By Kathy L Collins

Fall Festival At R&R Ranch

10/27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 9805 Bryant Rd., Lithia

Come out and enjoy pony rides, hay rides, cart rides, games, bouncy house, face painting and much more at the beautiful R& R Ranch. Kids can enjoy the fun for $10; adults just $2. For more information call 653-3819.

Punkin’ Chunkin’ 2012  

11/1, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Uncle Mike’s Smokehouse and Grill, 9847 E. Adamo Dr. in Tampa

Save your Jack-O-Lantern and bring it to this fun, family friendly Fall Fest sponsored jointly by the Winthrop/Bloomingdale and FishHawk/Lithia/Boyette Area Business Councils. You can enjoy games, live music and prizes.

Harvest Farms Pumpkin Patch & 7th Annual Boofest

1101 Shell Pt. Rd., Ruskin

Everyone needs a pumpkin, so come out to the Pumpkin Patch anytime between 10/5-11/11 and find your perfect pumpkin. Children will enjoy pumpkin painting, crafts, games and prizes. On Saturday, October 20 come to the 7th Annual Boofest from 12 to 3 p.m. All events are free. For more information, call 645-6574.

Hyde Park Village Fall Festival, Trick Or Treating & Pumpkin Patch

Hyde Park Village, Tampa

On Saturday, October 13, bring the family to Hyde Park and pick your perfect pumpkin. Children can trick or treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Hayrides start at 7 p.m. This is a free event. For more information, call 251-3500.

20th Annual Haunted Woods Event

10/19- 10/20; 6 to 10 p.m. Hillsborough River State Park, 15402 U.S. Hwy 301 N.

Go down the Trail of Terror or if you are really daring, try the Haunted Trail. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 987-6771.

Trick Or Treat Street

10/20, 4:30 to 8:30 Riverview High School, Riverview

This fun and safe way for families to experience the tradition of trick or treating in safe environment is hosted by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office and Riverview High School.

For information, call 234-5944.

Halloween Horribles

10/28 at 3 p.m. Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Dr., Brandon

Costumed munchkins ages 3 to 10 accompanied by an adult can partake in the annual Halloween Parade and enjoy lots of treats from area civic clubs and businesses. Free but a ticket to attend is required.

For information, call 685-8888.


10/28, 4 to 8 p.m. Florida Aquarium, Tampa

Children can wear their best costume and enjoy a day’s worth of trick or treating through the Aquarium’s fabulous exhibits.  This family event is budget friendly with children under 12 getting in for $2 and all others just $12.

For information, call 273-4000.

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