Halloween Spooktakular on Fifth Avenue South


Every Halloween, parents across Naples have the same discussion: where are you going Trick or Treating this year??

You want a safe alternative that doesn’t require you to drive to multiple locations (because let’s face it, parents want the ordeal to go as painlessly as possible for all involved) but your kids still want to make a huge haul of candy.  But their short legs get tired quickly and you don’t really want to get involved with hordes of people…so maybe you were just thinking you’ll stay home and hope the goblins in your neighborhood don’t get too rowdy.

But you don’t have to give up all hope. Because if you think there’s nowhere in Naples where the kids can run around, have fun, get a ton of loot, play games and even the adults can kick back and relax too – you’re totally wrong. Because there is all that and more in a beautiful setting right in the heart of Naples – on Fifth Avenue South.


We’ll Be There Enjoying the Fun!

Foodie Naples is thrilled to be a part of the Halloween Spooktacular event down on Fifth Avenue South this year. And part of our excitement is because we had so much fun down there ourselves last year when we took our (then) 4-year-old daughter trick-or-treating.

She came home with two buckets of candy and a huge smile on her face. And we expect nothing less this year. And we had a great time looking at everyone in costume, from young to old, and trying to guess what some of the costumes were.

Foodie Naples will have a booth in the middle of the 400 block of Fifth Avenue, near Bellini and Osteria Tulia. Come by and play our witches hat ring toss game, say hi and grab yourself some candy. We’d love to talk with you – and you can enter to win one of THREE $50 pre-paid VISA cards to take your partner or friends to dinner, restock your pantry or whatever else you want to do with it.

It’s going to be awesome!


Ready to Join in the Fun?

The festivities kick off on Halloween Day (Friday, October 31st) at 4:30pm with live music, games, a haunted house, costume contests for the kids, adults and even your pets…

Love that zombie look? Join the First Annual Zombie Dash! All ages are welcome to participate (although children 14 and under should be accompanied by an adult.) All pre-registrants MUST check-in at the registration table the day of the event between 5:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Participants will line up on the 800 Block of 5th Avenue South (next to Chops) starting at 7:00 p.m. for a dash to the 8th Street intersection. Pre- register for free Zombie Dash today!

The kid’s costume contest begins at 6pm but pre-register to avoid the lines. All contestants (ages 0-14 years old) MUST check in BEFORE 5:45 p.m. Kid contestants must be present for final judging. Contest begins at 6:00 p.m., 800 Block, in front of Regina’s Ice Cream. And it’s free to enter!

Did you spend a lot of time putting together your own killer costume for a party somewhere else? Well wear it down to Fifth Avenue South and show it off! The BOBFM & MIX 104.7FM Adult Costume Contest is just the place for you!! Pre-register for free online now.  On Friday afternoon, you will find the Registration and Check-in Table on the Sugden plaza, where all pre-registrants MUST check-in to be Pre-JUDGED between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Finalists in the Adult Costume Contest will be announced at 8:45 p.m. in the Sugden Plaza. Adult Contest Finalists will get to walk the main-stage at Sugden Plaza for the final judging. And the winners will be announced at 9:30pm to close off the evening. Winner will be chosen for each category as well as one grand prize winner!

Planning on bringing your furry friend in his or her Halloween best? Why not participate in the free Pucci and Catana Pet Costume Contest, held at 7:00 p.m. in the 600 Block of 5th Avenue. This year, the Humane Society Naples is partnering with Pucci and Catana to make this event even more spooktacular! Pre-register your pets today by sending an email to halloween@pucciandcatana.com with the following: your name, phone number & email address, and your pet’s name and age. All pre-registrants MUST check-in at the registration table the day of the event between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. All Contestants will walk the runway on the street in front of Pucci and Catana, 647 5th Avenue South, at 7:00 p.m.



We’re looking forward to seeing you there on Friday! See who else you know is going on the Fifth Avenue South Spooktacular Facebook event page

What are the Halloween costumes your family is wearing this year?

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