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The Annual Great Chowder Debate @ The Conch House

Inaugurated in 1984, the Great Chowder Debate is one of the longest-running chowder championships in the country. Over 30 restaurants from the St. Augustine area come out every November to donate their chowders and their time in hopes of winning first place. The Great Chowder Debate features over 5,000 patrons and over 2,000 gallons of chowder, served by some of Florida’s best restaurants and chefs. Tickets for tastes of chowder will be sold for $1 each. Try all the chowders at the Conch House! Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County.

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Cottonmouth Quarter Marathon and 5K

Proceeds from the race will benefit St. Johns County 4-H.

Beautiful and unique tech t-shirt, finisher’s medal, goody bag, and post-race refreshments.  Availability and size of shirts only guaranteed to those who register by October 21, 2018.

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Origins of Halloween and Haunted Pub Crawl

The Origins of Halloween and Haunted Pub Crawl will take place on Tuesdays in October (October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 31, 2018). This tour offers a combination of a haunted pub tour (complete with the requisite ghost-hunting equipment) and a historical walking tour that delves into the history of our present-day Halloween customs, from costumes and bonfires to jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating. The 2.5-hour tour departs at 7:00 p.m. from Al’s Pizza at 1 St. George Street, where guests will receive a complimentary drink to start off their evening. Call (904) 825-0087 or visit their website to make reservations.

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Halloween Spooktacular @ Ravine Gardens State Park

October 2018 will see the Ravine Gardens State Park transform into the Headless Horseman’s playground!!

See the headless horseman LIVE while trick or treating on the historic Court of States, see our local community vendors. Kids can burn off that extra candy energy on the bounce house and you can dunk your favorite Ranger!

Great food from Cool Beans BBQ will be at the park, just make sure you don’t feed the Bardin Booger while you’re getting your pictures!

Stroll precariously through the headless horseman’s house and see what spooky oddities will keep you up at night!

The St. Augustine Tale Tellers will be spreading stories of times ancient and recent!

And many more activities…

Event Admission is $2 per person, Kids 6 and under FREE, some activities within the event request a reasonable but not required DONATION to participate to help support the event. Recommended donations range from $1 to $5 and are NOT required to participate. ENTRY AND ACTIVITIES ARE CASH ONLY

Need more information? Want to Volunteer at the event? would you like to be a vendor at the event? Contact Raymond Presley at the Ravine Gardens State Park, 386-329-3721 or [email protected]

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Origins of Halloween and Tales of St. Augustine’s Dark Side Tour

On Fridays in October (October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018), the Origins of Halloween and Tales of St. Augustine’s Dark Side Tour will depart from the Tour St. Augustine office at 4 Granada Street. This is a 1.25-hour tour that takes participants into back alleys and historically haunted spots throughout downtown. Guests learn about the history, myths, and legends of the original Halloween, the Celtic New Year festival known as Samhain. Tour departs at 7:30 p.m. on four Fridays in October 2018. Call (904) 825-0087 to make reservations.

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Origins of Halloween and Haunted Pub Crawl

The Origins of Halloween and Haunted Pub Crawl will take place on Tuesdays in October (October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 31, 2018). This tour offers a combination of a haunted pub tour (complete with the requisite ghost-hunting equipment) and a historical walking tour that delves into the history of our present-day Halloween customs, from costumes and bonfires to jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating. The 2.5-hour tour departs at 7:00 p.m. from Al’s Pizza at 1 St. George Street, where guests will receive a complimentary drink to start off their evening. Call (904) 825-0087 or visit their website to make reservations.

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Flash Light Maze & Night Time Wagon Rides @ Conner’s A-Maize-ing Acres

EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT OCT. 6th, 13th, & 20th

Wagon RidesCome out and gaze at the night heavens. As the wagon rambles it’s way through the woods and pastures, enjoy the soft breezes and the heavens alive with the beautiful glowing stars. Experience one of the most beautiful country nighttime marvels.

Enjoy the view, without any man-made lights around. At the end of the hayride stop by our campfire and enjoy some smores and a hot cup of cocoa.

(Bring your own smores fixings ) or purchase them from the farm kitchen.

Flash Light Maze: Ever been lost in a dark cornfield at night? Hear the rustle of the corn leaves… What was that?… Which way do we go?… Come on out and join the fun!  Test your directional skills in our dark cornfield.

How long will it take you to find your way out????????

Be sure to bring your own flashlight.  Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  

No reservations required.  Last hayride at 9PM.

 

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Parents Night Out Halloween Kids Party @ WGV Gymnastics

Parent’s night out is open to the public. Must register online!
 
Drop your kids off for a night in, while you enjoy a night out. This is your opportunity to enjoy an evening with your special someone or pamper yourself while your kids are off having supervised fun!
 
Drop Off Time: 5pm; Pick up: no later than 9pm

Cost: $25 each child, $15 each additional sibling
 
What to Expect: Pizza & Juice, Games, Crafts, Gymnastics, Trampoline, Pit
 
Age: children 4 and up are welcome (open to the public)
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Origins of Halloween and Tales of St. Augustine’s Dark Side Tour

On Fridays in October (October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018), the Origins of Halloween and Tales of St. Augustine’s Dark Side Tour will depart from the Tour St. Augustine office at 4 Granada Street. This is a 1.25-hour tour that takes participants into back alleys and historically haunted spots throughout downtown. Guests learn about the history, myths, and legends of the original Halloween, the Celtic New Year festival known as Samhain. Tour departs at 7:30 p.m. on four Fridays in October 2018. Call (904) 825-0087 to make reservations.

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Origins of Halloween and Haunted Pub Crawl

The Origins of Halloween and Haunted Pub Crawl will take place on Tuesdays in October (October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 31, 2018). This tour offers a combination of a haunted pub tour (complete with the requisite ghost-hunting equipment) and a historical walking tour that delves into the history of our present-day Halloween customs, from costumes and bonfires to jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating. The 2.5-hour tour departs at 7:00 p.m. from Al’s Pizza at 1 St. George Street, where guests will receive a complimentary drink to start off their evening. Call (904) 825-0087 or visit their website to make reservations.

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