Goblins, Witches and Ghosts, OH MY!

Pam Griffin
pgriffin@thedestinlog.com

Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade/Pumpkin Drop

The annual event benefiting Alaqua Animal Refuge will be held from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre with a prize awarded for Best Owner Dog Duo. A giant pumpkin filled with sweet treats will be dropped for the kids. Entry fee per dog is $5 for the parade.

Pumpkin Patch

Camp Helen State Park’s Pumpkin Patch will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of the month. Prices are marked on the pumpkins and start at 50 cents. There are several photo props so bring a camera and the kids. Bring cash for the payment box if no volunteer is available.

Haunted House

Stephen King rules at this year’s “Your Worst Nightmare” haunted house from 7 p.m. until midnight Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27 at the Fairgrounds, 790 N. 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs. Cost is $10/cash entry at the door to benefit Art Co-Op. Attendees must be at least 12 years of age to enter without an adult. Call 585-6315.

Family Fall Festival

Kids dress in your favorite Halloween costume and receive a four-count chicken nuggets free from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Chick-fil-A in Miramar Beach. Crafts and activities will also be available.

Casper’s Campfire Stories

Listen to good ol' family friendly stories around the campfire from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Arrive before the gates close at sunset. Event is free with regular park admission. Call 267-8330.

Butler PTO Fall Festival

Find games, prizes, costumes, food trucks, farmers market and entertainment with Huck and Lilly at the Butler PTO Fall Festival from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 20 at Butler Elementary School in Santa Rosa Beach. Cost is $10 for kids ages 3-16; adults are free.

Halloween Dance/Costume Contest

Bring the whole crew out to The Hub in Watersound Beach for a family-fun Halloween Dance and Costume Contest party beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Dress in your Halloween best as you enjoy trick or treating around your favorite Hub hot spots. Costume contest begins at 6 p.m. followed by the dance party with DJ Mike Whitty until 9 p.m.

Trunk or Treat

Enjoy the evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Point Washington United Methodist Church in Santa Rosa Beach.

Noche de Los Muertos

Costumes are required for the Night of the Dead Costume Party featuring DJ Drew Pierce and a $1,000 cash prize for best costume from 8-11:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Caliza Pool in Alys Beach. Must be 21 with ID required. There will be a cash bar. Purchase tickets for $50 at nochedelosmuertos.com, the Alys Beach Bike Shop, the Alys Shoppe, or Fonville Press. Tickets at the door are $60. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children’s Volunteer Health Network.

Central Square Cinema

Grab a blanket for the free family movie “Hocus Pocus” at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 under the stars on the Seaside Amphitheater lawn.

Halloweener Derby

The ninth annual Halloweener Derby will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Seaside Amphitheatre. All proceeds benefit H.E.A.R.T. Animal Rescue. For the derby, dogs must be dachshunds. The pet costume contest is open to all breeds. Visit SeasideHalloweenerDerby.com to register.

2018 Harvest Market

The lawns of Rosemary Beach will be filled with artists in the media of fine art, folk art, handmade jewelry and furniture, pottery, and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Throughout the day, there will be activities including Kids Monstrous Halloween from 2-5 p.m., pumpkin carving contest, bouncy house, music, best costume contest, the Rosemary Beach Haunted Cemetery and a community-wide trick-or-treat. All events are free and open to the public.

Witch Ride

The Witches of South Walton are set to host the 15th annual Witch Ride at 7 a.m. Oct. 31 at Gulf Place Amphitheater to support Children’s Volunteer Health Network. The bikes will head west on 30A for about 1.5 miles before looping back around 8 a.m. to end at Shunk Gulley for the Gathering Brunch. Cost is $40/advance and $50/morning of. To purchase tickets, visit www.WitchesOfSouthWalton.com, Facebook, or Instagram.

Halloween Zombie Stomp

The Bay restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach will hold its fifth annual Halloween Zombie Stomp from 5-10 p.m. Oct. 31. Fun and games for kids includes candy, prizes, fun eats from 5-7 p.m. and playing on the beach. Adults will have a costume contest from 7-10 p.m. with the winner receiving $500. Judges will announce winners around 10 p.m. (must be present to win). Guests can dance on the beach with DJ 30A and hop in the photo booth.

Halloween On the Boolevard

Families and kids are invited to trick or treat throughout the Town Center at Grand Boulevard from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31.

Trick or Treat Street

Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a spooktacular extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Dance on the stage as the DJ plays frightfully good tunes, enjoy crafts and balloon animals then end the evening with a spooky fireworks show over the lagoon at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Halloween Movie Marathon

Enjoy “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” followed by “Hocus Pocus” Oct. 31 beginning at 6 p.m. at Hub 30A in Watersound Beach.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Party

The sixth annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Party at Redd’s Fueling Station in Blue Mountain Beach takes place from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 31. Showings at 7 p m. and 9 p.m. Dress as your favorite character, compete for best costume and bring your own toast, rice and newspapers. Dinner reservations are required. Call 325-0252.