Event details

Saturday, October 21, 2017

2 to 7 p.m.

Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall

510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Beginning in 2005, this annual event raises funds for Community PedsCare, Community Hospice’s pediatric palliative and hospice care program while delivering a memorable experience for First Coast families. Held every October at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, Halloween Doors & More is a gala of a different sort. The event is fun and festive, not scary or spooky. Children trick-or-treat for toys at 14-feet-high fantasy “doors.”

Community PedsCare patients and families have the opportunity to enjoy activities and entertainment where accommodations are made for their conditions without hampering their fun. For many parents, watching their children work their way through the doors is sheer delight. The broad smiles on their faces say it all. Many Community PedsCare children are so enthralled by the experience they don’t want to leave. One mother commented, “My child smiled more in one evening than she has the entire year.”

Since its inception, Halloween Doors & More has raised $4.2 million for Community PedsCare.

See below to find out how you can get involved in this wonderful event and make a real difference in the lives of our extraordinary kids.




Register as a volunteer

Make A Gift to Community PedsCare®

  • Our beneficiary

    Our beneficiary: Community PedsCare®

    Proceeds from Halloween Doors & More support Community PedsCare®, a pediatric palliative and hospice program for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. A program of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, delivered in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and the University of Florida–Jacksonville, Community PedsCare supports over 400 children and their families each year.

  • Become a sponsor

    Become a sponsor

    Our Halloween Doors & More sponsors lead the way in their support of this event and the quality pediatric care it makes possible.

    Learn more about our 2017 sponsorship opportunities by calling 904.407.6135.

  • Volunteer


    Halloween Doors & More and Monster Mash Dash would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers. We typically need volunteers to help the week prior to the event for setup, during the event itself and the following Monday to help with wrap-up. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

    Learn more about our HDM volunteer opportunities by calling 904.407.6139.


  • Planning committee

    Join our planning committee

    If you would like to take part in planning Halloween Doors & More, we can help find a planning committee that is just right for you. From stocking 30,000 pieces of candy in Candyland to recruiting volunteers to soliciting donations to finding the perfect characters, we welcome your talents!

    Learn more by emailing