Spookyville: A Safe Place For Kids To Trick-Or-Treat

Spookyville, an old-fashioned Halloween celebration for families and children 12 and younger, will offer a full array of safe trick or treats, kiddy rides, games, crafts and pony rides.

The event, sponsored by South Florida Ford dealers, will be spread over two weekends and on Halloween, Oct. 18-20, Oct. 25-27 and Oct. 31, at Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

For the 12th consecutive year, Yesteryear Village’s 20 historic buildings will come alive with costumed volunteers offering treats and smiles.

Those wearing a costume can compete for prizes on both Sundays. There also will be crafts, activities, scarecrow making and a “spooky house.”

A pet costume contest will be held on both Fridays, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25. The contest begins at 6 p.m. Pets must be on a leash when entering the event. Each person who comes with a dog will receive a “bags on board” cleanup container. “Start planning your costume now,” Event Coordinator Lorie Stinson said. “This will be a fun event, and we look forward to seeing your pets.”

On Saturday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 25, a scavenger hunt with special prizes will be conducted. Food and beverages will be available for sale.

The event is structured as a throwback to the traditional days of family Halloweens in a fun, secure and family-friendly environment.

Admission is $7 and includes trick-or-treating, all contests and activities (except pony rides). Children 2 and younger are free, and there is free parking. Backpacks, food, glass containers and alcohol are prohibited.

There are still opportunities for vendors offering products, services or crafts for sale. Call (561) 793-0333 for more information or visit www.southfloridafair.com.