Georgetown offers Halloween and hayrides

October 16, 2016 by  

Families in Georgetown are looking forward to donning costumes and celebrating the spooky season in style at the 22nd Annual Halloween Festival. The event offers candy, games, a movie, and more.

The heart of the event is the Trick or Treat Village. Set up by the Parks and Recreation Department, the area is a maze-like collection of decorated booths. Children wander through the village, trick or treating their way from booth to booth. The booths themselves are put together by local businesses. Each business decorates the booth and provides 3,000 to 4,000 pieces of candy, along with any promotional products and literature they might want to give out to parents.

In addition to the Trick or Treat Village, Parks and Rec will also be offering hayrides at the festival. The ride is suitable for people of all ages, as the hay-filled trailer slowly winds its way along the streets near the park. A costume contest will also be held, with four age groups between zero and ten competing to win a prize. A free movie-screening will also be shown, as well as pumpkin decorating and a variety of carnival games.

The Halloween Festival will be held on October 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the San Gabriel Park Community Center, located at 445 E. Morrow St. Admission is free, but hayrides cost $3 a person, or $2 for children aged four and under. Carnival games can be played for tickets costing 25¢ each. Anyone interested in more info should visit the website.