Spookyville promises fun fall festivities

Halloween is just around the corner and that means Spookyville is, too. The event, ideal for children 10 and younger, is presented as an old-fashioned option for families to enjoy a safe and fun place to celebrate the fall season and Halloween.

Held this year over two weekends and on Halloween day — Oct. 19-21, Oct. 26-28 and Oct. 31 — Spookyville will take place in Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Hours on Fridays and Halloween day are from 5-8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

“Spookyville throws you back to the traditional days of family Halloweens,” said Lorie Stinson, the fair’s exhibits and special events manager. “You can count on Spookyville being a secure and family-friendly environment.”

A petting zoo has been added this year along with new rides, which will include a barrel train that will go on a new route through a tunnel. Tying into the upcoming fair’s 2019 superhero theme, every child will receive a superhero cape (while supplies last).

As always, the event’s activities will include trick-or-treating, bounce houses, old-fashioned games, arts and crafts, a spooky house, food and drinks and vendors. Costume contests will be held on both Sundays starting at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.

The cost is $10 per person, which includes rides and games, and kids 2 and younger are free. Tickets may be purchased online atwww.southfloridafair.com or at the gate. Parking also is free.

Backpacks, food, glass containers and alcohol are prohibited.

Spookyville is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers, Lion Country Safari, Skate Zone, My Gym Wellington and our year round partners, Palm Beach Post, Coca Cola and Kubota.

For more information, call Lorie Stinson at (561) 790-5245 or visit the fair’s website, www.southfloridafair.com.