The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Halloween Festival on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St.
The Halloween Festival, now in its 23rd year, will feature a free Trick-or-Treat Village, along with carnival-style games, food, and a hayride.
Attendees are encouraged to participate in the free costume contest, sponsored by Suddenlink. Costume contest categories and times are as follows: Newborn-2 years at 5:45 p.m.; 3-5 years at 6:15 p.m.; 6-8 years at 6:45 p.m.; and 9-10 years at 7:15 p.m.
Carnival games are 25 cents per ticket, and one or more tickets are required for each game, activity or concession. The hayride through San Gabriel Park will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Hayride tickets are $2 for children ages 1-4 and $3 for age 5 and older. Only cash will be accepted, and quarters and small bills are appreciated.
For the first time this year, music and entertainment will be provided by The Georgetown Project and the Assets After-school Alliance, as part of the national Lights On After-school event, which calls attention to the importance of after-school programs for America’s children, families and communities.