A rundown of Brevard's various eerie events
By Meagan McGone
BREVARD - Looking to get in spooky spirits this Halloween?
In Brevard, there are tons of opportunities to participate in fright-filled festivities. Below is a list of various Halloween events throughout the county.
. Fall Festival: Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a Fall Festival at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Chain of Lakes Complex, 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, Titusville.
The festival will include a costume contest, kids' games, hay rides, face painting, trunk n'treat and a movie in the park.
For more information, contact Mike Herman at (321) 264-5105 or email@example.com.
. Craft Fair and Kids Spooktacular: Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a Craft Fair and Kids Spooktacular event on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Viera Regional Community Center.
For $2, children can enjoy crafts, bounce houses, snow cones, cotton candy, games and a costume event at 11 a.m. Adults are free with the admission of a child.
For more information, call (321) 433-4891.
. Halloween In The Village: The city of Cocoa Leisure Services will host its Fourth Annual Halloween in the Village from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 in Historic Cocoa Village and Riverfront Park.
The event will feature treats from various merchants and other family activities, including a spooktacular pet costume and children costume contest.
The movie "Where the Wild Things Are" will play on the big screen at 7:15 p.m.
To participate in all of the children's activities, including the Eerie Tours of the Porcher House, First Robotics Haunted House, River City Ghost Tours, bounce houses, slides, a hay ride, pumpkin decorating and more, there will be a $5 activity band fee.
Trick-or-treating, stage entertainment, costume contests and the movie are free.
For more information, call (321) 639-3500 or visit www.cocoafl.org.
. Pumpkin Patch Spooktacular: The Pumpkin Patch Spooktacular family-fun Halloween event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Kiwanis Island Park Community Center, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island.
This trick-or-treating alternative is for children ages 2 to 12. Event activities will include touring a haunted house, pumpkin patch and games for candy and prizes. The fee is $5 per child.
For more information, visit www.brevardcounty.us/kiwanisisland or call (321) 455-1380.
. Monster Movie Marathon: The StoneFire Art Studios and Gallery is hosting a Monster Movie Marathon on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 7 to 11 p.m. at 2500 S. Washington Ave., in Titusville.
Admission is $5, and proceeds will benefit the StoneFire Art Studio.
For more information, call (321) 652-6363 or visit www.stonefire.org.
. Pumpkins in the Park 5K Run and Fitness Walk: The Junior League of Central & North Brevard will present the 13th Annual Pumpkins in the Park 5K Run/Fitness Walk on Friday, Oct. 26.
The USATF certified race site is located at Cocoa's Taylor Park in Cocoa Village.
Event activities include the 5K main attraction, which begins at 6:30 p.m., a free Lil' Pumpkins Race for children, which begins at 7:45 p.m., a Halloween costume contest, prizes, giveaways and more.
New this year at the race will be The Great American Bake Sale to help end childhood hunger.
All money raised from the bake sale will help feed hungry kids with after-school meal and snack programs, teach low-income families how to cook healthy affordable meals, develop nutrition education programs and raise awareness.
For more information, call (321) 453-5718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
. Monster Mash Halloween Party: Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a free Monster Mash Halloween Party from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Joe Lee Smith Community Center at 419 Washington St. in Cocoa.
The event will feature games, crafts, a sidewalk chalk-art contest and a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for the contest winners, and there is no cost to attend the event.
For more information, call (321) 633-1872.
. The Haunted Forest: The Brevard Museum in Cocoa will present The Haunted Forest on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27 from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. for all ages.
The Haunted Forest is a spooky event with fun for all ages. This year, the forest includes live characters, pumpkin-decorating, face painting, treats, fun and games for children, as well as a haunted path for adults.
Cost is $7 for those 12 and older and $4 for children 3 to 11. Children 2 and younger receive free admission.
The Haunted Forest is located next to Brevard Community College Planetarium and Observatory, at 1519 Clearlake Road in Cocoa.
For more information, call (321) 632-1830 or visit www.brevardmuseum.org.
. Harvest Fest Sock Hop: Woody Simpson Park, located at 1590 Schoolhouse St. on Merritt Island, is offering a free Harvest Fest Sock Hop on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Children ages 5 to 13 are invited to enjoy an evening of dancing, musical games and candy. Socks are required to participate in this free event.
For more information, call Woody Simpson Park at (321) 455-1379.
. Halloween Howl: The Satellite Beach Dog Park, 751 Jamaica Blvd., Satellite Beach, hosts this annual event for the enjoyment of the dogs and their zany owners, who dress them up for Halloween.
Dogs must be accompanied by an adult handler, but bring the family to enjoy the contest.
The event begins at the Satellite Beach Dog Park at 10 a.m.
Bring your dog in costume or come earlier if you need to prepare your costume.
Cost is $3.50 per dog, paid the day of the event.
Note: Dog Park entry requirements apply (printed rabies shot records must be provided and county tags worn on dog's collar.)
For more information, call (321) 773-6458 or visit www.satellitebeachrecreation.org.
. Spook Parade: The Satellite Beach Lions Club has joined forces with the Police Athletic League to put on a Spook Parade, starting at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. The parade will walk west from the Satellite Beach United Methodist Church, 450 Lee Ave., to the Teen Zone, 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach, where the PAL group will be waiting with activities, including music, dancing, refreshments, games and prizes. Age group is for those in second grade and younger.
For more information, call (321) 773-6458 or visit www.satellitebeachrecreation.org.
. Custom Cars & Kandy: Custom Cars & Kandy will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 behind the County Line Saloon, I-95 and U.S. Highway 192.
Free candy will be given out by all of the participants, who will be showcasing their custom cars.
This event is free to the community, as well as its participants, who are asked to dress in costume, decorate their cars and bring at least five bags of candy to pass out to the children.
For more information, call Chris Taylor at (731) 444-0792 or email email@example.com.
. Halloween Masquerade Ball: Club Esteem will present the Halloween Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at 1101 River Road, Melbourne Beach.
The event will feature an open bar, a live band called Blue Stone Circle, a feast provided by Matt's Casbah, dancing and costumes.
Cost is $100 per person pre-ordered.
All proceeds benefit Club Esteem.
Parking for the event is available along Ocean Avenue and in the Melbourne Beach Public Library parking lot.
For tickets or more information, visit www.clubesteem.com or call (321) 409-8942.
. The Haunted Lair: The Haunted Lair returns to the Super Flea again this year and runs from 7 to 11 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 4.
The Haunted Lair is a maze of terror, based on horror movies.
This year, The Haunted Lair is collecting toy donations for a toy drive.
Every attendee who brings a new, unwrapped toy receives $1 off The Haunted Lair ticket price of $7.
Super Flea is located just west of I-95 off Eau Gallie Boulevard.
For more information, call (321) 242-9124 or visit www.superfleamarket.com.
. Trunk or Treat: The Queen of Hearts Foundation for Disabled Children will hold a Trunk or Treat and a Haunted Pumpkin Patch from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2086 Sarno Road (at the corner of Croton & Sarno roads) in Melbourne.
There will be Krispy Kreme Halloween donuts, hot dogs with juice boxes, a 50/50 raffle, a best car and truck $10 entry. Cars and trucks are needed.
There will be a photo opportunity with Halloween characters and a best costume contest. Judging results will be announced at 5 p.m.
For more information, call (321) 626-2267 or visit www.giveachildafightingchance.com.
. Guys & Gouls Halloween Bash: The Italian-American Club of South Brevard, 1471 Cypress Ave., in Melbourne, is hosting a Guys & Gouls Halloween Bash on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m., featuring entertainment by Jack Clutterham.
Dinner will be scary salads, mummy appetizers, frightening foods and bootiful desserts, with fun prizes for best costumes.
Cost is $16 for members and $18 for guests.
For tickets, call (321) 728-9442 or (321) 242-8044.
. Haunted History Tour of Palm Bay: The Haunted History Tour will be from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27 and Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The Haunted History Tour of Palm Bay is a walk-through guided tour of the history of haunting.
Also available is a lights on tour, which is infant-friendly. The tours are also wheelchair-friendly.
A contribution of $3 per pre-sale tickets or $4 per ticket at the gate goes to support the Scouts of Troop No. 51.
The location of the event is 830 Serenade St. N.W., Palm Bay. It is the first street to the east, just south of the Melbourne Tillman Canal, off of Jupiter Boulevard.
For ticket information, call (321) 745-0961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
. Trick or Treat on MCO Street: The Melbourne Community Orchestra will put on a free concert, Trick or Treat on MCO Street on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne.
Following the concert, an assortment of activities for the children will include an instrument petting zoo, indoor trick-or-treating, pumpkin bowling, face painting, various craft activities and a Halloween photo booth.
For more information, call (321) 952-9949 or visit www.MCOrchestra.org.
For more information about Halloween events in Brevard, check out the HOMETOWN NEWS Community Calendar.