Halloween Happenings in Brevard County

Posted on: October 14, 2011

Brevard County offers lots of great Halloween-themed events throughout the month of October, so if you are looking to celebrate the season with a little bit of scary (or not so scary!) fun, check out the list below!

Melbourne Oktoberfest – In its 35th year, the Melbourne Oktoberfest will run from October 13 – 16. This event is located at Wickham Park and features live entertainment, German food, beverages, rides and more. Fun for the entire family!

Scarecrow Stroll and Harvest Festival – Free community event at Viera Hospital Courtyard on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. The festival will feature a scarecrow stroll and silent auction, entertainment by Bluegrass Band, bounce houses, food vendors, hay rides, pie baking contest, kid’s tattoos and much more.

Bow Wow WOW Pet Parade – Bring your pet in its Halloween costume to West Melbourne Community Park at 3000 Minton Road in West Melbourne on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10:00 am – 12 noon. The pet costume parade will start promptly at 11:05 am. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required. To register your pet (all types allowed, leashes are required), call (321) 837-7779. This is a family event and will feature prizes, music, and local pet-friendly businesses with free information and advice on pet safety, nutrition, and care for our pets.

Witch Way 5K Walk/Run – This is a nighttime 3.1 mile run/walk starting and ending at Nance Park in Indialantic. The run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at 6:30 pm. The after party will be held at Long Dogger’s in Indialantic, with trick-or-treating and an obstacle course for the kids. Race goodies include a glow-in-the-dark race t-shirt! Check the website for more information: Witch Way 5K

Fall Festival at Holy Name of Jesus Church – This event will be held in Indialantic from Thursday, Oct. 20 – Sunday, Oct. 23. There will be something for everyone! Rides, crafts, food, music, haunted house, drawings, golf ball drop, BBQ cookoff, and much more. Visit the website for more information: HNJ Fall Festival

Halloween Howl at the Satellite Beach Dog Park – Another fun event for costumed doggies and their owners! The event will be held at the Satellite Beach Dog Park on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10:00 am. The cost is $3.50 per dog, paid on the day of the event.

Craft Fair Spooktacular at Viera Regional Community Center – This event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The cost is $2 per child, and accompanying parents can attend for free. There will be a costume contest at 11:00 am, and vendors will be handing out candy. The event will also feature take home crafts for the kids, games, bounce houses, face painting, cotton candy, and more.

Mall-O-Ween at Melbourne Square Mall – The Melbourne Square Mall invites costumed kids to trick-or-treat throughout the mall on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Crafts and other fun activities will be held at Center Court, a professional photographer will be available, and Radio Disney will be offering fun games and prizes. Free goodie bags for the kids, while supplies last.

Brevard Zoo, Boo at the Zoo – This event is for the whole family, and runs from Oct. 14 – 16, 21 – 23, 29 and 30 at the Brevard Zoo on Wickham Road in Melbourne. It is a nighttime event, from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, with the last admission at 8:00 pm. Boo at the Zoo includes a haunted trail, entertainment, a play area, train rides, a costume contest, witch’s lair, and trick-or-treating around the zoo. You are encouraged to wear your Halloween costume. Admission is $8 per person on Oct. 14 – 16, then $10 per person for the remaining dates. Children younger than 2 years old are allowed into the event for free.

Rossetter House Ghost Tour – Ghost tours are offered every Friday night at 7:00 pm at this historic house and adjoining cemetery on Highland Ave in Melbourne (Eau Gallie Historic District). The cost is $10 per person, and the tour lasts about an hour. Reservations are required, call (321) 254-9855. Visit the website for more information: Historic Rossetter House

Haunted Lair, at Super Flea and Farmer’s Market – This is a 3,000 sq. ft. haunted house-like maze of scary fun and screaming monsters. The Haunted Lair is open from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 30. Admission is $6, but if you bring two cans of nonperishable food, you receive $1 off admission price. The Haunted Lair is located at 4835 W. Eau Gallie Blvd in Melbourne. Call 321-242-9124, ext. 4 for more details.

Haunted Boat Rides, at Camp Holly – Haunted air boat rides for the whole family, from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm on Oct. 21 – 23 and Oct. 28 – 31. The cost is $8, but free for children 6 and younger when accompanied by a parent. Food and drinks will be available, and there is also a Children’s Zone with treats. Call (321) 723-2179 for more details.

Brevard County is a wonderful, family friendly community with so many events throughout the year for people of all ages! If you are thinking about buying a home in one of our wonderful neighborhoods, please contact me and we can talk about your real estate needs.

Whether you are buying or selling, it would be my pleasure to represent you! 

Please call or email me today to review your real estate needs!

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