Halloween festivities started nearly a week early this year in Grand Forks, when events kicked off on Saturday.
Families looking to get in a full day of pumpkins and poltergeists attended Jerseyland’s first annual Pumpkin Fest, which featured food, vendors, entertainment and a petting zoo.
The party moved downtown, where the Gem Theatre hosted a matinée Halloween movie before the Monster Bash got going in the street. After the sun went down, it was time to for the ghosts to come out to the Freaker’s Ball, held at the Masonic Lodge.
Halloween fun continues Thursday, trick-or-treating gets going in the evening, when the River Valley Community Church will welcome families into their Marvel-themed superhero city, complete with a Hulk smash zone during their 7th annual Halloween open house, which will run from 6 to 8 p.m.
The fireworks and Rotary Club bonfire, complete with free kettle corn for kids and hot chocolate by-donate will light up Angus MacDonald Park, with fireworks kicking off at 8 p.m.
On Friday, local band the Tokanees will be hosting a Halloween Party and Escape Room fundraiser at 6100 Spencer Road, complete with a costume contest and a Halloween food contest too. Meanwhile, a haunted maze is set up to go on Starchuk Road.
Beware of trick-or-treaters
Drivers are reminded to be mindful of trick-or-treaters who will be pounding the pavement on Thursday evening.
Students from Hutton Elementary will also be trick-or-treating for cans and non-perishables for the food bank and are hoping that homes will have a can or two by the door as well.