Lions and Tigers and Bears? Maybe. Pirates and Ghosts and Alligators? Definitely. During October, St. Augustine celebrates Halloween in ways traditional and in ways found only in the Ancient City. It stands to reason that a city steeped in history and (as many believe) inhabited by ghosts of prior residents would choose to celebrate all things spooky during the month of October.
Early in the month, pumpkin patches throughout St. Augustine offer pumpkins of every size and shape — suitable for an autumn tableau, carving, or pie. Throughout the month of October, St. Augustine still abounds with costume contests and special treats for kids, adults, families, and even dogs.