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Annual Halloween Spooktacular

Get ready for a ghoulish good time when Smith Park transforms into Halloween Headquarters during the City’s annual Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, October 28. The Halloween fun will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Included in this haunted evening will be amusements, food, carnival-type games, pony rides, petting zoo, Mad Science Hands on Crafts activities, and a new Haunted Walk where ghosts and ghouls will welcome all who dare to enter. As always, admission to the event is free with a small fee for games, amusements, and food. This year, a Canned Food Drive will be held at the event, attendees can bring in a donation of canned goods and will receive a mystery prize.

Throughout the evening, children will be screaming with delight as they scramble through the Trick-or-Treat Village collecting devilish delights along the way. Halloween bags will be provided for children to collect their Halloween treats (while supplies last). 

A special spooky movie, Hotel Transylvania 2 will be shown outside on a giant screen.  Bring blankets and enjoy the movie!!!

The Halloween costume contest gets underway at 5:00 p.m. with contestants vying for the title of “Cutest,” “Scariest” and “Most Creative” in the seven age categories listed below. Winners will receive a medal.

The Halloween Spooktacular promptly vanishes at 8:00 p.m. For more information about the event, call 562.801.4430.


Costume Contest Times

5:00 p.m. - 2 yrs & Under

5:30 p.m. - 3 - 5 yrs

6:00 p.m. - 6 - 8 yrs

6:30 p.m. - 9 - 11 yrs

7:00 p.m. - 12 - 14 yrs

7:30 p.m. - 15 - 17 yrs

7:45 p.m. - Adult & Family/Group