Haunted Tram Rides @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State ParkFriday, October 26, 2018 - 6:00pm EDT to Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00pm EDT
The suggested donation for the tram ride is $7.00 for adults (age 13 and over) and $3.00 for children up to age 12. A Haunted House will be set up in the Florida Room from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. The donation for admission to the Haunted House is $2.00 per person.
Susan Strawbridge, Park Services Specialist; (352) 628-5445
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park are busy planning and setting up for their annual Haunted Tram Rides community event scheduled for the evenings of Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018. The event will begin at 6:00 pm each evening, and run until 10:00 pm. Pepper Creek Trail will be transformed during these evenings into a trail of haunting scenarios that will delight families. This will be the fifteenth year the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park will be holding the Haunted Tram Rides event which has attracted thousands of visitors each night. In addition to the Haunted Tram Rides, the event includes family fun such as Halloween costume contests and a Haunted House.
Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4
Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open and unlocked and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSaturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with park admission.
Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m. Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center.
Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Family Pumpkin Festival @ Big Shoals State ParkSaturday, October 27, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm EDT
$4.00 per vehicle
Park Services Specialist, Teri Graves (386) 397-2733
Family Fun Night! Games, pumpkin bowling, face painting, pumpkin decorating, a treasure chest with prizes and hayride through the woods.