Sanford’s Best Fall & Halloween Events and Things to Do 2018

Sanford’s Best Fall & Halloween Events and Things to Do 2018

Put away the beach balls and flamingo floaties and fill your home with pumpkins and all things pumpkin spice!

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Sanford Screams Haunted House

When: October 3rd-31st, Wed. – Sat. @ 7pm-11pm

Where: Sanford Scream 2921 S. Orlando Dr. Ste. 176

What: It is an indoor air conditioned haunted house open October 3rd to 31st from 7 pm to 11 pm. Portions of our proceeds are going to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, Act to ACT and Camp Omega! Help us help them one scare at a time! Read more about them in our blog post… http://bit.ly/sanfordscreams2018

Info: Click Here for the Planetarium Website

Admission:$18.00 a person Or $13.00 with your “IF YOU DARE” $5.00 off coupon from participating retailers…

GET YOUR $5 OFF COUPONS HERE:

Spirits in Sanford

When: Friday October 5th-Saturday October 6th

Where: Woman’s Club of Sanford 309 South Oak Ave.

What: 10th Annual Spirits in Sanford Reception & Art Show

Celebrating our 10th anniversary, Spirits in Sanford is an annual juried art show created for those with a passion for Halloween! Inspired by antique and vintage materials the selected artists come from near and far to make their unique creations available at this once a year event.

Champagne & Early Buy Party
On Friday, from 6 – 8 pm, costumes are encouraged for the , but not required for this evening’s event. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres, artists’ mingle, first selection of art and entry to Saturday’s show. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the “ticket” link on this page under the date and location of the show.

On Saturday, October 6, collectors and Halloween enthusiasts can experience a Halloween art show of the highest quality in an unexpected atmosphere of magical and unexpected wicked delight! Admission is $5 on Saturday at the door.

At Spirits in Sanford, we honor the hand made and the heart felt. We know that fans of Halloween art march to the beat of their own drum, and show organizers Jorge de Rojas and Iva Wilcox have lined up a cadre of artists who do the same. You are sure to come away with unique finds!

Passionate collectors will want to come early for the best selection of this edgy and spirited holiday art!

Admission: Friday, Tickets are $25 per person, which includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres | Saturday, admission is $5 on Saturday at the door.

Info: 407-323-2774 | Click Here for Event Facebook Page

Framed or Planked Wood Sign Class

When: Saturday, October 6th @2PM

Where: Rustic and Pipe Decor 109 W. 1st Street, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Choose a framed or planked wood sign with hanging hardware.

The theme will be Halloween and/or Pumpkin.
For 11 am to 1 pm – Complimentary glass of mimosa and light snacks will be served.
For 2 pm to 4 pm – Complimentary glass of wine and light snacks will be served.

Info: Click Here for the Event Page

Admission: Class is $52.00 per person (limited to 8)

Free Pumpkin Carving Contest at Boston Coffeehouse!

When: Sunday, October 7th @ 3pm

Where: Boston Coffeehouse, 200 Towne Center Cir.

What: Free Pumpkin Carving Contest! Family fun for all ages! Bring your own pumpkin and we will supply the rest!

Info: Click Here for the Planetarium Website

Admission: Free. *Must provide your own pumpkin

Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest in Sanford

When: Friday October 12th @ 6pm-11pm, Saturday October 13th @ 2PM-11PM, Sunday October 14th @ 12PM-6PM

Where: Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe 205 E 1st St, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Hollerbach’s is proud to announce our annual Oktoberfest German Street Party in Historic Downtown Sanford

Featuring authentic German food like Sauerbraten, Jägerschnitzel, Bratwurst, Bavarian pretzels and more, and of course real imported German beer, wine and Schnapps! (Can you say BEER TRUCK??)

Did we mention admission and parking are free?? They are!

So how do these “Hollerbucks” tickets work??

Food, drink and merchandise locations at our street party will not be taking cash or cards – “Hollerbucks” tickets will be required at each location, which can be purchased onsite the day of the event with cash or charge OR online at hollerbachs.com in advance beginning Sept 1. The more Hollerbucks you buy online, the more you save!

Featured Entertainment:
Jimmy & Eckhard
Sonnenschein Express
Alpenrose Schuplattler Verein Dancers
and more!

Our Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe German Restaurant, Magnolia Square Market deli and Hollerbach’s Outfitters traditional German apparel shop will be open normal operating hours on Oktober 12th and 13th, but closing at 6 on Sunday Oktober 14th.

Admission: *Parking and Admission are Free!!*

Hollerbucks Oktoberfest ticket packages on sale now at hollerbachs.com

**VIP Haus Tickets still available for Sunday Oktober 14th only at hollerbachs.com**

Info: hollerbachs.com/oktoberfest

Planetarium Show: Spooky Skies

When: Friday, October 12th @ 8:30PM & Friday, October 26th @ 8:30PM

Where: Seminole State College, Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd

What: Join us for a special planetarium presentation where the legends and stories of the night sky are told in their original, often much darker, forms.

Due to the nature of content, this show intended for ages 15 and up, and is not suitable for children.

Info: Click Here for the Planetarium Website

Admission: $6 adults, $4 students and seniors (55+), free for Seminole State students, faculty, and staff with ID

 

Teen TLC: Teen Pumpkin Paint Off at Sanford Library!

When: Saturday, October 13th @ 2PM

Where: Sanford Library, 150 N Palmetto Ave

What: Free. For middle and high school students. Registration required. PM. Paint Pumpkins! Win money!

Info:407-665-1620 |  Click Here for the Library Website

Admission: FREE!

Bat House WorkshopBat House Building Workshop

When: Saturday October 13th, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 US-17

What: Come assemble your very own bat house at this fun family workshop!

Native bats are nocturnal insectivores that spend their evenings chowing down on insects, including mosquitoes and other pest species. Building a bat house will encourage bats to roost near your home, a natural, DIY form of pest control!

Space is extremely limited, so don’t delay in reserving your spot today!

Admission: $25 per family. $15 for additional bat houses, which must be ordered at time of registration. Click Here to Register Today!

Supplies are provided, just bring your own hammer!

Registration required. Registration will close on September 21 at 5 pm.

Info:  For more information call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org.

 

MID Florida Wrestling presents Halloween Slam

When: Saturday, October 13 @ 6PM-9PM

Where: 2626 S. Palmetto Ave.

What: Hello Everyone it is once again time for another Slammin show our Main Event will be the Taylor Brothers against Unchained Destruction in a Barbed wire bull rope match! Our Charity for this month is Compassionate Hearts & Hands. MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR MAMMOGRAM!!!!

Admission: Free

A Divination Dinner

When: Saturday, October 13th @ 7:30PM

Where: The Rosie Lee Co. 111 E 1st Street, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Join us for a deliciously dark, hauntingly good time this October and experience dining in a whole new way. This ain’t your grandmother’s dinner party, but all ancestors are welcome–both living & dead. We will start the night with butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and a signature cocktail, followed by an elegant, three course meal paired with expertly selected wines, then a decadent dessert & steaming cup of gourmet loose leaf tea will close the meal. Page of Wands Tarot & Oracle will provide divination readings for all willing victims. Atmospheric music, beautiful decor, haunted Sanford trivia and more will accompany this event. Elegant dress is required for all guests, and seating is limited. Email michelle@theempresstable.com or message me here to be added to the list for more information. Intrigued? You should be

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

Planetarium Show: Into The West

When: Saturday, October 13th @ 8:30PM

Where: Seminole State College, Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd

What: “Into The West” conjures up the history of Halloween from its beginnings five millennia ago in what is now Great Britain. This show examines the Britons and the Celts, two groups of ancient peoples who laid the foundation for the modern-day Halloween celebration. The Gaelic festival of Samhain celebrated the end of the harvest season, and from this most important time came the origins of trick-or-treating, the carving of pumpkins and ghostly lore — all inspired by a small, famous cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus known as the Pleiades. Be swept away in our journey “Into The West.”

Most appropriate for ages nine and up.

Info: Click Here for the Planetarium Website

Admission: $6 adults, $4 students and seniors (55+), free for Seminole State students, faculty, and staff with ID

Sanford Fall Bazaar and Pumpkin Patch

When: Sunday, October 14th @ 10AM

Where: Sanford Fall Bazaar & Pumpkin Patch American Legion Post 53

What: Presented by Sanford American Legion Post 53

Arts & Crafts. Artisian Foods. Vegan Donuts. Full Bar. Kids Play Area. Live Entertainment. Dog & Cat Adoptions, Pumpkin Patch

Vendor Information: Violetsweetshoppe@yahoo.com

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page!

Admission: Free Admission!

Pumpkin & Fall Fun at Rustic & Pipe Decor

When: Sunday, October 14th @1PM

Where: Rustic and Pipe Decor 109 W. 1st Street, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Come visit our pumpkin patch where you can pick out a pumpkin to decorate, make a craft to take home and have some fall treats.

Info: Click Here for the Event Page

Admission: $15, Click Here to get your Ticket!

West End & Celery City’s 11th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

When: Thursday, October 18 @ 12PM-12AM

Where: West End Trading Co. 202 Sanford Ave

What: Come carve for cash and prizes at West End Trading Co.. or Celery City Craft (Carving must be done ON SITE THIS DAY at West End Trading Co. OR Celery City Craft). Carve anytime during business hours on this day, and voting will start the following day. VOTING GOES FROM OCT 19TH TIL MIDNIGHT OCT 26TH!

First 25 entrants get a free pumpkin, feel free to bring your own. We will also have SOME carving utensils, you are ok to bring in anything you need!

VOTING RULES! We will post pics on West End FB page and share the thread on Celery City. MOST LIKES = WINNER. LIKES MUST REGISTER ON THE ORIGINAL POST!

$150 in cash/tab/prizes 1ST
$75 2ND
$50 3RD

We will watch Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin at 8pm while we carve at both locations!!!!

Admission: Free to Attend!

Lakeside Community Pumpkin Patch is back!

When: October 18th-31st, M-F @ 2pm -dusk, SAT @ 10am-dusk, SUN @ 12pm-dusk

Where: Lakeside United Methodist Church & Preschool 121 N. Henderson Lane

What: Come out to the pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin for your Halloween and Fall fun. This is also an opportunity for some great fall photos! Proceeds go to support our Youth Group’s summer mission trip and the Preschool Ministry.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Admission: Free to attend!

Info: For additional info. go to https://lakesideumc.net/pumpkinpatch/

Pumpkin Beer Battle: East vs West Coast at Celery City Craft

When: Thursday, October 18 @ 6PM-10PM

Where: Celery City Craft 114 S Palmetto Ave.

What: Southern Tier Brewing Co., Elysian Brewing Co. East Coast vs West Coast Pumpkin Beer Battle!! We need your vote to settle the score! Details and beer list below!

– 8 top rated pumpkin beers on tap, your vote
determines which beer is the best
– Give aways and gift basket raffle-offs from
Southern Tier, Elysian & Celery City Craft
– Live music & 80’s rap/hip hop music all night!
– West End 11 Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Southern Tier Brewing Co. East Coast

– Chai Tea Pumking – Imperial Pumpkin Ale w/
Chai Tea, 8.6% ABV – 4.06/5 Beer Advocate
rating
– Cold Press Coffee Pumking- Imperial Pumpkin
Ale w/ Cold Pressed Coffee, 8.6% ABV –
4.05/5 Beer Advocate rating
– Pumpking – Imperial Pumpkin Ale, 8.6% ABV –
4.05/5 Beer Advocate rating
– Warlock – Imperial Pumpkin Stout, 8.6% ABV –
3.99/5 Beer Advocate rating

Elysian Brewing Co. West Coast

– Punkuccino – Coffee Pumpkin Ale, 6% ABV –
4.17/5 Beer Advocate rating
– Great Pumpkin – Imperial Pumpkin Ale, 8.1%
ABV – 4.14/5 Beer Advocate rating
– Dark Knife – Pumpkin Schwartz-bier, 4.3% ABV
3.67/5 Beer Advocate rating
– Night Owl – Pumpkin Ale, 6.7% ABV – 3.95/5
Beer Advocate rating

Admission: Free to Attend!

Movie Classics at the Ritz Theatre presents Dracula

When: October 18 @ 7:30 pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 Magnolia Ave

What: Join us for a Classic Movie, brought to you by City of Sanford and the WDPAC!

Admission: Tickets are $5 cash at the door only!

Pets on the Patio: Halloween Edition

When: October 19th @ 6PM

Where: Chick-fil-A Sanford 4590 W State Road 46, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Come join us for a Pets on the Patio Halloween event. Bring your pet in a costume for a chance to win one of three prizes. Also enjoy tricks, treats, pet photography and more!

Pet Rescue by Judy and WOOF GANG BAKERY & GROOMING Heathrow will be there with some surprises of their own.

Don’t miss it!

*Chick-fil-A cannot be liable for any injuries, loss or damage of pets or property.

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Event Facebook Page!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KIDX FAMILY OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT-CASPER

When: Friday, October 19th @7pm

Where: Macy’s, 330 Towne Center Cir, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: Join us in the Macy’s parking lot for a FREE family movie night! We will be playing Casper on the big screen and providing complimentary popcorn to our movie-goers. Bring your lawn chairs, sit back, and enjoy!

Info: Click Here for Event Page!

Admission: Free!

 

Halloween Spook-tacualr Cat Show

When: Saturday, October 20th & Sunday, October 21st @ 9am-4pm

Where: Sanford Civic Center 401 E. Seminole Blvd.

What: CFA All Breed Cat Show – Sanford Civic Center – 10/20/18 – 10/21/18 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Come see 8 rings of all breed cats being judged. Lots of fun for the family and kids; cat costume contest on Saturday. Coloring books for the kids, food, raffle items and candy for our Halloween celebration!!

Admission:

$6 General Admission (over 12), $5 Children & Seniors

$1 off coupon available on flyer above

Info:  For additional info. go to www.flcatshows.com

Kid’s Halloween Party at Sanford Moose Lodge

When: Saturday, October 20th @ 11AM

Where: Sanford Moose Lodge 1851 2660 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, Florida 32773

What: Costume Contest. Activities. Games. Snacks and More! Haunted House and Trick or Treat Bags for all the Kids! Come out and enjoy. We still need volunteers and dishes for this event.

Info: (407) 321-9244

Admission: Free to Attend!

A Tragic Tale of Two Sisters

When: Saturday, October 20th @ 2PM

Where: Sanford Museum 520 E 1st St.

What: While historians have recorded the significant sociopolitical events and happenings of 1920- and 1930-era Sanford, few have attempted to delve into how local citizens were affected by these events, or how they may have unwittingly played a role in what could be fairly described as a dark period in local history. Such was the case of two sisters from a well-known and prominent Sanford family who met their untimely end during this turbulent period.

Elizabeth Musson Scott and Demarius Musson Warren were the daughters of John Musson and Josephine Falkner Musson -– a family active in local civic, business, religious and fraternal organizations during their thirty-year history in Sanford. Within a span of 10 years, the Musson parents unexpectedly passed away and the Musson sisters committed suicide. Their deaths were widely covered both locally and statewide, with all accounts reporting significant detail as to how the deaths had occurred, but only speculation as to why.

Questions remain as to inconsistencies regarding both the circumstances of their deaths, but also their personal relationships and life in Sanford prior to their passing. Similarly, how did the community culture and dynamic play a role in the tragic tale of these two sisters?

Join us for this presentation by Jill Musson Williams, the the grand niece of the Musson sisters, as she tells this story based on personal accounts and memories passed down through the generations.

Special thanks to the Sanford Museum staff Alicia Clarke, Brigitte Stephenson and previous assistance and continuing inspiration from Christine Kinlaw Best on this journey of discovery.

Info: (407) 688-5198

Second Annual Children’s Craft & Fall Festival

When: Saturday, October 20th @ 6PM

Where: The Historic Sanford Welcome Center 230 E 1st St

What: This is going to be an amazing event for the Kiddies! On October 20th,2018 ~ 6pm-8pm the Historic Sanford Welcome Center and the Sanford Art Walk will have it’s 2nd annual Children’s Craft and Fall festival. Plenty of activities; table crafts, pumpkin painting , pumpkin patch and so much more. Hope to see you there!

Info: (407) 302-2586

Admission: Free to attend and activities range from $1-$3 with pumpkins priced by size.

 

 

 

 

 

Costume Party: Pirate Fest and Live Music

When: Saturday, October 20th @6:30pm-12am

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

What: Come dressed up as a pirate or whatever you’d like!

In addition to the Pirate Fest and costume contest happening right outside of Wop’s Hops Brewery, we are having the blues & rock duo, SIRSY play for us! Click here for the event info: Sirsy: Rock & Soul This Saturday!

Dress like a pirate and enjoy great food, beer, wine and mead. We will have vendors, food trucks of all kinds and street performers!

Costume Contest Info:
Don’t forget to wear your favorite linens and jewels for the costume contest. Costume registration kicks off at 6:30pm and start at 7pm right on front of WopsHops Brewing Company!
Categories are:
Best pirate costume
Best couple or group costume
Best overall costume

Bring the little ones to enjoy their very own kids zone full of fun and wonder.

100% of proceeds donated to Love Missions.

Info: Click Here for Event Page!

Admission: Free to Attend!

Planetarium Show: Into The West

When: Saturday, October 20th @ 8:30PM

Where: Seminole State College, Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd

What: “Into The West” conjures up the history of Halloween from its beginnings five millennia ago in what is now Great Britain. This show examines the Britons and the Celts, two groups of ancient peoples who laid the foundation for the modern-day Halloween celebration. The Gaelic festival of Samhain celebrated the end of the harvest season, and from this most important time came the origins of trick-or-treating, the carving of pumpkins and ghostly lore — all inspired by a small, famous cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus known as the Pleiades. Be swept away in our journey “Into The West.”

Most appropriate for ages nine and up.

Info: Click Here for the Planetarium Website

Admission: $6 adults, $4 students and seniors (55+), free for Seminole State students, faculty, and staff with ID

Zoo Boo Bash!

When: October 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th @ 9AM-3PM

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 U.S. 17

What: Zoo Boo Bash presented by Orlando Health

Trick-or-treat at the wildest place in town during our annual Zoo Boo Bash! It’s a safe, fun, and not-too-scary event for creatures of all ages. Bring your treat bag and wear your costume for a wild time!

Experience spooktivities such as a daily costume contest, pumpkin bowling, spooky crafts, and watch as our animals enjoy Halloween-inspired treats and enrichments and much more! Plus, see a live Bubble Show by Big Idea Entertainment

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ACTIVITIES

Special book reading of The Skeleton in the Closet – A Halloween Tradition by local Author, Chad Shea.

Costume Contest

Categories:
Animal (Indicidual)
Non-Animal (Individual)
Group

No sign-up required.

Children’s Spooky Crafts

Boo-tacular Bounce House

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TREAT STATION SPONSORS & VENDORS

Atlantic Ear, Nose & Throat
Happy Family Organics
Hunter Vision
United Arts of Central Florida

To inquire about treat station sponsorship or vendor opportunities, please contact us at 407.323.4450 ext 103.

Admission: TICKETS

Zoo Boo Bash is included with daily admission to the Zoo.
Annual pass holders please note this is a blackout date. Annual pass holders attending will need to pay $5 for each named person on their valid pass card as event admission.

Info: For more information, call 407.323.4450 ext 100 | Click Here for Event Facebook Page

Halloween Trivia Night

When: Thursday, October 25th @ 7pm-9pm

Where: Deviant Wolfe Brewing 121 W 1st St

What: With just a few days to go before Halloween, get your trivia fix at Deviant Wolfe in Sanford.

Info: Click Here for the Event Page!

Admission: Free!

Chick-fil-A’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

When: Friday, October 26th @ 6pm-8pm

Where: Chick-fil-A Sanford 4590 W State Road 46

What: A Halloween event for the whole family! Come out to Chick-fil-A Sanford and enjoy a Halloween celebration. Tons of fun and activities including:
– A costume contest* for all ages with great prizes
– Indoor and outdoor games
– A magician
– Crafts
– AND MORE!

*The costume contest winners will be announced at 7:30. You must be present to win.

Info: Click Here for the Event Page!

Admission: Free to Attend!

Halloween Night Golf Scramble

When: Friday, October 26th @ 6:30pm  (6:30 pm Shotgun Start)

Where: Mayfair Country Club 3536 Country Club Rd.

What: Halloween Night Golf
* Includes: Golf, 2 Glow Balls, Beer & Prizes!
6 Holes in the Light & 6 Holes in the Dark

Info: Call (407) 322-2531 to sign up

Admission: 2-Person Scramble – $30 per person | Sign up now: https://admin.coursetrends.com/take-a-survey/1373

Night Of Fright: Scary Ghost Stories

When: Friday, October 26th @ 7pm & 8:30pm

Where: Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College 100 Weldon Blvd

What: Join master storyteller “Country Joe” Rosier at his gazebo of his manor house for an evening of spooky ghost stories told under a starlit night. This show is a live theatrical performance and includes both visual and sound effects.

The first show at 7 pm is suitable for ages 6 and up. The second show at 8:30 pm is recommended for ages 14 and up.

Info: (407) 708-2409

Admission: $6 for adults, $4 for K-12 and non-Seminole State students and seniors 55+, Seminole State students, faculty, and staff will receive free admission. Tickets can be purchased 15 minutes prior to showtime at the door. There are no reservations and we only accept cash or check as payment.

Halloween Hoopla & Haunted Ghost Tours

When: Saturday, October 26th @7pm, 8pm, 9pm & October 27th @ 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm

Where: Museum of Seminole County History 300 Eslinger Way

What: Come out for an evening of FUN and Haunted Tours at the Museum of Seminole County History.

On Saturday, 10/27, from 5:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m the Ladies 327 Supper Club will be hosting a Children’s Costume Contest along with Kids Activities in the courtyard such as Bounce House, Pumpkin Painting, Cookie Decorating, Rock Painting, Face Painter, Balloon Twister and more!!!
Saturday evening the Museum will conduct the Haunted Tours at 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, 8:00 p.m & 9:00 p.m..
The Museum will also be conducting Haunted Tours on Friday at 7:00 p.m, 8:00 p.m & 9:00 p.m. at the General admission rate.
The museum is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization and this event is a fundraiser to purchase much needed equipment the museum needs.
Look forward to seeing you there!

Admission: The cost for the Haunted Tours is $3.00 or $1.00 for Youth & Seniors. There will be an additional $2.00 charge on Saturday for the kids activities.

Info:  Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

Phantasmagoria IX: Homecoming

When: Friday, October 26th @ 7:30PM

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201-203 South Magnolia Avenue

What: Called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.” by Good Day Atlanta, and direct from its ongoing sold out performances in Central Florida and tour cities, Phantasmagoria is proud to be presenting their next main stage installment of this long running series PHANTASMAGORIA IX

“Homecoming” to celebrate the 2018 Halloween Season and its ninth year in Central Florida!

With the ongoing critically acclaimed success of the past seven year’s installments – as well as special events and appearances throughout the year– the brand new PHANTASMAGORIA IX thunders on to Stage at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center with all new stories of terror! Live performers, “Phantastical” dance, explosive stage combat, large scale puppetry, aerial performance and haunting storytelling combine to create a tapestry of macabre and whimsical horror!

Info: (407) 321-8111

Admission: $25-$40 | Facebook Event Page

Haunted Sanford Historical Ghost Walk!

When: Friday, October 26th @ 8pm-9:30pm

Where: Sanford Homebrew Shop 115 South Magnolia Avenue

What: You must register or RSVP for this tour!

Haunted Sanford presents the Historical Ghost Walk in beautiful downtown Sanford! During this walk, we will regale you with tales of old and new concerning ghostly experiences in the downtown area, culminating with a walk to an actual haunted building! Scary stories aside, this walking tour is for all ages. We will present an overview of ghostly activity and then walk the streets telling the historical stories gathered from the people who live in Sanford themselves. You can bring water or any other soft beverage on this tour.

Admission: Tickets are $15 dollars and can be purchased at the link, availability is limited.

**Please purchase tickets carefully! They are by date of event, not date of purchase or by date you show up and we are not responsible for you purchasing tickets for one set date and showing up for another. Tickets are only good for the date of the event that you purchased and cannot be refunded if you miss or confuse the date!

Info:  Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets!

Zoo Boo Bash!

When: October 27th & 28th @ 9AM-3PM

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 U.S. 17

What: Zoo Boo Bash presented by Orlando Health

Trick-or-treat at the wildest place in town during our annual Zoo Boo Bash! It’s a safe, fun, and not-too-scary event for creatures of all ages. Bring your treat bag and wear your costume for a wild time!

Experience spooktivities such as a daily costume contest, pumpkin bowling, spooky crafts, and watch as our animals enjoy Halloween-inspired treats and enrichments and much more! Plus, see a live Bubble Show by Big Idea Entertainment

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ACTIVITIES

Special book reading of The Skeleton in the Closet – A Halloween Tradition by local Author, Chad Shea.

Costume Contest

Categories:
Animal (Indicidual)
Non-Animal (Individual)
Group

No sign-up required.

Children’s Spooky Crafts

Boo-tacular Bounce House

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TREAT STATION SPONSORS & VENDORS

Atlantic Ear, Nose & Throat
Happy Family Organics
Hunter Vision
United Arts of Central Florida

To inquire about treat station sponsorship or vendor opportunities, please contact us at 407.323.4450 ext 103.

Admission: TICKETS

Zoo Boo Bash is included with daily admission to the Zoo.
Annual pass holders please note this is a blackout date. Annual pass holders attending will need to pay $5 for each named person on their valid pass card as event admission.

Info: For more information, call 407.323.4450 ext 100 | Click Here for Event Facebook Page

Annual Trick or Treat Barn Bash and Horse Costume Party!

When: Saturday, October 27th @ 3pm-5pm

Where: Lakeside Methodist Church & Preschool 121 N. Henderson Lane

What: One of our favorite and most popular events of the year! Trick or Treat to horses in costumes! Family fun for all to raise money for a great cause. We will have halloween themed snacks and refreshments as well as treats to purchase for the horses. Invite your friends and neighbors, this is an event that you will be sure to remember!

Admission: We prefer for tickets to be purchased online through Eventbrite to ensure quick entry to the farm and fun! Tickets per family are $15 online and will be $20 at the gate (cash preferred day of). All proceeds go directly to our horses and program!

Info:  Click Here for Event Page!

Trunk or Treat at Lakeside

When: Saturday, October 27th @ 4-5:30pm

Where: Lakeside Methodist Church & Preschool 121 N. Henderson Lane

What: Trunk or treat is a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween. Children wear their non scary costumes and walk from trunk to trunk to look and the decorations and receive candy and treats.

Admission: Free to attend!

Info:  For additional info. go to https://lakesideumc.net/pumpkinpatch/

Spooky Star Party

When: Saturday, October 27th @ 5pm-10pm

Where: Seminole State College, Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd

What: Join us for an evening of celestial observation, tales from the night sky, crafts and science activities, and of course…candy! We encourage everyone to dress up in their Halloween best, and we’ll hold our famous children’s costume contest as well!

Like at all planetarium star parties, admission to the event is completely free! All activities, including the “Into The West” planetarium presentation in the star party, are included.

There will be plenty of space in the star party area for visitors to bring chairs and blankets. The event will take place in the faculty and staff parking lot adjacent to building B and the planetarium, just off College Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.

Admission: Free!

Info: Click Here to Visit the Event Facebook Page

 

 

 

 

 

Sanford Avenue BLOCK Party-HALLOWEEN!!!

When: Saturday, October 27th @ 5pm-12am

Where: Sanford Avenue Block Party South Sanford Ave.

What: It’s that time again, the Sanford Avenue Block Party is hosting a blow out HALLOWEEN and celebrating 2 Brewery Anniversaries, WopsHops Brewing Company and Sanford Brewing Company
Specials, Vendors, LIVE MUSIC, Southside Classic Rock Rhythm and BluesCarly Jo Jackson Music and others.
Craft Beverages and fun. Dress your best in Historic Downtown Sanford on Sanford Avenue

Admission: Free!

Info: Click Here to Visit the Event Facebook Page

Halloween Costume party and Dinner at Sanford Moose Lodge

When: Saturday, October 27th @ 6PM-2AM

Where: Sanford Moose Lodge 2660 South Palmetto Ave

What: Always a great time at the Sanford Moose Lodge

Admission: Free

Information: (407) 321-9244

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Costume Contest at West End & Celery City!

When: Saturday, October 27th @ 8pm-12am

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

What: 1ST PLACE $500
2ND $250
3RD $100
BEST GROUP $250
Combination of cash/prizes/bar tabs.

HOW DO YOU WIN??? Show up at Celery City between 7-9pm, or West End from 9-11pm and have your photo taken by a professional! We will load these photos on Facebook the following day (Oct 28th). We will let the people decide, so the pics that get the most likes, win! 1 like = 1 vote! Voting will go until midnight on Nov 5th, and we will announce the winners on Nov 6th 🙂

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page! 

Admission: Free to Attend!

Buster’s Annual Halloween Costume Party!

When: Saturday, October 27th @ 8pm-12am

Where: Buster’s Bistro 300 S Sanford Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Saturday October 27 we will be holding our annual Halloween party! Costume contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! DJ Michael knight will be behind his table that night starting at 8PM.
1st place : $100 giftcard
2nd place : $50 giftcard
3rd place. Misc Swag!
Prizes are sponsored by Blanche De Bruxelles and Timmermans so look out for those beers and get wild @ Buster’s Halloween Costume Party!

Info: (407) 732-6880

Admission: Free to Attend!

Great Gatsby Halloween Party Feat. Dutch Jazz Band

When: Saturday, October 27th @ 8pm

Where: Luisa’s Cellar 206 Sanford Avenue

What: Come on over and dance the night away in the most exclusive, elegant and fun party of the town! Kid’s Dutch Harlem Madness Jazz Band will be playing for us. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best costume so make sure to dress to impress.

Make sure not to miss the unique opportunity to celebrate Halloween in a different tone with friends, great music and wine!

Info: (407) 915-7309

Admission: Reserve your table to get a FREE bottle of CHAMPAGNE! Click Here to book your table and receive other perks.

The cost is $50 per table ( 2 seating and includes a bottle of champagne and a cheese and cured meats board) For 4 seating or more: $75 (includes 2 bottles and one mix board).
This is a special deal and Founders Club Members have priority seating. We will have clean bathrooms, live music, great ambiance and lovely service.

Halloween PARTY with Doc Fu and The Brothers of the Blues

When: Saturday, October 27th @ 8pm-12am

Where: The Alley – Sanford, FL 114 S Park Ave

What: Stay tuned for all details. Music, Costume Prizes and more!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Admission: Free to Attend!

Halloween Walk Through/Immersive Experience with Phantasmagoria!

When: Tuesday, October 30th & Wednesday October 31st @ 7pm-10pm

Where: Higgin’s House Bed & Breakfast 420 S Oak Ave

What: Halloween Walk Through/Immersive Experience with Phantasmagoria!

Called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.” by Good Day Atlanta, and direct from its successful sold out performances in multiple cities and states, Phantasmagoria is proud to present an all new collaboration with Sanford’s Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast to celebrate the 2018 Halloween Season and its ninth year of ongoing production!

HALLOWEEN WALK THROUGH/IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
Join Phantasmagoria in the perfect setting for a truly spooky Halloween – a gorgeous Victorian Bed and Breakfast – for its first ever walk through “Haunted” experience. From the moment this Victorian Horror Troupe greets you at the door you will be immersed in magic, storytelling, dark poetry and a séance to gather the forces of the “Ghost of the Higgins House” as the audience embarks on a delightful and personal journey into the Whimsically Macabre world of Phantasmagoria! All ending with outside performances and a taste of fire dancing to end your night in a truly Phantasmagorical way!.
Multiple showings (6 per night) starting on the 7:00pm hour – max capacity per showing 25 attendees. (Estimated time of experience 30 – 35 minutes with outdoor performance)
October 30th and 31st – Halloween Night
Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast – 420 S Oak Ave, Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 324-9238
Tickets available at https://higginshouse.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=5842

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Admission: Standard Admission $18.00 / VIP Ticket $25.00 (includes a complimentary beverage and Phantasmagoria Souvenir!)

Themed Trivia with Michael Knight : Halloween!

When: Tuesday, October 30th @ 8pm-10pm

Where: Buster’s Bistro 300 S Sanford Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Tuesday October 30 We are hosting our Monhtly Themed Trivia night! This month can’t be anything but Halloween! Get your best team together and fill your minds with every Halloween fact possible! This is our big one of the month so bigger prizes!
1st place : $100 giftcard
2nd place : $20 giftcard
3rd place : $10 giftcard

Info: (407) 732-6880

Admission: Free to Attend!

    

Halloween Gothic Masquerade & Costume Ball

When: Wednesday, October 31 @ 8 PM – 12 AM

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

What: Halloween Wednesday, Heartagram: A Tribute To HIM at 8:30 & Lovacaine at 10:30,

***DISCOUNTED FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING MAILED OUT PRE SALE TICKETS EMAIL: heartagramatributetohim@gmail.com or lovacainemusic@gmail.com or call 407.308.5179***

Admission: $10.00 21+, $13.00 under 21

Kids & Doggies Halloween Party

When: Wednesday, October 31st @ 4pm-6pm

Where: Luisa’s Cellar 206 Sanford Avenue

What: Join us for a spooktacular time! We will be giving away FREE Candy for the little ones and treats to the doggos and will give an awesome award to the most original costume!

Info: (407) 915-7309

Admission: Free to Attend!

TRICK-OR-TREATING at Sanford Mall

When: Wednesday, October 31st @ 6PM-8PM

Where: Seminole Towne Center Mall 200 Towne Center Cir

What: Ghouls and Goblins 12 and under are invited to attend the annual Trick-or-Treat throughout the center, Wednesday, October 31st from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at participating stores. Join us in a safe,well-lit environment and grab some goodies from Seminole Towne Center stores!

At 6:30 pm sharp there will be a special show in center court, “Mad Science Spooky Spectacular” followed by, “Make your own Goblin Gook”! You don’t want to miss this Frankentastic event!

Admission: Free

Information: Click Here for Event Page.

 

Spooky Hollow Trick or Treat

When: Wednesday, October 31, 2016 @ 6pm-8pm

Where: Downtown Sanford

What:Join the City Of Sanford for a Frightfully good Time at Spooky Hallow Trick or Treat with our Downtown merchants on First Street and Magnolia Square in Downtown Sanford.

Ages 12 and under are welcome!

Carnival Games, Prizes & Surprises!

Costume Contest by age groups starting at 7PM & 7:30PM in Magnolia Square.

Admission: Ages 12 and under are FREE

Info: For more information call 407.688.5120 option 6 or visit www.Sanfordfl.gov

Halloween Party-Super Heroes at El Paso Mexican Grill!

When: Wednesday, October 31, 2016 @ 6pm-7pm

Where: El Paso Mexican Grill 4520 W STATE RD 46

What: The best Costume will win a free dinner for two people!!

Admission: Free!

Info: Click Here for Event Page!

 Trunk or Treat at Action Church

When: Wednesday, October 31st @ 6:30PM-8:30PM

Where: Action Church 650 E Airport Blvd.

What: Join us for this fun, family friendly event! Free food, candy, hayrides and plenty of activities.

Admission: This event is FREE!

Info: (407) 965-2331

all-souls-harvest-festival-2All Souls Annual Community Harvest Festival

When: November 2nd-November 4th

Where: All Souls Catholic Church 3280 W. 1st St. (SR46)

What: It’s that time of the year again and it’s time for fair rides, food, entertainment and family fun!

Admission: Admission is free, prices for tickets and wristbands for rides and games can be viewed at allsoulsharvestfestival.com

Info: 407-322-3795

Shriekfest 2018

When: Saturday November 3rd @ 2pm-10pm

Where: Wayne Densch 201 S. Magnolia Ave.

What: Shriekfest brings its 18 years of the BEST in indie HORROR and SCIFI to Orlando! $8.00 a block of films or $25.00 for the entire day! www.shriekfest.com for the full schedule

Admission:  $25 day pass

Info:  Click Here to Visit the Event Facebook Page

The Rock of Central Florida Fall Festival

When: Saturday November 3rd @ 10am-2pm

Where: The Rock of Central Florida 6641 West State Road 46

What: Come join us for The Rock of CF’s Fall Festival! A family friendly event for all ages. There will be food trucks, business booths, games, prizes, raffles, chili cook-off, and fun activities for adults and kids. The Kidz Rock Early Learning Center and The Rock Academy will have open houses and give-aways, and Nations Cafe, where all proceeds go to missions, will have their Grand Opening! The Big Red Bus will be parked out front all day, and donors will receive a free fleece blanket and wellness checkup!

Admission: Free!

Info:  (407) 688-2445

Sofas and Suds 2018

When: Sunday, November 18 @  2 PM – 6 PM

Where: Celery City Craft 114 S Palmetto Ave.

What: Come to Beautiful Downtown Sanford and watch as local businesses race their modified couches against one other. Huge bragging rights at stake for the fastest couch as well as the crowd favorite.

Hosted by A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan!

2018 rules available here

As always, past participating businesses get to sign-up first until September 26th, then for the following week we are taking businesses in the 32771 zip code . . . then reamining spots open to public. Once the 16 team field of entrants has been established, we will then open up the Recliner Races for sign-ups!

Admission: Admission to this event is FREE! But please, no coolers our outside drinks. Security and Sanford PD will ask you to throw away. There will be plenty of options for drinks and dining in and around the event site. . . . INCLUDING A V.I.P. AREA!!!! That’s right, for only $35 +tax (in advance, $45 day of) you get:
*Premium Viewing Area
*Complimentary Beer, Wine, and Spirits
*Pit Row access, hang out with the teams racing
*Bathrooms
*Access to Food Trucks

VIP tickets will go on sale in October

Info: Sofa and Suds Event Page or Call (407) 322-7475

 

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Claudia

Hi, my name is Claudia! I live, work and play in Sanford, FL. To top it all off, I am also totally in love with Sanford! My husband Jose and I are Realtors in Sanford, FL and help people realize their dreams of home ownership. We have two sons, Nicolas (2011) and Lukas (2013). I am originally from Germany, moved here in 2004. In 2008 I started Sanford365.com. I love everything that says creativity. Design is my passion, no matter if Graphic, Web or Fashion Design - and I am also into photography :) I'm also very social and love to hang out with my family and friends, be it for a kids play date or a fun night out ;)

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