INDIAN TRAIL – Indian Trail Parks & Recreation encourages families to put on their favorite costumes, grab some candy bags and head to its annual Halloween Spooktacular this month.
The main attraction is the Trunk-or-Treat line, where kids receive candy from local businesses and organizations. Nick Brauninger, special events coordinator, said business and organizations, including event sponsor Pleasant Plains Dental, help make the Halloween Spooktacular such a special evening for families.
“The Halloween Spooktacular provides a safe environment for kids to trick-or-treat and enjoy the fun of Halloween,” Brauninger said. “It’s one of our favorite events of the year because of all the kids and families who go all out to join in on the fun and engage with us and their community. We love seeing all the creative costumes that come through the event.”
The Halloween Spooktacular spans from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at Chestnut Square Park. Kids should be accompanied by a guardian during the event. Leave pets at home.
Families can enjoy additional festivities around the park, including games, a pumpkin bounce house, face painting, balloon animals and free pumpkins. A bubble performer, stilt walker, sword juggler and magic pirate will provide entertainment throughout the event.
Food, including hot dogs, pizza and drinks, will be available to buy. Cash is preferred, but cards will also be accepted. Proceeds will go toward buying gifts for the Holiday Heroes Toy Drive.
Parking will be available at Chestnut Square Park and the Indian Trail Town Hall on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional parking will be available along Chestnut Parkway, at Fisher Textiles and on Blythe Drive, which connects to the park by way of the Affinity Trail.