Halloween is approaching, and the ghosts and zombies are preparing to emerge from their graves.
We’ve got a list of ways you can give yourself a fright. There are also ways to just enjoy fall with the family.
Here are some events and attractions within driving distance of New Port Richey. If you know of anything we missed, tell us in the comments or email Alex.Tiegen@patch.com.
- 6th Annual Haunted Angelus House (The Angelus, 12413 Hudson Ave.)
Visit a haunted house at The Angelus, a group home and day center for people with cerebral palsy. The main house has 20 rooms, some of which are 3D. Also available are a haunted trail, pirate ship, hayride and cemeteries.
The haunted Angelus opened first on Sept. 28. It benefits The Angelus House.
"It is a very, very good haunt," said Don Surenkamp, who is directing the house.
Dates: Oct. 19-21, 26-31
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.-midnight
Sundays and weekdays that it is open:6:30 p.m-10 p.m.
Tickets range from $12-$25, depending on how many attractions you wish to visit in one night. Visit the houses' ticketing page online for more information.
- Horror at The Ridge 9349 Calle Alta, New Port Richey.
The Gmelin family is readying to unleash a cavalcade of terrors at their home in the Hunter's Ridge subdivision.
Costs: Entry to the haunted mauoleum costs $2, but proceeds go to River Ridge High School's orchestral and marching bands.
Dates: Opens Oct. 19. Continues Oct. 20-21 and then Oct. 26-28 and Oct. 31. It may also open the Monday and Tuesday before Halloween, but that depends on turnout.
Hours: 7:30-11 p.m.
- Haunted Yard Through Oct. 31. (3139 Seven Springs Blvd, justsouth of Lassen Ave)
It looks like Glen McClure's outdoing himself this year. The Mclure family’s yard has turned into haunted grounds you can see for free, and there's a funeral carriage added this year. Check out the display and prepare fotr a fright if you visit sime nights.
- Haunted Fire House, East Lake Fire Rescue Station 57, 3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd.
A more than 4,000-square-foot attraction. Prepare for scares from live actors, creatures and special effects.
Cost: $5 donation requested.
Dates: Oct. 19-20, Oct. 26-27
Times: 7-10 p.m.
- Fall Corn Maze (Sweetfields Farm 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown)
Find your way through a corn maze, take a hayride and enjoy fall activities.
12 and older: $8.50
3 years-11 years: $4.50
2 years and under: Free
Dates: Oct. 20-21, 27-28, Nov. 3-4
- Fall Family Festival, First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey 5901 Indiana Ave, New Port Richey
From the event listing on our calendar: "FREE ACTIVITIES * Pony Rides * Petting Zoo * Games with Prizes * Pumpkin Painting* * Treat bag decorating *Face Painting* Jump Castle* * Balloon Art by Clown Krewe Alley * Hay Ride*New Port Richey Fire Truck*"
Date: Oct. 20
Time: 10 a.m.
- Free Marshmallow Roast and Pumpkin Carving, First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey, 5901 Indiana Ave, New Port Richey
From the event listing on our calendar: "A fun family night at the Pumpkin Patch roasting marshmallows, carving pumpkins and storytelling. Costumes and grandparents welcome!"
Date: Oct. 27
Time: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
- October Fun Fest, Orange Lake (Near Sims Park), New Port Richey
Trunk or treating in downtown New Port Richey and produced by the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center and the Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee.
Date: Oct. 26
Time: 6-8 p.m.
A Halloween party and pot luck at S&J's Pub. Adults dressed in costume get a "Buy-a-drink, get-a-drink-free."
Cost: Entry is free
Date: Oct. 26
Time: 8 p.m.
From our Calendar "Spooky Splash Cinema in and around the pool at Cor Fitness (rain moves us inside, but still happening!)
Bring your swimsuits, floaties, towels, possibly blankets, chairs (if you want, some are provided)
Our Monthly Splash Cinema goes spooky this October for Halloween! Family friendly movie will be played outside by the pool and light refreshments will be served, feel free to bring your own refreshments if you please!"
Date: Oct. 26
Time: 7 p.m.
- Trunk or Treat events
Safe trick-or-treating events at local churches.
Living Faith Community Church of The Nazarene Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey, 5901 Indiana Ave, New Port Richey, FL, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Find more events, in our calendar.