Sun ‘n Fun hosts new Halloween event

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Diego De Jesus

Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo will be hosting its Haunted Campground Spooktacular to celebrate the Halloween season on Oct. 30. 

This is the first time Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo has hosted this event, and the Events Department plans on making it an annual event. 

Spooktacular will begin at 4 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. The event will feature a slew of activities at the price of $10 at the Rocky Road entrance only, near the Tom Davis and Piedmont Aerospace Lab and the Sun ‘n Fun Campgrounds. 

Kerrie Baiz, the Marketing Manager who assists in providing content at events Sun ‘n Fun, described the purpose of Spooktacular. 

“This event is meant to be a safe, and fun way to be able to participate in the Halloween trick or treating, and spooky trails, and other fun Halloween activities that occur during this holiday’s season,” Baiz said. “This is an opportunity to celebrate Halloween, camp-o-ween style! SUN ‘n FUN has a campground and this event is going to be able to shed light on our SUN ‘n FUN campgrounds.”

Rebecca Fortier, the Events Manager at Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo, expanded upon some of the activities available for attendees. 

“We’ll have a spooky trail in our wooded area. It’ll be decorated. In our skylight hanger, we’ll have our exhibition of horror. Also, a contest where campers who decorate their camper the best will win,” Fortier said. 

One of the last activities is making s’mores at the firepit in the dark, along with trick or treating in the campground, where guests can bring their candy cauldrons. 

Fortier answered the question of masks and social distancing due to COVID-19 and the nature of the event. 

“Everything is outside, in an open area. We still encourage social distancing and when we can’t, we recommend masks,” Fortier said. 

Baiz said that COVID-19 guidelines would remain in place with attendees encouraged to wear masks when not possible to social distance. These are the same policies from last year’s Sun n’ Fun after returning in 2020. At the moment, the attendee number is unknown, according to Baiz. 

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