By Hailey Blevins
Halloween is less than a week away, and Blowing Rock is preparing for their Halloween Festival this Saturday, October 27.
From 3 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, free activities, including games, hayrides, a Monster March and more, will be happening in Blowing Rock. Everyone’s encouraged to join the Monster March in their costumes. Marchers should line up at American Legion by 5:30 p.m. All the kids will get to take over Main Street for this costume parade.
At 7 p.m., you’re invited to participate in a Costume Contest. Contestants should sign up for the Costume Contest by 6:45 at the Rec Center. Prizes will be awarded for the Costume Contest.
Of course, be sure to get in some trick-or-treating before the contest begins! Trick-or-Treating will take place in Downtown Blowing Rock, and Trunk-or-Treating will take place at Blowing Rock First Baptist.
New this year are two screenings of a Halloween movie. One screening will be at 2 p.m., before the activities begin, and the second will follow the activities at 9 p.m. The movie screened will be Hocus Pocus!
Those participating in the Scavenger Hunt are recommended to bring a flashlight.
All events are free! Join the festivities in Blowing Rock for some family-friendly fun all afternoon.
Schedule of Events
2: Matinee Showing of Hocus Pocus at Blowing Rock Elementary School Gym
3-5:30: Games and Funhouse for Kids
3-8: Airwalks in Memorial Park
4-8 Hayrides through Blowing Rock
5:30: Monster March on Main Street
6-until: Trick-or-Treat Downtown
6-until: Trunk-or-Treat at Blowing Rock First Baptist
7: Costume Contest
8: Moonlight Scavenger Hunt at Broyhill Park (Ages 6-13)
9: Evening Showing of Hocus Pocus at Blowing Rock Elementary School Gym