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Town to celebrate Halloween with week-long Boo Fest

By Staff | Oct 3, 2014

The historic town of Shepherdstown will celebrate Halloween this year with a second annual, week-long “Boo Fest.”

The Boo Fest will begin with a “Vampire Ball” at the Community Club the evening of Friday, Oct. 24, and conclude with trick-or-treating throughout the downtown on Halloween night.

In between, there will be a wide variety of activities that everybody can enjoy, with a special emphasis on activities for children and families.

Most activities will be free and everyone will be welcome.

The Oct, 25-26 weekend, in particular, will include many things to see and do, including the following:

A Halloween Costume Parade for children and adults.

Ghost Tours for all ages and a “Haunted Hallway” for young children.

Children’s arts, crafts and games and free Halloween movies for children.

Zombie Make-up Clinics and a “Get your Zombie ON!” Street Dance.

Street musicians, cider and candied apples.

A “Hopping Halloween Music Bash.”

Halloween-themed menus and a “Creepy Cocktail Crawl” for adults at local restaurants.

During the weeknights of Oct. 27-30, there will be performances and readings of classic horror stories at local restaurants and stores and showings of classic horror movies at the Opera House.

On Halloween night, in addition to trick-or-treating, there will also be a special, family-oriented “Spooktacular” Halloween Concert, sponsored by the Shepherd University Music Department, at 7 p.m.

Watch the Shepherdstown Visitors Center website at www.shepherdstown.info for a full schedule of activities. For more information, contact the Center’s Director, Jan Hafer, at 304-876-2786 or svc@shepherdstown.info.

The Boo Fest is being sponsored by the Shepherdstown Visitors Center, the Shepherdstown Business Association, the Station at Shepherdstown, and the Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau.