Shots from Trail's annual Spooktacular Halloween celebration.

Shots from Trail's annual Spooktacular Halloween celebration.

Spooktacular weekend in Trail

Witches, werewolves and all manner of creepy beings invaded downtown Trail last weekend for a Spooktacular Halloween celebration.

It was a spooky Saturday this weekend in Trail as the usual street market moved to the weekend and was invaded by witches, werewolves, and all manner of creepy beings for the annual Spooktacular celebration and the crowds showed up for the event despite the cool, foggy weather early in the day.

Many of the usual market vendors were on hand and many had their stalls decorated in the spirit of the event.

There were games for the kids, the Local 480 barbecue had line-ups across the street at times and the Century 21 haunted house had the kids squealing with delight and shrieking with fear.

Hay rides by Harding Heights Ranch had to be cancelled after only a few trips because the horse doing all the work appeared to be unwell but they were quickly replaced with guided horse rides that the kids seemed to find even more exciting.

In spite of the burgers, hot dogs, and sweets that were consumed throughout the day many youngsters chose to roast their own marshmallows over camp fires courtesy of the Regional fire services crew.

Later in the day as the celebration wound down and the sun came out the mist faded away taking with it most of the ghosts and ghouls who, after all, will only be emerging again on Halloween night.