Weekend Events in Hernando County October 18th-20th

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Please click on the title of each event or visit the community events calendar to get more information.

Friday:

  • Brookridge Neighborhood Fall Garage Sale 8:00 am – 1:00 pm with more than 70 tables with crafts and a variety of household items for sale. Lunch will be available, as well as coffee and doughnuts.
  • 2nd Annual Pink for a Purpose Expo 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at The Hernando County YMCA is free and the public is invited to attend in your most outrageous pink attire! They will have health related and fun vendors throughout the morning and an all ages Pink Ribbon dance inspired exercise class.harvest fest 2
  • Open Paint at Artful Possibilities 10:00 am – 5:00 pm where you choose a piece of ceramic or plaster, paint it, and take it home. They’ve got lots of holiday themed pieces as well as every day creations to choose from.
  • Fall Ball (ballroom dancing) 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Suncoast Dance and Party Center featuring two of the area’s finest ballroom musicians, dance lessons, finger foods, 50/50 drawing, and more.
  • Candle Light Vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month 6:00 pm at Graceworld Outreach Church (hosted by The Dawn Center of Hernando County).
  • 23rd Annual Halloween Harvest Festival 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Hernando County Fairgrounds will feature more than a dozen games, hay rides, haunted house, face painting, fantastic food, bounce house, and contests. A pet masquerade will be held at 7:00 p.m.
  • Nightmare on Explorer Street 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Explorer K-8 will feature a Halloween costume parade at 7:00 p.m., haunted house, carnival games, face painting, arts and crafts, and more.
  • The Haunted Angelus House in Hudson from 6:30 p.m. until midnight featuring 25 acres of terror complete with a large haunted house with parts in insane 3D, a pirate haunt with realistic hangings, a haunted hayride with confederate zobies, and a one mile haunted trail.
  • Horror High: The Dark Carn-Evil 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Springstead High School is open to the public. Kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Arc Nature Coast Halloween Dance Party 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm is $5 per person with door prizes, refreshments and music by PJ the DJ. Wear your costumes and join us for a frighteningly fun night!wild2
  • Wild n’ Wicked Nights 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at Weeki Wachee Springs will feature some spooktacular festivities including Area 51 Tour, Captain Nemo: The Search for the Mathus, Petting Zoo, Crazy Carnival, Haunted Trail, Creepy Little Things Hayride, Costume & Scream Contest, Kids Maze, Creatures in a Treehouse: Presented by John Leggio, and the Mermaids performing ”A Monster High Halloween” .
  • Fiddler On the Roof 7:30 pm at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church is a great show for the whole family! A theater experience where the performers engage with the audience. Includes dessert and coffee.
  • Happy Halloween Train Rides 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm at Crews Lake Wilderness Park is fun for the whole family! Ride the train through the woods and see what awaits you around the next turn…
  • Haunted Trail on Golddust Road 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm where you will take a guided tour through a dark and mysterious forest. Face your fears and the frightening unknown…If you survive the trail, you will come face to face with the Wicked Witch!

Saturday:cycling6

  • 4th Annual Brooksville Cycling Classic in Downtown Brooksville where cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to ride like pros and enjoy the casual “Open Ride” on the cobblestone streets and Good Neighbor Trail. The Liberty Street Kids Classic is the perfect ride-at-your-own-pace event for kids under 10 and Youth Challenge Classic is great for more experienced riders age 8-12. Brooksville’s Fire and Police Departments will compete for victory by assembling a bike that must pass a 10 point safety inspection then riding through the rally course down Liberty and Main. The National Anthem and pro event will follow. You’ll spend the day in a festival atmosphere with live music, great food, activities, and vendors. This event is free and family friendly!
  • Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering and Arts and Crafts Show 9:00 am – 6:00 pm at Withlacoochee River Park honors American Indian traditions with flute players, crafts, singers and open mike sessions. It includes an authentic 1800s town and American Indian food. Overnight primitive camping isavailable for $10. Free admission; parking is $5.
  • Native Plant Sale 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Chinsegut Hill hosted by The Hernando chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.
  • Art n’ Market Walk 9:00 am – 3:00 pm in Downtown Brooksville will feature live music & entertainment in front of the courthouse, plein air painters, arts & crafts, a sculpture walk, and a stroll through the City Hall Art Gallery.resid
  • Fall Maze at Harvest Moon Farm 9:00 am – 5:00 pm is a 5-acre corn maze features more than 3 miles of twists, turns and decision points and the Farm features a variety of other activities including mini mazes, pumpkin bowling, pony hopping, riding a cow train, a petting farm, arts and crafts, and more. There is also a pumpkin patch onsite.
  • Open Paint at Artful Possibilities 10:00 am – 5:00 pm where you choose a piece of ceramic or plaster, paint it, and take it home. They’ve got lots of holiday themed pieces as well as every day creations to choose from.
  • Harvest Festival 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Tom Varn Park with music, dancing, free food, local entertainment, trick or treating, a costume contest, games and more. Bring a blanket and stay all day!
  • The Fall Maze at Sweetfield’s Farm 10:00 am – 5:00 pm featuring a life-sized living labyrinth of corn, hay rides, a hay maze and spider web maze (for the littler ones), lawn games, a tree house, story telling, crafts, and visits with the farm animals including the infamous Rosie Moo Moo.
  • Food Truck Rally & Classic Car Show 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Residence at Timber Pines for all the foodies going through withdrawal, car enthusiasts, and anyone else looking to get out of the house and enjoy the (slightly) cooler weather. Featuring live broadcasting by True Oldies 106.3?s Marvelous Marvin. Prizes and giveaways will also be happening every 30 minutes!barktober
  • Barktoberfest 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Rotary Centennial Dog Park will feature a talent contest for dogs at 1:00, Dog Trivia Games at 1:30 and 2:30, the cutest/ugliest dog contest at 2:00 and a Doggie Costume contest at 3:00. Vendors will be on-hand selling pet friendly items, hotdogs, drinks (including beer and wine), and more.
  • 23rd Annual Halloween Harvest Festival 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Hernando County Fairgrounds will feature more than a dozen games, hay rides, haunted house, face painting, fantastic food, bounce house, and contests. A costume contest will be held for various age groups (all ages welcome) at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Haunted Angelus House in Hudson from 6:30 p.m. until midnight featuring 25 acres of terror complete with a large haunted house with parts in insane 3D, a pirate haunt with realistic hangings, a haunted hayride with confederate zobies, and a one mile haunted trail.
  • Halloween Skate 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at The Locomo where skaters can dress up and $5 per person (does not include skates) gets skating, karaoke, games, raffles, costume contest, and more.
  • Wild n’ Wicked Nights 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at Weeki Wachee Springs will feature some spooktacular festivities including Area 51 Tour, Captain Nemo: The Search for the Mathus, Petting Zoo, Crazy Carnival, Haunted Trail, Creepy Little Things Hayride, Costume & Scream Contest, Kids Maze, Creatures in a Treehouse: Presented by John Leggio, and the Mermaids performing ”A Monster High Halloween” .Fiddler on the Roof Ad
  • Fiddler On the Roof 7:30 pm at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church is a great show for the whole family! A theater experience where the performers engage with the audience. Includes dessert and coffee.
  • Happy Halloween Train Rides 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm at Crews Lake Wilderness Park is fun for the whole family! Ride the train through the woods and see what awaits you around the next turn…
  • Haunted Trail on Golddust Road 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm where you will take a guided tour through a dark and mysterious forest. Face your fears and the frightening unknown…If you survive the trail, you will come face to face with the Wicked Witch!
  • Hernando/Pasco Has Talent Contest 7:30 pm at PHCC’s New Port Richey campus where solo and group acts who can juggle, sing, dance, have a comedy routine, etc. will compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies and cash prizes of up to $500.

Sunday:

  • Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering and Arts and Crafts Show 9:00 am – 6:00 pm at Withlacoochee River Park honors American Indian traditions with flute players, crafts, singers and open mike sessions. It includes an authentic 1800s town and American Indian food. Overnight primitive camping isavailable for $10. Free admission; parking is $5.Bluesfest 250 click here
  • Fall Maze at Harvest Moon Farm 9:00 am – 5:00 pm is a 5-acre corn maze features more than 3 miles of twists, turns and decision points and the Farm features a variety of other activities including mini mazes, pumpkin bowling, pony hopping, riding a cow train, a petting farm, arts and crafts, and more. There is also a pumpkin patch onsite.
  • The Fall Maze at Sweetfield’s Farm 10:00 am – 5:00 pm featuring a life-sized living labyrinth of corn, hay rides, a hay maze and spider web maze (for the littler ones), lawn games, a tree house, story telling, crafts, and visits with the farm animals including the infamous Rosie Moo Moo.
  • Open Paint at Artful Possibilities 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm where you choose a piece of ceramic or plaster, paint it, and take it home. They’ve got lots of holiday themed pieces as well as every day creations to choose from.
  • The Haunted Angelus House in Hudson 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. featuring 25 acres of terror complete with a large haunted house with parts in insane 3D, a pirate haunt with realistic hangings, a haunted hayride with confederate zobies, and a one mile haunted trail.

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