Time: 3-8 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Location: The new FishHawk Ranch neighborhood of Starling
Cost: FREE to attend; Tickets for games, hay rides, face painting and more will be available for cash purchase beginning at 2:30 p.m.; Food and drink will be available for cash purchase from 3-8 p.m. (Make sure to have cash!)
Info: Website; View a Smilebox slide show of past Festivals
— Pumpkin Carving (Begins at 9 a.m.; Carved pumpkins will be displayed and illuminated at 8 p.m.) FishHawk Ranch’s Pumpkin Festival will have more than 500 pumpkins available for guests to carve throughout the day. Pumpkin Carving Begins at 9 a.m. and will continue until the last pumpkin is carved. All the carved pumpkins will be displayed and illuminated at 8 p.m.
— Pumpkin Festival Tennis Tournament (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Join the fun of the 1st Pumpkin Festival Tennis Tournament at the FishHawk Ranch Tennis Club located in Starling. Teams will consist of one adult and one child. For more information on participating as an adult/child team, please call (813) 681-4000.
— Games & Activities (3-7:30 p.m.) Games, hay rides, and face painting will keep the kids entertained throughout the day. Tickets for games, hay rides, face painting and more will be available for cash purchase beginning at 2:30 p.m.
— Treat Street (3-6 p.m.) Be sure to bring your costume because there will be Trick-or-Treating on Treat Street — hosted by Local businesses and vendors.
— Food & Drink (3-8 p.m.) Food and drink will be available for CASH purchase from 3-8 p.m. Fifty percent of all sales will be donated to the YMCA and Feeding America, Tampa Bay. Guests are also invited to bring non-perishable food items for the Feeding America food drive.
— Concert featuring The Go Daddies (5-8 p.m.)
NOTE: Pets are not allowed at this event.
FishHawk Ranch neighborhood of Starling
From I-75 take exit 250 (Gibsonton-Riverview) east to the 2nd entrance of FishHawk Ranch (approx. 8 miles). Make a left on FishHawk Ridge Drive and follow the signs.
Event Disclaimer: The Halloween events we post as “Non-Scary Halloween Events” are not INTENDED to be scary so that small children can enjoy them, too. However, there are many aspects of the Halloween celebration — costumes, masks, carved pumpkins, scarecrows, witches, etc. — that a child may personally find to be frightening. Please use your discretion when deciding to attend a Non-scary Halloween Event with your little one. Nobody knows your child better than you!