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Looking for Halloween fun for the whole family including the youngest members? Here’s our list of the best spooky pumpkin festivals and trick or treating events for kids 10 and under.

Pumpkin Palooza

St. Petersburg Woman’s Club
40 Snell Isle Blvd NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

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Date: Saturday, Oct. 5  from 11 – 5 p.m.

This family fall festival includes pumpkin patch, kids games, crafts, inflatables, face painting, hair painting, food, arts and crafts vendors and live entertainment, drawings and a safety zone. Admission is free. Game tickets are 50 cents each.

Fall Festival & Tick-or-Treating

Hyde Park Village
Swann & Dakota Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606

Date: Saturday, Oct 12 From 5-10PM  | Trick-or-Treating  5-7PM

This Fall Street Festival will include trick-or-treating at participating retail shops in the Hyde Park Village shopping district, a Not-So-Haunted Hayride, Pumpkin Patch where you can find that perfect pumkin to crave. Bounce house, face painting, caricature artist and live entertainment. Children should come dressed in costume with a bag for trick-or-treating. FREE admission & parking.

Pint-Size Pumpkin Patch & Trick Or Treat Parade

For Age 6 and younger
Southwest Recreation Complex
13120 Vonn Road
Largo, FL 33774

Date: Monday, October 14 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Enjoy games, food and crafts during this fun filled Fall event! Enjoy a visit from scarecrow and come dressed in costume for a trick or treat parade. Cost: $5 early registration or $8 on the day of the event. Space is limited so register early and receive a discount. Call to register today! Southwest Recreation Complex 727-518-3125.

Halloween Spooktacular

Largo Central Park
101 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771  

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013 From Noon to 6 p.m.

Get ready to have spooky a fun at the City of Largo’s Halloween Spooktacular! This fun holiday event will include: Bounce houses, Ropes course, petting zoo and a FREE Trick or Treat Trail from noon to 4pm. Costumes encouraged. Line could be cut off earlier than 4 p.m., so be sure to get there earlier in the day. Admission: Wristbands: $5 in advance for Recreation Card holders and $6 without a Rec Card; $7 on the day of the event.

Halloween Happenings

Dunedin Community Center/Highlander Park
1920 Pinehurst Road
Dunedin,  Florida 34698
727-812-4530 |

Dates: Saturday,  Oct. 26  from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The state park gets spooky with Haunted hayride, “Boo in the Zoo,” carnival games, bounce houses, DJ music jams and costume contests. Admission: $5 parking, $5 for Hayride or Boo in the Zoo, $10 wristband for children’s games & activities.

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Little Monsters Promenade & Trick-Or-Treating

Centro Ybor
1600 East 8th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

Date: Sat, Oct 27 from 11AM – 2PM

Tampa’s Centro Ybor will be transformed into a pumpkin patch for children and families on Oct 27. Kiddies can pick from 300 pumpkins at this fenced patch, and then jazz up their find at the pumpkin decorating area/craft mask area. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. there will be trick-or-treating for the kids to participating merchants throughout Ybor City. Admission: FREE


Lowry Park Zoo
1101 W Sligh Ave.
Tampa, 33604

Dates: Oct. 4-5, 11-13, 18-20 & 24-27 | Hours: 7 – 11pm on FRI & SAT | 7 – 10pm on SUN & THU

Lowry Park’s ZooBoo is all about great family weekend fun in Tampa. ZooBoo is an annual family friendly Halloween event that thrills all ages. There are haunted houses and trails for older zoo-goers, boo houses and seasonal lights for little ones. Admission prices:  $18 adults (ages 12 & up) $14 children (ages 3 – 11). Zoo pass holders: $12.50 adults and $10 kids.

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The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr .
Tampa, FL 33602
813-273-4000  |

Date: October 27  From 4pm – 8pm

Guppyween is the only day the Florida Aquarium lets wild animals, ghosts and princesses roam the aquarium. Trick-or-treat tank-to-tank among over 20,000 sea creatures, making for the perfect family-friendly Halloween event. Entertainment and treats will be provided, so come dressed in your best costume. Admission: Kids in costume: $5 | Adults (12yrs and older): $15 |Children 2 and under get in free.

Halloween Spree

Glazer Children’s Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602
813-443-3861 |

Date: October 31, 4:30-8pm

This year’s Halloween Spree has safe trick-or-treating inside the Children’s Museum. Here’s a list of some of the things planned: Wiggle, wobble and work it to the music of DJ Jake Dela Cruz. Trick or treat stations featuring games, prizes and candy on level 1 & 2. Costume contests and parades at 5:00pm & 7:30pm. Meet Sid the Science Kid. Vote for your favorite pumpkin carving presented by Museum staff. Make a monster in Art Lab.

Non-Member Admission: $5 Admission OR $15 Admission & VIP Pass | Basic Member Rates: $5 Admission OR $10 Admission & VIP Pass. The VIP Pass (Very Important Poltergeist) includes a private dinner and entertainment on Level 3 of the Museum.

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