The late night downtown Halloween festivities tend to draw the most attention but there’s a lot of other good old fashioned Halloweening that goes on around Kent.
Last weekend Kent Parks and Recreation held their Haunted Hayrides (a big hit with the under 10 crowd) and this Friday, October 28, Main Street Kent is hosting their Family Friendly Halloween activities from 5pm to 8pm in downtown Kent.
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But wait, there’s more — and in very Halloween fashion its found in unexpected places.
It turns out that Kent State University will open the doors to the Recreation Facility for a Haunted wRECk event for children ages 12 and under on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. — read the details in their press release below.
Halloween Comes Early to Kent State University
Kent, OH – The Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) and Ice Arena at Kent State University will be celebrating Halloween with their annual event, Haunted wRECk, on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Haunted wRECk is a free trick-or-treat costume party designed for children 12 and under and includes nine themed areas to explore and collect candy!
The festive night starts with Halloween crafts and a scary photo booth. Participants may park at the SRWC for free from 5 – 9 p.m. Ghoul guides will then escort guests through a spooky tour of each area. Visitors can hitch a ride on the Spooky Express to the Ice Arena to hear the rest of the story and for the “Greeks, Ghouls and Goblins Pit Stop.” The pit stop is part of a combined effort with Kent State’s fraternities and sororities to provide a safe environment for children to trick-to-treat. Each Greek chapter will decorate a car in the parking lot and participants will collect candy when visiting each one. After the final decorated area at the Ice Arena, visitors are welcome to stay for a free food and ice-skating.
On the ride back to the SRWC, participants are invited to judge a staff decorating competition by voting for their favorite themed area. While there is no fee for this event, nonperishable food items would be greatly appreciated. All donations will be given to the United Way.
For more information about the event, please visit our website at www.kent.edu/recservices/hauntedwreck.
And last but not least, the City of Kent officially hosts traditional trick or treating in City neighborhoods on Sunday, October 30th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Houses with their lights on have goodies for every little ghost and goblin.
Sugar will be in abundance for the next 4 days in Kent.
Have fun and stay safe.