Halloween is everyone’s favorite holiday (you’re never too old for candy and spooky movies), but some activities can be a bit overstimulating or inappropriate for little kiddos. Here are some fun Halloween-themed activities this Fall that even the youngest in your family can enjoy!

U Pick Pumpkin Patch | Through Oct. 29th

One of the only places in Florida where you can cut your own pumpkin right off the vine! Pre-cut jack o lanterns and ornamental gourds are also available. In addition to pumpkin-hunting, visitors of all ages can enjoy a hay and corn maze, hay rides, sunflower-picking, and bluegrass bands on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Roger’s Farm Fall Festival | Oct. 1st – 30th

With a 12-acre corn maze full of ghouls and a themed Halloween walking trail, this festival provides hours of spooky yet family-friendly fun for all ages. Other attractions include a petting zoo, giant slides, swings, a corn cannon, duck races, and more!
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Halloween Story Time Art at Picasso’s Palette | Oct. 2nd – 30th

Every Monday this month, Picasso’s Palette is hosting Halloween-themed story time where kids can paint a hand print tile or figurine that accompanies the story. Each child receives a free cupcake during story time.
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Halloween Story Time at Barnes and Noble | Oct. 28th

On Saturday at 11 AM, Barnes and Noble will be hosting a special Halloween-themed story time your kids will love. Featuring stories by best-selling authors R.L. Stine, Marc Brown, Aaron Reynolds, and Peter Brown, this event has the perfect amount of spooky fun for your little ones.


The Lost Railroad at Kirby’s Farm | Through October 28th

Come and experience the spooky story of the lost railroad! Legend has it that long ago an old carnival train derailed near the town of Williston during a storm, and was never seen again…until now. Guests at Kirby’s Farm can experience an impressive array of interactive attractions, such as a spooky train ride, a haunted house, a hiking trail full of lurking clowns, and a monster search bus tour.
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Spooky Silver Springs | Oct. 27th

Silver Springs is hosting a trick-or-treat event especially for kids ages 4-10 with candy stations, Halloween-themed crafts and bingo, spooky story time, photo ops, and more! Come out for a fun, safe trick-or-treating experience for the whole family.
Visit the Silver Springs website for more info.


After Dark In the Park: Beetlejuice | Oct. 28th

Bring the whole family to enjoy a special outdoor showing of Halloween classic Beetlejuice in Tuscawilla Park! The movie is free, and concessions are available. Don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets!
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Mall-O-Ween at the Paddock Mall | Oct. 31st

Put on your favorite costume and enjoy a safe, fun, trick-or-treating event at Ocala’s Paddock Mall. Expect giveaways, face painting, refreshments, and of course, tons and tons of candy!
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Looking to fill your calendar after Halloween? Click here to see upcoming events for the month of November.
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