Harvest Hey Day offers youngsters a treat

October 21, 1997


Staff Writer

The City of Hagerstown and the Downtown Assessment District are sponsoring a Harvest Hey Day Celebration on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the City Farmer's Market, said Downtown Coordinator Karen Giffin.

To get a jump on the festivities, youngsters can paint pumpkins at the City Farmer's Market this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The pumpkins can be picked up during the Harvest Hey Day Celebration the following weekend.

Trick or treat night for the City of Hagerstown is Thursday, Oct. 30, between 6 and 8 p.m.

Youngsters will have the opportunity to pick up more treats during the Hey Day kickoff on Friday, Oct. 31.

The first 1,000 kids to show up at the Farmer's Market between 5 and 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 will receive free treat bags, Giffin said.


Families can make scarecrows between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 or between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Nov. 1.

Those interested in participating should make reservations to ensure materials are available, Giffin said.

Ghost tours will be offered for groups of 15 people on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $15 for groups of children and senior citizens and $20 for adult groups, Giffin said. Group tours start at 28 S. Potomac St.

Individuals can sign up for Oct. 31 tours of up to 15 people, Giffin said. Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and $1 for children ages 6 to 12. There is no charge for children younger than 6. These tours, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., start at the City Farmer's Market.

The tours of haunted areas downtown last about 45 minutes and start every 15 minutes.

Other activities during Halloween weekend include carriage rides, fire safety programs, costume contests, apple bobbing, apple butter making, an apple dumpling bake off, story readings, puppet shows and science displays.

* To make ghost tour reservations, scarecrow reservations or for more information, call Karen Giffin at 301-739-8577, extension 116.

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