727-382-2710.

Monster Ball: Sip on a glass of free Champagne as you wander through a garden filled with mysterious creatures, a 50-foot bloody fountain and a costume contest. 21 and older only. $20-$30. 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Kapok Special Events Center, 923 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-725-8733.

Tunnel of Terror Car Wash: Guests can get their cars cleaned while being spooked by ghouls and goblins as they drive through the haunted car wash. Also taking place at Tommy’s Express in Spring Hill. $20 (Pinellas Park), $25 (Spring Hill). 7-10 p.m. Oct. 27-28. Tommy’s Express Car Wash, 7600 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. 727-371-2113.

Field of Screams: TASCO teen program’s 16th annual “Beyond the Bayou”-themed Field of Screams takes you into the swamps where whispers of rituals and spirits linger. Participants are exposed to darkness, loud noises, bright lights, wooded trails and intense scare zones. Not suitable for young children. $10-$15. 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 27-29 and Oct. 31. Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5060.

Halloween Silent Party: Wear a costume and put on a pair of headphones to silently dance the night away to your choice of music by three DJs. $10. 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 27. Salty Nun, 2501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-329-9994.

Wizard Fest: The wizarding world takes over downtown Zephyrhills for this festival with a family-friendly haunted forest, haunted house, Halloween-themed games, a scavenger hunt, vendors and entertainment. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28. Main Street Zephyrhills, 5335 Eighth St. 813-780-1414.

Wesley Chapel Fall Festival: The 19th annual festival features carnival rides, community performances, demonstrations, food trucks, fall-themed activities, live music, DJ dancing, contests, prizes, a market and trunk or treat for children. $7-$10, kids free, carnival/vendor village free. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 29. Tampa Premium Outlets, 2398 Grand Cypress Drive, Lutz. 727-674-1464.

Poisonous Plant Tour: Craig Huegel, director of the USF Botanical Garden, leads this guided stroll on which he unveils the eerie secrets of the most sinister, poisonous and deadly plants that call that garden home. $5, $3 children. Noon-1 p.m. Oct. 28. USF Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. 813-974-2329.

Hallow Hunt: Kids ages 1 to 15 can hunt for more than 1,000 gifts at this scavenger hunt with a bounce house, swamp fishing, sack race, spoon race, face painting, music and food. $10, $25 three kids, $1 face painting, $8 adult meal. 3:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 28. 2401 E Emma St., Tampa.

St. Pete Halloween Bar Crawl: The first 200 crawlers get a free spooky shot glass on this pub crawl with a costume contest for $2,500 in cash prizes. Starting at $15. 4 p.m. Oct. 28. Park and Rec, 100 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-245-9100.

Riverwalk Trick or Treat: Costumed kids can trick-or-treat at more than 50 treat stations along the Riverwalk from Water Works Park to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Free. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 28. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa.

Tampa Halloween Bar Crawl: Put on a costume for this haunted trail bar crawl with DJ dancing, themed drinks and a costume contest. $14-$25. 4-10 p.m. Oct. 28. Geo’s Fine Wine & Champagne, 1730 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. 469-978-3889.

Creepshow 7 Music Festival: The annual fall/Halloween/horror-themed underground hip-hop music festival features performances by DEAN, D-Murder, Jonathon Hellhouse (of Oh! The Horror), The God Mummra, L-Roy, TJ, Trainwreck, Dead Body Corp, Midnyte, Mister Wickedsoul, Countretto and more. Also includes games, prizes and costume contests. $15-$35. 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 28. Pegasus Lounge, 10008 N 30th St., Tampa. 727-692-0081.

Thriller: Halloween Party and Paint: A costume party with open bar, DJ dancing and a photo booth. Add a reserved chair, table, painting supplies and pre-stencil Halloween canvas for $10. $40. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 28. Joe’s Palette, 1915 East Bay Drive, Largo. 727-238-3053.

Fall Film Series: Halloween: Come dressed in costume for a screening of “Fear of Rain” (2020), in which rain induces schizophrenia. $15. 8-10 p.m. Oct. 28. ArtsXchange, 515 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-256-0821.

Tampa Bay Halloween Fest: A session of indoor trick-or-treating with balloon animals, face painting, crafts, video games, meet-and-greets and activities. Free 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 29. WestShore Plaza Mall, 250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. 386-643-0090.

Halloween on Central: An eight-block family-style costumed stroll with entertainment, candy stations and a new four-block Voodoo Vendor Village. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 29. 1600 to 2400 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg.

Greg and Dana’s Haunted Objects: A night of chilling true stories behind the world’s most haunted objects. $25-$35. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Trick or Treat Storytime: Put on your costume and join in this Halloween-themed story time with games and trick-or-treating throughout the library. Free. 10:15-11:30 a.m. Oct. 31. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road. 727-861-3040.

Main Street Trick-or-Treat: Main Street will be closed to safely allow for trick-or-treating at local businesses. Wear your best costume and come out and fill your bucket with sweet treats. Free. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. 750 Main St., Safety Harbor. 727-724-1555.

Trick or Treat Festival: Bring your costumed family for a night of trick-or-treating, music and interactive games. Free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. 6501 N 34th St., Tampa. 813-649-7888.

Cage Halloween Party: Dress in costume and dance the night away to live music by Beach Terror and Physical Plant. Free. 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Cage Brewing, 2001 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-201-4278.