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Take advantage of these Fantasy Fest offers in the Keys

Are you going to Key West’s Fantasy Fest? Well, here’s how to scare up some discounts during the 10-day spate of parties, contests and performances.

Ghosts and Gravestones Frightseeing Tours

As you can imagine, this spooky Key West trolley tour is very popular during the Halloween season.

For the uninitiated, Ghosts and Gravestones goes through historic Old Town, passing by haunts such as East Martello Fort, the home of Robert the Doll (a gift from a voodoo practitioner) and St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, where the final resting place for islanders stretching back to before Captain Juan Ponce de León’s arrival was disturbed by the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane.

Through Oct. 25, you can participate in the Ghost and Gravestones Halloween Trivia contest and get a chance to win two free tickets to the tour on Halloween night. To enter, go to Facebook.com/KeyWestGhostTours.

Ghost and Gravestones is also offering a Day Night Package with a 10 percent discount that will include a tour of the Hemingway Rum Company Distillery. For more information, go to GhostsAndGravestones.com/Key-West.

The Gates Hotel Key West’s Fantasy Fest promotion

The “Give Your Friends Fantasy Fest FOMO” package is titled to make others envious of your stay in Key West during Fantasy Fest. (“FOMO” stands for “fear of missing out.”)

The rates for the offer start at $700 per night. For more information or to make a reservation, go to GatesHotelKeyWest.com.

The promotion includes:

• A seaplane trip to the Dry Tortugas followed by snorkeling.

• Tickets to the Fantasy Fest “Cocktails for Animal Tails” benefit for the Florida Keys SPCA.

• Tickets to a Michael Franti and Spearhead concert.

• Private mojito-making classes.

• Private cigar-rolling classes.

In other Halloween-in-the-Keys news

Marathon’s Crane Point Museums and Nature Center will be at the Gulfside Village (5800 Overseas Highway, Marathon) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 handing out candy. Look for a Crane Point sign and a witch to get the goodies.

In related news, Crane Point is having its “Third Annual Marathon’s Fall Harvest at Crane Point Museum” from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28. There will be hay rides, trail mazes, face-painting, crafts for kids, live music and food. Crane Point is located at 5550 Overseas Highway, in Marathon. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for ages 4 and under. For more information, call 305-743-9100 or go to CranePoint.net.

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