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Spirits in Sanford FL - Halloween Events 2014

1. 7th Annual Spirits in Sanford Halloween Art Show

When: Fri. Oct. 9 6pm-8pm and Sat. Oct. 10, 2015 9am-3pm

Where: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 East 1st Street, Sanford, FL

What: In its seventh year, the Spirits in Sanford Halloween art show and sale will happen at its original home at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art. This juried art show created for those with a passion for Halloween draws collectors from the east coast. Produced by Taylor and her gallery staff, this eclectic show features one-of-a-kind creations of the highest quality.

Passionate collectors seeking handmade and one of a kind offerings will want to come early for the best selection at this edgy and spirited holiday art show and sale.

Friday, October 9. BY RESERVATION ONLY ‚Äď 407-323-2774

Spirits in Sanford Halloween Art Show-Preview Party

Champagne Reception Preview Party 6 ‚Äď 8pm

$20 includes gourmet hor d’oeuvres, first look and early buy, plus entry to show on Saturday

Saturday, October 10

Saturday’s show is open to the public from 9am to 3pm and will showcase a wide variety of styles including paper mache collectibles, art dolls, clay figures, and jewelry. All items are original and hand-made. Entry is $5 at the door.

Halloween Art Show and Sale 9 a.m. ‚Äď 3 p.m.

$5 admission at the door, Meet gifted artisans and stroll the show

Admission: Friday $20 | Saturday $5

Info: (407) 323-2774, email or visit in person at 211 E. 1st Street, Sanford, Fl.

the crucible2. The Crucible Play at Seminole High School

When:  October 9th and 10th @ 7pm and October 11th @ 2pm.

Where: Seminole High School

What: A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover’s wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials. By: Arthur Miller Directed by: Samah Meghjee Produced by: Tiffany Ortiz

Admission: $5 in advance/$8 at the door

Info: (407) 320-5149


3. Free Movie in the Square: Hocus Pocus

When: Friday, October 9th at 8pm

Where: Magnolia Square in Downtown Sanford

What: Order from one of the local restaurants or bring a picnic dinner and come join us as we enjoy a movie under the stars! The movie is free and open to the public.

Admission: FREE

Info: Christine Dalton, 407.688.5145

Sanford FL Planetarium4. Into the West: Astronomical Origins of Halloween

When: Saturday, October 10th, 17th, 23rd & 24th from 8:30-9:30pm

Where:¬†Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College, 100 Weldon Blvd, Sanford, Florida 32773 –¬†Planetarium B-117

What:¬†“Into the West” conjures up the history of Halloween, from its beginnings five thousand years ago in what is now Great Britain. The show examines the Britons and the Celts, two groups of ancient people who laid the foundation for the modern-day Halloween celebration. The origins of trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins and ghostly lore are also discussed, all centering around a small, famous cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus, the Pleiades. Join the planetarium, and be swept away on a journey “Into the West.”

Admission: Adults: $6. Seniors (55 and up): $4. Students (grades K-12): $4. Non-Seminole State College Students (with ID): $4. Preschoolers and Seminole State students, faculty and staff: Free!

Info: Appropriate for all ages. Call 407.708.2360

Sanford FL Best Pumpkin Patch 2014

5. Annual Lakeside Fellowship Pumpkin Patch & Trunk or Treat

When: Thursday, October 15th – Friday, October 31, 2015 –¬†M-F: 2pm-dusk, Sat: 10am-dusk, Sunday: noon-dusk.
AND: Saturday October 24 from 4pm-5:30pm: Trunk or Treat Event with fun games, petting zoo, and a people-powered snow cone machine!

Where: Lakeside Fellowship, 305 S Orange Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771

What: This pumpkin patch is a fundraiser that will will benefit the kids of Lakeside through the children, youth, and preschool ministries. There are lots of opportunities to be a part of this fun filled time at Lakeside. Great picture opportunities and story time available. Buy your pumpkins here!
Help unload and set up the pumpkin patch on October 15th at 4:30pm!

Admission: FREE

Info: Contact Wendy Votino ( or Marti Pacheco ( for more information about volunteering and/or story time hours.

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6. Zoo Boo Bash

When: Saturday & Sunday, October 17, 18, 24, 25  and 31st

Where: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 U.S. 17, Sanford, FL, United States

What: Trick or Treat in the Wildest Neighborhood in Town: 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, not a problem, our face painter will help you fit right in. Walk on Water Balls will also be available for an additional charge. Take a hayride or learn about the myths and realities of some misunderstood animals.

Costume Contest: 1:00 p.m. each day. 

Animal themed costumes Рone for under 3 years and one for 3 Р12 year olds.
Non-animal themed costumes Рone for under 3 years and one for 3 Р12 year olds.
Group costumes Рall ages

Admission: This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities. Adults: $16.50 РSeniors 60+: $13.95 РChildren 3-12 years: $11.95 РChildren 2 and under: FREE РCentral Florida Zoo Annual Pass Holder: FREE

Info: For more information, call 407.323.4450 ext 100.


7. Movie Classics on Magnolia Presents Frankenstein

When: Thursday October, 22nd 2015 at 7:26PM

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

What: The Theater advises the faint of heart to think twice about attending, and if you don‚Äôt‚ÄďWell‚Ķyou‚Äôve been warned. Come see how an obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.Don‚Äôt miss the original 1931 classic movie on the big screen!

Admissin Only $5.00/person (cash only) for a great evening of classic movie entertainment. Snacks and beverages, including a full bar, available for purchase in the concession stand.

Watch the trailer…


8. Sanford Art Walk presents All Things Spooky!

When: Friday, October 23rd, 2015  6pm-9pm

Where: Downtown Sanford, 1st street

What:¬†Mark your calendar! With so many bootiful art pieces on display, you wouldn’t dare miss an evening like this. The Sanford Art Walk is an art gallery tour around Downtown Sanford occurring every fourth Friday of the month from 6-9pm. In conjunction, The Historic Sanford Welcome Center is proud to host Central Florida’s only month long juried art show with both a “Best in Show” award chosen by a panel of judges, and a “People’s Choice” award chosen by the attendees of the show.

Admission: The event is free and open to the public


9. Howl-A-Ween

When: Friday, October 23rd, 7-11pm

Where: La Sirena Gorda, 118 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford FL

What: In the spirit of this kooky & creative holiday, we are CALLING YOU ‚Äď dogs & dog people alike to checkout the funnest dog bash in Sanford! Wow the crowd with your crazy costume, win prizes and help support our local animal shelter. Also explore The Fat Mermaid‚Äôs savory Spanish Cuisine & unique wine pairings from Spain, Argentina, and Chile.

Admission: FREE

Info: Please call (407) 391-3955 for more info or questions.

halloween jewelry

10. Halloween Party at String Theory Creations

When: Saturday, October 24th, 5-8pm

Where: String Theory Creations, 204 E 1st Street

What:¬†Join Christina, Linda, and Sumalee for an evening of Halloween fun at STC. We’ve got skulls, pumpkins, chain, and bones to play with, and Linda will show us all how to bring it all together into our own unique jewelry. Chef Patrick will be serving up a creepy themed menu, and as always, we’ll keep the beverages flowing. It’s going to be a good time. Scary good. Each guest will receive all the necessary materials, instruction, use of tools, as well as refreshments for $45 per person. The custom jewelry you create is yours to take home following the party. Please call to reserve your spot or purchase your ticket through Eventbrite. This class, like all of our Themed Classes, can be scheduled on request with a minimum of 4 guests.

Admission: $45 – Click here for tickets.

Info: Please call STC to inquire about available times or with any other questions (407-732-7801). You can also email us at


11. Murder Mystery Play/Show and Dinner

When: Saturday October 24th 7pm-9pm

Where: First Presbyterian Church 320 S. Park Ave.

What: Can you solve this murder mystery? Dinner included!

Admission: $20 Dinner included/ $12.50 children/youth

Info: or 407 542 4526

little fish huge pond

12. Halloween Market

When: Saturday, October 24th 8:00pm-midnight

Where: Little Fish Huge Pond 401 S. Sanford Ave

What: Live Music, Vendors, Artists,  Food and lots of Fun!!

Admission: Free



13. 5th Annual Halloween Ghost Tour & Investigation

When: Saturday, October 24th, 2015 Р8-10pm and 10pm-12am

Where: La Sirena Gorda Cabana, 118 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL, United States

What: The RIP HUNTERS were asked 5 years ago by some of the retailers of Historical Downtown Sanford to help them with a huge amount of paranormal activity that has been going on for years. When we went to talk with some of the business owners it was obvious that this was much bigger than we had ever imagined because of all the history behind the downtown Sanford area. This snowballed into the First Annual Downtown Sanford Historical Ghost Tour & Investigation. We have over 10 locations we will be teaming up and investigating them with you. Some of the history of Sanford includes the first and only legal hanging in Seminole County behind the Old Fire Station of a man that shot a young sheriff and was tried and hung for stealing a pair of pants and the shooting. His spirit is very strong and active and we were fortunate enough to take our RIP TEAM to the OLD FIRE STATION (which is now the residents of Barbara Farrell a famous international artist) and do a private investigation for her and his spirit which aired on PBS Network and many other spirits of 7 firemen are still very strong and present in that building. Also Ft. Melon in that area was a major post during the Seminole Indian Wars in Sanford. Many soldiers and Native Americans died in that area of Sanford and there spirits are very active. The town burned down in 1887 except for 3 square blocks where we investigate these locations. This is a Halloween you will never forget and probably be hooked on ghost hunting from then on.

Admission: $15/person

Info: Bring a flashlight, camera or camcorder, any ghost hunting equipment, bottled water and a folding chair if possible. Comfortable clothes is always a must have in paranormal investigating. You must be at least 16 years old to attend this event. Sign up and get more details at

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14. Trunk r Treat

When: Sunday, October 25th, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: Trunk r Treat at Seminole Community Church, 5070 Orange Blvd. Sanford, FL 32771

What: Get ready for an evening of hay-rides, hot dogs, decorated trunks and yummy treats! Middle-school kids and younger can dress up for Trunk ‚ÄėR Treating, but all ages can get in on the fun! (Please bring your own supply of candy to hand out from your car.)
Bring your favorite fall cupcakes for dessert. Candy donations can be made in the back of the auditorium. Sign-up your decorated car (or cars) on the Communication Card.

Admission: FREE

Info: Call 407-324-0199

pumpkin carving

15. 8th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest at West End

When: Tuesday, October 27th from 5pm-2am

Where: West End Trading Company, 202 South Sanford Avenue, Sanford, FL

What:¬†Come carve for cash and prizes. We will supply a limited amount of pumpkins and some tools, but feel free to bring your own.¬†MUST CARVE ON SITE TO WIN! PEOPLE’S VOTE!!
1st Place: $50 BAR TAB Р2nd Place: $20 BAR TAB Р3rd Place: $10 BAR TAB

Admission: FREE

Info: More info at


16. Mooctober at Sanford’s Elk Lodge

When: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 6:30pm

Where: Sanford’s Elk Lodge 1006 E. 2nd Street Sanford, FL

What:¬†This Wednesday, MoOctober 28th, Mama Moo’s Grillin’ Crew is firing up the High Performance Vulcan Super Grill with our World Famous ‘Big 12’ ounce fresh hand made delicious cheeseburgers for your dining pleasure at the Sanford Elks Lodge 1241 starting at 6:30 p.m. Don’t forget our Pumpkin Carving Contest with trophy’s and prizes! Live Moosic featuring Island Cowboy Keithstarting at 7 p.m. – Linda will be making fancy themed drinks… Janice & Ken will be yelling at each other in the kitchen while Bad Boy Bo tries to keep us separated and everything rolling smooth. HA! Stacy Brown & Elizabeth Darwick, You ladies get a Free Mama Moo Burger THIS MONTH! This is our last Mama Moo event until January so please join us for an evening of mirth & merriment all for a phenomenal cause. See You Here!

Info: 407-322-2703

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17. Halloween at the Barn

When: October 29th, 30th & 31st

Where: The Barn in Sanford

What: Halloween Party, Costume contest with prizes!


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18. Night at the Museum Paranormal Tour

When: Thursday, October 29th, 2015 7pm-9:30pm

Where: The Museum Of Seminole County History 300 Bush Blvd, Sanford, Florida 32773

What: Explore the haunts in our 1926 museum!

Info: 407-665-2489

Admission: Admission: $3.00 adults, $1.00 student, plus tax

Sanford FL Planetarium

19. Central Florida Nights: Monster Edition

When: Friday, October 30, 2015 – 8:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College, 100 Weldon Blvd, Sanford, Florida 32773 РBuilding B, Main Campus

What: ¬†A special Halloween edition of our famous show “Central Florida Nights”. This show explores the many mythological creatures of the night sky such as Cetus the Sea Monster, Hydra the sea serpent, and Draco the Dragon.

Admission: $6 for adults, $4 for non-Seminole State College students and seniors 55+. Seminole State College faculty, staff, and students are free with valid Seminole State photo ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door and seating is first come, first served. We only accept cash or check for payment.

Info: Planetarium Р407.708.2360

Walking Dead Pub Crawl

20. Walking Dead 5.0 Pub Invasion

When: Friday October 30th, 2015 – 8:00pm-Last Call

Where: Downtown Sanford Pubs….¬†The Breezeway,¬†Little Fish Huge Pond,¬†Celery City,¬†The West End,¬†Sanford Pub Invasion

What: Downtown Sanford Halloween Pub Crawl

Admission: Purchase your tickets at any stop

21. Noche Latina Halloween Party

When: Friday, October 30th, 2015 10pm-2am

What: Dance the night away at Noche Latina to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more. $75 CASH PRIZE FOR BEST COUSTUME!!

Where:¬†Monroe’s in Sanford, Fl¬†530 N. PALMETTO AVE (near Wolfy’s)

Admission: $5

Info: For more info and FREE table reservations call 321-279-4014. Our dress code is STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Below are the Halloween Events that take place on October 31st, 2015 in Sanford FL

Sanford FL Planetarium

22. Spooky Skies

When: Saturday, October 31 from 10-11pm

Where:¬†Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College, 100 Weldon Blvd, Sanford, Florida 32773 –¬†Planetarium B-117

What: The stars of the night sky have awed humanity for thousands of years. They have inspired wonderful legends of heroes, mythological creatures, and supernatural beings. Many of these stories, however, are often modified to appeal to a more family-friendly environment.

Not this time!

Join us for a late-night planetarium presentation where the legends and stories of the night sky are told in their original, darker forms.

Admission: $6 for adults, $4 for non-Seminole State College students and seniors 55+. Seminole State College faculty, staff, and students are free with valid Seminole State photo ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door and seating is first come, first served. We only accept cash or check for payment.

Info: This show is for ages 15 and up only. Call Derek Demeter Р407.708.2409

spooky hollow sanford fl trick or treating

23. Spooky Hollow Trick or Treat

When: Saturday, October 31, 2014, 6pm-8pm

Where: Downtown Sanford

What: Spooky Hallow will provide a safe environment for children, ages 12 and under, to enjoy trick-or-treating with downtown merchants. The kids will also enjoy carnival games and costume contests.

Admission: FREE

Info: Call 407-688-5120. Proudly presented by The City of Sanford Recreation Department

 24. Hoppy Halloween Party

When: Saturday, October 31st, 2015 7pm-1am

Where: Wop’s Hops Brewing Company 419 S. Sanford Ave.

What: Party with us on Halloween Night! Food Truck, costume contest, prizes, snacks, candy, fun times and most importantly great BEER!!!

Admission: Free!

25. Costume Contest at West End Trading Company

When: Saturday, October 31, from 7pm – 2am

Where: West End Trading Company 202 S. Sanford Ave.

What: BOO! Live Music! Come enter our costume contest! Each person that enters gets to vote for the contest!

Judging will be at midnight but the longer you’re there to be recognized the better!!!
Come have some fun!!!!

Admission: FREE


malloween26. Malloween

When: Saturday, October 31, 6-8pm

Where: Seminole Towne Center, Towne Center Circle, Sanford, FL

What: Halloween is here and Simon Malls is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Halloween event. Kidgits is teaming up with Captain McFinn to recognize October as Bully Prevention Month. A free app called The Bully Free zone will be available for download and you could win a free iPadAir. You won’t want to miss all of the fun activities and giveaway!

Malloween РAnnual Trick-or-Treat on the mall will take place Saturday, October 31 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Watch for orange pumpkin signs outside partiocipating stores! It’s sure to be a howlin’ good time!

Shoppers may also enjoy a special Halloween photo session at Picture Yourself, located on the lower level near JCPenney. 5×7 prints will start at $7.55 plus tax or two for $9.45. Show your Kidgits card and you will get one print free with the purchase of two!

Mallowen is sponsored by Ladybird Academy.

Admission: FREE


halloween-cruise27. Halloween Cruise

When: Saturday, October 31st – 7:00pm-10:00pm

Where: The Barbara-Lee is docked at 433 N. Palmetto Avenue

What: Celebrate Halloween aboard the Barbara Lee, Enjoy the classic sounds of RedGate! Costume contest and prizes! Don’t miss this unique experience and party on the St. John’s River.

Admission: $20. Cash bar. Food Available.

Info: Call  321-441-3030 or 888-235-1266 for more info or reservations.


Picture by John Pierce Jr.

Picture by John Pierce Jr.

28. Celery City Cruisers-Halloween

When: Saturday, October 31st- 5:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Downtown Sanford Riverwalk

What: Celery City Cruisers, 5-9pm: Join the oldest car club in Central Florida who has been doing monthly car cruises. Come down to the Riverwalk and enjoy some old tunes of the 50s-70s and see gorgeous oldtimers cruise along the Riverwalk. Bring a lawn chair and hang out with the Celery City Cruisers!

Admission: Free!


29. La Sirena Gorda Game of Thrones Halloween Bash!!

When: Saturday, October 31st 6:30pm

Where: La Sirena Gorda 118 South Palmetto Ave

What:¬†On Behalf of the Small Council and the King of the Seven Kingdoms You are required to join the celebration of All Hallows’ Day from the House of LSG festivities will begin at Sunset …Game of Thrones Costumes encouraged also we will be roasting the Boar that killed Robert Baratheon. Prizes, Trivia, Nerf Archery, Themed drinks & specials, free Fire & Ice shots!

Admssion: Free!

Info: 407-391-3955

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30. Halloween Photo Party

When: Saturday, October 31st  3:00pm- Midnight (Kids welcome until 8pm & Adults stick around as the party continues!)

Where: Park Avenue Photography Studio 200 S. Park Ave. Sanford, FL. 32771 Next to the Antique Shop.

What: Halloween Photo Party, Music and Candy giveaway!

Admission: FREE Photos: $8 5×7 or Digital Image

Info: Call 407-942-3484

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31. The Night Of Truth

When: Saturday October 31, 2015

Where: Iglesia Vida Nueva 911 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Games, Face Painting, Food & Treats. Followed by an Epic Dramatic Play The Little Red Riding Hood show starts at 6pm

Admission: Free

Info: (407) 330-2024


32. Cosplay Halloween Party

When: Saturday, October 31st, 2015 8pm-2am

Where: Little Fish Huge Pond

What: Cosplay Halloween Party, Costume Contest with Prizes, Drink specials and Food!

Admission: Free!



33. Pinkoween!

When: Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Where: 1st street lounge 301 E.1st street Sanford, fl 32771

What: This Pink O Ween is a representation of Halloween and to honor cancer survivors! Come celebrate this event with us! Hope to see you all there! Halloween attire is allowed-no full face masks. Thanks for understanding!

 Admission: Free!

Info: 321-926-3156


34. Halloween Party at Ellen’s Wine Room

When: Saturday, October 31st, 2015 8pm-midnight

Where: Ellen’s Wine Room 440 S. Sanford Ave.

What: Live Music by Chuck Culbertson on Guitar, Costume Contest, Prizes, Food

Admission: Free, Dinner (Chili w/ witch fingers, includes haunted bread $5)

Info: 407-936-1705

shantell's halloween party

35. Costumes and Cocktails

When: Saturday, October 31st, 2015 9pm-2am

Where:¬†Shantell’s¬†417 S Sanford Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What:¬†Come enjoy an adult atmospher full of fun. Costumes & Cocktails is presented by 5 Stars Entertainment, Shantell’s Cafe, Hole Thang Woe Man, Lady Pro Entertainment, DJ Vibe, Ojo Films, and 24k Beauty Supply! Performances by Nicole Virginia, M.A.D.E, 21 Bank, the Perfect Storm, Black Jack the Poet and LOVE! Enjoy $5 pitchers, VIP Bottles, Wines and the best Soul food in town until 2am! Music powered by DJ VIBE! $50 Giveway for Best Costume, 5 Stars Free Photo Shoot and $20 Gift Card for Shantell’s Cafe. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize.

Admission: $10 Admission all night.¬†$50 VIP Bottles + Admission.¬†Tickets can be purchased at the door, Shantell’s Cafe, or Classic Beauty of Orlando

Info: 407-952- 8269

36. Halloween Party at Buster’s Bistro

When: Saturday, October 31st, 2015 8pm-11pm

Where: Buster’s Bistro 300 S. Sanford Ave. Sanford, FL 32773

What:¬†Come party, dance, eat and and enjoy some booooooze. Dress up party¬†on Halloween¬†with a first prize for best outfit! Let’s get with party started! Happy Halloween!!!

Admission: Free!

Info: 407- 732-6880

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37. Neptune Treasures Grand Opening-Masquerade Gala

When: Saturday October 31st, 2015 8pm-midnight

Where: Neptunes Treasures 206 South Sanford Ave. Sanford

What:¬†Yes we are in the final week count down to Neptunes Treasures Grand Opening Masquerade Gala and Halloween show. Tickets are now on Sale for the VIP special event . tickets are $10 and gives you access to our stores showroom and the special event which provides you with a night of fun starting off with a array of hor d’ oeurves and cocktails (yes complimentary) music by our house DJ and live musicians along with Oracle of the Age Sharon Bridwell an amazing physic that you don’t want to miss and YES we will have the amazing talents of ASHLEY SATINE and her Diamond Dolls Tatianna Mendez and Sindi Rae Clark so come by this week Tuesday thru Friday and pick up your tickets and yes as well you can walk in the night of the event so we look forward to seeing you there!

Info: (321) 330-5981


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