Residents don’t have to wait until Oct. 31 to don their Halloween costumes…there’s Oct. 26, 2019, the City of Deltona’s premier Halloween party, Spooktacular! You must be ready, though, this year, Spooktacular is a one-night affair. Zombies, ghouls, ghosts and goblins will gather at dusk for a screaming good time at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Boulevard.
Teens and adults will need to steady themselves and get ready to get the life scared out of them on a tour of our dark and creepy haunted trail and then guard their brains as they enter the zombie warehouse. These scary favorites feature over 200 actors and actresses in full costume in a variety of scenes and scares. Please remember the trail and warehouse attractions are not suitable for young children.
But don’t worry little ghosts, in addition to the “haunted” venues, there’s plenty of family fun with inflatables, a face painter, hayrides, a pie-eating contest, music and a costume contest. The contest begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday with the smallest spooks going first. There are five categories (age 3 and under, ages 4-7, ages 8-12, age 13 and up and then the family category). DJ Madd Soundz will spin all the spooky classics from the main stage, so be ready with your Thriller and killer moves.
Spooktacular ends at promptly 10 p.m. Everything at Spooktacular is free. Each year, staff from many departments of the City of Deltona and numerous volunteers, work hard setting up the park, decorating, working the event and cleaning up. Deltona Parks & Recreation is still in need of volunteers ages 15 and older. To volunteer, email Marlene Brown, MBrown@DeltonaFL.gov or call (386) 878-8900.
Traffic will be heavy around the park and motorists are encouraged to use caution and to watch for pedestrians. Carpooling is always appreciated. During the event, cars exiting the park will only be permitted a right turn onto Saxon Boulevard.