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Fall Festivities & Halloween Happenings

Fall Festivities & Halloween Happenings

Fall is in full swing and Halloween and Thanksgiving are both right around the corner. All across the First Coast Halloween haunting, trick or treat attractions, and harvest themed fall festivals are geared up for the festivities.

If you are looking for a way to get out and enjoy the fall weather and festivities there is something here for everyone. With so many Halloween Events and Fall Festivals happening across the First Coast this weekend and through the end of October, there are too many to keep up with and list. This is a run down of a few of the many events across the area.

There are plenty of events and fun activities for the whole family in many locations. From trick-or-treating, to kids events and petting zoos, haunted houses and spooky mazes, to traditional pumpkin patch and hay ride fun, there is plenty of fun fall activities for all to enjoy.
 

October Halloween Festivities For The Family to Enjoy

Ghosts and Gravestones Fright Seeing Adventures

Explore the darker side of the Nation's Oldest City on this tour that was just named by Southern Living magazine as one of the five best in the South. Re-live the historic haunted tales and legends found at every turn. In addition, the tour includes a visit to Lighthouse Park, where the ghosts of three little girls are said to still haunt the place of their tragic drowning. Plus, take part in a ghost-hunting excursion to the Old Jail, famous for the paranormal activity found there. Beginning at 8 p.m., Ghosts & Gravestones tours leave nightly from the Old Town Trolley Welcome Center at 27 San Marco Avenue. Price is $26 for adults and $14 for children ages 6 - 12 (5 and under are free). Reservations are required. Please call (904) 829-3800 to check availability and reserve your seats.

October 1 - 31, 2011

Pumpkin Patches Prepare First Coast For Halloween

Pumpkin Patches Prepare First Coast For Halloween

Fall has made a chilly arrival across the First Coast. With the arrival of October came the local Pumpkin Patches and the Halloween Attractions. Pumpkin patches and Halloween decorations are beginning to pop up all across the area and the is Oldest City gearing up for this spooky traditional holiday.

Children and adults alike enjoy the festivities of Halloween in the month of October. Everyone enjoys getting creative and dressing up in interesting and elaborate costumes. The children dress up go trick-or-treating in hopes of making out with lots of candy. The big kids go to the different costume contests at different locations and bars across the city in hopes of cashing in on their creative costumes. It is a great time for everyone in the Oldest City.

Many people decorate their yards and create haunted houses to keep the holiday as spooky as possible. One of the most creative and hands on way to celebrate, and decorate, is by carving pumpkins.

Register Your Emergency Contact Information Week

If you are involved in a crash, who would you want police to notify?  In Florida, residents have  the ability to make that decision before an emergency strikes. To date, more than 5 million Floridians have registered their  emergency contacts with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.  Gov. Rick Scott signed a proclamation to name Oct. 2 - 8, 2011, Register Your Emergency Contact Information Week in  Florida, and DHSMV is teaming up with the Division of Emergency Management to encourage all Floridians to register  their contacts.

Bank of America to Charge $5 a Month for Debit Cards


NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America plans to start charging customers a $5 monthly debit card fee.

The fee will be rolled out starting early next year.

A Bank of America Corp. spokeswoman says customers will only be charged the fee if they use their debit cards for purchases in any given month. Customers won't be charged if they only use their cards at an ATM.