Halloween Spook Spots

Be Afraid!

Fall wouldn’t be the same without some thrills and chills. These area events are sure to be a spine-tingling good time!

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The Jacksonville Jaycees Trail of Terror

Oct 9-31 Trail of Terror The Jacksonville Jaycees formed the first Hall of Terror in 1970 and it ran continuously until 2005. Is there anything more frightening than being out in some spooky woods after the sun’s gone down and the ghouls start to wake? This year, a passionate group of local Jacksonville Jaycees have resurrected the Hall of Terror in the First Annual “Trail of Terror” located near the Jacksonville Zoo on the grounds of Paintball Adventures, 11850 Camden Road. Ticket prices range from $10-25. Event is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 7-10pm through October 31. Tickets at www.JaxTerror.com, (904) 474-1117.

Oct 1-31 (select nights) The Scream Park $15-$50. Clay County Fairgrounds, 2493 State Road 16, Green Cove Springs. www.thescreampark.com, (904) 503-9598

Oct 2-31 (select nights) Haunt Nights at Adventure Landing $12.99 for one house, $22.99 for all three. 1944 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach. www.hauntnights.com, (904) 246-4386

Oct 9-17 (select nights) The Catty Shack Ranch Halloween Haunted Forest $10/adults, $5/ages 3-11.  1860 Starratt Rd, Northside. www.cattyshack.org, (904) 757-3603

Oct 29 MOSH After Dark: The Woodley Special Effects: Horror Make-Up 101 $12/members, $15/general admission. 1025 Museum Cir, Southbank. www.themosh.org, (904) 396-6674

Get Lost!

Corn mazes are a family favorite on the First Coast. Whether on a carefree afternoon or an eerie evening, spending some time among the stalks is fun for city slickers and country folk alike!

safe_imageAmazing Grace Crop Maze

Oct 2-25 (Fridays-Sundays only) Sykes & Cooper Farms $9/ages 3 and up, $7/seniors and military. 5995 Brough Rd, Elkton. www.sycofarms.com, (904) 692-7370

Oct 3-Nov 1 (Fridays-Sundays only) Maze Dayz 2015 $10/ages 4 and up. 8185 W. Highway 100, Bunnell. www.cowartranchandfarms.com, (386) 437-0750

Oct 3-Nov 8 (Fridays and Saturdays only) Amazing Grace Crop Maze $11/ages 4 and up. 2899 Wisteria Farms Rd, Green Cove Springs. www.agcropmaze.com, (904) 284-2949

Oct 3-Nov 13 (closed Sundays and Mondays) Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres $14/ages 5 and up, $11/ages 2-4, $11/seniors. 19856 County Road 121, Hilliard. www.conners-a-maize-ing-acres.com, (904) 879-5453

Run Away!

We all know too many sweets are bad for you. Attend a couple of these fall-themed races and runs, and then indulge in some Halloween candy guilt-free!

Zombie Walk, photo by Richard AbrahamsonZombie Walk, photo by Richard Abrahamson

Oct 16 Monster Mash Dash 5K $12/Fun Run, $25/5K Run. Jacksonville Fairgrounds, 510 Fairground Pl, Downtown. www.communityhospice.com/for-donors/foundation-events/monster-mash-dash.aspx, (904) 886-3883

Oct 18 Arlington Toyota Kids Fitness Zombie Chase $15/all ages. St. Johns Town Center, 4663 River City Dr, Southside. www.easypeasyjax.com/arlington-toyota-kids-fitness-zombie-chase, (904) 710-2458

Oct 24 Halloween Howler $30/all ages. Nimnicht Buick GMC Avenues- 11503 Philips Hwy, Southside. www.ultimateracinginc.com/ultimate_racing_inc/Sunny_Race_Series.html

Oct 24 Fight for Sight Costume 5K & Fun Run $20-$35/5K Run, $20/Fun Run. Beaches Town Center, Neptune Beach. www.visionispriceless.org/events/events-2/frightforsight, (904) 308-2020

Oct 25 Evergreen Pumpkin Run $25-$35/5K Run, $30-$40/10 Mile Run. Evergreen Cemetery- 4535 Main St, Downtown. www.1stplacesports.com/pumpkin.html, (904) 353-3649

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