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Posted on: September 30, 2015

[ARCHIVED] City to Host Halloween Egg Haunt on October 24

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department will host the 6th Annual Halloween Egg Haunt on Saturday, October 24, at Roger Scott Athletic Complex from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

There will be five egg hunts for children who are stroller age up to 13 years, plus a kid’s carnival, Haunted Hayride, Spooky Nature Trail, and bounce houses.

New to the event this year is the Pensacola News Journal Costume Contest and photo booth. Register today at for the free costume contest. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The deadline to apply for the costume contest is October 21 or until filled. Prizes will be awarded for the Cutest, Scariest, Most Creative, and Overall Best Costume in each age group. Preference will be given to original costumes in all age categories.

PNJ Costume Contest Schedule:
6:00 pm 8-10 years
6:30 pm Infant-2 years
7:00 pm 3-4 years
7:30 pm 5-7 years
8:00 pm 11-13 years

Egg Haunt Schedule –Hosted by Magic 106.1’s Sonshine
6:00 pm Infant to 2 years
6:15 pm 3 to 4 years
6:30 pm 5 to 7 years
7:05 pm 8 to 10 years
7:25 pm 11 to 13 years

Participants should arrive at the Egg Haunt (football field main gate) 15 minutes before their age group begins.

Sponsors of the Halloween Egg Haunt include: The Pensacola News Journal, Magic 106.1 FM, Soft Rock 94.1 FM, Nash 102.7 FM, Home Depot, Cat Country 98.7FM, and News Radio 1620.

Admission to the event is free. We ask those who can to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item to the event for a MANNA food drive. For more information, please call (850) 436-5670 or visit

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