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Halloween Events In Stuart For 2016

From family-friendly fall festivals to spooky bashes with cocktails for the adults, there’s plenty to do in the Stuart area this year. 

The hardest part won’t be choosing your costume; it’ll be deciding on how to spend the scariest nights of the season. 

Here's what is going on around town ahead of Oct. 31: 

Hobgoblins on Main Street

Grab the kids, and head to downtown Stuart for an afternoon of trick-or-treating and a festive costume parade. Downtown merchants will be stationed outside their stores passing out candy and more. There will also be pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, face-painting, food, a photo booth and more. 
Oct. 22, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Downtown Stuart; free 

2nd Annual Country Festival

Celebrate the start of what (hopefully) will be cooler weather with an outdoor festival presented by the Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation. The day will feature horse-riding demos, pony rides, face-painting, Italian ice, hamburgers, hot dogs, and tours of the barn. 
Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation in Palm City; free 

Happy Hallowine

Take part in a wine tasting while dressed in your Halloween costume. The tasting will be led by a professional sommelier and feature light finger foods. 
Oct. 27, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Crystal Ballroom in Rio in Jensen Beach; $25

Monster Dash 5K and Trick-or-Treat

This year, the Children’s Museum is combining its annual Trick-or-Treat event with a Monster Dash 5K, Kids' Spooky Sprint, costume contest, food trucks, and movie screening after the race.
Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast in Jensen Beach; $10 (Kids' Spooky Sprint); $30 (Monster Dash 5K)

Palm City Fall Fest

Celebrate autumn at Palm City’s annual fall fest. The event will feature favorite fall pastimes such as sack races and a pumpkin patch. Culinary treats, games, live entertainment and the chance to participate in hands-on projects are among what guests can expect.
Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Citrus Grove Community Park in Palm City; free

Freaky Fall Festival

Get in the Halloween spirit with a haunted maze, haunted hayride, games, crafts, food and more. Proceeds will go toward offering educational programs at the park. 
Oct. 29, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Savannas Preserve State Park in Port St. Lucie; $5 (adult), $3 (children), $15 (family of five) 

Haunted Pirate Ship Halloween Party

Put on your best pirate garb for this arrr-mazing Halloween party. Expect a costume contest, live music, happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight, and a Green Goblin speciality drink. Reserve your table at 772.266.4586.
Oct. 29, 7 p.m. to midnight; Stuart Boathouse

Boundless Gymnastics Halloween Party

This local spot will be hosting two festive celebrations: one for kids and another for teens! Guests will enjoy a DJ, inflatables, fun activities and contests. Admission to each event covers pizza and drink. 
Oct. 29, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (kids), 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (teens); Boundless Gymnastics in Palm City; $8 (kids), $10 (teens)

Twisted Tuna's Halloween Bash

Don’t let Halloween being on a Monday keep you from celebrating. Twisted Tuna is hosting its third annual Halloween Bash the weekend before the holiday. Be sure to show up in your best costume because the top three costumes will win a prize.
Oct. 29, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Twisted Tuna in Stuart; free

Bootanical Halloween

Go trick-or-treating at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. Bring the kids—and their clever costumes—for an evening in search of yummy Halloween goodies. 
Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens; free 

Nick Lutsko’s Halloween Extravanganza

Celebrate Halloween with Nick Lutsko and his band The Gimmix. The band will play Halloween classics and the entirety of the "Nightmare Before Christmas" soundtrack.
Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Terra Fermata in Stuart

(Image via Facebook/Palm City Fall Fest)

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Halloween is a fun time for the whole family, and luckily, there are plenty of celebrations to check out right here in the Stuart area. Get ready for candy, costumes and plenty of spooktacular fun. 

Here are nine events to have on your radar: 

Firefighter’s Fright Fest: Get spooked while donating to a good cause as all proceeds will benefit Hibiscus Children’s Center.

Oct. 22-24, 29-31, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Martin County Fairgrounds


Fall Festival at D & D Family Farms: Enjoy a day of family fun at D & D Farms. Admission includes free pumpkin pie, unlimited hay rides, a giant slide, playground and train rides.

Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; D & D Family Farms in Palm City


Spooktacular Car Show: Scope out your favorite Halloween ride at the Spooktacular Car show. There will be prizes for coolest cars, door prizes and live music.

Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Indian River County Fairgrounds and Expo Center


Hobgoblins: A day of free family fun is set to take place in Historic downtown Stuart. There will be a bounce house, face painting, arts & crafts and a parade.   

Oct. 24, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Historic Downtown Stuart, Riverwalk Stage


Creepy Creature Feature: This year’s theme is sharks, so get the kids hyped up for an educational and fun night.

Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Hobe Sound Nature Center


Howlin’ River Boat Parade and Enchanted Forest: Watch the inaugural boat parade, and see all of the boats decked out for Halloween.

Oct. 24, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Veterans Park at Rivergate in Port St. Lucie 


BOOtanical Halloween Costume Party: Don your best Halloween dress to a day of family fun at the Port Saint Lucie Botanical Gardens

Oct. 25, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens


Hooray for Halloween: Learn about our spooky, spiny invertebrates in the Manatee Center’s touch tank, and pick a pumpkin to take home.

Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m., Oct. 31, 1:30 p.m.; Manatee Observation and Education Center in Fort Pierce 


Trunk-or-Treat: Fill your bags with plenty of treats at this fun festival hosted by the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Martin County Sheriff's Office in Stuart 


(Image via Flickr/Mathematical Association of America)