All Ages, Pumpkin Painting, Super Hero Meet & Greet, Face Painting, Ferris Wheels, and $10,000 in Costume Contest Prizes


Tampa Bay, FLA (September 25th, 2023) – A chilling event is coming to Tampa Bay October 26th – 29th. Pied Piper’s 3rd Annual “Haunted Carnival” at Armature Works will open its gates Thursday, October 26th through Sunday, October 29th with carnival attractions, costume contests, $10K in cash & prizes, and a music festival with world renowned DJs. “Haunted Carnival” tickets start at $5 per person and all ages are welcome. 



Pied Piper’s Haunted Carnival is a family-friendly experience souped up with fun and electrifying rides like “The Zipper” and the “Gravitron”, bumper cars, two ferris wheels, various carnival games, and a Kid Zone with assorted activities including pumpkin painting, a superhero meet-and-greet, face painting, and more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.



This year’s Pied Piper’s Haunted Carnival is headlining world famous artists featuring Diplo, Quavo, Above & Beyond, Wuki, Jauz, Sommer Ray, VAVO, and more. 


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 | 4:00pm – 11:00pm

Diplo | Wuki | Konstantina Gianni | TWEAK | Gemini


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 4:00pm – 11:00pm

Quavo | Jauz | Irie | Sommer Ray | Art Beatz | Pranktisci | Billy Clubs


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Above & Beyond | Simon Doty | Letha Blake | VAVO | Camo x Jdub


Guests can purchase a VIP pass and gain access to the festival; tickets start at $45. Festival access is 18+. To purchase advance tickets, visit  


TABLES: Call 813-265-1234 / Text 813-786-1300 or visit: 


View updates to the concert schedule here or visit



“Haunted Carnival” attendees are encouraged to dress to impress to win big. The carnival event will be hosting a costume contest with $10,000 in cash and prizes. Plus, there will be a K-9 costume contest included hosted Thursday, October 26th.


Guests must sign up at the event to enter, where they will have their photo taken and added to the online voting system. The costume contest will run from Thursday, October 26th through Sunday, October 29th and winners will be notified within the following week after the carnival ends. 



Thursday, October 26th

Carnival Only | 4:00pm – 11:00pm


Friday, October 27th 

Carnival & Festival | 4:00pm – 12:00am 


Saturday, October 28th 

Carnival | 12:00pm – 12:00am

Festival | 4:00pm – 12:00am 


Sunday, October 29th 

Carnival | 12:00pm – 11:00pm

Festival | 4:00pm – 11:00pm 


To purchase advance tickets, visit


Parking at Armature Works will be available as well as nearby parking garages and street parking. Ridesharing and safe driving is encouraged. 



Armature Works | Bartow Ford | iHeart Media | NÜTRL 

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PIED PIPER PRODUCTIONS: For 20 years Pied Piper Productions has been producing some of Tampa’s largest events, specializing in annual and seasonal events such as Pied Piper‘s Annual Halloween Carnival, New Year’s Eve Party, Celebrity, International DJs and Charity Events, Pool Parties (WTR), Festivals, Art Shows, and much more.


EVOLVE & CO: Evolve & Co is a full-service advertising agency located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The company is a collective of brand strategists and creatives, specializing in the lifestyle vertical. The firm is located at 475 Central Avenue Suite M7, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. 


Editors: For details, or to schedule an interview, contact Lisa Williams  or 727.490.9835.

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