Desoween VI, The Return Of Desoween! Come if you dare, on October 25th from 6:30 to 9:00pm, for the return of the De Soto National Memorial haunted trail. Experience a unique Halloween event for ages 7 and up. This event and all activities are free to the public. Visitors are encouraged to dress up, so try those costumes out before Halloween. Beware thou if you are too scary some of our lost souls may drag you away to become a permanent addition to the park! Desoween will feature:
The Desoween Haunted Trail Hike— A mysterious fog has settled over De Soto National Memorial. Odd sounds and lights have been coming from the trail. Lost souls who have been cursed by the Tocobaga wander the area looking to for a way home. As you walk through the dark trails you might encounter conquistadors, soldiers, pirates and many more of Tampa Bay’s creepy characters from its past. They are eager to see the living and offer you in their place to bring their curse to an end. Beware the Bride as she wanders looking for her next groom, Avoid the deranged Circus clowns escaped from Ringling Asylum, and can you escape the wrath of the three Sisters of the Swamp!
Family Friendly — all activities at DeSoween are designed with a family atmosphere in mind. None of our scenes will depict gory or graphic events, but the supernatural nature and costumed actors can create a scary and intense experience. Our events are suitable for children and adults, but parents please use your best judgment when bring younger children. Due to lights, sounds and surprise situations we ask that you leave your pets at home.
Looking to Participate — If you would like to be a part of the excitement of this event and many others please contact us at 941-792-0458.
Event admission and all activities are free. Event hours are 6:30pm to 9:00 pm All activities are subject to change due to weather.
DeSoto National Memorial is located at: 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy, Bradenton at the Northern terminus of 75th street West. I-75 exit 220 SR-64 Manatee Ave.
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