October 23-Family Fall Festival from 6-9 pm at the Bartow Civic Center. Activities include a pumpkin decorating contest, costume contest, face painting, balloon artist, candy apple decorating and a haunted hayride. You must be registered to attend. For more info. call (863) 534-0120.
October24-The Polk County Leisure Services Division will host the 13th Annual Haunted Halloween Hayride and Happenings. This family event will be 5- 10 pm at Carter RD. park. Admission is $5 per person. Children 2yo and younger are free with paid adult.
For more info. call (863) 534-6911
October 29-The Crickette Club Halloween Parade and Carnival in Bartow. Parade begins at 4pm.
October 23-Downtown Bartow Art Stroll from 4-8 pm.