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Halloween Spooktacular

Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Hundreds of costumed trick-or-treaters and their parents went to Bell Tower's Halloween Spooktacular on October 26. The kids went door-to-door for candy and snacks. Plus in the Center Court, there were pony rides and a dance party. Read more

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The cobwebs have melded into your bushes. The skulls and skeletons have been thrown into a box until next year. All that's left is candy. Piles and piles of candy. What are you possibly going to do with all of it? Here are five ideas. Read more

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On Halloween night, kids all over Southwest Florida hit the streets in costume to collect as much candy as they can carry. To save their pearly whites, dentists and orthodontists in the area often offer to buy back kids' candy. Read more

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The corn mazes and zombie paintball are just one of dozens of Halloween and autumn-themed events this month. There’s everything from the spooky and scary to the sweet. Read more

Things To Do

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Andrea Stetson

The Haunted History Tour by True Tours feeds into teens’ love of the macabre and explores the real history of downtown Fort Myers. Read more

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Families with children who have food allergies have more to fear on Halloween than just ghosts and vampires. Exposure risk increases this time of year with six of the eight major allergens in high circulation. Read more

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Find trunk-or-treat, trick-or-treat and other Halloween fun on our Fall Festivals & Halloween page. Read more

Things To Do

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MARK HOFFMAN, Milwaukee Journal via USA TODAY Network

Miromar Outlets rescheduled its Mall-O-Ween event to Tuesday, October 30 Read more

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MARK HOFFMAN, Milwaukee Journal via USA TODAY Network

The president of the United States of America is coming to Hertz Arena in Estero on Halloween night, presenting parents with a dilemma: Take your kids trick-or-treating or go see President Donald Trump. What will you do? Read more

Features

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Courtesy of the Artful Parent

Check out these adorable Pinterest Halloween craft ideas for kids — you know, the kind that parents can proudly display at home or work. Read more

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From pop-culture costumes to food favorite ensembles, here are the six best Halloween costume ideas for 2018 based on data from Pinterest. Read more

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All over Southwest Florida, there are pumpkin patches, haunted houses and scary mazes, fall festivals, costume contests and holiday crafts. Halloween 2018 is full of fun. Read more

Things To Do

Pumpkin Safaris

Special to SWFL Parent & Child

Florida is full of interesting Halloween-themed events. Halfway between Tampa and Orlando on 260 acres, Safari Wilderness provides an up-close, interactive encounter with herds of roaming exotic animals. Read more

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Local dentists and orthodontists often offer cash for kids’ Halloween candy. Read more

Wellness

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    Halloween candy bars

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    Pamela Hayford

    Halloween 2015: From left, Logan as an airman, Riley as R2-D2,

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    Special to SW FL Parent & Child

    The Hayford family on Halloween 2015: From left, Logan as an airman, Riley as R2-D2, Pam as Lance from Portlandia and Stephen as Nina from Portlandia

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    Pamela Hayford

    The Hayford family on Halloween in 2011

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    Andrea Stetson

    Seth Ford, a Haunted History Tour guide, stands on the steps of the Lee County government building telling stories of strange images seen inside.

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    The Teal Pumpkin Project is an effort to provide children who have allergies an alternative to the usual Halloween treats.