2016 Mt. Dora Halloween Event Guide

The 2016 Halloween weekend is packed full of event from family activities for the young ones through an adult night of Mayhem.  Here is the run down and links to the over 10 events and activities happening (most are FREE) this weekend.

Remember to head over to our Local Calendar for links, information, and map to the events.


Friday, October 28th

Chick or Treat

Sponsored by Mount Dora Christian Academy

mdcachick-or-treat2016Mt. Dora Christian Academy is holding its annual Chick or Treat.  The PTA is hosting a Chicken Dinner, which is a great way to start a family evening around town. Dinner prices are $9.00 for adults & students and children under 10 $6.00 and includes: juicy crispy fried chicken, delicious veggies, a toasty hot dinner roll, a sweet dessert, and refreshing drink.

Children can treat or treat at school group sponsored booths.

Halloween Spooktacular

Sponsored by: Mt. Dora Parks and Recreation

halloween-spooktacular-2016The Mt. Dora Parks and Recreation is hosting Spooktaular Bash family event, for children 12 and under, in Donnelly Park.  FREE Event is from 6PM – 8PM.   This is your chance to dress up, play games, get candy in a fun and safe Halloween experience. For more information contact the Parks & Recreation office at (352) 735-7183.

7th Annual Trunk or Treat

Sponsored: The Cross of Mt. Dora

Trunk R Treat at Gilbert Park The Cross of Mt. Dora is sponsoring  a Christian alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating where community members decorate the trunks of their cars and pass out treats to costumed children. It is 6Pm – 8Pm in Gilbert Park.  Please no scary or gory costumes! More info – TrunkorTreat.org

Special guests:


BOO! Festival

Sponsored by The City of Tavares

14441171_1177533565623032_1718623017465757929_nBoo! Festival is FREE and happening in downtown Tavares.  The event will feature live entertainment, costume parade, games, trunk or treat, food vendors and movie in the park.

Final Friday Zombie Wine Walk

Sponsored by Norm’s Palette

rsz_zombiewinewalkJoin us for the official Norm’s Halloween party and stroll through historic downtown Mount Dora businesses as you sample 15+ wines from around the world. Tickets $15. For more info click here

Saturday, October 29th

Halloween Bash

Sponsored by Mount Dora Art’s Center

art-creates-change-2016Oct. 29th, is the Mt. Dora Art Center’s Halloween Bash! Come out and create art with instructors in costumes. Come dressed-up or not and also receive candy and cookies!

The art events will take place from 10 am to 12 pm every Saturday in October and are intended to give children knowledge of art concepts through art the activities selected each week. The weekly classes will present a variety of artistic projects in a fun way that will help children increase their confidence; improve their communication and problem solving skills. The objective of the program is to create meaningful change in the lives of children through an art program taking place in their neighborhood

Monster Splash Seaplane Fly-In

14203160_1160683997307989_2759605711534154650_nThe Tavares Monster Splash Seaplane Fly-In will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in Wooton Park and the Tavares Seaplane Base. Come join the fun and watch as pilots begin arriving at 9:00 a.m. to take part in competitions featuring a shortest takeoff run pumpkin bomb drop contest, accuracy power off landing contest and spot landing contest. Read more…

Eustis Fall Festival

14691074_10153779110786783_5932351778151635222_nFall is in the air! Come down to Ferran Park on October 29, 2016 for the Eustis, Florida – America’s Hometown Fall Festival! Free Pony Rides, Bounce Houses, Pumpkin Painting, Games and Much More!! 3 to 6 p.m. with a Costume Contest beginning at 4:30 p.m.!

Mayhem in Mt. Dora |Adult Events

Sponsored by Pisces Rising

mayhem-2016Mayhem in Mount Dora is back for another year of spooky fun in Sunset Park on Saturday, October 29th  Join the party, there is no admission fee! Enjoy live music from SonicGypsies, food & drinks, a photobooth, and enter to win a $500 Grand Prize Costume Contest!   This is an adult event.  Food and beverages for purchase.

Monday October 31st

Trick or Treat Mt Dora

Sponsored by Downtown Merchants

pumpkinbgTrick-or-Treating Mt. Dora is a safe family option Halloween Night.  Over 25 downtown Mt. Dora businesses will be handing out candy to the dressed up trick-or-treaters this Halloween.  Last year’s event had over a thousand visitors, enjoying a community evening.  The merchants are excited for this years event.  More info:  trickortreatmountdora.com


Other venues holding Halloween Parties: Mt. Dora Brewing and Mermaid Juice.

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Maze


The Corn Maze and a day on the farm are where Florida fall memories are made.  Consider spending the day at one of these family owned farms – Long & Scott FarmsSanta’s Farm Lot a Pumpkins, Stanley Pond Farms and Club Lake Plantation Fall Festivals.

pumkin-limitedLast chance to take the Pumpkin Ride on the the Orange Blossom Cannonball.


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