10/22,10/23 & 10:24: Old Town hosts the Firefighter Combat Challenge National Competition. The Combat Challenge has been described as “The toughest two minutes in sports”. See the brave women and men firefighters as they race against themselves, their opponents and the clock. Wearing “full bunker gear” and the SCOTT Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors will simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a series of five tasks including climbing the 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. “victim”. This is a great family event, so bring the little ones to have fun at the Kid’s Firefighter Combat Challenge. This is a scaled down version of the real challenge, complete with miniature bunker gear and inflatable obstacles. For more information and a chance to view a video of the challenge, visit www.firefighterchallenge.com.
10/30: Our good friends The Sunshine State Cougars will be on Trophy Row starting at 10:00 am. They will have a mini swap area set up until 3:00 pm. The first-generation Cougar (1967-70) was one of the performance legends of the muscle-car era. Today, collectors find the 67-73 Mercury Cougar a highly collectible and popular car for any cruise-in or car show enthusiast. The Sunshine State Cougar Club is all about ownership, restoration and driving our cars. But their members say the best part of the club is camaraderie and the people we meet! The Sunshine State Cougars are a state-wide club with members throughout Florida and the Southeastern USA, as well as a great resource for anyone who owns a classic Cat and wants to keep up with articles, tips and happenings of those who own and drive these timeless works of automotive art. For more information on The Sunshine State Cougar Club please visit www.sunshinesttatecougarclub.com.
10/31: Trick-or-Treat 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Children can Trick-or-Treat the Old Town shops. The Grimm Haunted House is offering $2.00 admission for anyone brave enough to visit (ask about the scooby-doo experience for the little ones). This is a “bring your own bag event.” (If you’re over 9 years old, no full-face masks allowed in the stores.)