Halloween is coming up and the city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation wants to make your night is spook-tacular.
The annual Halloween Festival is 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Idaho Road. Entry into this event is free to the community, according to the city’s website.
“We are bringing back our popular Trunk or Treat, sponsored by Lost Dutchman Realty. Join local businesses as we close down the road, they line up their vehicles and pass out handfuls of candy to all the dressed up Ghouls and Goblins,” it states at the website.
For those people or businesses that are unable to attend the event or would like to help support the event, the city of Apache Junction will be accepting candy donations at several locations across the city. Candy can be dropped at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road; Lost Dutchman Realty, 185 N. Apache Trail No. 1; the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, 567 W. Apache Trail; and the local VFW posts. All candy must be sealed at the time of drop-off, the website states.
Tickets will be sold for games and activities. Tickets may be purchased the night of the event for 25 cents each or the Thursday and Friday prior to event at the multi-generational center. All proceeds of the ticket sales go back to the community and the non-profit groups that host booths at the event.
The annual costume contest will begin at 6 p.m. sharp and will be divided by ages. All ages are welcome to enter. Remember to use your imagination and be creative.
Bring a pre-carved pumpkin out to the park and enter the pumpkin-carving contest. Entries will be judged by kids and adults. All pumpkins must be submitted to the judging table by 6 p.m. to be eligible to win. Winners will be announced after the conclusion of the costume contest.
Enter your dog in the howl-o-ween canine costume contest. All canines must be on a leash and have a completed entry form. This contest will begin at 7 p.m. Categories include: cutest, funniest, most original and best group (dog and owner).
Businesses interested in registering a vehicle in the Trunk or Treat to represent a business should email email@example.com to RSVP your spot in the fun. Must RSVP by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. Space is limited, so act quickly to reserve your spot. There will be no on-site registration taken on the day of the event.
Go to apachejunctionaz.gov/962/Halloween-Festival.