Goodbye hot sticky summer days and hello cool fall weather! Bring on all things pumpkin and the best of Sanford’s fall events!



Spirits in Sanford Halloween Art Show

Photo by Ashley Jane Photography

Spirits in Sanford

When: Friday October 6th-Saturday October 7th

Where: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery 211 E 1st St

What: 8th Annual Spirits in Sanford Reception & Art Show

The Champagne Reception Preview Party (6 – 8pm) on Friday, October 6th allows devoted collectors to see the show first and buy early. Inspired by antique and vintage materials, juried artists come from across the US to show and sell their latest works. Passionate collectors seeking handmade, one-of-a-kind offerings will want to attend this evening’s event for the best selection of edgy, spirited Halloween art and jewelry.

Costumes are encouraged but not required for this evening’s event. Call the gallery to RSVP and reserve your tickets of $20 per person, which includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres, artists’ mingle, first selection of art and entry to Saturday’s show.

Saturday’s show, on October 7th, is open to the public from 9am to 3pm and will showcase a wide variety of styles including papier mache collectibles, art dolls of spun cotton, polymer clay figures, and jewelry. The fourteen juried artists will be present, selling items that are original and hand-made.

This juried art show is produced by Jeanine Taylor Folk Art for those with a passion for Halloween. Collectors from the east coast can experience a Halloween show of the highest quality, featuring one of a kind art in a variety of media. Meet talented artisans and stroll the show in an unexpected atmosphere of wicked delight!

Admission is $5 at the door.

Admission: Fridays Reception: $20 includes gourmet hor d’oeuvres, artists’ mingle, and entry to show on Saturday. Saturdays Show: Entry is $5 at the door.

Info: Call the gallery to reserve tickets.  Reservations must be made in advance by telephoning the gallery at 407-323-2774.

Spotlight Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

When: Friday and Saturday Shows are at 7:30p & Sunday Shows are at 2:30p

Where: 4022 S. Orlando Dr.

What: Celebrate the month of October with a visit to our Little Shop of Horrors. These friendly Horrors are full of fantastic music.
Come visit Seymour Krelborn who works and lives in a rundown flower shop on Skid Row. While his boss, Gravis Mushnick, struggles to keep the shop open, Seymour seeks a way of bringing the shop–and himself–fame and fortune. He crosses paths with a mysterious plant and his adventure begins. In the end, Seymour must confront the plant to secure a future of happiness with Audrey and to save all of mankind.

Admission: $15/$20 Tickets available at or 407 542 4526 or email


Claudia and Sumalee in dirndls at Oktoberfest send Sumalee to Germany

Alive After 5 & Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest

Hollerbach Family

When: Thursday October 12th, 5pm-8pm, Friday October 13th, 6PM-11PM, Saturday October 14th, 2PM-11PM

Where: First Street Downtown Sanford

What: Admission and parking are free!

TICKETS (Okt 13-14 only)
Hollerbucks tickets are required for outdoor food and drink on Friday and Saturday – available in advance or on-site day of event. Food and beverage stands will not be accepting cash or cards on these two days!

All tickets are available now at
There are two types of tickets this year: Pre-Sale and VIP.

Presale Hollerbucks
Available in $15, $30 and $60 packages. Each Hollerbuck ticket has a $3 value, so the $15 package, for example, comes with five Hollerbucks tickets. *Hollerbucks tickets are required to purchase food and drink on Friday and Saturday* except in the restaurant or deli. Pre-sale packages also include a pin and/or t-shirt, and will be distributed at Hollerbachs Outfitters. Hollerbucks are not date- specific and can be used on Friday and/or Saturday

VIP Tickets
Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest VIP Haus is back! Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience that’s fit for a Kaiser. We’ll be setting up a private Oktoberfest lounge for a limited number of guests, complete with refreshments, special performances, private restrooms, and air-conditioning. It’s the best way to join the Oktoberfest party! Tickets are available for both Friday, Oktober 13th and Saturday, Oktober 14th (dates are not interchangeable – separate pricing for each day).

Our Oktoberfest VIP Haus will be located in the annex of the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, right next to Magnolia Square.

Our VIP Haus guests will enjoy:
-Exclusive Oktoberfest beer served only in the VIP Haus
-Magic Wristbands for unlimited food and beer in the Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest tents
-Schnapps tasting bar
-Live entertainment
-Reserved restroom

We are very excited to be offering this amenity to our guests, and we look forward to seeing you at our Oktoberfest!

Ladies 327 Supper Club Pumpkin Patch

When: October 12th, 2017 5PM-9PM
October 19th, 2017 12PM-5PM
October 26th, 2017 5PM-9PM
October 28th, 2017 12PM-5PM

Where: 4022 S. Orlando Dr.

What: Pumpkin Patch will be available at Celery City, thanks to the Ladies 327 Supper Club of Sanford

All proceeds collected from the Pumpkin Patch will be used to support local 501c 3 non profit organizations!

Admission: Free to attend




Pumpkin Patch at G3 Church

When: Saturday, October 14t-October 31st

Where: G3 Church 1607 S Sanford Ave

What: Family Friendly Pumpkin Patch

Admission: Free



Harmony Community Carnival

When: Saturday, October 14th, 12PM-6PM

Where: St James Ame Church, 819 Cypress Ave

What: Free Entertainment, Admission, and Parking. All Are Welcome!
A one-day, family friendly, community celebration designed to
delight the children of Sanford. Activities will include: story tellers, face painting, bounce houses, rides, games, prizes,
eating contests, entertainment, and much, much more.

Admission: Free



Bat House WorkshopBat House Building Workshop

When: Saturday October 14th, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 US-17

What: Come assemble your very own bat house at this fun family workshop! Bats are underrated. Besides being the only mammal that flies, most North American bats are nocturnal insectivores, which means they feed on night-flying insects – especially mosquitoes. Encouraging bats to nest near your house is a natural way to keep your yard bug-free. Supplies will be provided. You only need to bring a hammer.

Register online or call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 and make reservations by September 23 to secure a bat house kit. Attendance will be limited. This is a non-refundable fee to cover the cost of materials. Workshop fee does not include park admission. Additional bat houses are $15 each and must be ordered at time of registration.

Due to popular demand we will be offering two Bat House Building Workshops this year. Be sure to choose the time you prefer. 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Admission:  $25 per family/bat house
Registration is required by September 22, 2017

Info:  For more information call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email
Registration is required by September 22, 2017.
Non-refunable within one week of the program date.

MID Florida Wrestling presents Halloween Slam

When: Saturday, October 14, 6PM

Where: 2626 S. Palmetto Ave.

What: 13 wrestlers, who will be the champ?!

Costume contest ages Newborn to 14 & face painting



MFW will be taking donations to assist in relief efforts for Puerto Rico

Admission: Free







Halloween Spook-tacualr Cat Show

When: October 14th & 15th, 9am-4pm

Where: Sanford Civic Center 401 E. Seminole Blvd.

What: Meet & Greet CFA’s Cats
8 Rings of Pedigree Cat Judging
8 Rings of Pedigree Household Pet Judging
Pedigreed Cats & Kittens Available
Shopping, Pet Supplies and More!



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

$1 off coupon available on flyer

Info:  For additional info. go to or contact Karen 561-274-1911




Sanford Library

Teen TLC: Teen Create – The Great Pumpkin Paint-Off!

When: Saturday October 14th, 2pm

Where: Sanford Library 150 N. Palmetto Avenue

What: Middle & High school students are welcome! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Paint your favorite classic children’s book character on a pumpkin! Children will have the opportunity to appreciate your artwork and vote for their favorite in a scavenger hunt. The artist with the most popular vote wins!!!

Admission: Free

Info:  (407) 665-1620






    10th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!

When: Thursday, October 19, 12 PM – 11:59 PM

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

What: Come carve for cash and prizes at West End Trading Co. or Celery City Craft (it is the same day as Celery City Mid Week Market). The 327 Ladies Supper Club will be there selling pumpkins to carve for the contest! Profits from the pumpkins go to awesome local charities! 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 LASTS UNTIL HALLOWEEN NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT!

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: This event is FREE!

Movie Classics on Magnolia Presents “The Birds”

When: October 19, 7:30 pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 Magnolia Ave

What: A pair of lovebirds lead to sea gull horror.  Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller set in Bodega Bay, California gives whole new meaning to being dive bombed by a bird.  The story is woven with romantic intrigue and mysteries that culminate in horror.  Tippi Hedren made her screen debut in the film and is joined by Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette and Veronica Cartwright.

Admission: $5 cash at the door




Freaky Friday at West End

When: Friday October 20th, 7PM-11PM

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

What: Come party with us for Freaky Friday at West End Trading Co! It’ll be a night of great music and a wicked costume contest! All of the proceeds go to getting Halloween costumes for children who otherwise couldn’t afford to dress up this year. It’s for a wonderful cause and is gonna be an awesome night! Be sure to dress up!

Stranger, Stranger
Harum Scarum
Never After
More TBA

Get tickets now at:

Admission: Tickets are only $10 a pop! (18+ with a $3 upcharge if under 21)


Historic Sanford Welcome Center

 Sanford’s interactive fall arts & craft celebration for children

When: Saturday, October 21st, 6pm-8:30pm

Where: Historic Sanford Welcome Center 230 E. 1st Street

What: The Historic Sanford Welcome Center/Art Walk working alongside Ladies 327 Supper Club to have fall arts & craft themed activities in the courtyard next to the welcome center.
Featured activities will be:
Pumpkin Painting
Rock Painting
Cookie decorating (ask for a donation – free if not able to pay)
Carved Pumpkin contest (Pumpkin must be craved prior to the event) – Please leave the KNIVES at home!
The following prizes will be awarded:
1st Place $25.00
2nd Place $15.00
Gift certificates the Welcome center’s retail shop.
Great muisc for the evening on the Welcome center steps
All this takes place the same night of the Sanford Art walk & Sanford food truck fiesta. Hope to see you and the kiddies there!

Admission:  Free!


Planetarium at Seminole State CollegeSpooky Star Party

When: Saturday, October 21st, 6pm-9:30pm, October 27th @ 10pm, October 28th @ 8:30pm

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, science demonstrations, 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!


Shriekfest 2017-1st Year in Florida

When: Saturday October 21st, 2pm-10pm

Where: Wayne Densch 201 S. Magnolia Ave.

What: Come celebrate the best in indie horror and scifi films and our first year in Orlando! We will bring the best of the Los Angeles Film Festival here! One day only!

Thirty Five short films make up the 2017 line up!  The films come from countries including Australia and the United Kingdom, states including CA, NC, NY, WA, TX, MA, FL, OH, PA, AZ, and MN.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says “I love our shorts program and so does the community, it’s a definite must see!”.

Shriekfest, now in its 17th year, was created in July 2001 by Denise Gossett and has grown into the longest-running and one of the largest horror and sci-fi film festivals in the country. This is also the first year that Shriekfest will be bi-coastal with Shriekfest Orlando on October 21st.  Since its inception, Shriekfest has offered young and upcoming writers, actors, and producers a chance to have their work screened and rated by peers.

Admission:  $8 per block or $25 day pass


Info:  For info. and showtimes go to for more information on the Shriekfest Film Festival, sponsorship opportunities, schedules, and more, visit  or contact festival founder and director Denise Gossett at ( .

Little Monster’s Halloween Bash at Red Hill’s Groves

When: Saturday, October 21st, 6PM-9PM

Where: Red Hill Groves 7210 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd. Sanford, FL 32773

What: This fun event at Red Hill Groves in Sanford will feature a haunted hay ride, costume contests for kids, teens and adults, music, dancing, games, trivia, and more. Delicious food can be purchased from Red Hill Groves. All tickets proceeds support the Lyman High School Band NYC trip.

Admission: $5













Sanford Pumpkin Fest

When: Saturday October 21st, 6pm-9pm

Where: Historic Sanford Welcome Center 230 E. 1st Street

What: This month’s Sanford Art Walk on October 21st (6-9 PM) is anchored by the Historic Sanford Welcome Center’s “Sanford Pumpkin Fest” show – This month features a fantastic art exhibit from the Artist League of Orange County. Though only ALOC members can submit art this month, the exhibit is as always free and open to the public—there is no admission charge to any of the venues.
The Welcome Center show is a juried art show judged by local judges, and all who attend this event can join in the fun by voting for the People’s Choice Award. The Judge’s Choice award is $100, and People’s Choice Award will earn a lucky artist $50—voting ends at 8:30 and the winner is announced then! Along with the Welcome Center show, area galleries and other venues host art, artwork and artists to showcase area talent with their own unique and individual takes on the main theme, and sometimes their artsy divergence from it.
Featured Sanford Art Walk Locations this month include:
Historic Sanford Welcome Center – “Sanford Pumpkin Fest” –Join us for gourdmania outside in the courtyard and enjoy a fantastic art exhibit from the Artist League of Orange County. Art Walk submissions are open to ALOC members only but the exhibit is open to the public!

Welcome Center Courtyard – The Welcome Center/Art Walk working with the Ladies 327 Supper Club to have fall craft theme activities such as:
Pumpkin Painting

Rock Painting

Cookie decorating (ask for a donation – free if not able to pay)

Carved Pumpkin contest – Pumpkin must be craved prior to the event.  NO KNIFES

Prizes awarded – gift certificate to shop the Welcome Center Retail Store

2nd place $15.00

1st place  $25.00

The Breezeway –  Ricardo Mejias of the breezeway will be introducing a Halloween inspired series of flowers with a dark fantasy twist.
Gallery on First Featured Artist – TBD.
Jeanine Taylor Folk Art –- Stop by Jeanine Taylor Folk Art for the first look at The Whole SHE-Bang: New Work by Jane Theis. Jane brings us a female-centric and wry new collection of characters including such classics as nuns with guns, boy toys, Moana Lisa, and a few new faces.
Little Fish Huge Pond – Featuring Things that go bump in the night. Folk artist April Hawkins and Sci-fi artist Josh Sechrest bring on the boo!
Sanford Art Walk Background Information
The Sanford Art Walk is a monthly downtown Historic Sanford event, held on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 6-9 PM. Anchored by the Historic Sanford Welcome Center at 230 East First Street, up to a dozen various venues participate in the Art Walk in any given month (venue maps are available at each venue and at the Welcome Center). Come early for the West End/Celery City Craft sponsored Food Truck Bazaar at the corner of 2nd and Palmetto Avenues (5-8 PM). And after the Art Walk, stay late and enjoy dinner or a drink at one of the many fine downtown, historic Sanford businesses.
Sanford brings you the premier “local, downtown, historic, cultural” experience in Central Florida. Incorporated in 1877, Sanford is home to Lake Monroe and the waterfront along the St. John’s River, a bustling downtown historic commercial area with a multitude of local restaurants and bars, and nighttime entertainment throughout downtown and along newly remodeled Sanford Avenue.  Sanford is a bustling, vibrant, and safe city where residents live, work, play, raise families, and retire.

Admission:  Free



Paranormal Investigation in Downtown Sanford

When: Saturday, October 21st, 8pm-12am

Where: 116 South Park Avenue

What: Come join the Orlandeaux Paranormal Society team of investigators as we conduct real investigations in downtown Sanford, FL. We will be investigating two inside locations, the Wellness Center and the Rosie Lee Company, plus two outdoor locations which have experienced activity in the past years. The investigations will be from 8:00 pm to midnight. We will have three teams and rotate locations. Space is limited to keep the groups small and allow everyone to enjoy the experience.

Admission: $25,

Info: 407.655.8080

Howl-o-ween Pet Contest 

When: October 22nd, 12 pm-3pm

Where: Paw Park Place, South French Avenue

What: Join us for a Howling good time! Come visit all our trunk-or-treat vendors. Costume contest starts at 1pm. Prizes and Raffles. Treats for everyone! Adoptable pets.

Admission: Free to attend

Info: (407) 323-2700 or

Spooky Zoo Wild Art & Wine

When: Wed. Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

What: Enjoy a special SPOOKY evening at the Zoo with wine and hors d’oeuvres while painting an animal portrait. Art instructors will guide you to create your own monstrous masterpiece as you meet live animals up close. Everyone is invited to dress up for this spooktacular evening of Halloween fun! Art supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Must be 21 years or older.

Reservations required by Oct. 20, 2017.

Admission: Annual Pass Holders: $40.00/Non-Pass Holders: $45.00









Halloween at Sanford Brewing Co.

When: Saturday, October 26th, 8PM & October 27th, 9PM

Where: Sanford Homebrew Shop 115 South Magnolia Avenue

What: 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. Tickets are $15 dollars and can be purchased at the eventbrite link or at the shop before the day of the tour because availability is limited. You can bring water or any other soft beverage on this tour.

Info: Click here for the event Facebook page!

Admission: $15,



Halloween Weekend at The Barn

When: Friday October 26th-28th, 8PM

Where: The Barn 1200 S French Ave.





Night of Fright: Ghost Stories

When: Friday October 27th, 7PM & 8:30PM

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

What: Join master storyteller “Country Joe” Rosier for an evening of spooky ghost stories. This show is a live solo theatrical performance inside the planetarium and includes both visual and sound effects.

7 P.M. performance will be suitable for children ages 6 and up

8:30 P.M. performance will be recommended for ages 14 and up

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

Please note: The planetarium can take only cash or checks at this time


Museum of Seminole County History

Haunted Tours at the Museum

When: Friday, October 27th & Saturday, October 28th

The Museum is open regularly on Tuesday-Friday 1:00PM to 5:00PM & Saturday 9:00AM to 1:00PM

The Haunted our will take place after hours 7PM-10PM

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

What: Join us for special night-time tours of our haunted Museum! Ghostly denizens will prowl the halls with you, and we will open up the dark, dank basement for this spooky event. Costumes are welcome, there will be tricks and treats!

Info: 407-665-2489

Admission: Admission: $3.00 adults, $1.00 student, plus tax. Children under the age of 4 are free.

Movie in the Square-The Nightmare Before Christmas

When: Friday October 27th, 8PM

Where: Downtown Sanford in Magnolia Square, near the clock tower.

What: Bring your picnic baskets and chairs and settle in for a movie under the stars in beautiful Magnolia Square (1st Street – historic downtown Sanford). The event is free!

Admission: This event is FREE!



Halloween Costume Party at Rhonda’s

When: Friday, October 27th, 9PM

Where: Rhonda’s a Neighborhood Bar, 2617 S Orlando Dr.

What: Come one, Come All to the annual Halloween ? costume party! We will have costume contests for sexiest, most original and scariest! We want to see you drink some specialty themed drinks ???

Karaoke ? and dance music ? starting at 9pm

Info(407) 330-3882 or

Admission: Free



When: Saturday, October 28th, 12PM-5PM

Where: Celery City Craft, 114 S. Palmetto Ave.

What:  The Ladies 327 Supper Club presents a Fall Festival with Pumpkin Patch, Bounce House, Kids Activity Tables, Trick or Treating, Pumpkin Carving/Painting Contest (sponsored by Marcos Pizza) and we love family friendly costumes! In the Celery City Courtyard

Info: (407) 915-5541

Admission: Free



When: Saturday, October 28th, 4PM-6PM

Where: Central Baptist 519 S Park Avenue Sanford Florida

What: A Family Friendly Fall Festival with FREE bounce houses, food, face painting, games, candy and fun for all ages!

The event will be held at 519 S Park Avenue and Centennial Park in Downtown Sanford!

Info: 407-322-2914 or

Admission: Free

Halloween at Sanford Brewing Co. and Live Music, Bloody Jug Band

When: Saturday, October 28th, 5PM-12AM

Where: Sanford Brewing Co. 114 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: You don’t want to miss SBC’s 1st Anniversary Party and Sanford Avenue Block Party Halloween Extravaganza Party, closing the street. SBC you here, with The Bloody Jug Band, and Sanford Avenue Block Party and WopsHops Brewing Company 3rd Anniversary too! Featuring Nasty Habit.

Kid friendly until 8, then the Haunts come out.

Info: (407) 732-6419

Admission: Free


Halloween Bash at Route 46

When: October 28th, 6PM-2AM

Where: Route 46 Entertainment District 4316 W State Road 46, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Halloween Bash at Route 46 Entertainment District.
Doors open 6pm.

Performing Live: AMP’d Band with the Legendary Mick Dolan with BUD 94.1 FM.

Costume Contest: Wear your most creative costume to be selected for judging! Cash Prizes: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300, 3rd Place $200
21+ only.


Admission: $10 General Admission
$25 VIP – includes private room, exclusive seating, food and private cash bar 7pm-10pm
(Tickets purchased at the door or onlien:

Pumpkin Palooza at Sanford Moose Lodge

When: Saturday, October 28th, 7:00PM

Where: Sanford Moose Lodge 2660 South Palmetto Ave

What: Come one, come all to the Sanford Moose Lodge Pumpkin-Palooza in the Social Quarters

Social Quarters Scaryoke
Sing from your Barstool
Gift Card giveaway every 30 minutes
wear orange!!

Admission: Free

Information: (407) 321-9244



When: Saturday, October 28th, 7PM-9:30PM

Where: Board & Brush Sanford 111 N. Oak Ave

What: This is going to be a HOWLING great time ? . If you wear a costume you will receive FREE DRINKS ??

If you want to see what all the talk around town is about? Reserve your seat and join in on the fun ? We have beer/wine and music videos (it’s a party!!!)

Choose your own wood sign from our gallery of 100 plus designs! Join our popular workshop and create your own unique wood sign! We customize the materials for you and take you step by step to create a gorgeous piece for your home or for a gift! Choose from a variety of paint colors and wood stain colors in the workshop.

Info: (407) 915-1611

Admission: Prices vary,

Doc Fu and The Brothers of Blues Annual Halloween Party

When: October 28th, 8PM

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

WhatHALLOWEEN IS UPON US . . . .!!!! You need to get your affairs in order and get yo’ ass in gear (along with yo’ vehicle!) and meet us at The Alley in Sanford on October 28th @ 8:00PM!!!! The Doc Fu Annual Halloween Party is back!!! We gonna blow up Park Avenue that night!! We are looking for the best Tina Turner, Cher, Prince, and Elvis that comes thru that door!! We got gift baskets and gift certificates along with the Jim Beam Girls passing out giveaways and shots!!! Doc Fu and The Brothers of Blues are gonna do it to you again!!! We got some special guests . . . . you just might get a pic with Medusa herself . . . .just don’t look her in the eyes!!!

Admission: Free!


Planetarium Show: Spooky Skies

When: October 27th, 10PM and 28th, 8:30PM

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

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.

This show is intended for ages 15 and up, and is not suitable for children

InfoEvent Facebook Page

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





Sexy Halloween Party at Little Fish Huge Pond

When: Friday, October 27th, 9PM

Where: Little Fish Huge Pond 401 S Sanford Ave

What: Sexy Halloween Party for those who don’t do Spooky. Drink Specials, Jello Shots, Photobooth and Live Music.

Info:(407) 221-1499

Admission: Free
















Zoo Boo Bash!

When: October 28th & 29th, 9am

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 U.S. 17

What: Trick-or-treat at the wildest place in town! Zoo Boo Bash is a family-friendly Halloween event at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. There will be treat stations, costume contests, animal encounters, and more exciting activities!

Zoo Boo Bash is included in general admission, advance tickets not required. Additional fees may apply for certain activities.

9:00 a.m.     Trick or Treat Stations Open
Throughout the Zoo
11:00 a.m.   Special book reading of The Skeleton in the Closet
A Halloween Tradition by local author Chad Shea
Rhino Viewing Deck
12:30 p.m.   Music Time with Tom
Discovery Courtyard
1:00 p.m.    Costume Contest
Discovery Courtyard.
No sign up required.
Various categories and age groups. Contestants may only enter once.
2:00 p.m.    Special book reading of The Skeleton in the Closet
A Halloween Tradition by local author Chad Shea
Rhino Viewing Deck
2:30 p.m.     A thrilling special surprise by Turning Point Dance Studio

Admission: This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities.

Other Activities throughout the Zoo include:
  • Children’s Crafts in the News13 Children’s Garden
  • Boo-tacular Bounce House, located near the Outpost Snack Bar
  • Ride the Zoo Boo Choo-Choo* with friendly ghosts and more!

Info: For more information, call 407.323.4450 ext 100. For sponsorship and vendor opportunities, call 407.323.4450 ext 103

Kids Halloween Party at The Sanford Moose Lodge

When: Saturday, October, 28th, 11am-2pm

Where:  Sanford Moose Lodge 2660 S Palmetto Ave.

What: The Women of the Moose Lodge- Chapter 1404 present: KIDS HALLOWEEN PARTY

*Costume Contest
*And much more

Trick or Treat bags will be provided for all the kids!

Please get your kids signed up on the sheet hanging in the Social Quarters.

Admission: Free, but your child must sign up in advance.

Info: (407) 321-2534

Sanford Avenue Block Party Halloween Extravaganza

When: Saturday October 28th, 4pm-12am

Where: S. Sanford Ave.

What: Halloween Party and Two Brewery Anniversaries

Wop’s Hops Brewing Company Celebrates Three Years

Sanford Brewing Company Celebrates their First Year

We also have 5 other great entertainment/drinking venues:
Sanford Ave Tavern,
Bitters & Brass,
The Stranded Sailor Pub,
Little Fish Huge Pond, and
Ellen’s Wine Room – Sanford, Florida

Block Party starts early, with Costume Contests for Dogs & Kids.

Grown up party starts at 8 for Adults,Costumes encouraged, prizes!

2 bands, Street fun, Vendors.

Vendors contact: for information and application.

Admission: This event is FREE!

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

Planetarium Show: Into the West: Astronomical Origins of Halloween

When: Saturday October 28th, 7 PM

Where: 100 Weldon Blvd. Sanford, Florida 32773

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. 

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

Info: Click Here for the Event Facebook Page

Halloween Costume Contest at West End & Celery City!

When: Saturday, October 28 at 7 PM – 11 PM

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

What: 1ST PLACE $750
2ND $500
3RD $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 29th). 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 1st, and we will announce the winners at our Day of the Dead party on Thursday Nov 2nd 🙂

Contest is sponsored by El Jimador and Herradura Tequila, stay tuned for specials!!!

Admission: Free


Walking Dead Pub Crawl 7.0

When: Saturday, October 28th, 7:00PM

Where: Historic Dowtown Sanford

What: Stop at any of the 7 local Bars, Pubs, Breweries for drink specials for this years Walking Dead pub crawl!

Admission: Free

Information: (407) 221-1499


Buster’s Halloween Party

When:Saturday, October 28th, 8PM-12AM

Where: 300 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Happy Halloween from Buster’s Bistro, DJ Michael Knight will be on stage hosting another epic Halloween party here at Buster’s. Dust off your favorite masks and cloaks, there will be prizes for first place in the costume contest, this is the time to show off! He will be playing from 8pm till midnight! Free shot for everyone that dresses up!

Admission: Free

Information: (407) 732-6880



Halloween Costume Party at The Wet Spot!

When: Saturday, October 28th, 9PM-2AM

Where: The Wet Spot 112 S Park Ave.

What: Contest for the most original, the most sexiest, and couples costumes

Admission: Free

InformationClick here for the event Facebook page!

Family Movie at Sanford Library: The BFG

When: Monday, October 30th, 5:30PM

Where: Sanford Library 150 N Palmetto Avenue

What: For the whole family. Join us for a showing of The BFG on September 25th at 5:45 PM! Bring your own blanket and snacks!

Admission: Free

Information(407) 665-1620













When: Tuesday October 31st, 6PM-8PM

Where: Seminole Towne Center Mall 200 Towne Center Cir

What: Calling all princesses, ghosts, and goblins. Join us October 31st as we search high and low for the most tasty treats. Children ages 2-12 are invited to come trick-or-treating at all participating stores.

Please note, masks and weapons are not permitted.

Admission: Free





Halloween 2013 in SanfordSpooky Hollow Trick or Treat

When: Tuesday, 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.

Proudly Sponsored by: The City of Sanford Recreation Department

Admission: Ages 12 and under are FREE

Info: For more information call 407.688.5120 option 6 or visit

 Trunk or Treat at Action Church

When: Tuesday October 31st, 6:30PM-8:30PM

Where: Action Church 650 E Airport Blvd.

What: Looking for something SAFE, FUN, & FREE for your family this Halloween in the Sanford area?? Then you don’t want to miss out on this incredible event! Action Church Sanford welcomes you to come join us for free food, candy, hayride, bounce house and fun activities.See you there!

Admission: This event is FREE!

Info: (407) 965-2331


Trunk or Treat at Lifeway Church

When: Tuesday October 31st, 6PM-8PM

Where: Lifeway Church 2462 S Park Ave

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.



Halloween Party at MMA

When: October 31st

Where: Seminole Towne Center 200 Towne Center Cir.

What: Monster Martial Arts will be hosting a halloween party the same night as Mall-o-ween from 6pm-8pm. They will be giving out candy, treats and goody bags. It will be an open night so more than just members of the karate school will be allowed to attend. They will have games and costume contests planned for the evening as well as prizes for the winners. Customers are encouraged to trick-or-treat around the mall and join the party when finished. We will be providing a fun and down to earth atmosphere where everyone can enjoy themselves.

Admission: Free!

Info: Call 407.871.2361 with additional questions.


Little Fish Huge Pond’s Halloween Party!

When: Friday, October 31st, 8PM

Where: Little Fish Huge Pond 401 S Sanford Ave

What: Halloween Party

Admission: Free

Info: (407) 221-1499











Little Fish Huge Pond’s Halloween Party!

When: Friday, October 31st, 8PM

Where: The Stranded Sailor 418 Sanford Ave Sanford

What: Come into the Pub on Halloween dressed in your best, it’s a Peaky Blinders themed party! Gangsters, flappers, gypsies, and more welcome! Live Ragtime music by the Celery City Syncopators! Drink specials and Oysters on the half shell!

Admission: Free

Info: Facebook Event Page










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

When: November 3rd-November 5th

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

Info: 407-322-3795

Sanford365 turns 9! Prohibition Party-Speak Easy Lounge

When: November 4th @ 6pm

Where: Celery City 114 S. Palmetto Ave.

What: Sanford365 is turning 9 and we wouldn’t be here today without your support and love for not only us, but for our favorite city! You are invited to join us as we celebrate our Anniversary and all new things that are to come for Sanford365. And what better way to celebrate than by adding a theme, step back in time as we celebrate prohibition style. Must be dressed to impress and know the secret password to enter the secret lounge, but all guests can come as they please to enter the main event. Live Band, Food, Outdoor Games, Best Dressed Contest, Birthday Cake and lots of fun! Come celebrate with us!

Speak Easy Password and more details to come!

Admission: This is a FREE event and invitation is open to all.

Info: Let us know if you’ll be joining us on the Facebook Event Page…

Puttin on the Ritz Puttin’ On the Ritz, Rockin’ the 50’s

When: Saturday November 4th, 6PM-10PM

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 Magnolia Ave

What: Performance and Silent Auction fundraiser to support the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center! Details coming soon!





Harvest Moon Dinner

When: Sunday November 5th, 6PM-9PM

Where: Downtown Sanford in Magnolia Square near the Clock Tower

What: Sanford is all about community! Join us for the 2nd annual Harvest Moon Dinner sponsored by the Sanford Historic Trust. Show off your tablescaping skills and mingle with Sanford’s great community. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sanford Historic Trust. We will provide the table and chairs, entertainment and ambiance in our beautiful Magnolia Square. You set the table and invite your friends. There will be door prizes and gifts for the winners of the tablescape contest. Click Here for photos from last year’s event and see below for more details. This is a great chance to support local with the many great restaurants and décor shops right here in Downtown Sanford!

Tables are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. There are 26 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
Cocktail in the Square

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

Extra side table for food preparation or storage

5-6pm- Participant set up
6-7pm- Table Judging along with Co
cktails and Welcome in Magnolia Square
7-9pm – Dinner
8:30pm – Winner Announcement
10-11pm – Participant & Vendor cleanup

We look forward to seeing your beautiful displays and creating new memories with our Sanford friends!

*This event is rain or shine*

Admission: $120 for a table that seats 8,


Sofas and Suds

When: Sunday, November 19 at 2 PM – 6 PM

Where: West End 202 S Sanford Ave

What: Presale VIP tickets

also on sale at (starting November 1):
Buster’s Bistro
Celery City Craft
West End Trading Co.
The Imperial at Washburn Imports-Sanford
$35 each, cash only!

Sponsored by Red Cypress Brewery and The Current-Sanford Florida!

Come to Beautiful Downtown Sanford and watch as local businesses race their modified couches against each other. Emphasis on the silly and outrageous, the racing (almost) comes second.

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 on Sanford Ave (at 2nd street), 2 to 6 pm.

There will also be a market on Sanford Ave at 3rd Street featuring Pet Rescue by Judy, and the winter blanket donation spot from Frankie at Apartment E.

Check out our Facebook Page Sofas And Suds. Also, search the event on Youtube to see some fun moments at the past events.

This event is rain or shine!

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
*Access to Food Trucks

There are a limited amount of tickets for sale, which can be purchased here, guarantee your spot in the Sofas and Suds V.I.P section. There will be a will-call at the event for any tickefly purchases! You can also purchase advance tickets with cash at Buster’s Bistro, West End Trading Co., Celery City Craft, and The Imperial-Sanford.

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


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