ISSUE 1: Local Halloween Events in Tampa

Allie Barton, Staff Writer

Halloween is right around the corner and in Tampa, there are tons of activities to do that are safe and fun.

If you’re a huge fan of the hit film “Hocus Pocus,” on Oct 30 at Dairy Joy located at 3813 S Manhattan Ave, Tampa, FL 33611 you can see the Sanderson sisters and eat some spooky ice cream specials. During this event, you can meet the Sanderson sisters from 1-3 pm, there is a costume contest at 2:40 p.m. and the sisters will perform at 1:30 and 2:30!

Throughout the whole month of October, in Hyde Park (located at 1602 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, there will be a pumpkin patch ready for families to pick out their perfect pumpkin and would be a cute spot to take photos. They have a variety of pumpkins. For mini pumpkins, they are $1. For a small pumpkin, it is $5. For a Medium/Large pumpkin, it’s for $10. For Disney fans, they have a Cinderella pumpkin for $15 and their extra-large pumpkins are for $20 apiece. Mondays through Thursdays it will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays to Sundays, 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 p.m.

On Oct. 30, at the South Tampa Farm from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can play games, make some arts and crafts, see some farm animals, take a hayride and even take some fun photos in their photo booth. There will also be a pumpkin patch and a cakewalk. You can visit their site to see a map of the place and for more information on paying methods and parking options.

Grab your costumes and head to ZooTampa at Lowry Park, located at 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604. From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the whole month of Oct, children of all ages can have some fun in outdoor adventures, frightening characters, creepy culinary delights, and much more! NightShadow will headline this year’s family-friendly scare-fest.