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Boo at the Zoo: trick-or-treating, arts and crafts and kids' activities among the nocturnal animals. 5:30-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Brevard Zoo, 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, $8-$14, 321-254-9453, brevardzoo.org.
Carnival of Screams: a traditional Haunted House, costume contests, carnival games, children's activities, food, music, and more. 6-10 p.m. today, 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Riverside Park Complex, 1600 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo, $9, 407-971-5575, cityofoviedo.net/node/1465.
CoralCon 2014 - Presents Frights and Frags: The Second Coming: Halloween-themed, aquarium expo includes mermaids, touch tanks for kids, scary haunted house effects and a kids zone with face painting and other festivities. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, $10, 561-306-6118, ReefExpo.com.
Face the Fear 2014: Viral: haunted house based on the theme of a viral outbreak. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays (opens today, through Nov. 1), Longwood Elementary School, 840 Orange Ave., Longwood, $10 adults, $5 children, 407-324-0203, facethefearhouse.com.
2nd Annual Trunk-Or-Treat Food Truck Night: trick-or-treating, games, and a variety of food trucks. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31, All Saints Lutheran Church, 12601 Balcombe Road , Orlando, free, 407-859-9468, allsaintsorlando.org.
Boo Bash: costume contests and Halloween-inspired dishes all day. 11 a.m. Oct. 31, RA Sushi, 9101 International Drive #1008, Orlando, free, 407-454-5600, rasushi.com/orlando.
Carlos Mencia's Halloween Extravaganza: 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Orlando Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theatre, 9101 International Drive, Orlando, $25.
Costume Contest: drink specials and a rock performance by Neon Dream. 9 p.m. Oct. 31, Lazy Gator Bar, 2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road, Oviedo, free, 407-365-1244, theblackhammock.com/LazyGatorBar.
Costumes for a Cause: Haunted Hotel: costume party to raise money for the New Image Youth Center. 9 p.m. Oct. 31, Aloft Orlando Downtown, 500 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, 407-380-3500, guyswithties.org.
Eustis Halloween: includes spooky-themed entertainment throughout downtown. 6 p.m. Oct. 31, City of Eustis, Ferran Park Dr., Eustis, free, 352-357-7969, eustis.org.
Bar-Boo-Cue fundraiser: 4 Rivers Smokehouse BBQ, costumes and games. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1, Lake Monroe Park, 975 U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary, $15 for adults, $5 for children, 386-774-1553.
Fall festival: There will be international food booths, live music and entertainment, rides, and games. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 24, 3-10 p.m. Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 26, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 834 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, free, 407-886-4602, stfrancisapopka.org.
Fall Fun Nights: hay rides to see nocturnal animals, "Creepy Crawly Barn" and a hay maze. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays (starts Oct. 17, through Oct. 25), Uncle Donald's Farm, 2713 Griffin Avenue, Lady Lake, $9.75, uncledonaldsfarm.com.
Fright Night Haunted House: The Kissimmee Parks and Recreation Department's annual event is geared toward teenagers and adults. Due to the scary elements of this haunted house, it is not intended for young children. 8-11 p.m. Oct. 24-25, Berlinsky Community House, 300 E. Monument Ave., Kissimmee, $5 per person and children must be accompanied by an adult, 407-518-2561, kissimmee.org/index.aspx?page=66.
Geneva Cemetery tour: The Geneva Historical Society will lead its fifth lantern-guided tour through the Geneva Cemetery. Meet past residents of Geneva and hear their stories told by costumed speakers. . Bring a flashlight. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Geneva Cemetery, 240 1st St., Geneva, free, but a small donation to GHS is appreciated, 407-349-5697.
Ghost Walk: local storytellers lead walkers on a trail of haunted history. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Lake Mary Historical Museum, 158 N. Country Club Road, Lake Mary, $6.
Great Pumpkin Limited: family-friendly Halloween train ride to Farmer Brown's Pumpkin Patch. 5:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays (starts Oct. 18, through Oct. 26), Orange Blossom Cannonball, 150 W. 3rd Ave., Mount Dora, $25 adults, $20 children, 352-742-7200, orangeblossomcannonball.com.
Halloween at Cranes Roost Park: includes trick-or-treating, costume contests and live entertainment. 5 p.m. Oct. 31, Cranes Roost Park, 275 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs, free, 407-571-8863, altamonte.org/index.aspx?NID=367.
Halloween Boo N Brew: The annualÂ Halloween event will include trick-or-treating for ages 12 and under at participating stores. 5 p.m. Oct. 31, Waterford Lakes Town Center, 413 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando, (12 and under), 407-737-7283, simon.com/mall/waterford-lakes-town-center.
Halloween Extravaganza: Tour sites in the museum said to be the homes of spirits. The program is appropriate for children ages 8 or older. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd., Sanford, $3 for adults, $1 for children and students, 407-665-2489, seminolecountyfl.gov/parksrec/museum/index.aspx.
Halloween Howl: Children are invited to trick-or-treat on Mills Lawn, tour haunted houses created by student organizations, play carnival games, participate in arts and crafts activities and a costume contest. Visitor parking is available in the SunTrust Plaza Parking Garage. 2-5 p.m. Oct. 25, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, free, 407-691-1250, rollins.edu/Halloween.
Halloween in the Park: There will be trick-or-treat booths from area businesses from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Other activities include family-friendly games and a costume contest with prizes. Costume contest will be categorized by age group. At 7:30 p.m., Disney's "Haunted Mansion" will be shown on the big screen in the park. 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 31, Kit Land Nelson Park, 10 N. Forest Ave., Apopka, free, 407-703-1784.
Halloween in the Village: spooky stories, a haunted house, a ghost tour and more. 4 p.m. Oct. 31, Cocoa Village, 100 Harrison Street, Cocoa, $5 activity band, 321-639-3500, cocoafl.org/halloween.
Halloween Lock In: performances, scary movies, and more. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Maitland Academy of Performing Arts, 801 Orienta Avenue, Altamonte Springs, $49, 407-370-4909, maitlandacademy.org.
Halloween Parade and Costume Contest: an opportunity for children from different age groups to show off their spooky and imaginative costumes. 4 p.m. Oct. 31, New Smyrna Beach Waterfront Loop, Canal Street & North Orange Street, New Smyrna Beach, free, 386-424-2265, nsbwaterfrontloop.com.
Halloween Poetry Slam: poets are invited to wear costumes to this cash-prize reading competition. 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Cinematique Theater of Daytona Beach, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach, free, 386-252-3118.
Halloween Safe Night: There will be a costume contest, games, prizes and treats for the first 100 children, who must be accompanied by an adult. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30, American Legion Post 286, 529 Fairlane Ave., Orlando, free, 407-859-1460.
Halloween Torture Show: SAK players are subjected to a variety of tortures while trying to improv. 9:30 p.m. Oct. 31, SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, $12, 407-648-0001, sakcomedylab.com.
Halloweenfest: includes live entertainment, family activities and vendors. 6 p.m. Oct. 31, Downtown Winter Garden, Plant Street, Orlando, free, 407-656-4111, cwgdn.com/special_events/event-detail/halloweenfest.
Haunted Hike: A Halloween-themed hike. 5 p.m. Saturday, Gateway Park, 860 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary, $5, 386-668-5553, gatewaycenterforthearts.org.
Haunted House: Haunted House tours at DeLand's oldest home, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 31, The Stockton-Lindquist House, 244 E. Beresford Ave., DeLand, free, 386-626-4439, stockton-lindquist-house.webs.com.
House of Horrors Experience: walk-through exhibit featuring recreations of iconic horror movies. 11 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday, 5 p.m. Tuesday, 5 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. Oct. 31, 11 a.m. Nov. 1, 11 a.m. Nov. 2, Downtown Mount Dora, 163 W. 5th Ave., Mount Dora, $5, mountdoralibrary.com.
Howl-o-ween: A dog walk and canine costume contest to benefit Franklin's Friends, a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote animal welfare and support animal charities in Central Florida. There will be music, food, vendors and family activities. Prizes will be awarded for top individual and team fundraisers as well as for costume contest winners. 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 25, Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry, registration is $10 or free if you raise $50 in pledges, 260-693-7387, franklinsfriends.info.
Jack in the Park: There will be food, desserts and beverages from nearly 20 Central Florida restaurants, musical entertainment, raffles, auctions and a blackjack tournament. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Florida. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 25, Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park, $100, 352-727-5097, specialolympicsflorida.org/JACK.
Kidgits Halloween: kids crafts and activities and the characters from "Monsters University.". 5 p.m. Saturday, Florida Mall, 8001 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, free, 407-851-7234, simon.com/mall/the-florida-mall.
Lantern Ghost Tours: Sponsored by The Heritage Preservation Trust of Volusia County. Volunteers in period costumes will escort visitors through the house, sharing historical and ghostly tales of the area. Tours run continuously. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 30-31, Lilian Place Historic House, 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach, $10, 386-212-3249, heritagepreservationtrust.org.
Longwood Halloween Event: There will be a costume contest, candy for children, bounce houses, games and food vendors. 3-5:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Reiter Park, 311 W. Warren Ave., Longwood, free, 407-260-3484, longwoodfl.org/content/104/157/195/293/1587.aspx.
Mayhem in Mount Dora: house of horrors, costume contest and a Black Sabbath tribute. 4 p.m. Oct. 31, Downtown Mount Dora Area, 4th Ave., Mount Dora, free, 352-383-1958, mountdoralibrary.com/mayhem.
Midnight Movies: Aliens. midnight Saturday, Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, $10, enzian.org.
Mostly Green Halloween: hands-on experiments and activities around strange plants and animal behaviors. 10 a.m. Saturday, Gillespie Museum at Stetson University, 234 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand, free, 386-822-7330, stetson.edu/other/gillespie-museum.
Mr. Richard & the Pound Hounds Halloween Concert: scary song sing-along. 1 p.m. Saturday, Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando, $5.
Oak Street Spooktacular: There will be games, candy and a costume contest. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 30, Oak Street Park Community Center, 717 N. Palm Ave., Kissimmee, $3 per person, 407-518-2503.
Oakdale Cemetery Walking Tour: The West Volusia Historical Society's 16th Oakdale Cemetery historic walking tour will have "Spirits from the Past" rise from the dead to tell tales of the community's history. Tours will leave every 15 minutes and are limited to small groups. The event is not recommended for children 11 or younger. Reservations are recommended. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24-25, Conrad Historical Research Center, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand, $10, 386-740-6813, visitwestvolusia.com/whattodo.cfm/mode/details/id/11187/conrad-historical-research-center.
October Book Fright: five local authors share some of their scariest fiction. 7 p.m. Monday, Bookmark It at East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive #201, Orlando, free, bookmarkitorlando.com.
Orlando Haunted Yard: haunted attraction in a maze. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Orlando Haunted Yard, 3209 Calloway Drive, Orlando, call for prices, 407-456-9999.
Outbreak on the Farm: featuring two haunted paths. 7-11:30 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 1, Good Neighbors Farmers Market, 1101 Lloyds Lane, Winter Springs, $10, nightmarego.ticketleap.com/outbreak-on-the-farm.
Partin Ranch Corn Maze: hay rides, kids' activities and two labyrinths to navigate. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays (through Nov. 2), Partin Ranch, 5601 North Canoe Creek Road, Kenansville, $11 adults, $5 for children ages 5-10, free for younger children, partinranchcornmaze.com.
Poe Reading: reader shares works from and trivia about the American master. 2 p.m. Oct. 31, Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach, free.
Pumpkin Palooza: There will be a costume contest, music, candy and refreshments. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 29, Mark Durbin Community Park at Lakeside, 2253 Lakeside Drive, Kissimmee, $3 per person, 407-518-2503.
Pumpkin School: The event will include pumpkin crafts, games and activities. Registration deadline is Oct. 20. Learn about the Seminole Pumpkin from Florida Master Gardeners, take part in a scavenger hunt through the past and experience history through educational exhibits. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25, UCF Public History Center, 301 W. 7th St., Sanford, $25 for adults, $15 for children ages three or older, 407-936-1679, publichistorycenter.cah.ucf.edu.
Pumpkins and Munchkins: Activities will include games, bounce houses, a costume contest, Trick-or-Treat Trail and safe Halloween fun. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Shady Park, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, free, 407-599-3275, cityofwinterpark.org.
R Dark & Twisted Past: families can enjoy five unique scary rooms and a pitch-black maze full of frights. 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays (opens Oct. 17, through Oct. 31), Orange City Sorosis Club, 222 E. University Ave., Orange City, $7 adults, $5 kids (under 10), 386-775-6814, sorosiscluboforangecity.blogspot.com.
Rocky Horror Halloween Extravaganza: screening of the cult classic, plus live musical performances, dancers and a costume contest. 10 p.m. Friday, 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 p.m. Oct. 31, Universal Cineplex 20, 6000 Universal Boulevard #740, Orlando, $11 adults, $10 seniors, $8 children, 407-354-3374, richweirdoes.com.
Rocky Horror Picture Show: screening of the cult classic. 9 p.m. Oct. 31, 11:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand, $12-$17, athensdeland.com.
Samhain Celebration: party focused on the Celtic origins of the holiday. 3 p.m. Nov. 1, Fiddler's Green Irish Pub & Eatery, 544 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, free, 407-645-2050, fiddlersgreenorlando.com.
Spook-tacular Dance: costume party featuring food, drinks and DJ Kirby. 7:15 p.m. Oct. 31, The Crystal Ballroom, 1271 State Road 436, Suite 127, Casselberry, $13, 407-681-2710, crystalballroomorlando.com.
Spooktacular: Sponsored by the City of Deltona. On Oct. 24, teens and adults can tour the Haunted Trail, Haunted Pirate Ship, and Haunted Hayride. On Oct. 25, in addition to the haunted venues, there will be games and the "Freaky Food" contest for youngsters, and a pie-eating contest. There will be a costume contest at 6:30 p.m. divided into five categories. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 24-25, Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd., Deltona, free, 386-878-8900, deltonafl.gov/pages/deltonafl_depts/deltonafl_parks/parks/BosterSports.
Spooktacular: includes a costume parade, trick-or-treating and a haunted house. 5 p.m. Saturday, Avalon Park, 13001 Founder's Square Drive, Orlando, free, 407-737-6510, avalonpark.com.
Spooktoberfest Halloween Costume Contest and Parade: There will be trick-or-treating, a DJ Ghost and Ghoul Dance Party, costume contest for kids ages 1-14, a costume parade and live entertainment. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 25, Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry, free, 407-262-7700, casselberry.org/index.aspx?NID=305.
Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend: The Halloween festival will include a zombie walk, celebrity guests, including Tobin Bell from "Saw," Dee Wallace from "E.T.," Michael Rooker from "The Walking Dead," Ken Page, the voice of Oogie Boogie from "Nightmare Before Christmas" and rocker Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, artists, authors and panelists. 5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday, DoubleTree by Hilton, 5780 Major Blvd., Orlando, $30-$65 adults, free for ages 10 and under, 954-258-7852, spookyempire.com.
Spooky Hollow Trick-or-Treat: costume contests, carnival games and treats from local merchants. 6 p.m. Oct. 31, Downtown Sanford, First St., Sanford, free, 407-688-5120.
Spooky Skate: Ice skating, spooky music, a costume contest, candy and games. 2 p.m. Saturday, RDV Sportsplex, 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., Orlando, $10.65, 407-916-2666, rdvsportsplex.com.
The Asylum Haunted House: Brevard's largest indoor haunted house has a theme of "Taken". 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (opens Oct. 16, through Nov. 1), Merritt Square Mall, 777 East Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island, $6-$15, theasylumhaunt.com.
The Monster Splash Seaplane Fly-In: seaplanes perform a number of Halloween-themed competitions. 9 a.m. Saturday, Wooton Park, 100 E. Ruby St., Tavares, free.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 7 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Oct. 31, The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive, Orlando, $20-$35.
The Shallow Grave: haunted attraction tells the tale of the undead Van Buren family. 7-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays (through Nov. 1), The Shallow Grave, 701 42nd Street Northwest, Winter Haven, $15-$40, theshallowgrave.com.
Trail of Terror: Presented by St. Cloud Parks and Recreation. This event may be too scary for younger children. Parental discretion is strongly advised. 8-11 p.m. Oct. 24-25, Peghorn Nature Park, 2101 Peghorn Way, St. Cloud, $5, 407-957-7243, fl-stcloud2.civicplus.com/index.aspx?SID=439.
Trick-or-Treat: kids in costumes can pick up treats throughout the mall. 6 p.m. Oct. 31, Seminole Towne Center Mall, 200 Towne Center Circle, Sanford, free.
Trick-Or-Treat: kids in costume get sweets. 4 p.m. Oct. 31, Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, free, 407-896-1132, orlandofashionsquare.com.
Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone: candy for kids in costumes. 1 p.m. Sunday, Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, free, 407-836-7010, thehistorycenter.org.
Trot or Treat: horse-themed events including pony rides, costume contests, riding shows and more. noon Saturday, DreamCatcher Horse Ranch, 10639 Toad Road, Clermont, free, 407-702-8332, dreamcatcherhorses.com.
Tunnel of Terror: children's haunted house with costume contest. 6 p.m. Saturday, DeLand Elks Lodge, 150 S. Clara Ave., DeLand, free, 386-738-1463, elks.org.
Walk the Haunted Trail: A not too scary event intended for younger goblins. Children age 14 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring a flashlight and bug spray. Costumes encouraged. Sponsored by The Friends of DeLeon Springs State Park Inc. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 25, DeLeon Springs State Park, 601 Ponce DeLeon Blvd., DeLeon Springs, $3 per person, free for ages 5 or younger, 386-985-4212, floridastateparks.org/deleonsprings.
Wednesday Fright Pitcher Show: a different spooky movie screened outside every week. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, free, enzian.org.
Wizards & Witches Ball: Halloween-themed gala with a costume contest. 7 p.m. Friday, Seminole Harley-Davidson, 620 Hickman Circle, Sanford, $25, orlandowcr.com.
Zombie Fest: screening of entries from the amateur 72-hour film competition. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Cinematique Theater of Daytona Beach, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach, free.
ZOO Boo Bash: The Halloween event will include an animal-themed, non-animal themed and a groupÂ costume contest at 1 p.m., trick-or-treating, face painting and a hay ride. 9 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. Sunday, Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3755 N.W. U.S. Highway 17-92, Sanford, $14.95 adults, $12.95 seniors 60 and older, $10.95 ages 3-12, free ages 2 and under, 407-323-4450, centralfloridazoo.org.