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5 things to do with kids in Tampa Bay this week: Sept. 6-12

All ages are invited to show off skateboard skills, Busch Gardens is offering a deal on its Fun Card and Scream-A-Geddon opens in Dade City.
The Harvest Jam amateur competition at Skatepark of Tampa this weekend will have divisions starting at 8 and younger, and up to 30 and older, with prizes awarded to the top five finishers in each division.
The Harvest Jam amateur competition at Skatepark of Tampa this weekend will have divisions starting at 8 and younger, and up to 30 and older, with prizes awarded to the top five finishers in each division. [ Times (2016) ]
Published Sep. 6
Updated Sep. 6

1. SPOT Harvest Jam: This all-ages contest is how elite pros like Jamie Foy and Zion Wright started out at the Skatepark of Tampa. With divisions starting at 8 and younger and up to 30 and older, prizes will be awarded to the top five finishers in each division. Register as teams or individuals at skateparkoftampa.com. It’s free for spectators. Contest registration is $25-$35. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. SkatePark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive. 813-621-6793.

2. Deal alert: You can buy next year’s Fun Card at either Busch Gardens or SeaWorld now and get free unlimited access the rest of this year. The theme parks are offering the next 16 months for the sale price of $119.99 at each park. The deal is available for a limited time, the parks say, but their websites don’t specify an end date. Among the activities remaining at Busch Gardens are the Bier Fest, running weekends through Oct. 31, Sesame Street Kids Halloween Weekends in October and Christmas Town running Nov. 12-Jan. 2, all included with admission. Also, Busch Gardens recently announced that its Iron Gwazi coaster will open in March, and SeaWorld announced that its Ice Breaker roller coaster will debut in February. There are block-out dates involved with the Fun Card, and it does not include parking fees. buschgardens.com/tampa.

Parkgoers ride Cobra's Curse at Busch Gardens. The theme park is selling its 2022 Fun Card early, so you can get 16 months of unlimited access starting now for $119.
Parkgoers ride Cobra's Curse at Busch Gardens. The theme park is selling its 2022 Fun Card early, so you can get 16 months of unlimited access starting now for $119. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]

3. Train Show: There will be a running train layout for the children to enjoy at the Hernando County Fairgrounds. Vendors will be selling model trains, various hobbies, collectibles and die-cast cars. $5, 12 and younger free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. 727-244-1341. regalrailways.com.

4. Scream-A-Geddon: The horror park nestled in what feels like the middle of nowhere in Dade City opens Friday and runs weekends in September before adding more dates in October. The indie haunt has six haunted houses, a beer garden and the Monster Midway. Tickets start at $27.95. Save $5 at screamageddon.com. 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. Runs through Oct. 31. 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. 813-452-5412.

The Scream-A-Geddon horror park in Dade City opens Sept. 10, running weekends through the end of September and then most days in October. It has a carnival midway, beer garden and six haunted houses.
The Scream-A-Geddon horror park in Dade City opens Sept. 10, running weekends through the end of September and then most days in October. It has a carnival midway, beer garden and six haunted houses. [ Scream-A-Geddon ]

5. Marvel Super Hero Night: The Clearwater Threshers game on Friday will feature a Captain America bobblehead giveaway, and fans are invited to dress like superheroes for photo ops around the stadium. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday for the game against the Bradenton Marauders. The game starts at 6:30. $6-$11. BayCare BallPark (formerly Spectrum Field), 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater.