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Halloween and Harvest events: Broward County

Cities, churches, businesses, libraries and farmers are hosting a variety of Halloween and harvest-themed events throughout Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm beach County for all ages. Most are free. Some double as fundraisers. Here is a list of events happening in Broward County.

Broward County

City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation Department

Halloween Hullabaloo Party

  • Stranahan House
  • Saturday, October 29
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Join the Stranahan House Museum for a family friendly Halloween party perfect for your little ghosts and goblins! The day will include an edible craft project, storytelling, costume parade and contests, free child safety ID kits and a visit from the Fort Lauderdale Mounted Police Unit. For reservations, call (954) 534-4736 or e-mail info@stranahanhouse.org.

Trick or Treat on Second Street

  • Esplanade Park
  • Saturday, October 29
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Spooky Halloween Dance

  • Bass Park 2750 NW 19 Street
  • Friday Oct. 28,2011
  • 6:30-8:30pm

Neighborhood Halloween Party

  • Croissant Park 245 W. Park Drive
  • Saturday October 29,2011 4-6pm
  • Family Fun activities,contests,prizes and food

Fern Forest Nature Center

  • Ghosts and Goblins Family Fun Night, pumpkin photo area
  • 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek,
  • FL. Phone: 954-970-0150.
  • Open: Saturday before Halloween in October (Call to confirm!)  from 6-8 PM
  • Fun, games, prizes, a costume contest, plus arts and crafts and a photo area with pumpkins in it for a nominal fee.
  • The evening concludes with an age-appropriate story. Ages 2-10.

First United Methodist Church of Coral Springs

  • Pumpkin patch
  • 8650 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL 33065. Phone: 954-752-0333.
  • Open: Weekday hours are 12 pm to 8 pm and 10 am to 9 pm on weekends

First Presbyterian Church

  • Harvest Fall Events
  • 1630 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020.
  • Phone: 954-922-8558.
  • October 15 through 31st.
  • Mon. through Sat.: 9:30am to Dusk Sun. 11am to Dusk.
  • Free Story Time  Oct. 19  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Movie at the Patch Bring your blanket!  Sat., Oct. 22 at 7p.m.
  • Family Fall Festival Friday, Oct. 28 from 5pm–8p.m

Flamingo Road Nursery

  • Fall Festival, featuring an extensive Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Market,
  • Entire month of October;
  • Horse-drawn Hayrides and petting zoo
  • Complimentary Face Painting by Famous Curley Sue,
  • Halloween Weekend is the Grand Finale, with Hayrides and Face Painting on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!!.
  • 1655 Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33325.
  • Phone: 954-476-7878. Open: Every Day, from 8 am to 6 pm.

Museum of Discovery & Science Gross-Out Science Halloween

  • 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale
  • 954-467-6637
  • October 28, 2006 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
  • October 29, 2006 12:00 pm to 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween Week at the Museum with frighteningly fun crafts and gruesome games. October 29 – 31, 2010 – Enjoy three days of gross fun!

Parkridge Baptist Church – Trunk or Treat Annual

  • Community Event
  • 5600 Coral Ridge Dr, Coral Springs
  • 954-346-9009.
  • 10/31/2010 at 6-8pm.

This safe alternative to Halloween will provide games, bounce house, hot dog dinners, FREE candy, popcorn and snow cones. You can come in costume, too.

Town Of Davie: Davieween Happenings

  • 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie
  • Phone: 954-797-1076.
  • Sunday, October 30, 2011, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • South Florida Trail Riders Horse Costume Contest
  • For a fee: Halloween Pumpkin Patch, Snacks and Food
  • Free: Bounce Houses, Climbing Wall, Spooky Music w/ DJ
  • Petting Farm. Fun Costume Contest for Kids of all Ages!

Halloween Horse Show and Fair

  • Sands and Spurs Equestrian Park Saturday
  • Oct.22 10am-3pm
  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm
  • 1600 NE 5TH Ave. Pompano Beach Fl, 33060 (North Side of the Good Year Blimp Base)

Join us at 2:00 PM for a public costume contest. Win a trophy! Public welcome to join us for pony rides, mini horses, hay rides, bounce house, ghoulish games, pumpkin patch, freaky fun and frightening food! Wear your costume

Quite Waters: Family Campfire and Hayride

  • October 28, 2011
  • 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Enjoy a hayride around the park and a marshmallow roast around a campfire.
  • Advance ticket purchase required.
  • For more information or reservations 954-357-5100
  • Fees: $3.50 per person, includes one hayride and one bag of s’mores fixings

Young At Art Children’s Museum

  • Elmo’s Halloween Party
  • October 28th, 2011  4-6pm
  • Puppet Show by Simply Puppets
  • Glow in the Dark Art Activities
  • Not So Scary Hunted House, Treats,Games and Much More
  • Free Child Admission to Kids Dressed as Elmo

City of Weston: Free Halloween Safety Expo

  • Friday October 28, 2011
  • from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Tequesta Trace Park 600 Indian Trace, Weston

Action-packed, safe Trick-or-Treating event and don’t forget to wear your cutest or spookiest costume.  bounce houses, Obstacle Course, Arts and Crafts activities and much more! The Broward Sheriff’s Office Highlights include: helicopters, fire engines and rescue trucks, police motorcycle units, SWAT, K9 Demonstration and the Presidential Limousine. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital will have their mascot “Joey D”, face stamping, a Teddy Bear Clinic, Safety Prize Wheel, arts and crafts, character appearances.

T.Y. Park in Hollywood

Family Hayride and Campfire (event continues Nov.4, Dec.9 & Jan 6.)

  • October 21, 2011
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Enjoy a fun evening with family and friends with a hayride throughout park
  • Roast marshmallows over the campfire and make s’mores.
  • Fee includes hayride and s’mores kit

Spooktacular 5K

  • Saturday, October 29, 2011
  • The Fort Lauderdale Road Runners have scheduled a 5K event starting at 7 a.m. and running till noon.
  • There will also be a fitness walk and a program for youngsters.
  • Check the organization’sWebsite for details, call 954-245-9015, or e-mail bob@gflrrc.org.

Check here for further Halloween Happenings in Broward County.


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