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Spooky fun set for this weekend

For the third time, the community has banded together, rain or shine, to host a spooky, scary and fun two-day event to celebrate Halloween.

Boo! It’s time for a Spooktacular weekend in Trail.

For the third time, the community has banded together, rain or shine, to host a spooky, scary and fun two-day event to celebrate Halloween and the fall season – Spooktacular.

There is a special Halloween swim at the Trail Aquatic Centre on Friday at 6 p.m. to kick-off Spooktacular. The event will have apple bobbing, games and a trick-or-treat activity in a haunted house.

On Saturday, the second day of Spooktacular, there are plenty of chilling, Halloween-themed activities and events for kids and families including a hay-bale maze, a marshmallow roast and much more.

In addition to the much anticipated Century 21 haunted house and marshmallow roast with the Trail firefighters, the weekend will also be featuring PT the Clown, Halloween games, apple bobbing, face-painting, and free Halloween skate, a costume contest and free Halloween movie for all ages at the Royal Theatre explained Andrea Jolly, community and events coordinator for the city.

She added that there is also going to be a trick-or-treat route with downtown Trail businesses for kids to get some candy.

“We encourage everyone to venture into the downtown core to enjoy some Halloween fun.”

Spooktacular also features a one-time Saturday edition of the Trail Market on the Esplanade where vendors will have their products on sale and display in theme with the season.

Jolly says Spooktacular is all about getting the community out and getting everyone together.

“Halloween can be enjoyed by people of all ages,” she said. “It is a great opportunity to bring the community together to enjoy a fun-filled environment. Everyone is welcome and we can’t wait to see your costumes.”

Jolly says the city hopes to see it grow with every year it is held. The event also gives community members a chance to get out and enjoy the Halloween season a bit early.

“For the last two years, we’ve wanted to focus on offering the community variety and choice; some people may want to participate in everything, whereas some may choose just a few of the activities,” she said.

“By offering activities on the Friday and Saturday it also accommodates people with busy schedules. We can keep growing the event by continuing to incorporate new ideas and activities.”

The event is jointly hosted by The City of Trail, the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce, Trail Parks and Recreation and the Downtown Opportunities and Action Committee and Jolly says that each group is vital to the success of Spooktacular.

For more information on Spooktacular, visit trail.ca and click events. All activities for both days of Spooktacular are listed.

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