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Celebrate Halloween with 3rd annual ‘Boofest’

By Staff | Oct 9, 2015

The historic town of Shepherdstown will celebrate Halloween this year with its third annual “BooFest.”

The BooFest will begin the evening of Oct. 23, and conclude with trick-or-treating and other events Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31. It will include 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.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24, in particular, will include many things to see and do, including a Friday evening “Halloween Hogs” motorcycle gathering; a costume parade and children’s arts, crafts and games during the day Saturday; and a Saturday evening Thriller dance and street party, as well as a “Vampire’s Ball.”

There will also be horror films and readings of classic horror stories several evenings during the week before Halloween.

On Halloween night, in addition to trick-or-treating, there will also be a “Haunted Hallway” for young children and a Halloween concert for adults featuring the Holy Ghost Tent Revival. The concert will include a costume competition.

Go to the Shepherdstown Visitors Center website at www.shepherdstown.info for a full schedule of activities. For more information, contact Jan Hafer or Marianne Davis at 304-876-2786 or svc@shepherdstown.info.

The BooFest is being sponsored by the Shepherdstown Visitors Center, the Station at Shepherdstown, and the Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau.