(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