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October 12-October 30

The Madison Church of God's annual pumpkin patch is open, with hundreds of pumpkins to choose from. The church is located at 771 NE Colin Kelly Hwy. The pumpkin patch will be open on: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m.; on Wednesday from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m.; and on Sunday from 1 p.m. through 5 p.m. Activities include a hayride, painting pumpkins and much more. The starting price of the pumpkins are $1 and range in price to $35. The patch should be open until Sunday, Oct. 30 or until all the pumpkins are gone.

October 28

Lee Elementary School will be holding their fall festival on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. through 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the school preceding the event or during the event. Ticket prices are $1 for four tickets. Some of the events planned are a cake walk, dunking booth, goldfish fishing and a jump house. The students are encouraged to collect money in jars for the Kiss the Pig contest. The class that collects the most money will result in some unlucky teacher having to kiss a pig.

Madison County Central School will be holding a fall carnival on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available in the office preceding the event: $1 for four tickets or if tickets are purchased the day of the event they will be $1 for three tickets.

Madison Creative Arts Academy will be holding their fall festival on Friday, Oct. 28. The event will be  at the Madison County Recreational Complex, located at SW Anastasia Way, which is just off Hwy 90 next to Madison County High School. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The festival will include at least 18 different booths set up for a variety of fun, delicious food and a chili-cook off. There will be ticket packages available for purchase at the event. For more information, e-mail Willy Gamalero at

Pinetta Elementary School will be holding their fall festival on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. through 7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available at the school's office: 12 tickets for $5; 25 tickets for $10; or 50 tickets for $20. At the door to the event, tickets will be $1 for two tickets.

October 29

Midway Church of God, located at 2485 SE Midway Church Rd., in Lee will be holding a trunk-or-treat, on Saturday, Oct 29 that will begin at 5 p.m. The event will include a hobo stew supper, games, and a hayride. Also, there will be prizes to the ones with the best cowboy and cowgirl costumes.

October 30

New Home Baptist Church, located at 1100 SW Mosley Hall Rd., will be having a trunk-or-treat on Sunday, Oct. 30 starting at  5 p.m. until. There will be a chili-cooking contest along with food, fun, candy and fellowship.

October 31

The Downtown Madison annual trick-or-treating event, sponsored by the Madison Police Department, is scheduled to take place on Monday, Oct. 31, beginning at 6 p.m. Children dressed in their festive Halloween costumes will be able to walk the sidewalks of downtown Madison to receive free candy from booths set-up by civic or community groups, local businesses, churches, or political candidates. Registering to set-up a booth can be done by calling the Madison Police Department, at (850) 973-5077, between  8 a.m. and 5 p.m. There is no deadline to register.

James Madison Preparatory High School (JMPHS), on Monday, Oct. 31, beginning at 6 p.m., will be holding a fundraiser with an assortment of spooky and delightful events, including a haunted maze ($3 per person), hayride ($2 per person) and face painting ($1 per person). There will also be popcorn, cotton candy and various drinks for purchase throughout the evening. Funds that are raised at this event will help support the JMPHS seniors during their senior trip.

Lake Park of Madison, located at 259 SW Captain Brown Rd., in Madison will be holding their 2nd annual haunted house, referred to as, “The Haunting,” on Monday Oct. 31, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a room set-up for the smaller kids, where they will receive candy, as an alternative to touring the spooky courtyard. There is no admission fee to attend this event.

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