Here is a list I compiled of area Halloween events for the little ghouls and boos
Interested in Halloween activities around Fernandina Beach, Florida? I’ve compiled a list of upcoming events that sound like fun for the entire family.
Wildlight’s Movie Night Spooktacular
Friday, October 25, 2019 – 5:30-9 p.m.
Enjoy a movie night and fall fun at Wildlight! From 5:30-7:00 p.m. Activities start with a Trunk or Treat (trick or treating from one festively decorated car trunk to the next) and free family hayrides. Wear your Halloween costume, bring a chair or blanket and settle in for a spooky good time because at 7:15 p.m., there will be a feature presentation of GOOSEBUMPS. Arrive early: the first 100 treats from Kona Ice will be provided by D.S. Ware Homes. Complimentary popcorn tents by First Federal Bank & Kelsey Shay State Farm. Also Hot Diggity Dawgs & More on hand for purchase. For more information, call 904.760.9715.
Bethlehem Marketplace Fall Festival
Friday, October 25, 2019
Bethlehem Marketplace Fall Festival at Springhill Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach
Springhill Baptist Church, off Nassauville Road, hosts this huge fall festival every year, with a rock climbing wall, choo choo train, games, prizes, cake walk and more! Entry is a nonperishable food item for the church’s pantry for families in need.
Corn Maze fun and more at Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres / Hilliard
Friday, October 25, 2019 – The Haunted Trail 7pm to 10pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Farm Heritage Day / 10am to 6pm , Haunted Trail 7pm to 10pm
Conners’ A-Maize-Ing Acres’ corn maze (Wizard of Oz themed this year!) is a fall MUST in our region, with not only the maze, but all the old-fashioned family fun that comes with it. Conners’ includes a 9-acre corn maze, tractor seesaws, horse train rides, wagon/hayrides, horse rides, a pumpkin patch, cow train rides, corn cannon, farm putt-putt, a huge play set, kiddie koral, slides, giant spider web, pedal carts, corn hole, corn box, horse shoes, hay jump, lifesize Lincoln building logs, dirt hill, tumble bug races, and an animal barn where you can pet and feed the farm animals. There are also select “late night” events at Conner’s… and be warned, they are truly scary and not for little ones who would have a hard time recovering from the scare. Learn more at https://connerscornmaze.com/fall-events
Amelia Maritime Museum
Friday, October 25, 2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
The museum has opened the special pirate graveyard on Friday and Saturday, the 25th and 26th of October, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., admission is only $5.00. (Mixed reports have this one open on Halloween night, too.)
Spooktacular / Jacksonville
October 25-27, 30-31
This Halloween, don’t miss Jacksonville’s most enchanting celebration at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. This much-loved event, Spooktacular, is a safe and exciting Halloween adventure for kids of all ages. Included in this year’s fun are:
-The Pumpkin Patch
-Classic Monsters in Range of the Jaguar
-DJ spinning kid-friendly Halloween music
-Fall festivities on the Great Lawn
-“Chaos in Candy Land” at the 4D Theater
-Select animal exhibits including giraffes, jaguars, and Lost Temple
-Candy Trail through Play Park
-Three Scare Zones (Not recommended for the faint of heart; Suggested for ages 10 and up)
Pricing is $12 for members and $14 for non-members, depending on the night. Learn more at spooktacular.jacksonvillezoo.org/.
Howl-O-Ween at Nassau Humane Society
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Come trick or treat with your kids and fur-kids at our vendor booths! We will have costume parades starting at 5pm for the kids and animals. Performances by Aerial Arts and much more! Located on Amelia Island on Airport Road.
Free Fall Fest at the American Legion
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 1 to 4 p.m.
Free Fall Fest at the American Legion in Fernandina Beach
American Legion Post 54 invites you to bring your children and/or grandchildren to this family-oriented event. They will have games, food and fun for all ages. There will be a “Decorated Trunk” trunk-or-treat between 12 and 12:45 PM that day. Experience a safe and inviting Halloween experience. Questions? Contact Chris at (740)253-3436 or Robin at (740)253*3437.
Blackrock Baptist Church – Trunk-or-Treat
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 4 to 7 p.m.
Blackrock Baptist Church in Yulee is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat for all ages. Enjoy fellowship, games, treats, and a cake walk! Trick-or-Treat from one creatively decorated trunk to the next, where Blackrock members will offer treats.
Halloween Bash at Bippiti Boppiti Boo
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 5 p.m. to midnight (or enjoy the lock-in overnight)
Halloween Bash at Bippiti Boppiti Boo Boutique / Fernandina Beach
This fun kids’ spa on the island is offering free fun for boys, girls and grown-ups. There will be food, games, a haunted alley, music and a cupcake walk. Go on a broom hunt, decorate pumpkins and more. Wear your best costume for the costume contest. Party ends at midnight unless you sign up in advance for an all night spooky glamping “lock-in” ($60 per-child, girls only. Must reserve in advance). The lock-in features a night of “not so spooky” girly fun with spa treatments, dancing, a costume contest, karaoke, dress-up, games and more. Invite a friend and both receive a $5 discount. They will provide dinner, breakfast, snacks and souvenirs. Tents will be provided, just bring a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow.
Halloween Express Train Rides
Saturday, Oct. 26: 10 a.m., 12, 2, and 4 p.m.
Halloween Express Train Rides / St. Marys
Kids will love this “spooky” (more comical than spooky) open air train ride on the St. Marys Express. Follow the story as you ride of monsters gathering at the Hotel Transylvania to induct a young werewolf into their Monster Club. As passengers ride the rails through woodlands and marshlands on the way to meet the monsters, there will be Halloween-themed entertainment. Then at the midway, the real show comes alive when Dracula and his friends try to educate the little werewolf on the skills needed to be a monster. In the mix is a funny confrontation between the good witch and the bad witch. You’ll also see Frankenstein, the Skeleton, and the Mummy grooming the werewolf. Making a non-appearance will be the Invisible Man. Train passengers can also enjoy free admission to the St. Marys Railroad Museum at the train station. The Halloween Express departs from Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne Street in St. Marys, at 10am, noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm on October 26. Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for children 3 to 12. Children 2 and under ride free. Tickets should be purchased in advance at stmarysrailroad.com, or by calling 912-200-5235. Groups of 10 or more should call 912-729-1103 for a discount code.
Fernandina Beach Church of Christ
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 – 7pm – 9pm
Fernandina Beach Church of Christ
Trunk Or Treat at Fellowship Hall, 1005 S 14th St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Downtown Fernandina Beach Trick-or-Treat
Thursday, October 31, 2019, – 10:30 to 5:00
Downtown, historic Fernandina Beach
Bring the costumed youngsters to trick-or-treat at participating merchants for fun shopping and safe treats.
First Baptist Church
Thursday, October 31, 2019 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church Back Parking Lot
Come for an evening of fun for the whole family! There will be free Food, Popcorn, candy, movie on the lawn, bounce house, photo booth, and games.
Jacksonville Zoo Mini Monster Mash
Thursday, October 31, 2019, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A fun, Halloween experience for our youngest guests! Take some of the fright out of Halloween night and join us from 10 am – 2 pm on the Great Lawn for music, games, and candy. Kids in costume get into the Zoo for Free with a paying adult…tell your friends! We’d love to see pictures of your children enjoying this event. Post them to Facebook or Instagram and tag the Zoo! Sponsored by Fun 4 First Coast Kids