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Beach Boos: Our Picks For Spooky Season

“Trick or treat, smell my feet. Give me something good to eat.”

Oh, hello there! Don’t mind me; I’m just getting into the spirit of spooky szn and all things pumpkin spice, trick-or-treat and hocus pocus.

You probably don’t think of Halloween things in relation to the beach but we appreciate a good scare as much as the next person! We found some downright creepy, fang-tastic and even kid-friendly haunts you might want to check out if you’re haunting the Emerald Coast this October.

Oct. 19 – 4:30 p.m., Fall Festival, Milton
The City of Milton will be hosting its fall festival with trunk-or-treating, games, inflatables, food trucks and more.

Oct. 22 – 4 to 8 p.m.: Batty Fang-tastic Halloween, Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, Navarre
The second annual Halloween event includes trick-or-treating, games, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, a kid-friendly haunted tent walk, food trucks and more. Cost is $4 per person with a costume and $5 per person without a costume.

Oct. 22 – 5 p.m.: Trunk Or Treat at Rock Solid Church, Panama City
The parking lot will be full of car “trunks” decorated and packed full of fun treats. There will be children’s games, photo background and grilled hotdogs while they last. Costumes are encouraged but not required for this free event.

Oct. 23 – 4 to 6 p.m.: Trunk Or Treat at First Baptist Panama City, Panama City
Enjoy trick-or-treating from decorated trunks. Games, popcorn, food trucks, live music, bounce houses and best trunk and costume contests.

Oct. 27 – 6 to 9 p.m.: Boos, Brews & Bingo Benefit, Town Hall, Rosemary Beach
Presented by Rosemary Beach Foundation, Boos, Brews & Bingo benefits the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Win great prizes totaling $500 in cash and more.

Oct. 27 – 6:30 p.m.: Throwback Thursday – Hocus Pocus, Baytowne Wharf
The events plaza at Baytowne Wharf is throwing back to some of your favorite films this fall. Enjoy a movie on the big screen during Throwback Thursday Cinema. All movies are family-friendly and open to the public. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.

Oct. 28 – 4:30 p.m.: Fall Festival, Amphitheatre, Alys Beach
Visit the Alys Beach Amphitheatre to celebrate the spookiest time of year on 30A with Alys Beach’s inaugural Fall Festival. With activities for all goblins and ghouls beginning at 4:30 p.m., stop by for fall crafts, face painting, a photo booth and more – all to the tune of 30A favorites, Huck & Lilly. Grab a trick or a treat from Henry’s Pizza Truck and enjoy “The Addams Family” on the big screen beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Oct. 28 – 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Family Trick or Treat Night at 4-H Camp Timpoochee, Niceville
Trick or treat from cabin to cabin around Camp Timpoochee. Wear your costume for trick-or-treating and memory-making. Registration is required and free; donations are appreciated.

Oct. 28 – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Boos & Booze Bingo Pub Crawl & Concert, HarborWalk Village, Destin
Why let kids have all the fun? Dress up for a night of fantasy and fun at HarborWalk’s scariest pub crawl. Enjoy a bingo-style pub crawl featuring craft cocktails and frighteningly good food from Village restaurants, live music by Tyler Livingston and an adult costume contest at Coyote Ugly to end the night.

Oct. 29 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Ghost By The Bay, Oaks By The Bay, Panama City
Participate in a pumpkin giveaway, trick-or-treating between vendor booths and a costume contest for children and pets. 

Oct. 29 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Trick Or Treat at Emerald Coast Zoo, Crestview
Costume contest at noon. Candy, trinkets, coupons and more will be handed out. Included with regular zoo admission.

Oct. 29-30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: ZooBoo at ZooWorld, Panama City Beach
ZooWorld is hosting its annual ZooBoo trick-or-treat trail in a safe, family-friendly setting. Come out for full-sized candy bars, free pumpkins, a 25-ft. pumpkin smasher, live animal photo ops and more. Regular daily admission applies.

Oct. 29 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Seaside Halloweener Derby, Amphitheater, Seaside, Florida
The annual Halloweener Derby takes place at 10 a.m., with check-in and registration beginning at 9 a.m. for your pups. A costume contest will follow the championship race.

Oct. 29 – 2 to 4 p.m.: Trinity United Methodist Church Trunk Or Treat, Fort Walton Beach
It’s almost that time of year. Trunk or Treat at Trinity UMC is back. Stop by for a safe, family-friendly and free event in the Memorial Fellowship Hall. There will be games, inflatables and plenty of candy. Event is held mostly indoors to avoid inclement weather.

Oct. 29 – 3:30 p.m.: Trunk Or Treat at First Baptist Church, Crestview
Join this fun event for the whole family, which includes a trunk or treat, festival games, food and fun.

Oct. 29 – 5 to 7 p.m.: Trunk Or Treat, The Eatery, Gulf Breeze
A free event featuring candy, games, food trucks, amazing prizes and more. 

Oct. 29 – 5 to 7 p.m.: New Family Assembly of God Trunk Or Treat, Panama City
Looking for a great family-fun treat? Then you don’t want to miss the trunk or treat celebration at New Family Assembly of God. The campus will be full of car trunks decorated and packed full of fun treats. There’ll be music, children’s games and grilled hotdogs while they last. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Oct. 29 – 5:30 p.m.: Witch’s Paddle on Lake Powell, Camp Helen State Park
Join Camp Helen State Park for a Witch’s Paddle on Lake Powell, Florida’s largest coastal dune lake. This event is free with registration beginning at 5 p.m. Paddle from the banks of Lake Powell through the inlet and to the beach for a sunset picnic. Then, paddle back to join others for face painting, games and music. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes and decorate their kayaks or paddleboards.

Oct. 29 – 5:30 to 8 p.m.: Panama City CrossFit Trunk Or Treat, Panama City
Take part in a dunk booth, 40-ft. Iinflatable, obstacle course, cotton candy machine, carnival games, hayrides and more.

Oct. 29 – 6 p.m.: Spook Street Trick-or-Treating, HarborWalk Village, Destin
Join Harborwalk Village as they host trick-or-treating along the Destin Harbor and a family costume contest. The evening concludes with music, fireworks and fire spinning.

Oct. 31 – 6:30 a.m.: Witches of South Walton Charity Ride, Gulf Place
The Witches of South Walton are set to ride in the 19th annual Witch Ride. Every year, the witches decorate bikes and fly throughout their communities. These witches dress to impress, decorate their bikes/brooms and have a wicked fun Halloween celebration. The Witches of South Walton Founders Ride will leave from Gulf Place at 7 a.m., riding to support Children’s Volunteer Health Network. 

Oct. 31 – 4 to 6 p.m.: Trick Or Treat, Seaside, Florida
It’s time for ghosts, goblins and princesses to go door-to-door collecting candy from the Seaside merchants. Free and open to the public.

Oct. 31 – 4 to 6 p.m.: Halloween on the Boulevard, Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach
Families are invited to trick-or-treat throughout the Grand Boulevard Town Center where stores and restaurants will pass out candy and other treats to children. Dress up in your favorite costume and fill your bag in a safe, pedestrian-friendly place.

Oct. 31 – 4 to 7 p.m.: Boo By The Park, Pier Park, Panama City Beach
Go store to store collecting treats in an open-air, family-friendly trick-or-treat setting. Free.

Oct. 31 – 4:30 to 8 p.m.: Halloween Carnival, Sharon Sheffield Park, Lynn Haven
Join them for a night of fun and spooky activities. The Halloween Carnival includes an annual trunk or treat, game booths, activities, food trucks and more.

Oct. 31 – 5 to 8 p.m.: Emerald Coast Church Trunk Or Treat, Fort Walton Beach
Opt in for a fun night for the family. Food, games, candy, bounce house and safe fun.

Oct. 31 – 6 to 8 p.m.: Trick Or Treat Street, Baytowne Wharf, Miramar Beach
Calling all ghouls, ghosts and goblins to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a spooktacular extravaganza. Dance on the stage as the DJ plays frighteningly good tunes and end the evening with a spooky fireworks show over the lagoon at 8 p.m.

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