Here are a few of those very kinds of happenings you may want to add to your schedule as we welcome October!
- NOW THROUGH OCT. 31 -- Heritage Farms, 1338 W. Plymouth Ave., DeLand is operating a corn maze and pumpkin patch through October 31. Visitors can enjoy the corn maze during the daytime or evening hours, scavenger hunts, hay rides and more. Call 386-631-3127 for more details.
- OCTOBER 7 -- The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 4th Annual Wine and Tapas event on Friday, Oct. 7, from 6-9 p.m. on Indiana Avenue in Downtown DeLand. The event includes tastings featuring a variety of domestic and international wines, savory tapas fare prepared by Central Florida chefs, and entertainment by local jazz artists. More details are available at www.delandchamber.org.
- OCTOBER 14 -- Do you love a parade? The DeLand Bulldogs are hosting the annual celebration of DeLand High School's homecoming events. Show your hometown pride and cheer on the DeLand High Bulldogs during their annual homecoming parade and game. The parade begins at 2 p.m. on Woodland Blvd, and the game will be at 7 p.m. at Spec Martin Stadium.
- OCTOBER 29 -- The DeLand Breakfast Rotary Club is hosting its 26th Annual Turkey and Trap Shoot - Saturday, October 29, from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Family fun for adults and kids! No admission, and no RSVP required. Proceeds to benefit the Police Athletic League. http://
- OCTOBER 31 -- The annual, not-so-spooky Monsters on Mainstreet Trick-or-Treating event with downtown merchants will be Monday, Oct. 31, from 6 - 8 p.m. Enjoy safe fun with the merchants and a kids dance party with a live DJ.