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Vicksburg celebrates the season with numerous Halloween events

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As the days inch closer to the end of October, folks are preparing to celebrate Halloween, whether through costume parties, trick-or-treating or peering beyond the veil. Costume stores are picked clean, bags of candy line the shelves of grocery stores and haunted houses become more popular.

This year, Vicksburg residents are jumping full force into the spirit of Halloween with several events taking place all over town, including trick-or-treating in the city on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Listed below are some of the Halloween events being offered throughout the city in the coming weeks.

 Candle Light Tours

Hosted by: the McRaven Tour Home
When: Oct. 25 to Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: McRaven Tour Home, 1445 Harrison St.
Contact: The McRaven Tour Home at 601-501-1336.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling the McRaven Tour Home or online at mcraventourhome.com.

A Haunted Halloween Ghost Hunt at the SCHF with the Mississippi Paranormal Society

Hosted by: Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
When: Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
Where: Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, 1302 Adams St.
Contact: Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation at 601-631-2997.

Registration fees are $60 per person and can be purchased by calling the SCHF.

5th Annual Spooky Sprint 5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Fun Run and Carnival

Hosted by: Vicksburg Catholic School
When: Oct. 26 at 8 a.m.
Where: Vicksburg Catholic School, 1900 Grove St.
Contact: Vicksburg Catholic School at 601-630-9762

Registration is $35 for 5k participants and $25 for 1-Mile walkers. All must register by Oct. 23 on the website. Use codes SPOOKY5K and/or SPOOKY1MILE to save on online registration.

Family Fall Festival

Hosted by: Chick-Fil-A
When: Oct. 26 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Chick-Fil-A, 3403 Halls Ferry Road
Contact: Chick-Fil-A at 601-661-0001.

Admission is $5 and grants access to the different activities taking place including trunk-or-treat and vendors.

Fall Festival

Hosted by: Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi
When: Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi, 255 Fisher Ferry Rd.
Contact: Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi at 601-429-6320.

Tickets are $10 at the gate, children 5 and under get in free. Everyone is welcome  to enjoy a pie eating contest, glow-in-the-dark kickball, a costume contest, face painting and more. For more information visit the website

Carnival of Screams

Hosted by: Warren Central’s Big Blue Bland
When: Oct. 26-31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly and Oct. 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Chicken and Children).
Where: The Vicksburg Mall, 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd.
Contact: Warren Central’s Big Blue Band through FaceBook.

Tickets are $5 during Chicken and Children’s day, $10 every night and can be purchased the night of the carnival.

Happy Halloween Recital

Hosted by: Vicksburg Music Teachers Association
When: Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road
Contact: Vicksburg Music Teachers Association on Facebook.

Kids in the Kitchen – Halloween Edition

Hosted by: Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
When: Oct. 27 at 4 p.m., Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, 1302 Adams St.
Contact: Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation at 601-631-2997.

Children will be able to decorate and eat Halloween treats with  Margie Heltzel. Registration is $35 per child and can be purchased by contacting the SCHF.

Trunk or Treat 2019 at the Vicksburg Mall

Hosted by: The Vicksburg Mall
When: Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: The Vicksburg Mall, 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd.
Contact: The Vicksburg Mall at 601-634-0823

Gibson Memorial Trunk or Treat

Hosted by: Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church
When: Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road
Contact: Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church at 601-636-2605.

Hallelujah Night

Hosted by: Mount Carmel Ministries of Vicksburg
When: Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mount Carmel Ministries of Vicksburg, 2015 Grove St.
Contact: Mount Carmel Ministries of Vicksburg at 601-638-9015.

This is a fun and safe alternative to Halloween holiday for those that don’t celebrate it. The event is free, and there will be candy giveaways, a cake walk and a biblical costume contest.

Halloween Costume Party

Hosted by: Ameristar Casino Hotel in Vicksburg
When: Oct. 31 at 8 p.m.
Where: Bottleneck Blues Bar at Ameristar, 4116 Washington St.
Contact: Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg at 601-638-1000

Registration for a costume contest is $10 and all contestants must be in the Bottleneck Blues Bar by 9 p.m.

Do you know of any other Halloween events taking place in Vicksburg? Contact us by sending a message from our Facebook page and we will gladly add it to the list.

 

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