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Friday, October 25, 2019 6 p.m. to Saturday, October 26 at 9 a.m.


Friday, October 25 starting at 6 p.m.through Saturday, October 26 ending at 9 a.m.
*Campers must check in between 5 to 7 p.m.

Welcome brave campers to the UCF Arboretum Spooktacular! We at the UCF Arboretum are dying for you to join us at the Arboretum Park for a spooky night of outdoor frights. 

Venture through our terror trail (Friday night ONLY), if you dare.
Trail opens at 7:00 PM and closes at 11:00 PM.

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Costume Contest 
  • 7 p.m. Domino's Pizza on site beginning at 7:00 PM while it lasts. 
  • 7 - 11 p.m. Terror Trail Open
  • 9:30 p.m. Screening of "Beetlejuice" 

Come dressed as your favorite mythical, undead, slightly dead, completely dead, magical creature or favorite character and enter our costume contest.

Costume contest will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Pictures will be taken of contestants and posted on Facebook for voting, polls will close on Friday, Nov. 1 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be announced Monday, Nov. 4 via Facebook.


  • First Place: A $20.00 Lazy Moon gift card and Arboretum T-shirt.
  • Second Place: A $15.00 Chipotle gift card and Arboretum tote bag
  • Third Place: A $10.00 Chick-fil-A gift card and Arboretum tote bag

For those of you brave enough you may spend the dead night at our Arboretum Park Camp Out, there will be a camping ground for you to join other brave souls and pitch your very own tent. For those that do not own a tent, and still wish to camp; our friends at UCF Outdoor Adventures will be renting tents for a fee, be sure to contact them before the event. 

Campers wishing to camp must pre-register by emailing the number of tents, number of people per tent that will be at the event along with their emergency contact info to Pre-registration starts on Sept. 30, and ends on Thursday, Oct. 24. 

On the day of the event campers MUST check in from 5 to 7 p.m. Campers must check in before 7 p.m. in order to pitch a tent. Campers arriving after 7 p.m. will not be allowed to pitch a tent, but can participate in other activities. 

Surviving campers check out at 9 a.m. the following morning.


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