What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | October 19-21

Posted at 2:35 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 14:35:07-04

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (October 19-21), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, October 19

Hillsborough County Fair

When: Oct. 18-21 & 25-28
Where: Hillsborough County Fair at 215 Sydney Washer Road, Dover
Cost: $7 admission | $5 children admission
Info: The 2018 Greater Hillsborough County Fair opens Thursday, October 18 for two weekends of fun and entertainment. Livestock shows, carnival rides and fair food are staples at this annual event. This year's grandstand will showcase a rodeo, truck and tractor pull, horse show, and a demolition derby. The Hillsborough County Fair also features sheep, cows, goats, and chickens, as well as a milking contest, a swine show, and grooming events, among other animal shows and displays.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

When: Oct. 18-21
Where: Coachman Park at 301 Drew St, Clearwater
Cost: Tickets start at $20
Info: The Clearwater Jazz Holiday is a four-day and four-night, world-class, live, music festival, enjoyed by over 35,000 people the third week of every October. The festival features a combination of legendary and relevant musical artists and a gathering of an amazingly diverse fan base. Over its 38-year history, a long and impressive list of legendary jazz talents have made stops in Clearwater. The Clearwater Jazz Holiday will be headlined by George Thorogood, The Destroyers, Morris Day, The Time, The Doobie Brothers, JJ Grey and many more. 


When: 7:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. 
Where: Scream-A-Geddon at 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City
Cost: Click here for ticket information 
Info: Tampa Bay’s favorite independent horror park returns for its fourth year to petrify you more than ever before. SCREAM-A-GEDDON invites the most fearless, adrenaline-seeking and brave of heart to check out three brand new bone-chilling attractions for 2018: Rage 3D, Demons Revenge and Zombie Paintball Assault. Back by popular demand, Deadwoods, Blackpool Prison and Infected: Ground Zero will make its return and challenge guests to become a part of the story, with a truly interactive experience only found at SCREAM-A-GEDDON. Do you dare?


Saturday, October 20

A Nightmare on Elm Street Marathon

When: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m. 
Where: Tampa Theatre at 711 N Franklin Street, Tampa 
Cost: $10 
Info: The Tampa Theatre will be playing all six horror movies from the 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' series! The films will be playing throughout the day starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.  

Sarasota Reggae & Rumfest

When: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Where: Sarasota County Fairgrounds at 
Cost: $20 Admission
Info: Celebrate International Rum Day in Sarasota this weekend! The Sarasota Reggae and Rumfest kicks off at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Rum brands from around the world will showcase their exotic and delicious drinks throughout the day. Enjoy plenty of live reggae music and delicious food! 

Tampa Pig Jig on the River

When: 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Where: Curtis Hixon Park at 600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa 
Cost: $40 General Admission 
Info: The Tampa Pig Jig is an annual fundraiser event hosted on downtown Tampa’s beautiful waterfront featuring great food, a BBQ competition, drinks and games! Live music will be headlined by Chris Young. 

USF Football vs. UConn

When: 7 p.m. 
Where: Raymond James Stadium at 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa 
Cost: $15
Info: Come watch the USF Bulls take on UConn at Raymond James Stadium Saturday night! Kickoff is at 7 p.m. 

Bob Dylan & His Band

When: 8 p.m.
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater 
Cost: $72.75
Info: Iconic and legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall after his sold-out show in 2016! With a catalog that dates back more than a half-century, this iconic singer-songwriter has been the recipient of multiple Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. 

Sunday, October 21

Hunsader Farms

When: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Where: Hunsader Farm at 5500 C.R. 675, Bradenton
Cost: $10 admission | $5 parking
Info: Fall is all around at this Florida pumpkin festival! Hunsader Farms in Bradenton stretches over 80-acres and offers dozens of fall activities for the whole family. Check out the video below for more. 


Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cleveland Browns

When: 1 p.m. 
Where: Raymond James Stadium at 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa 
Cost: $65
Info: The Tampa Bay Bucs will host the Cleveland Browns at Raymond James Stadium Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.