Every October, children and adults around Lakeland 55+ communities are really excited for Halloween. Aside from the traditional Trick or Treat, residents of Lakeland can also enjoy a number of events during this time of the year.
BOO! Bash at Explorations V Children’s Museum
On October 28 from 10am to 1pm, the Children’s Museum will hold an exciting hands-on program for the entire family. Participants are invited to wear their best costumes to the “Boo! Bash,” with choices ranging from comic book characters tp fairy tale or storybook characters. Plenty of games and entertainment are in store for guests. Prizes will be given away as well as snacks. It’s a Halloween event that the entire family would definitely love. Who says Halloween is only about Trick or Treat? At the “Boo! Bash,” children and adults can join a variety of activities and have a great time together.
Halloween Spooktakular Event
You are invited to a spooktacular Halloween event. The free family event will feature candy, a food vendor, arts & crafts, games, costume contest and a coloring contest. For more information, please call (863) 284-4223. This event takes place at 1230 Southern Ave, Lakeland, FL 33815-3976
Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
If you’re looking for a different kind of trick or treat activity, your Lakeland 55+ Community real estate agent might be able to suggest the
Cornfusion Maze in Lakeland
Happening every Friday through Sunday until Nov. 25. Admission: $10 ages 11 and older, $8 ages 5 to 10, ages 4 and younger are free. Please call 863-859-6472 for more information.
Location: 13444 Moore Road, Lakeland Fl.
Hayrides and more things to do
Zombie Farm Paintball Hayride through October 29, 2016
Where: Smith Family Ranch, Lakeland
Time: 7:00-10:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
Details: Zombie Farm Paintball is a 20 minute hayride, in the dark, that takes you through Zombie Farm’s infectious zones. There have been reports of the living dead lurking in the night, especially around swampy areas. The ranch will supply you with a paintball gun for your protection against these creatures. Admission includes live zombies to shoot at, use of a paintball gun, 200 rounds of ammo and a narrated hayride. The cost is $30 per person.
Kathleen Area Historical Society’s Fall Festival on November 5, 2016
Where: Heritage Park, Kathleen
Time: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Details: Enjoy this longtime Kathleen area tradition. They may not do it the old-fashioned way with a horse or mule, but they still have a lot of fun preserving and promoting the pioneer skill of freshly manufacturing sugar cane syrup, which will be available for purchase. Entertainment will include Brian Bracey on trumpet (patriotic music in a Veteran’s salute), Dave Anderson (gospel and traditional), Green Swamp Cloggers, Union Academy Bluegrass Band, and The Sweet Teas. Other activities to be offered include:
Cane Grinding/Syrup Making; Pioneer Life Exhibit; Rummage Sale; Children’s Activities; Breakfast & Lunch; Cake Walk & Baked Goods Sale; Vendors and other non profit organizations will also be in attendance. FREE Parking & FREE Admission.