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Updated: 10/23/2013 08:00:02AM

Halloween Events

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Through Nov. 2

Haunted Mutant Zombie Cemetery, opens nightly at about 8 p.m. Wesley and Daniel Creekmore have created an animatronic zombie haunted walk off Rankin Road on State Road 60. It opens Wednesday and they plan to do the 10-minute haunted house walk nightly until Nov. 2. It will last until about midnight or 1 a.m. There’s a $2 charge for it just to pay for their expenses. It is recommended for ages 13 and older. On Oct. 29-31 there will a children’s night Halloween walk and that includes candy. This is free.

Thursday, Oct. 24

Crickette Club Parade and Carnival, 4 p.m. for parade, carnival afterward in Mosaic Park. Main Street to Mosaic Park.

Oct. 24-27, Oct. 31

AT&T Shop of Horrors. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 24-26; noon-6 p.m. Oct. 20 and Oct. 27; 3-9 p.m. Oct. 31. $3 for children 12 and younger and $5 for those 12 and older. Proceeds go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Eagle Ridge Mall, Lake Wales.

Oct. 25-26

2013 Polk County Haunted Jail Tour, 6-11 p.m., $5. Sponsored by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department with tours going through the old Polk County Jail. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Central Florida. 455 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow. 863-534-6123.

Friday, Oct. 25

Trick or Treat Party, 4-6 p.m. Free community Halloween party featuring dancing and more. Wilfred Smith Resource Center, 135 Ave. Y N.E., Winter Haven. 863-298-7898 or

Friday, Oct. 25

Trick or Treat Party, 5-7 p.m. Free community Halloween party featuring dancing and more. Eloise Resource Center, 710 Snively Ave. , Eloise. Call -863-298-4485 or

Friday, Oct. 25-Saturday, Oct. 26

Bartow High School Haunted Hall, 7-10 p.m. $5 adults, $3 for those under 12. Proceeds to help area charities. Bartow High School, Business Hallway, 1270 S. Broadway, Bartow.

Sa turday, Oct. 26

Community Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Bounce houses, Sno Cones, popcorn, game booth, door prizes, entertainment, puppets, candy and photo opportunities. On open field, 307 E. Broadway, Fort Meade. 863-285-7151.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Fall Harvest Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Candy, games, face painting, prize giveaways, a bounce house for kids and a free movie in the theater at noon. Prizes for Pumpkin Carving/Painting Contest at 3 p.m. Entries accepted Oct. 24-25. Polk Outpost 27, 101 Adventure Court, Davenport, 1/2 mile south of I-4 (along U.S. Highway 27) at Exit 55. 863-420-2586.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Ghosts, Goblins and Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight. Best costume contest in three age groups: 10-and-under, teen and adult. The Fun Zone, Eagle Ridge Mall, Lake Wales.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Fall Festival, 5-7 p.m. Free hotdogs and drinks, bounce house, face painting, games and more. Victory Praise Center, 132 E. Main St., Bowling Green.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Halapalooza, 5-8 p.m., free. Lots of kid games, bounce houses, food and drink and family fun. Bartow First Assembly, 915 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow. 863-533-7488.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Community Story, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Community story time for 4 and 5-year-olds. Asbury United Methodist Church, 1650 S. Jackson Ave, Bartow. 862-533-2301.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Safe Trick or Treat Party, 5-7 p.m. Free hot dogs, games, and lots of candy for our trick or treaters. First United Methodist Church Education Building. 455 S. Broadway, Bartow. 863-533-0904.

Thursday, Oct. 31

The Boo Bash Finale, 4:30 - 9 p.m. Trick or treating for the kids, a DJ, live psychic, mime, scarecrow stilt walker and character artists. A costume contest is also being planned. Eagle Ridge Mall, Lake Wales.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Trunk or Treat, 5-6:30 p.m. The Lake Wales Elks Lodge #1974 to host event for children of all ages. 16905 U.S. Highway 27.

Let us know. If you are holding a Halloween event for the little kids and/or the big kids we want to get it in the paper. If you know of one, give us the details and we’ll check it out. Just send all the important information to and we’ll publish a growing (we hope) list.

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