Fall Festivities & Halloween Happenings | Arts & Culture
Fall is in full swing and Halloween and Thanksgiving are both right around the corner. All across the First Coast Halloween haunting, trick or treat attractions, and harvest themed fall festivals are geared up for the festivities.
If you are looking for a way to get out and enjoy the fall weather and festivities there is something here for everyone. With so many Halloween Events and Fall Festivals happening across the First Coast this weekend and through the end of October, there are too many to keep up with and list. This is a run down of a few of the many events across the area.
There are plenty of events and fun activities for the whole family in many locations. From trick-or-treating, to kids events and petting zoos, haunted houses and spooky mazes, to traditional pumpkin patch and hay ride fun, there is plenty of fun fall activities for all to enjoy.
October Halloween Festivities For The Family to Enjoy
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday October 27th-Sunday October 31st
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville
This event features trick or treating, pirates, bouncy houses, pumpkins, candy, and of course animals.
$8.00 for Members / $10.00 for Non-Members
For more information call (904) 757-4463
Tommy’s Pumpkin Patch & Fun Zone
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday - Sunday
159 S. Hampton Club Way, St. Johns
This pumpkin patch and fun zone features a corn maze, slide, traditional pumpkin chunkin’, bouncy houses, hay rides and zoo animals.
$7.00 for All Day Pass - All Inclusive
For more information call (904) 377-7492 or (904) 687-4747
Cooper/Sykes Corn Maze
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday
Located on 207 between Hastings & Eats Palatka
(The farm is 10 miles west of St. Augustine on State Road 207)
This festival features a corn maze, along with hay rides, a real pumpkin patch in Elkton, children’s activities, farm animals and more.
$8 per person for ages 3 and older, under 2 free.
For more information about this event call 692-1370, 692-1084, or go to www.sycofarms.com.
Haunt Nights at Adventure Landing
Dark - 11:00 p.m. Saturday October 22nd
Dark - 10:00 p.m. Sunday October 23rd
Dark - 11:00 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday October 26th-27th
Dark- Midnight Friday-Saturday October 28th-29th
Dark- 10:00 p.m. Sunday-Monday October 30th-31st
1944 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
This spooky event features haunted houses with “Nightmares” and “Morbid Hotel” themes.
Combo tickets are $16.99
Tickets available online are $10.99 with promo code - hauntnights at adventurelanding.com
Night Terrors Haunted House
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sunday
11740 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville
This event features haunted houses with “ Madhouse”, "Alchemia”, and “Outbreak” themes.
$20.00 on Sunday and Thursday
$25.00 on Friday’s and Halloween
Fast Pass $30.00- $35.00
For more information go to nightterrorhauntedhouse.com
Dark of The Moon at The St. Augustine Lighthouse
7:30 p.m. Friday - Sunday
St. Augustine Lighthouse
$25.00 for Adults $20.00 for Children
Reservations Required. Please call (904) 829-0745
Night in The Old Jail
10:45 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday
St. Augustine’s Old Jail
$80.00 for Adults $35.00 for Children Under 12
For more information or reservations please call (904) 829-3800
Florida’s Haunted Trails
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday October 21st and 22nd
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday October 28th and 29th
Florida Agricultural Museum
Old Kings Road in Palm Coast
For more information call (386) 446-7630 or go to myagmuseum.com
Bird Island Park Pumpkin Stroll
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday October 22nd
Bird Island Park (behind the Ponte Vedra branch library)
101 Library Blvd., from A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach.
A pumpkin stroll for the young at heart.
The event is free. Go to www.birdislandpark.com or call 285-5698 for more information.
Horror Zone Haunted Attraction
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday October 21st - 22nd
And October 28th - 31st
Food Lion Plaza
2497 South U.S. 1 , St. Augustine
This event will benefit the St. Johns County Sheriffs’s Office Youth Services.
$8.00 for Adults $6.00 for Children under 12
For more information about this event please go to
Fort Menendez Fall Festival
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday October 22nd-23rd
Old Florida Museum
259 San Marco Ave.
Fort Menendez will host the annual fall festival. Admission to the festival is included with the cost of the museum ticket. Booths at the event will be run by our local schools with a variety of activities for all ages. All profits generated at the booths and a portion of museum admission sales will be given to the schools who participate.
For more information on this event call (904) 824-8874 or go to www.fortmenendez.com.
Our Lady Of Good Counsel Harvest Festival
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday October 23rd
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church
5950 State Road 16, St. Augustine
The Harvest Festival event will feature a pumpkin patch, a cash raffle, live entertainment, hay rides, children’s games, a General Store, food and games. Proceeds will benefit the church. Call 824-8688 or go to www.olgc-church.org for more information.
Project Autism Old Jail Trick-Or-Treat
10:00 a.m. - Noon Saturday October 22nd
Old Jail Museum
167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine
Get out the costumes and treat bags for a great opportunity to give your child practice for trick-or-treating before Halloween. Volunteers will be stationed throughout the grounds of The Old Jail Museum in St. Augustine, allowing children to have several opportunities to fill their goody bags and have a fun time! There will be tours of the Old Jail Museum, so bring the entire family! For more information or to reserve your seat on our ghoulish tour adventure email email@example.com or call (904) 829-3800
Halloween Costume Contest & Parade
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 22nd
Beaches Town Center
1st Street, Neptune Beach
This Halloween event features a costume contest, pumpkin decorating contests, a Halloween Parade at 11:00 a.m., crafts, trick or treating and games.
This event is FREE. For more information call (904) 249-2922 or go to beachestowncenter.com
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday October 22nd
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
214 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island, GA
Come out and go trick or treating with the turtles! This event features fishing and costume contests every hour, hayrides, and Halloween festivities.
For more information please call (912) 635-4444