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Things to do in Tampa Bay | October 29th – 31St

Halloween on Central

This weekend is jam-packed with tons of fun Ocala International Horse ShowYbor City Saturday Market , and 17th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival, to name a few.  Let me know what events you have attended. I love the hear from you!  If you have an event, you would like me to feature, just let me know. 

Family Friendly Events

Busch Gardens Events 2021  Tampa Florida Check out link for Special events Aug 13th – Oct 31st (Bier Fest), Howl-O-Scream Sept 10th – October 31st, Kids Weekends Oct 2nd – Oct 31st and from Nov 12th – Jan 2nd Christmas Town.

Tusks to Tails: A Fossil History of Florida  Tampa Bay History Center 801 Old Water St Tampa, (813) 228-0097 10 AM  – 5 PM extended thru January 2022

Scream-A-Geddon: Florida’s Premier Horror Park   Tampa Florida’s newest haunt experience will feature 6 terrifying attractions in 1 location!  27839 Saint Joe Road Dade City, FL 33525 through October 31st

Fall Pumpkin Festival &  Haunted Barn in Odessa at the Raprager Family Farms – Grand opening is Saturday, Sept 24th and runs thru October 30th. It’s Raprager Family Farms 2nd annual Fall Pumpkin Festival! There are more activities than ever and many improvements. In addition to our standard attractions (hayrides, hay chute slide, 80′ bounce pillow, petting zoo, kids fort, corn pit, gem mining ($), face painting ($), pony rides ($)) we have numerous holiday attractions, including a huge variety of pumpkins and gourds, haunted barn and cemetery, a mini crop maze, a children’s haunted house (inflatable), tons of vendors, holiday country décor, live entertainment and so much more. Open from 9am to 9pm Friday and Saturday and 9am to 7pm on Sunday. Bring your friends, family, and phones for pictures. This will be an amazing event! 

Fall mazes and pumpkin patches: It may not be sweater weather around here yet, but you can head to the countryside for a taste of fall. In Masaryktown, south of Brooksville, the HarvestMoon Fun Farm and nearby Sweetfields Farm both have fall setups on select days Saturday-Nov. 7. At HarvestMoon, you’ll find a 5-acre corn maze with a cow train, pedal cars, barnyard games, a petting farm, pumpkin patch and tree house. $13.95, 2 and younger free at harvestmoonfl.com. 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown. 727-326-3256. There’s also a corn maze in October at Sweetfields, where they offer a hayride, a hay play area, crafts, games and a pumpkin patch. $9.75 for age 3 and older at sweetfieldsfarm.com. 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. 352-279-0977. In Plant City, the Fox Squirrel Corn Maze will be running weekends Oct. 9-24 with the added bonus of hayrides, horseback riding and a free bluegrass band. $11, $10 ages 3-17. 3002 Charlie Taylor Road N, Plant City. See futchentertainment.com.

Light Show: Starting Friday, a South Tampa home turns itself into a computerized, drive-through neighborhood Halloween light show with more than 200,000 strings of lights. There are Shows last about 20 minutes each and feature popular songs like The Devil Went Down to Georgia . Donations for charity are accepted. This year’s event benefits Clothes to Kids. 4412 W Sylvan Ramble St., Tampa. sylvanramblelights.com.


Here’s what’s happening this weekend

FRIDAY, October 29th

Gothic Soirée at the SpookEasy Lounge 7pm – Midnight 1919 East 7th Ave Tampa, Dress in your Gothic best and we’ll set the mood – serving kava, botanical teas, and coffee all evening. Gothic dress code is not required, but definitely encouraged! Don’t have gothic attire? That’s okay – we’d still love to host you. thru December 17, 2021

Family Fun Run location Highland Recreation Complex Largo FL (727) 518-3016 for more information – Spooky Trail Fun Run – 7pm

Ocala International Horse ShowThe new Ocala International Horse Show will be held October 26 – 30, 2021 from 6PM – 9PM, making it the first horse show for the American Saddlebred, Morgan, Hackney Pony, Arabian, Roadster, Dutch Harness Horse and many other performance show horse breeds to be hosted in this exclusive new venue at the prestigious WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER in Ocala, Florida.

SATURDAY, October  30th

Ybor City Saturday Market 9am – 1pm  Centennial Park Ybor City Join us at Historic Ybor City Centennial Park this Saturday  for this free, open-air market! At the Ybor City Saturday Market, you’ll find amazing products made by local artists, artisans and independent businesses. Gourmet foods & sauces, teas, coffees, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, fresh baked breads, prepared foods, pet treats, honey, fine cigars, unique, one of a kind gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, handmade bath and body products, candles, and so much more!!

17th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival –  11am – 6PM The North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 17th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival with an all-new location at Tampa Premium Outlets in October of 2021! Teaming up with Generation Entertainment to bring the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally back to Tampa Bay! With 60+ national food trucks & local favorites, Florida Foodies will converge on Wesley Chapel to indulge in tantalizing tastes and sensational sweets!

Ocala International Horse ShowThe new Ocala International Horse Show will be held October 26 – 30, 2021 from 6PM – 9PM, making it the first horse show for the American Saddlebred, Morgan, Hackney Pony, Arabian, Roadster, Dutch Harness Horse and many other performance show horse breeds to be hosted in this exclusive new venue at the prestigious WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER in Ocala, Florida.

3rd Annual Tampa South Charity Fishing Tournament
Our 3rd annual Tampa South Charity Fishing Tournament will be held on October 30th at the Hula Bay Club in Tampa, FL.
Trophies will be awarded for:
– Biggest Snook, – Biggest Trout, – Biggest Redfish, – Master Angler, – Master Angler Team
This year we are proud to be sponsoring both Captains for Clean Water and the Black Dagger Military Hunt Club (last years charity). Given the recent events with our water problems in the Tampa Bay we wanted to acknowledge the issue, and support the fight for clean water and policy change. At the same time we still wanted to continue supporting Black Dagger.
Schedule · Saturday, October 30, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fishing Tournament
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch, Awards and Auction
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Happy Hour

🧡 Happy Halloween 🟠 SUNDAY, October 31st ❗

17th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival –  11am – 6PM The North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 17th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival with an all-new location at Tampa Premium Outlets in October of 2021! Teaming up with Generation Entertainment to bring the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally back to Tampa Bay! With 60+ national food trucks & local favorites, Florida Foodies will converge on Wesley Chapel to indulge in tantalizing tastes and sensational sweets!

Halloween on Central from 12PM – 5PM Central Avenue St Petersburg Halloween on Central is a wickedly fun, family-friendly, and FREE event that showcases our vision for what a car-free Central Avenue could look like for locals, businesses, and visitors to enjoy. There will be fun Halloween-themed activities fit for the whole family, such as trick-or-treating, costume contests, entertainment, local business vendors, and more. Pets are welcome, too! Wearing face masks is highly encouraged.



Mark your calendar for these Future Events: 


Ybor City Saturday Market 9am – 1pm  Centennial Park Ybor City Join us at Historic Ybor City Centennial Park this Saturday  for this free, open-air market! At the Ybor City Saturday Market, you’ll find amazing products made by local artists, artisans and independent businesses. Gourmet foods & sauces, teas, coffees, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, fresh baked breads, prepared foods, pet treats, honey, fine cigars, unique, one of a kind gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, handmade bath and body products, candles, and so much more!! Nov 6,20,27 Dec 11,18

Second Sunday Art Walk + Vendor Fair at Armature Works 11am – 3pm Free The event will feature a rotating cast of artisanal artists and makers selling handmade goods, jewelry, art, wood-work, gifts plus so much more in the Gathering space at Armature Works. Held the Second Sunday of the Month Nov 14th and Dec 12th

Tampa Riverwalk – International Fall Food & Arts Festival Nov 6 & 7 from 10am – 4pm Flavors you can enjoy right here, from a unique array of chef inspired food vendors, offering local Florida inspired to international flavors that will delight you so much, it’ll take you places you’ve dreamed of! Stroll plenty of hand crafted booths (we’ve missed these talented so much throughout 

33rd Annual Sponge Docks Seafood Festival Nov 12 – 14 
Friday, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Tampa Bay Home Show – St. Peteresburg Coliseum 10am – 5 pm  Free Adminsion Plan to spend the day discovering great exhibits, giveaways, door prizes, seminars, and so much more. See the latest trends in home remodeling: from kitchen and baths to flooring, to windows and home protection. Free admission. Daily giveaways! February 26-27, 2022


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