Manchester gets ghoulish for Halloween

September 14, 2013 by  

With September is here and school is back in session, the next major event on the calendar is Halloween. The city of Manchester has two special things planned for all residents this year.

First up, the Halloween Festival is taking place about two weeks before the celebration. Parents are encouraged to dress their children aged 2-12 up in costume to attend. Once there, there will be games, pumpkins to carve, hay rides, face painting, and plenty of other fun activities – all offering a great way to get the kids in the mood for Halloween.

The festival will take place at Schroeder Park on October 18 beginning at 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. Tickets are $4 for Manchester residents and $5 for non-residents. They go on sale on October 1 and must be purchased in advance.

Locals can also look forward to the judging of the the Spooktacular Homes outdoor decorating contest taking place a week before Halloween. Starting this month, the city of Manchester began holding the competition in which residents are encouraged to decorate their homes, with a pumpkin decorating element included. Winners will be announced on October 23, with judging starting at 6:00 pm.

Those taking part in these events in Manchester are most likely working with local print companies to prepare. This might include investing in banners to decorate a home or flyers to inform residents and those from surrounding areas about the Halloween Festival.

For more information about either event, visit the City of Manchester official website.