Fall Festival at Cypress Gardens to target families

Cypress Gardens has decided to take the “not so scary” approach to Halloween this year by offering a kid friendly Fall Festival this Friday and Saturday. Children 9 and under will receive free admission after 3 p.m. and free ice cream if they come in costume (no masks). Adults will receive admission for $15 after 3 on Friday only.

There will be trick-or-treating on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Satuday from 4 to 6 p.m. On Friday, Natures Way will be having trick or treating for the animals. This allows the guests to watch the animals be fed pumpkin by the animal handlers. Normally, the animals are fed before or after park hours. The times for this are 11:30 a.m. (Jaguar and Wallabies) and 3:30 p.m. (Goats, Lemurs and Tortoises).

For those a bit daring, venture out on the Magnolia Mansion and Plantation Gardens Haunted Tour or visit the “Boo House” in Jubilee Junction.

Live entertainment is also on the agenda. Catch street performances in Jubilee Junction at various times on both days. In “Bad Bob the Bone Butcher,” Bad Bob the Bone Butcher comes back from the grave and it’s the deputy’s bones that the Butcher Man craves! Don’t miss the hilarious Halloween high-jinks at “ShenaniGuns! Comedy Wild West Show!” The silly scalawags of Cypress Cove get a slapstick scare when the hidden treasure they seek turns out to be haunted in “The Haunted Treasure of Cypress Cove”!


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