Boo! Festival, Oct. 25 This annual one-night event features family fun with live music, carnival games, trunk-or-treat, hayride, giant inflatables, food vendors, a lumitron stilt-walker and more. Free admission. Time: 6-9 p.m. Location: Wooton Park, downtown Tavares Night in the Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 25 Everyone is encouraged to wear costumes for a night of pumpkins, bounce houses, live music and an outdoor movie. Food trucks will have food available for purchase. Time: 5-8:30 p.m. Location: Trinity Church, Eustis
Seaplane Fly-in, Oct. 26 Part airshow above Lake Dora and part kids’ party in the park, this family event features seaplane flying contests and a fun “Pumpkin Bomb Drop.” Kids are welcome to paint the pumpkins before the bomb drop. Free admission. Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Wooton Park, downtown Tavares waterfront St. Patrick’s Trunk-or-Treat, Oct. 26 Kids can dress in fun (not scary) costumes and then visit the festive trunks for treats. The event also features a pumpkin carving contest, music, a hayride, plus hot dogs and other snacks. Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Mount Dora HarvestFest 2019, Oct. 26 This event is held on the grounds of the Skip Haymans Recreation Park at the church. There will be a Trunk-or-Treat Trail, plus inflatables, live music, face painting, balloon artists and carnival games. Food Trucks will have food and beverages available for purchase. Time: 5-7 p.m. Location: Lifepointe Church, 3551 E. Orange Avenue, Eustis
Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat, Oct. 27 Kids can enjoy an evening of fun and games, plus a costume contest, bounce houses, popcorn, cotton candy and more. Time: 5-7 p.m. Location: Lake Eustis Christian Church, 315 E. Orange Avenue
City of Mount Dora Spooktacular Party, Oct. 30 Right in the center of downtown Mount Dora, families can enjoy games, face-painting, bounce houses, and a D.J. The first 500 kids under 12 get a bag of candy. Food trucks will have food and drinks available for purchase. Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Donnelly Park, corner of 5th Avenue and Donnelly Street, downtown
Toddler & Preschool Costume Contest, Oct. 31 The annual contest and parade through the library’s butterfly garden also features free treats and books for youngsters. Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: W.T. Bland Library, Mount Dora Downtown Mount Dora Trick-or-Treat, Oct. 31 Parents and youngsters can have a safe night of trick-or-treating at participating stores in downtown Mount Dora. Time: 6 p.m. Locations: Participating stores downtown will be marked with signage Neighborhood Trick-or-Treating, Oct. 31 The area has various good and safe neighborhoods for trick-or-treating. Go with friends that live in well-lit and kid-friendly neighborhoods.
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