Shepherdstown BooFest to return for third year

(THE PICKET)— Shepherdstown’s annual Boo Fest started taking place this year on Oct. 23, and it won’t end until Oct. 31.

For the Halloween festival’s third year, there will be plenty of events for all ages to attend.

Jan Hafer, co-director of the Shepherdstown Visitor’s Center, said, “People really love Halloween around here, so for the community to have something like this is great.”

Some of the events include carriage rides, mystery tours and costume parades. Trick-or-Treat, which takes place on Oct. 31, will involve several of the town shops handing out candy.

“It’s gotten so big that last year the police shut down German Street for just the trick-or-treat portion of the event,” Hafer said.

According to Hafer, Shepherd University students are urged to partake in the events.

“This event is for all ages, from toddlers and way beyond. The whole town really gets into it, and it’s something to enjoy,” Hafer said.

The following is the schedule for this event. All events are free except for those indicated where an entry fee/ticket is required.

12:00-7:00pm     Welcome Center, Registration for Tours

11:00-5:00pm      Entler Hotel & Museum

12:00-2:30pm     Children’s Arts, Crafts and Games

12:00-2:00pm     Haunted Hallway for Children – Shepherdstown Community Club

1:00-5:00pm        History Walks

1:00-4:00pm       Little House Open

Wednesday, Oct 28

4:00-4:45pm       Anne’s After School Story Time – Shepherdstown Library

6:00 & 8:00pm    Scary Double Feature – “The Blair Witch Project” & “Motel Hell”- Shepherdstown Opera House

7:00pm                  Shep-or-Treat – Shepherdstown University

10:00-midnight   Rocky Horror Picture Show ($5 if you need supplies) – Shepherdstown Opera House

Thursday, Oct 29

6:30-8:30pm       Poe & Prix Fixe ($40) – Bistro 112

8:00pm                Christian Lopez Halloween Show with Grace & Tony ($15)- Shepherdstown Opera House

Friday, Oct 30

6:30-8:30pm       Two Rivers Treads Halloween Bash – Two Rivers Treads

Saturday, Oct. 31

11:00am                Halloween Story Time for Children – Shepherdstown Library

6:00pm                 Trick-or-Treat – Downtown Shepherdstown

6:00pm                 Haunted Hallway for Young Children – Shepherdstown Community Club

8:00 pm                Halloween with the Holy Ghost Tent Revival – Shepherdstown Opera House

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