The second Halloween Harvest Bash promises to provide visitors with a scary amount of fun.
“We had more than we expected – it was a great event,” Dianne Farrell, bash coordinator, representing Destination Eastern and Nortumberland Shores (DEANS), said in talking about the turnout for the inaugural seasonal celebration.
The bash is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Commercial Building at the Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition Grounds on James Street.
“There have been a lot of people asking if we are going to do it again,” Farrell added.
This year, to help defray costs, there will be an admission charge – $2 per person and $5 per family.
“There will be a lot of fun for all ages,” Farrell agreed.
There will be free cake, along with tea, coffee and hot chocolate, courtesy of Atlantic Superstore and McDonald’s, respectively.
Every youngster will also receive a treat bag.
There will be plenty of fun and games for children, with a costume parade starting at 6:30 p.m. and prizes awarded.
The haunted stalls, courtesy of Special Occasions, will again add a spooky touch to the event.
There will also be plenty to satisfy everyone’s musical appetite with live entertainment.
Visitors will be greeted by a harvest display, which will serve as a backdrop, if families want to have photos taken. Photographer Jolene Chisholm will be taking orders for later delivery.
“We will have some harvest vendors on hand to sell their wares and 4-H will be represented with a display from the St. Andrews club,” Farrell noted.
Michele’s Grill will be on hand, if people want to purchase supper or a quick snack, while Spicy Kitchen will also be selling some special treats.
Representatives of the Antigonish Town and County Crime Prevention Association, including their robot, will be informing visitors about their activities.
In conjunction with the bash, organizers are having a window decorating contest, with a Halloween/harvest theme, for Antigonish town and county businesses.
Participating businesses can register at [email protected]
The business that garners the most votes will, once again, receive a trophy sponsored by 989 XFM.
A lucky customer, who cast a ballot at one of the participating locations for the window decorating contest, will win a gift certificate.
Based on the same Halloween/harvest theme, People’s Place Library is leading a drawing contest for children in Grade Primary to 6.
Winning entrants will also receive their prizes during the bash.
Contest rules are available at the library, which is also the drop-off spot for entries.
The Halloween Harvest Bash is supported by 989 XFM, DEANS, Antigonish Art Fair, Antigonish Town and County Crime Prevention Association and 1015 the Hawk.