Spookyville to celebrate in a new and different way
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The organizers of Spookyville, which takes place annually at Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds, have created a way for the little ones to still get their Halloween fill in a safe and fun way.
Because of COVID-19 concerns, Spookyville will be handled as a drive-through event from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 23-31, at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd.
Known as one of the best family-friendly Halloween events in the Palm Beaches, the event will operate much like the Fair Eats Drive Thru events that the fair offered in July and September. The difference is that this drive-thru will come alive with entertainment, not-so-spooky décor, and costumed volunteers who will be offering treats and big smiles to the children as they pass by in their cars.
“We are encouraging the kids to still dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes for a safe and socially distanced drive through while trick or treating,” said Lorie Stinson, the fair’s exhibits and special events manager.
The cost is $25 per vehicle. All passengers must be safely wearing seat belts. Children will be able to enjoy a slow cruise as they enjoy friendly faces, familiar songs, Halloween vignettes, actors, dancers, and lots of candy, while staying in the safety of their car the entire time.
“Your young ones will be leaving safely and soundly with smiling faces and a trick-or-treat bag,” added Stinson.
After the Spookyville ride, families may take advantage of Fair Eats & Treats, too, which will feature fair food and sweets available for purchase.
Spookyville sponsors include Coca-Cola, Storm Tight Windows, Florida Dairy Farmers and Baptist Health South Florida.
For more information, call Lorie Stinson at (561) 790-5245 or visit the fair’s website, www.southfloridafair.com.