Sanford’s Best Fall & Halloween Events and Things to Do 2019

Sanford’s Best Fall & Halloween Events and Things to Do 2019

Whether we can feel it or not in Florida it is officially Fall! Maybe we can’t feel it in the air, but we can definitely see it in the events that are happening right here in Sanford!

Check back regularly as we will continue to add events to our list as businesses announce them.

PLEASE NOTE: EVENT DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL BUSINESS TO VERIFY.

Halloween Boo-Tique

When: Saturday October 5th 4pm-8pm

Where: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art 211 E 1st St. Sanford, FL 32771

What: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art invites the public to a celebration of art and Halloween!

Jeanine Taylor’s Halloween Boo-Tique will begin promptly at 4pm on October 5th. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to get their choice pick of art before the crowds take hold. A sampling seasonal of hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails hand selected by Jeanine Taylor will be complimentary to attendees.

Few among the artists in Jeanine Taylor’s orbit turn out the haunts like those featured in her upcoming Halloween Boo-tique. The artist roster will feature likes of Melissa Menzer, Darlene Allen, Kerry Schmidt and Anthony Pack. Each artist possesses an undying thirst for all things strange and unusual!

MELISSA MENZER:
For Melissa Menzer there is no better muse than vintage sepia toned photographs of long forgotten relatives found in the bargain bins of Florida’s roadside flea markets. Her wry quirk can be attributed to her parents who were artists and antique dealers in the Washington DC area. Menzer utilizes varied materials from cabinet card photographs to vintage silverware. Orlando culture seekers may remember Menzer’s featured bejeweled birds at the Mennello Museum of Art under Frank Holt’s reign.

DARLENE ALLEN:
Darlene Allen possesses a love for Jim Henson, misfit toys and mohair. Her title as a Master Bearmaker is well earned and very apparent. Allen’s mohair creatures are tediously assembled with masterful hand stitching and given a mischievous grimace.

KERRY SCHMIDT:
Felted oddities of the ghoulish persuasion come to life by the hands of California based artist, Kerry Schmidt. The eye-popping characters in Schmidt’s arsenal include hard-nosed crows, snarling French Bulldogs, grinning bats and a few vegetables with an attitude. Her work has been featured in multiple magazines and collected far and wide.

ANTHONY PACK:
Anthony Pack’s multimedia upcycled assemblages round off this Halloween Boo-tique quartet. His famous suited devils made of wood scraps and book covers have a wide appeal. It is common for his creatures to wear a startled expression across their mug.

Admission: Free to Attend

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

Bierfest Day 1- Celebrating Oktoberfest

When: Saturday October 5th 4pm-8pm

Where: Luisa’s Cellar 206 Sanford Avenue Sanford, FL 32771

What: 2 dates… 30 different biers to taste! That is what we call a Bierfest!

Join us for an awesome Bierfestival celebrating all things German bier and food! Bring your outfits and get cool discounts. Come and taste over 15 beers celebrating Oktoberfest!

Light German Appetizers provided by The Empress Table

Hosted by Sascha your German Bier Dude and some of our great friends!

Admission: Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets!

Advance Tickets: $15
At the Door: $20
Bundle for 2 days: $25

Bier Club Members get 2 more samples and a $5 coupon for ta

Info:(407) 915-7309 | Click Here for Event Facebook Page

Planetarium: Observe The Moon Night & Luna Planetarium Show

When: Saturday October 5th

Where: Seminole State College, B117C Planetarium Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd Sanford, FL 32773

What: Join us for a FREE telescope viewing in front of the planetarium to observe our nearest celestial neighbor the Moon from 5 pm to 11 pm. We also encourage you to bring your own telescope if you’d like and a lawn chair to enjoy the sights of the moon, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter and many more celestial objects!

International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor.

The first quarter Moon is visible in the afternoon and evening, a convenient time for most hosts and participants. Furthermore, the best lunar observing is typically along the dusk/dawn terminator, where shadows are the longest, rather than at full Moon.

Additionally we will be presenting our Luna – Planetarium Show starting at 7 pm. Paid admission for show is required.

Additionally we will be presenting our Luna – Planetarium Show starting at 7 pm which explores all you need to know about our nearest celestial neighbor.

Admission: Moon Viewing is FREE!

Luna Planetarium Show:

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: Click Here for the Planetarium Website

Florida Tales Through Ales: Tales from the Crypt

When: Tuesday October 8th

Where:Wop’s Hops Brewing Co 419 S Sanford Ave Sanford, FL 32771 

What: Join us for another Florida Tales Through Ales focusing on cemeteries!

Guest speaker, Sarah Miller, director of the NE and East central regions of FPAN, will be speaking on how archaeologists study cemeteries to learn more about the community. Learn about iconography, changes in beliefs, how people in the past viewed death, and issues facing our cemeteries today!
As always, join us for the talk and an inspired ale.

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Alive After 5 Oktoberfest

When: Thursday October 10th 5pm-8pm

Where: Downtown Sanford on First Street Sanford, FL 32771 

What: We’re kicking off Oktoberfest weekend and partnering with Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café for this month’s event!

This event will include all of the usual Alive After 5 fun — drinks, kid zone, new vendors, and great live music in Magnolia Square by Rockit Fly! The streets of Downtown Sanford will be flowing with Gemütlichkeit, featuring a variety of German beers and spirits provided by Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café.
Dress up in your Lederhosen and Dirndls and join us on Thursday, October 10th from 5PM to 8PM!

Hosted by the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, Alive After 5 is Sanford’s monthly street festival taking place on the second Thursday of every month from 5-8PM. AA5 is Central Florida’s largest recurring monthly street party with live music, local artists, food and craft beers in a beautiful historic town.

Enjoy:Great local restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, antique stores, nightlife and a variety of other unique businesses !

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Planetarium: Plan 9 From Outer Space Hosted by Something Ghoulish

When: Thursday October 10th 7pm-9pm

Where: Seminole State College, B117C Planetarium Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd Sanford, FL 32773

What: Prepare yourself for the “worst movie ever made.”

Something Ghoulish has partnered with the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College to host a one night screening of Plan 9 From Outer Space. There will be an introduction to the film detailing its importance and its legacy which will be hosted by Something Ghoulish’s Anthony Derington.

Guests will receive a complimentary event poster on arrival.

Summary:
Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible “Plan 9” in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living, our lives are in danger.

Admission: Admission is free and seating is limited to first come first serve.

Info: For further questions please message us or email us at contact@somethingghoulish.com

Historic Cemeteries as Outdoor Museums

When: Saturday October 12th, 11:30am-4pm

Where: 400 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771-1408, United States

What: Emma Dietrich of FPAN will be giving a lecture on cemeteries as archeological resources “Historic Cemeteries as Outdoor Museums
Why are cemeteries are an integral part of learning about past communities? Join us and learn about how archaeologists and historians study historic cemeteries. We will discuss iconography, views of death, changes through time, and how to preserve and record these resources.”

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest in Sanford

When: October 11th, 12th & 13th 2pm-6pm

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

What: The streets of Historical Downtown Sanford will once again flow with Gemütlichkeit at our annual outdoor Oktoberfest German Street Party, featuring traditional cuisine from our Willow Tree Café German restaurant, German beer, wine and Schnapps, polka music, people dancing in Lederhosen and Dirndls, and more fun than anyone should be allowed to have. Oktober 11-13 2019. See you there!

*Please visit hollerbachs.com/oktoberfest-faq for detailed info about food and beverage offered and more!*

Admission: *Parking and Admission are Free!!*

Hollerbucks Oktoberfest ticket packages on sale now at hollerbachs.com

*UPDATE 9/17/2019: VIP Haus tickets are sold out!* But there are plenty of “Hollerbucks” event food and drink ticket packages available for Oktoberfest 2019 at hollerbachs.com! Keep an eye on our Facebook for updates – you can also subscribe to our mailing list for email updates about Oktoberfest and other Hollerbach’s news by visiting hollerbachs.com and entering your address in “Keep Up With Das Updates” towards the bottom of the home page. PROST! ?

Info: hollerbachs.com/oktoberfest

Bat House WorkshopBat House Building Workshop

When: Saturday October 12th, 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 family-friendly 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 each additional bat house, which must be ordered at time of registration.

Space is limited; registration required.
Registration closes Friday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m.
Zoo admission is not included or required for this event.

Info:  For more information, please visit www.centralfloridazoo.org/bathouse, call 407-323-4450 ext. 123 or e-mail us at education@centralfloridazoo.org

The Great Pumpkin Paint-Off for Teens: Free

When: Saturday October 12th 2pm-3:30pm

Where: Seminole State College, B117C Planetarium Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd Sanford, FL 32773

What: Registration required. Saturday, October 12th from 2:00 – 3:30 PM. Paint a pumpkin to look like a children’s book character! We will display your masterpiece in the library and ask kids to vote for them. The most popular pumpkin’s artist will win a $10 Starbucks gift card!

Admission: Free. For teens 13+

Info: Click Here for Libary Calendar

NEW SHOW-Skies of the Dead at Sanford Planetarium

When: Saturday October 12th 8:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Seminole State College, B117C Planetarium Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd Sanford, FL 32773

What: Skies of the Dead explores the mythology and traditions from around the world and how they were inspired by the heavens above and their connection to spirits and the afterlife.

This show is recommended for ages 9 and up.

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!
Note: The planetarium can only accept cash or checks at this time.

Info: Click Here for the Planetarium Website

Sanford Ghost Tours in Historic Downtown Sanford

When: Saturday October 18th & 19th 8pm-9:30pm

Where: Sanford Homebrew Shop 115 S Magnolia Ave Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Our Historical Ghost Tour meets at Sanford Home Brew Shop on select nights to walk out into beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford to tell stories and more!

This IS a walking tour that lasts over one hour, so please plan accordingly.

We are NOT Ghost hunting! We are here to walk you through Historic Downtown Sanford, tell you cool stories and share our stories of ghostly encounters!

There is limited space – max 20 persons.

Sanford Ghost Tours started in 2011 when Gary Holmes realized that the stories of Sanford told to him by citizens of Sanford were engaging and fun. Looking around the downtown area of Sanford, he quickly learned all he could about the hauntings in the surrounding buildings. He held his first few Ghost Tours and they were a hit! Then, in 2012, he opened Sanford Homebrew Shop in Magnolia Square and focused on that. A few years later and Gary has the time to do Ghost Tours again, and he has a shop in Downtown Sanford to host it from! Make sure you visit both the Facebook page and the ticket

*** For those that want to meetup for a flight of craft beers at Celery City Craft beforehand, choose accordingly. (must be 21+)***

Admission: $20, Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets!

Infohttps://www.sanfordfun.com/sanford-ghost-tours/

Zoo Boo Bash!

When: October 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th 9am-3pm

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 U.S. 17 Sanford, FL 32773

What: Ghosts, goblins and ghouls ready to spook their way through the Zoo should stop by for our annual Halloween event—Zoo Boo Bash, presented by Orlando Health! Mark your calendars for the last two weekends in October (the 19–20 and 26–27) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Make your way through the Zoo for trick-or-treating, an interactive bubble show, a special reading of Skeletons in the Closet, crafts, activities, daily costume contests and more!

Events & Activities

Stop by our spooky photo-op at the front gate!
Don’t forget to check-in on social media and use #ZooBooBash and #CentralFloridaZoo!

Bounce House
All-day
Rhino Hill

Skeletons in the Closet Story Time
11 AM
Rhino habitat

Bubble Show
11:30 AM
Discovery Courtyard

Costume Contest
1:00 PM
Discovery Courtyard

Skeletons in the Closet Story Time
2:00 PM
Rhino Hill

Thank you to our Treat Station Sponsors for making this one of the sweetest events of the year!

Admission:  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

All activities are included with Zoo admission; annual pass holders should note this is a blackout date. Special discounted event admission for annual pass holders will be $5 per individual named on their valid annual pass card.
Annual pass holders who wish to visit the Zoo, but do not want to pay event admission, are welcome to visit after the event ends at 3 p.m.

Info: For more information, call 407.323.4450 ext 100 | Click Here for More Info.

Crossroads Corral Halloween Barn Bash

When: Saturday October 19th 3pm-5pm

Where: Crossroads Corral 9081, 6879 S Sylvan Lake Dr, Sanford, FL 32771

What: An event like no other, our horse halloween party and trick or treat barn bash fundraiser! Bring your family to trick or treat to horses in costumes on our beautiful farm and also enjoy a parade where you can take as many photos with the horses decked out in their costumes as you would like! We have halloween treats available for the horses and people too!

This event draws in around 200+ people and SPONSORSHIPS are available!
Become a “Spooky Sponosor” of this event for just $250 and you will have signage during the parade route for all guests to see as well as free admission for the sponsors family!
Admission: Tickets are $20 per FAMILY (not per person) online , HERE!

Info: Learn about Crossroads Corral at www.Crossroadscorral.org

BOO ‘N BREW

When: Saturday October 19th 4pm-8pm

Where: Seminole Towne Center, 200 Towne Center Cir, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Boo ‘n Brew is a fall festival community event hosted by Seminole Towne Center. This event will feature all sorts of fun fall festivities including beer sampling, hay rides, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze and a kids zone!

Sponsored by: Sunbelt Rentals, Trane and Snedaker Law

Special thanks to: Southern Image Landscaping, D&G General Contracting, CORE Roofing, Gayla Douglas, SCPS Student Assignment and Program Access, Altitude Trampoline Park & Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Interested in being a vendor? Contact jordan.morgan@washingtonprime.com

Admission: This event is FREE to the community but you must purchase a VIP wristband to receive access to sampling from local breweries as well as special seating areas and a commemorative koozie. All proceeds will benefit Special Needs Ability Program, Inc..

First 100 wristband purchases will also receive a FREE commemorative pint glass!

VIP Wristbands now on sale!
Pre-Sale Tickets are $8.00 +fees
Day-of tickets will be $10.00 +fees
–> boonbrew.eventbrite.com

Info: https://seminoletownecenter.com/events-news/event/boo-‘n-brew

Planetarium: Spooky Star Party 2019

When: Saturday October 19th 5pm-10pm

Where: Seminole State College, B117C Planetarium Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd Sanford, FL 32773

What: Join the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College for an evening of celestial observation, laser shows, spooky crafts, hair-raising science activities, and of course…candy! We encourage everyone to dress up in their Halloween best, and participate in our famous children’s costume contest!!

We are excited to announce the following visitors bringing the SPOOKY to our star party:

Avian Reconditioning Center – Owls and other birds of prey
Florida Bat Conservancy – Bats, bats & more bats!
Dig for real fossils with Paleo Cris
Storytime with Miss Lisa
Slime Station
Spooky Coloring Station
Costume Contest
Spooky Chemistry by Oztek Muzaffer
Science Demonstrations by SSC Faculty
Telescope viewing with Central Florida Astronomical Society

We encourage costumes and don’t forget to bring your trick-or-treat bags because all of our guests will be passing out lots of CANDY!

Admission: The star party and science activities are FREE to attend and all are welcome!

We will also be presenting our special Halloween-themed laser show “Fright Lights” at 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm, and 9 pm. Admission for the laser show is $6 adults, $4 for students (K-12, college) and senior 55+. Seminole State students, faculty, and staff are FREE with valid photo ID. The planetarium only accepts cash as payment at this time.

Info: Click Here for the Planetarium Website

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692: Free at Sanford Library

When: Monday October 21st 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Celery City Craft 114 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: The Salem Witch Trials of 1692:  For teens and adults. No registration required. On Monday, October 21st from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Mr. Bob Putnam will discuss his own 7th Great Grandmother, hung as a witch in Salem July 19, 1692, as well as the involvement of the other Putnam ancestors as principal “accusers” in those infamous witch trials.

Admission: Free

Infohttp://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/core/fileparse.php/3915/urlt/A-NO-OCT-2019.pdf

The Great Pumpkin Carving Contest at Celery City & West End

When: Thursday October 24th 12pm-12am

Where: Celery City Craft 114 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Join us for The Great Pumpkin Carving Contest at CELERY CITY CRAFT and WEST END TRADING CO. from open to close. (12pm – 2am)

Voting will take place on Facebook from October 25 thru November 1st.

1 Like = 1 Vote. Most votes wins!

Awesome prizes awarded!

Be sure to sample all of our Pumpkin Beers on tap!

Admission: First 25 guests receive a FREE pumpkin.

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Halloween Candy Beer Pairing

When: Thursday October 24th 4pm-10pm

Where: Deviant Wolfe Brewing, 121 W 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Who says Halloween candy is only for kids? Join us for a beer and candy pairing on Thursday, October 24th. Flights include four Deviant Wolfe beers paired with four Halloween candy favorites. The pairing is based on the flavor profiles of both the beer and its matching candy, so each complement each other for sheer dessert perfection! Space is limited, so purchase your flights ahead or arrive early.

Come celebrate Halloween at Deviant!

Admission: $17, Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets!

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Sip & Paint with Nick- Nightmare Before Christmas

When: Thursday October 24th 7pm-10pm

Where: Luisa’s Cellar, 206 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Oh yes! Come and join Nick for another Sip & Paint Class. October 24th Paint Party!

Unleash your inner artist and join us for a fun time while you create this gorgeous painted wine glass in just two hours!
The Materials:
We will provide all supplies needed for the evening. Just bring your creative self.

Admission: $30,

Reservations for a spot in the class must be made at least 36 hours in advance, and there are 16 spots available. You can reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket on Eventbrite.
Buy Tickets here:

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Movie Classics: The Day The Earth Stood Still

When: Thursday October 24th 7:26pm-10:26pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Washington, D.C., is thrown into a panic when an extraterrestrial spacecraft lands near the White House. Out steps Klaatu, a soft-spoken interplanetary traveler, and his laser spewing robot bodyguard, Gort. An overzealous soldier wounds Klaatu. Klaatu announces he has a message of the gravest importance for all humankind, which he will deliver only when the leaders of all nations agree to meet with him. Given world politics in 1951, Klaatu’s demands are denied and he is ordered to remain in the hospital. Klaatu escapes, taking refuge in a boarding house, where he poses as Mr. Carpenter (one of many parallels between Klaatu and Christ). He gains the confidence of a widow and her son, Bobby. Klaatu seeks “the smartest man in the world”, a Dr. Barnhardt. Then, at 12 o’clock, Klaatu causes the world to “stand still” — he shuts down all electrical power worldwide, with the exception of essentials like hospitals and planes in flight.

Admission: $5, cash at door.

Info: Click Here for the Planetarium Website

Tricks & Treats

When: Friday October 25th 6pm-8pm

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

What: Get ready to dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join us at Chick-fil-A Sanford for a Tricks & Treats Party.

You’ll love our original pumpkin canvas patch where your young artist can choose a canvas to paint and decorate their own, unique Jack-O-Lantern (one canvas each child with purchase of a kid’s meal).

Our Halloween costume contest begins at 7pm with the winners in each category receiving a Grand Prize! It’s going to be a frightfully fun night!

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for the Planetarium Website

Haunted Tours

When: Friday October 25th & Saturday October 26th 6pm-10pm

Where: Museum of Seminole County History 300 Eslinger Way, Sanford, Florida 32773

What: On Friday, October 25th – Conduct your own Ghost Hunt in the dark! Use our equipment, or bring your own and see if you can detect any paranormal activity in our historic buildings.

On Saturday, October 26th – Night-time tours of the haunted museum! Our guides are well-versed in the many strange events which have occurred within these haunted halls. There will also be games, activities, and prizes in the back courtyard sponsored by the Ladies 327 Supper Club!

We will open up the dark, dank basement for this special event. Costumes welcome, there will be tricks and treats!

Admission: $5 per person at door

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Night of Fright: Scary Ghost Stories with Country Joe Rosier

When: Friday October 25th 7pm-8pm

Where: Seminole State College, B117C Planetarium Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd Sanford, FL 32773

What: Join master storyteller “Country Joe” Rosier at his manor house gazebo 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.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

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.

Info: Click Here for the Planetarium Website

Halloween Glow Golf Tournament

When: Friday October 25th 7:30pm-10:30pm

Where: Mayfair Country Club, 3536 Country Club Rd, Sanford, FL 32773

What: Costume contest! Winner gets a cash prize! Come out for a night of ghoulish fun. Halloween is coming and we are celebrating with a night of Glow Golf, drink specials, and a costume contest with a cash prize for the winner. Register today!

Info: Click Here for the Facebook Event Page!

NEW SHOW-Skies of the Dead at Sanford Planetarium

When: Friday October 25th 8:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Seminole State College, B117C Planetarium Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd Sanford, FL 32773

What: Skies of the Dead explores the mythology and traditions from around the world and how they were inspired by the heavens above and their connection to spirits and the afterlife.

This show is recommended for ages 9 and up.

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!
Note: The planetarium can only accept cash or checks at this time.

Info: Click Here for the Planetarium Website

Crows & Cats – Autumn Workshop with Melissa Menzer

When: Saturday October 26th 10am-3pm

Where: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Antique assemblage aficionado, Melissa Menzer, is back at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art to host another one of her acclaimed workshops. This time her workshop will focus on a fork in the road, so to speak, Crows Vs. Cats! Each participant will have a choice of creating an elegant bejeweled crow or a mischievous black cat. During the course of the five hour workshop, students will receive group and one-on-one instruction from Melissa.

As usual, Melissa’s workshop won’t be all work and no play! “We always come away from the day with new friends and one of kind art,” says Menzer who’s laid back style puts everyone at ease.

Admission:
Price of admission is $145 per person which includes all supplies, including an antique vase to be used as a base for your art and complimentary beverages. Attendees will have access to Melissa’s wealth of brass gears, antique photos, and other funky doodads. Upon registration, students will be asked to choose between creating a bejeweled crow or black cat.

Space is extremely limited! Reserve your spot on our website, by phone, in person or online!

Cost: $145, Click Here for Eventbrite

****To avoid Eventbrite and Facebook processing fees, contact the gallery to purchase directly. 407-323-2774 info@jtfolkart.com

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Community Trunk or Treat & Fall Festival

When: Saturday October 26th 4pm-6pm

Where: Lakeside United Methodist Church 121 N Henderson Lane, Sanford, Florida 32771

What:

YOU’RE INVITED!

We are excited to invite you and your family to our Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival! Wear your best not-so-scary Halloween costume and join us. The fun will include:
Trunk or Treat
Games
Face Painting
Petting Zoo
Hay Rides
Free Hot Dogs
People Powered Snow Cone Machine
And More…

Admission: Admission is free

Infohttps://lakesideumc.net/trunkortreat

Fall Festival at Central Sanford

When: Saturday October 26th 4pm-6pm

Where: Central Baptist Church 3101 W State Road 46, Sanford, Florida 32771

What:

It’s that time of year!!! We’d like to invite you and your family to our Fall Festival ? this FREE event will have it all ~ a MASSIVE (300 cake) cake walk, live music, s’mores, bounce houses, train rides, hay rides, hay maze, candy and games! Basically, FREE FUN for the whole family ?

Admission:
FREE

InfoClick Here for Event Facebook Page!

Hallowine! Wine Scavenger Hunt

When: Saturday October 26th 4pm-6pm

Where: Luisa’s Cellar, 206 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Happy Halloween!

As you know Luisa’s Cellar has a lot of square footage and makes it perfect for a scavenger hunt for adults just in time for Halloween!

There will be 5 wine stations set up throughout the property (this includes the second floor), with each station having 2 or more wines (nicely disguised of course). One wine will be an inexpensive trick wine, while the other will be a more expensive treat wine.

Participating guests will be able to sample both wines and then will choose which wine is the trick wine and which one is the treat wine. Prizes will be awarded if you call right the trick or treat. We will be collecting your notes at 5:50pm. Prizes will be awarded if you call right the trick or treat.

Admission:
Cost: $13, Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets!

Info: Click Here for the Facebook Event Page

Sanford Halloween – Oktoberfest – Anniversary BLOCK PARTY

When: Saturday October 26th 5pm-12am

Where: South Sanford Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771

What:We’re putting it all together, a HUGE party for OKTOBERFEST, HALLOWEEN, and 2 SPECIAL ANNIVERSARIES.

Wop’s Hops is 5, Sanford Brewing is 3, and it’s HALLOWEEN.

2 BANDS, PRIZES, VENDORS, KIDS ZONE, MAGIC, COSTUME CONTEST, Fun for the ENTIRE FAMILY.

Admission: Free to Attend

Info: Click Here for the Facebook Event Page

Planetarium: Laser Fright Lights

When: Saturday October 26th 3 Showtimes available – 7:00pm, 8:00pm or 9:00pm

Where: Seminole State College, B117C Planetarium Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd Sanford, FL 32773

What: Do you have the courage to sit through the most terrifying laser experience ever? Are you brave enough to witness vampires seducing their prey and demons haunting the unsuspecting? Or perhaps you will keep your eyes closed and only sneak a peek at fun renditions like Purple People Eater or The Devil Went Down to Georgia. Laser Fright Light is a ghoulish way to celebrate the Halloween season..if you dare!

For a full list of songs visit: https://av-imagineering.com/index.php/2016/02/25/fright-light/

Thriller Michael Jackson
Godzilla Blue Öyster Cult
Monster Medley
Monster Mash Boris Pickett
Purple People Eater Warren Zavon
Boris the Spider The Who
Enter Sandman Metallica
Men in Black Will Smith
Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters Weird Al Yankovic
Firestarter Prodigy
Dead Man’s Party Oingo Boingo
Iron Man Black Sabbath
Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd
Push It Garbage
Frankenstein Edgar Winters Group
Devil Went Down to Georgia Charlie Daniels Band
Feed My Frankenstein Alice Cooper

Admission:
Please note that Laser show admission is DIFFERENT than a regular public planetarium show.

Admission is $10 adults, $8 for students (K-12, college with ID) and seniors 55+. $5 for Seminole State students, faculty, and staff with a valid college ID. Planetarium is able to only accept cash or check as payment.

Info: Click Here for the Planetarium Website

Halloween Costume Contest at Celery City & West End

When: Saturday October 26th 7pm-11pm

Where: Celery City Craft 114 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Join us on Saturday October 26th for our annual Halloween Costume Contest 7-11pm at CELERY CITY CRAFT and WEST END TRADING CO. !

Every year the community comes out and puts on a great show with some awesome costumes!

Official photos will be taken at Celery City Craft from 7-9pm and at West End Trading Co. from 9-11pm.

Voting will take place on Facebook October 27th thru November 3rd.

1 Like = 1 Vote – Most votes wins!

WINNERS GET COMBO OF CASH, BAR TABS & PRIZES!

1st place: $500
2nd place: $250
3rd place: $100
Best group: $250

We can’t wait to see what y’all have this year!!

Admission: Free to attend!

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Halloween Masquerade Ball

When: Saturday October 26th 8pm-11pm

Where: Luisa’s Cellar, 206 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Get out of the ordinary and celebrate Halloween with a cool masquerade ball! DJ Music, Prizes to Best Mask and Special Drinks for the evening.

Admission: Free Admission but please confirm attendance.

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Halloween Party at The Alley with My Generation

When: Saturday October 26th 8pm-12am

Where: The Alley, 114 S Park Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Win prizes for best costume! Live Music with My Generation!

My Generation is a Classic Rock tribute band based out of Central Florida.
Band Members
~ Donnie Lee: Guitar, Lead Vocals
~ Mark Loria: Guitar, Vocals
~ Dominick Loria: Piano, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals
~ John Pestrak: Drums
~ Shawn McMahon: Bass Guitar, Vocals

Admission: No cover!

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Halloween Party at Tuffy’s!

When: Saturday October 26th 9pm-1am

Where: Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge 200 S Myrtle Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: We’re throwing a Halloween party and all you ghouls and goblins are invited!

Come party the night away in costume! We’ll be holding a contest for best dressed!

1st Place – $150 Tuffy’s Giftcard
2nd Place – $50 Tuffy’s Giftcard

Time to eat, drink, and be scary! We’ll have some booooozy drink specials, the DJ’s spooooky dance tunes, and Smoke in the City BBQ food truck parked outside!

(Just a friendly reminder, Tuffy’s is strictly 21+ after 7PM, so please leave the little ghosts at home)

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Corsets & Cuties present- It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus!

When: Sunday October 27th 8pm

Where: Theater West End, 115 W 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771

What: It’s been over 300 years and the Sanderson sisters are BACK! Join the Cuties as we thrill and chill you with delights and frights in historic downtown Sanford, featuring guest stars Bebe Caliberr and Naome Bradshaw Doors and bar at 7pm, showtime 8pm and feel free to dress for the occasion!

Admission: $18, Tickets available theaterwestend.com

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Family Movie Night: Free-Hotel Transylvania 3

When: Monday October 28th 5:30pm

Where: Sanford Library, 150 N Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: Family Movie Night: Free. For the whole family. No registration required. Join us for Family Movie Night on Monday, October 28th at 5:45 PM for a showing of Hotel Transylvania 3. Bring your own blanket and snacks and enjoy the movie!

Admission: Free

 

Trunk or Treat at Texas Roadhouse!

When: Tuesday October 29th 5pm-8pm

Where: Texas Roadhouse – Sanford , FL 100 Towne Center Boulevard, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: The fun will include trick or treating, contests, face painting, and arts and crafts!

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Halloween Cookie Decorating Workshop- For Kids!

When: Wednesday October 30th 4:30pm-6:30pm

Where: The Sweet Chalet Shoppe, 209 Bellagio Cir, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Join us on October 30th from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm for this fun filled cookie decorating workshop! In this workshop, students will be decorating three cookies: a jack o’ lantern, a ghost, and a bat. All materials are included! This class is open to all skill levels and ages. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult. If you have any questions or inquires, please feel free to call us at 321-363-4841.

Admission: $35, Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets!

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Halloween Safety Spooktacular

When: Wednesday October 30th 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, 100 Eslinger Way, Sanford, FL 32773

What: The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is hosting our 2nd Annual Halloween Safety Spooktacular presented by The Hartford! Gather the family and come dressed in your favorite costumes for FREE Trunk-or-Treating and snow cones served up by our Snow Patrol. We’re excited to have the Seminole County Fire Department and other community partners join us for this family-friendly event on October 30th, from 5:30-7:30 PM. We hope to see you there!

Admission: FREE

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

City Fest-Fall Festival

When: Wednesday October 30th 6pm-8:30pm

Where: City Church FL, 1711 S Orange Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771

What: You’ve been to Fall Festivals, but not like this. Bring your family and enjoy a night of trunk or treat, food, games and prizes. Most of all, you get to give back to your community while having a blast!

Here’s what’s going down at City Fest:
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Trunk or Treat. Every trunk will be decked out with unforgettable fall decor for your kids to enjoy and get all the candy they can carry.
Games and Prizes. Enjoy delicious food trucks, fun games and enticing prizes. There are so many activities, you won’t know where to start!
Give Back. Not only do you get to have fun but you get to give back! We’ll be having an interactive opportunity to give back to our community for your kids and the entire family. Keep checking back for more details!
AND MORE! From costume contests, food trucks, to hayrides, there will be SO MUCH happening at City Fest. You WON’T want to miss it!

Admission: Free | Some Ticketed Activities

Infohttps://citychurchfl.org/cityfest/

Higgins House/Phantasmagoria Immersive Haunted Experience

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm

Where: Higgin’s House Bed & Breakfast 420 S Oak Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: The ALL NEW Second Annual Higgins House/Phantasmagoria Walkthrough Immersive Haunted Experience comes to Sanford, FL!
BE WARNED. . . . Its one year later and the spirits are still stirred up at the Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast after last year’s successful event!
Celebrate the Halloween season in style on Wednesday, October 30th as Higgins House and Victorian Horror Troupe PHANTASMAGORIA join up for a one of a kind close up / immersive walk through experience – with individual rooms full of poetry and haunted experiences, grand tricks and tales in the Living room, and of course, fire dancing outdoors!
From the moment this Victorian Horror Troupe greets you at the door you will be immersed in all new storytelling (including “Tell Tale Heart”), dance, dark poetry, dangerous acts, magic and MORE 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!

Only THREE showings, starting on the hour at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm – max capacity per showing 40 attendees. (Estimated time of experience 45 minutes with outdoor performance.)
October 30th
Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast – 420 S Oak Ave, Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 324-9238

NOTE: Not recommended for children under 12 due to elements of horror.

Admission: Tickets available at https://squ.re/2MDkvRu
Standard Admission $19.95
(A cash bar, with beer, wine and soft drinks, as well as some Halloween treats will also be available.)
NOTE: Not recommended for children under 12 due to elements of horror.

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Awana Fall Festival

When: Wednesday, October 3oth@ 7:30pm-8:30pm

Where: PABC Awana 2626 S. Palmetto Ave, Sanford, Florida 32773

What: Come join us for a fun night of fellowship, games, and tricking or treating in the GYM. Clubbers are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite costumes and explore the GYM with parents after completing Our regular Awana Book activity. We will have book time from 7pm to 7:30 pm and the rest of the night will be dedicated to celebrating the Fall Festival.

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Halloween Day – 1/2 OFF WAFFLES at Boba Babes!

When: Thursday, October 31st 11am

Where: Boba Babes, 309 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: A Halloween Event for ALL the babes! ?
Open 11-7PM! ?
Trick or Treating on 1st starts at 6PM and you can enjoy Historic Downtown Sanford’s Party!
We will have candy out front and the babes inside making those tasty tea{se}! ???????

Get a picture in your costume on our studio background! ?

1/2 OFF WAFFLES TOO! ? ALL WEEK!!

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

KIDS Halloween PARTY

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 3pm-9pm

Where: Chases On the River, 4380 Carraway Pl, Sanford, FL 32771

What: HALLOWEEN BASH FOR THE KIDS

FREE BOUNCE HOUSE
FREE HOT DOGS
FREE CANDY
KIDS CONTEST
DOG DRESS UP CONTEST
SAFE AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
SWIMMING AND ADULT BEVERAGE AVAILABLE

Admission: NO COVER I ALL AGES I 3PM – 9PM

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Trick or Treat Haunted House at 119 French

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 4:30pm-10:30pm

Where :119 French | Bar & Bites, 119 S French Ave, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: Stop by to Trick or Treat in a haunted house in historic downtown Sanford! Candy for the kids and adult beverages for mom & dad!

Come if you dare!!!
119 French has over 70 beers, great wine, house made red sangria, delicious appetizers, and more!
Pet friendly courtyard with a great seating area with Cornhole & Jenga setup!
Parking: Additional parking is located behind the bar on 2nd St. between S. French Ave and Laurel Ave.

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

 

 

Spooky Hollow Trick or Treat

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 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

Fall Fun-A-Rama

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 6pm-9pm

Where: Midway Community Center, 2251 Jitway Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: A fun evening for children and teens. Free fun, food, and fellowship

Admission: FREE

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Trunk Oh Treats

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 6pm-8pm

Where: Sanford Holy Cross Episcopal Church 401 S Park Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: A fun and safe addition to the rest of your Halloween night throughout Historic Downtown Sanford. There will be several folks out there who will be decorating there trunks and truck beds in festive Autumn and Harvest themes, face painting and a hayride for everyone to enjoy. It’s the not-so-scary alternative to the usual ghosts and goblins! And of course there’ll be lots and lots of treats.

Admission: FREE to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Trunk or Treat at Lifeway Church

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 6pm-8pm

Where: LifeWay Community Church 2462 S Park Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771 At the Corner of Park Avenue & 25th Street (SR 46)

What: You will find friendly smiles, decorated car trunks, bounce houses, FREE food and lots of CANDY. Come and fill your bag with tons of candy from tons of car trunks filled with goodies. It’s like going to 50 houses in 15 minutes. We are expecting a large crowd, so come early for less waiting. We are excited to host you and your family.

Admission: This event is FREE! Kids and Students 0-13 years old and their families may participate.

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

CANDY CRAWL

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 6pm-8pm

Where: Seminole Towne Center, 200 Towne Center Cir, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Ghouls and Goblins 12 and under are invited to attend the annual Trick-or-Treat throughout the center, Thursday, 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! The first 500 kids in costume will have the opportunity to decorate their own custom treat bag!

Admission: Free. Ages 12 and under are Welcome!

Infohttps://seminoletownecenter.com/events-news/event/candy-crawl

Halloween Contest & No-Meat Ziti Florentine

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm

Where: Ellen’s Wine Room, 440 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: HAPPY HALLOWEEN ? Dinner
? Costume up or Not ? Prizes?
SCARY -BAKED ZITI FLORENTINE -No Meat!
Salad & Crusty bread
Scary Spider Appetizers
& Desserts ?
Only $15 per person
RSVP 407-257-2970
“Gourds Gone Wild” ? ?

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Halloween PARTY at The Barn in Sanford

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 7pm-2am

Where: The Barn in Sanford, 1200 S French Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Come party at The Barn in Sanford

$300 in Prizes for Best Costumes

Free shot for everyone dressed up

$2.00 DOMESTIC BEER $3.00 IMPORTS

$1.00 BUD and BUD LIGHT

Admission: FREE ADMISSION with a COLLEGE ID

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

LIES & ALIBIS PRESENTS/ A SPOOKY HALLOWEEN PARTY & COSTUME CONTEST

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 6pm-2am

Where: Lies & Alibis 2605 S Park Ave, Sanford, FL 32773

What:

Come out a Party at Lies & Alibis ? Halloween Night , Oct 31st .

Music & Karaoke by : Rock Star G
Free Food
$4wells , $1.50 & $2 Drafts , $6.50 Long Islands , $10 domestic buckets , $5 frozen daiquiri .

1st , 2nd , & 3rd place prize GIVEAWAYS!

Admission: Free to Attend

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

Racks Halloween Party

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 8pm-11pm

Where: Racks Billards, 312 N Mall Entrance Rd, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: Wear a costume and receive – Free pool from 9pm to 2am as well as a free tube shot when you walk in.

Liquor Specials- $11 Buckets of domestic, $18 white claw buckets, $4 Blue raspberry and Watermelon Jolly Rancher shots. $5 Carmel Apple Cocktails, $5 Purple People Eater Cocktails
Dress like a pool balls if we collect a RACK your group will receive 1 Large pizza and a side of garlics knots on the house (must have balls 1-15)
             Costume Contest
               1st place – $100 cash and FREE pool till the end of the year!!!!!!
                     2nd place – $50 bar tab plus 1 free Appetizer
                                       3rd place – $25 Bar tab

Admission: Free to Attend

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

Halloween Magic SHOW at SBC

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:30pm – 9:30pm

Where: Sanford Brewing Company 400 S Sanford Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Not your typical ILLUSIONIST. It’s MENTAL! and MAGIC!

Orlando’s Best Magician is doing a SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SHOW at SBC, just for YOU. This show is “adult” in nature, via language and the illusions should not be attempted at home.
Recommended 17+ due to themes. Parental discretion is advised. Show starts at 8:30 promptly!

Admission: Free to Attend.

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 9pm-12am

Where: Downtown Sanford

What: Live on the wild side with an extremely interactive viewing of the exciting cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show! Watch the movie in our historic venue! “Cult movie”

On a wild and rain-swept late-November evening, somewhere at an empty stretch of road outside Ohio’s merry Denton, the blissfully-affianced, prudish, and boringly innocent young pair of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss find themselves stranded on their way to visit an ex-tutor.

Instead, the couple will inadvertently unearth the cross-dressing Dr Frank-N-Furter’s spooky lair of inexhaustible oddities, just in time to partake in the out-of-this-world mad scientist’s proud unveiling of his latest, delightfully extravagant, and most daring creation–the ultimate male and the perfect sex symbol: the flaxen-haired, Rocky Horror.

Admission: prob bag available for $12 (no outside props permitted!).

Prop Bag Purchase Link–> http://bit.ly/WDPACPropBag

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

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

When: Nov 1, 5:00 – 11:00, November 2, 11:00 – 11:00 and November 3, 12:00 – 8:00.

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

What: 2019 marks the 11th Annual All Souls Community Harvest Festival

Lots of fun for all ages with midway rides and kid’s games, free live entertainment on the main stage throughout the day, a golf challenge, bingo, raffles, silent auction, and a craft boutique. Our great food includes a fish fry, pulled pork, your favorite festival foods, and international flavors, beer and wine. Try your luck at winning the $2500 cash raffle. Discount Ride Tickets/Wristbands are available through the month of October. All Souls Catholic Church invites all of Central Florida to share the affordable family fun.

Admission: Admission and parking are FREE.

Info: For more information: www.allsoulsharvestfestival.com/ www.facebook.com/AllSoulsFestival/ Or contact All Souls Catholic Church: 407-322-3795

Haunted House Halloween Costume Party at 119 French

When: November 1st 7pm-11pm

Where: 119 French | Bar & Bites, 119 S French Ave, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: Join us on Friday November 1st for our fist Haunted House Halloween Costume Party Contest from 7-11pm at 119 French!

Come if you dare!

Prizes for best and sexiest costume.

Admission: Admission and parking are FREE.

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

When: November 1st 7pm

Where: El Paso Mexican Grill 406 Sanford Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 United States

What: Come show off your costume while dining in! We will be selecting a prize winner ? as well as our Spooky Happy Hour ? the event will run from 7-11pm during our regular Karaoke hours so you can show off your voice too!

Prize: Dinner for two at El Paso Sanford

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Phantasmagoria X: “Reckoning” – Sanford, FL

When: Friday November 1st 7:30pm-10:30pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: PHANTASMAGORIA X – “Reckoning”
The Tenth Anniversary installment in this acclaimed Halloween series

“The time has come. . .”
Called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.” by Good Day Atlanta, and direct from its ongoing sold out performances in multiple cities and states, Phantasmagoria is proud to present their 10th Anniversary main stage installment of their long running critically acclaimed series PHANTASMAGORIA X “Reckoning” – bringing their unique brand of “Whimsical Macabre” terrors to the 2019 Halloween Season!
With the ongoing critically acclaimed success of the past decade of main stage and touring shows, events and appearances – the brand-new PHANTASMAGORIA X “Reckoning” thunders on to the stage with all new stories of terror! Live performers, “Phantastical” dance, explosive stage combat, puppetry, projections and haunting storytelling combine to create a tapestry of macabre and whimsical horror!

Join Phantasmagoria’s evocative troupe of storytellers, dancers, and chorus as they embark on their all new dark journeys through literary tales of terror, horrific folk stories, legends, and myths. From the terror of a beast hidden deep within in “The Horla”, to the Penny Dreadful horrors of “Sawney Beane”, and from the imaginations of the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and much, MUCH more! Phantasmagoria X “Reckoning” is sure to set the tone for a truly Phantasmagorical Halloween season!

NOTE: Elements of horror – Recommended for children 8 and up.

Admission: $18, $20, $25 Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets! 

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

Shriekfest Orlando Announces its Dates for the 3rd Annual Festival!

When: Saturday November 2nd 2pm-8pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 Magnolia Ave Sanford, FL 32771

WhatThe Shriekfest Horror Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition, has announced its annual event will take place November 2nd, 2019. Shriekfest will continue its tradition of screening the very best in independent horror and sci-fi films Saturday from 2:00PM to 10:00PM at the iconic Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in beautiful downtown Sanford.

Shriekfest was created in July 2001 by festival director Denise Gossett and has grown into the longest-running and one of the largest horror and sci-fi film festivals in the country. With its addition of the Orlando fest, Shriekfest is the ONLY Bi-Coastal event of its kind.  Since its inception, Shriekfest has offered upcoming writers, actors, directors, and producers a chance to have their work screened and rated by peers. Many past winners have gone on to write, produce, or star in major motion pictures.
In addition to exposure, the festival awards its participants with a number of recognitions and prizes. Submissions for narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, feature screenplay, and short screenplay are eligible to win awards.
For more information on the Shriekfest Film Festival, sponsorship opportunities, schedules, and more, visit www.shriekfest.com or contact festival founder and director Denise Gossett at email@shriekfest.com. Shriekfest is also on Twitter and Facebook.
 
Here is the 2019 Official Shriekfest Trailer!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHBHylE9xDE&t=3s

Admission: $25 Day Pass, Click Here to Get Yours!

Info: https://www.shriekfest.com/orlando/

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS HONORING CELEBRATION

When: Saturday November 2nd 7pm-9pm

Where: Luisa’s Cellar 206 S Sanford Ave Sanford, FL 32771 United States

What: Dia de los Muertos is not a Halloween celebration but rather a day to remember those that have departed us to a better realm. Is to tell their stories so their memory never fades away.

 Bring a picture of your beloved departed and some kind of offering (flowers or whatever they like) and we will put them on top of our piano area and we will have a microphone available to tell the funny stories that you might want to share but we will also having some good times.
Its all about remembering why they brought joy to our lives and why we must always remember them like that. We will toast to them!

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

Halloween at Buster’s!

When: Saturday November 2nd 8pm

Where: Buster’s Bistro, 300 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Hey guys! Halloween is here! Come party with us and DJ Vic! We’ll have shot and drink specials! Come in with your costume, show this post and get your first drink FREE! DJ starts at 8pm!

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

4th Annual Harvest Moon Dinner

When: Sunday November 3rd 5pm-9pm

Where: Magnolia Ave and 2nd Street

What:Sanford is all about community! Join us for the 4th Annual Harvest Moon Dinner presented by Heritage Park and the Sanford Historic Trust. Show off your tablescaping skills and mingle with Sanford’s great community.

This year’s theme is: If you can bring one person to dinner, dead or alive, who would be the dinner guest of your dreams?

Is it your Grandmother with the best meatball recipe since the 90’s? Good. Bring her! Is it a local celebrity? Good. Bring them! What about the historical figure or international celebrity that you aspire to be? Good, dress it up. We want to see it all. We want to see you breaking bread with new friends, old friends and the mysterious dinner guest of your dreams. We will provide the table, chairs, entertainment and ambiance in our beautiful Magnolia Square. You set the table and invite your guests.

Prizes for the winners of the tablescape contest will be awarded in two categories. The People’s Choice is voted on by all participants and Judge’s Choice will be voted on by a panel of Judges based on the Theme.

Tables are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. There are 40 tables of 8 available. At this time, we are selling only whole tables of 8 and not individual seats.

We will provide:
One 8ft rectangular table
8 bamboo chairs
1 cream colored tablecloth
Entertainment courtesy of Sanford Porchfest
Lighting
Signature Cocktail on Magnolia Ave.

You Provide:
Table setting
Table Décor
Food and beverages (alcohol permitted)

Optional:
Extra side table for food preparation or storage. Side table should be no larger than 6’ and cannot be placed on the sidewalk.

Agenda:
5-6pm- Participant set up
5:45-6:15pm- Table voting along with cocktails, Entertainment provided by Sanford Porchfest and Welcome on Magnolia
6:30-8:30pm – Dinner
7 pm – Winner announcement
8:30pm-9pm – Participant & vendor cleanup

A business sponsorship upgrade is available at the last ticket item as well with the purchase of a regularly priced table.

We look forward to seeing your beautiful displays and creating new memories with our Sanford friends!
*This event is rain or shine*

Admission:Please click here for tickets:
https://www.unation.com/event/821249163

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

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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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