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There are pumpkin patches, haunted houses, fall festivals, parades, costume contests and trick or treat events galore across the Treasure Coast. Grab family members or friends and enjoy some of the fun.
Indian River County
Terror on Main Street: 37th Sebastian River Junior Woman’s Club Haunted House . 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m. Weekdays Oct. 20, 21, 26-31. Haunted House, 1036 Main St., Sebastian.
DFL 16th Annual Howl-O-Ween Pawrade: Dogs in costumes, prizes! Raffles, Hobo Jim, IRCSO K-9s. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 21. DFL Off-Leash Dog Park, 1230 16th Ave., Vero Beach. email@example.com.
Halloween Costume Skating: Halloween is filled with more treats than tricks this year at Skate Factory. Oct. 27 is the all night skate night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The $ 17.50 admission cost includes glow skate, costume contest, candy scramble, dance contest and races. Evening-only skating from is also available for $ 8.50. Skate rental is $ 3, if needed. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 28, it’s treat-or-treat costume skate with candy scramble from with the regular admission price of $ 6.50. Skate Factory , 485 27th Avenue S.W., Vero Beach. 772-794-3373.
LaPorte Farms Fall Festival: Family fun, pony rides, hay rides, games, face painting, mechanical bull, good food, critters to see are just a few things. Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 28. LaPorte Farms, 7700 129th St., Roseland. $ 1 donation. www.laportefarms.com/
Steampunk Halloween Party: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28. Flametree Clay Art Gallery, 2041 14th Ave., Vero Beach. www.flametreegallery.com/
59th Annual Halloween Parade & Costume Contest: The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department. 9:30 a.m. Oct. 28. Line up begins at 9:30 a.m. Vero Beach Women’s Club Parking Lot, 1534 21st St., Vero Beach. Parade starts 10 a.m. walking to the Vero Beach Community Center. Prizes for best costume for newborn through age 17. All ages are welcome to dress up, all children (with or with-out) a costume that come to the Community Center receive a free goody bag.
Sebastian Halloween Costume Contest: 10 a.m. Oct. 28. Riverview Park, U.S. 1 and CR 512, Sebastian.
Oktoberfest Indian River County: Our first inaugural Volksmarch! Take a leisurely walk with neighbors and friends in our community then lets share a pint when we return at noon. Prost! We’ve got authentic German grub from Wild Thyme Catering, 2 live bands, a costume & stein holding contest and more! So strap on your lederhosen or dirndil and join us for this all-day celebration. 11 a.m. Oct. 30. Walking Tree Brewery, 3209 Dodger Road, Vero Beach.
Trick or Treat at the Museum: Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, at 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive adjacent to Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach, will host Trick or Treat 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Kids can collect candy in a safe environment while exploring the museum’s exhibits. There is a $ 4 per person entry fee which includes candy, crafts and games. Costume contest begins at 6p.m.
House of Hope Palm City Pumpkin Patch: Fundraiser for Nutrition Garden. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 15-31. Palm City Farms Produce & Market, 3706 S.W. Citrus Blvd., Palm City. All Ages. 772-286-4673; hohmartin.org.
Prince of Peace Annual Oktoberfest: Oktoberfest Feast from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 21. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2200 N.W. U.S. 1, Stuart. All ages. $ 15. 772-692-1171; PrinceofPeaceStuart@yahoo.com.
Pumpkin Patch: Bring the family to pick the perfect pumpkin this season. There will be a variety of sizes and a wonderful chance to capture that perfect pumpkin patch picture! 9 a.m.-8 p.m. until Oct. 31. First United Methodist Church of Stuart, 1500 South Kanner Highway, Stuart.
Pumpkin Towne: Families come to our pumpkin patches to enjoy a fun and memorable event to celebrate the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays. There are fun fall activities for kids and plenty of opportunities to take that perfect photo in the patch. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. thru Oct. 31. 1450 N.W. U.S.1, Stuart. 772-692-1973.
Halloween Family Story Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 28. Hoke Library Community Room, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way. Jensen Beach. Ages: 0-5. www.martin.fl.us/location-master/hoke-library
Mad Science Halloween Show: 1-2 p.m. Oct. 28. Hoke Library Community Room,Hoke Library Community Room, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way. Jensen Beach. www.martin.fl.us/location-master/hoke-library
7th Art & Craft Show & Sale: Photography and calendars, fabric dolls, porcelain art, Christmas ornaments, quilted items, clothing accessories, baked goods, local writers, jewelry, needlework, painted glass, seashell items, silk flowers, Halloween treats, and more. The Bloodmobile will be on-site for this event and lunch is available for a very reasonable price. Proceeds benefit the many missions of the Presbyterian Women. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 28. First Presbyterian Church of Stuart, 1715 N.W. Pine Lake Drive, Stuart.
Zombie Run and Move: All runners will receive a free t-shirt. Oct. 28. Phipps Campground, 2175 S.W. Locks Road, Stuart. Child and Adult Runner- Rate $ 35 Group Rate (5 or more)-Rate $ 30, Sign up please contact Deanna Deakins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 772-221-1430
Trunk or Treat – A Family Fun Filled Day: meant to make smiles on everyones face. Dress up in costume or don’t (your choice). But come join us by all means. There are lots planned for the entire family. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 28. Treasure Coast Harley-Davidson, 4967 S.E. U.S. 1, Stuart. www.treasure-harley.com/
Halloween Party: Halloween party best costume wins Music by traxx entertainment. 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Josephine’s Cafe & Bistro, Brick Oven Pizza & Tapas, 3714 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. www.facebook.com/JosephinesCafe/
Halloween Party Southern Eagle Distributing: Live music, Costume costume contest, games, prizes and some spooky surprises. 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Manatee Island Bar And Grill, 4817 S.E. Dixie Highway, Port Salerno.
Twisted Tuna’s 4th Halloween BASH & Costume Contest: Manny Diquez Band, Costume Contest will be Hosted by Carmine from Wild 95.5 10 p.m.-midnight, $ 1,000 in cash and prizes. 9 p.m. Oct. 28. Twisted Tuna, 4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart.
Creepy Creature Feature “Night at the Museum”: This program is recommended for families with children ages 4 and up. Adults without kids are always welcomed. Come in your best “wild animal”costume! 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 28. 13640 U.S. 1, Hobe Sound. 772-546-2067; www.hobesoundnaturecenter.com.
MONSTER DASH 5K: The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is taking to the streets of Jensen Beach. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach.
19th Hobgoblins on Main Street Costume Parade and Family Festival: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 28. Downtown Stuart – Riverwalk Stage, Stuart. stuartmainstreet.org
Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church of Stuart: Celebration 25 years, The patch will be open the entire month of October with a special Fall Festival on Oct. 29 from 4-8 p.m.1500 S Kanner Highway, Stuart.
“Ghosts of the Treasure Coast” Book Signing: Patrick and Tricia Mesmer sign “Ghosts of the Treasure Coast”. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 29. House of Refuge, 301 S.E. MacArthur Blvd., Stuart. 772-225-1875; HouseOfRefugeFl.org.
Halloween Party and Parade: 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 31. Blake Library John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing, Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to a Halloween party and parade at the library.
Halloween Story Time and Parade: 10:30-11 a.m. Oct. 31. Robert Morgade Library Anderson Community Room, Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. www.martin.fl.us/location-master/robert-morgade-library
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St. Lucie County
Pumpkin Festival: Pumpkin Patch Open, vendors, bake sale, entertainment, food, fun, games. Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 21. First Congregational Church, 2401 S.E. Sidonia St., Port St. Lucie. 772-335-2091; email@example.com.
Annual Fall Festival and Bar B Q: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21. Orange Avenue Baptist Church and School, 100 Cyclone Drive, Fort Pierce. All ages. 772-461-1225.
Sailfish Presents Nightmare on 2nd Street: 8-11 p.m. Oct. 27. Sailfish Brewing Company, 130 N 2nd St., Fort Pierce.
“Happy-Ween” Party: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27. Lincoln Park Community Center, 1306 Avenue M, Fort Pierce. Ages: 1-12. 772-462-1788.
Oktoberfest Okeechobee County: Come and celebrate Oktoberfest with us! Join our Wilkommen Party, Biergarten, BBQ, Games, Music and more. Oct. 27-29, times vary. Okeechobee KOA Resort 4276 U.S. Highway, 441 South, Okeechobee.
Fall Fun Fest St. Lucie County: Celebrate Fall in Florida at the City of Port St. Lucie’s Fall Fun Fest at the PSL Civic Center! Festival goers will enjoy a weekend of live music and entertainment, a variety of traditional carnival food, and midway carnival rides. Times vary Oct. 27-29. Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. Wristbands cost $ 20; $ 1 per ticket.
Port St. Lucie Library Gets Spooky: It is a very dark, eerily quiet night when you look up from your desk and peer out the window… Come to the library and work as a group to help us get creative and write the rest of this chilling tale. Most suited for grades kindergarten and up.10:30 a.m. Oct. 28. Port St. Lucie Library, 180 Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie.
Zora Neale Hurston Library Hosts Zombie Prom: For those who have the “soul for getting down,” Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to attend in their best zombie costume for a chance to be crowned Prom King or Queen. This free event will feature a zombie make-up station, zombie target practice, arts and crafts, prom photos and of course dancing. 2 p.m. Oct. 28. The Zora Neale Hurston Branch, Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce.
Halloween Party: Party all day/night. $ 15 entry fee to the costume contest 8-11pm includes one free house wine/beer. Winner takes all, Barcardi and Southern Eagle Sponsors. Give a ways and Barcardi girls 9-11pm.11 a.m. Oct. 28. Bar Fusion Taphouse, 7950 South U.S.1, Port St. Lucie.
Halloween is a time of tricks, treats and, yes, dressing up your pet in a silly costume for your amusement. Buzz60
Haunted Brewery Party & Tours: Islamorada Beer Company has always been haunted by a deranged clown who roams the property at night. Responsible for dozens of unexplained disappearances some say he hides the bodies in the brewery drains other say in the woods next door. Noon-midnight Oct. 28 at 3200 St. Lucie Blvd., Fort Pierce. Costume contest! Kids zone from noon-6 p.m. with Hayrides & Non Scary Tour; Adult from 6-11 p.m. Scary Brewery Tour. Suggested donation of $ 5 per and 5 percent of sales go to the Busch Foundation. www.islamoradabeerco.com/
Fall Festival and Trunk and Treat: Bounce Houses, Dunk Tank, Hot Dogs, Snacks, Drinks, Prayer Tent, Candy. 3-6 p.m. Oct. 28. First Baptist Church of Fort Pierce, 4500 S. 25th Street, Fort Pierce.
Family Fall Festival Okeechobee County: Join us for this fun, free event for the whole family. Tons of candy! Lots of games! Costumes and contests! Prizes and more!! 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Christ Fellowship Okeechobee Campus, 701 S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee.
The Original Tiki Bar’s Annual Halloween Bash: The Original Tiki’s Annual Halloween Bash returns! $ 750 Cash is the Main Prize, Contest winners announced at Midnight. 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Original Tik, 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce.
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9th Palm City Fall Fest: Entertainment by our local schools, games and vendor and lots good food!!! Car show with parade at end of the event. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28. Citrus Grove Community Park, 2507 S.W. Citrus Blvd., Palm City. www.palmcitychamber.com/
Jeep or Treat Halloween Event: Awesome Jeeps decorated for Halloween giving out candy. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 28. Golf World 76, 6801 S Kanner Highway, Stuart. All Ages. treasurecoastjeepclub.org/events.html.
Conchy Joe’s 3rd Charity Costume Contest: Prizes will be $ 2,000 for the best overall costume, $ 1,000 for the sexiest costume and $ 500 for the funniest costume. Prizes will be donated to the charity of the winners choice. 9 p.m.-midnight Oct. 28. Conchy Joe’s, 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. 772-334-1130; www.conchyjoes.com
Family Fall Festival: Games, crafts, live animals and more. 4-8 p.m. Oct. 28. Savannas Preserve State Park, 2541 S.E. Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. $ 4/adult; $ 2/child. 772-398-2779; www.friendsofsavannas.org/.
Creepy Creatures Family Hike: 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 29. Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Reservation: 772-462-2526; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Family Fun Night: Music, food, games, bounce house and more. 4 p.m. Oct. 29. Grace Church, 10011 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. 772-337-9766; www.graceworldwide.org.
Pet’s Halloween Party: Costume contest, raffles, ice cream treats. 1-6 p.m. Oct. 29. Saint Lucie Lanes, 6759 S U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. www.facebook.com/saintlucielanes/