6 Ways To Celebrate Halloween In Marion County

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Summer is now a distant memory. Sure the days are still warm but those cool evening temps and the hint of color on the leaves can mean only one thing – HALLOWEEN is just around the corner!

Just to give you an idea just how HUGE Halloween is these days, Americans are expected to spend over $7 billion on Halloween sales (that’s billion with a “b”!). According to the National Retail Federation, 157 million Americans will scare up an average of $74 per person in Halloween holiday spending on costumes, pumpkins, candy and decorations.

Here are 6 clues to let us know Halloween is just around the corner. 


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Spooky Golf at Coal Country Mini Golf


Through October, Coal Country Miniature Golf will begin their annual Spooky Golf.  

The course is filled with Halloween décor and as an added benefit, scary music and dim lighting. Golf Country also has a few surprises planned for those brave enough to play.

Spooky Golf can be played every weekend in October. The price of golf is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $4 for children (12 and under). Weather permitting, of course.


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Trick or Treat at Palatine Park


You can also get you Halloween on during Palatine Park’s Annual Tailgate Trick or Treat on October 22nd.

Tailgate Trick or Treat features different businesses and organizations handing out candy to zombies, monsters, goblins, ghosts, and ghouls. Other kid’s activities are also planned for the afternoon.

Palatine Park will also host The Mortuary Men and the Grateful Walking Dead. Music will start at 12:30 pm.


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Halloween Town in Mannington


October 29th Mannington transforms into  Halloween Town. Kids can trick or treat at participating businesses. Those participating will have a jack o’lantern or pumpkin outside.

After the kids are finished trick or treating, the Mannington Middle School Student Council and Mannington Main Street on Citizen Square will host a Costume Contest.


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Storyteller, Ilene Evans


If you love a good ghost story, then you better make plans for Shivers, Whispers & Bumps in the Night Dinner Theater.

It’s tales of shivery fun for the whole family. Ilene Evans spins an evening of wonder and adventure through the land of spirits and ghosts, through the hollows of West Virginia and beyond. Dinner is being catered by Linda Jack and music will provided by We Three.


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The Illusive Skull Costume Castle


No Halloween is complete without a trip (or 2) to The Illusive Skull Costume Castle. They offer hundreds of costumes (for every occasion, i.e. Easter, Christmas, Superheros) and accessories, makeup and prosthetics. You name it and they have it (or can get it).   


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Trick or Treating in Marion County


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Halloween? Trick or Treat! Trick or Treating throughout the county will be held on Monday, October 31st. Find times for each community here.

May your treats be many and your tricks be few!

What’s your favorite Halloween tradition?


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