October is always full of family fun activities for Citrus County folks, and this year is no exception. With the 10 year anniversary of the Cooter Festival and Cooterween, it's a 10 day celebration not to be missed.
10/12 Cooter Scooter Poker Run Get Your Motor Runnin'
10/14 Cooterlicious Culinary Crawl - Culinary Awesome
10/15 Cooter Queen Contest Lakeside Bar and Grille - Great Cooter Specials & an Evening of Fun
10/17 Cooter Idol Contest Lakeside Bar and Grille – Cooter Specials and great entertainment
10/18 Cooter CruiseIn / Friday Night Thunder – Courthouse Square
10/19 Cooterlicious Inverness Farmer’s Market - Pumpkin Carving Contest
10/22 Cooter Queen and Idol Finals - Lakeside Bar and Grille
10/25 Cooter Rock the Block - Downtown Inverness
10/26 – 27 Cooter Festival - Liberty Park
Also, be sure to check out Crystal River's Halloween activites on Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26, 2013. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Children's activities, Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Crystal River Preserve State Park will spook for two evenings of terrifying trams rides, scary boat trips, haunted house and other ghoulish activities. More info: Florida Online Park Guide, Special Events for Crystal River Preserve State Park .
And for those in Homosassa be sure to check out Pepper Creek Trail's spooky tram ride. A Haunted House, costume contests, face painters and games are included. Suggested donations are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 12 and under, $2.00 for the Haunted House.This fund-raising event is sponsored by the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Fees: Suggested donations are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 12 and under, $2.00 for the Haunted House. For more info: Florida Online Park Guide, Homosassa Wildlife State Park Events
And if you're in the mood for a family excursion to Tampa, you and your kids will love Lowry Park Zoo's, Zoo Boo Attractions.