October 13, 2013 


Spirit Voices from Old Manatee: Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton

Spirit Voices from Old Manatee, an original artistic drama staged at the 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds, will be performed on the evenings of Oct. 13, 17-19. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the cemetery tour begins at 7 p.m. Those who prefer a seated performance can choose the night of Oct. 13 when the drama will be performed solely in the 1887 Old Meeting House. Audience space is limited. Tickets are now on sale. Cost: $17 per person. The show is not recommended for viewers younger than 10. Call 941-741-4076 for advance tickets. Due to the interactive nature of this event, all attendees will be required to sign a waiver at the gate, prior to admission. Please allow ample time for this process.

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival: Hunsader Farms, 5500 Country Road 675, Bradenton

The Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13, 19-20 and 26-27 featuring more than 100 craft booths, live music shows, pumpkins, charity pumpkin games, a pioneer trades village, hayrides, pony rides, chain saw sculptor, a 7-acre corn maze, scarecrow displays, homemade ice cream, farm roasted sweet corn, rock climbing wall, power jumping, petting zoo, barnyard playground, face painting, children's train ride, juggler, fresh produce and a frog jumping championship. Admission to the corn maze is $2. A collector car show is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13, the Buddy Walk is 11 a.m. Oct. 19, and special trick or treat for children in costume is 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27. Admission: $8 adults, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Parking: $5. Information: 941-331-1212 or

Terra Ceia Island Arts and Craft Show: 55 Horseshoe Loop, Terra Ceia Island

The fifth annual Terra Ceia Island Arts and Craft show will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13 featuring a wide variety of exhibitors including custom wood furniture, lamps, pottery, hand-painted items, watercolors, oils and acrylics, hand-sewn items. jewelry, homemade honey, fishing items, shells, metal and wood sculptures, plants, fresh vegetables and fruit and much more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. There will a prize drawings every half hour and music will be provided by A Little Off Key. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is free. Information: 941-465-6890 or

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