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Boyd Hill ‘Field of Screams’ appeals to teens, adults with spooky outdoor adventure

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The little tykes got to celebrate Halloween early this past weekend at Boyd Hill with a Minion-filled family friendly event complete with shows and sweet treats. But this weekend, the older swath of St. Pete kids gets to enjoy a scarier Halloween experience.

TASCO, the city’s Teen Arts, Sports & Cultural Opportunities group is hosting Field of Screams at Boyd Hill.

Calling it “Quarantine” teens and adults navigate their way through the dark woods of Boyd Hill on a quest to make it out of the village. Participants then have to break out of the decontamination tent, escape the safe house and then flee to safety.

The group writes, “participants are exposed to darkness, loud noises, bright lights, wooded trails and intense scare zones.”

They say it’s not suitable for children and parental discretion is advised.

The event runs from Oct. 29 until Nov. 1 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Boyd Hill’s environmental studies area at 2900 31st Street South.

Tickets to take part are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Janelle Irwin has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. She also hosts a weekly political talk show on WMNF Community radio. Janelle formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for Patch.com and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a diehard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and the ongoing Pier debacle. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also the devoted mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder. To contact, email janelle@floridapolitics.com.

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