Area Halloween events offer fun for adults and children

October 26, 2017

10-27-17 Halloween Pumpkins

The Thayer family had a contest to see who could carve the best Halloween pumpkin and asked Facebook friends to pick their favorite. The winner? Alea’s on the far left. The others were carved by (from left) Lisa, Terry and Alison, who also did the mini pumpkins.

By Pat Maurer
Correspondent

The spookiest holiday of the year is just a few days away!

Clare, Farwell and Harrison all have some fun events planned for kids and some for adults too.

Clare:
In Clare it’s time for the annual Spooktacular in downtown Clare. This year’s event, held on Saturday begins at 9 a.m. with registration for the Clare Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk (which begins at 10 a.m.); followed by events all over town.

Cops and Doughnuts will have some fun Halloween games going on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a Magic Show featuring Gordon Russ the Magician at the

Kaitlyn Bailey Moriarty and Gavin Hill show off their Halloween pumpkins. Greg Hill helped out a bit to make the pumpkins “come alive,” Mom Jen Moriarty said.

Kaitlyn Bailey Moriarty and Gavin Hill show off their Halloween pumpkins. Greg Hill helped out a bit to make the pumpkins “come alive,” Mom Jen Moriarty said.

Pere Marquette District Library from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Warm up at JT Bakers with free hot chocolate and free cookie decorating from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hungry Howies will sponsor a Kids Pizza Eating Contest at the Clare City Park with registration at 12:30 and the contest beginning at 2 p.m.

There will be a pumpkin carving demonstration at the 515 Gallery from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The Kid’s Costume Parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. Parade line up is outside the Pere Marquette District Library and will go over to the Clare City Park where the park will be the place to be for fun pumpkin games and activities from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

At 2:30 p.m. you can head back to the Library for an Interactive Halloween Movie in the basement.

Harrison:
Hidden Hill Campground, located right behind Burger King just off U.S. 127, will hold the last two days of their October “Haunted Hill” fun on Friday and Saturday (October 27 and 28) from 8 to 10 p.m. This is your last chance to join the festivities, which includes a haunted trail, pavilion  and special KIDS area. It’s $8 per person and youngsters under five are free. $1 of each entrance fee will go to the Pardee Cancer Treatment Foundation of Clare County.

The Harrison Lions Club will host a “Fall Fun Fest” at the Lions Club on Halloween. There will be free games, food and prizes between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Halloween fun continues at the Harrison District Library Trick or Treat, a free event at the library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Black cats and pumpkins go together this time of year so Bethanie Lyn Holder carved one into her pumpkin.

Black cats and pumpkins go together this time of year so Bethanie Lyn Holder carved one into her pumpkin.

MMCC:
Mid Michigan Community College’s October fun is on the weekend. The $10 adult admission and $5 for kids under 12, goes to support MMCC’s Honor Society programs and student activities at the college.

There will be a Zombie Bash at Scooter’s on Saturday October 28th for adults only.

Finally the Eagles Club Halloween Party will be held Saturday, October 28 from 7 to 11 p.m. with a prize for the best costume.

Farwell:
The Village of Farwell has their own special fun planned for this Saturday night. A Halloween Costume Party will be held at the Farmers Market Pole Barn from 2 to 4 p. for all ages. There will a DJ, dancing, food, games and free face painting.

And don’t forget Halloween Trick or Treat hours on October 31. In Clare and Coleman they are 6-8 p.m.;

In Farwell Trick or Treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; in Harrison the hours are also 5:30 -7:30 p.m.

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