Trick-or-Treating in Marion County

kids in Halloween costumes

Fun and fright are just around the corner, and Marion County is getting ready to scare and be scared (in a fun way)!

Before you jump ahead to the bewitching hours (and by that, going door-to-door asking strangers for candy), here’s a quick recap of Halloween safety.

Halloween Safety

  1. Have sight. Carry glow sticks and flashlights to see where you’re going.
  2. Be visible. Get reflective tape and/or stickers to put on costumes and bags so drivers can see you.
  3. Be vigilant. Always look both ways before crossing the street.
  4. Be aware. Don’t text and walk.
  5. Be coordinated. Make sure your costume fits just right.
  6. It’s also better to complete your costume with face paints rather than a mask so as not to obscure your vision.

Now for the information we’ve all been waiting for . . .  trick-or-treating around the county. young boy dressed in a fisherman costume

Saturday (October 30) Halloween Events

The City of Pleasant Valley is celebrating with a Trunk-or-Treat event from 5 to 9 pm at the Municipal Building (2340 Kingmont Rd.) There will be candy, music, face painting, food, ax throwing, and a pumpkin carving contest!

The Town of Fairview will host a costume judging contest (with prizes) from 5:30 to 6 pm in the Town Park. Trick-or-treating will be from 6 – 7:30 pm.

The Town of Grant Town is going all out for Halloween this year! Come prepared for a spooktacular time with Grant Town EMS at the Haunting of Grant Town (110 Ballah Ave). There will be entertainment, games, trick or treating, and more! Catch their haunted house on the 22, 23, 29, and 30. The cost is $10 for adults 12 & older and $7 for children 6 – 12. Find tickets at GrantTownEMS.com. On Saturday, come for a special Kids Day from 5 – 7 pm.

Saturday Trick-or-Treating Times

The Town of White Hall 6 to 7:30 pm.

The Town of Rivesville 6 to 7:30 pm.

The Town of Barrackville 6 to 7 pm.

wooden gnome at mini golf course

Sunday (October 31) Trick-or-Treating Times

The Town of Monongah 5:30 to 7 pm.

The City of Fairmont 6 to 7:30 pm.

The City of Mannington 6 – 7:30 pm.

The Town of Farmington 6 to 7:30 pm.

The Town of Worthington 5 – 7 pm.

 

Beyond Trick-or-Treating

For some added fun this month, get in a round or two of Spooky Golf at Coal Country Miniature Golf. Fridays 3- 10 pm, Saturdays 11 am – 10 pm, and Sundays 11 am – 8 pm (weather permitting)

For the adult Halloween revelers, Short Story Brewing will host a costume party and bonfire Friday, October 29.

If you want to get a jumpstart on Halloween, Marion County Parks & Recreation Commission is hosting their Trick-or-Trout at Guyses Run Fishing Park on Saturday, October 23 from 10 am – 2 pm. The ponds are stocked with trout, hybrid bluegill, hybrid striped bass, large-mouth bass, and catfish. There is no fishing license required. If you wish to take your catch home (trout only), fish are $4 each with a limit of four fish per person. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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