MANATEE COUNTY – BOO! Manatee’s 11th annual Goblin Gathering holds an extra surprise for families this year.
This year’s Goblin Gathering has again been paired with National Night Out to bring Manatee families a double dose of fun and information. The Goblin Gathering and National Night Out will be held Friday, Oct. 18 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. West.
Kids and families will have their usual choice of fun stuff at the Goblin Gathering: a costume contest, face painting, a hayride, bounce houses and an 18-foot inflatable slide. Admission is $5 for the bounce house, hay ride and face painting. Concessions will be available for purchase. There will be costume contests in four age categories (ages 4 and under; 5 to 8; 9 to 12; and 13 and older) and one family category.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will invade the event in their pirate ship.
There also will be plenty of family and neighborhood safety tips available as part of National Night Out. National Night Out is a community building campaign to heighten crime prevention awareness , generate support for and participation in local anticrime programs.
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