UPDATED: The free Halloween parade is open to kids of all ages this Sunday, October 3o. Registration starts at 1:30 pm at the Visitor Information Center at 1 Castillo Drive in St. Augustine, across from Ripley’s. The parade starts at 2 pm and is sponsored by Ancient City Tours. If you go make sure you have time to park and then get to the Visitor Center.
What a better way to start the Halloween madness than with a trip to the pumpkin patch!
Three area churches have pumpkin patches open this October. The United Methodist Church on King Street just west of Historic Downtown in St. Augustine is already open from 10-7 daily.
On October 9th, two more pumpkin patches open. The first is at the United Methodist Church in the Shores (724 Shores Drive, south entrance to the Shores) in St. Augustine, which is open from 2-7 Monday thru Friday and from 11 to 7 on weekends. The second is at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church at 5950 SR 16 (west of the outlet malls), which will be open 2-8 Monday thru Friday, and 10 to 8 on weekends.
Carve those Pumpkins!
For $10 you can head up to toney TPC Sawgrass in foo-foo Ponte Vedra Beach and let your kids carve away while drinking fresh apple cider. The event is from 6:30-7:30 pm on Sunday, October 16. Contact Jamie Fowler for more info at (904) 543-5105.
If you have a teenager and would like to carve some pumpkins for free head to the St. Augustine Main Library on Monday, October 24 at 4:30, or the Southeast Branch Library on Tuesday, October 25, at 6 pm. Teens 12-18 are invited. Registration is not required for the Main Library event , but you will need to register for the Southeast Branch Library event (call 904-827-6900 to register). Find out more on the Library’s Teen Event Page.
Trick or Treat with Real Alligators!
St. Augustine’s Alligator Farm will be hosting “Creatures of the Night” from 5:30 to 7 pm on October 28, 29 and 30th (a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Kids will get to trick or treat and play games while the park is open after hours. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids (members), or $8 and $6 for non-members.
Tour the St. Augustine Lighthaunt, er, Lighthouse at Night!
The St. Augustine Lighthouse offers nighttime “Dark of the Moon” tours of the reputably haunted tower! Tours start every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm, and kids have to be at least 7-years old to participate. Reservations are strongly recommended, and as of this writing I am not sure if they’re doing an actual Halloween tour as the holiday falls on a Monday this year. Cost is $25 for adults, $20 for kids…a bit pricey but a once in a lifetime kind of thing. Find out more on the Lighthouse’s Dark of the Moon page.
Get Lost in a Corn Maze!
Ten short miles west of town on SR 207 you can take the kids, teens and yourself to the Sykes and Cooper Farms and get lost in a corn maze. The farm also has a pumpkin patch and hayrides. The cost is $8 per person for ages 3 and up (ages 2 and under are free).
For a group of Realtors that’s all about the Treats with none of the Tricks contact St. Augustine Team or call us at (904) 386-8327!