Mount Airy and surrounding areas will be hosting events for all ages throughout the Halloween weekend.
“Fall is in the air and we are excited for another great Halloween Celebration in Downtown Mount Airy,” said Lizzie Morrison, coordinator for Mount Airy Downtown Inc.
On Saturday she said downtown businesses will be handing out candy to the expected hundreds of children dressed ghosts, goblins, princesses, and Olaf’s that will be trick-or-treating in the downtown district. Games and a bounce house will be open at the parking lot by Carlos Jones Blue Ridge Park on Saturday until 6 p.m.
In addition, there will be a costume contest for dogs sponsored by WSYD at 5 p.m.
Also, Saturday will be the last chance to catch the Downtown Ghost Tour for the year. Meeting at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History at 7:45 p.m., the tour will be a lantern-lit walk highlighting what organizations call the scariest stories of downtown.
“It’s a great way of giving back to our customers,” said Jennie Lowry, chair for Downtown Business Association, in addressing why she chose to help coordinate these events for the past several years.
Other events in the area include:
Friday: Kids Halloween Masquerade Party at Elkin Creek Vineyard from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will be located in the Harvest Barn and is $1o per child, which includes brick oven pizza, arts and crafts, music and a costume contest. No cost to the parents to attend. Call (336) 526-5119 for more information.
Friday: The Boo Bash at Old North State Winery to raise funds for the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History from 8-11 p.m. featuring music by DJ B-Dazzle, and a costume contest with prizes. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call the museum at 336-786-4478 for more information and for tickets.
Saturday: Trick-or-Treat, games, and a costume contest in Downtown Mount Airy from 3 to 5 p.m. At 5 p.m., enter the costume contest at the Carlos Jones Blue Ridge Park with categories for all ages, family groups.
Saturday: The town of Dobson will hold the Halloween Spooktacular at Dobson Square Park from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring carnival games, treats, costume contests, pumpkin decorating, and pumpkin bowling. For more info, call Dobson Town Hall at 336-356-8962.
Saturday: Halloween Hike at Pilot Mountain State Park at 7:30 p.m. Meet at the park office and join the park ranger on a prowl for creepy critters associated with Halloween and discuss how they might not be so creepy after all. Costumes are welcome. Bring shoes adequate for hiking. Subject to cancellation due to adverse weather. Call for more info – 336-325-2355.
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