Festive fall activities


Something in the air has signaled that it’s finally appropriate to wear leggings and throw on my boots if I decide to go outside. That signal, in turn, sets off another autumn alarm in my head that starts thinking about pumpkins, cider and Halloween festivities. Palm Beach County has some pretty festive and spooky attractions lined up for this season. Check out the list below for a frighteningly fun time!

  • Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds – Take part in three separate haunted attractions such as the Flamingo Hotel, New World Order and Vile. Take a behind-the-scenes tour on October 9 where you will receive a free admission ticket and one free haunted house ticket. Advanced ticket sales will run from September 1 through October 9 and sold for $5 off. General admission is $15 for all three haunts. If you’d like unlimited Midway rides, it will be $25. Visit www.myfrightnights.com for more information.
  • Halloween Hoopla at CityPlace – On October 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., bring your children to trick-or-treat throughout CityPlace. This free event includes a stage with live performances as well as games and arts and crafts stations where you can create a scarecrow and other festive constructions. The fun doesn’t stop there, folks. A Halloween Bounce House will be set up and there is a section where your children (or you) can get your face painted. Find more information here.
  • Yesteryear Village Presents Spookyville – A fun-filled attraction for children 12 and under. Come to trick-or-treat, make scarecrows and join in on holiday-themed arts and crafts. This fun and safe event for children provides a plethora of activities including kiddie rides and games. The traditional family environment has varying activities every day, so you are sure to have a new surprise each time you visit. Visit www.southfloridafair.com/spookyville for details on each date.
  • Clematis by Fright – This absolutely free event will be a night of tricks and treats. Join fellow ghouls and ghosts for an amazing time that will include a costume contest with over $7,000 in prizes, hay rides and fall food vendors. Bring the little ones for readings of ghost stories at the WPB Library and an interactive game area. For more information, visit www.wpb.org/clematis-by-night.
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