Searching for fun, local Halloween activities for the kids? Grab your calendar, here’s the list for little kids and big kids alike.
OCT. 16 “Not-So-Scary Stories” The Florida Storytelling Association will be sharing stories with children that will tickle and thrill. Where: W.T. Bland Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora Time: 2 p.m.
OCT. 21 Pumpkin Decorating Contest Visit the library’s pumpkin patch and pick out a pumpkin to decorate inside. For ages 12 and under. Cost is $3. Where: W.T. Bland Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
OCT. 20 - 21, and 27 - 28 Mount Dora Ghost Walk This guided walking tour is perfect for older kids and is offered on four nights during the month of October. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Where: Starts at Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora Time: 7 p.m.
OCT. 25 Halloween Spooktacular For kids 12 and under, this event features candy, bounce houses, games and inside activities. Hosted by the City of Mount Dora. Where: Donnelly Park Building, 530 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
OCT. 26 Toddler Costume Contest Bring your little ones in costume to the annual Halloween parade and party at the Library. Where: W. T. Bland Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora Time: 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 27 Boo! Fest Free festival for the whole family with costume contest for kids, hayrides, DJ, carnival games, spooky storytelling and more. Hosted by the City of Tavares. Where: Downtown Tavares Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
OCT. 27 Trunk-Or-Treat, Mount Dora Bring the kids for a fun and safe alternative to trick-or-treating at the annual free event hosted by Camp Cross. Due to young children, no scary costumes are advised. Where: Gilbert Park, 310 S. Tremain St., Mount Dora Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
OCT. 28 Eustis Fall Fest This free family event will have bounce houses, pony rides, games, pumpkin painting, food vendors, face painting and a costume contest at 4:30. Where: Ferran Park, downtown Eustis Time: 3 - 7 p.m.
OCT. 29 Trunk-Or-Treat, Eustis Kids in costume can enjoy a free, safe alternative to trick-or-treating. Contest for best-decorated car and bounce house. Trunks needed. Where: Faith Lutheran School, 2727 Grove Street, Eustis Time: 3 - 4 p.m.