They came, all dressed up, in spooky, spirited and fun costumes.
And in the end, they were ‘goblin’ up candy all night.
Hundreds of kids, tweens, teens, families and even adults were out in force, and in costumes, at the Halloween Spooktacular, held on Oct. 21 at Wesley Chapel District Park.
The Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Department hosted the event, which was spread out on the fields next to the gymnasium. The festivities included candy, music, arts and crafts, inflatables, face painting, vendors and entertainment. The DJ hosted dance parties, as well as a costume contest, with contest winners selected by votes from those in attendance.
The vendors, such as the Girl Scouts of Wesley Chapel and Delano at Cypress Creek Apartments, passed out candy to eager youngsters who were looking for sweet treats and no tricks.
Popular costumes at the event included lots of Super Mario Bros., Spider-Men and Harley Quinns, but also classics such as characters from books and movies — Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean and Pennywise (from “It”).
This was one of a few Halloween events the Parks Department hosted, including the Second Annual Jack O’ Lantern Festival, on Oct. 20 at Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex.
Published November 01, 2023