Halloween. The name conjures images of witches, ghosts, superheroes, hobos and pirates going door-to-door chanting the age-old question, “trick or treat?” Oh, and candy, huge, overflowing sacks or plastic jack ‘o lanterns busting at the seams with assorted candy bars, bags of M&M’s, Skittles, Kit Kats and, of course, that one apple, the healthy treat from the older couple down the block. And when the loot finally makes it home, Mom and Dad get first option on the best of the haul. What’s up with that?
In addition to the traditional neighborhood procession of masked marauders knocking on every door for a sweet hand out, the Tampa/St. Petersburg area offers a ton of organized events that will scare the wits out of you, bring you face to face with ghosts and goblins, and provide a safe and secure way for you and, OK, your kids too, to enjoy what for centuries has been a thoroughly fun holiday.
Here are just some of the options you have for enjoying Halloween to the max:
Howl-O-Scream – Busch Gardens
888-800-5447 for more info, (Pretty scary, leave the young ones at home)
ZooBoo – Lowry Park Zoo
813-935-8552 for more info
Spooktacular & Fall Festival – Treasure Island
727-547-4575 for more info
Guavaween Family FunFest – Ybor City
813-242-4828 for more info
Pumpkin Patch Celebration – Great Explorations
727-821-8992 for more info
Guppyween – Florida Aquarium
813-273-4000 for more info
Boo Bash – Clearwater
727-562-4800 for more info
Check TampaBay.com for a complete listing of over 50 Halloween events in the greater Tampa/St. Petersburg area. Remember, some are strictly for kids, some just for adults and some for the entire family. Get out and have some fun this Halloween. Boooooo!
For Halloween, Chris Hounchell, Hounchell Real Estate’s Broker Associate, is an expert on transforming himself into a headless horseman, a creature from another planet or a very attractive vampire. The rest of the year, Chris is the leader in general real estate, pre-foreclosure, short sale and foreclosure markets in the Pinellas County area.