Get your spooky on! Here are your best bets for this weekend's local events listed by date and time.
friday october 30:
1. Trunk 'R Treat - This family friendly party features bounce houses, decorated cars and free Blackbear Smokehouse barbecue. Free. 6-8pm. Gilbert Park.
2. Halloween Spooktacular Bash - For ages 12 and under. The party will have games and events inside and trick-or-treating outside. Donnelly Park Building, downtown. 6-8pm. 530 N. Donnelly St.
3. Un-Boo-lievable Family Fall Festival - This free downtown Tavares party features something for everyone including a classic car show, Trunk or Treat, dog costume contest, scary book reading, and Hotel Transylvania movie in the park at 7:30. Hot dogs, burgers, kettlecorn and more. Fun goes from 6-9pm at Wooton Park.
4. Haunted Renningers: The 'Street of Shops' turn scary at Renningers Antique Center. There will be food trucks, 10 scare actors, puppets and props. A maze walk starts in the memorial garden and ends in the antique street. It's for ages 10 and up because it may be more than a little spooky! . 7:30-11:30 pm. Admission $5.
SATURDAY, OCT. 31
5. "Art Creates Change" Halloween Bash - This free, daytime Halloween party hosted by Mount Dora Center will have candy, costumes and art activites. The community party is for kids 12 and under and last from 10am-noon at Cauley Lott Park, 1717 Highland Street, Mount Dora.
6. Fall-O-Ween - Wear a costume and enjoy a day in the corn maze at Long & Scott Farm's Maze Adventure. 10am-5pm. Wear a costume and get $1 off admission price. 26216 CR 448A, Mount Dora.
7. Eustis Fall Festival - This family event features, hay rides, bounce houses, food vendors, balloon artists, face painters, pony rides, and costume contests starting at 4pm. Ferrran Park, downtown Eustis, 1-6pm.
8. Trick or Treat Mount Dora - Kids in costumes can go trick-or-treating in over 20 participating downtown businesses from 6-8pm. Free.
9. Haunted Renningers: The 'Street of Shops' turn scary at Renningers Antique Center. There will be food trucks, 10 scare actors, puppets and props. A maze walk starts in the memorial garden and ends in the antique street. It's for ages 10 and up because it may be more than a little spooky! . 7:30-11:30 pm. Admission $5.
10. Mayhem in Mount Dora - A Halloween street party hosted by Pisces Rising and featuring food, drinks, live entertainment, palm reader, photo booth, plus a pumpkin carving and $500 grand prize costume contest. Free admission. Starts at 7pm, West 4th Avenue, downtown.
Okay, who could pick just 10? Here's a few more we bet you'll enjoy!
11. Lost Parrot's Halloween Party - This party for adults features door prizes, costume contest, tarot reader, live music, plus shot and drink specials. Contest sign-up is 10-10:30pm.
12. 1884 Restaurant & Bar Halloween Bash - DJ from 8pm to close. Drink specials and adult costume contest with prizes at 11pm.