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Here are some of the best area events I have found for Halloween 2010 in Sanford and Lake Mary.

You may also refer to the list of events of 2008 and 2009 since many of the events repeat year after year… Enjoy 😉

Halloween at the Barn, Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29:

Thursday, Oct. 28th – Halloween Party hosted by The Barn
ALL YOU CAN DRINK Wells, Drafts and Dom. Longnecks 9-12. $12 GUYS; $10 WOMEN. Halloween Costume Contest w/$1,000 in cash & prizes. There will be 3 contests as followed: Most Original, Best over all & Sexiest

Friday, Oct. 29th – 4th Annual Halloween Party hosted by The East Coast Dirty Girls
Halloween Costume Contest w/$3,000 in cash & prizes. There will be 5 contests as followed: Sexiest, Scariest, Most Unique, Best Over All & Couples and/or Group. FOOD (while supplies last). $10 cover at the door.

[The Barn in Sanford, 1200 S. French Ave, Sanford FL 32771]

Halloween Block Party – Saturday, October 30th, starting at 7PM

Halloween Street Party at Colonial Town Park in Lake Mary, starting at 7pm on October 30th. Party at Carlos & Charlies, Liam Fitzpatrick’s and Dexters until the morning hours! Drink specials and live music. Costume Contest at 11pm – 1st Prize – $500

[Colonial Town Park, 950 Market Promenade Ave, Lake Mary, FL 32746]

WOBoween in Lake Mary, Saturday, October 30

Halloween Party at World of Beer at Colonial Town Park in Lake Mary. Live Music and Beer Specials. Costume Contest: 1st Prize: $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50. More info at: 407-878-6693

[Colonial Town Park, 950 Market Promenade Ave, Lake Mary, FL 32746]

Rock O Ween, Saturday, October 30

On Saturday, October 30th the Sanford Wine Company on Palmetto in Downtown Sanford is throwing a Rock-O-Ween celebration concert in the courtyard at 8pm.

[Sanford Wine Company, 114 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771]

Route 46 Halloween Bash, Saturday, October 30

Saturday, October 30, starting at 7:30pm: Route 46 Entertainment District with 96.5 WHTQ is hosting a Halloween Bash for ages 21 and up. Performing live is Last Call, Rockit Fly and The Trans Ams. Costume contest, tickets available at the door.

[Route 46 Entertainment District, 4316 W State Road 46, Sanford, FL 32771]

Halloween at Little Fish Huge Pond, Friday Oct. 29 through Sunday October 31:

  • On Friday October 29th, go ahead and wear the sexy costume, win $50 cash prize.
  • Saturday, October 30th is Super Villains and Super Heroes. Pick your side, best costume wins $50, 9 PM.
  • Sunday October 31st the theme is Day of the Dead. Prizes, Haunted Pub Crawl on Halloween Night Only. Meet at LFHP at 8:30 PM.

[ Little Fish Huge Pond, 309 E 1st St Sanford, FL 32771]

ZOO Boo Bash, Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31

Trick or treat in the wildest neighborhood in town during the Zoo’s ZOO Boo Bash October 30th and 31st. It’s a safe, fun, and not-too-scary event for young and old alike. Kids are invited to bring goodie bags and wear costumes for trick or treat stations. If you forget your costume, face painting will be available. Take a haunted hayride, visit the Pumpkin Patch for a fun photo and learn about the myths and realities of some misunderstood animals. For more information call 407.323.4450 ext. 136.

[Central Florida Zoo, 3755 NW Hwy 17-92 Sanford, FL 32771]

Trick or Treat in Downtown Sanford, Sunday October 31st, 6PM-8PM

First Street & Magnolia Square in Historic Downtown Sanford for children ages 12 and under. There will be Carnival Games, Prizes & Surprises. Costume contests by age groups start at 7PM & 7:30PM in Magnolia Square For more information call 407.688.5120. Free admission.

Please note: Sanford and Orlando Halloween Events for 2009 can be found by clicking here.

Costumes for a Cause Charity Event by Guys with Ties Philantropy

Costumes for a Cause Charity Event by Guys with Ties Philantropy

Halloween Decoration in Orlando

Halloween Decoration in Orlando

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, when the days get shorter and, at least in areas other than the “deep South” of the US, it’s time for that sweater and jacket again. And that also means, tons of orange items in supermarkets, it’s Halloween!

So what is there to do in Central Florida? I want to name the obvious right away: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Shamoo’s Halloween Spooktacular (at Seaworld) are the first major events that come to mind. But there is more to do, also for the smaller budget!

Take the Zoo Boo Bash at the Central Florida Zoo in Sanford for example. It’s not too scary and a fund event for adults and children. Everyone is invited to show up in their costume and there will also be trick or treat stations. For more info, please call 407-323-4450.

Then, an event I have been wanting to go since last year, Fear in the Forest in Altamonte Springs. You will essentially walk through a haunted forest where ghosts, and other scary creatures await you, and from what I understand there will also be a haunted house this year. They are located at 1360 SR 436, 1/4 mile West of 17-92 in Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. For more info email

Also in Altamonte Springs but much more kid friendly is Halloween at Cranes Roost. Here is info that I found online:

Halloween at Cranes Roost is a community oriented door to door trick-or-treat alternative for kids, sponsored by the City of Altamonte Springs.  The 13th Annual Halloween event features local business sponsoring booths to hand out candy and trinkets to an estimated 15,000 kids.  There are costume contests for all ages, inflatable games and live entertainment.
Trick or Treat begins at 5pm around Cranes Roost Lake
Entertainment begins at 5pm in the Amphitheater
Costume Contests begin at 6pm in the Amphitheater

Another event in Seminole County is Lake Mary’s Ghostwalk and Candlelight Tales. The Lake Mary Museum at 158 N. Country Club Road organizes these great events. For both events reservations are required. During the Ghostwalk you will walk through Lake Mary on and meet some of this city’s scary ghosts. This 45 minutes guided tour will leave from the museum every 10 minutes starting at 6:30 PM on both October 11th and 18th.
Even more scary are the Candlelight Tales (on October 10th and 17th) taking you back to the 19th century. Lake Mary’s very own storyteller Joe Rosier will act as country doctor sharing frightening stories about the past in Florida. This event is held at the museum as well. Adults are only $5, children $1. For more information call 407-324-3011.

On October 31st, the City of Sanford invites children 12 & under to Spooky Hollow from 6 – 8:30 pm at First Street & Magnolia Square. Trick or treat,  games, music, tons of candy, surprises and a costume contest will make everyone happy at this free event! For more information call 407-688-5120.

The next event worth mentioning and one for nightlife fans is Wall Street’s Plazaween in Downtown Orlando. Party lasts from 9pm-2am and tickets are $10. Of course, you have to be 21 or older to attend. This is their 8th event and I have been to some. It’s fun and definitely a great place to meet up for a fun night, even if it’s just to take a look of some innovative costume ideas. And this year, October 31st is a Friday, so it will be even better!!

A lot more cultural is an event that will be held on October 17th from 7:30pm-9:30pm at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Winter Park: Ghost Stories will frighten you in a dark garden. For $9 ($6 for children), Central Florida Storytellers will entertain you and get you just in the right mood for Halloween. I recommend you bring a blanket and if possible chairs to this fun outdoor event.

Last but not least, my favorite event of the Halloween season, Costumes For A Cause, this year to be held at Ceviche in Downtown Orlando on October 25th. It’s a fun event and benefits a great cause. I will be there and can promise you it’s a Halloween party you won’t forget! Organized by Guys with Ties, a group of young men that got together to organize events for a good cause, a ticket to this event will cost you $25. Drinks are free for “early birds” until 10pm. We went last year (see picture above!) and had a great time, so we’ll be back this year again. For more information visit their site:

I will try to make all of these events, not that I am a huge Halloween Fan but where I am from, we don’t have Halloween, so it’s always kind of exciting for me to experience it here in the USA! And remember to keep your porch lights on if you want the little ones to stop by for trick or treating!!