Halloween is coming up fast and there are plenty of family friendly activities in which residents of the Towne Lake area can participate. Here are some of the most popular events going on this year.
Ghost Tales and Trails – The Shadow
Become a member of Sheriff Billy’s deputies and help him capture the infamous ‘Shadow,’ who has been lurking around town stealing everyone’s gold in the Ol’ Western Town. Participants will follow the tour throughout the brand new Elm Street Cultural Arts property walking around the Granger and Reeves Houses, the Woodland Walk, the old Barn, and the Rain Pond, searching for clues, running into some obstacles, meeting new people, and who knows… maybe capturing The Shadow himself!
Join Sheriff Billy, Clara, Peter, and the whole gang as you take part in the biggest showdown in Woodstock history. Elm Street will also provide free games and activities throughout the evening for all ages.
October 24-26, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. FREE activities and games, $10 Tour (ages 5 and up), departs every 45 minutes (first tour at 6:30 p.m.) held at 111 Elm Street – at the corner of new Market Street and Elm Street, Woodstock, GA. More information – www.elmstreetarts.org
Sixes United Methodist Church at 8385 Bells Ferry Rd. has an amazing collection of pumpkins of all sizes. It has one the largest varieties of sizes of pumpkins and gourds in the area, which they ship in each year from New Mexico to stock this amazing pumpkin patch.
There are free gifts for the kids and acres of pumpkins to choose from for that special Jack O’ Lantern. So hurry over while this pumpkin patch still has lots to choose from. The proceeds go to fund great work involving missions and outreach of the church’s youth and children’s ministries.
Hours are –
Mondays – Fridays 1:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Sundays from 12:30 – 7 p.m.
For more information call 770-345-7644
Cherokee FOCUS will close off traffic on Main Street and bring Zombiefest to Historic Downtown Canton on Oct. 26, from 5-10 p.m. A special meet-and-greet is planned at the historic Canton theatre with local celebrity Chandler Riggs, who plays “Carl” on AMC’s #1 show “The Walking Dead.” Plus don’t miss the Zombie shirts, Zombie drinks, and even Zombie Belly Dancers!
Want more details? Visit the website at www.cherokeezombiefest.com. There is a $5 suggested donation to participate. All proceeds benefit the 501(c)3 non-profit Cherokee FOCUS and their Cherokee Youth Works program, which helps youth ages 16 -21 with education, work readiness, job placement and valuable life skills.
The Woodstock Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring this event at The Park at City Center in Downtown Woodstock at 101 Arnold Mill Rd. on October 31 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be Halloween trick or treat activities for the younger ghouls and goblins, including moonwalks, DJ, Tim the Magician, Adam the Juggler, games, the ever popular stringed apple and pumpkin bowling games, face painting, costume contest, candy give-away, and Euro Bungee ride for a minimal fee. All in the great community setting of The Park at City Center. Euro Bungee ride for a minimal fee. Enjoy dinner at the downtown restaurants before or after the event. The costume contest with trophies and prizes for the funniest, scariest, best costume begins at 6:00 pm in front of the gazebo. Trophies and prizes for the funniest, scariest and best costume will be awarded. For more information go to www.whatsupwoodstock.com
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