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October 26, 2021

Local Halloween happenings in South Grey County

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Looking for some local thrills and chills this weekend? Here is our list of Halloween happenings to keep you occupied and entertained.

Top O' The Rock food and grocery store in Eugenia will hold their 12th Annual Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza for kids ages 5-12. The store will be decorated with the entries and three lucky winners will be randomly chosen to receive $30 each. Deadline to enter is October 27. Pumpkins will be on display until October 30, after which time they may be taken home to adorn the entrants' homes on Halloween night. A limited number of pumpkins are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Enter the Dundalk Halloween Fest pumpkin carving contest open to Dundalk and area residents. You can arrange to pick up a free pumpkin donated by the Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Library or enter your own carved pumpkin for a chance to win. Take a picture of your creation with a sign that says #dundalkhalloweenfest in your photo and email it together with your name, name of the contest, phone number and email address to Deadline is October 30. Entered pumpkin photos will be put on the Dundalk Halloween Fest Facebook page and will be judged by the Youth Action Committee.

On Friday, October 29, the 1st Annual Ghosts and Goblins Walk will hit the streets of Flesherton and Eugenia. Everyone is invited to join in the fun by donating to the many scary creatures wandering through each village collecting donations for The Hanley Institute, a non-profit community service provider for youth in Grey County.

On Saturday, October 30 from noon until 3 pm, kids will enjoy Shelburne BIA's Annual Treats in the Streets event. Beginning at Jack Downing Park, Main St East, little monsters and costumed participants can trick or treat at businesses along Main Street and Owen Sound Street.

Also on Saturday, local businesses and groups will create a drive-thru Halloween party for residents of West Grey between 2-4 pm at the Durham Arena. Bring your trick-or-treater dressed up in their costume and drive-thru the trick-or-treat trail as businesses and groups hand out candy, tricks, and treats. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Carol's Animal Sanctuary and Rescue near Hanover will have a Pumpkin Visit Day on the following Saturday, November 5. This a your chance for you to come and meet the animals, as well as drop off your uncarved/unpainted pumpkins as a treat for the animals after Halloween.


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