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THE GREAT FIRE

OCALA'S ORIGINAL HORROR STORY

FALL FAMILY FUN

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Located just minutes to premier shopping, dining, hospitals and a short distance to the World Equestrian Center. Two-story home has a wraparound porch. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, office, lit arena, 4-stall barn, 4 $715,000 paddocks plus 3-car covered-open carport.

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4-bedroom, 4.5-bath pool home in gated, equine-friendly community. Chef’s kitchen is the hub for entertaining and is open to family room. 4-car detached garage plus a separate 1/1 perfect for guests or a gym. $1,450,000 Just minutes to the Florida Greenways and Trails.

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OCALA’S GUIDE TO ENTERTAINMENT

NIGHTLIFE & FAMILY FUN

FALLOWEEN

THE FUN FROM HAYRIDES AND PUMPKIN PATCHES TO JURIED ART SHOWS AND CARNIVALS, THE FALL MONTHS HAVE NO SHORTAGE OF FAMILY FUN. 6 TOP 10 EVENTS

CRAVE 28 BITE-SIZED BITS

A handy guide to get you going and keep you busy this month.

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10 OCALA’S ORIGINAL HORROR STORY

16 GAMES, GEEKS & GLORY!

12 CONCERT SPOTLIGHT

18 CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

Ocala Main Street invites you to learn more about The Great Fire of 1883.

Last-minute tickets and local shows you won’t want to miss.

14 KIDS NEED KIWANIS

The Kiwanis Club of Ocala focuses on improving the lives of children throughout Marion County.

The Ocalian Knights aim to introduce new players to the popular board game Dungeons & Dragons.

Discovering Florida’s “spooky” nocturnal animals.

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A roundup of our favorite spooky escape rooms.

18 OWLS ARE ESPECIALLY EFFECTIVE AT HUNTING BECAUSE THEY HAVE SILENT FLIGHT. BEFORE YOU SEE AN OWL, YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO HEAR THEIR PERSISTENT HOOTING.

Food festival fun, a pop-up bar with a spooky twist, and shopping and drinks in downtown Ocala.

30 NACHO AVERAGE APPETIZER

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SENIOR WELLNESS FAIR

OCTOBER 1 In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host a free event with hourly sessions on fitness, health care, social service and insurance. The event will include more than 20 vendors, several food trucks and local dance groups to entertain the audience. The event is free to the public and will take place from 10am-5pm at Citizens’ Circle in downtown Ocala. Visit ocalafl.org/recpark for details.

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THROUGH DECEMBER 9 If you haven’t checked out the exhibit A Floral Retrospective, featuring artwork by Gregory Dirr, yet, you still have time. Head to the clerk’s office in Ocala City Hall to take it in. Gregory is “an interdisciplinary visual artist, creating work as a cathartic response to his surroundings with a focus on environmental conservation.” The exhibit is open to the public and free to visit. To learn more about the artist and to view his portfolio, visit gregorydirr.com. For more information, contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division at (352) 629-8447 or visit ocalafl.org/ artincityspaces.

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This annual event will be chock-full of German fun. From 12-8pm in exposition center 1 at the World Equestrian Center, you can enjoy German food and drinks, including pretzels and beer cheese, apple strudel, schnitzel and bratwurst. All food is included in the ticket price, and beer and wine are available at cash bars. The event will also include plenty of family-friendly fun and games, plus a beer garden for the older crowd. There will be a commemorative beer stein available for purchase, which includes one beer pour. Tickets are available for purchase in advance (for a discount) or at the door. Advanced adult entry for ages 13 and up is $35, child entry ages 6-12 is $15. Day-of adult entry is $45, and kids under 5 are free. For details and to purchase tickets, visit showclix.com/event/Oktoberfest-2022.


A HANDY GUIDE TO GET YOU GOING AND KEEP YOU BUSY THIS MONTH

FCOPSI &VCARSE A Floral Retrospective photo courtesy of City of Ocala; Legends of the Fort photo by Ronald W. Wetherington

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OCTOBER 8 4th annual Cops & Cars Car and Truck Show, benefitting the United Way of Marion County. Admission is free. 10am2pm at the Ocala Police Department. Sponsored by iCandy Designz and Phillips Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. For more details, visit ocalamarion.com.

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Guided lantern tour highlighting the history of Ocala’s Fort King. The tours are approximately an hour long and will depart every 10 minutes from 4-8pm. $5 per person, and tickets must be purchased online. No walk-up tickets will be sold. For details, visit ocalafl.org.

SHOW S E V E N OCTOBER 7-15

Dog lovers will make their way to the World Equestrian Center for a week of German Shepard competitions at this national dog show. During this German Shepherd Dog Club of America National Specialty Show, dogs will compete in a variety of events, including obedience, herding tests and more. To view all the details, including a full event schedule, visit gsdca.org.

GATORS, GHOSTS

AND GOBLINS WEEKENDS OCTOBER 15-30 This event at Gatorland in Orlando will include several themed haunt zones, interactive characters, meet and greets with the animals, and treat bags for the kiddos. The event is included with park admission. Costumes welcome. For more information about the park and details on the event, visit gatorland.com.

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Festivities take place from 1-4pm and include food trucks, costume contests, animal adoptions, vendors and more. Free admission. Proceeds benefit the local Meals on Wheels program and Marion County Animal Services. Visit srfofocala.org.

NINE JEEPTOBERFEST OCTOBER 21-23 Kirby Family Farm in Williston will be transformed into a Jeep-lovers paradise in one of the largest Jeep-only events in the Southeastern United States. Pre-registration per Jeep is $60 and will cover all occupants legally buckled in for Saturday and Sunday events. For details and to register, visit ocalajeepclub.com.

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THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW OCTOBER 27-30

The College of Central Florida Visual and Performing Arts students present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Showtimes are October 27-29 at 7:30pm and October 30 at 3pm and will take place at the Dassance Fine Arts Center on the campus of the College of Central Florida. $12 for adults and $6 for nonCF students and can be purchased at cf.universitytickets.com or by calling (352) 873-5810. Tickets are free for CF students, faculty and staff with valid ID. OCT ‘22

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ART CLASSES VARIOUS DATES

The College of Central Florida and Appleton Museum of Art join together to offer a variety of art courses for children and adults throughout each month. For detailed offerings, visit appletonmuseum.org.

10am-3pm; October 2, 10am-2pm public shopping half-off sale. Visit the event’s Facebook page for details.

KEEPING YOUR LIFE IN MOTION: ORTHOPEDIC & SPINE SYMPOSIUM OCTOBER 6 Listen as surgeons share the latest techniques used in knee, hip, spine, shoulder and hand surgeries all designed to keep you in motion. College of Central Florida’s Harvey Klein Conference Center from 5-7pm. Register at adventhealth.com.

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK OCTOBER 7 2022 FALL PLANT SALE OCTOBER 1 Mobile plant clinic, native plants, herbs and perennials, shade trees, butterfly plants, yard art and accessories and more. Master Gardeners will be on-site for advice. Free admission; no pets allowed. UF/IFAS Extension, 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd. (352) 671-8400.

WEAR YOUR WINGS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WALK OCTOBER 1 This annual walk for domestic violence will go from the Ocala Police Department to the College of Central Florida. Registration starts at 7am and the walk at 8am. Walkers park at CF near the Dassance Fine Arts Center. Transportation will be available from OPD to CF from SunTran. Register online at 2022dvwalk.eventbrite.com. All proceeds benefit local victims and survivors.

JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS KIDS’ CONSIGNMENT SALE THROUGH OCTOBER 2 Visit the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion for great deals on everything baby and kid, from clothes and toys to books and gear. October 1, 8

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This monthly free event showcases local artists and their wares along the streets of downtown Ocala. There will also be live entertainment and extended shopping hours downtown. 6-9pm. Visit ocalafl.org for more.

TUNA AND THE AMAZING ACRO-CATS OCTOBER 7 These former rescue, stray and orphaned cats put on quite a show to support Rock Cats Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. They have been featured on Netflix’s Cat People. They do it all, from jumping through hoops and riding skateboards, to balancing on balls and other feats of agility. Tickets start at $50, and the show takes place at the Hippodrome in Gainesville. Visit unation.com for more information.

BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING SLOW ABOUT OCALA & MARION COUNTY

BONKERZ OCALA OCTOBER 7-8

Shows take place at The Lodge the first Friday and Saturday of every month at 8pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Admission is $12 in advance plus a two-drink minimum. Tickets are $15 the day of the show. Mike Rivera, winner of The View’s Most Hilarious Teacher Comedy Competition, will perform. Visit bonkerzcomedyproductions.com for details.

DATE NIGHT AT DISCOVERY– SCIENCE MATTERS OCTOBER 14 Discovery Center’s Science Matters date night will take place from 6:30-9pm. Must be 18 or older to attend. Enjoy the Center’s fun exhibits plus refreshments. $30 per couple, $16 single ticket. Get tickets at eventbrite.com.

ODDITIES MARKETPLACE OCTOBER 19 Plenty of unique vendors will be on hand. This event will take place at the Ocala Downtown Market from 6-9pm. (352) 875-4224.

DRACULA OCTOBER 20-NOVEMBER 6 Check out the Ocala Civic Theatre’s upcoming production of Dracula just in time for Halloween. Not suitable for children. Ticket prices and show times vary. For details and to order tickets, visit ocalacivictheatre.com.

TOM PETTY WEEKEND OCTOBER 20-22 Celebrate Gainesville’s rock icon with a variety of musical performances and storytelling. Thursday, 7-10pm; Friday, 3-6pm storytelling music; Saturday, 3-11pm. General admission is free. Various VIP tickets available. Visit heartwoodsoundstage.com for complete details.

BODYVOX OCTOBER 27 Rich imagery, feats of athleticism and enchanting music are what make BodyVox so amazing. Tickets are $20-40 for non-UF students and $10 for UF students. The show takes place at the Phillips Center in Gainesville at 7:30pm. Visit performingarts.ufl.edu for more.

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PUBLIC POWER WEEK CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY OCTOBER 7 3RD THURSDAY SIP AND SHOP Ocala Utility Services will show OCTOBER 20 their customers how much they appreciate them with an evening of educational activities, food and music. 151 SE Osceola Avenue, Ocala. 6-8pm. ocalafl.org for more information.

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This shopping event promotes Ocala’s downtown businesses with special deals and a 15 percent discount. Plus, you’re allowed to sip while you shop. 5-8pm. Learn more at ocalamainstreet.org

In true Halloween spirit the October film will be The Village. This PG-13 flick highlights a 19th century town whose residents are afraid they will be attacked by mysterious creatures in the woods. The free event will be held at Fort King National Historic Landmark, and concessions will be available for purchase. Bring a chair or blanket. ocalafl.org.

HALLOWEEN PARTY OCTOBER 29 Enjoy food trucks, live music and a costume contest at the Dragon Flower Winery in Summerfield. For details, contact the winery at (352) 446-5204.


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OCALA’S ORIGINAL HORROR STORY

PHOTO OF THE SOUTH SIDE, JUST OFF THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE, FROM MAY 1883, MONTHS BEFORE THE FIRE. BUILDINGS INCLUDE THE POST OFFICE, THE BANNER LACON OFFICE AND THE ROBINSONS STORE. THE OCALA HOTEL, NOW HOME TO THE HILTON GARDEN INN. A THREESTORY HOTEL OCCUPIED THIS SITE FROM 1848 UNTIL IT WAS DESTROYED BY THE THANKSGIVING DAY FIRE OF 1883.

OCALA MAIN STREET INVITES YOU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GREAT FIRE OF 1883 AND HOW OCALA EARNED ITS BRICK CITY NICKNAME. WRITTEN BY MELISSA PETERSON

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A FIRE STATION MADE OF BRICK WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1894 ON SOUTHEAST OSCEOLA AVENUE BETWEEN BROADWAY AND FT. KING STREET AT A COST OF $5,000.

stopped into local watering holes for favorite local cocktails; “The heART of the Community,” which was a family-friendly tour providing access into local galleries; and a Valentine’s Day-style tour. All tours are scheduled for the year in January and are posted on the OMS website and social pages. October’s walking tour will be led by Jessica, and the tour will stop into The Tipsy Skipper and Anti-Monopoly Drug Store, the speakeasy located in The Lodge. The ticket price, which is $35 per person, includes three drinks from these establishments. The tour is adult themed. “OMS is proud to host these tours to not only share the unique history of Ocala [with] our residents and visitors, but to support our local small businesses and generate foot traffic into

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cala’s beautiful downtown was incorporated as a town in 1869 with significant development happening during the 1880s, creating the downtown square we know and love today. On Thanksgiving Day 1883, while most of Ocala’s residents were celebrating the holiday on Lake Weir, a fire started and swept through the center of town destroying five blocks of the business district. During the rebuilding process, wooden structures were replaced by brick and other fire-resistant materials, giving Ocala a new moniker. With October 9-15 being National Fire Prevention Week and Halloween at the end of the month, Ocala Main Street’s Executive Director Jessica Fieldhouse says the story of The Great Fire was a perfect fit to showcase one of Ocala’s most terrifying events and the origin story of why our city is now called The Brick City. “Join us as we share the original horror story of Ocala following along the treacherous path laid by The Great Fire,” says Jessica. “This downtown Ocala walking tour is a two-hour event and approximately one mile long, with stops into local bars to enjoy three fiery drinks.” Ocala Main Street (OMS) has partnered with the Historic Ocala Preservation Society, the Florida Historic Trust and the City of Ocala to create self-guided walking tours of many downtown historic properties. The OMS board decided to host in-person tours for our community, which are held once a quarter. All tours are themed to focus on different historic buildings and stories. Past tours have included “Waterways and Watering Holes,” which followed the Floridan aquifer below the city streets and

the historic district,” says Jessica. The Great Fire Historic Walking Tour will take place on October 15 from 4-6pm, and tickets can be purchased at ocalamainstreet.org. “OMS wants to instill a sense of place for our residents and for them to be tied to their culture and history,” says Jessica. “With downtown businesses called “Brick City Center for the Arts” and “Big Hammock Brewery and Bites,” how many of our residents truly understand the origin of what makes Ocala, specifically downtown Ocala, unique? With neighboring cities pulling tourism and even residents away, we want our locals to stay and help activate the continued economic growth of Ocala that we are now experiencing. Many of the buildings that are standing and have been revitalized in downtown are original structures created after The Great Fire in 1883, and we are proud to showcase our historic assets and tell the stories of old Ocala.” THE GREAT FIRE HISTORIC WALKING TOUR October 15, 4-6pm Learn more and purchase tickets at ocalamainstreet.org.


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HALLOWEEN family FUN RUN Sat. Oct 29 | 8 AM | Citizens' circle $5 entry fee for each runner 8+

The Village

Friday, Oct. 28 | 7 p.m. Fort King National Historic Landmark 3925 E. Fort King St.

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The Tried & True Tour, featuring Lit and Hoobastank with special guests Alien Ant Farm and Kris Roe of The Ataris, is coming to the Reilly Arts Center. Lit helped define an entire generation of SoCal power punk with hits like “My Own Worst Enemy,” “Miserable,” “Zip-Lock” and “Lipstick & Bruises.”The band has released six worldwide studio albums, including their RIAA Certified Platinum A Place in the Sun. The 2001 album launched the career of the band to mainstream success with huge singles, including “Crawling In The Dark,” “Running Away” and “Remember Me.” Purchase tickets, including VIP tickets, at reillyartscenter.com.

HEARHERE SURFACE DWELLERS OCTOBER 1 MUTINY OCALA

KENNA DEE OCTOBER 7 THE LODGE

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OCTOBER 8 LA CUISINE FRENCH RESTAURANT

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CLIFF DORSEY OCTOBER 19 YELLOW PONY

HOUSTON KEEN OCTOBER 20 CHARLIE HORSE

THE BIG BAD

OCTOBER 23 R.J. GATORS - LAKE SUMTER LANDING

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MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD FEBRUARY 4 AMALIE ARENA, TAMPA

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LIVE & LOCAL OCALA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S SPELLBINDING BEGINNINGS OCT. 29-30 | REILLY ARTS CENTER

Don’t miss the opening concert of the OSO season featuring some of the spookiest tone poems ever written, including Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Dante’s Inferno, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Dvořák’s The Golden Spinning Wheel.

CRUSH! BON JOVI EXPERIENCE

NOV. 12 | ORANGE BLOSSOM OPRY Crush the Ultimate Bon Jovi Experience is led by frontman and lead singer Doug Shepard, who not only captures Jon’s look but also his energetic showmanship and dynamic vocal expression.

BOWZER’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HOLIDAY PARTY DEC. 9 | CIRCLE SQUARE CULTURAL CENTER

Tis’ the season to be jolly and celebrate when Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, formerly of Sha Na Na, and his Bowzer‘s Holiday Rock ‘n’ Roll Party hit the stage. This holiday extravaganza combines great classic holiday music from doo-wop to gospel and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll.

REILLY NOIR SERIES: JEFF RUPERT

DEC. 9 | NOMA BLACK BOX AT THE REILLY ARTS CENTER Experience saxophonist Jeff Rupert, music professor and director of jazz studies at the University of Central Florida. He’s played with the greats, such as Canadian jazz legend Maynard Ferguson.

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KIDS NEED KIWANIS THE KIWANIS CLUB OF OCALA FOCUSES ON IMPROVING THE LIVES OF CHILDREN THROUGHOUT MARION COUNTY.

GREG BRITT & NICK NAVETTA

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ecently, the Palm Grove Club at Oak Run was the lively scene of the 11th annual Sportsman Dinner and Auction hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ocala. The dress was casual, and the BBQ dinner was delicious as enthusiastic guests bid generously in live and silent auctions. With the funds raised, the Kiwanis will be able to provide valuable services to Marion County children. “What a fun year making a difference and changing the lives of children within our community,” said Tammy Hoff, Kiwanis president and public education and outreach coordinator of Ocala Electric Utility. “Kiwanis Club of Ocala inspires you, friendships are made and personal growth happens. We are local people making a local difference in our community. Kids need Kiwanis.” Kiwanis Club of Ocala is the local chapter of Kiwanis International. This is the only worldwide service club dedicated to improving the lives of children. Through various service and fundraising projects, the Kiwanis serve the children of the local community. A special committee called “Children First” focuses on improving the lives of all children but especially children who might not have positive influences in their lives. The Kiwanis believe in building a stronger future for Marion County by providing children with academics, literacy and citizenship. Their high school Key Clubs teach service and leadership to high school students. Key Club students are involved with many service opportunities by volunteering in the community. One of the best-known programs is Camp Kiwanis, where the Kiwanis partner with the Marion County school district to send children to camp for one week during the summer. Other programs emphasize reading, safety and bringing up grades. The Kiwanis Club of Ocala depends upon fundraisers to assist our most valuable treasure of our children. Contact ocalakiwanis.org to learn how you or your business can become a member or community supporter. 14

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GAMES, GEEKS & GLORY! THE OCALIAN KNIGHTS AIM TO INTRODUCE NEW PLAYERS TO THE POPULAR BOARD GAME DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.

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Mace and David Lugo as a streaming campaign to promote Ryan’s Zeneration Media brand,” says member Greg Wesolowski, when asked about the origins of the group. “Ryan has moved out of state for work, and David Lugo now works with Undeniably Good Time with their streaming platform.” For anyone unfamiliar with the game, Dungeons & Dragons is a tabletop role-playing game where players create their characters and are guided by one player—known as the Dungeon 16

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lthough board games have never really lost their prominence, certain games are known for their fanatic cult followings. Catan, Risk, Dominion, Pandemic—even Monopoly. One game that has once again raced to the top of the cultural lexicon is Dungeons & Dragons. Although the game itself isn’t new (it was first published in 1974), its popularity is on the rise thanks to its role in the hit show Stranger Things. One group here in Ocala is actively introducing new players to the game and putting together events for fellow Dungeons & Dragons players around the city. Ocalian Knights started as a podcast/stream run out of the CEP’s Power Plant Business Incubator by Zeneration Media. The streaming side evolved into Undeniably Good Time, a digital content creating company. Ocalian Knights is now a community outreach organization that breaks down barriers to entry into tabletop gaming and helps people realize how fun and easy it can be. “The Ocalian Knights was started by Ryan Master—through the narrative and combat. The game was invented by Gary Gygax in the ‘70s and has undergone numerous changes to the core rules over the years, and it’s currently in its fifth edition. People are drawn to the game thanks in part to its collaborative storytelling. Each tabletop group goes through adventures together, creating characters, sharing memories and developing an entire story in the process. “People like to play for the friendship and bonds,” says Greg. “It’s a non-digital, fun, cooperative experience where you sit and tell a story with friends. Others should play for the experience and the comradery. You’ll experience a new kind of magic.” The Ocalian Knights are looking to get more people involved in the game through their events, which they’ve titled Heroes Wanted. The

organization is currently working with the Marion County Public Library System to host these events, which are geared toward first-time players. The games boast simple rules and quick, fun, 45-minute adventures that show new players the basics of the game. If they enjoy the experience, they can pick up an additional rule set. Heroes Wanted takes place about twice a quarter. There is no experience or supplies necessary. The events are geared toward adults and teens, but arrangements can be made for younger kids, too. Registration with the host library is recommended. The events usually include multiple sessions and sometimes include character-building workshops. You can find out more about the Ocalian Knights on Facebook and Instagram, or check out their stream on Twitch. Follow them and stay tuned for the next event. OCALIAN KNIGHTS Follow the Ocalian Knights at facebook.com/ocalianknights and on Instagram at @ocalianknights. Check out previous Heroes Wanted event streams on Twitch at twitch.tv/ugtshow. For upcoming library events, click on the event’s calendar at library.marionfl.org.



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CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

DISCOVERING FLORIDA’S “SPOOKY” NOCTURNAL ANIMALS.

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All bats of North Central Florida are nocturnal, meaning they are active for hunting, mating and socializing during nighttime hours. And if you happen to spot one, you’ll be happy to know, they’re all also insectivorous—meaning the bats you’ll encounter aren’t out to suck your blood. Brian Pope says that people are scared of bats thanks mostly to myths and false information. Also, bats are the No. 1 predator of nocturnal insects, like mosquitoes and agricultural pests, so it’s about time we started viewing them more as a friend. In the wild, you’re most likely to see bats approximately 10 minutes before sunset when they’re leaving their homes for the night. If you want to learn more about bats and how you can help protect them (two Florida bat species are federally endangered), a visit to the Lubee Bat Conservancy is in order. And October is the perfect time to go, thanks to the annual Florida Bat Fest, happening this year on October 22 from 18

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10am-5pm. Learn more about the organization and find details on the event at lubee.org/batfest. FREAKY FACT: BATS CAN EAT UP TO 1,200 MOSQUITOES IN AN HOUR.

ARMADILLOS

The armadillos you will find in Florida are ninebanded armadillos and are usually most active at night. Their hard, scaly shell helps protect them. Armadillos can be beneficial because they eat insects we may consider pests, like ants and wasps. Although you’re probably most likely to see armadillos while they’re harmlessly scurrying around looking for food, Jade Salamone says that she always recommends people leave wildlife alone when they come across them.

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FREAKY FACT: ARMADILLOS ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS BESIDES HUMANS THAT ARE AFFECTED BY HANSEN’S DISEASE, ALSO KNOWN AS LEPROSY.

OWLS

Barred owls, Barn owls, Great Horned owls, Burrowing owls and Screech owls are some of the many owls you could see in Florida. Owls are nocturnal and hunt at night, which is when their prey are most active. Owls are especially effective at hunting because they have silent flight. Before you see an owl, you’re more likely to hear their persistent hooting (or hissing or screeching, depending on the species), but if you do see them, you’ll likely see them swooping through the trees at night looking for a meal.

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FREAKY FACT: OWLS CAN ROTATE THEIR NECKS 270 DEGREES. A BLOOD-POOLING SYSTEM COLLECTS BLOOD TO POWER THEIR BRAINS AND EYES WHEN NECK MOVEMENT CUTS OFF CIRCULATION.

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lorida is home to many animals that are most often encountered after dark. And many of them, unfortunately, get a bad rap thanks to their nocturnal habits. We spoke with Brian Pope, director of the Lubee Bat Conservancy in Gainesville, and Jade Salamone, conservation education curator with the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, to unmask Florida’s “creatures of the night” and find out how you can get a better look at them during daylight hours.


COYOTES

Coyotes may live in family groups but tend to hunt alone. They can be found in many environments, including urban or rural areas. It’s not uncommon to hear their noisy barks and yelps from your backyard. Coyotes are opportunistic and drawn mainly to the things we leave in our yards or by our curbs. If you come across one, Jade suggests you make a lot of noise to encourage it to move away. They are not trying to incite an attack.

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FREAKY FACT: THE COYOTE HOWL IS LIKELY USED TO ANNOUNCE ONE PACK’S TERRITORIAL BOUNDARIES TO OTHER PACKS. PACK MEMBERS WILL ALSO HOWL AT EACH OTHER WHEN THEY REUNITE.

OPOSSUMS

In Florida, we have the Virginia opossum species, which are most active at night. While they might look scary when they hiss to scare away predators, they are most commonly known for “playing possum” and pretending to be dead. “I got to see this in action recently when my dog approached a young opossum in my backyard,” says Jade. “The technique totally worked!”

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SNAKES

Reptiles can be nocturnal or diurnal, or active during the day. In Florida, it is very possible to come across a reptile, especially a little anole or snake like a black racer or corn snake. These animals are not dangerous if you don’t harass them. We also do have six types of venomous snakes in Florida. The best thing to do when you come upon a snake is to stop, observe what direction they are going, appreciate their beauty and slowly step away, according to Jade.

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FREAKY FACT: SNAKES ARE BONY—THEY CAN HAVE UP TO 1,200 BONES.

BEARS, BOBCATS & FOXES

Bears are mainly diurnal, which means they’re most active during the day—although if you’ve seen any home security footage of bear spottings on social media, you’ll agree that bears seem pretty interested in our yards at any time of the day. In our area, you may come across a bobcat or fox, which mainly hunt at dawn and dusk. The best way you can avoid inviting these kinds of animals onto your property is by securing all food sources and never feeding them.

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FREAKY FACT: FOXES MAKE 40 DIFFERENT SOUNDS. THE MOST SURPRISING, THOUGH, MIGHT BE ITS SCREAM.

VISITING THE SANTA FE COLLEGE

TEACHING ZOO The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, a unique 10-acre zoo in Gainesville is the only zoo on a college campus accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The zoo is open to the public seven days a week from 9am3pm. The zoo showcases a diverse collection that contains both native and exotic species, such as Bald Eagles, white-throated capuchin monkeys, American alligators, Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo and Asian small-clawed otters to name a few. You can learn more about the zoo and find out how to visit at sfcollege.edu/zoo.

FREAKY FACT: IF SURPRISED BY A PREDATOR, OPOSSUMS WILL ENTER A CATATONIC, UNCONSCIOUS STATE. “PLAYING DEAD” IS INVOLUNTARY. THEY ALSO EMIT A STINKY SUBSTANCE DURING THIS STATE.

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Raccoons are mainly nocturnal but may feed during the day if food is available. They are extremely crafty and can get into a lot of precarious places to get to food. If an animal feels it needs to defend itself, it could become aggressive, so if you see one, simply walk away. FREAKY FACT: RACCOONS HAVE FIVE TOES ON THEIR FRONT AND BACK PAWS. THEIR FRONT PAWS ARE PARTICULARLY DEXTEROUS AND ACTUALLY LOOK AND WORK LIKE HUMAN HANDS. For additional information on Florida’s animals, visit myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles. OCT ‘22

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OTHER ROOMS: SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND THE CANDY SHOP (COMING SOON)

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60 MINUTES FOR YEARS MY FAMILY HAS SEEN ADVERTISEMENTS FOR ESCAPE ROOMS. FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER, THOUGH, WE JUST NEVER WENT. RECENTLY, ON A RAINY DAY, WE THOUGHT WHY NOT. NOW WE ARE HOOKED. WRITTEN AND COMPILED BY KARIN FABRY-CUSHENBERY

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f you’ve never been to an escape room, you could consider it part puzzle, part task mastering, part detective work and total teamwork. Typically, players have an hour to complete a series of tasks and solve clues to “escape” from the room successfully. Ocala has two such destinations, The Ocala Escape and Huddy’s Escape. We have tried them both and would recommend either. Actually, we recommend them both because once you try one room, you’ll most likely want to keep playing to see what the other rooms have to offer. So far, we have stayed with the family friendly-themed rooms involving magic and wizardry, but we’re ready to take that next step and try one of the more intense rooms. One thing’s for sure: No matter which room you choose, it’s guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. In the spirit of Halloween, we wanted to share some of the more heart-pounding, scary rooms you can attempt… if you dare. Check it out. 20

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THE OCALA ESCAPE

THE OCALA ESCAPE CABIN IN THE WOODS You and your group must work together to escape from the cabin in the Jackson County Woods, plus all the secrets it holds. They say your life just may depend on it. This room features gore and scare factors and isn’t recommended for those under 13. Room difficulty is a 5/5. theocalaescape.com

OTHER ROOMS: MR. ELEGOO’S ENCHANTED EMPORIUM AND WOLF CREEK MINE

ESCAPOLOGY GAINESVILLE MANSION MURDER Take on the role of Robert Montgomerie, the only direct heir to the Kildermorie Estate and the family fortune. After grandfather is murdered at a family gathering, you become the lead suspect. Locked in the drawing room, you must use the clues your grandfather has left behind to prove your innocence. The police will arrive in 60 minutes. Failure means life behind bars. escapeology.com

OTHER ROOMS: SCOOBYDOO AND THE SPOOKY CASTLE ADVENTURE, ANTIDOTE, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (COMING SOON) AND LOST CITY (COMING SOON) RIDDLER’S ESCAPE (OXFORD) LODGE OF THE LOST The path comes to an end at a rustic cabin in the middle of the wilderness. Sure, you were brave enough to enter. But will you be clever enough to escape? You have just 60 minutes, so use them wisely. Room difficulty is 5/5. riddlersescapefl.com.

OTHER ROOMS: THE PET SHOP, DETECTIVE LOCKWOOD

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Crime is on the rise, and you’ve been chosen to investigate a wave of particularly disturbing serial murders. Word of an officer down at the Steelies residence comes across the radio, and you race to the scene to help. There is an active killer on-site, and you have one hour to gather your evidence and capture him before he escapes to commit another crime. This room is suitable for those 13 and up with an adult present. Room difficulty is 4.5/5. huddysescape.com


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“BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art” was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA. (Pictured) Detail of Susan Lee-Chun, “Untitled (Flamingos only hang by the pool),” 2019, Nylon fabric and electric fans, 11 x 11 x 12 ft. (each). Photographer David J. Kaminsky.

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As the weather begins to cool down, the fall festival scene begins to heat up. From hayrides and pumpkin patches to juried art shows and carnivals, the fall months have no shortage of family fun. Check out some of the highlights!

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Peanut Patch & Corn Maze Through October 29

During the day, meander your way through the maze. At night, though, enter if you dare. Other activities include hayrides, a barrel train, horse shoes, corn hole, a haunted house, a kids’ play area, campfires and food booths. Hours are Fridays, 5-11pm, and Saturdays, 3-11pm. Haunted attractions begin at dark. The farm is located at 8656 SW 75th Street in Gainesville. Admission is $15, cash only. peanutpatchandcornmaze.com

Mayhem Ranch Fall Festival Through October 30

This event will feature a huge variety of fall fun, including a U-pick pumpkin patch, a super slide, a petting farm, crop mazes, hayrides, pig races, animal shows, archery, craft vendors, pony rides, gemstone mining and an African animal experience. The event will also include onsite concessions. A handful of the activities cost extra, so bring a little spare cash. Tickets can be prepurchased online for $12, and tickets at the gate, if available, are $15 for ages 3 and up. Kids 2 and under are free. Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-5pm. mayhemranchfl.com

Scott’s Maze Adventures Opens October 1

Scott’s Maze Adventures has more than just the fall corn mazes. Check out the tree maze, rope maze, labrynth and mist maze. Other farm activities include the super slide, jumping pillow, kids’ zip line, fort-like playground and games. The Country Café and food trucks are on-site for when hunger strikes. On the weekends, enjoy $4 hayrides on the Sweet Corn Express. Scott’s Country Market will be open and selling james, jellies, produce and sauces. longandscottfarms.com


Amber Brooke Farms Through November 13

Amber Brooke Farms (formerly Red, White & Blues Farm) 2nd annual Fall Festival includes the pumpkin patch, corn maze, jump pillows, spider webs, slide hill, double barrel train, large yard games, the petting zoo, the bubble barn, the Ball Zone and tree house village. The event will also include food trucks and live music on Saturdays and Sundays. The farm will be open Fridays through Sundays, and the Pumpkin Destruction Day will take place November 5. The farm is cashless, so bring your card. amberbrookefarms.com

Brown’s Corn Maze & Fall Extravaganza

October 8-November 13 This event will include tons of kids’ activities, live entertainment, a huge 8-acre corn maze, hayrides, craft vendors and U-pick sunflowers. The farm will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-5pm. October 16 will feature a large craft fair, October 29-30 will include the Dazed in the Maze event and the Fall & International Food Truck Festival will take place November 13. Tickets are $14.95 each and can be purchased through the Facebook event page. Brown & Brown Farms is located on US 301 in Oxford. Check out Facebook for details.

Coon Hollo Fall Festival

Ocala Pumpkin Patch

A family favorite for years, the Coon Hollo Fall Festival is back. This year’s activities include pony rides, archery, the crop maze, pig races, a hayride to feed the cows, puttputt golf, the 50-foot sack slide, hay fort, corn crib, old-fashioned games and farm animals. More than 15 activities are included with admission. While at the farm, check out Nana’s Bake Shop, the Country Store, the Feed Trough Concessions, a pre-picked pumpkin patch and Jersey’s Creamery Homemade Ice Cream. The farm will be open on Fridays from 4-7pm, Saturdays from 10am-7pm and Sundays from 12-7pm. coonhollo.com

Pumpkins of all shapes, colors and sizes will be available for purchase at First United Methodist Church. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Tuesday Ministries Outreach at the church. There will also be a photo booth and fun evening events on certain nights. The patch will be open from 10am-8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 12-8pm on Sundays and 4-8pm on Thursdays. For updated information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

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include vendors, food, costumes, games and live music featuring Sarah Diamond. There will also be plenty of fall photo ops. discovercrystalriverfl.com

Crystal River Scarecrow Festival October 8

This annual fall kick-off event will run from 10am-6pm and will

October 14-31

Hospice of Marion County Arts & Crafts Fair October 22

Check out a variety of crafters and artisans at this year’s Hospice craft fair. The event will take place in the Elliot Center and will run from 9am-2pm. hospiceofmarion.com

Marion County Parks & Recreation’s 4th Annual Carnival October 8

Join Marion County Parks & Recreation for an evening of fun with games, candy, music, food trucks and giveaways! From 5-9pm there will be family-friendly entertainment, costume contests and a haunted maze. Bring a non-perishable goods donation for Bring the Harvest Home to be entered for your chance to win a prize. The event will take place at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. parks.marionfl.org

Craft Fair October 22

This yearly event is open to the public, and admission is free. The fair will feature more than 100 crafters and will feature plenty of unique gifts and items. Crafters will be showcased at the Circle Square Cultural Center and at the Town Square across the street. There will also be live entertainment by Fred Campbell. Visitor parking is free, and the event runs from 10am-3pm. csculturalcenter.com

Ocala Arts Festival October 22-23

More than 150 artists will have their works on display throughout

downtown Ocala. There will also be local performers and food trucks on hand. The festival will take place from 10am-5pm. fafo.org

Mount Dora Craft Fair October 22-23

Located on the streets of historic downtown Mount Dora, this craft fair features more than 400 of the best exhibitors in the country. The event will also include plenty of festival food, live music, beer and wine tastings, and a free kids’ zone. The event recently earned the No. 1 spot in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s 50th anniversary special ranking of all-time favorite events. mtdoracraftfair.com OCT ‘22

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Fall Festival October 30

The festival will include loads of candy, a bounce house, slide, hayride, games, popcorn and cotton candy. There will also be giveaways and more! The festival will run from 5-7pm at Trinity Baptist Church in Ocala. For more information visit tbocala.church.

Autumn Gift Market October 21-22

This amazing shopping event will feature a variety of merchants from around the Southeast. You’ll find jewelry, clothing, handcrafted items, home décor and gourmet food. The event runs from 6-9pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm. ocala.jl.org/fundraisers/autumngift-market

entertainment, trick-or-treating stations for the little ones, food trucks, plus interactive fall and Halloween fun at the park. Event parking will be $5, including for golf carts. Young and old are invited to wear a costume and visit the interactive and educational trickor-treat activity stations hosted by local organizations and groups. Visit Dee Collier, aka Mrs. Goose, under the Sholom Park pergebo for fall folktales. While at the park, also search for 18 Halloween, autumn and nature-inspired painted pumpkins. Costume judges will be meandering through the park awarding guests for best, cutest, funniest and most unique costumes. One grand prize will be awarded on stage at 3pm to the best family/group costume. sholompark.org

HALL W HAPPENINGS From kid-friendly candy events to jump-outof-your-skin scare fests, there’s something for everyone this Halloween.

Micanopy Fall Festival October 29-30

More than 200 local and regional artists, crafters and musicians show off their talents and their wares at this 47th annual event. The event will run Saturday, 9am5pm, and Sunday, 9am-4pm. micanopyfallfestival.org

Great American Cooter Festival McIntosh October 28-30 1890s Fall This three-day music festival draws Festival more than 12,000 visitors each year. Held in Inverness along the shores of Lake Henderson, the Cooter Festival takes place in Liberty Park and Wallace Brooks Park. The park also features an adventure area where you can try out paddleboards, flyboards and even hang-gliding. The festival also includes hourly cooter races, carnival rides, water sports shows and wildlife exhibitions. On Sunday there will be a Cooterween Halloween costume contest and a scavenger hunt. floridanaturecoast.org

Sholom Park HAPI Harvest Day October 29

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Spend the day perusing the treelined streets of historic McIntosh for their annual fall festival. The event will include arts, crafts, antiques, homemade treats and gifts, gardening goods and artisan jewelry. The festival is free to attend, and there will be a variety of food vendors on hand. All festival parking will be on the west side of US Hwy 441. In addition to shopping, live entertainment in Van Ness Park will take place from 10am-3pm. There will also be booths specializing in children’s fun and activities, and non-profit organizations will have booths set up to introduce visitors to their organizations. mcintosh1890sfestival.com

Newberry Cornfield Maze Through October 29

During the day, the maze is the perfect place for families to spend a brisk fall morning. Jump on the hayride to help Farmer Hodge feed the cows and enjoy the kids’ play area with swings, a slide, a haystack climb and more. Before heading out, stop by the barn to meet Oreo and Dottie, the sliding ducks and try your hand at putt-putt. At night, though, the farm takes on a creepier tone where creatures of the night await you in the maze and the hayride takes you through the haunted Sullivan Trail. Also, are you brave enough to chance the haunted house? General admission to the farm is $20 for adults and children 10 and under are $10. Children 2 and under are free. The hayride, mechanical bull and human hamster balls are $5 each. Tickets can be purchased early online or pay with cash at the door. newberrycornfieldmaze.com.

Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail Through November 5

Headless, Final Cut and Rapture of the Deep are just a few of the terrifying attractions to brave at Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail in Plant City. Open Fridays and Saturdays through November 5, and every Sunday between October 9-30. General admission is $27-$37 depending on the night and includes entrance to all three haunted trails. Front-of-the-line tickets are also available for an upcharge. Three-minute escape games and laser tag are $5 per person. sirhenryshauntedtrail.com


Ghost Hunting with Lil’ D October 11

Diane Cahill will take adventure seekers on a ghost hunt of the NOMA Gallery, located in the old Coca Cola Bottling Plant in Ocala. The hunt will be fun but respectful and will take place from 6-8pm. More info can be found on eventbrite.com.

Pumpkin Masters Carving and Painting October 15

MCA has teamed up with Ocala’s Signature Brands to host a fun afternoon of expert tips and tricks for pumpkin carving. Plus, local artists will give their best advice for pumpkin painting. First 50 families in the door will receive free carving kits. The event will take place at the Brick City Center for the Arts in downtown Ocala. ocalamarion.com

Stories Under the Stars: Phantoms in the Fort October 16

Bats–Night Flight October 14

Visit the Heritage Nature Conservancy and join park rangers as they watch the bats emerge from their bat house in search of mosquitos and other treats. Learn fun facts about the world of bats while there, too. The event will take place from 7-8:15pm. ocalafl.org

Nightmare on Pine Street Oct. 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29

The annual haunted trail at Wayne's World of Paintball is a favorite for local Halloween lovers. The tour will wind you through several scare zones and haunted venues where you'll come across ghouls, ghosts and other frightening characters. There will be no paintball during this event. Admission cost varies, and proceeds benefit the Toys for Tots Christmas gift drive and the Marion County Fire Department's Christmas fundraiser, "Cathy's Kids." Stay tuned to Wayne's World's Facebook page and website for details. waynes-world.com

Ghouls and goblins will return to the Fort King Historic Landmark on October 16 between 7-9pm for an evening of spooky stories. Bring your chairs and blankets and settle in for some Halloween fun. The later it gets, the spookier the stories get. This free event is presented in partnership with Ocala Recreation and Parks, the Ocala Storytelling Festival and the Fort King National Historic Landmark. ocalafl.org/recpark

Family Fun Run. This familyfriendly 5K will begin at the parking lot at Citizens' Circle. Race solo or join as a team! All proceeds benefit Ocala Recreation and Parks programs. The cost is $5 for people ages 8 and older and participants can register online or pay the day of event. ocalafl.org/recpark

Trunk-or-Treat at Lake Lillian October 29

Enjoy this safe and friendly trunkor-treat where kids can dress up and collect Halloween treats. The event will take place at Lake Lillian in Belleview from 4-7pm. Contact ocalamarion.com for details

Trunk-orTreat at Silver Springs State Park October 30

Not too scary fun in the sun! This event will include games, fun, hayrides, a Jr. Ranger program and more! Costumes are encouraged, and there will be plenty of candy and treats on hand. Park entry is $2 per person, and the event runs from 2-6pm. Find the event on Facebook.

4th Annual Howl-O-Ween Pawty October 26

This annual event features plenty of fun for the whole family, including lots of on-site vendors, games, refreshments, a costume contest for everyone and a trunk-or-treat for the kids. Kids 12 and under and pets are admitted for free, and adults are $5. The event takes place from 4-7pm at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. Visit the Humane Society of Marion County’s Facebook page for more event details.

Halloween Costume Family Fun Run October 29

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Hometown Halloween 2022 October 28-29

Hometown Halloween returns in 2022, this time for two nights of frighteningly, fabulous fun at Brownwood Paddock Square. The event will run from 4-9pm and includes entertainment throughout the night, including live music, resident performers groups, carnival games, a haunted house, a laser tag

arena, a maze, a rock wall and skee ball. The trunk-or-treat is free for kids ages 12 and under. Select activities require tickets, which are available for purchase at the event. New this year is the Growl-o-Ween pet walk and costume contest. Registration is $20 for the first pet and $10 for each additional dog. There will also be plenty of market vendors on hand sharing samples and information. thevillagesentertainment.com

Wildwood Spooktacular October 29

Get to Millennium Park in Wildwood to enjoy an evening of games, dancing, balloon art, bounce houses, hayrides and, of course, candy. A costume contest will be held at 7:30pm so come dressed to impress. The festivities will run from 6-9pm. wildwood-fl.gov

A Nightmare on Church Street October 23

After 20 years, Orlando’s most famous Halloween costume party is making its return to the Cheyenne Saloon. Ticket prices range from $80-$150 (when purchased early online) and are all-inclusive, including food and drink tastings from some of Orlando’s best bars and restaurants. Live music from NFusion and DJ Chino will keep the party going. The costume contest features big cash prizes in several categories. The event raises awareness and funds for Base Camp for Kids. VIP doors open at 8pm and general admission at 9pm. The party lasts until 12am. More details on eventbrite.com.

Boo Bash October 31

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event celebrates the pioneer spirit of old Florida with live entertainment, food, vendors and “old timey” craft demonstrations. Interact with skilled crafters to learn about blacksmithing, making sugar cane syrup, cooking over an open hearth, log cabins, traditional Seminole cooking and arts, pioneer cattle and horses, spinning, weaving and quilting. The event will run from 9am-4pm both days, and admission is $8 per person. Children 5 and under are free. silverrivermuseum.com

including ceramics and painting to wood and metal creations. At the Imagination Station, kids can great creative with sidewalk chalk, create puppets, sculpt with clay and take part in other handson art activities. The event will also include live entertainment, performing artists and culinary experiences. There will be a Young Artist Courtyard where artists ages 7 through 18 will display and sell their own works of art. gainesvilledowntownartfest.net

4th Annual MTRA Holiday Market & Car Show Ocali Country Days

Spanish Springs Art and Craft Festival November 5-6

Shop a variety of vendors, from handcrafted products and leather goods to paintings and photography. The event will include commercial vendors, crafts, food on-site and more. The festival runs from 10am-5pm, and admission is free. The festival

will be located throughout the Spanish Springs town square. thevillagesentertainment.com

2022 Ocali Country Days November 12-13

The Ocali Country Days festival takes place on the second weekend of November each year at the Silver River Museum & Environmental Education Center. This popular

Downtown Festival & Art Show November 19-20

It’s been described as the largest free celebration of art and culture in North Central Florida. The Downtown Festival & Art Show will showcase more than 200 artists throughout the streets of downtown Gainesville around Bo Diddley Plaza. Artists will represent a huge variety of mediums,

The Marion Therapeutic Riding Association will be hosting its 4th Annual Arts & Crafts Market from 11am-4pm. This is a free, family-friendly event supporting Small Business Saturday with local vendors while raising awareness for some of MTRA’s programs, including Therapeutic Riding, Freedom Reins for Veterans and the Equine Experience for Foster Children & AtRisk Youth. Spend the day enjoying arts, crafts and family activities. The market hosts more than 40 arts and crafts and other vendors, live music, dance performances, a photo booth, pony rides, a car show and baking contests. mtraocala.org

THEME PARK THRILLS Our favorite theme parks transform into spooky spectacles for the Halloween season.

Halloween Horror Nights

Brick or Treat at Legoland

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Sea World Spooktacular

The event includes 10 haunted houses, five scare zones, two live shows, plus all of the rides you can handle! This event requires a separate admission ticket and runs from 6:30pm2am. universalorlando.com

This event features character meet and greets, limitedtime-only attractions, Halloween-themed shows and entertainment, costume parades and plenty of trick-ortreating. legoland.com

Event features scare zones, haunted houses and more. Separate admission ticket required. Fridays and Saturdays 7pm-1am. Thursdays and Sundays 7pm-12am. buschgardens.com/tampa

Check out Halloween storytime with Big Bird, the Trick-or-Treat trail, the Pumpkin Garden, Halloween cookie decorating, costume contests and more Halloween fun. Plus, all the rides you can take! seaworld.com

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Although El Toreo is definitely known for its tasty margaritas, the nacho appetizer definitely tops the menu. From traditional nachos with cheese, beef and beans to chicken nachos, nachos supremos and the ultimate fajita nachos, El Toreo can make nacho dreams come true. And speaking of margaritas, there’s no shortage of margaritas of all flavors and sizes. We suggest you try one (or more!) today. eltoreorestaurant.com

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& TEQUILA BAR Crispy corn tortilla chips topped with carne asada, a mix of Mexican cheeses, queso dip, pico de gallo, roasted poblano crema sauce and Mexican crema—seriously, what could be better? How about gathering a group of friends and pairing the Carne Asada Nachos with the 56-ounce “Ladies Night Out Margarita?” We guarantee it will be a night to remember! cantinaocala.com

MILLER’S ALE HOUSE The Ale House Tex-Mex Chicken Nachos are a delicious blend of Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, roasted chili-spiced chicken, pico de gallo and scallions on tortilla chips, drizzled with garlic-lime crema and served with white queso for dipping. Depending on your hunger quotient, they come in either Mini-Mex size or Mega-Mex, with the mega size also topped with guacamole, sour cream and jalapeños. “I really love the addition of white queso for dipping on our Tex-Mex Chicken Nachos,” says Andrea Von Utter, Miller’s Ale House vice president of marketing. “It adds a unique layer 30

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of cheesiness to traditional nachos.” If you’re looking for a refreshing cocktail to add to your meal, their signature cocktails are made to order and always garnished with fresh ingredients. The restaurant offers six unique and refreshing signature margaritas in addition to seasonal specials. “The Tex-Mex Margaritas pair well with them all,” says Andrea, “but my personal favorites are our Strawberry Margarita, served on the rocks with a sugar rim, or our Top Shelf Margarita, made with Patron Reposado Tequila and a splash of orange juice.” millersalehouse.com

Out of all the delicious items on the Mojos menu, their Pulled Pork Nachos are downright Ocala famous. While the tortilla chips, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and jalapeños might be nacho staples, Mojos ups the ante with the addition of Cuban roast pork and barbecue sauce. Plan to share this appetizer with a friend or choose this as your meal because Mojo’s helpings are guaranteed to be gigantic. While you’re chowing down on your nachos why not try the Jalapeño Voo-Doo ‘Rita, featuring fresh pineapple and jalapeños combined with Sauza tequila and fresh lime juice with a crushed red pepper rim. ilovemojos.com

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