Take a peek at these Twenty Terrific Halloween Events in Ocala, FL!
Who would have guessed that there is this much to do?
NIGHTMARE ON PINE STREET: 2.5 acres of haunted attractions from 8-11 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Wayne's World, 4841 S. Pine Ave., Ocala. $5.
FRIGHT NIGHTS: Fright Nights featuring the Ocala Jaycees Annual Haunted House at 8 p.m. Fridays through Sunday at Silver Springs, 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. www.silversprings.com)
MACABARET VIII: Halloween Teen Cabaret performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. www.ocalacivictheatre.com
BOO BASH: A free Mini-Monster Boo Bash will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at American Legion Hall and Tuscawilla Park, N.E. Sanchez Ave., Ocala. www.ocalafl.org
HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: Halloween Festival will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Florida Carriage Museum and Resort, 3000 Marion County Line Road, Weirsdale. There will be a haunted barn, pumpkin bowling, hay rides, haunted woos, pumpkin painting horses bobbing for apples, costume contests, needle in a hay stack and more.
FREAKY FRIDAY: Dress up for all ages from 1 to 2:30 p.m. this Friday at the Freedom Public Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala.
ROCKY HORROR SHOW: “The Rocky Horror Show” at 8 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. and midnight Saturday at the Insomniac Theatre, 1 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Show runs Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 13. www.insomniactheatre.com
VAMPIRE BALL: The first Ocala fantasy ball will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Jumbolair, 1201 N.E. 77th Street, Ocala. Tickets are $50 in advance and benefit the Humane Society of Marion County. www.ocalafantasy.com
BOOGIE BALL: Boogie Ball benefiting the United Way of Marion County will be held from 7 p.m.-midnight Friday at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave.,Ocala.
FUN FEST: Child-friendly event will include ghoulish games, such as an eyeball hunt, bobbing for apples, pumpkin bowling, face painting and more from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the YMCA, 3200 S.E. 17th St., Ocala.
SAFE HALLOWEEN: Safe House Halloween will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at Marion Woods, 1661 S.E. 31 St., Ocala. Free.
FALL FESTIVAL: Trick or treating, pictures in the pumpkin patch and more from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hawthorne Village of Ocala, 4100 S.W. 33rd Ave., Ocala.
OWL-WEEN: Learn about owls and other “raptor” birds at 3 p.m. Saturday at Carney Island. Pre-registration required. Cost is $5 per adult, $3 per child and $5 park fee.
TRICK OR TREAT: Trick or Treat at the Paddock Mall from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, 3100 S.W. College Road, Ocala. Event includes candy, face-painting, photos, characters and more. www.paddockmall.com
TRUNK OR TREAT: Trunk-or-treat from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Journey Fellowship Church, 2141 S.W. Country Road 484, Ocala. Games, bounce house, music and more.
HAUNTED CLASSROOM: Fall Festival and haunted classroom from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Rasmussen College, 2221 S.W. 19th Ave., Road, Ocala. Free to attend. Activity tickets are 25 cents, admission to haunted classroom $2-$4. www.rasmussen.edu
TRUNK OR TREAT: Trunk of Treat from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at The Salvation Army, 2901 N.E. 14th St., Ocala. Free.
PHANTOMS IN THE FOREST: The Friends of Silver River State Park, Inc., is sponsoring “Phantoms in the Forest,” an evening of storytelling at 7 p.m. Saturday, at Silver River State Park, 1425 N.E. 58th Ave., Ocala. Admission to park is free, event admission is a canned food donation.
HALLOWEEN PARTY: Children's Halloween Party will be held 4-7 p.m. Sunday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon. “How to Train Your Dragon” will be shown. (489-3166)
CREEPY-ZOOLOGICAL: The Zoo at Santa Fe College, 3000 N.W. 83rd St., invites the whole family to participate in this year's “Boo at the Zoo,” from 3-7:30 p.m. Sunday. The event will include costumed zookeepers, candy stations, games and activities for trick or treaters. It will also showcase organizations and companies committed to sustainable living. Admission is free.
Happy Hauntings from the Ruiz/Miller Team! We look forward to seeing you out and about.....