Various times Oct. 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 29, 30 and 31
Fortify yourself with a glass of wine before boarding this haunted tour with ghost guide Seva. Learn about the heightened paranormal activity in the theater district, the ghouls of the Gator Club and more. For a full schedule visit the website.
6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19
Feeling bold enough to explore the Manatee County's oldest public cemetery by torchlight? A costumed guide will enchant tour guests with the burying ground's history and tell ghostly stories of those who are interred there. Best bring a ghoulfriend for support. Tickets are $20 and can be found here.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27
On weekends throughout October, Hunsader Farms will be offering classic fall experiences. Take a hayride, find the perfect pumpkin, get lost in the corn maze or make a new friend in the petting zoo. Additionally, there will be 14 live shows throughout the month and a chainsaw sculptor.
8 p.m. Oct. 18
Don't dream it, be it. Tickets range from $15 to $40 and can be found here.
7, 8 and 9 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25
Join the Bradenton Paranormal Society for a moonlit stroll around Historical Spanish Point. Are you brave enough to visit the old homesteads, historical mounds and settler cemeteries after dark? Tickets are $25 for non-members and can be found here.
Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27
Catch a ride on the Pumpkin Patch Express from Parrish to the pumpkin patch, where children can pick their own seasonal gourd. Other activities include crafts and a hayride. Schedule and ticket prices can be found here.
6-11 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26
This supernatural wilderness adventure will have you hunting for Bigfoot and trying your hand at communicating with spirits. Afterward, gather close around the campfire to hear tales from paranormal encounters to the mysterious Skunk Ape. Space is limited, so reserve your $15 ticket here.
Oct. 25 and 26
Thrills and chills for all ages! The kiddos will enjoy the Trick-or-Treat Trail with candy stops and activities along the way. Intrepid adults can test their grit by exploring the Scary Trail or entering the haunted house. Tickets must be purchased online and can be found here.
5 p.m. Oct. 26
With live music, food trucks and two costume contests it would be a shame to miss this party hosted by one of the areas most haunted establishments.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 26
Grove at Lakewood Ranch hosts a night of things that go bump and grind in the night. Local ghost stories will be woven through tantalizing burlesque and vaudeville acts that will haunt you long after you've returned home. General admission is $30 and tickets can be found here.
12 -4 p.m. Oct 26 and 27
Big Cat Habitat hosts fun for the whole family at this wild fall event. Along with nature shows see the animals enjoy tasty fall-themed treats. Children can partake in mummy wrapping contests, try their hand at pumpkin bowling or take a pony ride. Admission is $18 for adults and $8 for children.
4 p.m. Oct. 27
Featuring baritone Daniel Hoffman, organist Michael Stuart and guest artists, this free musical concert will feature songs from seasonal classics to Broadway favorites. Costume encouraged!
4:30 p.m. Oct. 31
For over sixty years the Venice Lions Club has sponsored this family-friendly event in downtown Venice. After gathering in Centennial Park, children parade their Halloween costumes down Main Street before trick-or-treating along the avenue.
7 p.m. Oct. 31
Sage SRQ and the Overton have partnered to throw an epic Halloween block party. In addition to live music at both venues, there will be fire breathers, sword swallowers and ghouls gone wild. Admission to one venue is $30 and attend both for $50. Shuttles provided between locations. Tickets can be found here.
11 p.m. Oct. 31
Theatres have been known to have remarkable haunted histories and the Players Theatre is certainly no exception. Join the Paranormal Society of Bradenton to search for spirits on the spookiest night of the year. Cocktails will be available for those in need of liquid courage. Tickets are $10 in advance online and $15 at the door.
6 p.m. Oct. 31
For one night a year, St. Armands Circle transforms from a coastal to a paranormal paradise. Costumed trick-or-treaters run the loop collecting candy, while adults can partake in the special promotions offered by shops and restaurants.