Events added to the 2021 Halloween celebrations lineup


TAYLOR COUNTY—The witching hour is upon us, and soon, ghosts, goblins, witches and various other creatures of the night will take to the streets of Taylor County communities for their annual Halloween fun.

The Halloween fun ramps up on Saturday, October 30 when communities welcome masked heroes, cuddly critters, creepy characters and the like to collect sweet treats during both Trick-or-Treat and Trunk-or-Treat events.

Head on out to the old Flemington Jail, where guests will be treated to Halloween games and more, during the Town of Flemington’s Thunder on the Tygart Halloween Celebration.  The fun starts at 4:00 p.m., so be sure to head out early!

While in Flemington, pop over to the Flemington Emergency Squad to take part in their annual Trunk-or-Treat, where they will not only be providing candy, but will be serving up other goodies such as hot chocolate and cookies.

The Trunk-or-Treat tradition is set to being at 6:00 p.m., offering children plenty of time to visit before making their way door to door during the town’s Trick-or-Treat.

Children and their families are welcomed to visit their neighbors who have their porch lights on from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for the annual tradition of gathering goodies to curb any sweet craving.

For those in the Thornton area of Taylor County, the Thornton Community Association is holding a drive-thru Trunk-or-Treat event from 5:30-7:00 p.m., offering area youths the option to fill their buckets and bags with candy.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and it’s Auxiliary will be offering a Drive by Trick or Treat at their post home on Saturday, October 30 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The Auxiliary will be out in front of the Post handing out treat bags. Drive by or walk up!

And finally, the City of Grafton will be celebrating the Halloween holiday with Trick-or-Treat of their own. The annual event is slated to take place from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

“Taking part in Trick-or-Treat is, of course, at your own discretion and personal preference,” City Manager Kevin Stead noted. “If you aren’t comfortable with it, you don’t have to pass out candy or allow your kids to participate. Just keep your lights off and stay inside.”

Trick-or-Treaters are asked to not ring a doorbell or knock at a home where no one is outside and outside lights are off. 

“We want everyone to have a good time and get the chance to do these ‘normal’ things. Please remember when you’re out on Halloween night to be respectful of others around you, and of the individuals passing out candy,” voiced Stead.

With so many options for families to enjoy the Halloween holiday, it is sure to be a great kick-off to fall time activities in Taylor County!

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