Halloween 2023 events, pumpkin patches in Daytona Beach … – Daytona Beach News-Journal

As summer starts to cool down and the fall season finally closes in, it’s time for the next big event of the year: Halloween!
Volusia and Flagler county residents have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a spooky – or not-so-spooky – family-friendly night out.
Whether you are looking to show off your intricate costume, have a drink with friends, take your kids to a fun event or hit the pumpkin patch, the options are endless.
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Here is what is coming up in Volusia-Flagler:
United Methodist Church of Edgewater is preparing its own pumpkin patch and fall festival for the community.
The pumpkin patch will be open for business Sept. 30 through Oct. 31, from noon to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.
The church’s festival, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 21, at 211 N. Ridgewood Ave., will feature “live music, hotdogs, popcorn, a bounce house, an obstacle course” and other activities.
For information, visit edgewaterunitedmethodist.org or call 386-428-6552.
This DeLand event gives attendees the chance to purchase pumpkins from the patch, but the fun doesn’t end there.
Organizers promise a day of family fun, which will include a “corn maze, hayride, hay fort, round bale racers, duck races, corn hole, corn box, post pounders, and a mini hay maze” throughout the 100-acre farm.
The event kicks off Oct. 7 and takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 29 at 3000 N. Spring Garden Ave. in DeLand.
Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at harvestfieldscornmaze.com. For information, call 386-801-1810.
Another option for a fun Halloween night with the kids is the second edition of the Not So Spooky Hallowfest in Port Orange.
Kids can enjoy Riverwalk Park’s play area and splash pad (weather permitting) before marching in a costume parade.
The event will also feature “crafters, vendors, artisans, face painting, food trucks,” and even a meet and greet with the Sanderson Sisters (from Disney’s “Hocus Pocus”).
The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.
“Calling all Halloween enthusiasts in Daytona Beach!” organizers say on the event’s website.
Nightmare on Main Street is a chance for adults who want to ditch the “mundane Halloween parties and embrace the thrill of a Halloween-themed bar crawl like no other.”
And pick your best costume, because attendees will even get the chance to participate in a costume contest at Froggy’s Saloon.
To purchase tickets ($20, general admission) visit ticketfairy.com/event/halloween-crawl-daytona. The event takes place at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.
Here’s a great opportunity to combine your morning exercise routine with next month’s Halloween celebration.
Dress in your witch costume and join others for bicycle ride through town.
The event kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Participants will gather by the tennis courts at Wickline Park in Flagler Beach.
If you are looking to take your kids out for a night of family-friendly trick-or-treating, this event in Holly Hill is a great choice.
The third annual Halloween Trunk or Treat, sponsored by Cricket Wireless, features decorated cars with trunks filled with candy and prizes. The event includes “music, snacks, and games,” according to organizers.
The event takes place from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at 1517 N. Nova Road.
This event, sponsored by the Tomoka Christian Church, invites families for non-spooky evening of fun at the church’s Ormond Beach campus.
“Themed designed trunks filled with candy and creative games will be throughout the campus for adults and children to enjoy,” organizers say. “Free hotdogs will be served while supplies last. Join us for a celebration of sugary goodness and laughter.”
The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 1450 Hand Ave.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of the story listed Trunk or Treat at Holly Hill City Hall. That event has been canceled.


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