Spooky fun in store for kids, teens and adults this Halloween




Jack-o-lantern
Jack-o-lantern (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did you know you can get scared silly, trick-or-treat and show off your Halloween costumes right here in Bainbridge?

There’s all kinds of Halloween activities going on this weekend in Bainbridge.

The Haunted House at the Decatur County Fair will offer scary fun for kids on Thursday and Friday nights, with the fairgrounds open at 6 p.m. both nights. (The fair will open up early at 4 p.m. on Saturday).

The theme of the Fair’s Haunted House is based on the concept of a freak show like the one seen on TV’s American Horror Story; however, the attraction will be appropriate for kids of all ages, organizers said.

Read more about the fair activities, get ticket information and see pictures of all the fun you’ll have at the fair right here on sowegalive.com.

 

Downtown trick-or-treating and costume contest is Friday afternoon

The semi-annual "Touch-a-Truck' event gives kids the chance to touch, climb on and ride in City of Bainbridge vehicles like a bulldozer, fire truck and police car.
The semi-annual “Touch-a-Truck’ event gives kids the chance to touch, climb on and ride in City of Bainbridge vehicles like a bulldozer, fire truck and police car.

The Munchkin Masquerade is Friday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. around the Willis Park square in downtown Bainbridge! Kids and families are invited to come trick-or-treat at downtown businesses, take part in fun games and activities in a safe environment. (The streets around the square will be temporarily closed Friday afternoon for kids’ safety.) There will also be a costume contest for kids of four age groups! (infant-2 years, 3-5 years, 6-8 years and 9-12 years)

Trick-or-treating and games starts at 4 p.m. Friday. Registration for the costume contest begins at 4:30 p.m. and contest judging will follow at 5 p.m., with a cash prize from Harrell King going to the overall winner.

And the fun in downtown Bainbridge continues on Saturday morning! The Bainbridge Farmer’s Market will be open from 8 a.m. until noon on West Street next to Willis Park, and offer produce, sweets and other handmade goods. The City of Bainbridge will host its semi-annual “Touch-a-Truck” event on Saturday morning starting at 10 a.m. Kids and families can touch, climb and ride in city vehicles like a bulldozer, fire truck and police car!

 

Dare to challenge the haunted maze at Springhill Farm?!

The Haunted Hayride and Maze at the Springhill Tree Farm promises a good scare for teens and adults.
The Haunted Hayride and Maze at the Springhill Tree Farm promises a good scare for teens and adults.

Older kids may enjoy the scares offered by an outdoor haunted hayride and maze at the Springhill Farm on Friday and Saturday nights. The Springhill Farm is located on Woodhull Road, just a few miles south of Bainbridge off U.S. 27 South / Tallahassee Highway, and is hosting a variety of fall harvest activities throughout the weekend (see springhilltreefarm.com for pictures and details). Springhill Farm owner Dan Provence said the haunted hayride and maze is geared for teenagers and adults, and parental guidance is required for kids under 13 who want to take part.

Here’s how the scary fun at the farm will go down: tickets go on sale at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (the cost is $10 for teens and adults and $8 for children under 13, and also includes access to the pumpkin and Harvest activities at the farm.) When night falls around 8 p.m., approximately 20-24 people will be loaded up on the first wagon to go out on the haunted hayride.

springhill_fall_2014_EDIT3“We’re going to chunk a few pumpkins on our catapult before going out on the first hayride,” Provence said.

After surviving the spooky ride, the participants will be broken up into groups of 4 who will each have to make their own way through the haunted crop maze. The frightening fun won’t let up, with tickets on sale until 11 p.m. both nights!

Springhill Tree Farm will be open during the day on Saturday and Sunday with pumpkin games, pumpkin chunking, hayrides, crop mazes, BBQ and an authentic Indian tipi village. The farm is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and  on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. This will be the last weekend of Fall Family Fun at Springhill Farm this year, so don’t miss out!

PLUS – The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile will be at the Springhill Farm on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.! Come get your picture taken with the Weinermobile!

 




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