Bring out the pumpkins, the monsters, the strobe lights and the masks! There are plenty of spooky goings on this year around Tallahassee and nearby. The Florida State Flying High Circus is practicing its ghoulish production, with skeletons swinging from the trapeze.

Here’s a look at the highlights of what’s happening, culled from websites and press releases:

Those daring young skeletons on the flying trapeze are back this weekend at the Florida State Flying High Circus.

Flying High Circus Halloween Show Series

The FSU Circus puts on a Halloween themed show each October at the Jack Haskins Circus Complex, 269 Chieftan Way. All students as well as the community are invited to attend this fun and spooky yet family friendly production of zombies breaking into dance and skeletons flying through the air.

Do not miss this thrilling performance. Shows will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, and Friday, Nov. 5. Tickets range from $18-$6. Visit

Dozens of pets and owners gathered at Tom Brown Park Sunday for the annual Dog-O-Ween celebrations. Some pet owners dressed their dogs in costumes and wore matching costumes for the event. Here, Kathleen Cavell adjusts the mask on her shepherd mix, Jack. Cavell is a wizard and Jack is a winged unicorn.

33rd Annual Dog-O-Ween at Tom Brown Park

Star 98.9 Presents the 33rd Annual “Dog-O-Ween” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Tom Brown Park, 501 Easterwood Drive. 

Your dressed-up dog could win up to $100 cash! Registration starts at 11am with celebrity judging at 12 noon. Entries fees are just $10 per dog. Dog’s must have vaccinations up-to-date with paperwork to compete!

There will be entertainment including music, food vendors, door prizes, and more.


Scary good:Tucker Civic Center hosting a drive-thru Trunk or Treat for Halloween fun on Oct. 30

Home and garden:Demon fingers pop up just in time for a Halloween scare | Harrison

Recipe:Harvest your own easy-to-make Pumpkin Patch Cookie Cups

Terror of Tallahassee haunts all month

The annual dark, haunted and ghastly experience that is Terror of Tallahassee is back this year at 1405 Lake Bradford Road. Hours are 7:30-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23; 8:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 29-30 and 7:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Get tickets, $22 per person, in advance at

While still operating as usual this year, some things have been changed in order to ensure your safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Breathing masks are requested while attending, and maintain a social distance of 6 feet from other parties, in order to reduce COVID-19 risk. You must show up at Terror of Tallahassee during the 30 minute time window that you selected when purchasing a ticket. Check out the FAQ on the website for details:

Q: Is it really scary?

A: Afraid so! Ask anyone who has been to the corporate haunts (like Universal) and also ours, and the vast majority will acknowledge we’re far more intense. We emphasize quality of the experience over quantity of the customers, so we don’t push customers through in a continuous line. Our small, intimate groups isolate the customer and prevent them from knowing what to expect around the corner by seeing the reactions of other people ahead in the line… and we have LOTS of corners (and frights behind them)

The Gill-Man in a scene from the 1954 motion picture The Creature From the Black Lagoon.

Spooky Springs Evening Cruise at Wakulla Springs

Get into the spirit of the “Creature from the Black Lagoon” as you float over the dark waters of Wakulla Spring in a glass bottom boat. Catch a Spooky Springs tour on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, 465 Wakulla Springs Park Drive; Visit

Be treated to some of the lesser known stories and legends surrounding the spring and the Lodge. Be immersed in the mystery of “Old Joe’s” assassination. Discover the power of “Haint” blue. Delve into the plausibility of ghost stories associated with the lodge. Park guests may register for these tours at beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the event. Each tour is limited to 20 guests. 

Tours depart at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Make a reservation (850-421-2000) for a spooky lunch buffet in the dining room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations accepted for the Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park.

Trunk or Treat at the Civic Center

The Tucker Civic Center will host a Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat event at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. This free event will bring Halloween Fun to the Tucker Center Parking lot for kids of all ages. Trick or Treaters will visit the festive lot while collecting candy from vendors who have decorated their area. Come enjoy great costumes, spooky decorations, and lots of candy. This event is sponsored by Fitness Pro. 

Attendees are asked to stay in their cars and will enter the parking lot from the North Drive (off of the intersection of Pensacola Street and MLK Blvd).  

Businesses or organizations that are interested in being a vendor can visit or email

Melanie Davis of the Big Bend Ghost Trackers uses the flashlight on her phone to search for orbs, next to Daffodale House owner Scott Edderbach.

Historic Monticello Ghost Tours

Home to Indian Mounds and many historic buildings, Monticello has a reputation for being the most haunted small town in the South. Superstitious tourists, history lovers, and supernatural hobbyists have enjoyed the history and haunts of Monticello. Monticello’s ghostly experiences aren’t limited to the month of October or Halloween, but it’s good time to visit at the Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce‘s hair-raising tours.

Special events include:

Haunted Victorian History Tour, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 420 W Washington St, 420 W Washington St, Monticello, $20

Moonlight Cemetery Walks, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, Roseland Cemetery, E. Madison St., Monticello, $20;

Creepy Cornhole Tournament, 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. Monticello, E Dogwood St, Monticello, $40.

Halloweekend: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 29-31 including History Tour, Cemetery Walks, Paranormal Investigation Workshop, Tarot Reading and Macabre Magic Show, 

Join Historic Monticello Ghost Tours for a spooky weekend of events at Halloweekend for $50. Space is limited, masks required. For details, visit

Old City Cemetery, 1941 from the Hopkins Collection of the Thomasville History Center.

Tiptoe Through the Tombstones in Thomasville 

Ever wonder what — or who — lurks below? Join the Thomasville History Center on a tour the oldest public cemeteries in Thomasville, Georgia, and learn about their inhabitants on Tiptoe Through the Tombsones. Bring along your imagination as we wander amongst through these properties.  

Tours will include stories about Thomasville’s former citizens and the lives they led. Registration is $10 and space is limited. Tours will be held at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23. Follow us through the Old Cemetery and Flipper Cemetery — if you dare.