Trick or treating 2010: Halloween topics + Trick or Treating starting times

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Tampa Bay, FL - Trick or treating 2010 in Tampa Bay will take place on Sunday, October 31, 2010. There are no official start or end times but the rule of thumb is people start handing out candy just before dusk. Since it is a Sunday evening, neighbors would appreciate the door bell to stop ringing by 9:00pm. If you are looking to trick or treat early check out local malls. Westfield Citrus Park and Brandon will have store trick or treating from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Westfield Countryside and Sarasota will have their trick or treating on Halloween from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg is also welcoming trick or treaters from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

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Here are some other activities taking place this weekend. 

Zoo Boo, Lowry Park Zoo

September 24-25, 2010 - "Shriek Peek" Opening Weekend
October 1-2, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 and 28-31, 2010
$17 for Adults, (12yrs+) - $14 for Children (3yrs-11yrs) - 2 and under, FREE!
Visit the website to view discounts and additional information.

21st Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair

Saturday and Sunday, October 30 & 31, 2010
10am - 5pm
FREE Admission, find details online 

Yo Gabba Gabba - LIVE!

St. Pete Times Fourm
October 30, 2010: 2:00 and 5:00pm
Get fill details and enter to win tickets now on 

Asylum & Other Zombie Encounters

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater
October 22-23, 29-30, 2010: 7:30pm

Pumpkin Patch, Hyde Park

October 16 - 31, 2010
Pumpkin Patch Hours: Monday - Wednesday: 5 pm - 8 pm Thursday & Friday: 12 pm - 8 pm Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay presents the Annual Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch! Come to Hyde Park Village to pick out that perfect pumpkin! All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
For more information, call the Humane Society of Tampa Bay at 813.876.4150 or visit

Westfield Brandon Spooktacular

Saturday, October 30


Costume contest, arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and prizes!

Click here for more information, registration for costume contest required before event

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival - MOMSLIKEME.COM Favorite

Join a discussion about the event with other moms.

Bradenton, East Manatee County
October 16 - 18, 23 - 25 & 30, 31, 2010: 9am - 5pm
Admission: $7.00 for Adults, Children 12 and under FREE! Parking is $4.00
Pumpkins, hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo and more.  Click this link for all info:

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Patch, Sarasota

October 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24, 30 & 31

Crafters, Pony rides, Free hayrides, Festival food, 4-H fund raiser booths, 4-H cloggers, Live music, Moon bounce, Train ride, Playground, Face painters, Hay play area, Pumpkin painting, Rip Curl 40' Slip N Slide

Free admission and parking!

Sweetfield Farms, Masaryktown,


Dates: 10/09 - 10/10, 10/16 - 10/17, 10/23-10/24, 10/30-10/31, 11/6-11/7

Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay rides, corn launcher, hay playground, picnic area, rubber duck race

Flash Light Nights Nov. 22nd, 29th and 30th 7 PM TO 10 PM


Seal Swim School Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival

19509 North Dale Mabry Higway

October 1 -31 is the Pumpkin Patch

Family Fun Festival

October 8, 15, 22, 29 4:30-8:30pm

Haunted house, face & pumpkin painting Bounce house, wear a costume, get a treat

Click here for flyer and for a chance to win $50 gift certificate


MOSI, Tampa
Thursday - Saturday, October 28 - 30, 2010
This 5th Annual event is kid friendly and filled with fun fright zones inspired by Hollywood classics, including children's activities, trick or treat stations and fun science demonstrations.
Each night of Hall-O-Boo there were will be Jack and The Beanstalk shows, by Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre: shows at 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.; Marionettes, big and small, perform in this classic adventure tale where everyone lives happily ever after. See the show and make a puppet to take home! Workshop from 7:15-7:45 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for MOSI Members (advance purchase) $12 day of event, $12 for Non-member tickets (advance purchase) $15 day of event. Val-U-Boo package Buy three Hall-O-Boo tickets, get one free - see site for details.

2nd Annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival

Friday - Sunday, October 29-31, 2010
12pm - 10pm
Sarasota County Fairgrounds
Admission is $5.00 for Adults, kids 10 and under FREE: All proceeds to benefit All Children's Hospital

Halloween Happening, Dunedin

Saturday, October 30, 2010
5:30pm - 9:30pm, Highlander Park
Parks and Recreation Department, 727-812-4530

Guavaween Family Fun Fest (10am-3pm) / Night of Costume Revelry (3pm-3am)

Saturday October 30, 2010: 10am - 3:30pm
Children's Costume Parade/Contest, Safe Trick-or-Treat throughout Ybor City, Live Entertainment and Performances, Hands-on Activities, Pumpkin Giveaway/Decorating, Spooky Story Time, Appearances by Bay Area Sports Mascots, Safety Education Exhibits and Demos by Tampa Bay's Best Area Attractions - so much more!
FREE from 10am until 3pm (Family Fun Fest), $17 beginning at 3pm until 3am (Night of Costume Revelry)  (Guavaween - Family Fun Fest Website/Link) (Guavaween - Night of Costume Revelry Website/Link)

Glazer Children's Museum Halloween Spree
Sunday, October 31
Free for kids
$8 for adult members, $12 for adult non-members
Bob for apples, spooky stories, halloween games, costume parade, candy and non-candy treats
Costume Guidelines
For the safety and comfort of all of our guests, please adhere to the following:
1) Children may wear costumes with masks during the Halloween parade, to be held on the second floor of the museum. Otherwise, for their well-being, please have your child remove their mask while in the museum.
2) Adults will not be permitted with masks. Face makeup is encouraged.
3) Please ensure that ALL costumes, for adults and children alike, are family appropriate. Please refrain from gory, scary or sultry in any way.


Busch Gardens Hallowscream, Tampa
Septmeber 24 & 25, 2010 7:30pm -1:00am Freaky Preview
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from September 30, 2010 - October 31, 2010
7:30pm - 1am on Thursdays
7:30pm - 2am on Fridays & Saturdays
Halloween Night: 7:30pm - 1am
Price $19.95 - $79.95 depending on day, pass and advance purchase. See site for details

Halloween Horror Night Universal Studios, Orlando

September 24, 25 and 30, 2010. October 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 20-24, 27-31, 2010
*NOT FOR KIDS 13 and younger
Prices start at $39.99 and up - see site for details

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween, Orlando

Disney World, Magic Kingdom
September - November, 2010.  See site for exact dates as it does not run every night.
7pm - 12am
Prices start at $54 for children

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