Monster paddle, hayrides, trick or treats, scary (or not so scary) trail walks and Fall festivals fill the calendar this week with fun for everyone across Walton County and the surrounding area.
Butler Pumpkin Patch
through Oct. 30 – The Butler Elementary PTO Pumpkin Patch will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24, 26; and 12 to 4 p.m. Oct. 25, 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27-30. Pumpkins $5-$10. Popcorn and drinks will be sold on Saturdays and Sundays only. An area will be available for taking family pictures. Park in the main parking lot of the school.
Haunted Trail and Fantasyland at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Oct 30 – 31 – 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Topsail Hill Preserve State Park will be having their 3rd Annual Haunted Trail and Fantasyland. Choose between a fully-frightening trail for adults and children over 12 for $3 a person, a “scare free” walking loop with treats for $1 for young children to go through the trick or treat trail or the fun games with prizes and face painting for a $1. Drinks and food will be sold for donation with all of the proceeds going to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Event is on Hwy 30A 2/10 mile off Hwy 98. Call for more information.
Fees: Park entrance fees will be waived to participants.
Contact: (850) 267-0299
October 30 – 31 – South Walton Montessori School – Pt. Washington
South Walton Professional Firefighters Assoc. hosting Haunted Asylum, come get scared with the zombies. Fri. starts at 7 p.m. Sat. starts at 6:30 p.m. – til. $5.00 each, proceeds benefit S.W. Firefighters and Montessori School. 101 Eden Gardens Road. Park at Methodist Church. on Eden Drive.
Redbay Grocery hosting Fall Festival
October 31 – 12 – 5 p.m.
8704 Highway 81 S., Red Bay, north of Bruce and south of Ponce de Leon.
An action packed day of fun is in store for children of all ages at the Redbay Grocery with a costume contest, jumping castle, pumpkin decorating contest, face and hair painting and hayrides after dark.
For more information, contact 850-836-2220 or go to their website at redbaygrocery.com ::MAP::
October 31 – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Seaside hosting a fun-filled afternoon for the entire family with trick-or-treating, games, contests and entertainment.
Go door-to-door around the shops and restaurants at Seaside to receive candy to feed your sugary appetite! Then, don’t miss all of the excitement in the Amphitheater as they host 30A Radio who will be spinning terrifying tunes from the stage all afternoon long and join Seaside REP actors reading spooky stories guaranteed to get you into the Halloween spirit! Also, make sure to hitch a ride on the Haunted Hayride traveling through Seaside. Pick up the hayride behind Heavenly Shortcakes on Quincy Circle. For more information on Seaside community and events, go online at: www.seasidefl.com.
October 31 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Florida’s only on-water Halloween Paddle festival is coming to the Destin Harbor .
Tickets are on sale now for stand up paddle, kayak, and canoe poker run. Enjoy stops along the Destin Harbor including The Lucky Snapper, Inn on Destin Harbor, The Kayak Experience, GUSU Island at the back of the harbor near Marbella, Kialoa Point (Norriega Point), and the final stop at Pat O’Brien’s. Registration starts at 10a .m. at Pat O’Brien’s. Registration is $25 per paddler, which includes the 2009 Monster Paddle official shirt.
Live music from the Dent Brothers after the poker run. Register at www.gulfcoastpaddleclub.com
Harvest Market Rosemary Beach – North Barrett Square
October 31 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy the crisp, autumn air while perusing artist booths filled with paintings, pottery, jewelry and other hand-crafted items. ::MAP::
Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne Wharf
October 31 – 6 – 7:30 p.m. – The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Grab your costume and come out for an evening of family fun. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the perfect place for Halloween and Trick or Treating. The Village merchants dress up in costumes and kids can trick or treat from store to store. Trick or Treating is from and a DJ will spin tunes on the stage so kids can dance the night away. The evening comes to a close as spooky fireworks light up the sky over the lagoon at 8:00 p.m.
The Ice Skating Rink will be opening for the season. Come join in the fun as ghouls and goblins of all ages sail across the ice!
Fall Festival at New Harmony Baptist Church
October 31 – 3:00 p.m. County Highway 2A De Funiak Springs
Games, prizes, cake walks, space walks, costume contest for different age groups along with fellowship.
Trick or Treating & Kids’ Halloween Bash
Rosemary Beach Town Center / South Barrett Square
October 31 – 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Bring the little ghosts and goblins for trick-or-treating through town center businesses and the Harvest Market artist’s booths! We’ll also have a pumpkin carving contest with prizes, a moonwalk, face painting, games, music and more! FREE and everyone is invited! Plus, visit Gigi’s for a Halloween photo for their Wall of Fab! ::MAP::
Fall Festival at Freeport United Methodist
October 31 – Location: 185 Harrison St., Freeport
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Games, prizes, candy, refreshments, food and fellowship.