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A Solid, Spooky Schedule of Events

With Halloween being on a Thursday this year, you may be a little confused as to when your favorite parties and events are taking place. You may be wondering what all the ghost tours making their way around town are all about. We at the IN were, so we compiled a list of favorite festivities and several more activities that sound like they’d be worth a try. Between Pensacola and Milton, there is a Halloween activity for people of all ages planned somewhere. So have no fear, at least not regarding your activity schedule. Whether you want to be frightened, party, or find a suitable activity for a kid or scaredy-cat adult, there is something around that will fit the bill.

Haunted Touring
From make-believe haunted houses designed solely to scare to historic buildings linked to tales of actual hauntings, Pensacola and the surrounding area has plenty of places to catch a fright this Halloween. With a history that includes Native Americans, European explorers, soldiers, pirates, sailors, and more, the folklore of Pensacola contains its fair share of hauntings and tormented spirits. By foot, by trolley, or even by Segway, there are more ways than ever to explore the favorite haunts of the city’s ghosts.  And if Downtown doesn’t hold enough fright for you, the Pensacola Lighthouse and haunted houses and hayrides in Milton provide even more venues for scary fun. The most difficult part—aside from shaking off the fear before bedtime—may be choosing an adventure from all the spook-tacular options.

‘A GRAVE OCCASION’ HALLOWEEN TOURS ON THE BLOOD RED TROLLEY
WHAT: The Red Trolley Repertory Theatre, the group behind Winterfest, produces this family-friendly tour designed to entertain with music and more light-hearted story telling.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26
WHERE: Visitors Information Center at Wayside Park, 1401 E. Gregory St.
COST: $20 for adults, $5 for children age 4 and over
DETAILS: halloweentrolley.com or 417-7321

PENSACOLA HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S HAUNTED HOUSE WALKING TOURS
WHAT: Route options include “Murder and Mayhem,” “Spooky Seville,” or the Adults-Only “Redlight Tour”
WHEN: 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26
WHERE: Arbona Building, 115 E. Zaragoza St.
COST: $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under
DETAILS: historicpensacola.org or 595-5985 ext. 111

PENSACOLA HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S HAUNTED HOUSE TROLLEY TOURS
WHAT: The Trolley of the Doomed Tour shuttles riders to view numerous haunted spots through Downtown and North Hill
WHEN: 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m., Oct. 25-26
WHERE: Arbona Building, 115 E. Zaragoza St.
COST: $16 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under
DETAILS: historicpensacola.org or 595-5985 ext. 111

HAUNTED LIGHTHOUSE
WHAT: Costumes are welcome at what organizers promise to be “A fun, friendly and frightful event for the entire family, based on a traditional haunted house.”
WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25-26 and Oct. 31
WHERE: Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, 2081 Radford Blvd.
COST: $6 for adults, $3 for children
DETAILS: pensacolalighthouse.org or 393-1561

GHOST AND HAUNT TOUR OF  PENSACOLA
WHAT: Walking tour billed as “A hair-raising 90-minute tour into the spirit realm of this historic town.”
WHEN: 9 p.m., nightly through Oct. 31 (Reservations required)
WHERE: Meets at Dharma Blue, 300 S. Alcaniz St.
COST: $18 for adults, $10 for children ages 8-14, free for children 7 and under
DETAILS: pensacolaghost.com or 390-4102

GHOST, MURDERS, AND MAYHEM SEGWAY TOUR
WHAT: A one-hour tour highlighting “strange and macabre” aspects of Pensacola’s past.
WHEN: 7:30 nightly. Reservations required, organizers recommend calling 24 hours in advance.
WHERE: Emerald Coast Tours, 5 W. Main St.
COST: $45 a person. $40 for locals, students, and military.
DETAILS: 417-9292

PENSACOLA HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ‘DEATH AND MOURNING IN THE VICTORIAN PERIOD’
WHAT: Guided tour explains death customs of the late 1800s while exploring buildings from that era
WHEN: 2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Oct. 31 (Must sign up by 1:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Tivoli High House, 205 E. Zaragoza St.
COST: Included with admission to Historic Pensacola Village, $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-16
DETAILS: historicpensacola.org or 595-5993

Milton

THE DREAM PLAYERS NIGHTMARE HOUSE
WHAT: Enter the Succubi Sleep Study Institute, where you’ll explore the dreams of two “deeply demented patients.” Two separate experiences, one in color and one in black and white, are offered in the Nightmare House’s 7,000 spooky square feet.
WHEN: Oct. 25-26
WHERE: 6780 Caroline St., Milton
COST: $20 for one dream experience, $30 for both
DETAILS: dreamplayersnightmarehouse.com or 225-8892

‘YOUR FINAL DESTINATION’ HAUNTED HOUSE
WHAT: Main Street Milton’s Annual Haunted House promises “thrills, jolts, and terrors around every corner.”
WHEN: Oct. 25-26, 29-31 and Nov. 1
WHERE: 5232 Willing St., Milton
COST: $5
DETAILS: facebook.com/mainstreetmilton or 626-6246

DOWNTOWN MILTON GHOST WALK
WHAT: Santa Rosa Historical Society’s “Ghosts of Milton” Walking Tour
WHEN: Tours every 15 minutes beginning at 6 p.m., Oct. 25-26
WHERE: Depart from the Imogene Theatre, 6686 Caroline St., Milton
COST: $10 per person
DETAILS: santarosahistoricalsociety.com

WHISPERING PINES HAUNTED HAYRIDE
WHAT: On this hayride, guests will protect the caravan from attacking zombies with paintball guns. Definitely the only tour during which patrons can strike back.
WHEN: Sunset-9 p.m. Oct. 25-27 and Oct. 31
WHERE: Whispering Pines Christmas Tree Farm, 1603 Penton Road, Milton
COST: $7 for adults, free for children age 4 and under
DETAILS: facebook.com/WhisperingPinesTreeFarm or 304-1559

Party Spirits
Have a great costume idea? Looking to get your drink on via a number of reasonably priced drink specials? If you answered yes to one or both of those questions then downtown Pensacola’s party establishments have you covered this Halloween season. For the best costume, Play is offering Weekend and VIP passes to Pensacon 2014 while Emerald City and Seville Quarter are both offering up to a $1,000 grand prize for the winner of their respective costume contests. Sluggo’s is in on the game, too, with costume contests during extensive live music schedules on both Halloween and the following Saturday. Throw in an extra night of The Fish House’s regular Ladies Night event and a Sunday party for Bar and Restaurant Employees at Seville, and pretty much everyone has an occasion to don a costume—and grab a shot of Fireball—at least once.

GHOULS’ NIGHT: HALLOWEEN AT THE FISH HOUSE
WHAT: Back-to-Back Ladies Nights
WHEN: 5 p.m.-close Oct. 30-31
WHERE: Fish House Deck Bar, 600 S. Barracks St.
COST: No cover, $2 drinks for ladies
DETAILS: goodgrits.com or 470-0003

HELL FIRE AT EMERALD CITY
WHAT: Pre-Halloween Drink & Drown, costumes encouraged
WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
WHERE: 406 E. Wright St.
COST: $10 cover, $2 Fireball Whiskey Shots and other Crypt Keeper’s Drink Specials
DETAILS: emeraldcitypensacola.com or 433-9491

HELL BOUND AT EMERALD CITY
WHAT: Halloween Drink & Drown and Costume Contest ($1000 in cash and prizes)
WHEN: 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Oct. 30
WHERE: 406 E. Wright St.
COST: $10 cover for 18 and over
DETAILS: emeraldcitypensacola.com or 433-9491

WHAT THE HELL? AT EMERALD CITY
WHAT: Halloween EC Employee Turnabout Show
WHEN: Doors at 9 p.m. First show at 11 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31
WHERE: 406 E. Wright St.
COST: $5 cover for 18 and over
DETAILS: emeraldcitypensacola.com or 433-9491

BARE MONSTER MASH AND COSTUME CONTEST
WHAT: Bar and Restaurant Employee Halloween Party
WHEN: 8 p.m. Oct. 27
WHERE: Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.
COST: Free
DETAILS: sevillequarter.com

SEVILLE QUARTER’S $1000 HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST
WHAT: Costume contest with prizes for Top 20 costumes
WHEN: Register at 7 p.m., contest at 9 p.m., Oct. 31
WHERE: 130 E. Government St.
COST: $10, 21 and over
DETAILS: sevillequarter.com

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