Halloween Festivities in Ocala/Marion County
Drink in the Spooky Spirit with These Halloween Happenings!
With a rich deep-rooted history, longer nights and cooler weather, Halloween is in the Ocala/Marion air this October. The fall season is full of events throughout the area, but some will tap into your extra spooky spirit. From Pumpkin patches to haunted trails, Ocala/Marion offers something to do for Halloween lovers of all types.
Here is a list of Halloween happenings visitors and residents alike can explore for a spooktacular October.
Fort King National Landmark
Fort King is the place to be this ghoulish season. Join in the Halloween festivities with the family throughout October.
For the scary story lovers, listen to master and amateur story tellers tell spooky tales fit for the October season at Stories Under the Stars: Phantom in the Fort. The audience is is encourage to tell their own stories too. Bring a blanket and chair and get comfortable for a night of story inside Fort King. For more details, call (352) 368-5535.
Oct. 19, 2019 │7 p.m. – 9 p.m
Those looking for the extra spooky and a good scare, can visit the Fort King Haunted Trail. Brave the winding trail in the creepy woods and be prepared for frightening surprises at every turn. As the night gets darker, the trail gets scarier...so bring the children earlier in the evening. Park for free just down the road and jump on the shuttle to the Fort King National Historic Landmark. Not looking to brave the trail? A free showing of Hocus Pocus starts at Fort King at 8 pm! Costumes welcome and free candy for kids.
Oct. 26 │ 6 – 10 p.m
Timberline Farm’s Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival
For those looking for a fall weekend fun for the entire family, Timberline Farm’s Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival has something for everyone. Explore the corn maze and enjoy carnival games, pumpkin patches, pony rides, music, food and drinks and so much more. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students. The Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival is located at 3200 SE 115th Street in Belleview. For more information, visit TimberlineFarm.net
Oct. 4 – Oct. 27, 2019
Friday: 4 p.m. – Dusk
Saturday: 10 a.m. – Dusk
Sunday: 12 p.m. – Dusk
Marion County’s Halloween Run and Boo ‘n Brew
Join folks from across the region at the Paddock Mall in Ocala for Marion County’s Halloween Run that includes a chip timed 5k and 10k. Stay for the Boo ‘n Brew after-race festivities with beer and food samplings, food trucks, live music, a costume contest and more!
This race is the first Super Race of the Big Hammock Race Series, a 10 race series throughout North and Central Florida. Learn more about the race series at BigHammockRaceSeries.com.
October 26 │ 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Safe and Spooktacular Halloween Party
Looking for a fun and safe place to Trick or Treat this Halloween night? Stop in at the Safe and Spooktacular Halloween Party at Circle Square Commons hosted by local law enforcement. Enjoy music, facepaiting, games, prizes, food and candy.
Oct. 31 │ 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Ocala Ghost Walks and Historical Tours
Take a walk on the spooky side with Ocala Ghost Walks and Historical Tours. Listen to tales of spirits who still linger around the brick city and bring your camera to capture the digital orbs on film.
Whether a believer or skeptic you will find have fun on this ghostly tour exploring the history of Downtown Ocala and the mysteries that lay with it. Reservations are required, and tours are only $11. For ticket information call, (352) 207-0281 or visit Facebook.com/OcalaGhostWalkHistoricalTour
Oct. 19 │ 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.