Patch Minute: 'Field of Screams' Sneak Peek

Are you ready for the "Field of Screams?" You don't have to wait until Halloween to get spooked! Check out this week's Patch Minute for a preview of several weekend events.

In St. Petersburg:

Teens and adults are invited to participate in the Field of Screams on Friday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28 and again on Halloween.

TASCO presents the 7th annual Field of Screams featuring “Quarantine,” from 7 p.m. to midnight at Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st Street South. A special encore night will be featured on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. to midnight.

Each night, “Quarantine” challenges participants to navigate through the dark woods, escape the village, break out of the decontamination tent, escape the safe house and flee to safety. Also featured is the “No Way Out” maze. Participants are exposed to darkness, loud noises, bright lights, wooded trails, and intense scare zones. May not be suitable for young children, parental discretion is advised.

Tickets are $10 for teens, $15 for adults, subject to availability. This year officials are taking credit cards as well as cash.

Please call TASCO at 727-892-5060 for more information.

In Gulfport:

Be sure to stop by Newton's Haunts at the 5600 block of Newton Ave S. There are two haunted houses. Watch the attached video and hear from Nolan Sloan with "The Midway." Stop by for a good scare and help a good cause. Sloan says they're asking for $2 per person to help raise money for the Fire Explorers Post 945. There's also a special bonus this year! For $5 you can go through the haunted house with a firefighter. So, if there's any ladies out there who are affraid to go in alone, donate a little more and get an escort to help you through.

Sanitarium is open from 7:30 - 10 p.m. and the Midway is open 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Check out the following dates for both haunted houses on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27.

In Madeira Beach:

Looking to get your fill of fish and fun? Than look no further than John's Pass this weekend. The John's Pass Seafood Festival is happening all over John's Pass starting Friday, Oct. 26 until Oct. 28.

The event starts up Friday, October 26 from at noon and is open until to 11 p.m. with a Halloween block party from 7 - 11 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday,from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

In addition to great seafood from vendors, there's also going to be a haunted house right above Vino's in the Village area.

Admission to the event is free, but a suggested donation at the entrance will benefit Secrets of the Sea Marine Exploration Center and Aquarium.


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