Frightmares Haunted House: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
Experience the most unique mix of horror and fun at Sarasota Fairgrounds' "Frightmares Haunted House," 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 24-25 and 29, 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 26, 7:30-11 p.m. Oct. 27, and 7:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. featuring more than 12,000 square feet of ghastly sights, horrifying sounds, terrifying FX and the worst phobias brought to life. Tickets: $16, fast passes are $30. Information: 941-955-1515 or www.frightmareshauntedhouse.com.
Seventh annual Hungarian Festival: Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
The seventh annual Hungarian Festival will be noon-8 p.m. Oct. 20 featuring Hungarian dishes, dessert and wines, dancing, a Goulash cooking competition, live music by various Hungarian bands and entertainers and more. Tickets: $10, free admission to children ages 11 and younger. Information: 941-955-1515 or www.gffusa.org.
Sarasota Art and Craft Festival: along Lemon Avenue Main Street, Sarasota
The 19th annual downtown Sarasota Art and Craft Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 20, a juried festival featuring original and affordable crafts, unique gift items, as well as a Green Market offering plants, exotic orchids, gourmet spices, dips and freshly popped kettle corn. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Downtown Sarasota Alliance. Information: 561-746-6615 or www.artfestival.com.
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. 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. 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 www.hunsaderfarms.com.