Halloween is synonymous with pumpkin patches, costume parties, trick-or-treating and spooktacular moments. The Space Coast has something for everyone this month, so don’t miss out on these safe and family-friendly festivities!

Pumpkin Patch

October 5 – 30

Church at Viera, 9005 N. Wickham Road, Viera

Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday through Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Offering a wide selection of pumpkins and gourds, this patch is one of the biggest in the county. A beautiful backdrop with hay bales and scarecrows will also be available for family photos. Proceeds from the pumpkin patch will benefit Church at Viera’s student ministry to help offset the cost of summer camp. (321) 259-3454 or ChurchAtViera.com

Boo at the Zoo

October 9 – 11, 16 – 18, 23 – 25

Brevard Zoo, 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne

Friday and Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Enjoy a boo-tacular evening filled with music, creepy crafts, terror-rific entertainment, themed areas with fun Halloween activities and trick-or-treating at various treat stations. The costume contest is making a comeback this year, so dress to impress. It promises to be a fang-tastic time. $8 – $14. (321) 254-9453 or BrevardZoo.org

Haunted Airboat Ride

October 9 – 10, 16 – 17, 23 – 24, 30

Camp Holly, 6901 W. Highway 192, West Melbourne

7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Find out what’s lurking in the swamp at this spooky event. Camp Holly and the Brevard County Airboat Association invite you to discover swamp “monsters” on a haunted airboat ride along the St. Johns River. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. $12, adults; $6 children 3-12; 2 years and under free with paying adult. (321) 723-2179 or CampHolly.net

Melbourne Main Street’s Annual Trick or Treat

October 24

New Haven Avenue, Melbourne

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bring your boys and “ghouls” down to Melbourne Main Street’s
Annual Trick or Treat. This free event is loaded with family fun as the kids visit all the retailers for treats. Stop by the Main Street Office located at 1908 Municipal Lane in Downtown Melbourne and pick up your treat bags and maps. Free. (321) 724- 1741 or DowntownMelbourne.com/trick-or-treat.html

Ghostly Gecko 5K

October 24

Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne

6:30 p.m.

This Halloween-themed evening race is sure to be a ghostly good time. A post-race party will take place where you can expect a Halloween costume contest (for the kids too,) trick-or-treat bags, Halloween goodie bags and a Halloween Horror Night ticket package giveaway. $30 prior to race day, $35 day of race. (321) 751-8890 or RunningZone.com

Halloween in the Village

October 31

Cocoa Riverfront Park, 401 Riveredge Drive, Cocoa

4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Little trick-or-treaters and their families are welcomed to Cocoa Village for a fun and safe Halloween adventure. Kids will be able to visit merchants for treats, stroll the park for fun family activities and entertainment. Don’t miss eerie tales at the Porcher House brought to you by the Brevard Theatrical Ensemble. A Halloween movie will be playing on the big screen beginning at 7:15 p.m. To participate in all of the kid’s activities including the bounce house, kids’ area games, hayrides, pumpkin decorating and much more there is a $5 activity band fee. Trick-or-treating and stage entertainment are free. (321) 639-3500 or CocoaFl.org

This article appears in the October 2015 issue of SpaceCoast Living.
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