Halloween Haunts in St Johns County

CORN MAZE & MORE
Oct. 6-Nov. 4: Nine acres of a local farm becomes Sykes & Cooper Corn Maze each year — with live music, the maze, games such as a corn cannon, live animals and more at 5995 Brough Road in Elkton, just off State Road 207. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $13 for ages 3 to 64; $11 for seniors and military with ID; and free for ages 2 and younger. Admission is CASH ONLY. Theme days are included, with Homeschool Day set for Oct. 5. Live music will be offered from 7 to 10 p.m. on certain Saturday nights. Go to www.sycofarms.com for more details.

SPOOKY HAUNTED BARN & NOT-SO-SCARY FUN AT RYPE & READI
Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-28: Rype & Readi Downtown Farm Market, 115 La Quinta Place, in downtown St. Augustine, will host a Haunted Barn and Not-So-Scary Nights on separate dates from October 19-28. This is a Canned food drive. Each night of the event will benefit a different charity such as Shepards Haven of Hastings , Betty Griffin House, Catholic Charities, Emergency services of St John county & other local charities.
Please remember to bring your 2 cans per person (plus $5 entry donation), payable at the door.

HAUNTED BARN — AGES 13 and OLDER — Weave your way through creepy graveyards, gory scenes of things gone wrong, and unknown shadows ready to spook you!!! If you are ready to be spooked, come and join us for a Spooktacularly Scary Night! Our annual Haunted Barn…at Rype & Readi’s Downtown Farm Market in the spooky and historic Colee Stables! Friday and Saturday Nights in October from 7-9:30pm

NOT SO SCARY NIGHT FOR KIDS UNDER 12 is scheduled for Friday, Oct 19 and Sunday Oct 28 from 6-8:30pm. This is a Trick-or-Treat opportunity to tour through the Haunted barn at Rype & Readi’s Downtown Farm Market with NO SCARING! Just laughs and treats.

DARK OF THE MOON GHOST TOURS AT THE LIGHTHOUSE
Oct. 20: Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours is the only ghost tour in St. Augustine with access inside the St. Augustine Lighthouse at night. Lit by only lanterns, guests can climb the 219 steps to the top of the Lighthouse tower for a paranormal experience like no other. The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum was recently voted No. 3 on the USA TODAY 10Best list of America’s Best Haunted Attraction! TICKETS: staugustinelighthouse.org

THE GREAT AMERICAN SCARECROW FESTIVAL
Oct. 20: This annual event is a fundraiser for Pie in the Sky, helping Hastings residents in need, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Simple Gestures, 4 E. White St., off Anastasia Blvd., on the island. The community is invited to make their own scarecrows … bring your own clothing or used donated items. Pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, food, drinks, live music, and other activities take place throughout the day. Donations go to Pie in the Sky. See the Facebook event here.

FALL FESTIVAL AT SHORES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Oct. 20: Shores United Methodist Church, 724 Shores Blvd., will hold the annual Fall Festival from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 with children’s games, a bounce house, food, live music and free fun. Call 904-797-4416 or go to www.shoresumc.org.

CHICK-FIL-A PUMPKIN PARTY
Oct. 23: Chick-fil-A, 1752 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine will host a Pumpkin Party on October 23. Pumpkin Party People will have a night of creativity! Enjoy a free Kids Meal with a regular prices Value-Sized Meal while guests create their very own pumpkin at Chick-fil-A St. Augustine. Limited Quantity Available.

TRUNK OR TREAT EVENTS
Oct. 24: First United Methodist Church, 118 King St., 5-7 p.m.
Oct. 26: Beaver Toyota, 5-7 p.m.
Oct. 26: Nissan of St. Augustine, 5-8 p.m.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY YOUNG@PART
Oct. 25-27: KidzfACTory at Limelight Theatre stages The Addams Family Young@Part® at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27; and at 2 p.m. Oct 28 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Tickets are $5 for children, $10 for adults. Hundreds of years ago, the Addams family ancestors came from the old country and settled on a plot of land in what is now New York’s Central Park. This was, of course, long before it was a park, when it was still wilderness and garbage. The family flourished for many generations, and eventually, a huge house was built where a great Spanish oak, the Addams Family Tree, had been planted to protect the ancestral graves from such annoyances as sunlight and tourists. As the curtain rises, the last dead leaf of autumn falls from the Family Tree, and all is right with the morbid, macabre world of Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch. They’ve gathered – where else? – in the family graveyard, to celebrate life and death in a yearly ritual to connect with their past and ensure their future.

SMILES BY GLENOS HALLOWEEN BASH
Oct. 26: Join Dr. Jimmy Glenos, Dr. Craig Hadgis, and the Smiles By Glenos Team for a fun filled evening packed with CONTESTS, PRIZES, MUSIC AND FOOD! The annual event takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 26 at Ketterlinus Gym, 60 Orange St. downtown St. Augustine. Come dressed in costume for your chance to win great prizes!
Watch our Candy Corn Contest winner throw a pie in Dr. Glenos’ face! Bring your friends and family. No ticket required. Admission is FREE.

ESTUSCARY FESTIVAL & HAUNTED FOREST AT GTM RESEARCH RESERVE
Oct. 26-27: Join the GTM Research Reserve for a frighteningly fun Halloween event, “EstuSCARY Festival and Haunted Forest” from 6 to 9 October 26-27 at the reserve, 505 Guana River Road, South Ponte Vedra Beach. At the EstuSCARY Festival, enjoy Kid-Friendly booths, candy, popcorn, a hotdog booth, and games. Meet at the Visitor Center and remember to bring some cash for snacks and beverages. We’ll have water available for those with reusable water bottles. The EstuSCARY Festival is FREE to attend, and the Haunted Trail has a fee.
Frequently Asked Questions…
Is the Scary Trail too scary for my child(ren)? We leave that up to the parent/guardian to decide noting that children 10 and under must be accompanied by their parents/guardians on the hayride and the Haunted Forest Trail. The Haunted Forest Trail will be pretty scary.
What is the Haunted Forest Trail like? This year is a little different. We are extending the trail to include our new paved trail. So a portion of the trail is paved and the other half is unpaved. Therefore, if you have a stroller you’ll be good up until the unpaved portion, but you are welcome to exit the trail at that time.

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT AT THE ALLIGATOR FARM
Oct. 26-28: The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park will host the annual Creatures of the Night event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26-28. Join the wild side for 3 nights of treats, costumes and fun! Meet eerie bugs and beasts in this hands-on experience while collecting Creatures of the Night cards around the park. An alligator feeding will take place each night at 7:30 p.m. It’s sure to be a spooktacular time!

ANCIENT CITY KIDS DAY
Oct. 27: The 21st Annual Ancient City Kids Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Francis Field , 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The event is FREE for the public, and will include over 40 youth service agencies offering carnival style games and activities, arts and crafts, contests for kids, and live entertainment all day. Information about community resources will be available for parents. The only cost to the public will be for food or drinks. The event is a community outreach for Epic Behavioral Healthcare of St. Augustine. Go to epicbh.org

HALLOWEEN AT THE BARREL
Oct. 27: Enjoy holiday shopping from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 27 at the Coconut Barrel, 3175 U.S. 1 South, while vendors hand out candy at their booths from 3 to 5 p.m. for the kids! Dress your little ones up to trick or treat in the Barrel!! Everything between 3-5 will be 10% off, so enjoy the savings while enjoying family time!

ANN O’MALLEY’S HALLOWEEN PARTY & BEER TASTING
Oct. 27: It’s time for the Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub EPIC Halloween party. This year’s theme is Dr. Seuss charters. Come dressed as your favorite Dr. Seuss character. Best costume wins a $100.00 Ann O’Malley’s gift certificate. We will have a craft brewery on hand to do a beer tasting that night as well. Costume contest judging will be at 10 pm. Live music from 8:30-12 with Strum Stick.

HAIR-O-WEEN WITH PAPERCUTT
Oct. 27: Kraken Rum presents HAIR-0-WEEN! with PAPERCUTT from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27 at the Colonial Quarter, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. Halloween 80’s rock party with music by GNR, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Poison, Ozzy, AC/DC & more. $500 & prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places in our costume contest. We’ll setup at 6pm on 10/27 next to the Bull & Crown on St. George St. to start selling tickets early. (Sorry, no pre-sale tickets). This is a 21+ show. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8:30pm

DOWNTOWN ST. AUGUSTINE TRICK OR TREAT & COSTUME CONTEST
Oct. 28: Ancient City Tours will host the annual free Halloween Costume Contest at the Love Tree Cottage from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 28. The costume contest is divided into age groups: Infant-Toddler (ages 0-4), Child (ages 5-12), Teen (ages 13-16), Adult (ages 16 and over), and Family. The contest judging begins with the youngest group at 2 p.m, and prizes are awarded. After the contest, families are can trick-or-treat at participating shops on Saint George Street.

PUMPKIN PAINTING WITH A PRINCESS AT BOOK WAREHOUSE
Oct. 28: Book Warehouse Kids, 2700 State Road 16, will host a Pumpkin Decorating event from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 28. Come meet our courageous and kind Glass slipper princess. Join us for fun pumpkin decorating, storytime , singing and dancing. Costumes are always encouraged!

HALLOWINE: A FOOD & WINE EVENT
Oct. 28: Carrera Wine Cellar, 35 San Marco Ave., will host Hallowine from 3 to 6 p.m. October 28. The central theme of this event will be CWC’s adult version of Trick or Treat! There will be 5 wine stations set up throughout the property, with each station having 2 wines (nicely disguised of course). One wine will be an inexpensive trick wine, while the other will be a more expensive treat wine. Participating guests will be able to sample both wines and then will choose which wine is the trick wine and which one is the treat wine. Prizes will be awarded. The event will also have food stations and an Oktoberfest beer station. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. However, there will be a best costume wine prize awarded! In addition, there will be live entertainment also. This will be an informal, go at your own pace food and wine event. The fun begins at 3:00 P.M. and the cost is $50 per person. Please note, this is a non-refundable event. Call 904.217.4751 to reserve your spot for this fun event!

HARVEST FEST AT ANASTASIA 16 CHURCH
Oct. 31: Truck or Treat, games, food and fun from 6 to 8 p.m. October 31 at Anastasia 16 Church, 110 Circle Drive E., St. Augustine. Harvest Fest is an annual event, free to the community, where you can bring your family for a safe evening of fun! We’ll have game booths, food booths, inflatables, live music, trunk or treat and more!

BREWZ N DAWGZ CRAFTS & CANDY PAIRING + COSTUME CONTEST
Oct. 31: Join Brewz N Dawgz, 1974 U.S. 1 South, for a very special pairing of Craft Beers and Halloween Candy as SCARY BeerTenders pick out the perfect matching candy for your beer selection that will BeWitch your taste buds! Also, be sure to come dressed up for even more prizes/surprises as we wrap up our month long SpookToberFEST. CHEERS!

MAD HATTERS BALL AT PROHIBITION KITCHEN
Oct. 31: Live music and Halloween fun at Prohibition Kitchen, 119 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine on Halloween! YOU’RE INVITED to a trip down the Rabbit Hole, Halloween Night!
Live Music W Trae Ramon Pierce and The T-Stones! @Live Acrobatic, Arial, Fire and Lyrical Circus Performances by Cloudbreak Personal Training! Hosted by, the one and only Jeanetta Salyer, Queen of Hearts! Costume Contest with prizes from:
Rack City CrossFit Gym Membership (1 month)
Jessebrittentattoo , Tattoo Gift Card (200$ value)
Spa Prizes from Fountain of youth day spa Laser Hair removal ( 300$ value), Organic Emmenence facial ( 99$ value) and full body massage (100$ value),
Prizes from Growers Alliance Coffee Co., Madi Rum AND MORE!

PUMPKIN PATCHES
First United Methodist Church
October 4-Until the pumpkins are gone: First United Methodist Church, 118 King St., offers pumpkins of all sizes, available this month in downtown St. Augustine. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Prices range from 50 cents to $35. Call 904-829-3459.

Rype & Readi Farm Market
September and October: Pumpkins, squash and gourds of all shapes and sizes are available at Rype and Readi, 115 La Quinta Place, off Riberia St., in downtown St. Augustine. Heirloom pumpkin varieties, baking pumpkins and squash, ornamental gourds, and carving pumpkins are on site. Call 904-429-3070, go to www.rypeandreadi.com, or stay updated on facebook.

River of Life United Methodist Church
Sept. 26-Oct. 31: The pumpkins have arrived at River of Life United Methodist Church, 2600 Race Track Road, in the Julington Creek area. A portion of proceeds from pumpkin patch sales benefit the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home and other ministries in the church each year. The patch is open from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Call 904-230-2955 or go to www.rolumc.com

Our Lady of Good Counsel
Oct. 2-31: The patch is open at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 5950 State Road 16. Hours are 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Thousands of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will share the patch with free hayrides and photo ops. Proceeds benefit the church’s ministries. Call 904-295-9199, email olgcpumpkins@gmail.com, go to olgc-church.org

Shores United Methodist Church
The pumpkins will arrive Oct. 7 at Shores United Methodist Church, 724 Shores Blvd. Pumpkin prices vary depending on size of the pumpkin. Patch hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, with weekdays hours from 2 to 7 p.m. A Fall Festival will be held from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 with children’s games, a bounce house, food, live music and free fun. Call 904-797-4416 or go to www.shoresumc.org.

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