Halloween Festival

In the Bayou WEB
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$18 per Person
3 and Under Free

Saturday, October 28
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Anchorage Park
603 Anchorage Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

The North Palm Beach Library and Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce its fourth annual Halloween celebration. This year, the Library and Parks and Recreation are coming together again for a full day of fun with the Halloween Festival: In The Bayou, on Saturday, Oct. 28th, 2023. Anchorage Park will transform into a spooktacular experience for visitors to come and watch voodoo witches, and deadly locals and zombies come to life before their eyes. Complete with alligators, tourists and voodoo dolls.

The day will offer hay rides, a haunted house, food, music, a trackless train, a D.J., an LED robot (at the haunted house line starting at 7:00 p.m.), and even more carnival games than last year. Additionally, we will be offering a Costume Contest and a Wicked Wheels Golf Cart Decorating Contest. Please see below for contest details and registration. Please bring proof of ticket sale at the ticket table the day of the event. Tickets are also on-sale now at Anchorage Park (603 Anchorage Drive) and the North Palm Beach Library's children's circulation desk (303 Anchorage Drive).

With Your Wristband Purchase:

  • Haunted house (2 walk-throughs)
  • Hay ride (unlimited)
  • Trackless Train (Unlimited)
  • Carnival Games (unlimited)
  • Inflatables (Unlimited)
  • Music
  • Costume contest
    • Entries until 5:45 PM
    • Winner Reveal at 6:00 PM
  • Wicked Wheels Golf Cart Decorating Contest
    • See below under "Contests" for rules and registration.

*Concessions at event NOT included with ticket purchase.

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This year, our Halloween Festival is offering a Costume Contest and a Wicked Wheels Golf Cart Decorating Contest. Pre-registration is required for the Wicked Wheels Golf Cart Decorating Contest. See below for details of each contest.

Wicked Wheels Golf Cart Decorating Contest details, rules and registration coming soon.

Costume Contest

  • Costume Contest entries are available from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the tent by the ticket tables.
  • Judging will take place from 5:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Winners will be announced at the DJ staging area starting at 6:00 p.m. along with the Wicked Wheels Golf Card Decorating Contest.
  • Categories are Scariest, Silliest, Best DIY, and Judge's Pick.
  • Prizes include a trophy for each winner and an additional prize.

Costume Contest Rules

  • Costumes from all genres of fandom and non-cosplay Halloween costumes are acceptable. Handmade and self-constructed costumes are highly encouraged but not necessary.
  • Please have any makeup or costuming done before the event.
  • All costumes must be family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Any nudity or illusion is prohibited. 
  • No open carry of firearms. Costume weapons must be fake.
  • For safety reasons, the following props are not allowed:
    • Live animals (with the exception of service animals).
    • Substances that might damage or stain facilities or other costumes and participants.
    • Aerosol sprays.
    • Projectiles of any kind. Don’t throw anything.
    • Flames, pyrotechnics or explosives of any kind.
    • Metal bags, large wrenches or shovels.
  • There are no entry fees for this contest.
  • Judges will not know any entry information including the participant’s name.
  • Decisions by the judges are final. Any judging sheets are the property of the festival and shall not be released.
  • By entering into the contest, contestants give the Village of NPB authorization to use photos of the contestants and names of the contestants/assistants for use on its website, social media and through media outlets.