Photo by Olivia Aboulhosn

Caroline Bryant

From ordering your first pumpkin spice latte of the season to finding the perfect costume, trick or treat yourself to some fun, local Halloween activities this month.

Harvest Holler Corn Maze 

Nov. 14 : Sit back, relax and sip a refreshing glass of homemade sweet-tea on a tour of the luscious scenery around Harvest Holler Farm on their family favorite hayride. Then, get lost in the corn maze on the way to a game of miniature golf or even learn how to tadpole fish.

Zombie Paintball Halloween Hunt 

Face the undead at Anderson Farm’s annual Paintball Halloween Hunt. At the hunt, each team must race to save the Snowbrier Containment Facility with their very own speciality zombie slaying equipment before it’s too late. 

Booger Mountain Lakeland Pumpkins 

Oct. 15-31: While they’re known for their Christmas trees, pick some of the biggest (or smallest) pumpkins, gourds or squash at Booger Mountain. Grown in North Carolina, these handpicked pumpkins are a perfect piece of fall to spice up dorm decor.

Halloween Horror Nights

Celebrate Universal Studios’ 30th annual Halloween Horror Night getting lost in the ten haunted houses and soul-snatching scare zones around the park. Ride attractions exclusive to the event- such as Diagon Alley in Harry Potter World, Revenge of the Mummy, Men in Black: Alien Attack and more. 


Already been to Universal? Prolong the exhilarating experience at Howl-O-Screams with Cirque X- Scream, a performance filled with jaw dropping flips and tricks bound to excite. Afterwards, visit the park’s three new haunted houses: Witch of the Woods, The Forgotten and Cell Block Zombies. 

Scream N Stream Haunted Drive Thru 

Pile up some friends in the car and head to the Oviedo Mall for Scream N Stream Haunted Drive Thru. Each car must seep their way through the ominous fog, defending themselves with laser guns from terrifying zombies and clowns that may creep along the ride. 

Freakfest Music Festival 

Oct. 15: Jump back into concert season with an unforgettable seven hour tribute to the most unusual night of the year. This EDM festival hosted at the Central Florida Fairgrounds Warehouse will feature world renowned DJs such as Zomboy, Wooli, Inzo and Benda for one night and one night only.

An Eerie Evening at the Tampa Bay Hotel Henry B. Plant Museum 

Oct. 22-23: After the body of a helpless woman was found, it’s up to each team to break the perilous chokehold that’s dominated the hotel for 129 years. Teams must work to piece together evidence and clues dispersed around the room to prevent the fall of future victims. 

Lighted Halloween Boat Parade Riverwalk, Tampa 

Oct. 30: On a lighter note, watch spectacular displays of dazzling lights float across the water as they compete for “best boat.” Guests are able to enjoy the show from the water or land, Tampa’s 2nd ever boat parade is a great way to end a day trip in the city. 


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