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Family Friendly October Events Tampa Bay

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Looking for the family friendly October events Tampa Bay has going on? I have created a scary perfect list for you and your family to peruse.  All events can span the ages of the family from grandma to toddler and everyone in between.

Hyde Park Village Fall Festival & Craft Beer Brewhaha

1602 West Snow Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606

October 11, 4pm-9pm

The Fall Festival and Craft Beer Brewhaha is all about a family-friendly celebration with live entertainment, hay rides, face painting, food trucks, craft beer and more!  Blue Moon Brewing Company, Busch Gardens and HOT 101.5 are all sponsors and there are no fees for parking or admission.

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze

3002 Charlie Taylor Road North
Plant City, Florida 33565

October 4th-26th, Saturday & Sunday ONLY, 10am-5pm

The Fox Squirrel Corn Maze is a local tradition and the first corn maze in Hillsborough County.  The activities list at the Fox Squirrel are pumpkin patch, duck races, corn box for little ones, horseshoes for all ages, corn hole game (everyone loves corn hole), dummy steer roping’ and lots of cows to see.  Fox Squirrel also has an interesting butterfly experience, pumpkin painting, balloon artist, Paparazzi jewelry for sale, Origami Owl for sale, furniture, art, honey and jams and jellies.  No need to pack a lunch because Fox Squirrel has a concession selling traditional carnie food like burgers, hotdogs, corn dogs and fried pickles.  There is also a general store, Squirrely’s General Store, so you can shop your heart out.  Fox Squirrel is a family pleaser.
P.s. check out the Aunt B’s Upside Down Apple Pie Recipe on their website.  Yummy.

Oktoberfest Indian Rocks Beach

Bay Palm Boulevard, Kolb Park
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida 33785
727-400-6672

October 11, 2014  11am-7pm

Nothing like beer and the beach.  When the rest of the world is celebrating Oktoberfest in the cold, at the beach we are downing our beer in the beautiful 75 degree weather, dirndl and all.  Come visit the Oktoberfest on Indian Rocks Beach.

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CC via Flickr :: Michael Libbe

2014 Tarpon Springs Oktoberfest

21 North Safford Avenue
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689

October 17, 5pm-midnight
October 18, 10am-midnight
October 19, 10am-6pm

Want a cultural experience for Oktoberfest?  Visit the Tarpon Springs Oktoberfest.  Beer tents, leiderhosen, dirndl’s and all.  Real German food, Oompah Polka music, best brats in town.  You cannot beat the Tarpon Springs Oktoberfest.

Top of The Bay Oktoberfest 2014

11225 Racetrack Road
Tampa, Florida
813-855-4233

October 24, 5pm-11pm
October 25, 11am-11pm
October 26, 12pm-7pm

With only a $5 admission, Top of the Bay Oktoberfest rocks.  This Oktoberfest, at the top of the Bay area has the Oktoberfest Olympics– you and your friends could create your own Oktoberfest Olympic Teams and do the favorite things Germans do– like compete to be the best then drink like fish whether they won or not.  The actual Oktoberfest Olympics is held on the 26th and the games include “Rolling Out the Barrel (inside german joke), arm wrestling, and carrying heavy things quickly, such as drunk friends.  Remember each team must be 6 people strong with 2 of the members being women.  Also, FREE parking.

Autumn Harvest at Pioneer Settlement

3130 31st Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida
727-893-7326

October 19th, 10am-4pm

Looking for old-fashioned Fall time fun?  Then check out the Autumn Harvest at Pioneer Settlement.  The Pioneer Settlement is having apple bobbing, pumpkin carving contests, crafts, games, hayrides and the lot.  Also, the Pioneer Settlement also have their blacksmith shop, old gas station, sugar can shed, and mill. Remember, the Pioneer Settlement is a living museum so it is fun with a purpose and is a local staple.  Admission if FREE and donations are accepted, hayrides $2.

Hydro Harvest Farms 9th Anual boo Fest

1101 Shell Point Road East
Ruskin, Florida

October 25, 12pm-3pm

Free fun for all.  There is a pumpkin patch for the little ones, games to play, paint pumpkins, and make Earth friendly crafts.  Food trucks will be on site with spooktacular food and drinks.  Wear costumes for extra treats!!

Guppyween at Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602
813-273-4000

October 26, 4pm-8pm

Guppyween is when the Florida Aquarium allows ghosts, wild animals and princesses roam the aquarium.  Participants can trick-or-treat from tank to tank for a safe and age appropriate Halloween fun!  Entertainment and treats are provided.  Costumes encourages!  Admission, $5 for kids in costumes, adults $15 and of course, members are FREE.  Tickets can be purchased in advance.

Haunted Halloween Camping and Crawleyween Haunted Trail

16405 Myakka Road
Sarasota, Florida 34240
813-789-0904

October 31-November 2, $55 per person and $35 per youth

In the mood for something a little different this Halloween?  Check out Not a Clue Adventures and their Halloween Camping!  Your family can camp and trail hike all weekend long with the scary theme out in the woods.  Down in Sarasota with all the brush, pine trees and oaks, your family can cook out, camp out and have an adventure.  There will be a camp site decorating contest, guided day and night hikes, and educational info, too.

Brick-or-Treat Legoland

One Legoland Way
Winter Haven, Florida 33884
877-350-5346

Every Saturday and Sunday in October
Events begin at 3pm

Brick-or-Trick this year has activities like Lego Ghost Build, Lego Scary Scavenger Hunt in Miniland, the Emmet’s Everything is Awesome Costume Contest and Brick-or-Treat Trail. The costume contest will be broken into 3 separate age groups and a dance party at the end of every night.

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Audra Christian

Audra M. Christian is an avid writer, and a knower of all things in Tampa Bay. She is a native St Pete saint and lives in St Pete, Florida with her husband, motley crew of daughters and tiny little maltese, Zsazsa Gabor.

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