Pumpkin patches and Halloween events are popping up at area churches and other locations this fall in St. Augustine and St. Johns County. To submit an event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wesley Wells Farm
- Select dates: You-pick pumpkins from a real pumpkin patch on select days in October at Wesley Wells Farm, 2680 Ada Arnold Road, St. Augustine FL 32092. Call 904-679-5660 or visit www.wesleywellsfarm.com // Stay updated on Instagram at @wesleywellsfarms
First United Methodist Church
- October 14-Until the pumpkins are gone: First United Methodist Church, 118 King St., offers pumpkins of all sizes, available this month in downtown St. Augustine. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Prices range from 50 cents to $35. Call 904-829-3459.
River of Life United Methodist Church
- Oct. 11-31: The pumpkins arrive on Oct. 1 at River of Life United Methodist Church, 2600 Race Track Road, in the Julington Creek area. A portion of proceeds from pumpkin patch sales benefit the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home and other ministries in the church each year. Call 904-230-2955 or go to www.rolumc.com
Shores United Methodist Church
- Oct. 16-30: The pumpkins will arrive Oct. 16 at Shores United Methodist Church, 724 Shores Blvd. Pumpkin prices vary depending on size of the pumpkin. Patch hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday; and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.Call 904-797-4416 or go to www.shoresumc.org.
HALLOWEEN + FALL EVENTS
THE MAZE & MORE
Oct. 2-30: Nine acres of a local farm becomes THE MAZE at Sykes Family Farm each year — with live music, the maze, games such as a corn cannon, live animals and more at 5995 Brough Road in Elkton, just off State Road 207. Tickets & Details: www.sycofarms.com
General Admission (ages 3 to 64): $15
Children 2 & under: FREE
Military (with ID) & Senior Citizens (65+): $13
DAYS & TIMES
Friday: 6pm to 10pm*
Saturday: 10am to 10pm*
Sunday: 10am to 5pm*
TWILIGHT TOUR: FATAL FOLKLORE
Twilight Tour: Fatal Folklore at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum on Aviles Street in historic St. Augustine, Florida!
A NIGHT AMONG GHOSTS EVENTS
- Ghostorian’s Grimoire: Ghosts of St. Augustine — This evidence-based ghost walk presents ghostly history and lore, researched thoroughly and presented in a factual manner by A Night Among Ghosts, a local ghost tour guide. This walk is a mile and a half at most and done at a leisurely pace. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as we traverse the old brick streets of the historic district. RSVP: www.anightamongghosts.com/the-expereince-tours-and-events
- Ghostly Scavenger Hunt – Hauntings in Old St. Augustine: You will encounter haunted locations both famed and obscure, while following the clues and solving mysteries that lead you to each spooky destination. Your guide assistant will connect on your journey whenever you need them. Details at anightamongghosts.com
- Oldest City St. Augustine Investigative Tour: The Real Ghost Hunting Experience explores some of St.Augustine’s most haunted areas. Eye-opening evidence with fascinating factual histories and true stories. Investigations where you learn self intuitiveness, communication techniques, and use paranormal equipment. Go beyond the typical ghost tour … Investigate. Book a tour at anightamongghosts.com
DARK OF THE MOON GHOST TOURS
October: Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours featuring history and hauntings of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Explore the grounds at night and climb the 219 steps of the tower! Be one of the few to experience the St. Augustine Lighthouse at night. The Dark of the Moon paranormal tour is the only tour with access inside the Lighthouse. Learn the real history behind the paranormal events that take place here. The Dark Of The Moon tour is a two hour paranormal tour. The first portion is a guided session through the Keeper’s house and the grounds. Then after a climb in the tower in total darkness guests are set free to explore and investigate the site as they see fit. Details at staugustinelighthouse.org
COLONIAL QUARTER HAUNTED EVENT & MUSIC INFESTATION
October 29-31: The Colonial Quarter Experience, along with Pigman’s Music & Arts Company, LLC are teaming up to bring scares to the oldest city with “Colonial Haunt: The Lost Garrison” and Tthe “inFESTation – Local Music Resurrection” concert — all happening Halloween weekend on the grounds of the Colonial Quarter, located on Saint George Street in downtown St. Augustine.
“The Lost Garrison” is a spooktacular 20-minute walkthrough event which entices visitors to experience how the colonists of yesteryear, with old fashioned tools, might fare in an invasion…as The Colonial Quarter is overrun by giant MAN-EATING Black Widow Spiders – crafted and designed by Pigman’s Music & Arts Company. The haunt will be approved for all ages, but it is Halloween, so it will be mildly creepy and scary. GET TICKETS HERE
The Entrance to the Haunt will be at 14 S. Castillo Drive – with the attraction open from 6 PM until 10PM each night. Admission for the experience will be $15 per victim. Tours will begin every 10 to 20 minutes throughout the evenings of the Haunt.
The Haunted weekend at The Colonial Quarter will conclude on Sunday, October 31st with the “inFESTation! Local Music Resurrection” concert at The Colonial Oak Music Park.Admission for the 31st is $20 per victim and includes both the Haunt AND the Concert. Music will run from 3PM until 10PM, with “Colonial Haunt – The Lost Garrison” retaining its 6PM – 10PM running times. GET COMBO TICKETS HERE
“inFESTation!”will feature local artists and vendors as well as music from
Bonnie Blue, The Space Heaters, the Bryce Alastair Band, and the reunion of St. Augustine’s
The Whigs.There will be a costume contest with cash prizes during the event.
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
October 22-24: Join the wild side for three nights of treats at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Guests can wear Halloween costumes and will meet eerie bugs and beasts, explore the park, and fill their bag with treats! Please Bring your Own Bag. Sure to be a spooktacular time! Visit www.alligatorfarm.com/creatures-of-the-night/
ST. AUGUSTINE HERITAGE FESTIVAL
October 23: The 1st annual St Augustine Heritage Festival, brought to you by St Augustine Heritage Association, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trout Creek Memorial Park and Marina, 6550 State Road 13 N, Saint Augustine, FL 32092. The event will include heritage vendors, historical re-enactors such as Men of Menendez, Pirates (Drake’s Raid), St. Augustine Royal Family, Menorcans, Glorious Victorians, Geechee Gullah, British, Black Militia and more. Learn about St. Augustine’s fascinating Heritage from the Timucuan Indian Tribe to Florida’s statehood, all in one day. Email email@example.com and follow on Facebook at staugustineheritagefestival
Local Pride Food Truck (Menorcan)
Captain Skallywags (British)
Skillet ( Southern)
ANCIENT CITY KIDS DAY
October 23: The 25th Annual Ancient City Kids Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Coordinated by EPIC and brought to the community by a committee of children organizations, Ancient City Kids Day is a day of fun-filled activities for children and families. The event is FREE for the public, and will include over 40 youth service agencies offering carnival style games and activities, arts and crafts, contests for kids, and live entertainment all day. Information about community resources will be available for parents. There will be free t-shirts/goody bags for kids while they last. The only cost to the public will be for food or drinks. The event is a community outreach for Epic Behavioral Healthcare of St. Augustine. Visit epicbh.org
GHOST STORIES AT THE BEACH
October 23: The Tale Tellers of St. Augustine will feature Ghost Stories at the Beach at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 23 at St. Augustine Beach Art Studio and Gallery, located next to the St. Johns County Ocean Pier at St. Augustine Beach. Storytellers Christ Kastle, Natalie Bertrami, and Kathy Kniery will tell spooky stories. Donations are appreciated.
FALL FLING AT ST. JOHNS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
October 23-24: Fall Fling is a two-day event at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 SR 207, in Elkton. This home grown festival will feature artisans, crafters, Barktoberfest, a kids zone, car show, live music, and raffles to benefit nonprofit organizations. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission $10 per vehicle. Visit www.staugustinefallfling.com
TRICK-OR-TREATING IN DOWNTOWN
ALL HALLOWS EVENT CHARITY BASH
October 30: The Krewe of the 13 will host the First Annual All Hallows Eve Charity Bash from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, October 30 in the Magnolia Room at the Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Ave. Music by Soul Fire, appetizers, a welcome drink, costume contest, silent auction, and a raffle. Adults only, 21 and older. Cost is $50, nonr-refundable. Tickets: www.tinyurl.com/krewe13
FAMILY FRIENDLY GORY STORIES
October 23: The Tale Tellers of St. Augustine will feature Family Friendly Gory Stories: Halloween Tales to Thrill and Chill from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 30 at Flagler Health Village Murabella, 70 Turin Terrace. Masks are required. Please bring chairs or blankets for seating. Tickets are $5 for individuals and $10 per family on eventbrite.
HALLOWEEN UNDER THE SEA AT ST. AUGUSTINE AQUARIUM
October 30: Halloween Under the Sea will take place at from 6-9 pm Saturday, October 30 from 6-9 pm at the St. Augustine Aquarium, 2045 State Road 16, St. Augustine. Cookie decorating, trick-or-treating, mermaids, underwater pumpkin carving, and a haunted nature trail will be part of this event! Call 904-429-9777 for reservations.
TRICK-OR-TREAT AT Ximenez-Fatio House
October 30: Trick-or-Treating will take place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, October 30 at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 20 Aviles St., downtown St. Augustine. Visit the 223-year-old property for a fun-filled Halloween event that includes trick-or-treating, a children’s craft table, a s’mores bar, and other fun. The event is FREE.
JAIL BREAK 5K
October 30: INK! (Investing in Kids) and Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine have announced this year’s 6th Annual Jail Break 5K run and walk fundraiser. Local activities will be held on Saturday, October 30 with race registration at 6:30 a.m. and race start at 8:00 a.m. with activities until 12 p.m. Run events begin at the Old Jail Museum, 167 San Marco Blvd. in St. Augustine, Florida. Family-friendly entertainment includes adult and children “jail breakers” who plan their escape from the 130-year-old historic venue and run through picturesque, historic areas of St. Augustine also known as The Nation’s Oldest City. Scenic ocean, river and Intracoastal Waterway views are featured in the run on the Francis and Mary Usina “Vilano” Bridge, and wrap up at Vilano Beach Pavilion, 20 Vilano Road. The event is a 5K USA Track & Field (USATF) Certified Course. New this year: Live bands The Grapes of Roth and Skin & Bonz. All runners will be rounded-up as “prisoners” as they begin the race and will be transported back to the Old Jail from Vilano Beach by shuttle as needed. A Halloween costume contest sponsored by Ghosts and Gravestones will include more than $1,000 in cash prizes, and other treasures. Distinctive t-shirts are available with size of shirts guaranteed and this year’s unique finishers medals to those who register by Friday, October 1. Sign up: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/SaintAugustine/EscapeFromStAugustine
Proceeds from the race will be donated to benefit the innovative programs and classroom resources at INK! which promotes academic success for all St Johns County public school students and teachers. Visit the website at www.ink-stjohns.org.
ANCIENT CITY BAPTIST FALL FESTIVAL
October 31: Ancient City Baptist Church will host the annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 31 at the church, 27 Sevilla Street, downtown St. Augustine. Drop-in anytime 6-8 p.m. for a night of food and fun! This event is FREE including hotdogs, carnival food, candy, face painting, games, a giant inflatable slide, and more. Costumes are encouraged, and participants of all ages are invited to attend. Free parking is available in marked church lots.