13 Things You Need to Know to Survive this Year’s Halloween Spooktacular

Oct. 21, 2019
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Parks & Recreation

It’s no trick…you’re in for a treat. A howling time awaits you this Friday eve(ning)… but beware for you may not want to leave. Before you go to Halloween Spooktacular, here are a few things you’ll want to know.

  1. This ghoulish gathering starts promptly at 5:30 p.m. and not a moment before dusk. We recommend trick-or-treaters fuel up at one of our many Downtown Restaurants before heading over to the Park.
  2. Trunk-or-Treat is, of course, the main event at this celebration. With candy stations featuring more than 300 lbs. of tricked-out treats, you’ll want to bring a bag to carry home your Halloween haul!
  3. Since you’re never too old to play dress-up, we’re hosting costume contests for ghouls and boos of all ages. Dress to thrill for a chance to win spooktacular prizes. Participation is free.
  4. If you’ve got it haunt it! The costume contest begins at 6:45 p.m. and on-site pre-registration is required. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. on the event night and closes promptly at 6:15 p.m. or when space is full in each age division.
  5. Costume contest participant beware – there is a 25 participant max for each Age Division and a 15 participant max for the Family/Group Division.
  6. Ghouls rule! Costume contest prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each Age Division. One best in the show will be given in the Family/Group Division.
  7. Need a little help spooking up your ghostly getups. Stop by our freaky face-painting booth and add a Halloween character to your cheek, arm or hand. Characters are available for $2.

  8. Spook up your stories with our Spooktacular Snapchat Filter

  9. Witches, spiders, and ghosts come to life, as you concoct creepy crafts this Friday night.

  10. Things are sure to go bump in the night at Little Monsters Bounce. Mini monsters (ages 5 and under) can soar through the evening as they enjoy inflatable jumpers.

  11. Spooky shenanigans and carnival games fill the Park. Be sure to visit eek-citing favorites like the Scary Piñatas, Cemetery Pumpkin Pass and Witches Broom Races.

  12. Don’t let hungry put a spell on you. Spooktacular snacks are available for purchase from a variety of vendors.

  13. You’ll want to commemorate the evening with a spooky souvenir photo. Photos are available for $3.