Fun and Mostly FREE Trunk or Treats in Pensacola

Fun and Mostly FREE Trunk or Treats in Pensacola

Trunk or treats are a great safe way to have Halloween fun in Pensacola without having to worry about venturing through neighborhoods with not enough lights or sidewalks. Not only do they offer a safe way to have fun, but some have other activities such as bounce houses, face painting, games, and more. Best of all, most of the trunk or treats are free. So mark your calendars for some kid-friendly Halloween fun with this list of Trunk or Treats in Pensacola.

Girls at Trunk or Treats in Pensacola

Trunk or Treats in Pensacola

Fricker Resource Center Trunk or Treat

October 20, 2022, from 6-8 pm at the Fricker Resource Center.

Trunk or Tweet with a Twist

October 22, 2022, at 12 pm at Lexington Park.

Scenic Heights Trunk or Treat

October 22, 2022, from 4-6 pm at Belvedere Park (4001 San Gabriel Drive). FREE Costumes are encouraged, and food trucks will be available to purchase food.

Trident Home Loans Trunk or Treat

October 22, 2022, from 5-8 pm at Trident Home Loans (6723 Plantation Road, Pensacola). Trunk or treating, games, food, and fun!

St. Mark UMC Trunk or Treat

October 23, 2022 , from 1-2 pm at St. Mark UMC (2203, 12th Ave, Pensacola)

Cokesbury UMC Trunk or Treat

October 26, 2022, from 5:45-7 pm at Cokesbury Church. Games, candy, movies, and fun for the whole family.

Perdido Bay UMC Trunk or Treat

October 26, 2022, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at Perdido Bay United Methodist Church (13660 Innerarity Point Rd, Pensacola). Hamburgers and hot dogs are provided!

Hotrods and Hoagies Trunk or Treat

October 28, 2022, from 6-9 pm at Bayview Park.

Trunk or Treat at Level Up Gaming

October 28, 2022, at 6 pm at Level Up Gaming (1132 Creighton Rd, Pensacola). Indoor trunk or treat with lots of candy and spooky fun.

Dixon School Trunk or Treat

October 28, 2022, from 6-8 pm Dixon School of Arts and Sciences (1201 N. H St., Pensacola). Trunk or treat, food for purchase, inflatables, Halloween movie,s and more.

Marine Corps League Pensacola Trunk or Treat

October 28, 2022, at 6 pm in Veterans Memorial Park (200 S. 10th Ave, Pensacola)

 DT Preparatory Academy Fall Festival Trunk or Treat

 October 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at DT Preparatory Academy

Pensacola Harley Davidson Trunk or Treat

October 29, 2022, from 12-8 pm at Pensacola Harley Davidson. Face painting, candy, bounce houses, crafts, pumpkin decorating, and more.

Costellos Trunk Or Treat

October 29, 2022, from 1-3 pm at Costellos Butcher Shop, Deli, and Fine Wine and Cheeses (8190 W. Fairfield Rd., Pensacola)

Autism Pensacola 5th Annual Trunk or Treat

October 29, 2022, from 1-3 pm at the Pearl Nelson Child Development Center (916 E. Fairfield Dr., Pensacola). FREE

Blue Angel Baptist Church Trunk or Treat

October 29, 2022, from 4-6 pm at Blue Angel Baptist Church (10900 W. Hwy 98, Pensacola). Drive through trunk or treat.

House of Triad Halloween Trunk or Treat

October 30, 2022, from 12-4 pm at House of Triad (7004 Pine Forest Rd., Pensacola).

Unitarian Universalism of Pensacola Trunk or Treat

October 30, 2022, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at Unitarian Universalism of Pensacola (9888 Pensacola Blvd, Pensacola). Trunk or treating, games, cake walk, bake sale, blood drive, and more.

Bayview Memorial Park Trunk or Treat

October 30, 2022, at 2 pm at Bayview Memorial Park (3351 Scenic Hwy, Pensacola).

Trunk or Treat and Halloween Party

October 30, 2022, at 5 pm at Landshark Landing at Margaritaville Hotel Pensacola Beach.

Scenic Hills Church of Christ Trunk or Treat

October 30, 2022, from 5-7 pm at Scenic Hills Church of Christ

Wilde Lake Church Trunk or Treat

October 30, 2022, from 5-7 pm at Wilde Lake Church (2800 Wilde Lake Blvd., Pensacola). Candy, hayride, and fun.

Halloween Light the Night Block Party

October 31, 2022, from 4:30-6:30 pm at Klondike Church of Pensacola. Trunk or treat, hayride, candy, photo booth, hot dogs, and fun! FREE

Holy Cross Episcopal Church Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2022, from 5-7 pm at Holy Cross Episcopal Church (7979 N. 9th Ave, Pensacola).

Englewood Baptist Church Hallelujah Night

October 31, 2022, from 6-8 pm at Englewood Baptist Church.

Bellview UMC Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2022, from 6-7:30 pm at Bellview United Methodist Church (4945 Saufley Field Rd, Pensacola).

Beulah Church Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2022, from 6-8 pm at Beulah Church (7561 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola). Candy, food, inflatables, hayride, and more. FREE

Potential Church Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2022, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Potential Church (3351 Creighton Road, Pensacola). Register here.

Children at Trunk or Treats in Navarre and Gulf Breeze

Trunk or Treats in Gulf Breeze and Navarre

Pullum YMCA Trunk or Treat

October 29, 2022, from 2-4 pm at the Pullum YMCA in Navarre.

Belleza Trunk or Treat

October 29, 2022, from 4-6 pm at Belleza Salon (7552 Navarre Parkway, Navarre). Candy, face painting, and fun for the whole family. FREE

Special Needs Trunk or Treat 

October 29, 2022, from 4-6 pm at Harvest Village (Navarre Parkway). Trunk or treat for special needs children and their families. Admission is free with one non-perishable food item. Register here.

Well Trained Trunk or Treat and Membership Drive

October 29, 2022, at 5 pm at Well Trained (3496 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze). Carnival games, candy, and fun for ages 12 and under.

Trunk or Treat the Eatery

October 29, 2022, from 5-7 pm at The Eatery

Momentum Church Trunk or Treat

October 30, 2022, at 11:30 am at Navarre High School. Candy, food trucks, inflatables, and more. FREE

Family at Trunk or Treats in Pace, Milton and Jay

Trunk or Treats in Milton, Pace, and Jay

Sodalis Milto Trunk or Treat

October 22, 2022, at 3 pm at 5887 Berryhill Rd, Milton. Treats, games, and prizes for the whole family.

Woodbine Baptist Church Trunk or Treat

October 22, 2022, from 4-6 pm at Woodbine Baptist Church

Ol Diamond Store Trick or Treat

October 29, 2022, from 5-9 pm at the Ol Diamond Store (12200 Chumuckla Hwy, Jay). Trick or treating, candy, costumed characters, and more.

Immanuel Baptist Fall For Jesus

October 30, 2022, from 4-6 pm at Immanuel Baptist Church. Trunk or treat, food, candy, face painting, cake walk, hay rides, inflatables, and more!

West Florida Baptist Church Trunk or Treat

October 30, 2022, at 4 pm at West Florida Baptist Church (5621 Highway 90, Milton)

Farris Hill Baptist Church

October 30, 2022, at 5 pm at FHBC (6848 Chaffin Rd., Milton).

Friendship Baptist Church Trunk or Treat

October 30, 2022, from 5-7 pm at Friendship Baptist Church. Bake sale, chili cook-off, hayrides, inflatables, and more.

Santa Rosa Kids' House Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2022, from 4:30-6 pm at the Santa Rosa Kids' House in Milton.

Did we miss any Trunk or Treats in the Greater Pensacola Area? Let us know in the comments.

5 FUN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING MRS. HEATHER’S PUMPKIN PATCH

5 FUN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING MRS. HEATHER’S PUMPKIN PATCH

One of our favorite Halloween traditions is to visit Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch, located on the Northshore in Hammond, Louisiana. The Northshore in Hammond, Louisiana, about one hour outside of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Mrs. Heatther's Pumpkin Patch and Strawberry Patch are great field trip and day trip destinations.

We normally go on a weekend, which means Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch is usually crowded. However, there is so much space and tons of things to do that it doesn't feel that way!

Here are five things you need to know about your visit to Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch.

Swings

Mrs. Heathers Pumpkin Patch has added a bunch of swings to the play areas. So now there is plenty to share without much fuss. They have tire horse swings to swing on, and old barrels with saddles on them make it kind of feel like riding a horse. They also have normal swings for the kids not ready to adventure out.

Hay Maze

The hay maze is lots of fun. My kids loved leading us around the worn-down areas to find our way out. Unfortunately, the maze isn't great for strollers or wagons. I suggest just parking them outside the maze and just grabbing your wallet or bag.

Playing with Cotton at Mrs Heather's Pumpkin Patch
Exploring and playing with cotton at Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch

Characters

Usually, they will try to have characters out a few at a time. However, if your child is anything like mine and is extremely afraid of the characters, you can still go as they generally keep the characters in one area. A few of the characters they had while we were there were Elsa, Anna, Minnie, Mickey, Daisy, Donald, and Elmo.

Pumpkins and Other Activities

I love that you can take your kids to weigh and measure your pumpkin to see how big or small it is. Also, from time to time, you can catch Mrs. Heather telling how a pumpkin grows, which is great for school-aged children to learn. Then after you weigh, measure and learn how pumpkins grow, you can bring your kids to paint their pumpkins. Pumpkin painting is only available on weekends.

Other activities included with your admission are face painting, tunnel slides, zip line, jumping pillow, nature trail, duck racing, see cotton growing, milk a cow, and more.

Mrs Heather's Pumpkin Patch and petting zoo
Playing in Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch and with the animals in the petting zoo.

What to Bring To Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch

Make sure you wear sunscreen, and bring tons of drinks for hydration (although they do sell water for $1), cash (as it is a fee for using credit cards), a stroller/wagon (for tired kids and/ or pumpkins), wear close toe shoes and try to go early morning (so it's not so hot).

There are picnic tables available so that you can back your own lunches for a picnic lunch in the cutest pumpkin patch on the Northshore.

Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch will be open from September 23rd through November 8th. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-5 pm. Children ages newborn and up are $9 (cash only) and includes a pumpkin and all the activities. Adults are FREE.

Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch is located at 11215 Lee's Ln Hammond, LA 70401

Have fun, and I hope your family loves Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch as much as ours does!

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes In and Around Pensacola

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes In and Around Pensacola

It's that time of year again when we hope the weather starts to get cooler and pumpkins show up EVERYWHERE! One of our favorite things to do this time of year is to visit local pumpkin patches and corn mazes. There is nothing better than to spend a fall day before visiting a local farm, playing and picking out a pumpkin. To help your family make this a yearly Halloween tradition, here is a list of Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in and Around Pensacola.

Pumpkin Patches in Pensacola

First City Art Center Pumpkin Patch

This one-of-a-kind pumpkin patch features 4500 plus one-of-a-kind handmade glass and ceramic pumpkins from over 50 local artists on October 8th from 10 am-4 pm at Wahoo Statum. Pumpkin prices start at $20. Learn More 

St. Luke United Methodist Church

Located at 1394 E Nine Mile Rd, Pensacola. Open October 8 – 31. The Pumpkin Patch will be open throughout the season on Monday-Saturday from 10 am-7 pm and Sunday from 11 am-7 pm. 

The Original Pumpkin Patch at St. Mark United Methodist Church

Located at 2203 N. 12th Ave, Pensacola. Open 10 am – 6 pm through October 31st.

Cokesbury United Methodist Church

Located at 5725 N. 9th Ave, Pensacola. Open 10 am – 6 pm through October 31st.

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Northwest Florida

Nixon Farm's Corn Maze

Located at 486 Martin Mill Rd., Baker, FL, the farm is open from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturdays and 12 – 5 pm on Sundays. The price of admissions is $12 for ages 7 and up, $7 for ages 4-6, and children under 3 are FREE. Admission includes the corn maze, kiddie train, corn pit, hayride, petting zoo, sunflowers, yard games, and more. Pumpkins are sold separately and start at $7.

Holland Farms

Located at 2260 Horn Rd, Milton, the farm is open for the season through November 5th. The farm is open Saturday and Sunday from 8 am – 6 pm. The cost is $12 per person for ages 3 and up and includes one pumpkin, hayride, and all activities such as the corn maze, petting zoo, and more. Learn More 

Sweet Season Farms

Located at 2269 Horn Rd., Milton, the farm opens for the season through November 6th. The farm is open on Fridays from 6-10 pm, Saturdays from 9 am-5 pm, and Sundays from 11 am-5 pm. Costs start at $10 per person for ages 3 and up. Pumpkins are not included with admission. Learn More 

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Alabama

Seward Farms

Located on the Alabama / Mississippi Border at 10836 Tanner Williams Rd, Lucedale Ms. The is open Saturdays from 10 am-6 pm through November 5th. Prices start at $18 per person for ages 3 and up and include the corn maze, pig races, farm golf, and more. There are also Haunted Nightmare Nights during the season. Learn More 

Wales West RV Parks and Light Railway Pumpkin Patch Express

Located at 13670 Smiley St., Silverhill, AL the pumpkin patch is open weekends through Halloween. Kid-friendly hours are from 4-7 pm, and the scary night train is from 7-9 pm. The cost is $21.40 per person ages 3 and up and includes a train ride, maze, pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, and more. Learn More 

No matter which pumpkin patch or corn maze you choose in and around Pensacola, we hope you have a great time and find the perfect pumpkin. Happy Pumpkin Picking

Scary and Haunted Halloween In Pensacola

Scary and Haunted Halloween In Pensacola

It's the time of year when everything goes bump in the night when ghostly friends come out to play, and everyone wants to be scared. To help you have a spooky good time this Halloween, we put together this list of scary and haunted Halloween activities in the Greater Pensacola Area. 

Ghost Tours In Pensacola

Seville Quarter Haunted Ghost Tour

Enjoy lunch with some ghostly friends at one of Pensacola's most haunted locations. Learn about the restaurant's haunted history and hunt for ghosts! The cost is $50 per adult.

Pensacola Cemetary Walking Tour

Learn the history, see grave sites from the early 19th century and hear ghostly tales in St. John Cemetery, one of Pensacola's most historic cemeteries. The cost is $11.99 per adult.

Pensacola Ghost and Graveyards Tour

Hop aboard a 1930 Ford transit bus and learn about Pensacola's scariest and haunted locations. Listen to stories about ghosts, a bank robbery, live burial, and more. The cost is $25 per adult.

Spooky and Scary Fun In Pensacola

Haunted City

Pensacola Only Haunted Theme Park! Starting at sundown on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October until 11 pm, Splash City Adventures turns into Haunted City with scary clowns, a haunted train ride, ghosts, zombies, and more.

Haunted Mausoleum Escape Room

Discover clues, unlock locks, and battle evil spirits while you attempt to escape while searching for an elusive will through a graveyard and mausoleum at Escape LOL in Cantonment.

Zombie Scavenger Hunt

Can you survive a zombie apocalypse? Explore Pensacola and search for items to survive while doing zombie-themed challenges.

Haunted Houses and Attractions in Pensacola

The Purgatorium Haunted Attraction 

The Purgatorium is located is closed for 2022.

Foley's Haunted Forest of Graham Creek

Twenty-minute guided walk through the haunted forest at Graham Creek Nature Preserves in Foley, Alabama, on October 8,15, 21, 22, 28, and 29 from 7-9:30 pm. The cost is $20 per person. The haunted forest is not intended for children under 12, and closed-toe shoes are suggested.

Creepy Hallow Woods Kid Friendly Night

A toned-down version of the Friday and Saturday night haunt for kids. Groups of 2-4 will take a glow stick-lighted tour through the Creepy Hallow Woods. There is also a fire for roasting marshmallows. The cost is $15 per person, and children under 4 are FREE. Open Thursday nights in October from 6-9:30 pm.

Creepy Hallow Woods

Explore these haunted woods in Jay, Florida, on Fridays and Saturdays in October from 6-11:30 pm. The cost is $20 a person.

Hadji CarnEvil Haunted House 

10,000 square foot haunted house with 35 rooms of terror located at 800 W. 9 Mile Road. Open weekends starting on October 14th. The cost is $25 per person for general admission and $35 for VIP admission.

The Dark Woods Haunted Trail

Haunted hayride and trail. They also have old horror movies playing on an outdoor screen. Located at Forty South Farm and Zoo In Robertsdale, AL. The cost is $20 per person for the hayride, trail, and movies. $5 per person for a movie pass if you don't go on the trail.

What spooky Halloween fun are you having in Pensacola?

6 Reasons You’ll Love The Disney Port Orleans French Quarter Resort in Walt Disney World

6 Reasons You’ll Love The Disney Port Orleans French Quarter Resort in Walt Disney World

For our May trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, a few years ago,  we decided to upgrade from our usual value to a moderate resort. Being from New Orleans, I was a tad concerned about staying someplace New Orleans-themed.  Let's be honest. It can get cliche and cringe. I'd heard from other New Orleanians that it was a great resort, so we gave it a try! I'm super glad we did. Disney's Port Orleans Resort: French Quarter quickly became my favorite Walt Disney World Resort. It's just practically perfect in that Disney way!

The Vibe of Port Orleans French Quarter

I can't quite explain it, but POFQ has a vibe to it. It's a very relaxed, laid-back vibe. Kind of like New Orleans itself.

Everything just kind of makes you want to move in slow motion like you're on vacation. Which is great except when you're late for your dining reservation!

Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter New Orleans
The vibe at the Port Orleans French Quarter is relaxing and chill!

It's also the smallest of the Walt Disney World Resorts. None of the rooms are more than a five-minute walk from the lobby. This is my favorite part because no one enjoys a long walk from the bus at the end of the night. A plus of it being a small resort there is only one bus stop, and the dining room doesn't feel overcrowded like they do at some of the values.

While Port Orleans French Quarter does have its own buses during park closing and openings. However, it does share a bus with Port Orleans Riverside during the day at times.

The size and the vibe were probably my favorite thing about the resort.

The lobby and gift shop at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter
Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Lobby and Gift Shop

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Port of Orleans French Quarter Is Very Authentic

But I loved it because it was New Orleans-themed.

Remember I told you I felt like maybe I wouldn't like POFQ because it was New Orleans-themed?

Disney did their homework and put a lot of detail into pulling off a New Orleans-themed resort hotel. From the street signs to the wrought iron throughout the resort to the rooms, it made me feel like I was home.

Disney's Port Orleans French Guest Rooms
Rooms at Disney Port Orleans French Quarter
Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Outside Features
A look around the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort at Walt Disney World

Port of Orleans French Quarter Pool

One of the best activities the Port of Orleans French Quarter offers is the pool. Not only is the pool area HUGE with an amazing sea serpent waterslide. There is also a splash area for little kids.

Disney provides life jackets and towels, so you don't have to worry about bringing them from home.

BONUS: Because Port Orleans French Quarter and Port Orleans Riverside are sister resorts, you can enjoy the pools at both resorts! This is one of the few places pool hopping is allowed on Disney property.

Pool and Splash Pad at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter
Pool and Splash Pad at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter

Port of Orleans French Quarter Resort Activities

Beyond the pool, the resort offers a lot of fun activities for guests to enjoy when they aren't in the parks. There are pool parties daily, trivia, painting, bike rentals, and a horse-drawn carriage ride.

You can take a trip down the Sassagoula River to Disney Spring.

Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Boats to Disney Springs, Playground and Arcade
Guest Activities at Port Orleans French Quarter

There is also a playground for little ones, an arcade for big kids, a movie night for the whole family, and Disney movies always playing in the lobby. And if that's not enough, Port Orleans Riverside is just a 10-minute walk away.

On Mardi Gras Day, there is also a golf cart parade complete with beads and Princess Tiana!

The Food at Port Orleans French Quarter

You'll find traditional New Orleans favorites with a few twists. Beyond the beignets, which were a family favorite – both the gluten-free and the gluten-filled Mickey-shaped one, we enjoyed the pizza, the ribs, the desserts, and the burgers.

Gluten Free Beignets, Mickey Beignets and a Beignet Burger at Port Orleans French Quarter
Gluten Free Beignets, Mickey Mouse Beignets, and the Beignet Burger at Port Orleans French Quater

My favorite thing was the blackened rib eye, and I think my ex-husband's favorite was a toss-up between the beignet burger and the shrimp and grits.

One of my other favorite parts about the food court was the drink stations. POFQ has the freestyle machines you find at Wendy's, with tons of drink options for you to choose from. It was nice being able to get Powerade Zero after a long hot day at the parks and not just have soda and a few other options as a choice. I'd stay here again just for this reason alone.

Sassagoula Food Court At Port Orleans French Quarter
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory – the Food Court at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

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On-Site Perks For Resort Guests

One of the main reasons to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort is the on-site perks for resort guests.

Disney Transportation to all the theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios, plus transportation to both water parks, is one of the main perks. There is also a bus and a boat to Disney Springs.

Resort Guests also get an Early Theme Park entry, where you can start your Disney day 30 minutes before park opening at all four Walt Disney World Parks.

Another perk for staying on-site is making Disney Dining Reservations. On-site guest can make guests can make advanced dining reservations (ADRs) 60 days in advance for up to 10 days of their stay.

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Have you stayed at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter before? What was your favorite thing about the hotel