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Family Friendly Halloween Fun

10/24/2014 06:20AM ● Published by Nancy Babin

Friday/Saturday Events:

Crestview Road trip Crazies Habitat for Humanity - Help build a home in 3 days! Volunteer 850-315-0025

Destin Commons (Old Hard Rock location) The Dark Haunted house. $10 gets you into one of the scariest houses on the coast. This fundraiser is for the EC wildlife Refuge. Doors open at 7 and stay open until there is no one left!

Destin Elementary School has its Fall festival from 5-8pm on FRIDAY. inflatables, games, prizes, music, raffles and silent auction.
Milton Haunted Hayride terror in the woods! $10  Hayride, Zombie paintball, bounces, slides, live music on Sat. 1603 Penton Road, Milton, FL 32570  850-304-1559

Okaloosa Island The US Coast Guard Station has its Haunted House from 7-10pm on Fri/Sat. Bring donations for Destin Harvest for turkey purchases for preparing and serving free Thanksgiving meals this holiday in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. 

Rosemary Beach's Harvest Market on North Barrett Square is on Saturday. Over 60 artisans from 10-5pm

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has its Fall Festival from 6-10pm on Fri and Saturday Night. Scary Haunted tram ride (some age restrictions), food, games, activities for children. Free park entry but there is a cost for tram and activities.  267-8330.

WaterColor’s Haunted Paddle is Saturday from 2-4pm on Sunday at the WaterColor BoatHouse.. Anyone can bring their own paddle and join in or you can rent one at the boathouse. Call 419-6188

Saturday Events: 

Destin Commons Halloween Haunt is Saturday with an afternoon of Crafts and Trick-or-Treating. Come dressed in your Halloween Costume and enter their costume contest for a hauntingly amazing assortment of prizes! Free  4-7pm

Eglin’s Zombie Stomp 4.4-mile race starts at 2pm on Saturday. This race has obstacles and zombies! An after party with food, drinks and music is included. Visit www.eglinforcesupport.com for details or call 883-1682.

Seaside's Halloweener Derby is on Saturday! Registration begins at 9am and weenie races begin at 9:45 with the champion race at 11am! Too cute to miss!  All-Breed Pet Costume Contest to begins right after race. Chris Alvarado will perform at the Seaside Amphitheater following the doggie races.

Walton County's Pumpkin Derby is on Saturday from 1-4pm at The Church at the Bay, 24388 Hwy. 331 South in Santa Rosa Beach. Craft Fair from 10am-5pm is at the church.

Saturday/Sunday Events:

Bakers Corn Maze is fun with hay rides, petting zoos, corn cannons,and more! $8 gets you in and kids under 3 are free. 5899 Buckward Rd. Baker, FL 32531

Destin's HarborWalk Village Pumpkinpalooza starts Saturday for adults from 9-11 and hosts a creative costume contest! Also Rocky Horror Picture Show starts at 7pm. On Sunday it's the kids turn and 4- legged creatures costume contest starts at 2pm!

Milton also has a corn maze at Sweet Seasons Farm. $10 is for the whole day and includes Corn Maze, Hayride, Corn Popper,  Cow Train, Sunflower Speedway and Hop-A-Long Rodeo, Rat Racers, Children's Playground (Under 12), Country Carousel, , Farm Games, Sunflower Paths, Hay Bale Maze, Animal Barn, Picnic Area and more! 2260 Horn Road Milton FL  32570

Nicevilles Pumpkin Patch is Open Daily Niceville United Methodist Church 214 Partin Dr S Open 10-8pm. Petting zoo, bounce houses and face painting.

Okaloosa Islands Gulfarium offers up a screaming good time for the whole family. GulfScarium’s Splash-or-Treat Spooktacular celebration has Soggy Sam's Submarine Fun House, costume parade and contest with great prizes! Games, activities, Skeleton Scavenger Hunt, HallowGreen kids crafts, bounce house, magic show featuring Pittman Magic & Juggling Productions. Kids in costume under 12 get free admission into the park; limit two free kids per adult.

Costume Contest categories (Oct 25 & 26 only): 
Funniest Costume
Best Hallow-Green Costume (made from items around the house)
Best Group Costume

To enter the costest, simply join the costume parade at 1:00 p.m.!


Sandestin's Baytowne Wharf - Adventure Zone Zipline special BOGO (share with a friend) Zip across the lagoon in style. Mention On the Coast Magazine and this special is yours!

Seacrest - Howl with the Wolves at Seacrest Wolf Preserve  Haunted hay rides, Dog-o-ween costume contests, Bounce jumpy houses, face painting, flute music, storytelling, and food! 9:30am to 9pm on Saturday. Sunday 9:30am to 5pm Free Admission and tickets for events is $1 each or $5 for six. 

Sunday Events:

Santa Rosa Beach's Good News United Methodist Church has their Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday from 2-4:30pm 

South Walton Gulf Place 3-5 Farmers Market and Pumpkin bazaar! 

Watercolor's Fall Festival is on Sunday from 2-5pm at Marina Park. Music, foods, crafts, and pumpkin carving await!

Watercolor Marina Park has their Sunset Movie night on Sunday from 6-8pm. Bring your blanket and enjoy  a Halloween themed movie under the stars. Free

Sunday/Monday Events:

Destin’s Fall Festival will be held from 5-8pm on Monday at the Destin Community Center. Please bring one non-perishable food item for admission. Booths with games and activities, a costume contest, a cakewalk, a spacewalk/slide, food for sale, and candy! Tickets for games and food will be on sale for 4 for a $1 with most games costing one ticket. Registration for the costume contest is from 5-6 p.m. with judging at 6 p.m. 

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