Pumpkin Festival at Fruitville Grove
Every Weekend throughout October 2017:
7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21th & 22th, 28th & 29th
Festival Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A fall festival complete with plenty of pumpkins, a petting zoo, playground, live music and decorated photo spot. Admission is free for the aforementioned activities; additional crafts, games and activities are available for a nominal fee. Click here for details.
Pumpkin Festival at Hunsader Farms
2017 Dates: October 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Everyday of the Pumpkin Festival consists of: Craft Show • Live Music • 14 Live Shows • Pumpkins • Charity Pumpkin Games • Pioneer Trades Village • Hayrides • Pony Rides • Chainsaw Sculptor • Corn Maze $2 • Scarecrow Displays • Homemade Ice Cream • Farm Roasted Sweet Corn • Food Galore • Pumpkin Pie • Rock Climbing Wall • Power Jump • Petting Zoo • Barnyard Playground • Face Painting • Children’s Train Ride $2 • Big Train Ride $3• Juggler • Fresh Produce •Butterfly Experience • Frog Jumping Championship • Zip Line
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Night of Fish, Fun & Fright at Mote Aquarium
Friday, October 20, 2017
Buoys and ghouls of all ages are invited to dress up in costume for a Night of Fish, Fun & Fright! Unearth shark teeth in “Coffin Creek,” enjoy deep sea delights in the “Diner of the Dead” and take part in Mad Science experiments and activities. Don’t miss our signature underwater pumpkin carving in our spooktacular shark habitats! Enjoy entertainment from students at EveryOneRocks and performances from Mad Science! Admission is $12 for members at door and $14 for non-members at door. Click here for details.
Spooktacular at Selby Gardens
Sunday, October 29, 2017
10:00 am – Noon
Spooktacular is a playful, family-friendly event. Daytime activities will include traditional, wholesome Halloween happenings like trick or treating and pumpkin decorating, fun and educational activities like seed planting, as well as more frightening (but not too scary) options for older children like a mad scientist experiment center. Children are encouraged to bring their own trick-or-treat bags to collect their goodies. Come in costume! Grilled foods will be available for purchase from the Michael’s On East grill. The Selby House Cafe will also be open with its full menu. B’s Cool Treat’s will have their ice cream cart on -site with a wide assortment of frozen treats. A trolley will be available 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. from Sarasota Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way ). Access to the event is free with admission to Selby Gardens. Click here for details.