No Halloween plans yet? No worries. The Chronicle has compiled a list of family-friendly festivities around the town.
CMH to host ‘Boo Boo Bash’ trunk or treat
Citrus Memorial Hospital announced today that it will host its inaugural Boo Boo Bash event to provide free and safe fun for families in Citrus County.
The trunk or treat style event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 in the hospital’s main parking lot, 502 W. Highland Blvd. in Inverness.
“We have a great event planned for kids and parents alike,” Citrus Memorial Hospital CEO Ginger Carroll said. “In addition to decorated trunks, we’ll have fun treats and giveaways, a DJ, coloring station, pumpkin decorating and children’s costume contest with new bicycles for best costume winners.”
Citrus County Fire Rescue will also be on hand with a fire safety house.
“It’s all about safety,” CMH director of communications and community engagement, Katie Myers, said. “Our caregivers have come together in a big way to ensure kids in our community have the opportunity to trick-or-treat in a safe environment.”
FFRA to host haunted drive-thru
Mark your calendar for FFRA’s Halloween Haunted Forest Drive-thru from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30 behind Howard’s Flea Market on South Lewdingar Drive in Homosassa.
Each night, an array of “scare stops'' will border the drive-thru lane and provide frights for everyone. Upwards of 20 scare stops are planned and attendees can vote on their favorite.
A $500 prize will be awarded to the first place scare stop with additional prizes of $300 for second and $200 for third place. Tickets are $20 per car, truck, bus or hay wagon visitors.
Special Halloween treats will be given at the exit. Follow the signs off West Cardinal Street near the Homosassa Walmart and get ready to be frightened on Halloween.
FFRA is a local nonprofit that supports intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) adults in Citrus County. This Haunted Forest Drive-thru is a major FFRA fundraiser.
For more information or to host a scare stop, contact Robert DeSimone at 352-628-5606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend Harvest Night at Calvary Church
Calvary Church will host their Harvest Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29 at the church, 2728 E. Harley St. in Inverness.
This is a free event for all ages. For more information, visit calvary.online/harvestnight.
Party with the Citrus Eagles for Halloween
Attend a Halloween costume party with the Citrus Eagles from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30, 8733 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway in Inverness.
Music will be provided by the band, Avalanche. There will be cash prizes in the amount of $150 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third.
Food includes witches stew, pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans, pumpkin pie and apple pies.
For more information, call 352-344-5337
Trunk or treat at Good Shepherd Lutheran
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host a trunk or treat event from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 in the church parking lot, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Highway in Hernando.
All are welcome. For more information, call 352-746-7161
VFW Post 7122 to host trunk or treat
VFW Post 7122 will have a trunk or treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the post parking lot, 8191 S. Florida Ave. in Floral City. The event is open to all children in the community.
Trunk or Treat with the Hills Church
The Hills Church will host a Trunk or Treat event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 2 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills.
There will be photo ops, food and candy. The whole family is invited to this free event.
For more information, call 352-746-6171.
Harvest Fest open to all in Citrus Springs
Come enjoy the season at the Harvest Fest at North Oak Church from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30, 9324 N. Elkcam Blvd. in Citrus Springs.
Free food, candy, games, music and bounce houses will be available to the community from. The events are planned for the north side of the property near the KidZone. Parking will be on the south side of the property.
All are welcome. No church affiliation is required. For more information, visit northoakbc.org or call 352-489-1688.
Inverness First UMC to have Trunk or Treat
Come one, come all to the Inverness First United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat celebration from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 1140 Turner Camp Road.
Children and adults are invited to come out in costume. For more information, call 352-726-2522.
Haunted maze and graveyard a scary good time
The 21st annual “The Nightmare on Pine Bluff Street” haunted maze and graveyard will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Halloween night, Oct. 31, 8154 W. Pine Bluff St. in Crystal River.
The haunted maze and graveyard is back after skipping last year due to COVID-19. Come on out for a fun scare and good time. There will be bagged candy for the kids. Donations, cash and/or food will be accepted for C.U.B.
Halloween kids party at VFW Post 4337
VFW Post 4337 will have a kids Halloween party from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 31, 906 State Road 44 in Inverness. Parents are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m.
The party features a snow cone truck, games and hot dogs. Children grades kindergarten through fifth are invited.
Call the post at 352-344-3495 so they can get a head count.