Fall into fun all this month with chili cook-off, cemetery tour

SEBASTIAN – Fall is in the air and serves as the inspiration for numerous events coming up this month in Sebastian.

Looking to get into the spirit of Fall? There will be a chili cook-off, a scarecrow contest, pumpkin carving competition, a Halloween Bash, and even a cemetery tour.

To start, Captain Hiram’s Sandbar will host The Outlaws Thursday evening and, later, different sounds will be heard at the Sebastian Inlet State Park on Oct. 22.

Suzy’s Tiki will hold its inaugural golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Sebastian Municipal Golf Course. On the same day, LaPorte Farms will throw its first ever Scarecrow Contest as part of its Fall Festival.

The following day, Suzy’s Tiki will have a Chili Cook-Off, offering samples of contestants’ chili for a vote and to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The next weekend, leading up to Halloween, a Swash Buckler Halloween Bash will provide residents the opportunity to don their costumes at Suzy’s Tiki.

Curious about those who rest peacefully at Winter Beach Cemetery? There will be a Lantern Lite Cemetery Tour there on Saturday, Oct. 30.

The same day, Suzy’s Tiki is planning a pumpkin-carving contest.

And looking forward, beyond Halloween, the first weekend in November is the Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival, which will offer fresh seafood booths, live entertainment, historic re-enactments, boat races, a volleyball tournament, a kayak poker run, and more.

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Upcoming Events:

The Outlaws Live at Capt Hiram’s Sandbar

Thursday, Oct. 7 – Doors open at 6:30 p.m.Tickets at Capt Hiram’s or Ticketweb.com. $16.50 Advance/$19 Day of show. *Price does not include applicable Service FeesFor more information, visit www.hirams.com

 

Habitat for Humanity’s Bowl to Build

Sunday, Oct. 17 – 1 p.m. Check in, 1:45 p.m. Tournament StartVero Bowl (behind Outback Steakhouse) on US 1 in Vero BeachEntry Fee: $30/personRegistration includes: Three games of bowling, Shoe rental, T-Shirt, Contests, games and prizes.Contact Debbie Parcher at (772) 562-9860 x 232 to register.

 

Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet State Park

Friday, Oct. 22 – 7 to 9 p.m.Sebastian Inlet State Park, 9700 South A1A, Melbourne BeachHosted by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, the concert will showcase, “Remember When.” Remember When is three singers and a music mixer that play the oldies but goodies from the 1940s to the 1970s.Come join us for a jukebox Friday night style concert. The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet, overlooking the water. The concert is free with regular park entry fees.For more information about the concert, please call (321) 984-4852 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet

 

1st Annual Suzy’s Tiki Golf Tournament

Saturday, Oct. 23 – Sebastian Municipal Golf CourseShot Gun Start- 8 a.m.Cost: $35 per personFree food, draft beer and prizes after golf; Live music with Trilogy at 6 p.m.Suzy’s Tiki,1130 Indian River Drive, SebastianFor more information, call (305) 923-0877.

 

1st Ever Scarecrow Contest

Saturday, Oct. 23 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Cost: $25 to enter. Clubs, businesses, private individuals, church groups, etc. Deadline for entry is Oct. 20.There will also be hayrides thru the pumpkin patch, pony rides, visits with critters, feed the ducks, geese, swans and fish, sack race, face painting and more.Win some BUCKS!First Place- $200Second Place- $100Third Place- $75For more info, contact Laura LaPorte at (772) 633-0813, LaPorteFarms1@aol.com or visit www.LaPorteFarms.com.

 

Chili Cook-Off at Suzy’s Tiki

Sunday, Oct. 24Suzy’s Tiki, 1130 Indian River Drive, SebastianCategories:HotBest TastingFan FavoritesProceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Prizes and drink specials. Live music by Jersey John at 3 p.m.For more information, call (305) 923-0877

 

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park Scrub Jay Walk

Friday, Oct. 29 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, the red trail entrance off of County Road 512 in Fellsmere (west of I-95)Free! Come out and learn about Florida’s only endemic bird species! Hikers should be able to walk over a mile in difficult terrain.Remember to bring water, a hat, sunscreen, binoculars, and a good pair of shoes or boots.Please sign up at the visitor center or call: (321) 953-5005 (Monday-Thursday) or (321) 953-5004 (Friday-Sunday)

 

Suzy’s Tiki 1st Annual Swash Buckler Halloween Bash

Friday, Oct. 29Suzy’s Tiki, 1130 Indian River Drive, SebastianLive music by Fabulous Korvettes at 6 p.m.For more information, call (305) 923-0877

 

Lantern Lite Cemetery Tour at the Winter Beach Cemetery

Saturday, Oct. 30 – 3 to 5 p.m.Light refreshments.For more information, please call (772) 778-3435 or e-mail indianriverhisto@bellsouth.net.

 

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Saturday, Oct. 30Suzy’s Tiki, 1130 Indian River Drive, SebastianLive music by Trilogy at 6 p.m. Drink specials and prizes. Sign-up for the Pet Masquerade, which is on Sunday, Oct. 31.For more information, call (305) 923-0877.

 

Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival

Nov. 5 – 7, Riverview Park

“Uncle Sam Wants You!!” This festival offers fresh seafood booths, live music, historic re-enactments, a boat show, carnival rides, boat races, children’s activities, a volleyball tournament, the kayak poker run, boat rides, a craft show and more.

The Sebastian Clambake, billed as a “Lagoon Festival,” celebrates our special way of life along the Indian River, which has been the life-blood of our community from the beginning.

Proceeds are designated for local charities.

For more information, please visit www.sebastianclambake.org.

*Source: Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce

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