Lots of treats will be available this year for Halloween

County filled with festivals, trick-or-treats, spooky attractions

Clay Today
Posted 10/27/21

CLAY COUNTY – The most prominent theory behind Halloween traditions is it started as a Celtic harvest festival.

Now it’s known for trick-or-treating, costume parties, jack-o-lanterns, apple …

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Lots of treats will be available this year for Halloween

County filled with festivals, trick-or-treats, spooky attractions

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CLAY COUNTY – The most prominent theory behind Halloween traditions is it started as a Celtic harvest festival.

Now it’s known for trick-or-treating, costume parties, jack-o-lanterns, apple bobbing, bonfires, haunted attractions and scary movies.

Anyone wanting to celebrate the most recent of interpretations will have lots of options this weekend.

There will be several planned activities on Thursday-through-Sunday, like:

Thursday

• CCSO TRUNK OR TREAT is Thursday at the Orange Park Walmart, 899 Blanding Blvd., from 5-8:30 p.m. First responder vehicles will be on display and there will be candy for children. For more information, email community@claysheriff.com.

• ORANGE PARK GARDEN CLUB’S KIRKWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PUMPKIN PATCH will Thursday-through-Sunday at 8701 Argyle Forest Blvd. in Oakleaf. Hours are: 2-8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday;10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday; noon-6 p.m. on Sunday.

• SPOOKY ANIMAL NATURE WALK is daily through Nov. 1 at Camp Chowenwaw Park, 1517 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs.

• AMERICAN LEGION HALLOWEEN TRAIL OF NIGHTMARES is Friday and Saturday at Post 250, 2608 Black Creek Dr., Middleburg, from 6-10 p.m. Admission is $5.

• SUNSHINE ACADEMY TRUNK OR TREAT is Friday at 782 Foxridge Center Dr., Orange Park, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will be free candy and activities.

• MIDDLEBURG MARTIAL ARTS’ TRUNK OR TREAT will be Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. at 2360 Blanding Blvd.

• AMAZING GRACE CROP MAZE is on Friday and Saturday at 2899 Wisteria Farm Road, Green Cove Springs. In addition to a five-acre crop, a Pumpkin Patch, Sunflower Field (weather dependent), Barnyard Ball Zone, Playground, Family Photo-Ops, Farm Animals, Jump Pad, Cow Train, Duck Races, Tug-A-War, Hula Hoop Cows, Gaga Ball Pit and Corn Crib are offered. Cost, online, $13.95 plus fee; or at the gate, $17.95 plus fee.

• BOO ON THE BOULEVARD will hand out candy ahead of Halloween on Saturday along Lawrence Boulevard in Keystone Heights from 6-9 p.m. Sponsors and donations are needed to help an expected group of 6,000 children. For more information, contact Keystone Lakes Region Business Association at www.klrba.com.

• WINN-DIXIE TRUNK OR TREAT will be celebrated on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the parking lot, 3260 U.S. Highway 17 in Green Cove Springs.

• OAKLEAF HOLIDAY MARKET’S SPOOKTACULAR is on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Oakleaf Plantation, 845 Oakleaf Plantation Pkwy. Vendors, food trucks and trick and treating will be offered.

• GIRL SCOUT’S FALL MARKET is on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 1805 East West Parkway, Fleming Island. Stores will be open and vendors will be on hand. There will be a costume contest and trick and treating.

• CANDY CRAWL is Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at the Orange Park Mall. Children can collect their favorite treats from participating stores with orange pumpkin displays.

• TREATS NO TRICKS is Sunday from 4:19-5:19 p.m. in the JC Penney parking lot at the Orange Park Mall. Free food, drinks and candy will be given away.

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